Very enjoyable review. Agree entirely.
Just caught the re-release at the BFI/NFT last night. Hadn't seen it for years and it was a pleasure to be reminded of what an excellent job Lester did.
Quick point re the review (slightly pedantic). The story starts at Liverpool Lime Street station as the boys are heading to a telly studio in London -- not a filming in Liverpool. Granted, it's not hugely obvious, but note the 'Metropolitan Police' sign on the cop shop during the scene when Ringo is 'rescued' from the rozzers. Not only that, but I doubt whether there would have been telly studios in The 'Pool in 1964 (cue a stream of angry Scouse abuse to put me right ...)