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David Hinckley

David Hinckley
David Hinckley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Daily News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Birdsong (2012) Birdsong burrows down into the individual stories and dreams that die on these killing fields, and in that sense it is terribly sad.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2018
87% Grey Gardens (2009) No matter how many times we revisit the story and peek in the windows, there really isn't much we can do except shake our heads and acknowledge that some people either don't get very good cards or don't play them very well.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
74% Too Big to Fail (2011) Whether you agree or disagree, the film sorts out a complex situation in simple and human terms.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
77% Recount (2008) The tension that swirled around thousands of disputed Florida ballots after the November 2000 election was almost Shakespearean... Recount effectively dramatizes that struggle.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
95% Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) Little of this is new information. But when even the 1968 comeback is 50 years in the past, a solid refresher course, that frames Elvis's legacy in a respectful and truthful way, borders on being essential.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
98% Dolores (2017) It's a story that should be told, and the fact it's being told while Huerta is still among us makes it all the more satisfying.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
No Score Yet Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death (2017) Into the Night isn't a program everyone's going to want to watch. It's valuable anyway, because this is a game in which everyone's number will eventually be called.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
90% Arthur Miller: Writer (2018) Whatever the nuances of the man, some of which are seen here in ways they will not be seen elsewhere, that's not a bad call.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
62% Take Your Pills (2018) Valuable television isn't always fun television. Or easy television.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
98% Jane (2017) ... the visuals themselves are nothing short of brilliant.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
No Score Yet Maigret Sets a Trap (2016) Atkinson himself does Maigret well enough so that a newcomer might be surprised to know he does comedy, too.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
100% Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (2017) ... [Director Stanley Nelson] makes a compelling case that whatever the flaws and however uncertain the future of many HBCUs, they have taken America further down the right road.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) 12 Bars, with the apparent full consent of its subject, gives us a man with feet of clay.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
100% Atomic Homefront (2017) Atomic Homefront comes to this story, unapologetically, from the conviction that government agencies on all levels, run by both parties, are trying to dance away from an increasingly clear responsibility...‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
90% Marjorie Prime (2017) ... Marjorie Prime underscores the common threads in all human lives, including the insecurity, the frustration, the everyday pleasures and the inexorable passage of time.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro doesn't slam the door on the possibility of America ever getting it right. It does relay, powerfully, Baldwin's admonition that anyone who thinks we're close has not been following the race.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
86% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) Produced and directed by Francis Whately, this loving and reverential doc focuses on Bowie's impressive artistic output from 2011 until he died on Jan. 10, 2016.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
100% Psych: The Movie (2017) Roday and Hill step back into their respective shoes without missing a step.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
100% 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide (2017) 32 Pills is a love story of another sort, wherein memories of pleasure will always be infused with regret and pain.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Jeremiah Tower has already left his mark on the world...‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
91% Spielberg (2017) ... [Director Susan] Lacy's complimentary portrait makes it clear that this slightly neurotic kid from the postwar suburbs had a gift that he never wasted.‐ TV Worth Watching
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
No Score Yet Descendants 2 (2017) The Descendants' parents should be proud.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
88% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) For a story focusing on Whitney Houston the artist, fans will have to look elsewhere - perhaps to a rival family-endorsed documentary now in production.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 89% Bessie (2015) Bessie Smith, who earned the title "Empress of the Blues" back in the 1920s, remains a voice that should be heard today.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
1/5 20% The Unauthorized Full House Story (2015) Not long after you start watching The Unauthorized Full House Story, you might think , "Well, at least the dialogue can't get any worse." You'd be wrong. It can and it does.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church (2015) Hendrix performances aren't exactly rare. There must be a hundred albums of concerts and studio outtakes. That doesn't make this set any less powerful, and it has the added poignance of being his last major show before his death just 10 weeks later.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell in High Water (2015) It has an unnecessarily and distractingly melodramatic narration, but as a study of nature's destruction and man's challenge in responding, it's not to be missed.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
