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Sasha Knight and Steve Zahn

Anna Kerrigan makes some admirable choices in her treatment of a child going through gender transition – a hot topic if ever there was one. It is Sall(...)

Two Ways Home compares favourably with the recent, ill-starred Hillbilly Elegy

I’ll give Ron Vignone one thing (and a few others). You would, from its opening shot, not take Two Ways Home for a campaigning film. We are unashamedl(...)

Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan in Wild Mountain Thyme

The director of Wild Mountain Thyme has defended the accents in it, saying that a normal Irish accent would be too difficult for an international audi(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in Rialto

There is a late scene in Peter Mackie Burns’s searing Dublin drama that sensitive viewers will find impossible to shake from the brain. Involving a co(...)

Students take to the streets in London, calling for the resignation of the education secretary over the government’s handling of exam results. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Hello and welcome to the first Student Hub email digest of the new academic year. We hope you had a safe and enjoyable summer and are looking forward (...)

Austin Abrams and Lili Reinhart in Chemical Hearts

The latest premiere from Amazon Prime concerns a sensitive young man’s interactions with an equally sensitive – if somewhat less inhibited – young col(...)

It seems like centuries ago that Marco Bellocchio’s Mafia drama made its modestly buzzy premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The movie has becom(...)

Lola Petticrew and Fionn O’Shea

One could teach a class on romantic-comedy structure using David Freyne’s agreeable second feature as sole template. The couple “meet cute”. At first (...)

If for nothing else, Noah Hawley’s fascinating – and stratospherically flawed – drama will be remembered for its experiments in the art of ratio. We’v(...)

Mila Al Zahrani’s performance and the urgency of The Perfect Candidate’s issues elevate it from the ordinary.

After the decent Mary Shelley, Haifaa al-Mansour returns to her native Saudi Arabia for another study of the absurd pressures put upon women in that k(...)

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