Richard Mowe

Richard is an arts, film and features journalist, attends festivals around the world including Berlin, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Deauville, Locarno, London, Venice and Taormina. His passion for cinema ran away with him when he helped to create two Film Festivals, now 20 years old, and devoted to French-Francophone cinema and Italian cinema at different locations around the UK in November and April respectively.

He is a director of boutique UK film distributors CinéFile and ran the Lumière cinema in Edinburgh over a number of years. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, FIPRESCI the international federation of film critics, the Critics’ Circle, and the Guild of Regional Film Journalists.

We have 178 reviews by Richard Mowe in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Let There Be Light
A Slovakian man, who works in Germany, returns home for Christmas to discover some brutal truths about his eldest son.
After The Wedding
When a woman seeking funds for an Indian orphanage heads to NYC to meet a wealthy benefactor, the past collides with the present.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
The Best Years Of A Life
A sequel, set decades later, to Un Homme Et Une Femme.
On A Magical Night
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognise any more.
Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.
Young Ahmed
A teenager becomes radicalised.
Port Authority
A love story about a Midwesterner and a trans woman, set in New York's Kiki ballroom scene.


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Obituary for Jean-Pierre Mocky - France's restless free spirit
08 Aug 2019
Director and actor dies, aged 90
Interview with Casey Affleck about Light Of My Life,, parenthood, winning an Oscar and meeting Rosa Parks
01 Jul 2019
Second outing for actor as director in Karlovy Vary
Interview with Julianne Moore about her career
29 Jun 2019
Karlovy Vary star guest reveals the secrets of life-work balance
Zeffirelli obituary
15 Jun 2019
Cultural icon dies at 96

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First images of The House That Jack Built
27 Apr 2018
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