4/5 91% Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2013) A new documentary on the late trash-talking TV host Morton Downey Jr. suggests he might have been putting one over on both the world and himself.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 71% Web Junkie (2014) The campers, of course, hate it, and many seem to suggest it becomes basically another game to them. Figure it out, get released, go back to the computer.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2015
3/5 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) Set against our current flurry of stories on police/community tension, The Grim Sleeper suggests we could use a wakeup call.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
3/5 47% Whitney (2015) So "Whitney" is an odd mix. The love feels real, and you begrudge them none of it. Yet the problems are just as real, and it's hard to see what could have averted them.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 89% Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014) Every little once in a while, a television special reminds us that the Christmas spirit can make the impossible come true. In Elf, for example, the goofiest guy on the planet gets kissed by a beautiful blond. Now that's what I'm talking about.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2014
2/5 59% Peter Pan Live! (2014) If a new generation of young folks stuck around to get enchanted Thursday, that's great. Too often, we just weren't feeling the pixie dust.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2014
3/5 100% Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) The spirit remains true, and this is a nice add-on to the movies, with the familiar subtext that the cool effects in video games are no substitute for a kid's own imagination.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2014
3/5 50% Big Driver (2014) A few horror-story cliches seep in, but with Bello playing a character who is strikingly unglamorous and at times not even sympathetic, Big Driver should deliver for its audience.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 50% Deliverance Creek (2014) Let's hope it gets less murky.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2014
2/5 11% The Longest Week (2014) Writer-director Peter Glanz seems determined to make a subpar Wes Anderson knockoff. And in that sense, he has achieved undeniable success.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/5 94% The Normal Heart (2014) This reincarnation of The Normal Heart raises all the right disturbing questions.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 20, 2014
3/5 96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) There's nothing unlikable about the Plimpton we meet here, and his self-deprecation about his experiences feels endearing. It just leaves us wondering whether he also had some ambivalence of his own.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) Hall's backstory, riddled with tragedy, gets the proper attention and respect here. But it's the music that won't let you stop watching.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2014
1.5/4 85% Bottle Rocket (1996) Bottle Rocket was conceived as a low-budget family affair -- it has more Wilsons than the Beach Boys -- and outside of a few cult-intensive pockets of fandom, that's where it's likely to end up.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2014
3/5 100% The Whole Gritty City (2013) For every 11-year-old who decides he's going to take the band route and does, another kid who seems to have beaten the odds has not. The good news is that the band directors here aren't giving up - and that in music they have a potent weapon.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Spies of Mississippi (2013) Spies speaks in a calm voice and acknowledges that the anti-civil rights movement in Mississippi ran far deeper than one government agency. Still, it's a somber reminder of how much the movement had to overcome.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth (2013) Out of all this, she emerges as a woman who speaks eloquently and plainly, whether describing her lifelong activism or recalling how the Color Purple characters lived in her head for a full year, talking all the while.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Finding The Funk (2014) George calls funk the bridge between soul music and hip hop, and he builds a strong case. Funk refused to be put in any box. Wherever it came from, and wherever it's still doing, it gets your motor moving.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/5 71% Barrymore (2012) Plummer commands the stage as easily and firmly as Barrymore must have. He makes us believe that Barrymore would indeed, as he tries to reach deep into his past and revive Richard, keep recalling his wives or breaking in to sing a pop song of the day.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
4/5 85% Hawking (2013) He talks a lot about his two wives. This makes Hawking unusually revealing, because his life has almost always been framed in terms of his mental brilliance. ‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2014
4/5 92% Herblock: The Black & the White (2013) He returned continuously to themes of economic and social justice. Starting his career at the beginning of the Great Depression cemented those instincts and gave him material to develop a distinctive style for portraying haves and have-nots.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2014
2/5 43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) The movie itself apparently isn't sure the murders themselves are lurid enough. So it adds a few things that didn't happen, plus some 21st-century music.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2014
2/5 83% Mitt (2014) In a scene where Romney explains that within five years the country could fall into utter fiscal chaos, he exudes no more passion than in another scene where he picks up stray trash from a balcony.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2014