My Brother is an Only Child

two and a half stars out of five Quite an enjoyable tale of an Italian family and in particular the two brothers who, as they grow up, adopt radically opposed political views. They are both activists for their respective causes, leading to unbearable tension levels in the family, local town and beyond. Continue reading



two and a half stars out of five Bleak, harsh landscape, extremes of weather and personal hardship set an impressive backdrop to this lavishly made and visually stunning film. Continue reading


three and a half stars out of five An excellent and thought-provoking counterpoint to the more usual Hollywood Mafia films. There is definitely nothing glamorous on show here – even the higher tier mob bosses don’t quite manage the kind of gloss we’re used to seeing. Continue reading