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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.

GOD'S OWN COUNTRY: A Gritty Twist On The Stereotypical Coming Out Story

God's Own Country, a unique coming out story, is an amazing directorial debut for Francis Lee despite some minor, forgivable missteps.

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DEATH NOTE: Stylish, Gory and Joyously Silly

Death Note has plenty of faults, but watched with the brain firmly in the “off” position, it becomes easy to enjoy - especially as

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GOOK: A Character Study with a Raw Emotional Power

Gook is an irresistible film that manages to breathe new life into a narrative set within the confines of this particular historical setting.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE: An Arthouse Immigration Drama That's All Style, No Substance

Kaurismaki's latest, The Other Side Of Hope, an intriguing take on the immigration crisis, keeps its important subject at arm's length.

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DUNKIRK: Nolan's Most Ambitious Film To Date

Christopher Nolan’s terrific anti-war film divorces itself from any political interpretations to bluntly show the horrors that unfolded at Dunkirk during World War II.

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WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME: The Crisis Of Pop Star Identity

Whitney: Can I Be Me focuses more on the context and hidden traumas of Whitney’s life than the music itself, but that’s no bad

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A GHOST STORY: A Work Of Gothic Wonder

As given by its name, A Ghost Story is a supernatural tale, yet it touches on themes of love and grief in a uniquely

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BABY DRIVER: An Irresistible Pop Culture Sugar Rush

Baby Driver is a joyous summer film, an indelible sugar rush that is further proof that Edgar Wright is the true saviour of popcorn

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SUNDANCE LONDON DAY TWO: A Critic's Diary

Alistair Ryder attended Sundance London and saw Icarus, Marjorie Prime and A Ghost Story and shares his thoughts!

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SUNDANCE LONDON, DAY ONE: A Critic's Diary

Film Inquiry writer Alistair Ryder shares his experiences of his first day at Sundance London, and the four films he was able to see.

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