UK & Ireland reviews



'Obey': Tribeca Review

British director Jamie Jones competes at Tribeca with a story set during London’s 2011 riots

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'Postcards From London': BFI Flare Review

BFI’s Flare Festival concludes with a trip through Soho in the company of rising star Harris Dickinson


'A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot': Review

Sinead O’Shea’s debut documentary explains how and why it happened

You, Me and Him

'You, Me And Him': Glasgow Review

David Tennant, Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay star in a broadly-sketched comedy about a lesbian couple’s pregnancies


'Mary Magdalene': Review

Rooney Mara plays a rehabilitated Mary Magdalene opposite Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus.

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'7 Days In Entebbe': Berlin Review

Working Title’s version of the 1976 Air France hijacking stars Danuel Brühl and Rosamund Pike

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'The Real Estate': Berlin Review

A bracingly grotesque character comedy from Sweden plays out in Berlin’s Competition


'Profile': Berlin Review

Online thriller crackles with tension, despite some credibility issues

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'The Bookshop': Berlin Review

Goya-winner from Spain’s Isabel Coixet stars Bill Nighy and Emily Mortimer

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'Matangi/Maya/M.I.A': Review

Lively doc about the Tamil/London rapper premiered in Sundance before moving to Berlin

The Mercy

'The Mercy': Review

Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz star in the second of two concurrent features about the sailor Donald Crowhurst


'Ophelia': Sundance Review

Daisy Ridley and George McKay replay Hamlet as a feminist manifesto for director Claire McCarthy


'Colette': Sundance Review

Keira Knightly stars as the unheralded Parisian author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

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'Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist': Sundance Review

Efficient documentary about Dame Vivienne, the queen of punk

Early Man

'Early Man': Review

Aardman’s Nick Park moves back into the director’s chair for the first time since 2005’s ’Were-Rabbit’

The commuter

'The Commuter': Review

It’s a case of ’same situation, new location’ for Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra