Alistair Ryder

Alistair has been writing about film and TV for three years at a number of websites, most notably Film Inquiry and Gay Essential. He's also a member of GALECA (the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), and once interviewed Woody Harrelson, which he will probably tell you about extensively, whether you want to hear about it, or not.

My Content

Hillbilly Elegy Review

Is Hillbilly Elegy really one of the worst films of the year?

The Crown: Season 4 review

Our take on season 4 of The Crown, which arrives on Netflix on the 15th November.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Review

Is the return of Borat VERY NICE? Read our review and find out.

On the Rocks Review

Sofia Coppola's latest collaboration with Bill Murray rocks.

LFF 2020: Limbo Review

Limbo is one of the best British films in years. Our review from LFF 2020.

LFF 2020: Days Review

Days is a slow and enchanting LFF highlight from director Tsai Ming-liang

LFF 2020: I Am Samuel Review

A review of I Am Samuel, a powerful LGBTQ documentary having its UK premiere at LFF.

The Boys in the Band Review

The boys in this band do a great cover version of the original play...

Enola Holmes Review

A review of Enola Holmes, starring Millie Bobby Brown as the titular heroine and Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes

Ema Review

Pablo Larraín's Ema - one of the most exciting films of 2020 so far

Irresistible Review

Jon Stewart is back, and he has something to say

Guest of Honour Review

David Thewlis takes the lead in Atom Egoyan's dark family drama

The Vast of Night Review

The Vast of Night is one of the most impressive directorial debuts in quite some time.

Only the Animals Review

A Rashômon-light, Scandi-noirish thriller from France

Spaceship Earth Review

Our review of the new documentary Spaceship Earth, directed by Matt Wolf.

Butt Boy Review

Butt Boy isn't the worst film of 2020 - but it won't be far from the bottom.

Togo Review

Willem Dafoe is stranded in the wilderness again, but in something more family friendly than The Lighthouse.

True History of the Kelly Gang Review

The legend of Ned Kelly gets a postmodern twist in True History of the Kelly Gang, starring George Mackay, Nicholas Hoult and Russell Crowe

Dark Waters Review

The truth has a man on the inside

Sonic the Hedgehog Review

Thought Sonic the Hedgehog was going to be a disaster? So did we - and we were proven wrong.