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

Latest Film Reviews

Let The Sunshine In
Isabelle, single mum, divorced artist with one child, is looking for love. True love at last.
A young peasant makes a difficult journey in the hope of creating a better life for his loved ones.
Breaking News
A TV reporter is tasked with painting memorial portrait for a coworker who died in a tragic accident that he survived. His colleague’s daughter becomes his guide.
The Cakemaker
After the death of his lover, Thomas heads to Israel – the birthplace of the man he adored. He becomes a pastry chef for the widow of the deceased. Yet she hardly suspects that the unnamed sorrow that connects her to the stranger is for the same man.
A Ghost Story
This is the story of a ghost and the house he haunts.
Good Time
Crime caper sees a bank robber try to evade capture.
The Beguiled
Civil War drama about an injured Yankee soldier who seeks refuge in girls' boarding school.
Filmmaking and real life start to blur for a director making a biopic about female singer Barbara.
120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
A teenage boy tries to integrate a surgeon into his broken family but his motives become increasingly sinister.


120 Beats Per Minute award-winner Nahuel Biscayart on sexuality, activism and the pink condom
30 Mar 2018
Award-winner Biscayart on sexuality, activism and the pink condom
Jeanne Balibar on Barbara
21 Mar 2018
César best actress Balibar on becoming a musical legend in Barbara
Interview with Xavier Legrand about Custody (Jusqu’à La Garde)
27 Feb 2018
Debut director tackles a family at war
Robin Campillo on AIDS drama 120 BPM, writing from the heart and collaboration
15 Feb 2018
Director on AIDS drama 120 BPM, writing from the heart and collaboration
Interview with Nathalie Baye about The Guardians and her career
14 Feb 2018
The Guardians star on Beauvois, Hallyday, and working with her daughter

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12 Apr 2018
Question mark hangs over Von Trier as line-up announced

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