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...
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...
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...
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,...