Category: Film Reviews

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2020

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Of some 971 submissions from around the world, nine films made the finals of the ...
[Film review] Chasing the Present

[Film review] Chasing the Present

Review by John P. Harvey. When James Sebastiano was 16, his girlfriend died of an overdose of LSD.  Sebastiano’s response ...
[Film review] Does the fourth adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN contain enough flora, fauna, and Firth to satisfy?

[Film review] Does the fourth adaptation of THE SECRET GARDEN contain enough flora, fauna, and Firth to satisfy?

Review by John P. Harvey This 2020 film adaptation (the fourth) of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel — first published in ...
[Film review] Poor behaviour and bad faith do not a happy relationship make in AFTER WE COLLIDED

[Film review] Poor behaviour and bad faith do not a happy relationship make in AFTER WE COLLIDED

Review by John P. Harvey After We Collided follows After (2019, on the basis of a 2014 novel by Anna ...
[Film review] AN AMERICAN PICKLE: "I'm seeing double here... FOUR Rogens!"

[Film review] AN AMERICAN PICKLE: “I’m seeing double here… FOUR Rogens!”

Review by John P. Harvey The name Seth Rogen may not bring to the minds of many an impression of ...
[Film Review] A slow burning thrill ride with luxurious landscapes and spellbinding practical effects? That's gotta be "Tenet"!

[Film Review] A slow burning thrill ride with luxurious landscapes and spellbinding practical effects? That’s gotta be “Tenet”!

Review by Andrew Myers Christopher Nolan’s movies are always shrouded in mystery of what the narrative is about so I, ...
[Film review] Sumptuous views of the Italian countryside and clunky romance await with 'Made in Italy'

[Film review] Sumptuous views of the Italian countryside and clunky romance await with ‘Made in Italy’

Review by John P. Harvey A famous painter, Robert (Liam Neeson), and his young son, Jack (Neeson’s real-life son, Micheál ...
[Film review] La Belle Époque

[Film review] La Belle Époque

Offered the chance to visit any period in the past via its studio reconstruction and a band of versatile actors ...
[Film review] The Swallows of Kabul [Le hirondelles de Kaboul] — Dendy Cinemas

[Film review] The Swallows of Kabul [Le hirondelles de Kaboul] — Dendy Cinemas

In creating The Swallows of Kabul, directors Zabou Breitman and Élea Gobbé-Mévellec have adapted Yasmina Khadra’s novel of the same ...
[Film review] The Secret: Dare to Dream

[Film review] The Secret: Dare to Dream

Miranda Wells (Katie Holmes — Batman Begins), widowed six years ago, runs her car into the back of a utility ...