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Drama

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LFF 2021: The Harder They Fall Review

Idris Elba, Regina King and Lakeith Stanfield star in Jeymes Samuel’s swaggering debut opened the 2021 London Film Festival.

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  • 13th October 2021
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EIFF 2021: The Justice of Bunny King Review

Essie Davis shines as a desperate mother in Gaysorn Thavat’s touching drama.

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  • 21st August 2021
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EIFF 2020: Clemency Review

With a career best turn from Alfre Woodard, Chinonye Chukwu’s devastating death-row drama is a nuanced and affecting look at difficult subject matter.

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  • 13th July 2020
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The King of Staten Island Review

Judd Apatow directs the semi-autobiographical tale of Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson in this touching, melancholy dramedy.

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  • 11th June 2020
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The High Note Review

Dakota Johnson stars as aspiring record producer and PA to Tracee Ellis Ross’s legendary R&B star in Late Night director Nisha Ganatra’s easy-going music industry crowd-pleaser.

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  • 5th June 2020
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GFF 2020: Deerskin Review

French auteur Quentin Dupieux returns with another oddball curio, which sees Jean Dujardin’s middle-aged sad sack becoming obsessed with a deerskin jacket.

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  • 19th March 2020
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GFF 2020: Calm With Horses Review

Cosmo Jarvis delivers a standout leading performance in Nick Rowland’s muscular debut feature, Irish crime thriller Calm With Horses.

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  • 12th March 2020
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Richard Jewell Review

Clint Eastwood tackles the story of Richard Jewell, a security guard thrust into public consciousness after the Centennial Park bombing in 1996, featuring a breakout lead role for Paul Walter Hauser.

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  • 27th January 2020
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1917 Review

Sam Mendes’s one-shot, first world war Oscar favourite is a technical achievement in search of a compelling story.

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  • 21st January 2020
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The Irishman Review

Martin Scorsese’s sprawling, masterful crime epic is a wintry, melancholy examination of loyalty, corruption, family and regret.

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  • 6th November 2019
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