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Clarisse Loughrey

Chief film critic

Clarisse Loughrey is the chief film critic for The Independent. She also acts as a regular stand-in for Mark Kermode on BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Kermode and Mayo’ and runs That Darn Movie Show, a weekly review channel on YouTube.

True History of the Kelly Gang is a hallucinatory take on an legend

Kurzel’s film isn’t here to sanctify the Kelly myth, but to imagine what might craft the man behind it

Birds of Prey has sequin-encrusted girliness & bone-smashing violence

Here, all the daily joys and hurdles of a woman’s experience are deftly woven into the larger-than-life fabric of the comic-book film


Clarisse Loughrey Birds of Prey is the girl-gang movie Harley Quinn deserves

The writer, director and stars of Margot Robbie’s passion project talk to Clarisse Loughrey about the ‘unapologetic spirit’ that has created a film bursting with poppiness, zaniness and gruesome violence