UK & Ireland reviews


Mary Poppins Returns Disney

'Mary Poppins Returns': Review

Naughty, no-nonsense, and very very nice, Emily Blunt steps into Julie Andrews’ sensible shoes

Fantastic Beasts- The Crimes of Grindelwald Warner Bros

​'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Review

J. K. Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World’ franchise finds its feet - and flies

Bohemian Rhapsody

'Bohemian Rhapsody': Review

Rami Malek is a standout in this compulsively watchable Queen band biopic

Stan & Ollie

'Stan & Ollie': London Review

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as one of comedy’s greatest-ever double-acts

Bros After The Screaming Stops

'After The Screaming Stops': London Review

This film about the reunion of the band Bros is much more than a routine rock doc

Only you

'Only You': London Review

Can a romance between Josh O’Connor and Laia Costa survive gruelling rounds of IVF?

The Fight

'The Fight': London Review

UK comedy stalwart Jessica Hynes goes behind the camera for a drama about self-esteem

They Shall Not Grow Old WingNut Films IWM

'They Shall Not Grow Old': London Review

Peter Jackson has remembered them

Irene's Ghost

'Irene's Ghost': London Review

A son tries to trace the story of his late mother in this poignant documentary


'Vs.': London Review

Ed Lily sets his directorial debut in Southend’s battle rap scene, drawing strong performances from his young cast

Sometimes Always Never

'Sometimes Always Never': London Review

Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter and Sam Riley star in Carl Hunter’s debut feature

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'Happy New Year, Colin Burstead': Review

Ben Wheatley goes back to his roots for this family reunion set in a country house over New Year’s Eve

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'Been So Long': London Review

Michaela Coel and Arinze Kene star in this London-set musical, set for release on Netflix after a festival bow

Trautmann Zurich Film Festival

'Trautmann': Zurich Review

The extraordinary life of goalkeeper ‘Bert’ Trautmann is recreated in this UK/German co-production

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'A Private War': Toronto Review

The life and death of Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin.


'The Wedding Guest': Toronto

Michael Winterbottom tours India and Pakistan with Dev Patel and Radhika Apte

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'Tell It To The Bees': Toronto Review

A forbidden romance in 1950s rural Scotland

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'Wild Rose': Toronto Review

Jessie Buckley impresses in Tom Harper’s Glasgow-set music-based drama

Out Of Blue

'Out Of Blue': Toronto Review

Patricia Clarkson stars in Carol Morley’s loose adaptation of the Martin Amis novel ‘Night Train’


'Farming': Toronto Review

An arresting debut from actor-turned-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje