Category: Film Reviews

[Film review] Kompromat

[Film review] Kompromat

Review by John P. Harvey. Though he doesn’t know how, Alliançe Francaise Russia’s French director, Mathieu (Gilles Lellouche), has poked ...
[Film review] Margrete — Queen of the North [Margrete den første]

[Film review] Margrete — Queen of the North [Margrete den første]

Review by John P. Harvey. The year is 1402. It is 15 years since Denmark’s Queen Margrete (Trine Dyrholm) gave ...
[Film review] <em>Mrs Harris Goes to Paris</em>

[Film review] Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Mrs Ada Harris (Lesley Manville) may have lost her beloved Eddy in the Second World ...
<em>Rogue Agent</em> — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Rogue Agent — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. When MI5 agent Robert Hansen (played by James Norton), posing as a used-car salesman, makes ...
Canberra Short Film Festival 2022

Canberra Short Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. With the CSFF (Canberra Short Film Festival) 2022 under way, your intrepid reviewer ventured into ...
60 years of Bond — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

60 years of Bond — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli couldn’t have guessed, when they put together Eon Productions ...
<em>Living</em> — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Living — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Having spent his existence fulfilling others’ expectations as a civil servant at County Hall, Mr ...
<em>Fisherman’s Friends: One and All</em> — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Fisherman’s Friends: One and All — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. A year after the real-life a capella band Fisherman’s Friends has signed a record deal ...
<em>Aisha</em> — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Aisha — Cunard British Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. After eighteen months of limbo and a further six months in which she has been ...
<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 ...