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Donald J. Levit

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87%

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016)

"This documentary celebrates the soul and sound of music and its celebrants who are here not for the money." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 10, 2016
49%

Genius (2016)

"'Genius' scores for near monochromatic visualization of Depression era New York and New Canaan, the daring red of a woman's hat standing out in a drizzly male world out of a 1934 photograph." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 9, 2016
88%

The Big Short (2015)

"If spectators felt they did not grasp what happened with banks, stocks, and mortgages to crash the world economy, 'The Big Short' will leave them only deeper in debt and doubt." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 29, 2016
90%

The Witness (2016)

"The film could not have failed to flesh Kitty Genovese out beyond a number, a statistic, that last night alive, through grainy home movies and memories fifty years later. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 28, 2016
30%

Saint Joan (1957)

"The endless talk is of institution vs. individual, Church vs. the girl's "heretical" voices-visions, France vs. Burgundy vs. England, at the molasses pace of a celluloid lecture." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 22, 2016
No Score Yet

Nasser (2015)

"This enthralling overview is as good as one can hope for. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 20, 2016
94%

Black Girl (La noire de...) (1966)

"'Black Girl' brought Ousmane Sembène to international cinema prominence." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 16, 2016
96%

Weiner (2016)

"Non-judgmental although inviting viewer verdict, 'Weiner' traces with humor a scandal that showcases foolishness, bad taste, idealism, cynicism, ethno-religious animosity, and the media obscenity of popular culture. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 14, 2016
61%

Concussion (2015)

"Even as 'Concussion' clouds the hard-core problem with soft side issues, it is a best step so far in the right direction. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 13, 2016
82%

Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973)

"With enhancement from adventurous but subtle jazz by Masahiko Satoh, the experience is visually and aurally memorable." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 1, 2016
100%

My Darling Clementine (1946)

"If less than its outsized reputation, this Western is still a fun view, particularly in Joe MacDonald's austere camerawork in Monument Valley. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 29, 2016
82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"Playing against type and expectation, the film intrigues and, as a bonus, entertains." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 21, 2016
33%

Max Rose (2016)

"A rare appreciation of age and ageing, of loss, and of lost and found and of love. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 16, 2016
95%

Stray Dog (Nora inu) (1963)

"Over the years, this competent but routine if visually effective detective flick has frequently been styled an early gem. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 12, 2016
91%

Green Room (2016)

"Good or bad depends on whether one cares to watch such raw hysterical darkness, and whether it is worth watching. Against the tide, this voice crying in the wilderness says, no, it isn't." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 11, 2016
89%

Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016)

" 'Neon Bull' avoids cliché as well as editorializing comment, and thus approaches to unadorned realism. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 7, 2016
78%

Evolution (2016)

"In its dystopia which some viewers may consider a utopia, atmosphere and dread reign, too little is explained, and the coldness of story makes for aloof cinema." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 31, 2016
94%

The Good Earth (1937)

"In source novel and film, simplicity, family, and hard work are the pillars." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 25, 2016
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Dancehall Queen (1997)

"The joyful sensuality of the soundtrack and dancers is irresistible, the thin-ish characters are comic or villainous but winning, and the no-frills borderline crudity fits and intensifies the whole." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2016
100%

White Lies (2013)

"Showcases a triangle of strong female performances, impressive cinematography and music. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2016
No Score Yet

The Toll Gate (1920) (1920)

"Fact and/or fiction, William S. Hart's Wild West exerts an inexorable pull on the national, and international, psyche. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 12, 2016
75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"Scenes do not gel into a whole, nor do characters compel; suspense is absent, and early parody and irony have given way to out-and-out torture porn. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 24, 2016
88%

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

"Today the stellar cast comes across as overacting, mugging into predictable pratfalls, blustering obtuseness and telegraphed laff lines." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 22, 2016
94%

Carol (2015)

"'Carol' is a meticulous low-key reward for audiences." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 15, 2016
89%

Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016)

