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Daphne Howland

Daphne Howland

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Daphne Howland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA "In the end ... Making a Killing feels oddly static, like any fact-dense sermon to the choir. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 17, 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Beauty Salon (2016) ""In a mental health recovery community in Philadelphia there is a beauty salon." So begins, in a sort of fairytale cadence, this documentary's wondrous story of beauty. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 27, 2016
100% At The Fork (2016) "A deeply personal and moving exploration given ballast by copious input from experts. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2016
No Score Yet The Syndrome (2016) "This well-researched investigation is loaded with credible facts and has a workaday, broadcast-newsmagazine feel. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2016
No Score Yet Poverty Inc "Utterly fails to inform or guide. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 30, 2015
90% Killing Them Safely (Tom Swift And His Electric Rifle) (2015) "Footage of the now-wealthy Smiths being deposed is damning, the brothers' legal jiujitsu is appalling, and the stories of deaths are heartbreaking. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 24, 2015
93% Drone "Schei shows how, actually, the U.S. and its military-industrial complex treat war like a video game - to the point where finding gamers adept at video war is a legit recruiting tactic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2015
100% Peace Officer (2015) "Through it we can see the history and ramp-up of the military-esque police methods that have become our current crisis. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
No Score Yet A Convenient Truth (2015) "The film doesn't quite trust its audience ... and, rather than get in and out with its points, belabors its jokes and its punches, to the point of tedium. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 17, 2015
90% Food Chains (2014) "Americans remain all too disconnected from those who toil in grim living and working conditions to supply their food. Maybe it's about time to worry. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2014
71% Plot for Peace (2014) "Plot for Peace proves enthralling. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 28, 2014
No Score Yet All You Need Is Love (2014) "All You Need Is Love does a nice job of showing how, when it comes to children's lives, the ordinary is inescapable, even in extraordinary circumstances. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 28, 2014
No Score Yet Red Dot On The Ocean (2014) "Rutherford returns to Annapolis after 309 days and 27,000 miles alone at sea little-changed, at least according to this account, and, so, neither are we. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 16, 2014
86% Altina (2014) "A joyful portrait, although it doesn't leave out some blemishes. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2014
60% The Rule (2014) "Benedict ... believed that people should be connected to each other, that compassion, forgiveness, and understanding were as important as those disciplines. The Rule illustrates just how far that can go. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 4, 2014
No Score Yet Shadows From My Past (2014) "Shadows From My Past is like a box stuffed with old letters and photographs: Things may be out of order, but, stay with it, and you'll soon have voices in your head, a story even. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
75% A Will For The Woods (2014) "While the film also captures many private, sometimes heartbreaking scenes, it takes a lot of time to make its simple point. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 12, 2014
82% Ivory Tower (2014) "What the film does accomplish is making you think ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014
100% The Only Real Game (2014) "Bank's story of the women, men, and children so passionate about their game is itself wholly absorbing. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2014
No Score Yet Small Small Thing (2014) "There are many reasons to see this very difficult film, not least to face the grim realities in Liberia ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2014
90% Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014) "While his obsessiveness seems neurotic, and watching this film is not always comfortable, it also seems to be all part of the process. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2014
71% Documented (2014) "The well-told story of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who outed himself as undocumented, a situation he finds terrifying and exhausting. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 29, 2014
No Score Yet Tanzania: A Journey Within (2014) "Kenney is an excellent stand-in for exactly what foreigners think of when they think of Americans: ignorant, shallow, narcissistic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2014
77% Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014) "The cinematography is exquisite and sometimes it alone moves the story. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 22, 2014
84% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) "Hilla Medalia's documentary Dancing in Jaffa derives its strength, much like a dancer's, from various isolated strains. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 8, 2014
83% American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs (2014) "Lee's movie is the most fun you'll ever have in a history lesson. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
