Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona – Cannes 2019 Review

A great man once said that football isn’t a matter of life and death; it’s much more important than that. Asif Kapadia’s intense Diego doc adds religion to the list, focusing on the brief few years when...
Joan Of Arc Jeanne

Joan of Arc – Cannes 2019 Review

Try to work out what kind of filmmaker Bruno Dumont is and he’s bound to frustrate you. He first made his name with serious, provocative arthouse films, but recent projects have seen him indulge in more...
A Hidden Life by Terrence Malick

A Hidden Life – Cannes 2019 Review

There’s a stereotype of a Terrence Malick film, if you’re feeling mean. Beautiful, sure; but also a glorified perfume ad, full of twirling girls and little substance. His most recent efforts – To the...
The Whistlers

The Whistlers – Cannes 2019 Review

Codes and communication are vital parts of any crime film. After all, it's much easier to double-cross your enemies if they don't speak the same language as you. The Whistlers takes that idea to absurd levels...
Vivarium

Vivarium – Cannes 2019 Review

Don’t even talk to me about getting a mortgage. In this economy? May as well resign yourself to renting forever and raising your own Chernobyl of a nuclear family from a cupboard under the stairs. Vivarium...
Under The Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes coverage on 18/05/2018. “Ever get the feeling you fucked up somewhere a long time ago and you’re living a bad version of the life you were...
Girl 2018

Girl – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes coverage on 12/05/2018. “Enjoy puberty while it lasts.” This well-meaning advice from the titular girl’s father (Arieh Worthalter) is a...
Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit – Review

It’s an odd feeling to have a potentially career-ending story about Liam Neeson hit the headlines hours before seeing his latest film. It’s even stranger to digest when that film is a darkly comic and,...
Themule

The Mule – Review

The Mule may be a film about drug cartels and police raids, but it’s also a film made by an 88 year-old. And even if his name is Clint Eastwood, that mature perspective defines the storytelling far more...