Category: Film Reviews

[Film review] Murder Party

[Film review] Murder Party

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Jeanne Chardon-Spitzer (Alice Pol), a brilliant architect, is vying for the commission to renovate the ...
[Film review] The Phantom of the Open

[Film review] The Phantom of the Open

Review by John P. Harvey. Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance) has spent his life working as a crane driver at the ...
Nothing to Laugh About [Ingenting å le av] — Scandinavian film Festival 2022

Nothing to Laugh About [Ingenting å le av] — Scandinavian film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Having, as he puts it, stopped paying attention to life and his part in it, ...
Midwives — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival

Midwives — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. In a rural village in the Myanmar state of Rakhine, a Muslim woman arrives in ...
[Film review] Official Competition [Competencia oficial]

[Film review] Official Competition [Competencia oficial]

Review by John P. Harvey. On his 80th birthday, tycoon Humberto Suárez (José Luis Gómez) realises that he would like ...
Margrete — Queen of the North [Margrete den første] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

Margrete — Queen of the North [Margrete den første] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

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

[Film review] Haute Couture

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Esther (Nathalie Baye) has been head seamstress at Dior’s Avenue Montaigne workshop for many years ...
70 Is Just a Number [70 on vain numero] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

70 Is Just a Number [70 on vain numero] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Seija Kuula (Hannele Lauri) is a former Eurovision contestant who, at almost 70, continues to ...
[Film review] The Kitchen Brigade [La brigade]

[Film review] The Kitchen Brigade [La brigade]

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Cathy (Audrey Lamy) is a brilliant sous chef in the kitchen of the famous Lyna ...
The Forger [Der Passfälscher] — German Film Festival

The Forger [Der Passfälscher] — German Film Festival

Review by John P. Harvey. Samson “Cioma” Schönhaus (Louis Hofmann) is under threat in Nazi Germany. His Jewish parents and ...