Category: Film Reviews

On the Rocks

On the Rocks

Review by John P. Harvey. The relationship between Laura (Rashida Jones) and her husband, Dean (Marlon Wayans), seems good on ...
City of Lies

City of Lies

Review by John P. Harvey. In City of Lies, Johnny Depp plays the real-life Russell Poole, an LAPD detective who ...
A coming-of-age story, prejudices, false beliefs, unjustified hatred, and a young Monica Belluci ignite in MALÉNA — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

A coming-of-age story, prejudices, false beliefs, unjustified hatred, and a young Monica Belluci ignite in MALÉNA — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins It is a momentous day in 1940 for 12-year-old Renato Amoroso (Giuseppe Sulfaro), from a ...
SAY IT LOUD [Cambio tutto] sees abuse meet a joyride in pure escapism — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

SAY IT LOUD [Cambio tutto] sees abuse meet a joyride in pure escapism — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey In Say It Loud, the heroine, here named Giulia (Valentina Lodovini), has been putting up ...
Magic for the young at heart awaits in THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE WORLD [Il giorno più bello del mondo] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Magic for the young at heart awaits in THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE WORLD [Il giorno più bello del mondo] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins When Arturo Meraviglia (Alessandro Siani, who also directed) is a little boy, his father, Cosimo ...
7 HOURS TO WIN YOUR HEART takes you down the rough road of love but delivers a good time [7 ore per farti innamorare] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

7 HOURS TO WIN YOUR HEART takes you down the rough road of love but delivers a good time [7 ore per farti innamorare] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by Michele E. Hawkins Close to his wedding to the woman of his dreams, Giulio (Giampaolo Morelli), an economics ...
A desperate, listless group attempts a heist in the twisty-turny GOLDEN MEN [Gli uomini d’oro] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

A desperate, listless group attempts a heist in the twisty-turny GOLDEN MEN [Gli uomini d’oro] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey Shortly before his retirement with plans to live the high life in Costa Rica, armoured-car ...
A simple science-fiction trope makes for a rollicking, original comedy in ONCE UPON A TIME IN BETHLEHEM [Il primo natale] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

A simple science-fiction trope makes for a rollicking, original comedy in ONCE UPON A TIME IN BETHLEHEM [Il primo natale] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey Local priest Valentino (Valentino Picone) has a firm — actually, an immovable — idea of ...
A beautifully filmed, touching story of brotherhood awaits with THE BIG STEP [Il grande passo] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

A beautifully filmed, touching story of brotherhood awaits with THE BIG STEP [Il grande passo] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by Michele E Hawkins Mario (Stefano Fresi), who runs a local hardware store in Rome with help from his ...
LETS-CLEAN-APP delivers favouritism, corruption, plagiarism, and comedy [Tuttapposto] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

LETS-CLEAN-APP delivers favouritism, corruption, plagiarism, and comedy [Tuttapposto] — St. ALi Italian Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey All his life, Roberto (Roberto Lipari) has gone along with how things work, because it ...