The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird – LFF 2019 Review

A film like The Painted Bird does not want to be ‘liked’. It wants to shock, to disgust, to viscerally move, to make you reconsider just how civilised mankind really is. Seeking such reactions is a gamble...

Youth – Review

Michael Caine's best work in years and a strong supporting cast isn't quite enough to lift the evocative, elegant yet slight Youth beyond the (admittedly absorbing) curio it is. If nothing else, the...

The Congress – Review

The Congress looks at the state of modern Hollywood - actresses battling ageism, the cannibalising presence of CGI and mo-cap – and reflects back a metafictional gem. Folman’s adapted script is cynical...