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Alistair is a 23 year old former journalism student from the sun-soaked city of Leeds, England, who has recently moved down to Cambridge. After spending two decades as "King of the North", it was time for a change and a move down south to work at a local newspaper followed. He has been writing about film since the start of 2014. If you like his writing, his work can also be found on Gay Essential, CutPrintFilm, Cinemole (his Wordpress blog) and over on his Letterboxd and YouTube pages. Because of his work for Film Inquiry, he is also a recognised member of GALECA, the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics' Association.

WHERE IS KYRA: Michelle Pfeiffer's First Lead Role in Nine Years Doesn't Disappoint

With an outstanding return performance from Michelle Pfeiffer, Where is Kyra? may have been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years, but the

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A Gentle Creature is a divisive film, too exaggerated to be a realistic condemnation of the corrupt bureaucracy it seeks to lampoon.

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CUSTODY: A Social realist take on the home invasion thriller

Custody is an impressive debut feature from Xavier Legrand, that manages to avoid exploitation even as it generates untold amounts of tension from a

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THE THIRD MURDER: A Complex puzzle of a legal thriller

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's latest film The Third Murder is a complex, rewarding legal thriller that is a notable departure from his usual humanist

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MARY MAGDALENE: A Surprisingly secular biblical tale

Garth Davis proves once again his skills behind the camera can help uplift middlebrow material, but only to a certain extent, Mary Magdalene significantly

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ANNIHILATION: Alex Garland's Ex-Machina Follow-up Is A Divisive Disappointment

Annihilation is best viewed as a trip deep into an otherworldly house of horrors, offering a deliberately illogical twist on the formula of horror

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DARK RIVER: Social Realism At Its Most Atmospheric

Dark River feels more like a transitional gateway to better films, bridging the gap between Clio Barnard' older social realist efforts and flirtations with

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DOUBLE LOVER: Erotic Thriller Meets Arthouse

Double Lover is a loving and surprisingly artful homage to the genre’s masters, equal parts a silly and stylish trashy erotic thriller with enough

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THE MERCY: Watered Down, But Far From Lost At Sea

Like the old maxim about waiting all day for a bus only for two to show up at once, out of nowhere two biopics

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EARLY MAN: Aardman Animation's Worst Effort To Date

For a studio whose storytelling style and command of visuals is so wonderfully inventive, in Early Man they’ve opted for the laziest, most obvious

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