The Son

The troubling rise of cinematic therapyspeak

By Billie Walker

From gaslighting to trauma, more and more therapy buzzwords are finding their way on screen – but who does it actually help?

The Son

By Hannah Strong

Playwright-turned-filmmaker Florian Zeller's follow-up to The Father fails to achieve the emotional resonance of its predecessor.


The Son – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Despite boasting some big names, Florian Zeller's follow-up to The Father is a missed opportunity to tackle the weighty subject of teen depression.

Florian Zeller will continue to scale the family tree with The Son

By Charles Bramesco

The writer/director of The Father is set to adapt his own play for his next feature film.

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