Category: Film Reviews

Official Secrets — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

Official Secrets — Mini British Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas — October–November 2019

With the benefit of a factual basis in a sequence of official deceits of the public by three western national ...
Martin Scorsese's The Irishman sips from the fountain of youth for its looks; but can the story hold its liquor?

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman sips from the fountain of youth for its looks; but can the story hold its liquor?

By Cam Williams In Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman characters are not defined by how they live but how they die ...
Don’t Stop Me Now [Ma Cosa Ci Dice Il Cervello] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

Don’t Stop Me Now [Ma Cosa Ci Dice Il Cervello] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

Paola Cortellesi has taken starring roles of all kinds, and this single movie demonstrates her versatility. In Don’t Stop Me ...
10 Days Without Mamma [10 Giorni Senza Mamma] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

10 Days Without Mamma [10 Giorni Senza Mamma] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 — Palace Cinemas, September–October

After 13 years of unbroken parenting while her husband, Antonio (Fabio De Luigi — Tiramisù; It’s All About Karma) takes ...
The Great Spirit (Il Grande Spirito) — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

The Great Spirit (Il Grande Spirito) — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Tonino (Sergio Rubini), provocatively nicknamed Barboncino (poodle), is a dishevelled-looking thief whose accomplices consider him unreliable and past it but ...
Amazing Leonardo [Io, Leonardo] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Amazing Leonardo [Io, Leonardo] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas, September–October 2019

Unlike many other documentaries about Leonardo Da Vinci, Amazing Leonardo explores Da Vinci’s techniques, inventions, and detailed output less than ...
The Legend of the Christmas Witch [La Befana vien di notte] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — September–October 2019

The Legend of the Christmas Witch [La Befana vien di notte] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas — September–October 2019

For five centuries, Santa’s greatest competitor in fulfilling children’s Christmas wishes has been the Christmas Witch, the long-nosed “hag” la ...
Welcome Back Mr President [Bentornato Presidente] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas September–October 2019

Welcome Back Mr President [Bentornato Presidente] — Lavazza Italian Film Festival — Palace Cinemas September–October 2019

Four months after Italy’s national elections, two coalitions of minority parties finally compromise enough to form government — but neither ...
Rolling to You [Tout le mode debout] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Rolling to You [Tout le mode debout] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Jocelyn (Franck Dubosc — Incognito), an executive in a shoemaking company, is a hedonist who focuses on bedding as many ...
Dumped [Larguées] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Dumped [Larguées] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2019, Palace Cinemas, March–April 2019

Two sisters (Camille Cottin, Allied; and Camille Chamoux, The Starry Sky Above Me) who could hardly be less alike undertake ...