Tag: movie reviews

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 ...
[Film review] Operation Mincemeat

[Film review] Operation Mincemeat

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Britain. World War II. 1943. The Allies are preparing to invade Europe through Sicily despite ...
[Film review] To Chiara (A Chiara)

[Film review] To Chiara (A Chiara)

Review by Michele E. Hawkins. Claudio (Claudio Rotolo) and Carmela (Carmela Fumo) Guerrasio are preparing for a significant occasion, the ...
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 ...
Official Competition [Competencia oficial] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Official Competition [Competencia oficial] — Moro Spanish Film Festival 2022

Review by John P. Harvey. On his 80th birthday, tycoon Humberto Suárez (José Luis Gómez) realises that he would like ...