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Donald J. Levit

Donald J. Levit

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% In Transit "Maysles uses the train as metaphor for the journey of life, rail passengers and crew unified in human hopes and fears, strengths and weaknesses. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 1, 2015
63% Reality (2015) "Take this Venice Official Selection as nothing, as fun and little more, as satire or exposé or as deep-down profound, it is a film hard not to react to, either walk out on or embrace. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 27, 2015
79% 24 Days (2015) "Its ending known beforehand, the story nevertheless unfolds as a suspenseful thriller rather than docudrama, much of the credit for which goes to Manu de Sousa's jumpy editing. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 23, 2015
87% House of Bamboo (1955) "Location-shot without permission in Tokyo-Yokohama, this CinemaScope noir zooms in on touristy sights without capturing the nation's postwar trauma about to move into transformation. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 18, 2015
100% Late Spring (1949) "Sadness is tempered with humor, even to a 'good luck' wallet found under a policeman's nose, just as, tempered by the unknown and unforeseeable, life itself is sweet as well as bitter. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Style, ambition and even title cloud the confusion at its heart. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 9, 2015
81% Dior and I (2015) "As shallow as the world it depicts with much-precedented 'unprecedented access.' " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 9, 2015
54% Woman in Gold (2015) "The Helen Mirrens of the film world can often elevate whatsoever vehicle. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 4, 2015
No Score Yet Jon Imber's Left Hand "Aside from an homage to the art, the spirit of the film is the spirit of Jon and, in his wife's words, 'that purity [that] came out of him, so much love.' " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 31, 2015
100% Of Horses and Men (2015) "In the life force and in death, the two species coexist, complement and mirror one another. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2015
95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Years are of necessity telescoped into a hundred nine cinema minutes, through selected representative images. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2015
77% Fury (2014) "Unexceptional in repeating what has already been done often and often better, 'Fury' is salvaged by some of the visually most intense narrative combat footage ever. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2015
100% Paris, Texas (1984) "The acting, Robby Müller cinematography, music and tone carry the day ... " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2015
88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "The script posits sadness but can be uplifting and gives rise to various interpretations, ending in dream or warm fuzzy fulfillment of a vision. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 15, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "This cinema study is a gentle tribute from one friend to the other. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 12, 2015
93% Grey Gardens (1975) "Old-money outcasts, or dropouts by lifestyle choice, the Beale ladies are not condescended to, smirked at or exhibited. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 5, 2015
95% Stage Door (1937) "The entire cast is stellar, including little knowns Lucille Ball -- "my big break"-- Eve Arden, "real discovery" Andrea Leeds, Jack Carson, and a 14-year-old Ann Miller who lied about her age. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 27, 2015
93% The Hunting Ground (2015) "'The Hunting Ground' captures a movement whose time may have come and is long overdue. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 26, 2015
97% Red Army (2015) "Game clips are exciting and illustrate East-West differences of style and ways of thinking, but the real though subsurface subject is the breakup of the USSR and the forging of present-day Russia. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 23, 2015
No Score Yet The Glass Ceiling (Le Plafond de verre) (2006) "'GC' undercuts itself during its own last half, a series of enthusiastic on-the-job-site gushings from those men and women who have made it and are pleased. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2014
99% Song Of The Sea (2014) " In depths of wells and the North Atlantic, chapels and caves, woods and even urban places, the land is permeated with magic, little people, transformations, Celtic twilight. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 12, 2014
50% Tip Top (2014) "Director Serge Bozon is not sure whether he intends a linear or non-linear sex rib-tickler or noir thriller, a female buddy cop caper or a social comment. Or all of them. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 10, 2014
96% Ida (2014) "A sober tale of individual identity through family and religious faith and the working out of personal guilt. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 5, 2014
94% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "The anger and the beauty are stirring in this picture about the origins and the growth of modern, 'second wave' feminism. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 1, 2014
No Score Yet Jûjiro (Crossways) (1928) "This wonderful silent movie reflects the angled, bottom-lit, skewed, dream-nightmare rain-soaked streets and interior sets of 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.' " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 27, 2014
85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) "'Antarctica: A Year on Ice' is only for the very fortunate very few to experience in the flesh, but here on the screen for the lucky many, in warmth and comfort. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 21, 2014
54% Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) "The physicality of the violence in 'Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance' spirals beyond control. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 19, 2014
No Score Yet Hermitage Revealed "Viewer-friendly titles identify works on-screen, and the Edmund Jolliffe score is appropriate to mood and not just de rigueur window dressing. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 16, 2014
78% Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) (2008) "Talky without many words, a slow revelation of situation, character depth and relationships within a reduced framework, that taken together will remind the thoughtful of the Ingmar Bergman approach. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2014
82% The Homesman (2014) "The people in 'The Homesman' grow in stature and, in spite of their clichéd-ness, into viewers' friends. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2014
71% Interstellar (2014) "There is no sound in space, but 'Interstellar' blasts its music, hammers in three voiceovers its centennial birthday boy Dylan Thomas message, and overstays its welcome. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 10, 2014
92% Birdman (2014) "For those going with the flow, it should not matter that, as in the stageplay within the screenplay, not everything fits together according to strict logic. If you believe you can fly, why then you can. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 21, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) "The 1802 gun-powder-mill origins of 'that' wealthy du Pont family are neatly brought into the drama rather than lazily printed on the screen or voiced from off it. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 20, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) "Fingers on keyboards, monitors, real-time chatting and facial beard follicles do not make for scintillating viewing. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 20, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "This romantic egotist is not romantic at all but so shallow that his tearjerker bed story of the accident that deprived him in one blow of parents and unborn sibling rings tasteless and false. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 17, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "The confusion on the ground, in the air, and in the mind is so thick with smoke and mirrors that reality and illusion are not different the one from the other in the foggy smoggy purple haze. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 10, 2014
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Slow period piece 'Mr. Turner' is an actors', filmmaker's, photographer's, and costume and set designers' delight. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 9, 2014
99% Timbuktu (2015) "Although the interlocking tales end in technical tragedy, there is yet a feeling that spirit will win out, like nature and the cycle of a gazelle that opens and closes. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 5, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) "Some suspense builds to a point but collapses into improbable silliness piled on top of impossible silliness. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 3, 2014
70% Pasolini "Abel Ferrara's European 'Pasolini' is as much a jumble as the subject's own brand of philosophical-mystical-contrarian Freudian-Marxist-religiosity. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 3, 2014
67% The Decent One (2014) "Sailing an unusual tack in the flood of Holocaust films, 'The Decent One' centers, not on post-war trials or traumas, but on the evil that ordinary men are capable of. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2014
86% La Sapienza (2015) "Although a love-fiction crossed with documentary lecture and superb Raphael O'Byrne cinematography, 'La Sapienza' is as close as celluloid can approach to architecture. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 28, 2014
71% Jayuui Eondeok (Hill of Freedom) "Final resolution and wrap-up are hurried, facile and non-cinematic, in today's common cop-out of a few seconds' offscreen voice telling viewers the future. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 26, 2014
87% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "The helter-skelter non-story does not stay long on anyone or anything but tackles a range of topics obliquely. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 26, 2014
100% Salesman (1968) "Aside from sales spiel, dialogue is spontaneous, nothing staged or repeated, no one looks at the camera or seems aware of it. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 19, 2014
80% Pink Flamingos (1972) "It will take patience and a strong stomach to sit through, to 'take,' the whole. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 18, 2014
63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) "The three takes of this film add up to a single okay but not outstanding movie, the two companions of each of them no more than the others with out-takes spliced in. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 13, 2014
60% My Old Lady (2014) "Not objectionable but nowhere near the magic spell that such a promising cast ought to have been enabled to cast. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 10, 2014
No Score Yet Waking The Green Tiger "Highlights include previously unreleased archival footage of Mao's ill-conceived Great Leap Forward, or 1958 Second Five-Year Plan, and the 1966 Cultural Revolution 'War Against Nature' in the name of Progress. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 6, 2014
22% Gimme Shelter (2014) "The film's complicating force and conflict undeniably real, its thrust is defeated by clichéd treatment and uninspired performances. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 3, 2014
No Score Yet The Gold Diggers (1983) "Abrupt shifts do not differentiate 'reality' from dreams or illusions, the whole as much resembling Dalí or Genet as the silent and Hollywood golden era cinema it also calls up. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 26, 2014
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