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Leba Hertz

Leba Hertz

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Leba Hertz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hearst Newspapers, San Francisco Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 89% What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) "What starts out as a genial documentary about two sons of high officials of the Nazi Party soon turns chilling in the gripping and compelling "What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy." " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/4 36% Hunting Elephants (2015) "A little gem. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2015
3/4 77% Felix & Meira (2015) ""Félix and Meira" appears to be a simple movie about fitting in, acceptance and sacrifice. Yet it's so elegant and poses many different sides that it's actually a very complex film with very complex characters. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Bernstein in action is a study of what a teacher should be: kind but with a steely resolve. He analyzes the music and figures how to overcome its obstacles. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/4 93% Diplomacy (2014) "Although we know what happens, Diplomacy keeps up the suspense and pulls off surprises as Choltitz's decision reaches its inevitable ending. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 26, 2014
3/4 63% Rudderless (2014) "It's not easy making an uplifting film about the aftermath of the death of a son. But director and co-writer William H. Macy and actor Billy Crudup as the bereaved father pull it off in "Rudderless," a movie more about redemption than the causes of evil. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 100% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) "The documentary does a good job on his career and life, using interviews with Ellis, former teammates, family members, friends and former wives. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 4, 2014
4/4 48% Comme un chef (Le Chef) (2014) "It's definitely not love at first sight for this odd couple, which makes for good laughs, but their love of food and life enables them to find the right mix of ingredients for a very funny movie. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3/4 82% Ivory Tower (2014) "Though the filmmakers take on too much in 90 minutes, they pass the test by convincing us that something needs to be done to end this financial nightmare, which can cost $60,000 per year per student. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/4 51% Cuban Fury (2014) "There's nothing groundbreaking in "Cuban Fury," but it's a pleasant diversion starring the always amiable Nick Frost, with Chris O'Dowd relishing his role as a slimeball. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 55% Breathe In (2014) "Although Jones and Pearce are interesting when onscreen alone, their chemistry is slightly off. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4/4 89% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) "Director Nancy Buirski not only is able to give rare insights into the dance world but a compelling tale of love, friendship and perseverance. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 81% Lenny Cooke (2013) "Filmmakers Benny and Josh Safdie use real-time footage to follow this hopeful, affable young man as he becomes a bitter has-been over the course of a decade. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 19, 2013
4/4 No Score Yet American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco "An illuminating documentary about how Jews were front and center in building the city, both intellectually and physically. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 50% Mademoiselle C (2013) "There are just so many ways Carine Roitfeld can say she loves fashion in "Mademoiselle C," a somewhat interesting documentary that brings us into the inner workings of a magazine, but harps a bit too much on her ideas of fashion and style. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 19, 2013
2/4 94% Museum Hours (2013) "It has its tedium, but it's not bad. At times, it's actually quite good. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/4 84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) "We love her, yeah, yeah, yeah. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 12, 2013
3/4 56% I Give It a Year (2013) ""I Give It a Year" is a smart farce that would make Hugh Grant and his fans proud. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/4 67% Afternoon Delight (2013) "It's refreshing to hear dialogue that's natural and modern and doesn't try to pontificate. And the rewards are many. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 5, 2013
2.5/4 86% The Attack (2013) "Imagine a blissful life taken away: Story of an Arab man who's assimilated into Israeli society but finds out that his wife was a suicide bomber. Nothing new here about the conflict, fair portrayal of the sides, thought provoking without solutions. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 8, 2013
93% Still Mine (2013) ""Still Mine" is uplifting and heartbreaking, a contradiction that results in the viewer exalting and being let down at the same time. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 22, 2013
3/4 40% The Secret Disco Revolution (2013) ""The Secret Disco Revolution," claims that the steady "four on the floor" beat was the reason for the liberation of gays, African Americans and women. And oddly, in a blend of humorous and dead serious storytelling, director James Kastner makes his case. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/4 94% Lore (2013) "Full of surprises, the movie draws a thin line between pity and revulsion - how would you feel if you had discovered your whole life had been based on lies? " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 28, 2013
4/4 84% The Flat (2012) "The movie feels more like a thriller and a mystery than a documentary. Perhaps someday, someone will be inspired to dramatize this astonishing story. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/4 73% Romeo & Juliet in Yiddish (2011) "A charming and entertaining movie that instills a little fantasy into the mix. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 31, 2012
