Leila Latif

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The End We Start From: Jodie Comer keeps this apocalyptic London drama above water

A woman gives birth as London is flooded by an ongoing ecological disaster in this compelling but patchy disaster movie.

By Leila Latif

The End We Start From: Jodie Comer keeps this apocalyptic London drama above water
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Girl: a Glasgow flat becomes a fragile sanctuary in this deeply empathetic mother and daughter story

By Leila Latif

Girl: a Glasgow flat becomes a fragile sanctuary in this deeply empathetic mother and daughter story
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The Blackening: a fun, politically charged horror satire

By Leila Latif

The Blackening: a fun, politically charged horror satire
Festivals

Sorcery: a richly rendered story of anticolonial score-settling in 19th-century Chile

By Leila Latif

Sorcery: a richly rendered story of anticolonial score-settling in 19th-century Chile
Festivals

Run Rabbit Run: even Sarah Snook can’t redeem this derivative Aussie horror

By Leila Latif

Run Rabbit Run: even Sarah Snook can’t redeem this derivative Aussie horror
Black Film Bulletin

Magic and play: Julie Dash and Jenn Nkiru in conversation

By Leila Latif

Magic and play: Julie Dash and Jenn Nkiru in conversation
Festivals

Till: civil rights drama flattened by its own immaculacy

By Leila Latif

Till: civil rights drama flattened by its own immaculacy
Festivals

The Son: a follow-up that can’t quite fill The Father’s shoes

By Leila Latif

The Son: a follow-up that can’t quite fill The Father’s shoes
What to watch at LFF

Saint Omer: a chilling courtroom drama that plays on deep maternal fears

By Leila Latif

Saint Omer: a chilling courtroom drama that plays on deep maternal fears
Interviews

Babak Anvari: “I always make the film that I would rush to watch”

By Leila Latif

Babak Anvari: “I always make the film that I would rush to watch”
Reviews

Fadia’s Tree: a study of displacement with airborne grace notes

By Leila Latif

Fadia’s Tree: a study of displacement with airborne grace notes
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The Baby: gory horror-comedy that takes the pressure of motherhood to the extreme

By Leila Latif

The Baby: gory horror-comedy that takes the pressure of motherhood to the extreme
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Faya Dayi: an oneiric overview of Ethiopia’s khat-farming communities

By Leila Latif

Faya Dayi: an oneiric overview of Ethiopia’s khat-farming communities
Black Film Bulletin

Shoot the Messenger revisited

By Leila Latif

Shoot the Messenger revisited
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Nanny is a tense, supernatural exploration of immigration and motherhood

By Leila Latif

Nanny is a tense, supernatural exploration of immigration and motherhood
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Sharp Stick proves an uneven return for Lena Dunham

By Leila Latif

Sharp Stick proves an uneven return for Lena Dunham
Obituaries

Sidney Poitier, a giant who broke ground and changed perceptions, 1927 to 2022

By Leila Latif

Sidney Poitier, a giant who broke ground and changed perceptions, 1927 to 2022
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tick, tick… BOOM! proves a moving tribute to composer Jonathan Larson

By Leila Latif

tick, tick… BOOM! proves a moving tribute to composer Jonathan Larson
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The Harder They Fall: a brilliantly over the top revenge tale

By Leila Latif

The Harder They Fall: a brilliantly over the top revenge tale
Obituaries

Michael Kenneth Williams, forever Omar in The Wire, 1966 to 2021

By Leila Latif

Michael Kenneth Williams, forever Omar in The Wire, 1966 to 2021
10 great

10 great films about Arab women and womanhood

By Leila Latif

10 great films about Arab women and womanhood
Where to begin

Where to begin with Youssef Chahine

By Leila Latif

Where to begin with Youssef Chahine
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I’m Your Man test drives the perfect robot partner

By Leila Latif

I’m Your Man test drives the perfect robot partner
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Night of the Kings concocts an Ivorian prison myth of raw beauty

By Leila Latif

Night of the Kings concocts an Ivorian prison myth of raw beauty
10 great

10 great African films

By Leila Latif

10 great African films
Reviews

Antebellum is an unpleasantly brutal depiction of anti-Black racism

By Leila Latif

Antebellum is an unpleasantly brutal depiction of anti-Black racism
Interviews

“I like cinema that cracks open your sense of the world”: Remi Weekes on His House

By Leila Latif

“I like cinema that cracks open your sense of the world”: Remi Weekes on His House
Reviews

Tesla review: sparks of brilliance fail to carry this eccentric biopic

By Leila Latif

Tesla review: sparks of brilliance fail to carry this eccentric biopic
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