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 160 reviews by Richard Mowe in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

A teenager in a Senegalese village will do anything to meet his hero.
The Fireflies Are Gone
The sleepy town where Léo lives doesn’t offer her much chance of self-fulfilment. Extricating herself from her mother’s influence and her constricting environment isn’t easy for the frustrated young woman, yet happiness might be close at hand.
Sink Or Swim
A comedy drama about a male synchronised swimming team.
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
A cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote.
Under The Silver Lake
A man becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl.
The House That Jack Built
A serial killer's life story is told through the murders that defined him.
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.


Interview with Omar Sy about Yao and life in Hollywood
28 Jan 2019
Intouchables star on return to his African roots and working in Hollywood
Interview with Richard Linklater
02 Jul 2018
Director talks roots, inspiration, Cate Blanchett, and Hollywood
Interview with Tim Robbins in Karlovy Vary
30 Jun 2018
Oscar winner on music, #MeToo, controversy, and dreams
Interview with Tim Robbins about Donald Trump and Milos Forman
29 Jun 2018
Shawshank star laments return to bullying, intolerance and oppression
Ismael's Ghosts star Marion Cotillard on freedom, family and #MeToo
31 May 2018
Piaf actress on Ismael's Ghosts, freedom, family and #MeToo

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First images of The House That Jack Built
27 Apr 2018
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