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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% Boston: An American Running Story (2017) Boston, like the city itself, is strong indeed.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
57% 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
100% 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
13% 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
84% 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
64% 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
87% 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
92% 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
90% 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
80% 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
91% 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
80% 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
94% Starving The Beast (2016) [Mims'] film goes far ... thanks not just to his thorough research, but also a strong narrative and compelling cinematography.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
No Score Yet Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA (2016) In the end ... Making a Killing feels oddly static, like any fact-dense sermon to the choir.‐ Village Voice
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
100% At The Fork (2016) A deeply personal and moving exploration given ballast by copious input from experts.‐ Village Voice
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
No Score Yet Poverty Inc (2014) Utterly fails to inform or guide.‐ Village Voice
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
93% Drone (2015) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2014
71% Plot for Peace (2014) Plot for Peace proves enthralling.‐ Village Voice
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
86% Altina (2014) A joyful portrait, although it doesn't leave out some blemishes.‐ Village Voice
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
82% Ivory Tower (2014) What the film does accomplish is making you think ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014