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Ernest Hardy

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Someone Else "A tense, unexpectedly moving psychological study of a man's unraveling that initially seems a much simpler tale. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 10, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) "The documentary isn't intellectually rigorous or academically minded, but it is engrossing, buoyed by the charm of Hockney and his cohorts. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Apr 26, 2016
30% Love Thy Nature (2016) "Though the heavy-handed score is emotionally manipulative, Rokab alternates between hopeful and grim prognoses, mercifully providing a measure of hope and possibility that many films of this ilk do not. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 19, 2016
56% Sold (2016) "Such a solid example of film-industry liberalism's shortcomings that it warrants only the faintest praise. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2016
71% Of Mind and Music (2016) "The whole thing is held together by performances that are superb across the board, Adams' assured direction and delicate, beautiful work by both director of photography Tom Lembcke and composer Carlos José Alvarez. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 1, 2016
67% 1982 (2016) "1982 is a ham-fisted morality tale about love, marriage and the fallout of the '80s crack epidemic as though told by someone whose intel on all three came primarily from pulp sources. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2016
83% The Fourth Noble Truth (2015) "Because the film is centered on fully fleshed-out characters - flaws, weaknesses and all - it works in the same way any good religious emissary does: weaving a captivating tale to get the spiritual message across. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2016
No Score Yet Seahorses (2016) "Here's a character- and dialogue-driven drama in which the characters are stock and the dialogue creaky. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2016
No Score Yet Forever (2015) "The film twists tension in the viewer's gut as the clock ticks toward a day of reckoning. But the script could be tougher-minded, especially when a love-saves-the-day coda adds sugar to what would have been more powerful left bitter. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2016
No Score Yet Dream/Killer (2016) "The fact that viewers, like the Fergusons, can muster only bittersweet relief at Ryan's release from prison is the film's whole point: The legal system itself is so damningly captured. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 1, 2015
92% Frame by Frame (2015) "Informative, revelatory, and full of astonishing photography. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2015
80% Ayanda (Ayanda and the Mechanic) (2015) "The film has the urgency and magnetism of an assured youth-culture manifesto, only stumbling a bit when the balance between dramatic and comic elements leans too heavily toward the former. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
71% Heneral Luna (2015) "A hagiographic, testosterone-driven war film heavy on macho posturing, gunfire and explosions, bodies falling, and a stoic hero at the center of it all. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 27, 2015
87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "The Tab Hunter of today, as shown in the numerous segments where he is interviewed about his life and career, is the epitome of effortless cool, deserving of his hard won respect. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted Sep 29, 2015
No Score Yet Olvidados (2015) "Captures the visceral terror of torture so powerfully that it jars the viewer. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2015
100% Songs From The North (2015) "The fact that Yoo isn't regarded as an outsider by the people she's recording allows her to capture a number of revealing, unrehearsed moments that startle in their raw emotion. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
64% The Man Who Saved the World (2015) "Petrov is such a potent figure that he survives the heavy-handedness, but he is in some ways best served by Sergey Shnyryov's fantastic rendering of him in flashback. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
92% Prophet's Prey (2015) "Grim but riveting viewing, a layered commentary on this country's moral and spiritual underbelly. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
86% My Voice, My Life (2015) "Damn if a few of the kids don't milk your tear ducts at the end. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 25, 2015
77% People Places Things (2015) "There are two reasons to check out People Places Things - but neither the lead actors nor the characters they play are among them. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 14, 2015
No Score Yet The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012) "It gives film fans the chance to see the late Ernest Borgnine in his last acting gig and to see that he clearly relished every opportunity to perform. Unfortunately, the film surrounding him is a pulseless homage to spaghetti westerns. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
85% Glass Chin (2015) "Buschel's script is peppered with both offbeat humor and philosophical debates that circle back to what is, at heart, a class critique that skewers everything from the art world to the bougie dreams of the common man. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2015
44% Preggoland (2015) "There's satiric comedy to be mined from the conflicting messages society still sends about pregnancy, motherhood, and women's worth, but the script isn't smart enough to explore them. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 5, 2015
27% Marfa Girl (2015) "Oddly compelling. " ‐ CraveOnline
Posted May 4, 2015
72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "It helps to be a Spandau fan, of course, but the smart, layered contextualizing and historicizing of the group within the film makes it a gift for any pop-culture aficionado. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2015
