Category: Film Reviews

[Film review] In the Name of the Land [Au nom de la terre]

[Film review] In the Name of the Land [Au nom de la terre]

Review by John P. Harvey. Guillaume Canet (Sink or Swim) stars as Pierre, a cocksure farmer unwilling to heed advice ...
[Film review] Get your arse to Mars all over again with the TOTAL RECALL 30th-ANNIVERSARY REMASTER

[Film review] Get your arse to Mars all over again with the TOTAL RECALL 30th-ANNIVERSARY REMASTER

Review by John P. Harvey Though he has never taken the opportunity to travel there, for six weeks Douglas Quaid ...
The Ladykillers — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace cinemas

The Ladykillers — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace cinemas

Review by John P. Harvey. Criminal mastermind “Professor” Marcus (Alec Guinness) has devised yet another ingenious heist, in which he ...
[Film review] FATMAN: Who better to spread the goodwill of the season and peace to all than Mel Gibson?

[Film review] FATMAN: Who better to spread the goodwill of the season and peace to all than Mel Gibson?

Review by John P. Harvey Chris Cringle, also known as Santa (Mel Gibson), discriminates pretty well between the kids who ...
[Film review] Is there such a thing as an HONEST THIEF? If anyone knows, it's Liam Neeson

[Film review] Is there such a thing as an HONEST THIEF? If anyone knows, it’s Liam Neeson

Review by John P. Harvey In Honest Thief, Liam Neeson stars as Tom Doyle, a man who has pulled off ...
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace cinemas

The Warrior Queen of Jhansi — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace cinemas

Review by John P. Harvey. As a girl, Manikarnika (Devika Bhise) marries the Indian city of Jhansi’s Raja (Milind Gunaji), ...
FLASH GORDON is primarily neither an action film nor a science-fiction film; it is, first and foremost, a comedy — British Film Festival 2020

FLASH GORDON is primarily neither an action film nor a science-fiction film; it is, first and foremost, a comedy — British Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey. Let’s get one thing out of the way: Flash Gordon is primarily neither an action ...
Summerland — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Summerland — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace Cinemas

Review by John P. Harvey. Of the children evacuated from London during the Blitz of WWII, some are allocated temporary ...
A Call to Spy — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace cinemas

A Call to Spy — British Film Festival 2020 — Palace cinemas

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. In 1940 Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill instigated the creation of a secret wartime organisation, ...
A touching tale about the hard life on the streets with A GIFT FROM BOB — British Film Festival 2020

A touching tale about the hard life on the streets with A GIFT FROM BOB — British Film Festival 2020

Review by John P. Harvey James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) was on the streets for some years, leading up to the ...