78% Fatal Assistance (2014) "It unveils the bureaucracy, naïveté, and historical forces plaguing Haiti to this day, but it's no more than a forceful poke at a hornet's nest. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 25, 2014
54% Hank: Five Years From the Brink (2014) "There may have been some whiz kid out there who could have done better, but considering his boss was capable of hiring real villains and buffoons, Hank will make you grateful for Hank. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 28, 2014
83% Papirosen (2014) "Solnicki's spliced-together, back-and-forth approach at first seems a jumble, but of course his choices are deliberate, and they pile up into revealing art. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2014
81% If You Build It (2014) "Director Patrick Creadon collects rich material but builds a rickety structure. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2014
50% Divorce Corp. (2014) "Statistics are few and far between, a look at solutions from countries where divorce is supposedly more civil proves too thin to be useful, and, worst of all, the victims's stories are largely flimsy and one-sided. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2014
No Score Yet Shored Up (2013) "Our seemingly innate desire to hang on to disappearing sand, which is essentially what our barrier islands are, is beautifully illustrated by the film's cinematography and historical footage. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 26, 2013
100% Couleur de peau: Miel (Approved for Adoption) (2013) "Watching the animated memoir Approved for Adoption can stir a serenity like skipping stones on water for a delightfully long time. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2013
59% Running From Crazy (2013) "The possible hereditary nature of suicide in general and of the seven known Hemingway suicides in particular is lazily poked at; decades of research go unmentioned and unexplored. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2013
93% Casting By (2013) "While Dougherty clearly had an almost eerie sense of how a particular actor might inhabit a part, this film also shows that she may have single-handedly created a filmmaking craft and then made it indispensable. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2013
88% Not Yet Begun to Fight (2013) "It stuns, and what's missing doesn't compare to what it shares. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2013
64% The Human Scale (2013) "The Human Scale lacks both the punch needed to appeal to the layperson and the deep wonkiness to gain the attention of true geeks of the built environment. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2013
83% Dislecksia: The Movie (2013) "Dislecksia: The Movie is an exuberantly didactic documentary, and director Harvey Hubbell has done his homework. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 1, 2013
No Score Yet The Time Is... Now (2013) "Rife with hasty generalizations, tautologies, and false choices, the movie is also tricked out with plenty of visual kitsch, most prominently frame-filling flames reminiscent of The Hunger Games movie poster. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 24, 2013
100% The Paw Project (2013) "The story of veterinarian Jennifer Conrad's crusade to outlaw declawing of cats is eye-opening and sometimes charming. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 24, 2013
83% The Short Game (2013) "The film works not just because it makes golf enjoyable to watch, but also because, by the end, you get to know these kids. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2013
90% Out of the Clear Blue Sky (2013) "As in most documentaries, spliced-in reenactments are unhelpful. Still, what this movie shares is of great consequence, a moving and unlikely story in a tapestry of stories about a tragic and unlikely event. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2013
40% American Made Movie (2013) "While this is no Michael Moore screamer-it's neither that annoying nor that entertaining-the filmmakers choose their stories for maximum effect. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2013
88% Fire In The Blood (2013) "The film's sources maintain impressive composure in relating the repeated obstructions, sophistries, and obfuscations they faced, but their frustration is palpable. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2013
80% We the Parents (2013) "We the Parents is a must-see civics lesson, an example of the power of grassroots organizing, of having a good lawyer, and of how seemingly small ideas can make big waves. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 13, 2013
71% The United States Of Autism (2013) "The United States of Autism is an example of a well-meaning documentary that may do more harm than good. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 7, 2013
80% Rising From Ashes (2013) "Rising from Ashes is not just about a cycling team; it's a testament to what happens when human beings care for one another. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 30, 2013
64% Nicky's Family (2013) "As mechanical as a classroom lesson. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 16, 2013
77% SOMM (2013) "Somm caters well to foodies and to anyone who'd like to see a sommelier do more than point to the menu and pop the cork. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 18, 2013
88% London: The Modern Babylon (2013) "T.S. Eliot and William Blake have their say, and a pigeon-capturing lady on the streets gets more screen time than Lady Diana. But this is no crazy quilt. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 28, 2013
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