Category: Film Reviews

Rise [En corps] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Rise [En corps] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey Classical dancer Elise (Marion Barbeau) makes a devastating discovery and shortly afterward suffers an injury ...
The Kitchen Brigade [La brigade]  — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

The Kitchen Brigade [La brigade]  — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Cathy (Audrey Lamy) is a brilliant sous chef in the kitchen of the famous Lyna ...
Little Nicholas’s Treasure [Le trésor du petit Nicolas] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Little Nicholas’s Treasure [Le trésor du petit Nicolas] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. In early 1960s France, nine-year-old Nicholas (Ilan Dabrabant) has had many adventures with his gang ...
Another World [Un autre monde] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Another World [Un autre monde] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Philippe Lemesle (Vincent Lindon), executive manager of one of eight French manufacturing facilities for the ...
Employee of the Month [Irréductible] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Employee of the Month [Irréductible] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Vincent Peltier (Jérôme Commandeur) has the perfect life. He is doted on not only by ...
Petite Maman — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Petite Maman — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Odd experiences and intergenerational understanding combine in this warm fable of an eight-year-old girl’s new ...
Pil’s Adventures [Pil] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Pil’s Adventures [Pil] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Orphan Pil lives with her clever weasel friends on the streets of the medieval city ...
The Villa [Maison de retraite] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

The Villa [Maison de retraite] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

The Villa review by John P. Harvey. With a long-standing problem in relating to older people, Milann Rousseau (Kev Adams, ...
Murder Party — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Murder Party — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Jeanne Chardon-Spitzer (Alice Pol), a brilliant architect, is vying for the commission to renovate the ...
Waiting for Bojangles [En attendant Bojangles] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Waiting for Bojangles [En attendant Bojangles] — Alliance Française French Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. At a garden party at the home of well-to-do parliamentarian Charles (Grégory Gadebois) in the ...