Category: Film Reviews

OSS 117: From Africa With Love [OSS 117: Alerte rouge en Afrique noire] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

OSS 117: From Africa With Love [OSS 117: Alerte rouge en Afrique noire] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Suave, handsome, sophisticated, and irresistible to women — at least by his own assessment — ...
The Magnitude of All Things — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival

The Magnitude of All Things — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival

Review by John P. Harvey. Activist sentiment in averting climate breakdown and ecosystem collapse predominates in The Magnitude of All ...
Farewell, Mister Haffmann [Adieu Monsieur Haffmann] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Farewell, Mister Haffmann [Adieu Monsieur Haffmann] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Since June 1940, Paris has been occupied by the Germans. Now, in 1941, it’s clear ...
Kompromat — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Kompromat — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Though he doesn’t know how, Alliançe Francaise Russia’s French director, Mathieu (Gilles Lellouche), has poked ...
Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Hommes au bord de la crise de nerfs] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Men on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Hommes au bord de la crise de nerfs] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. City dwellers Hippolyte (Thierry Lhermitte), Romain (Ramzy Bedia), Antoine (François-Xavier Demaison), Michel (Laurent Stocker), Ivan ...
Rumba Therapy [Rumba la vie] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Rumba Therapy [Rumba la vie] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Is it possible to undo or to atone for mistakes long past, or at least ...
Hear Me Out [On est fait pour s’entendre] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Hear Me Out [On est fait pour s’entendre] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Antoine (Pascal Elbé), a history professor, is a very nice person, really, but he’s finding ...
French Tech [Les 2 Alfred] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

French Tech [Les 2 Alfred] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. As if saving his marriage didn’t entail cheerfully facing enough challenges — preparing meals for ...
Eva-Maria — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival 2021

Eva-Maria — Stronger Than Fiction documentary festival 2021

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Eva-Maria has reached her early thirties and has decided that she wants to have a ...
Goliath — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Goliath — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. The Goliath of this story is the fictitious Big Ag company Phytosanis. Phytosanis manufactures a ...