No Score Yet Candlestick (2015) "Presswell's stylized dialogue, whose rapid-fire banter often hardens into self-conscious artifice, is biting and witty but thankfully absent either endless pop-culture references or cloying self-consciousness of its own cleverness. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
67% Revolution (2013) "Revolution is educational, but its shortcomings are glaring. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 22, 2015
100% Song From The Forest (2015) "Song is filled with great beauty and moments of everyday life that show that director Michael Obert has a fine sense of the power of the quotidian ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 7, 2015
57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) "The film's visually arresting, but it's the performances that hold it all together - Short, Wilmer Valderrama, Jesse Spencer, Paz de la Huerta, Míriam Colón, and Mike Starr, with Bachleda being the real glue. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
No Score Yet Death Of A Tree (2015) "Every conversation is a heavy-handed meditation on guilt and redemption, with language lifted directly from religious tracts and not even slightly molded into the way actual human beings talk to one another. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
14% Electric Slide (2015) "Jim Sturgess as Dodson is meant to be a charismatic, effete dandy. He merely comes off creepy. Vinessa Shaw, Chloë Sevigny, and Patricia Arquette are utterly wasted in nothing parts. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2015
58% Walter (2015) "Feels something like gathering a team of master chefs to make a breakfast of corn flakes and Tang. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) "A chilling, timely, often darkly and unexpectedly humorous look at one man's brutal experiences in the American prison system, the documentary The Mind of Mark DeFriest is the adage "truth is stranger than fiction" writ large. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2015
No Score Yet The Business Of Disease (2014) "Weakened by a frequently overwrought score and cheap graphics that often give Business something of a histrionic undertone. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 17, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "Rossier allows space for the man's culpability even as he convincingly shows that without de Klerk's involvement, the struggle for black liberation would have been much harder and taken much longer. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2015
No Score Yet Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter (2015) "You need not be a student or scholar of dance to be completely enthralled by Greg Vander Veer's documentary Miss Hill. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
14% Americons (2015) "Americons has its heart and justifiably outraged politics in the right place; it just lacks artistry or real insight. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 21, 2015
100% Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2014) "Reyes brings a smart visual artist's compositional eye to capturing the people and environment on the Mexican side of the divide. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 22, 2014
No Score Yet Do You Know What My Name Is? (2014) "Playing (and looking) like a home movie that has been tricked out with digestible scientific content, the film is also incredibly moving. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 10, 2014
100% Giuseppe Makes A Movie (2014) "Andrews isn't the first creative type to attempt to cast ineptitude as a virtue, but damn if he doesn't just about make his case in Giuseppe Makes a Movie. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2014
63% Drug Lord: The Legend Of Shorty (2014) "Compelling but ultimately unfulfilling ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
No Score Yet Occupy The Farm (2014) "It illustrates the staggering extent to which corporate interests dictate policy and shape scientific research (who it is for, where it is applied). " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
91% The Great Invisible (2014) "Margaret Brown's documentary The Great Invisible stands as a Very Important Film, and not just because of its impressive pedigree. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 28, 2014
80% Yakona "Unapologetic in its activist bent, the film is just as relentless in its beauty. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 28, 2014
20% Iceman (2014) "The story is unnecessarily muddled and confusing in the telling, and the athletically gifted Yen is overshadowed by largely mediocre CGI effects. Revisit the original instead. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 16, 2014
No Score Yet The Olivia Experiment (2014) "The performances are overdrawn and the writing is facile; maybe the hetero male-jock and faux-lesbian eye candy will be enough for you. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 4, 2014
9% The Damned (2014) "It's all well acted and expertly crafted - quick edits that play mind and visual games with the viewer, music that heightens tension, some cool special effects - but most of the victims are people you want to slap even before their secrets are spilled. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
100% K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2014) "Its considered use of ice and snow-covered vistas against the expanse of blue sky offers great beauty while capturing something of what pulls the adventurous to try to reach the world's second highest peak. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2014
No Score Yet NightLights (2014) "There are moments in director David Midell's NightLights that play like PSAs, but that earnestness is paved over by wonderfully affecting performances. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2014
No Score Yet No Cameras Allowed (2014) "Haney's talent and charisma make him worth watching. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 5, 2014
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