Film review: The Goldfinch is lavishly filmed but keeps us at arm's length

Irish director John Crowley helms this adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch but, though beautifully crafted, it keeps audiences frustratingly at arms length, writes Damon Smith

Nicole Kidman in The Goldfinch
Damon Smith
LEAFING through the pages of cinema's chequered history, it's clear that Academy Award voters nurture an affection for films adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. All The King's Men by Robert P[...]

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