Category: Film Reviews

[Film review]<em> See How They Run</em>

[Film review] See How They Run

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. It’s 1953 London, and theatre’s rich and glamorous have come out to celebrate the 100th ...
[Film review] <em>Jack Absolute Flies Again</em> (National Theatre Live)

[Film review] Jack Absolute Flies Again (National Theatre Live)

In the middle of the long-running Battle of Britain, airman Jack Absolute (Laurie Davidson), hero of the day, takes the ...
<em>On Our Watch</em> [<em>E noi come stronzi rimanemmo a guardare</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

On Our Watch [E noi come stronzi rimanemmo a guardare] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. This clever film’s little jokes, all the way from its title to its final scene, ...
<em>Belli Ciao</em> — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Belli Ciao — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Pio (Pio D’Antini) and Amedeo (Amedeo Grieco) have been inseparable friends since early childhood — ...
Ennio: The Maestro — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Ennio: The Maestro — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Quick question: what does Zeffirelli’s Hamlet share with The Untouchables and The Good, the Bad, ...
The Great Silence [Il silenzio grande] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The Great Silence [Il silenzio grande] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. It’s the 1960s, and the successful author Valerio Primic (Massimiliano Gallo) is in his study ...
[Film review] <em>The Railway Children Return</em>

[Film review] The Railway Children Return

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. City children are being evacuated to the countryside as German's bombing of Britain continues into ...
<em>The Perfect Dinner</em> [<em>La cena perfetta</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The Perfect Dinner [La cena perfetta] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Sent north from Naples to manage a money laundry with a restaurant as a front, ...
<em>The Shadow of the Day</em> [<em>L’ombra del giorno</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The Shadow of the Day [L’ombra del giorno] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. In 1930s Fascist Italy, wounded World War I veteran Luciano (Riccardo Scamarcio) runs a successful, ...
<em>The King of Laughter</em> [<em>Qui rido io</em>] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

The King of Laughter [Qui rido io] — St. Ali Italian Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Successful stage comedian, play translator and adaptor, and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta (Toni Servillo) must balance ...