Category: Film Reviews

Contra — German Film Festival 2022

Contra — German Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. When first-year law student Naima (Nilam Farooq) arrives a few minutes late for a law ...
A Stasi Comedy [Stasikomödie] — German Film Festival 2022

A Stasi Comedy [Stasikomödie] — German Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. When, against his every urge to save a cat on the road, the young poet ...
[Film review] To Olivia

[Film review] To Olivia

In post–WW II England, children’s writer Roald Dahl (Hugh Bonneville) and his celebrated film-actress wife, Patricia Neal (Keeley Hawes), have ...
[Film review] Operation Mincemeat

[Film review] Operation Mincemeat

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Britain. World War II. 1943. The Allies are preparing to invade Europe through Sicily despite ...
[Film review] To Chiara (A Chiara)

[Film review] To Chiara (A Chiara)

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Claudio (Claudio Rotolo) and Carmela (Carmela Fumo) Guerrasio are preparing for a significant occasion, the ...
You Keep the Kids [Mamá o Papá] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

You Keep the Kids [Mamá o Papá] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Movies about divorce often highlight one or another style of selfishness that at least exacerbates ...
Official Competition [Competencia oficial] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Official Competition [Competencia oficial] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. On his 80th birthday, tycoon Humberto Suárez (José Luis Gómez) realises that he would like ...
[Film review] Petite Maman

[Film review] Petite Maman

Review by John P. Harvey Odd experiences and intergenerational understanding combine in this warm fable of an eight-year-old girl’s new ...
Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake [Pan de limón con semillas de amapola] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake [Pan de limón con semillas de amapola] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Marina (Elia Galera) is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who for years has been working with ...
The Kids Are All Right [¡A todo tren! — Destino Asturias] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

The Kids Are All Right [¡A todo tren! — Destino Asturias] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. His life falling apart, Ricardo (Santiago Segura, who also directed the film) seizes an opportunity ...