UK & Ireland reviews


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‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’: London Review

She has been a long time coming, but Fanny Lye certainly does deliver

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‘County Lines’: London Review

The causes and effects of the most recent UK crime blight are laid bare in Henry Blake’s debut


‘Savage’: London Review

Toxic masculinity and its lethal consequences in a New Zealand street gang

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‘Coup 53’: London Review

’A sharp-eyed history lesson that unfolds with the pace and fascination of thriller’

Pink Wall

‘Pink Wall’: London Review

Tom Cullen steps up to write and direct a love story told in annual chapters

Walking With Shadows

‘Walking With Shadows’: London Review

A wife discovers her husband is gay in this exploration of queer Nigeria


‘Perfect 10’: London Review

Scotland’s Eva Riley makes a notable debut

Our Ladies

‘Our Ladies’: London Review

Buckle up for Michael Caton-Jones’ raucous adaptation of ’The Sopranos’


‘Make Up’: London Review

Claire Oakley’s arresting debut premieres in the LFF’s Sutherland competition.

White Riot

‘White Riot’: London Review

Rubika Shah’s docmentary tells how, in the 1970s, Rock Against Racism confronted British fascists head-on

Rose Plays Julie

‘Rose Plays Julie’: London Review

A striking work from the Desperate Optimists film-making team

The Accidental Rebel

‘The Accidental Rebel’: Busan Review

A Syrian man finds himself drawn into conflict while searching for his missing brother

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‘How To Build A Girl’: Toronto Review

Beanie Feldstein stars in the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s book.

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‘Downton Abbey’: Review

In which Maggie Smith crisply doles out extravagantly spiteful one-liners while wearing a hat the size of the Home Counties


‘Dirt Music’: Toronto Review

Kelly Macdonald puts in a magnetic performance as an unhappy woman searching for a spark


‘Saint Maud’: Toronto Review

A live-in nurse believes she is on a divine mission from God in this powerfully individual debut from Rose Glass

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‘The Aeronauts’: Review

No hot air here, just craft and chemistry


‘Greed’: Toronto Review

Michael Winterbottom takes aim and fires at Britain’s ‘king of the high street’