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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 100% Keep Quiet (2017) A neo-nazi converts to Orthodox Judaism. Intruiging.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
A- No Score Yet The Settlers (2017) With stunning use of archival film coupled with interviews and events from recent developments, this documentary will be an eye-opener for both those who think they know all about the Israeli settlements and those who seek an inside look at the politics.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Soft-core porn: hard bodies and limp dialogue.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
C+ 37% A Cure For Wellness (2017) This psychological thriller/horror movie needs to be cut by one third to speed up the action. Slow going until the final twenty minutes.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
A- 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) James Baldwin died in 1987 but his views on race relations seem so 21st Century that you might swear he is alive today.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
B 17% The Space Between Us (2017) Could be a hit with the high-school crowd.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B+ 83% Chapter & Verse (2017) An authentic look at street life in Harlem with the suggestion that the high incidence of crime results from the lack of male role models.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
B 95% Oklahoma City (2017) A look in some depth at the damage both done and potential of far-right militias with a principal focus on Timothy McVeigh's bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Do dogs love us only because we feed them? This delightful tale answers the question and should be of special interest to all children and as well to adults who have been owned by these wonderful, four-legged friends.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
B 41% Gold (2017) For a film about financial elitists, this has a reasonably exciting populist vision.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
A- 83% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Justifiably chosen as an Oscar semi-finalist, this stunning film demonstrates with appropriate nuance the mixed feelings of a Danish sergeant toward his German captives.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
A- 84% Silence (2017) Not only a gorgeously photographed epic of historical fiction but of current relevance given the persecution of "the other" by terrorists and benighted residents of civilized countries.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
A- 84% Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodovar once again demonstrates his talent for highlighting the complexity and beauty of women.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
B+ 93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) A scathing indictment of how the government of an industrialized country treats working taxpayers who become disabled and must jump through hoops for a minimal income on the dole.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
B+ 80% Patriots Day (2017) Watching the shootouts, the audience might say, "Looks like another video-game scene" and yet we're told that the action throughout the movie is an authentic working of actual events during Boston Marathon.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
B+ No Score Yet Eating You Alive (2016) Valuable nutrition information that they do not teach in med school, but course level 101 if you've kept up with recent controversies.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
C+ 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Mechanical pathos, forced humor, and the inevitability of comparing this to other Christmas movies all conspire to make this attempt mediocre.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
A- 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A thrilling look at how three Black women working for NASA during the Kennedy Administration are largely responsible for the success of the late John Glenn's orbiting around the earth.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
B 95% Neruda (2016) Eschewing the biopic format, Larrain aims to humanize the Chilean poet, giving us insight into human nature.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
A- 82% The Founder (2017) Though Michael Keaton plays the corrupt Ray Kroc who cheated the McDonald's founders out of a fortune, you can't help siding with this otherwise lovable man whose persistence created the world-wide fast food corporation.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
B 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Whoever said that office workers are repressed individuals? Here's proof to the contrary.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
B 93% La La Land (2016) As a homage to the golden age of American musicals, this is no South Pacific but scores as a delightfully fizzy romance.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2016
B+ 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Feminism in Mongolia is given its due in a soaring film that should have the attention of awards groups for its spellbinding cinematography.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
B 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Generic plot aside, Isabelle Huppert's performances makes this film a must-see.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
B+ 93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Donald Trump should learn a lesson by watching how the brave people of Italy are rescuing hostages from North Africa in this loosely constructed documentary, submitted by Italy into Oscar competition.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
B+ 100% The C Word (2016) This may not be the most entertaining doc you'll see, but since 1 out of 2 males will get cancer as will 1 in 3 females, this could be the year's most important film.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
A- 93% Fences (2016) Denzel Washington and his entire ensemble radiate all the poetry of August Wilson's play.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
B 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) A surreal comedy in the style of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil," most of which is far from hilarious but should be seen for its inventiveness.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
B+ 61% Allied (2016) Is she a Nazi spy or a member of the French Resistance? This question will command your attention throughout the tense World War 2 drama.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
C+ 25% The Comedian (2017) Robert De Niro's role as an aging stand-up comic proves largely embarrassing rather than funny.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
B 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The torturer is a young woman who could nonetheless evoke some sympathy from viewers given the film's careful, deliberate attention to detail.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
B 70% Miss Sloane (2016) As a sleep-deprived, fast-talking, fast-walking lobbyist, Jessica Chastain is everywhere, showing the audience just what is involved in the game of persuading legislators for their clients.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
B+ 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Casey Affleck finds his best role as a depressed handyman whose life acquires meaning when he take charge of a teen nephew.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
B 96% Paterson (2016) Director Jarmusch has a way of making the most mundane lives seem to matter. Greatly.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
B 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Warren Beatty's having as much fun in this movie as he had in "Shampoo" 41 years ago.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
B 94% Arrival (2016) Cerebral sci-fi with a Spielbergian sense of wonder.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
B+ 86% Lion (2016) If you've ever been lost, and who hasn't? This movie is for you, featuring a five-year-old boy from India who winds up in Australia.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
B 89% Jackie (2016) Though the unconventional biopic does not often spring to life, Natalie Portman's awards-worthy performance must be seen.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
B+ 89% Elle (2016) A revenge tale, but one done in the sophisticated European style rather than the simpler Hollywood treatment.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
B+ 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Tom Ford's returns as director after a seven-year break with a psychological thriller elegantly blended with romance.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
B+ No Score Yet Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014) The filmmakers are so frustrated by the amount of food that North Americans waste that they determine to eat only thrown-out grub for six months.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
B 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) An alternately sad and jocular look at a father's attempt to bring his daughter closer through a series of practical jokes.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
A- 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Features some of the most violent war scenes ever filmed while exhibiting well-deserved praise for a heroic conscientious objector.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
B 100% Peter and the Farm (2016) Bernie Sanders and this movie's Peter Dunning may be the two most charismatic characters in Vermont.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
C 19% Inferno (2016) Pretty photography does not compensate for the lack of clear focus.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
B 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Without question, the animation is beautiful. But does this film have any allegorical meaning?‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
B 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Takes its place among the better high-school comedies, enjoying a rousing performance from Hailee Steinfeld as a self-loathing junior.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
B+ 89% Loving (2016) A sedate, but intellectually arresting drama based on the real case of a couple who challenged laws against interracial marriage.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
C 51% The Accountant (2016) Convoluted, unfocused plot involving accountants, Asperger's, and hit men.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 100% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) Even if you don't know art, you won't be bored by Cai's fiery exhibits culminating in his building of a ladder seeming to reach for the sky.‐ Compuserve
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016