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Past articles by Leila:

Call Jane review – A whisper to arms

Chicago's Underground Abortion Network and a housewife's unwanted pregnancy lie at the centre of Phyllis Nagy's directorial debut. → Read More

Blonde review – Ana de Armas is radiant in chaotic Monroe biopic

Andrew Dominik’s warts-and-all portrait of tragic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe is as surreal as it is sad. → Read More

Orphan: First Kill review – Hokey horror prequel is admirably sincere

Malevolent conwoman Esther gets a backstory in this strangely overdue and unintentionally funny prequel to the 2009 hit. → Read More

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande review – A sweet, sexy character study

A retired widow sets out on a journey of sexual discovery in Sophie Hyde’s sensual, sex-positive dramedy. → Read More

Jurassic World: Dominion review – Extinction can‘t come soon enough

The return of some familiar faces can’t save this dire dino flick from feeling like a cynical cash grab. → Read More

Cyrano review – Hard to not be swept up in something this beautiful

Joe Wright returns to his wheelhouse with a big-screen musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. → Read More

La Mif review – Understated and powerful filmmaking

Fred Baillif’s third fiction feature is a riveting and bristling examination of trauma and the need for familial intimacy. → Read More

Nightmare Alley review – Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett sizzle

The great Guillermo del Toro returns with this deliciously-dark tale of a circus huckster who takes things too far. → Read More

King Richard review – Inspiring tribute to Black family and spirit

Reinaldo Marcus Green gets the best out of Will Smith in this biopic of Venus and Serena Williams’ father and coach. → Read More

Midnight Mass is a thrilling tribute to Stephen King’s literary legacy

Mike Flanagan’s latest Netflix outing, set in a small island community, is his most ambitious and personal work to date. → Read More

Candyman review – Distinguishes DaCosta as a visionary to be reckoned with

Director Nia DaCosta re-examines the white saviour and Black boogeyman tropes in her bold horror reimagining. → Read More

Free Guy review – They Live meets The Truman Show

Ryan Reynolds has an existential crisis inside a video game in this mostly entertaining action-adventure-comedy. → Read More

Summer of Soul review – A poignant love letter to the Black community

Questlove’s rhapsodic documentary revives the long-forgotten 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, aka ‘Black Woodstock’. → Read More

A new film season explores what it means to be mixed heritage

T A P E Collective discuss their BFI takeover and why representation is at the heart of their programming ethos. → Read More

After Love review – Joanna Scanlan is extraordinary

Joanna Scanlan’s Islamic convert goes on a literal and metaphorical journey following the death of her husband. → Read More

Violation review – A visceral rape revenge thriller

Directors Dusty Mancinelli and Madeleine Sims-Fewer’s gruelling rape revenge thriller shrewdly subverts the genre. → Read More

Judas and the Black Messiah – Electrifying, urgent, life-changing cinema

Commanding performances from LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya power this electrifying Black Panther drama. → Read More

Verdict review – Intensely brutal but invaluable abuse drama

This sensitive and harrowing portrait of domestic abuse from director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez looks at how the justice system fails women. → Read More

Il Mio Corpo review – A stunning but fleeting immigration story

Filmmaker Michele Pennetta trains his camera on a young Nigerian migrant living in Sicily in this poetic docudrama. → Read More

I‘m Your Woman review – A thrilling road trip to unconventional places

Rachel Brosnahan sheds her Mrs Maisel shtick in this compelling road movie about a woman on the run. → Read More