Author: John P. Harvey

[Film review] Sonic the Hedgehog 2

[Film review] Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Review by John P. Harvey In case you were elsewhere when the original Sonic the Hedgehog screened on Earth in ...
[Film review] The Duke

[Film review] The Duke

Full-time social reformer Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent) has a pet peeve: an annual levy on television receivers, without concession to ...
The Magnitude of All Things — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival

The Magnitude of All Things — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival

Review by John P. Harvey. Activist sentiment in averting climate breakdown and ecosystem collapse predominates in The Magnitude of All ...
Kompromat — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Kompromat — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Though he doesn’t know how, Alliançe Francaise Russia’s French director, Mathieu (Gilles Lellouche), has poked ...
Rumba Therapy [Rumba la vie] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Rumba Therapy [Rumba la vie] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Is it possible to undo or to atone for mistakes long past, or at least ...
French Tech [Les 2 Alfred] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

French Tech [Les 2 Alfred] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. As if saving his marriage didn’t entail cheerfully facing enough challenges — preparing meals for ...
Goliath — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Goliath — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. The Goliath of this story is the fictitious Big Ag company Phytosanis. Phytosanis manufactures a ...
Lost Illusions [Illusions perdues] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Lost Illusions [Illusions perdues] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Boy, Lucien (Benjamin Voisin), meets girl, Louise (played by Cécile de France). Louise’s husband accordingly ...
Rise [En corps] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Rise [En corps] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey Classical dancer Elise (Marion Barbeau) makes a devastating discovery and shortly afterward suffers an injury ...
Little Nicholas’s Treasure [Le trésor du petit Nicolas] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Little Nicholas’s Treasure [Le trésor du petit Nicolas] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. In early 1960s France, nine-year-old Nicholas (Ilan Dabrabant) has had many adventures with his gang ...