War

The Painted Bird (2019) and Come and See (1985): The horror of War through the eyes of a child

Back in February, I sat in a press screening room in central London; the film was a comedy/drama. The type of light frothy movie that proves to be a crowd-pleaser in most multiplex’ across the UK. Next to me sat a fellow critic and as we waited for the screening to start our discussion naturally focussed on recent films we …

Greyhound (Review) – Engaging war drama lacks depth

Bypassing cinema screens in favour of Apple TV, director Aaron Schneider’s new film ‘Greyhound’ writhes with similar energy to that of The Battle of the River Plate (1956). However, unlike the aforementioned film, ‘Greyhound’ attempts to dispense with the classic bravado and stiff upper lip of 50s war films. Opting for a cat and mouse thriller where human emotion sits centre …