Harvey S. Karten
Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.
After teaching high school for quite a while, I took an M.A. in Film and Theater from Hunter College in New York and a Ph.D. in Theater from the City University Graduate Center, also in the Big Apple. Having sat through one innocuous Broadway show after another and a great deal of talky off-Broadway productions as a so-called second-night critic, I realized that you don't always get what you pay for. Broadway shows may be $75 a ticket and movies just $9.50 (in New York), but you're more likely to have fun AND take away something of substance from the big screen. The switch from reviewing theater to reviewing movies was an easy one to make.When my application for membership in the New York Film Critics Circle was circular-filed (print media only, sorry), I founded the Online Film Critics Society in January 1997 and three years later, NYFCO (New York Film Critics Online).
Favorite films: Amadeus, Schindler's List, Lassie Come HomeBest of 2006: Thank You for Smoking
|Publications:||Film Journal International, Compuserve, Arizona Reporter, Modamag.com, The Cinema Source, Shockya.com|
|Critics' Group:||New York Film Critics Online,|
|Location:||Brooklyn, New York|
DVD Reviews Only
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The God Who Wasn't There (2005)
"Maybe not as entertaining as 'Religulous' which stars Bill Maher, Flemming's film is charming enough, carrying interviews with believers and skeptics, the latter questioning whether Jesus even existed."
Posted Sep 20, 2008
|A-||No Score Yet||
The Animals Film (1981)
"The most shocking, graphic film ever made about humankind's abuse of animals."
Posted Aug 3, 2007