In photos: on the set of Václav Marhoul’s ‘The Painted Bird’

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the set of one of the most exciting film projects shooting in the Czech Republic in recent years, WWII thriller The Painted Bird, based on the controversial WWII novel by Polish author and Jerzy Kosiński, and starring Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard, Julian Sands and the young Petr Kotlar as the Jewish boy forced to wander a war torn Eastern Europe. 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review – Jolie takes a back seat as Pfeiffer steals the show

Maleficent returns in a sequel that attempts some big ideas relating to violence and terrorism but crumbles a bit when it inevitably caves into being 'just another kids movie'. All in all though, it was invigorating to see two equally ambiguous female villains go head to head.

Bombshell trailer – Theron, Kidman and Robbie play out Fox News scandal

A new trailer has dropped for Bombshell, the new film on the Fox News scandal which is set to take the Oscars by storm. And yes, there's already a TV series with Russell Crowe about the same thing... but that one's not very good.

The Golden Glove trailer – the grisly real-life story of serial killer Fritz Honka

New German serial killer film The Golden Glove will hit Czech cinemas this Thursday (17/10) and is an insanely violent portrait of the infamous serial killer, which is absolutely worth seeing... but don't say I didn't warn you.

Synonyms review – extremely bizarre but undeniably lovable

Berlinale winner Synonyms is a wonderfully quirky if not unquestionably complicated film that will frustrate you at times, but ultimately leave you wanting more of its running spitfire dialogue on identity and nationalism.

Gemini Man review – old Will Smith vs. young Will Smith is as lame as it sounds

Ang Lee's Gemini Man spends too much time attempting to strike a note with sentimental family relationships rather than giving us a laugh or two. It's a muddled attempt at a dated action movie that tries to be self-aware but never quite gets there.