Ernest Hardy

Ernest Hardy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Film.com , L.A. Weekly , Village Voice
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
487

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
11% The Damned (2014) " It's all well acted and expertly crafted - quick edits that play mind and visual games with the viewer, music that heightens tension, some cool special effects - but most of the victims are people you want to slap even before their secrets are spilled." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
100% K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2014) " Its considered use of ice and snow-covered vistas against the expanse of blue sky offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2014
—— NightLights (2014) " There are moments in director David Midell's NightLights that play like PSAs, but that earnestness is paved over by wonderfully affecting performances." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2014
—— No Cameras Allowed (2014) " Haney's talent and charisma make him worth watching." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 5, 2014
5% Paranoia (2013) " This is a film at odds with itself, wanting to be a 99 percenter rallying cry but wallowing in and fetishizing 1 percenter accoutrement at every turn." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2014
100% Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2014) " The viewer witnesses the pure joy of creating, and the genuine love the men exhibit in collaboration." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 25, 2014
90% Big Joy (2014) " His life was larger than fiction." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
—— Out In The Night " The film is infuriating and depressing in equal measure, but it's oddly inspiring because the quartet are, to a woman, all charming, funny, winning presences." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
94% CODE BLACK (2014) " What will pull viewers in is the empathy of the healthcare workers who battle to retain their idealism in the face of staggering obstacles." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 17, 2014
52% Trust Me (2014) " A sometimes sharp-toothed look at the Machiavellian machinations of the modern film industry ..." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2014
—— The Odd Way Home (2014) " Superficiality and cliché mark the film's notions of family, dysfunction, and even survival." — Village Voice
Posted May 27, 2014
86% Cold in July (2014) " While Hall and Shepard nail their parts, Don Johnson, still magnetic after all these years, steals the film as a sardonic private eye with a vintage cherry-red convertible." — Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014
86% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) " It's an admittedly hagiographic film, an unabashed celebration of the man and his work and worldview. The few mild naysayers are largely set up to be knocked down, but as such the film is invigorating." — Village Voice
Posted May 20, 2014
100% Hanna Ranch (2014) " It's a brisk, informative, and engrossing look at an unsung hero who helped forge the blueprint for a sustainable future." — Village Voice
Posted May 16, 2014
36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " Unfortunately, it's all very familiar and somewhat tediously played out." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2014
100% Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen Of Pointe A La Hache (2014) " A must-see documentary." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2014
80% Detonator (2014) " The script is solid, but the film's greatest assets are Levine's visage and performance." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 8, 2014
95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Haunting and powerful despite its boilerplate documentary form ..." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 25, 2014
85% The New Black (2014) " What emerges is an illuminating look at the ways race, specifically blackness, has been cynically portrayed by the mainstream media, rightwing politicians and religious leaders, and even some white queer activists." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 11, 2014
25% Welcome to the Jungle (2014) " Pushed from the bowels of cinema hell." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 4, 2014
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Its banal questions and calculated answers turn out to be carefully laid tripwires for the thematic concerns of the film." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 14, 2014
44% Wrong Cops (2013) " A tedious exercise in self-consciously hip lowbrow comedy." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 20, 2013
78% Breakfast With Curtis (2013) " A coming-of-age film that defies the trends and traps that have lately made that genre almost insufferable in American cinema." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 20, 2013
—— Implanted (2013) " It's a well-trod path of exploration, and Verrette - largely competent, often pedestrian - doesn't bring much new to the investigative process." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 3, 2013
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) " The film's strength lies in its refusal to paint either its arguments or its characters in black and white: There are no pure heroes, no clear-cut villains and no pat answers." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2013
71% Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey (2013) " Powerfully connects the dots between the enormity of global warming as a phenomenon and the havoc it wreaks in ordinary lives." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 26, 2013
86% Narco Cultura (2013) " The breadth of director Shaul Schwarz's documentary Narco Cultura is staggering." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 19, 2013
—— L.A. Superheroes (2013) " One moment in the film L.A. Superheroes pierces through the hoary concept, cliché-addled script, and weak ensemble acting." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2013
95% Birth Of The Living Dead (2013) " What distinguishes this doc from much of the tedious critical prose Romero has inspired is the fan-boy and fan-girl ardor that fuels its smarts - both behind and in front of the camera." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2013
50% The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013) " A film whose sense of urgency and purpose is utterly engrossing." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2013
100% Sweet Dreams (2013) " It's utterly rousing watching the women master their instruments and then push past the birth pains of their new business enterprise, and it's completely wrenching as their individual backstories unfold." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 31, 2013
88% When I Walk (2013) " Absorbing and moving." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2013
71% Blood Brother (2013) " Braat's galling and enabled narcissism ... pervades the film." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2013
56% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " Moore lacks the off-kilter psychological nuances of Lynch, as well as the go-for-broke storytelling skills and visual élan. It doesn't help that the cast is largely competent at best." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 8, 2013
82% Bridegroom (2013) " A gripping documentary that pivots on brutal familial homophobia ..." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 1, 2013
14% Baggage Claim (2013) " Enough to make Black Jesus weep in despair at the failure of filmmaking fundamentals." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 24, 2013
80% Generation Iron (2013) " A gorgeous meditation on age-old existential concerns." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2013
16% The Colony (2013) " It's decently acted, delivers some well-executed jolts, doesn't insult the viewer's intelligence, and is mercifully free of ironic distance." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2013
56% My Lucky Star (2013) " Being successful involves knowing that light doesn't equal stupid, and discerning between formula and formulaic. Neither director Dennie Gordon nor the four credited screenwriters of My Lucky Star seem able to make those distinctions." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2013
53% The Muslims Are Coming (2013) " It's an inarguably noble undertaking, one that's unfortunately timely, but the film often feels like a profane PSA." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2013
60% GMO OMG (2013) " A documentary that is by turns exasperating, illuminating, and intentionally infuriating." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 10, 2013
74% Informant (2013) " Informant is riveting as it slowly assembles a damning profile of its subject. It's also timely." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 10, 2013
84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) " A surprisingly satisfying and moving experience." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 10, 2013
100% Best Kept Secret (2013) " The real star is teacher Janet Mino, whose advocacy for her kids goes above and beyond." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 9, 2013
92% I Am Breathing (2013) " Platt and his story are inherently moving, and co-directors Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon wisely employ a light, unobtrusive touch as their camera captures the erosion of Platt's health." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2013
13% The Lifeguard (2013) " From concept to execution to tone, writer-director Liz W. Garcia's The Lifeguard is a lifeless misfire." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 27, 2013
38% Dark Tourist (2013) " Griffith can break your heart as a good woman staggering under the weight of life, especially after her character places her last bit of faith in a dangerously damaged man." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 27, 2013
69% The Happy Sad (2013) " The cast is terrific-a uniformly perfect combination of eye candy and talent-and the script is filled with wonderfully raw, discomfiting conversations ..." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 13, 2013
52% When Comedy Went to School (2013) " This enchanting documentary on the rise, fall, and small-scale rebirth of the Catskills has something of a fairy tale quality." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 29, 2013
0% Stranded (2013) " Trite dialogue, stock characters, and bad-to-middling special effects make Stranded more tedious than scary or nerve-wracking." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2013
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