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Daniel Allen

I have always loved cinema – so much so that I studied Film Studies at university. But I also love writing about all sorts of films. Good or bad, long or short, futuristic or of its time. Hopefully I can share my love for cinema with you. When I’m not here, you can find me writing for my film blog, Cinematic Sense. I think Minority Report is the greatest film of all time, but I would be happy to be proven wrong.

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Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (Film Review): A Hypnotic Horror

Despite its weak conclusion, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon is an enjoyable and perpetually interesting supernatural horror from Ana Lily Amirpour.

See How They Run (Film Review): A Smashing Whodunnit

Featuring a show-stealing performance from Saoirse Ronan, See How They Run is both a well-crafted whodunnit mystery and a witty deconstruction of the genre.

I Came By (Netflix) Review: Film Stumbles, But Bonneville Chills

Hugh Bonneville gives a chilling performance in I Came By, Netflix’s home invasion thriller that is tense and grisly but stumbles when the plot twists pile up.

The Harder They Come (Review): A Reggae Classic at 50

50 years since the release of The Harder They Come, Jamaica’s first feature film is still a brilliant take on its people’s struggles – with one of the best soundtracks of all time.

Persuasion (Film Review): Netflix Does Jane Austen

Starring Dakota Johnson, Netflix’s modernised adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is perfectly watchable – though maybe not if you are a superfan of the author.

True Things (Review): A Tender, Then Toxic Romance

Tom Burke and a superb Ruth Wilson star in True Things, Harry Wootliff’s British drama about a tender (then toxic) romance that is visually interesting but gradually peters out.

Elvis (Film Review): ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

Austin Butler gives an electrifying performance in Elvis, Baz Luhrmann’s frantic, kinetic and incredibly captivating biopic about The King of Rock and Roll.

Brian and Charles (Film Review): A Man and His Robot

With a look and feel inspired by Taika Waititi, Brian and Charles is a charming film about a man and the robot he builds in his rural Welsh cottage.

Aftersun (Cannes Review): Sun, Sea & Melancholy

Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio are a riveting father-daughter duo in Aftersun, Charlotte Wells’ outstanding debut about memory and depression set on a Turkish resort.

One Fine Morning (Cannes Review): Finding Unexpected Love

Mia Hansen-Løve’s One Fine Morning is a humorous and incredibly charming romantic drama about finding love when you least expect it – with an excellent performance from Léa Seydoux.