Writer-director Mick Davis' ambitious feature attempts to do for two titans of 20th-century European painting, Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani, what AMADEUS (1984) did for Mozart and Salieri, except that the bitter rivals battle with brushes instead of batons. Paris, 1919: After five dark years of war, the City of Lights is once again electrified by a vibrant vie de boheme
. In a crowded Montparnasse café, Diego Rivera (Dan Astilean) sketches on the bare back of a topless trollop, starving artists sketch for their supper and Pablo Picasso (Omid Djalili) does indeed pay for dinner by doodling on a napkin. But he refuses to sign it: "I'm buying dinner, not th...