Tag: John P. Harvey

[Film review] The Kitchen Brigade [La brigade]

[Film review] The Kitchen Brigade [La brigade]

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Cathy (Audrey Lamy) is a brilliant sous chef in the kitchen of the famous Lyna ...
The Forger [Der Passfälscher] — German Film Festival

The Forger [Der Passfälscher] — German Film Festival

Review by John P. Harvey. Samson “Cioma” Schönhaus (Louis Hofmann) is under threat in Nazi Germany. His Jewish parents and ...
Risks & Side Effects [Risiken & Nebenwirkungen] — German Film Festival 2022

Risks & Side Effects [Risiken & Nebenwirkungen] — German Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Kathrin (Inka Friedrich) learns that the reason she has been tired of late is that ...
It’s Just a Phase, Honey [Es ist nur eine Phase, Hase] — German Film Festival 2022

It’s Just a Phase, Honey [Es ist nur eine Phase, Hase] — German Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. In their younger days, Paul (Christoph Maria Herbst), now a successful author, and Emilia (Christiane ...
[Film review] How to Please a Woman

[Film review] How to Please a Woman

Review by John P. Harvey. In How to Please a Woman, Sally Phillips plays Gina, whose otherwise unremarkable 50th birthday ...
The Black Square [Das schwarze Quadrat] — German Film Festival 2022

The Black Square [Das schwarze Quadrat] — German Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. Having stolen a famous painting, Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square, former artist and now professional art thief ...
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 ...
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 ...
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