UK & Ireland reviews


Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)

'Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)': Galway Review

Debut comedy from Tom Edmunds features Tom Wilkinson and Christopher Eccleston

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'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again': Review

Will it be money, money, money the second time around?

The Dig

'The Dig': Galway Review

The Galway Film Fleadh’s best film is a tight, dark western by the Tohill Brothers

Metal Heart

'Metal Heart': Galway Review

A teen crowdpleaser from former actor Hugh O’Conor


'Cellar Door': Galway Review

A woman struggles to decipher her past in Viko Nikci’s intense film


'Don't Leave Home': Galway Review

Michael Tully creeps around the Irish countryside for a gothic tale of disappeared children

The Devil's Doorway

'The Devil's Doorway': Galway Review

An Irish found-footage genre film unearths scary surprises in a Magdalene Laundry

Belly Of The Whale

'The Belly Of The Whale': Galway Review

The 30th anniversary of Galway’s Film Fleadh opens with a debut set in a small Donegal town


'Possum': Galway Review

Matthew Holness makes his deput with a creepy puppet tale

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'Swimming With Men': Edinburgh Review

Synchronised swimming comedy closes the 2018 Edinburgh Film Festival

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'Patrick': Review

A dog’s dinner from the makers of ’Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

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'Dublin Oldschool': Review

The film adaptation of Emmet Kirwan’s screenplay sees two estranged brothers reunite over the course of a drug-fuelled weekend

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'Steel Country': Edinburgh Review

Andrew Scott stars in this US-set crime thriller

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'Calibre': Edinburgh Review

Strong debut from Matt Palmer starring Jack Lowden and Martin McGann competes at Edinburgh before moving to Netflix.


'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