REVIEW ROUNDUP: BIRDS OF PASSAGE, DR STRANGELOVE

New releases at the IFI from Friday May 17th 2019 are Birds of Passage and Dr. Strangelove.

Read on for a selection of reviews or pop in to make up your own mind!

BIRDS OF PASSAGE
“Guerra has delivered another epic for the ages”
5/5 – Irish Times

“Spell-binding”
5/5 – RTÉ

“This extraordinary, visually stunning crime drama pits tradition against greed, with predictable consequences.”
5/5 – Irish Independent

“There are moments of sublime mystery in this film, swooping out of the screen like the birds themselves.”
4/5 – Guardian

“A beautifully crafted, slow-burn crime saga steeped in native traditions.”
Hollywood Reporter

“A visually stunning and often surprising true story that charts the rise of the Colombian drug business back before Escobar from its unexpected roots, among an indigenous clan in way over their heads.”
Variety

DR STRANGELOVE
“Age has not withered that final queasy nightmare of the mushroom clouds, set to Vera Lynn’s hopeful We’ll Meet Again – underscoring how the certainties of the second world war ceased to hold their meaning in the nuclear age.”
5/5 – Guardian

“Kubrick has shown before that he is a director of rare gifts. Dr. Strangelove brings them into full realization.”
Hollywood Reporter

“Perhaps Kubrick’s most perfectly realised film, simply because his cynical vision of the progress of technology and human stupidity is wedded with comedy.”
Time Out

“Nothing would seen to be farther apart than nuclear war and comedy, yet Kubrick’s caper eloquently tackles a Fail-Safe subject with a light touch.”
Variety

“Is Dr. Strangelove Kubrick’s best movie? Along with Paths of Glory, absolutely.”
4/4 – Boston Globe


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