Category: Reviews

<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 — ...
The Great Silence [Il silenzio grande] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The Great Silence [Il silenzio grande] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. It’s the 1960s, and the successful author Valerio Primic (Massimiliano Gallo) is in his study ...
[Film review] <em>The Railway Children Return</em>

[Film review] The Railway Children Return

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. City children are being evacuated to the countryside as German's bombing of Britain continues into ...
<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, ...
<em>The Shadow of the Day</em> [<em>L’ombra del giorno</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The Shadow of the Day [L’ombra del giorno] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. In 1930s Fascist Italy, wounded World War I veteran Luciano (Riccardo Scamarcio) runs a successful, ...
Canberra Writers Festival 2022: Power, Politics, Passion

Canberra Writers Festival 2022: Power, Politics, Passion

Summation by Michele E. Hawkins. Pictures by John P. Harvey. Since its inaugural occurrence in 2016, the Canberra Writers Festival ...
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 ...
CASTLE HUGHES tackles good-enough-ism on 'FairPlay'

CASTLE HUGHES tackles good-enough-ism on ‘FairPlay’

CASTLE HUGHES single review by Vince Leigh Castle Hughes’s 2021 debut, Moving On, was a contemporary dance-pop song that combined ...
<em>The Legend of the Christmas Witch: The Origins</em> [<em>La befana vien di notte 2: Le origini</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The Legend of the Christmas Witch: The Origins [La befana vien di notte 2: Le origini] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. The Christmas Witch (in Italian, La Befana) holds a place in Italian folklore equivalent to ...