4/4 89% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012) "[Captures] the essence of Carol as one of those creatures of the theater that when you see her onstage, you know you've seen something special. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 2, 2012
3/4 71% Oranges And Sunshine (2011) "Emily Watson, who always brings a special grace to the screen, gives a multilayered performance to the role of Margaret Humphreys, who not only puts her own family dynamic at risk but finds herself physically threatened. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 27, 2011
2/4 78% The Mill and the Cross (2011) "Despite a too slow pace for my own tastes, Hauer helps move the film along by being captivating even in just a few scenes. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 29, 2011
3/4 30% Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011) "Probably the scariest movie you will see all year. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 29, 2011
2/4 45% 3 (2011) "Despite its fascinating and humorous moments, one can't help but be frustrated when at times it switches away to spiritual pretentiousness. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/4 100% Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011) "There's much more to Aleichem the man and the writer than just the musings of a milkman. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 18, 2011
2/4 No Score Yet Between Two Worlds (2011) "Takes on too many worlds and too much politics in what could have been a gripping, straight-up documentary about a crisis in Judaism in the United States. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 4, 2011
3/4 96% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff (2011) "Although we never really learn much about his life outside the movies, by the end of the film we are in awe of his work accomplishments. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 28, 2011
4/4 No Score Yet Company (2002) San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 17, 2011
82% A Cat in Paris (2012) "A charming little French animation (not suitable for very young children,) directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli... " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 22, 2011
3/4 72% Winter in Wartime (2011) "Koolhoven is able to strip away both visually and mentally our idealized cinematic notions of how the resistance fighters lived. It's a lonely existence. It's stark and it's scary. And it makes for a compelling movie. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 24, 2011
97% Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2011) ""Phil Ochs" not only is a good look at a man who carved a small but important niche into the folk world but a good record of the turbulent 1960s and what motivated its protesters. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3/4 97% A Film Unfinished (2010) "What we are left with is perhaps one of the most disturbing 60 minutes of raw footage ever put together. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 30, 2010
4/4 90% Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime) (2010) "This is a fact-based story of the French resistance who had to fight not only the Germans but their own people. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/4 100% Heart of Stone (2009) "Director Beth Toni Kruvant hits incredible highs and a shocking low as she explores the cultures of past and present student bodies that come together in a common cause. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 30, 2009
4/4 93% Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) "In her latest film, Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, [director Aviva] Kempner once again educates and entertains with unexpected tidbits and just plain good old-fashioned filmmaking. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/4 81% Prima Ballerina (2009) "The movie is an admirable look into the venerable St. Petersburg company and how dancers thrive or just survive in the physically challenging world of dance. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 27, 2009
4/4 92% Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (2008) "What makes the movie so effective is that Rafferty uses game footage instead of interspersing the movie with cliched scenes of Vietnam protests, campus mayhem, etc. The effective use of this footage builds suspense, even though we know the result. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2009
3/4 70% America the Beautiful (2008) "In the documentary America the Beautiful, Roberts explores the cult of beauty in the United States and mostly succeeds in unmasking the flaws of fetishizing skin-deep beauty. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 29, 2008
2/4 60% I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks) (2007) "The movie might have worked better had it stayed with the search longer and played up the plot point of the collision between the two black cultural worlds. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 13, 2008
2/4 80% The Memory Thief (2007) "Director Gil Kofman's attempt is noble in trying to show this descent into madness, but something rings false. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 9, 2008
3.5/4 69% The First Saturday in May (2008) "The story isn't just about the result, but rather a look at lives and hopes that are part of our American culture. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 18, 2008
4/4 81% Quantum Hoops (2007) "A fascinating look into student life of the past and present. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 8, 2008
4/4 98% Diva (1981) "I still loved every minute of it. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3/4 77% American Experience (2007) "This is a good refresher course for those who aren't familiar with the JFK assassination. But despite the film's attempts to close the case, there will always be questions about what happened on that November day in Dallas. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 12, 2007
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