Author: John P. Harvey

[Film review] In the Heights

[Film review] In the Heights

Washington Heights, a northerly Manhattan suburb, abutting Sugar Hill to the south and Little Dominican Republic to the north, largely ...
The Exception [Undtagelsen] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

The Exception [Undtagelsen] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Four colleagues working in a small research centre in Copenhagen concentrate on exposing acts of genocide and their perpetrators.  Iben ...
Grandma Hófí [Amma Hófí] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Grandma Hófí [Amma Hófí] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Hófí (Edda Björgvinsdóttir) is disappointed in her retirement home. It imposes mandatory events for which residents must pay, and makes ...
Beware of Children [Barn] —Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Beware of Children [Barn] —Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Jamie, a close friend of Lykke (Ella Overbye), suffers a serious injury on the sports oval incurred while Lykke is ...
Any Day Now [Ensilumi] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Any Day Now [Ensilumi] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

A sympathetic look at the life of refugees awaiting an asylum decision in relatively comfortable refugee accommodations in Finland, Any ...
Perfumes [Les parfums]

Perfumes [Les parfums]

Guillaume (Grégory Montel), a somewhat maladjusted single father, has steady casual work as a chauffeur for hire. He needs to ...
Set! — Stronger Than Fiction documentary film festival 2021

Set! — Stronger Than Fiction documentary film festival 2021

With broad-ranging experience in film and television, from camera work to production, editing, and directing, the filmmaker Scott Gawlik was ...
[Film review] From the Vine

[Film review] From the Vine

Marco Gentile (Joe Pantoliano) spent his boyhood with childhood friends Luca and Amelia in and around his grandfather’s vineyard in ...
[Film review] Cousins

[Film review] Cousins

Cousins shows us the tale-worthy aspects of the lives of and relationships between three Māori cousins — Makareta, Missy, and ...
How I Taught Myself to Be a Child [Wie ich lernte, bei mir selbst Kind zu sein] — German Film Festival 2021

How I Taught Myself to Be a Child [Wie ich lernte, bei mir selbst Kind zu sein] — German Film Festival 2021

Paul Silberstein (Valentin Hagg), 12 years old in 1958 Austria, comes of a very unusual family. His father, Roman (Karl ...