John Maguire on Film

John Maguire on Film

Director Sophie Hyde's 'Animals' is a disordered celebration of the enduring bonds of female friendship that feels like it’s trying too hard to capture a mood of hedonism

Animals: Directed by Sophie Hyde, Nationwide, 16, Rating: ***

Blinded By The Light: Directed by Gurinder Chadha, Nationwide, 12A, Rating: ****

Growing up is hard to do in Sophie Hyde’s freewheeling drama Animals. A pair of hard-living, co-dependent best friends in their early 30s take stock of their debauched lives slinking around the pubs and clubs of Dublin and think hard about the direction in which they want to point...

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