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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 71%

Margaret (2011)

"An epic drama whose significance is symbolized by citations from Shakespeare and the operatic world."

Posted Jul 9, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

2 63%

Union Square (2012)

"Sisters engage in tedious, seemingly unending melodramatics."

Posted Jul 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

3 52%

Grassroots (2012)

"Gives the impression that a city council campaign in Seattle is followed by only a bunch of youths whooping it up."

Posted Jul 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

4 29%

Red Lights (2012)

"Supernatural doings in a hopelessly chaotic movie."

Posted Jul 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

5 95%

The Imposter (2012)

"Grainy photography captures a story lacking suspense."

Posted Jul 6, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

6 51%

Savages (2012)

"Ultra-violent but also satirical, with dark humor, luscious photography, and convincing performances."

Posted Jul 2, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

7 28%

The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

"Too schmaltzy, but so what? See it for Morgan Freeman's performance."

Posted Jun 30, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

8 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"Happily Spider-Man 4 deals largely with human relationships and romance rather than non-stop action."

Posted Jun 28, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

9 68%

Ted (2012)

"A furiously-paced comedy that goes where none has gone before."

Posted Jun 25, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

10 92%

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

"A costume drama well acted but marred by hazy film quality."

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

11 90%

The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012)

"Beautifully photographed, handsomely performed World War I romance."

Posted Jun 19, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

12 43%

To Rome with Love (2012)

"Adultery is easy; comedy is hard. But what lifts this film well above mediocrity is the presence of Woody Allen himself after a six years' absence from acting."

Posted Jun 19, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

13 76%

Alps (2012)

"A barely accessible look at the permeability of identity recommended as a reflection of the director's vivid imagination."

Posted Jun 18, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

14 98%

The Invisible War (2012)

"This powerful doc is surpisingly only the first to attack the victimization of tens of thousands of women in the armed forces by their own fellow soldiers. "

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

15 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"To paraphase a critic, "At a time that so-called major directors are producing anemic works of little interest, 'Killer Joe' is a source of optimism.""

Posted Jun 13, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

16 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"The performance of Mark Duplass, who could be called Mr. Mumblecore for specializing in low-budget indies, is the reason to see this."

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

17 76%

Unforgivable (2012)

"A character-driven look at a diverse bunch of individuals whose past is catching up with them. Talky, like so many French films, but featuring lots of twists."

Posted Jun 12, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

18 59%

Kumaré (2012)

"Sharply shot, edited and costumed doc about a fake Indian guru who teaches his disciples more than he could have imagined."

Posted Jun 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

19 73%

Prometheus (2012)

"Striking CGI, inept narrative."

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

20 35%

Lola Versus (2012)

"A romcom in the Woody Allen style whose laughs are dependent (too much so) on the lovable personality of its title character."

Posted Jun 6, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

21 28%

Bel Ami (2012)

"Though the film is drenched with atmosphere, a vampiric Robert Pattinson has neither the gravitas nor the chemistry needed to bring De Maupassant's novel to cinematic life."

Posted Jun 4, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

22 91%

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

"Has a terrific cast and laughs throughout."

Posted Jun 3, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

23 29%

Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012)

"Jane Fonda as a hippie grandmother is the reason to see this comedy."

Posted Jun 3, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

24 63%

Americano (2005)

Posted Jun 1, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

25 50%

Americano (2012)

"Often hypnotic, this small, well-acted piece focuses on a middle-aged man intent on fulfilling his departed mother's final wish."

Posted May 30, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

26 48%

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"Though humorless and anchored by a two-register performance from Charlize Theron, the picture must be seen for its enchanting recreation of an alternative, medieval universe. "

Posted May 29, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

27 ——

A View Of Love (Un Balcon Sur La Mer) (2011)

Posted May 25, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

28 58%

U.N. Me (2012)

"A humorously ironic look at what the filmmakers believe to be incompetence and corruption at the United Nations."

Posted May 23, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

29 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"Even a film with great eye-candy like this one fails to satisfy as it lacks a solid screenplay."

Posted May 21, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

30 18%

For Greater Glory (2012)

"A stirring, even epic dramatization of an actual war in Mexico pitting a brutally anticlerical government against forces fighting for religious freedom."

Posted May 20, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

31 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Missiles have the only sensible dialogue in this otherwise technically awesome picture."

Posted May 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

32 81%

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2012)

"A documentary-style drama portraying the training of a seeing-eye dog is sentimental and convincingly acted by both human beings and Labs"

Posted May 10, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

33 54%

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012)

"Stirring doc about one of Israel's great heroes, known particularly for rescuing hostages at Entebbe airport in Uganda."

Posted May 10, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

34 20%

Mighty Fine (2012)

"A semi-autobiographical story of a man's over-reaching, which leads him to consider violent options in dealing with himself and his family."

Posted May 9, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

35 56%

A Bag of Hammers (2012)

"Well-meaning but innocuous."

Posted Apr 25, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

36 92%

Headhunters (2012)

"A sensational thriller that is both a satiric examination of the principal character's feeling of inadequacy and a scary look at a man's frantic attempts to escape a killer."

Posted Apr 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

37 57%

Safe (2012)

"The theme seems to be 'a man's redemption,' but this is merely an excuse for little more than a filmed shooting gallery."

Posted Apr 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

38 90%

Bernie (2012)

"Jack Black out of character in a semi-serious role. He's good!"

Posted Apr 22, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

39 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

"Schmaltzy, sure, but this witty comedy-drama is a riot of colors and blessed by performances from A-list British actors."

Posted Apr 20, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

40 22%

Darling Companion (2012)

"Diane Keaton's frequent bouts of hysteria are numbing in this otherwise amiable shaggy dog story."

Posted Apr 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

41 52%

Where Do We Go Now? (2012)

"A somber but humorous look at how women in one Lebanese town helped to end fighting there."

Posted Apr 14, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

42 89%

Whores' Glory (2012)

"A boundary-breaking documentary about the world's oldest profession as seen in three cities."

Posted Apr 12, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

43 80%

Goodbye First Love (2012)

"As a French romantic drama about the effect of long absence on love, this displays neither the wit nor the acting chops of (for example) 'Before Sunrise.'"

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

44 97%

Monsieur Lazhar (2012)

"Marvelous story of a crackerjack sub teacher with problems greater than those of his class."

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

45 87%

Polisse (2012)

"A fast-paced, original police drama with snappy dialogue is marred only by subtitles often difficult to read."

Posted Apr 10, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

46 26%

L!fe Happens (2012)

"A screwball comedy with some wonderful originality."

Posted Apr 8, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

47 38%

Lockout (Unrated) (2012)

"Guy Pearce's one-liners cannot save this videogame."

Posted Apr 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

48 38%

Blue Like Jazz (2012)

"Deeply religious lad attends party-loving secular college with intriguing, mixed results"

Posted Apr 7, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

49 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"Seann William Scott is the funniest movie comic of his generation, enlivening an otherwise copycat sequel."

Posted Apr 4, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

50 82%

Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment (2012)

"An evenly balanced doc about Israel's noble, socialist experiment: the kibbutz"

Posted Apr 4, 2012

Harvey S. Karten

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