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Harry Chotiner

Harry Chotiner
Harry Chotiner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Frozen River (2008) Nothing comes easy in this movie except admiration for its ambitions and accomplishments. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 4, 2008
86% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Watching Gonzo, it's hard to like Thompson much, but even harder not to be dazzled by his talent. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 3, 2008
96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008) Bigger, Stronger, Faster is not just an impressive first film, it's an impressive film. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 1, 2008
72% Stuck (2008) The primordial image of [a woman] driving around with half of a man on her hood invokes titters of discomfort ... But director Stuart Gordon ... hasn't a clue what to do with this story. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted May 22, 2008
50% Then She Found Me (2007) Helen Hunt probably could have made this into a delightful little comedy or a thoughtful drama. But the clumsy mixing of those elements makes for an awkward mess. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted May 9, 2008
95% Without the King (2007) ... the ultimate experience of Skolnik's film is seeing a country that seems about to disappear from the face of the earth. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 27, 2008
24% The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) With over eight months left in the year, it requires a certain audacity to declare that The Life Before Her Eyes is, and will always be, the absolute worst film of 2008 ... ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 8, 2008
89% The Visitor (2008) If McCarthy is the divinity of the universe he creates, its patron saint is Frank Capra ... The primordial truth about Capra's and McCarthy's characters is that if you scratch beneath the surface, just about everyone is decent. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 7, 2008
64% Stop-Loss (2008) ... if Pierce is going to create a character who has the deep desire ... to resist the military- then she owes it to Brandon to let him be true to himself. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 7, 2008
98% The Band's Visit (2007) But not for nothing was it nominated for thirteen Israeli Academy Awards, winning eight, including best screenplay, actor, actress, director, and picture. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 2, 2008
80% Chicago 10 (2008) Morgen's film suffers from two fatal flaws: prosaic story-telling and political naivete.‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 1, 2008
91% There Will Be Blood (2007) There Will Be Blood has no characters who repay our working to get inside them, and it has no thoughts beyond cliches about our country. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 21, 2007
45% Redacted (2007) Brian DePalma has written and directed a deeply anti-American film, and that should be acknowledged, embraced, and defended as one legitimate reading of our country in 2007. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 28, 2007
76% I'm Not There (2007) Alas, this isn't the first time that writer/director Haynes has created a film with a stunning conceit that never reels in its audience. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 28, 2007
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) It is a work of art, with no apologies for that word. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 30, 2007
82% Into the Wild (2007) Into the Wild ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 17, 2007
94% My Kid Could Paint That (2007) My Kid Could Paint That ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 17, 2007
94% Lake of Fire (2007) Kaye denies that his film has a political bias, but it does. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 17, 2007
89% The Camden 28 (2007) Giacchino has created a film in which every practical question has ethical implications...The Camden 28 opens our thinking to the values and calculations which guided these noble activists and their equally noble attorneys. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 23, 2007
77% Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2007) Based on their press materials, they think they have made a film damning capital punishment and exploring Britain's most famous executioner. In fact, they haven't. But they have made a film of artistic beauty and endless fascination. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 10, 2007
83% Manufactured Landscapes (2007) "Manufactured Landscapes" is long on heart and short on brains. The result is a technically dazzling film with its heart in the right place. But it's just too thoughtless to become fine art. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 10, 2007
65% The Nines (2007) August's screenplay for "The Nines" is fun, confusing, provocative...And if he isn't as edgy or daring as he might be, there's much to be said for a film that's as entertaining and thought-provoking as the best episodes of The Twilight Zone. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 10, 2007
79% A Mighty Heart (2007) The most interesting thing about A Mighty Heart is why it became a mediocre film. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 10, 2007
69% L'Iceberg (2005) In stillness and frantic movement these characters somehow survive and endure. We aren't laughing out loud. But we are staring in stunned gasping delight. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 23, 2007
90% What She Knew (2006) Brougher brings a particularly female sensibility to her work. I think most male writer-directors would structure this story around choices and actions. Will Stephanie accept a plea bargain? Will Lydie push her patient into facing the truth? Will ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 23, 2007
65% Jindabyne (2006) By the end of his films- this idiosyncratic style, complex plotting, and core values about intimacy produce a combination of exhaustion, well-being, and a bit of unease. At the conclusion of "Jindabyne," while Lawrence's torturous journey has given more ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 23, 2007
89% Red Road (2007) Red Road is a portrait of a voyeur, and it invites us to become voyeurs of the voyeur. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 16, 2007
60% 300 (2007) It's an enjoyable two hours. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 9, 2007