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Daphne Howland

Daphne Howland
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
100% Inventing Tomorrow (2018) These are moving stories of nerdy children, kids who are pragmatic about the forward march of industry yet believe societies can, and must, find cleaner ways to advance.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
71% Do You Trust this Computer? (2018) The doc never goes much deeper than the information and arguments on AI that can currently be found in the Sunday papers.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
No Score Yet Love is Tolerance -Tolerance is Love (2018) Love and tolerance are difficult to argue with, yet this effort seems pointless - not just because it will change few minds, but also because it's a mess.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
91% Far From the Tree (2018) It's a painstaking inspection of parenthood, which is fraught even in less formidable circumstances... But it's also a contemplation of what it means to be human and, ultimately, optimistic.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
40% The Doctor from India (2018) Sometimes a filmmaker is so taken with a subject that a documentary fizzles into hagiography, a problem of Jeremy Frindel's The Doctor From India...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
91% The Most Unknown (2018) The scientists' fascination is contagious, and it seems clear that their curiosity should be sustained.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
100% What Haunts Us (2018) Tolmach uncloaks an enabling culture.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
83% Strangers on the Earth (2018) Surely, there's meaning in them thar hills, but you'll just have to take this film's many words for it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
100% The Test & The Art of Thinking (2018) It's a brutal takedown of a practice now warping K-12 education and should embarrass every school that still requires them.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
100% The Judge (2018) The Judge is packed tight; it's enlightening and suspenseful and paced for maximum enjoyment.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
100% The Heart of Nuba (2018) If Catena has flaws, filmmaker Kenneth Carlson declines to feature them, perhaps because they've been friends since their Brown University days thirty years ago. Still, the doctor has earned the adulation, and a visit to a leper colony shows why.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
100% Summer in the Forest (2018) It's quite a story, one that, like all good stories, turns out to have meaning for anyone.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
100% Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2018) Mark Jonathan Harris and Oles Sanin's film offers haunting, close-up documentation of a fight for democracy.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
100% Hondros (2018) The result stands as a testament not only to Hondros's journalism, but also his humanity.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
92% The Peacemaker (2018) An intense, intimate portrait of a visionary capable of sophisticated analysis, abrupt anger, self-deprecating wit, and profound insights - all while existing at considerable remove from his fellow man.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
77% In the Land of Pomegranates (2018) The film is a jumble, with no sense of meaningful interaction ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
94% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) The film is a haunting, damning unpacking of history that also reminds us how little progress we've made.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
58% The New Radical (2017) For all his talk of Friedrich Nietzsche and Michel Foucault, Wilson essentially seems like just another capitalist bro ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
No Score Yet What Happened in Vegas (2017) The problems Denison uncovers serve as a warning to all Americans.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
100% A River Below (2017) Díaz's sublime cinematography and the way Grieco teases out the knotty narrative make for a haunting exploration of an ethical morass, where vilification is easy, but deconstructing power much more difficult.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
100% No Dresscode Required (Etiqueta no rigurosa) (2017) A masterful, layered story of commissar-crossed lovers.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
83% Take My Nose...Please! (2017) Kron's thesis is mostly persuasive, and it's delicious when she seems to catch a couple of her sources fudging about their own cosmetic histories.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
100% Boston (2017) Boston, like the city itself, is strong indeed.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
63% Man in Red Bandana (2017) The short-subject treatment serves as a challenge that, in eighty minutes, writer-director Matthew Weiss doesn't meet.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
98% Dolores (2017) Bratt masterfully corrects the record ... revealing a charismatic, complicated woman who persevered - despite the disruption to her family and swirling disapproval of her personal life.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
100% California Typewriter (2017) A compelling look at a valuable contraption that's slipping through our grasp, and will send many viewers to flea markets and eBay for one of their own.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% Birthright: A War Story (2017) The film's real strength, however, is revealed a bit late, in a series of stark portraits of women who have faced prosecution as they sought to take care of themselves.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
63% All The Rage (Saved By Sarno) (2017) Here, though, celebrity testimonials drown out the scientists, and Galinsky's haphazard exploration of his own back pain is a major distraction.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
22% Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement And The Swami Who Started It All (2017) Not so much a documentary as it is a hagiography.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
83% Letters From Baghdad (2017) Unfortunately, the doc is devoid of any real context, including how work such as Bell's helped lead to the quagmire that has unsettled the region for decades.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
75% The Incomparable Rose Hartman (2017) A gorgeously shot, sharply edited portrait ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
100% Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia (2017) A superbly balanced picture of Cambodia then and now, a nation in a sort of stupor of post traumatic stress syndrome, denial and survivor's' guilt.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
86% Nise: The Heart of Madness (Nise: O Coração da Loucura) (2017) Unlike in so many films, here the actors' portrayals of psychiatric patients' conditions -- and their humanity -- ring true.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
54% For Here Or To Go? (2017) There's nothing new about immigrants to America making compromises in their new country, but in the comic drama For Here or to Go?, the story gets a chai-infused, Silicon Valley-mired twist.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
100% Betting on Zero (2017) The situation is heartbreaking and frustrating. But the film is so persuasive that it could help finally tank Herbalife's shares and validate Ackman's gamble - possibly preventing thousands of others.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
88% My Scientology Movie (2017) The film's a little choppy as Theroux takes side trips to interview other former Scientologists, but it comes together as a chilling look at America's most famous 20th-century homegrown religion.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
94% The Freedom to Marry (2017) Rosenstein makes this a suspenseful legal yarn and an essential history lesson.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
91% I Am Jane Doe (2017) A powerful documentary ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
90% A Good American (2017) Slow, quiet, and infuriating ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
100% The Bad Kids (2016) Desert flowers can be hard to spot, but are often distinctly beautiful, and The Bad Kids has them in focus.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
81% Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016) The doc is gorgeously filmed, well edited, and works in close-up, but the result is more voyeuristic than revealing, except to show that desolation is among those things that cannot be seen or touched.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
79% Magnus (2016) Ree makes things easy for people who don't play chess, deftly pacing Carlsen's triumphs and failures and milking the suspense as "the Mozart of chess" employs his intuition to win ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
No Score Yet Behind Bayonets And Barbed Wire (2016) There's nothing quite like hearing such memories from the very people who endured these atrocities, and, in the end, after a slow start, the actors who bring those memories to life do them vivid justice.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
93% All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016) In an era of disaster- and celebrity-obsessed cable news, during an election testing the virtues of objectivity, the documentary All Governments Lie is worthy testimony that many journalists are in it for the truth.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
40% A Billion Lives (2016) Demonstrating an egregious contempt for science, Biebert and his subjects attack the call for research into the effects of electronic cigarettes as nothing more than shilling for tax collectors and Big Pharma.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
100% The Uncondemned (2016) The film is a riveting feat of editing considering the material, the legalistic conundrums, and the profusion of detail.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
100% 100 Years (2016) Janko offers powerful details ... though her scattershot approach and tendency to linger on mundane events undermines the impact.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
82% Theo Who Lived (2016) This film is valuable on account of its singular vantage point, and not just because of the firsthand description of the jihadist group's brutality, which is unsurprising.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
50% The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2016) Palast slices through all the B.S., and while he may be over-the-top in his presentation, keep in mind, he's got just the facts, ma'am.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
92% SEED: The Untold Story (2016) Seed: The Untold Story is the rare documentary from filmmakers who are not just capable but also in love with their craft.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016