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Donald J. Levit

Donald J. Levit

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
79% Cop Car (2015) "There is no fat on this lean thriller, with even impatient seconds at a Santa Fe Avenue stoplight contributing. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 13, 2015
98% Roman Holiday (1953) "What a never-to-be-forgotten brief holiday it was, befitting one of filmdom's true regal princesses. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2015
52% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) "Ninety minutes of PR. Which does not mean that it is not fun, in parts, but that the overkill does become too much of a muchness. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 30, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "Director/writer/editor Stevan Riley lets Marlon Brando speak for himself. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 26, 2015
74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) "The film bombards the viewer with too many snippets from the six decades' career, a number of them still photos from her 400-plus scrapbooks and some jazzed up in hokey animation. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 24, 2015
85% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) "Nina Simone sacrificed soaring popularity in order to advocate change. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2015
96% The Look of Silence (2015) "'The Look of Silence' is a reminder of what the world chooses not to know. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 16, 2015
96% Solaris (1976) "Viewers with patience will find 'Solaris' mesmerizing, visual and emotional food for thought even if such thought is open to a rainbow of interpretations, or to none. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 15, 2015
83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "That this is a remake, and not so impactful as the original take, does not take away from its relevance. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 11, 2015
No Score Yet Ka-teu (Cart) " Although the film's heart is squarely in the right place, that heart is too blatantly obvious and too obviously on its sleeve. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 6, 2015
95% Amy (2015) "Along with interviews and/or voiceovers from family, friends, exploiters, enablers and others, there is killer performance and studio footage and home movie material of Amy as a child and teenager. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2015
100% The Yearling (1946) "In spite of obvious scenes of boy and growing deer running against a rosy skyline, the relationship is handled with tenderness and taste. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 29, 2015
98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) "This classic is poetic, disturbing, appalling, as Emily Dickinson saucily spoke of the undertaker, the 'man of the appalling trade.' " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 28, 2015
85% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) "Photographer Bert Stern's sole motion picture does not truncate its performers in embracing, in addition to jazz, blues, gospel and R&R and in this is superior, a unique music documentary. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 28, 2015
52% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "In the role of Pablo Escobar, Benicio Del Toro exudes menace . " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 28, 2015
100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015) "All's well that ends well, of course, not that there was any doubt of that. The visual marvel, in fact, outweighs the tale. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 20, 2015
72% American Sniper (2015) "On combat as it exists today, and on its often unconsidered damage to combatants as well as to innocent civilians, Eastwood has managed an exciting and a true and a sad sobering piece. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 19, 2015
20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) "There is some schmaltz but not much Old Country here. And the value of art at such times when "life isn't worth anything" gets lost in the shuffle. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 14, 2015
36% Back to 1942 (2012) "The film could do with more pruning and fewer undeveloped characters. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 5, 2015
80% Câinele Japonez (The Japanese Dog) "This tale might at first appear so negligible as to be non-existent until one sees that life is indeed here, tender and flatline as it most always turns out. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 30, 2015
100% Harakiri (1962) "The 1962 single masterpiece uses ploys of the written word in picturing the past and/or far away to criticize the present. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 29, 2015
No Score Yet The Human Condition IV (Ningen no jôken IV) "The whole trilogy is a film experience not to be missed. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 28, 2015
86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "Just how much is fictionalized is a toss-up, though mise en scène is location real and, tough for even hardened viewers, the tale strikes a true vein. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 28, 2015
92% When Marnie Was There (2015) "Evades the cold computer feel and the un-fairytale-ish adult imposition of inappropriate wisecracks and streetwise teen jive. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 21, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Plot, dialogue, intelligence, subtlety, suspense, wit, chemistry and logic get tossed out the window in George Miller's fourth milking of this franchise. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 15, 2015
58% Maggie (2015) "'Maggie' has a slant that is novel enough, and yet universal, to have made for much better cinema. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 7, 2015
100% The World of Apu (1960) "Before our eyes Apu has grown up. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 2, 2015
100% In Transit "Maysles uses the train as metaphor for the journey of life, rail passengers and crew unified in human hopes and fears, strengths and weaknesses. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 1, 2015
64% Reality (2015) "Take this Venice Official Selection as nothing, as fun and little more, as satire or exposé or as deep-down profound, it is a film hard not to react to, either walk out on or embrace. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 27, 2015
79% 24 Days (2015) "Its ending known beforehand, the story nevertheless unfolds as a suspenseful thriller rather than docudrama, much of the credit for which goes to Manu de Sousa's jumpy editing. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 23, 2015
87% House of Bamboo (1955) "Location-shot without permission in Tokyo-Yokohama, this CinemaScope noir zooms in on touristy sights without capturing the nation's postwar trauma about to move into transformation. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 18, 2015
100% Late Spring (1949) "Sadness is tempered with humor, even to a 'good luck' wallet found under a policeman's nose, just as, tempered by the unknown and unforeseeable, life itself is sweet as well as bitter. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Style, ambition and even title cloud the confusion at its heart. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 9, 2015
82% Dior and I (2015) "As shallow as the world it depicts with much-precedented 'unprecedented access.' " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 9, 2015
54% Woman in Gold (2015) "The Helen Mirrens of the film world can often elevate whatsoever vehicle. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 4, 2015
No Score Yet Jon Imber's Left Hand "Aside from an homage to the art, the spirit of the film is the spirit of Jon and, in his wife's words, 'that purity [that] came out of him, so much love.' " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 31, 2015
100% Of Horses and Men (2015) "In the life force and in death, the two species coexist, complement and mirror one another. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2015
95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) "Years are of necessity telescoped into a hundred nine cinema minutes, through selected representative images. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2015
77% Fury (2014) "Unexceptional in repeating what has already been done often and often better, 'Fury' is salvaged by some of the visually most intense narrative combat footage ever. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2015
100% Paris, Texas (1984) "The acting, Robby Müller cinematography, music and tone carry the day ... " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2015
87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "The script posits sadness but can be uplifting and gives rise to various interpretations, ending in dream or warm fuzzy fulfillment of a vision. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 15, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "This cinema study is a gentle tribute from one friend to the other. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 12, 2015
93% Grey Gardens (1975) "Old-money outcasts, or dropouts by lifestyle choice, the Beale ladies are not condescended to, smirked at or exhibited. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 5, 2015
95% Stage Door (1937) "The entire cast is stellar, including little knowns Lucille Ball -- "my big break"-- Eve Arden, "real discovery" Andrea Leeds, Jack Carson, and a 14-year-old Ann Miller who lied about her age. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 27, 2015
93% The Hunting Ground (2015) "'The Hunting Ground' captures a movement whose time may have come and is long overdue. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 26, 2015
97% Red Army (2015) "Game clips are exciting and illustrate East-West differences of style and ways of thinking, but the real though subsurface subject is the breakup of the USSR and the forging of present-day Russia. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 23, 2015
No Score Yet The Glass Ceiling (Le Plafond de verre) (2006) "'GC' undercuts itself during its own last half, a series of enthusiastic on-the-job-site gushings from those men and women who have made it and are pleased. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2014
99% Song Of The Sea (2014) " In depths of wells and the North Atlantic, chapels and caves, woods and even urban places, the land is permeated with magic, little people, transformations, Celtic twilight. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 12, 2014
50% Tip Top (2014) "Director Serge Bozon is not sure whether he intends a linear or non-linear sex rib-tickler or noir thriller, a female buddy cop caper or a social comment. Or all of them. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 10, 2014
96% Ida (2014) "A sober tale of individual identity through family and religious faith and the working out of personal guilt. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 5, 2014
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