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...
Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Review

Whether Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again reads like a cheer or a threat depends entirely on how much you enjoyed the first film. Let’s be honest, you know exactly what you’re getting here. Nominally a Mamma...
Borg vs McEnroe

Borg vs McEnroe – Review

Director Janus Metz has the unenviable task of making tennis sexy in this retelling of the 1980s rivalry between Björn Borg (Gudnason) and John McEnroe (LaBeouf). While the story of two completely juxtaposed...
Our Kind Of Traitor 1 Ewan McGregor And Naomie Harris

Our Kind Of Traitor – Review

As couples therapy goes, tinkering with international espionage is an unconventional gambit. That is, however, the basic premise here. Flimsy foundation aside, Our Kind of Traitor ranks respectably within the...

The Railway Man – Review

“War leaves a mark” is the overwhelming message of The Railway Man. Yet its subject doesn’t so much bear a scar as he does a festering psychological wound, which is pustulating into his civilian life and...