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Dennis Harvey

Dennis Harvey

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet My Enemies (Mes ennemis) "Elegantly crafted yet neither convincing nor stylized enough to pull off its rather theatrical conceit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2016
70% Southbound (2016) "In the end, the only significant takeaway is: Yeah, bad things happen on lonely desert roads. We know, because horror movies have told us so many times already. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 5, 2016
No Score Yet Driftwood "Beguiling ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2016
40% Mr. Pig "The overall result is not exactly dull, but given the talent and potential here, should have been more poignant and memorable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2016
No Score Yet Maya Angelou And Still I Rise "The famed African-American poet and memoirist is profiled in this solid if conventional docu. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2016
No Score Yet The Little Gangster (De Boskampi's) "A clever Dutch family comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 2, 2016
No Score Yet Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words "Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words pulls together interview, concert and behind-the-scenes footage to commemorate one of the rock era's most idiosyncratic star musicians. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 2, 2016
50% 4th Man Out (2016) "A sleeper delight. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 2, 2016
53% Lazer Team (2016) "A genial sci-fi action comedy that offers plenty of fun for fanboy types. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2016
No Score Yet The Eagle Huntress "A 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl breaks a traditional role's gender barrier in this entertaining documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2016
No Score Yet Audrie & Daisy "This powerful doc chronicles the dismally unjust aftermaths of two recent juvenile sexual-assault cases in the U.S. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2016
No Score Yet The Blackout Experiments "The result is interesting enough, but feels a bit overextended at feature length considering the limited insight afforded. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2016
No Score Yet Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper "An entertaining overview of the famed heiress' colorful history to date, drawing on an extensive trove of archival materials and the subject's own testimony. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2016
No Score Yet Outlaws and Angels "An assertively nasty frontier morality tale likely to win some cult admiration while repelling anyone looking for the return of wholesome Randolph Scott-type oaters. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2016
No Score Yet Uncle Howard "This is no starry-eyed, heart-on-sleeve flashback but a low-key, respectful one, no less appealing for its relative reserve. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2016
60% First Girl I Loved "This watchable but middling drama tackles a worthy, relatable subject without quite figuring out what to say about it. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2016
No Score Yet The 4th "Even for a movie whose tail-chasing insubstantiality is pretty much "the joke," there's just not a lot of there there, to paraphrase Gertrude Stein. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2016
70% The Intervention "An ensemble piece that breaks no new ground in themes or execution, but is pleasingly accomplished on all levels. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2016
44% 31 "It's a fanboy's highlight reel of homages, without any of the credibility or context that made most of the films [Zombie is] inspired by so fine. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2016
No Score Yet Author: The JT LeRoy Story "In dire need of additional voices that might substantiate Albert's account, and rendered suspect by their conspicuous absence. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2016
41% Synchronicity (2016) "Polished and clever, though not quite so engrossing or memorable as one might have hoped ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2016
No Score Yet City Of Gold (2016) "A flavorsome documentary appreciation of the first Pulitzer-awarded food critic's culturally adventuresome palate. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 17, 2016
43% Intruders (2016) "An efficiently engineered suspenser, with solid performances and a tight pace. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 15, 2016
17% Other People's Children (2015) "Ultimately there's an intriguing arc here that rewards patience. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 5, 2016
75% The Girl King (2015) "It's hectic, unsubtle, borderline cartoonish. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 7, 2015
No Score Yet Ivy "This latest effort from Turkish writer-helmer Tolga Karacelik is intriguing enough, but slow-moving and insufficiently atmospheric to stir as much mystery or tension as it should. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 7, 2015
91% The Girl in the Book (2015) "[The filmmakers] lend the film's overall impact the alert observational intelligence of a first-rate short story. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 4, 2015
92% Boy and the World (2015) "A simple, universal parable played out in boldly imaginative (though not particularly high-tech) design terms, Brazilian animator Ale Abreu's second feature, The Boy and the World, is an enchanting visual treat. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2015
67% The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young "An insanely difficult endurance race that few have ever finished is chronicled in this delightful documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2015
86% TransFatty Lives (2015) "An unusually playful and emotionally involving first-person chronicle of serious illness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2015
20% Sex, Death And Bowling (2015) "Rather oddly titled for what's basically a sentimental family pic, "Sex, Death and Bowling" mixes numerous formulaic, overfamiliar elements that never quite gel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2015
63% The Funhouse Massacre (2015) "Not the cleverest or most original horror comedy, Andy Palmer's indie feature is nonetheless above average within that subgenre, offering fast-paced fun for fans. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 16, 2015
No Score Yet The Condemned 2 (2015) "A belated, barely-related sequel generic enough to make the eminently forgettable 2007 original look like an oasis of cinematic personality. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 9, 2015
86% Absentia (2012) "Absentia is very creepy, non-formulaic and more grounded in relatable personalities than the usual horror film filled with hottie victims and other stereotypes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 27, 2015
75% Yosemite (2016) "A low-key drama whose modesty is its own reward. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 27, 2015
79% Tales of Halloween "A collection of 10 macabre miniatures that are disposably diverting at best and execrable at worst, despite the participation of some familiar genre faces and directors. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 20, 2015
50% Tokyo Tribe (2015) "so insistently over-the-top from the start that the results are just fairly amusing when they ought to be exhilarating. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2015
76% A Christmas Horror Story "Though they aren't particularly original or sophisticated, all five narrative panels are relative slow-burners that take their time establishing premise and character before delivering competent gotcha scares - or bloody splatstick ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 30, 2015
87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "A colorful, likable and unpretentious look at the 1950s Hollywood dreamboat who was living a closeted gay life even as he was marketed as every bobbysoxer's ideal boyfriend. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2015
94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "A repetitious, rather formless jest that will wear out its welcome for many viewers long before jerking to a halt at the two-hour mark. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2015
79% Northern Soul (2015) "The convincing atmosphere, performances and soundtrack of vintage Yank R&B obscurities make this an enjoyable throwback to a scene whose influence if not its fame eventually traveled far. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2015
53% Ashby (2015) "Mickey Rourke is a grizzled ex-CIA assassin improbably mentoring Nat Wolff's misfit teen in this lukewarm genre jumble. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2015
No Score Yet Urban Hymn "Competent if pedestrian "Urban Hymn" takes a familiar walk down the path of inspirational youth drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 22, 2015
86% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Only the tiniest, most basic elements of character, backstory and even narrative are offered on the run in a movie whose 95% frantic-action composition has no need or breathing space for more. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 20, 2015
78% The Devil's Candy "Accomplished visually and busy sonically, it nonetheless falls short with a story of rock 'n' roll demonic possession that scarcely begins to exploit the ideas embedded in its serviceable premise. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2015
100% Peace Officer (2015) "As engrossing and well crafted as it is timely. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
No Score Yet Colonia "Just might work as a glossy thrill ride for viewers oblivious to the actual events it haplessly trivializes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 15, 2015
70% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore make a pleasing triangle in Rebecca Miller's offbeat romantic comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 13, 2015
36% Contracted: Phase II (2015) "A fatal new STD furthers its grip on Los Angeles in this uninspired body-horror sequel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 9, 2015
15% The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) "A messy hash of teen soap opera, stalker thriller and whatnot whose titular possibly-supernatural aspect is basically irrelevant. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 20, 2015
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