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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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Cassandro (2023): Film Review

Gael García Bernal gives a great performance in Cassandro, the often entertaining lucha libre biopic about an inspirational exótico.

Sky Peals: Venice Film Review

A man tries to find out more about his late father – and uncovers an extraterrestrial secret – in Moin Hussain’s very promising debut Sky Peals.

Fairyland: Film Review (Sundance London)

Fairyland is an interesting drama about queer fatherhood in ‘70s and ‘80s San Francisco that works because of Emilia Jones and Scoot McNairy.

Scrapper: Film Review (Sundance London)

Starring Harris Dickinson, Charlotte Regan’s debut feature Scrapper is a kitchen sink drama with a modern visual style – and the result is quite delightful.

Little Richard: I Am Everything – Film Review

Little Richard: I Am Everything is a scattershot but fairly interesting music documentary about recognising and celebrating the Architect of Rock and Roll.

Other People’s Children: Film Review

Rebecca Zlotowski’s step-parent drama Other People’s Children is an empathetic, heartbreaking film, and one of the best dramas of the year.

Rye Lane (2023): Film Review

Raine Allen-Miller’s Rye Lane is a hilarious and charming film that breathes new life into the romantic comedy through its performances and authentic locations.

Jess Plus None: Film Review

Mandy Fabian’s dramedy Jess Plus None is a watchable if mostly unfulfilling film that is all about the need for personal growth.

Egghead & Twinkie: Film Review

Sarah Kambe Holland’s Egghead & Twinkie is a joyous queer road-trip movie that has teenage crushes and friendships at its centre.

Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn Film Review

Following a US politician as he tries to make history, Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn is an informative documentary about striving for change.