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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 85% Ben is Back (2018) The surprising return of the family black sheep makes Christmas not as joyful as it's supposed to be.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ 86% The Price of Everything (2018) Follow the money--in the art world as well as anywhere else.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
B 67% The Front Runner (2018) Even if you're running for sophomore class president, you should see this movie, which has covert advice "Keep your pants zipped."‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B+ 100% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy as you've never seen her before: stunning.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
B 100% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) A Danish nail-biter, though all the action takes place inside a police station.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
C- No Score Yet Change in the Air (2018) There is no change that I could see.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
B+ 100% On Her Shoulders (2018) You're never too young to win a Nobel Peace Prize. This film explains how a pretty young woman travels the world to inform people about the ISIS genocide of her Yazidi people and becomes the icon of resistance.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
A- 89% The Citizen (Az Allampolgar) (2018) A stunning lead performance and a plot that resonates with current U.S. anxieties despite its base in Budapest.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
C+ 92% What They Had (2018) A classy soap opera on the subject of Alzheimer's but still a soap.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B+ 98% Wildlife (2018) Feminism and coming-of-age meet in Montana in Paul Dano's artfully composed adaptation of Richard Ford's novel of marriage on the rocks in 1960.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B+ 100% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa McCarthy is nothing short of miraculous in a serious role, albeit without shedding her skill at deadpan humor.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B 100% The Waldheim Waltz (2018) Yet another scuzz gets away with murder, elevated to the highest office in the United Nations and in Austria.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B+ 89% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) You're not likely to see any other film this year with characters having such great chemistry as Redford and Spacek.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
B+ 100% Free Solo (2018) Rock climbing is a one person sport yet Alex Hannold, who seems to have a death wish, makes the action as fascinating as a baseball world series.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
B+ 87% All About Nina (2018) Lots of comic moments, great performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
A- No Score Yet One Wild Moment (2015) A male fantasy is realized in another great performance from Vincent Cassel.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
A- 78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) There is still time...Brother. ‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
B 78% 306 Hollywood (2018) Some magic realism makes the filmmakers' home movies of their grandmother of some interest to the rest of us.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
C+ 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A plodding western interested more in a study of two brothers than in providing real adventure.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
B+ 86% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley's awards-worthy performance allows the film to soar both emotionally and intellectually. ‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B+ 87% Love, Gilda (2018) We need to laugh more than ever today, and if Gilda had not died tragically before her time, we could now watch her and for a brief hour or so can forget about our current politically-inspired misery.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 86% Reversing Roe (2018) Nothing new here but a good primer for those who never thought that politics has anything to do with their lives.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B 64% Lizzie (2018) Well acted, with a slow pace, examining more the why of Lizzie Borden's act than the what, since the what has already been shown by multiple movies and TV episodes.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
C+ 59% Bel Canto (2018) A goofy plot virtually impossible to take seriously.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
C+ 46% Where Hands Touch (2018) Simplistic, saccharine script plus the absurdity of everyone's speaking English. Even on Amazon Prime episodes like "Jack Ryan," the Arabs speak Arabic.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
B+ 98% Science Fair (2018) These young people show that surprisingly, there is hope for the future.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B 83% Museum (Museo) (2018) A humorous look at a loser who steals Aztec treasures from Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology though there's no real chance that he can fence them‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
B+ 83% Active Measures (2018) You'll have to suspend disbelief. Of course it's not possible that our President would criticize Canada's Justin Trudeau while sanctifying Russia's Vladimir Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong-un.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
A- 64% American Chaos (2018) May become a political classic, an entertaining look at what makes Trump's supporters so passionate.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
C 92% Support the Girls (2018) For the most part, a plotless story.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
B- 53% Papillon (2018) Respectable sequel to the 1973 road-and-buddy prison drama.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
B+ 69% The Children Act (2018) A riveting drama both within and outside a courtroom as a hospital challenges parents of a sick child who refuse to authorize blood transfusions.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
B+ 80% A Whale of a Tale (2018) Animal rights activists will rejoice while traditional Japanese fisherman will be outraged by this effective story of the struggle to ban the exploitation in a small Japanese town of whales. A sequel to the Oscar-winning doc "The Cove."‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
A- 85% The Wife (2018) In her arguably greatest performance, Glenn close stars as the woman who ghost-writes for her husband, bottling up the resentment of both him and the patriarchal society that makes his privileged.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
B+ 59% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) A meditative piece rather than the usual thriller about Paris under German occupation. Stunning attention to period detail.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
A- 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Violence is as American as apple pie as Spike Lee is not shy of dramatizing in this entertaining, persuasive and exciting film.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
B+ 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Girls just wanna have fun skateboarding in the streets of New York's Chinatown.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
B+ 87% The Swan (Svanurinn) (2018) A 9-year-old sent for the summer to rural Iceland learns more about nature than she could absorb in any school book.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
B+ 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Helena Howard as title character is one of the great debut performances in recent years.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
B 91% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Don't even think about committing a crime in Thailand.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
B+ 86% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley stuns in the title role of a woman who follows her husband's orders to ghostwrite for him until she starts writing books with her own name, her thirty novels changing her into a veritable feminist icon.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
B 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) You'd think that by now people would realize that "same sex attraction," as this film calls homosexuality, is not a choice but a birthright. "Miseducation" says otherwise, though the film does not condemn the teachers who want to "cure" the participants.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
B+ 90% Gavagai (2018) A delightfully quirky road-and-buddy movie taking place in a remote area of Norway.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
B+ 100% Her Composition (2015) A love letter to the sights, sounds and attractions of New York through the eyes and ears of a failing artist who regains her inspiration from her sexual encounters.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
B 83% Rondo (2018) Rivers of blood stain the glossy wood floors in a sleazily satisfying thriller.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
A- 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Among the most spectacular action pictures of all time.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
B+ 92% 93Queen (2018) A Hasidic woman breaks the mold, drives an ambulance, and is elected to the New York bench. True story.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
B+ 100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) Your orthopedist doesn't want you to see this.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
B+ 82% Puzzle (2018) Save the $200/hour on psychotherapy. Invest a couple of bucks on a jigsaw puzzle and turn from repressed mouse to confident woman.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
B+ 84% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) A stunning look at how the right overcoat can turn a schlemiel into a respected leader.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018