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Dennis Harvey

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Salad Days " Fans will find the documentary's fast-paced but detail-oriented progress satisfying. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
73% Ned Rifle (2015) " There's relief in the fact that while Ned Rifle is no Fool, it's still the writer-helmer's best work since then. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
20% Nightlight (2015) " A mixed-bag variation on found-footage horror, with creepily atmospheric moments as well as too much mood-killing blabber. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2015
22% The Barber (2015) " An apparent serial-killer-wannabe tracks down his would-be mentor in this underwhelming thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2015
No Score Yet The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead " The U.K.'s oldest extant punk band gets a suitably entertaining, fractious documentary tribute. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2015
40% Holy Ghost People (2014) " The horror-oriented turns one might expect from these filmmakers never really arrive, and the eventual plot revelations feel a bit undercooked even for a straight thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 24, 2015
No Score Yet Deathgasm " This amiably dumb feature debut for New Zealand writer-director Jason Lei Howden could have used some additional polish on the scripting side to bump its bad-taste humor up from the routinely to the inspirationally silly. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2015
No Score Yet Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents " There's plenty of eye and ear-catching stimulation in this survey of the Residents' 40-year career. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2015
No Score Yet The Jones Family Will Make a Way (2015) " The Jones Family Singers are a multigenerational Texas gospel ensemble profiled in Alan Berg's unsatisfying documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2015
No Score Yet We Are Still Here " The lumbering ghouls are a bit too hokey to be taken seriously as objects of terror. But they fit into a general thematic and design scheme that faithfully echoes a seminal era's often garish horror convention " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 19, 2015
No Score Yet The Boy (2016) " A 9-year-old sociopath stubbornly fails to become scary in this stillborn thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2015
No Score Yet The Final Girls " Modern teens find themselves trapped in a 1980s slasher movie in this amusingly meta thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 15, 2015
50% Road Hard (2015) " This feature directing debut for Adam Carolla and frequent writing/producing collaborator Kevin Hench is an amiable, nicely assembled semi-autobiographical fiction that will please the former's fans. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2015
24% October Gale (2015) " This underdeveloped tale set on an island in Northern Ontario's Georgian Bay fails to build the intrigue or tension required for a thriller, and falls short as a character-driven drama as well. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2015
90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) " It's a bizarre story not entirely clear in the telling -- partly because we can't be entirely sure when the subject is telling the truth -- but absorbing nonetheless. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2015
29% Out Of The Dark (2015) " This Colombia-shot supernatural suspenser with American/British leads and a mostly Spanish creative team offers professional polish but no interesting ideas or atmospherics. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2015
No Score Yet Homesick " A curiously bland treatment of sibling incest from the makers of the 2011 Sundance breakout 'Happy, Happy.' " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
70% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) " Anarchic surface behaviors wear out their welcome in Andrew T. Betzer's intriguing but aimless debut feature. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
100% Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau " Gregory might have done a bit more to differentiate this more extensive investigation from those earlier pics' conventions. But the richness of the tale told here makes this competently packaged feature a keeper nonetheless. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
No Score Yet Heartworn Highways Revisited " New Nashville talent takes the spotlight in a docu that's rich in good music if low on context. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
No Score Yet La noche del ratón (Night of the rat) " First-time feature helmer David R.L. demonstrates admirable control over the possibilities of a simple scenario. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
100% I Am A Knife With Legs " While some may find its joke thin from the outset, others will grok the deadpan absurdism at work here, and anyone would have to admire the singularity of vision required to steer such a willfully silly project over a long, long haul. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2015
No Score Yet I Am Thor " Striking the right good-natured tone between admiration and amusement, "I Am Thor" isn't particularly slickly or imaginatively packaged, but its straightforward DIY presentation feels apt. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
No Score Yet Cloro " A parent's nervous breakdown suddenly overburdens a teenage girl with adult responsibilities in this well-crafted if unsatisfying drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
40% 3 Nights In The Desert (2015) " Needless to say, a lot of unresolved issues rise from hibernation during this rural weekend, but the characters, situations and dialogue too seldom escape cliche in Gabriel Cowan's watchable but unmemorable feature. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2015
No Score Yet Call Me Lucky " Bobcat Goldthwait's documentary about an underappreciated comedic mentor packs an unexpected wallop. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2015
100% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck " A fascinating mix of archival and new materials creates a virtual autobiography for legendary grunge trio Nirvana's late leader. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2015
100% The Russian Woodpecker " A complex documentary about Chernobyl that is surprisingly, richly enjoyable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2015
No Score Yet 3 And 1/2 Minutes " Tight and accomplished on all levels. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2015
100% Listen To Me Marlon " A fascinating sort of posthumous self-portrait assembled from the Brando's estate artifacts. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
No Score Yet The Chinese Mayor " "The Chinese Mayor" offers a fascinating verite portrait of the collision between progress, politics, corruption and citizens' rights in a rapidly changing People's Republic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Welcome To Leith " As engrossing as a fictional thriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Turbo Kid " Surprisingly sweet-natured even amid its frequent fountains of bloodshed ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015
No Score Yet The Strongest Man " Another stab at that school of comedy in which adult losers acting like particularly dweeby 13-year-olds in nonsensical situations is assumed to be automatically hilarious. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2015
No Score Yet Songs My Brothers Taught Me " A sparely plotted, low-key but ultimately rewarding slice of South Dakota reservation life. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2015
40% Don Verdean " The 'Napoleon Dynamite' filmmakers return with a disappointingly limp would-be satire of evangelical fraud. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015
No Score Yet Umrika " 'Life of Pi's' Suraj Sharma makes his Bollywood debut in this ingratiating drama set in the '70s and '80s. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015
No Score Yet Advantageous " An intimately scaled near-future drama whose considerable intrigue is let down by a trying final third. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2015
56% Suburban Gothic (2015) " Richard Bates Jr.'s sophomore feature is a droll horror-comedy driven by a talented cast's riffing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2015
No Score Yet Princess " Tali Shalom Ezer's debut feature is an absorbing, disturbingly seductive tale of underage sexuality. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2015
No Score Yet Body " An uninspired thriller that would barely squeak past an hour's length without its drawn-out final credits. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2015
100% Dope (2015) " The cast, drawn from comedy, rap, TV, modeling and other spheres, is sharply on form throughout, as is Famuyiwa's direction; the pic's esprit is amplified by every editorial trick in the book, from split-screen to freeze-frames. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl " A fine adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner's autobiographical novel about a sexually precocious 1970s adolescence. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
93% The End Of The Tour " There's too little drama and insight to this dramatization of journalist David Lipsky's encounter with the late 'Infinite Jest' novelist David Foster Wallace. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
No Score Yet Sam Klemke's Time Machine " The result has something of an avant-garde edge while being quite accessible, if potentially discomfiting for those who might wish Klemke were a little less chronically self-revealing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
38% A Walk In The Woods " It's pleasant enough cinematic comfort food, but even so, you may be hungry again soon afterward. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
86% The Royal Road " A poetic film essay that uses landscape photography and voiceover narration to ruminate on a wide swath of topics ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
No Score Yet How To Change The World " The goldmine of 16mm color footage, whose propagandic value participants were quite cognizant of at the time, is in mint condition, showing the excitement and fun of the movement in its earliest days. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
100% Sunshine Superman (2015) " An exhilarating flashback to the life and times of BASE jumping's daredevil popularizer. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 17, 2015
97% An Honest Liar (2015) " Bounces along enjoyably on a sea of archival clips from Randi's high-profile career, with latter-day input from numerous celebrity pals (and at least one famous foe). " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 17, 2015
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