Author: John P. Harvey

<em>Quintessentially British</em> — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Quintessentially British — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. What makes something English and what makes the English as they are constitute the subject ...
<em>Joyride</em> — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Joyride — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Joyride pits an 11-year-old boy, Mully (Charlie Reid), against a desperate new mother, Joy (Olivia ...
[Film review] <em>Jack Absolute Flies Again</em> (National Theatre Live)

[Film review] Jack Absolute Flies Again (National Theatre Live)

In the middle of the long-running Battle of Britain, airman Jack Absolute (Laurie Davidson), hero of the day, takes the ...
<em>Soul Trading</em> — Canberra Theatre Centre — 5 to 8 October 2022

Soul Trading — Canberra Theatre Centre — 5 to 8 October 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Jerry is the sole child in his class who has not been genetically “designed” for ...
<em>On Our Watch</em> [<em>E noi come stronzi rimanemmo a guardare</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

On Our Watch [E noi come stronzi rimanemmo a guardare] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. This clever film’s little jokes, all the way from its title to its final scene, ...
<em>Belli Ciao</em> — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Belli Ciao — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Pio (Pio D’Antini) and Amedeo (Amedeo Grieco) have been inseparable friends since early childhood — ...
Ennio: The Maestro — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Ennio: The Maestro — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Quick question: what does Zeffirelli’s Hamlet share with The Untouchables and The Good, the Bad, ...
<em>The Perfect Dinner</em> [<em>La cena perfetta</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The Perfect Dinner [La cena perfetta] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Sent north from Naples to manage a money laundry with a restaurant as a front, ...
National Folk Festival 2022

National Folk Festival 2022

Review and pictures by John P. Harvey. After a three-year interval, the National Folk Festival returned to Epic this Easter ...
<em>The King of Laughter</em> [<em>Qui rido io</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The King of Laughter [Qui rido io] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Successful stage comedian, play translator and adaptor, and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta (Toni Servillo) must balance ...