Pain And Glory

Pain and Glory – Review

It’s easy to throw a film like Pain and Glory into all sorts of boxes – boxes marked ‘self-portrait’, ‘self-indulgent’ and ‘love letter to cinema’ – but that would be to cheapen a beguiling...
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes Festival coverage on 23/05/2019. It’s impossible to view Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as anything other than a filmmaker in the twilight of his...
GoodBoys

Good Boys – Review

Based on its trailer, you might expect Good Boys to be an embarrassment of sex jokes pushed upon kids too inexperienced to make them funny. While there is the occasional misfire, Lee Eisenberg and Gene...
Spider Man Far From Home

Spider-Man: Far From Home – Review

Spider-Man: Far From Home is the perfect film to follow the triumph and heartbreak of Avengers: Endgame, and deliver a fitting epilogue to Marvel’s Phase 3. It’s a teen film in every meaning of the word,...
Support The Girls

Support the Girls – Review

Mumblecore master Andrew Bujalski has always been preoccupied with the world of work and how it shapes people’s lives. His latest film, Support the Girls, puts an explicitly feminist slant on that topic,...
Yesterday

Yesterday – Review

Imagine if you woke up tomorrow and the world had forgotten The Beatles. If you were an aspiring musician at the end of their tether you couldn’t wish for a better gift. This is the genius concept of...
Nina Wu

Nina Wu – Cannes 2019 Review

Nina Wu comes at a perfect moment, hot on the heels of the #MeToo movement which finally challenged longstanding abusive practices in the film industry. Its tale of power, control, and the male gaze is a...
Matthias Et Maxime

Matthias & Maxime – Cannes 2019 Review

Xavier Dolan's had a tough few years. The Canadian wunderkind's last two efforts It's Only the End of the World and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan have bombed hard, but in Matthias & Maxime he...
Ice On Fire

Ice on Fire – Cannes 2019 Review

In a sane world, Ice on Fire wouldn't exist. Mass global audiences would've been woken up by the comprehensive climate change warnings of An Inconvenient Truth back in 2006, rather than simply stirring in...
Frankie

Frankie – Cannes 2019 Review

Any film not made for mass audiences is always at risk of sliding into a montage of first world problems, such is the class barrier that remains in the film industry. Frankie is a great example of this...
La Belle Époque

La Belle Époque – Cannes 2019 Review

What would you give to go back and experience any point in history however you wished? Time travel may be impossible, but considering the relentless march of technology and filmmaking it’s not inconceivable...
Young Ahmed

Young Ahmed – Cannes 2019 Review

A film about a Muslim teenager’s radicalisation directed by two white men was always going to be controversial, no matter that those men are the legendary Dardennes brothers. The worry was that they would...