Diana Clarke

Diana Clarke

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Do Not Resist (2016)

"In this new and vital documentary, Craig Atkinson interrogates what is happening in American police departments and why cops' presence on the streets looks more and more like war." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 4, 2016

Among the Believers (2016)

"It insists on seeing its subjects' humanity - something rare in the Western press, particularly when reporting on Islam, and especially fundamentalism." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 29, 2016

The Ruins of Lifta (2016)

"Vital, complicated and flawed ... necessary viewing." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 21, 2016

Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (2014)

"Though sometimes clumsy or nostalgic, the film is an engaging oral history of Leary and Dass's friendship." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2016

Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (Jheronimus Bosch, Touched By The Devil) (2016)

"The high-resolution images of Bosch's twisted work are gorgeous, but it's hard not to feel like the doc is a poor substitute for seeing the art in person." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Ants on a Shrimp (2016)

"Like a well-executed fine-dining experience, this sleek documentary entertains, delights, and makes viewers comfortable without evident sweat." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 27, 2016

Hooligan Sparrow (2016)

"[A] tremendous documentary ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 20, 2016

Indian Point (2016)

"Someone needs to ask questions; here they are." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2016

The Kind Words (2016)

"Zissman-Cohen's subtle features and the way they flood with repressed feeling make each moment a separate, fully formed shard in a disjointed mosaic of emotional truth." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2016

From This Day Forward (2016)

"The complex family dynamics are fascinating, and they make for an engaging (if sometimes troubling) film." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2016

Germans & Jews (2016)

"For a film encompassing generations of fraught history, Germans & Jews is awfully short, but hardly superficial." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 7, 2016

Tikkun (2016)

"Shot like a photo album, gorgeous frame after gorgeous frame, it continually suggests that crisis and struggle can be beautiful when viewed from the right angle." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 7, 2016

Princess (2014)

"It's hard to keep watching. Don't stop." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 25, 2016

Pervert Park (2015)

"The film is a softly gleaming counternarrative to the conventional news cycle of panic and fear." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 18, 2016

Rabin In His Own Words (2016)

"Rabin's consistent, thoughtful self-criticism and colorful storytelling animate what might otherwise be a pat, or at least familiar, history of Israel in the 20th century. By making it specific, Laufer makes it new." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2016

Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (2016)

"Cutting between present, childhood, and recent past, Bispuri constructs a subtle, richly emotional collage." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 20, 2016

Streit's: Matzo And The American Dream (2016)

"This gripping documentary about unleavened bread and the people who need it asks us to consider what we in the world owe one another - and demands that we do better." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 19, 2016

Colliding Dreams (2016)

"How can everyone go home? It's an impossible question, but a vital one. By listening deeply, Dorman and Rudavsky suggest that, even if there might not be an answer, we can always change the story; see how it already has changed, so many times?" ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 29, 2016

Rabin, the Last Day (2016)

"By glamorizing struggle and ideology across the Israeli-Jewish political spectrum, it once more invites identification with only half of those locked in the conflict Rabin was trying to solve." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2016

The Tainted Veil (2015)

"Some of what the interviewees say will be offensive, no matter your point of view. Go and listen. Bring a friend so you can keep the discussion going after the credits roll." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 7, 2015

Censored Voices (2015)

"Oz is the best-known novelist in Israel, notorious for supporting a two-state solution. If you don't yet understand why he does, watch this film. If you're already on Oz's side, keeping the wound open might be worth it." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2015

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)

"Despite a melodramatic title, the film is keen and measured. Drama builds in the small moments." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2015

Of Men And War (2015)

"Disregard your personal feelings about the military, U.S. involvement in foreign wars, or a French director making a movie about Americans. This film is raw in the truest sense, yet refined in its sympathy and scope." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 2, 2015

India's Daughter (2015)

"[A] disturbing, vivid documentary ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2015

Dukhtar (2015)

"Dukhtar is an issues film with the twisted, heart-pounding feel of a road-trip thriller ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2015

In My Father's House (2015)

"In My Father's House doesn't spend much time on politics, examining why rates of fatherlessness are so high among black American families, but it doesn't need to." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2015

Welcome To Leith (2015)

"[A] fascinating, unnerving documentary." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2015

Paul Taylor Creative Domain (2015)

"A dance is not only motion, but emotion. This fascinating film reminds us how closely the two are linked." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 8, 2015
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The Lost Key (2015)

"A mightily silly but occasionally insightful, and certainly entertaining, film." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 11, 2015

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015)

"A serious, fascinating, slightly lurid documentary for devoted Al Jazeera viewers and fans of the movie Her." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2015

Tap World (2015)

"It's rare to find a film that portrays dancers of all shapes, colors, ages, and sizes as beautiful, which they are." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 7, 2015

Mala Mala (2015)

"This film does not pander. Rather, it demands that the viewer rise to the occasion." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 3, 2015

Felt (2015)

"This strange, quiet film takes social narratives about romance and gender and upends them, often seeming like one thing until it's another." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2015

The Wanted 18 (2015)

"It's beautiful and important and very strange." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 16, 2015

The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015)

"Pretty funny and only kind of sad ..." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 9, 2015

I Believe in Unicorns (2015)

"Vack is sexy and charming, but Dyer carries the film, the camera holding her expressive face in close-up, wavering between pain and wonder." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 27, 2015

One Cut, One Life (2015)

"As intuitive as its structure, as natural as the processes of dying and mourning that make up its core." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 12, 2015

The Hand That Feeds (2015)

"L√≥pez is a singularly tender, compelling, and articulate campaigner in this high-stakes struggle for justice, filmed with the urgency and suspense of a Hitchcock thriller." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015

Secret of Water (2015)

"It's laugh-out-loud silly if you're in the mood, but mostly embarrassing." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 17, 2015

Eastern Boys (2015)

"What a relief to watch this small, expert film - a pane of glass in a concrete wall - that whispers, that dares to stand still and witness ordinary human pain." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 24, 2015

Farewell to Hollywood (2015)

"A deeply human reminder that there's plenty of beauty around us right now." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 24, 2015

A Small Section Of The World (2014)

"A delicious, compact viewing experience - like a rich, smooth shot of espresso." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2014

Free the Nipple (2014)

"It's too rare for movies to depict women working together as friends to effect political change, and this one makes it seem righteous, loud, and fun as a rock concert." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2014

Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)

"Rowlands is an interesting, engaging actor, but she's constrained by Richard Alfieri's flat script and Jackson's manic, dogged affect." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 9, 2014

Monk With a Camera (2014)

"Like a good photograph, or a wise abbot, it only presents the evidence and allows us to arrive at truth." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2014

Warsaw Uprising (2014)

"Despite its context in a global conflict, Uprising is a strangely intimate film." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 4, 2014
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A Requiem For Syrian Refugees (2014)

"It's hard to look away, and important to keep watching." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014
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The Hacker Wars (2014)

"As one journalist tells Weisman, "Information is the weapon." It's worthwhile to understand how it's being used." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014

The Supreme Price (2014)

"Hafsat Abiola knows how rare is her chance to speak, so with keen intelligence she does, and it's compelling." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 30, 2014
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Print The Legend (2014)

"The filmmakers assume, rightly for the most part, that viewers will be invested in the origin story and power struggles at the start-up MakerBot, one of the first companies to make and sell 3-D printers to the public." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2014
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