"The film's sometimes brilliant pieces cannot rescue the vehicle. Some parts, but not the sum of those parts, are better than the whole. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 11, 2016
90%

24 City (Er shi si cheng ji) (2008)

"A fond, quietly ironic look at the past and the present facing the global problem of individual obsolescence and urban uprooting. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 11, 2016
75%

The Sword of Doom (1966)

"Ryunosuke's blank-faced amorality and apparent insanity and the spirited swordplay and Nakadai's athleticism move the viewer along." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 11, 2016
96%

Nina Forever (2016)

"'Nina Forever' contains too much texting and some unnecessary pseudo-kinkiness -- but also a lot of sly good fun." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 11, 2016
97%

Gilda (1946)

"'Gilda' is memorable for the minutes of one dubbed song, one dance. But, ah! that one sexually confident shimmy is enough. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 8, 2016
96%

Rams (Hrútar) (2016)

"'Rams' is quiet, measured and charming. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 3, 2016
87%

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

"'Kung Fu Panda 3' kicks in with ready-made anticipation from two successful predecessors and should please most kids and adults." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 30, 2016
90%

I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene) (1965)

"One wants to rescue this lost lady who is not aware enough to realize how lost she is." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 29, 2016
100%

Portrait of Jason (1967)

"Born Aaron Payne, Jason Holiday gives the performance of any lifetime, and it is superb artifice. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 29, 2016
90%

Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

"Frequent headshots are intercalated with war-zone footage, a good deal of it shot by Jim himself, giving a sense of intimacy and loss beyond mere as-told-to second-hand accounts." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 25, 2016
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Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle (2012)

"The film's shortness makes commercial release problematic; but in one form or another it surely deserves to reach the public. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 25, 2016
65%

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"Like previous Diablo Cody scenarios, this one points to a life message but turns out popcorn, watchable but forgettable once the music stops and lights go up. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 20, 2016
100%

The Public Enemy (1931)

"In spite of woodenness, creakiness in plot, and unintentional humor in printed piety, ' The Public Enemy,' a film of its time, was a sensation at that time, and is still not to be missed today. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2016
98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"Two minutes over two hours, 'Embrace of the Serpent' drags in places, but the total effect is powerful." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 9, 2016
74%

The Jazz Singer (1927)

"Of its time, surely, 'The Jazz Singer' is nevertheless better than one expects going in." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 31, 2015
97%

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

"Like its central figure, and like the director and his oeuvre, the film has its flaws but they are to be overlooked in consideration of the whole package and the heart: were it otherwise, none should 'scape whipping. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 30, 2015
92%

Zangiku monogatari (The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums) (1979)

"With more said by showing less, operatic heartbreak and sentimentality and anger are pictured in formal precision, not a moment or scene or actor out of place. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2015
91%

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

"The lack of moralizing or posturing in this adaptation makes it all the more forceful." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 7, 2015
44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"Incessantly to a Ramsey Lewis score that quickly goes from memorable to overused, the mystery is why Allen bothered to do this movie in the first place." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 8, 2015
71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

"The twenty-four-hour action is indicated by lengthening shadows, including those particularly striking that look upwards from within a well." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 6, 2015
100%

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

"Hard-nosed, farcical, tender, critical, satirical, elitist and populist all at once." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 28, 2015
93%

The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015)

"Presents impactful historical footage and stills, largely b&w, set alongside present color interviews with celebrated, now aged, figures of the era." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 31, 2015
93%

Cat People (1942)

"Scenes where Irena shadows her rival are burned into cinema memory." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2015
80%

Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango (2015)

"Distinctively associated with Argentina, and distinctively white, the world-famous tango is here returned to its rightful place and shared roots." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 21, 2015
98%

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

"Some early sequences seem a tad uncertain, but a little way in all becomes surer of itself and, for now going on eighty years ago, a miracle." ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 19, 2015
89%

Meru (2015)

"It's not only sounds and visuals that raise this documentary above the pack. There is as well, arguably even more important, a drama that Topsy-like just growed. " ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 13, 2015
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