Alia Shawkat

Drift review – attempts to shock without the aspect of surprise

By David Jenkins

A Liberian refugee attempts to rebuild her life with the assistance of a sunny American tour guide in Anthony Chen's scattered drama.


Animals offers a different kind of Millennial counter-narrative

By Lydia Figes

The fear of growing up is brought into sharp focus in Sophie Hyde’s poignant and funny tale of female friendship.


By Hannah Strong

Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat star in this well-observed portrait of female friendship from Sophie Hyde.


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