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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) The film evokes sadness as we watch Hedy Lamarr, once considered the world's most beautiful woman, give up a chance to make big money on her major invention and withdraw from public life as she aged.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
B 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The title character, Charles Dickens is played by an actor whose wide-eyed stares projects "this is for children" but a movie which is absorbing enough for adults.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B 84% The Lovers (2017) A mordant comedy propelled by top performances from Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a married couple on the road to divorce until...‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B+ 88% Maudie (2017) As a physically handicapped folk artist, Sally Hawkins's performance is even better than it was as a cleaner in "The Shape of Water."‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
C+ 31% The Leisure Seeker (2018) A generally insipid road movie with the usual Alzheimer cliches.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A- 90% I, Tonya (2017) The year's best sports movie is not about football or baseball, soccer or boxing; it's about figure skating and has enough chills to call it a thriller.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A- 93% The Disaster Artist (2017) "The Room," a movie that had audiences laughing AT the director is transformed into a laugh-out-loud film that has us laughing WITH the director.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
B 92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Transgender rights get a punchy treatment in this effective drama.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
B+ 85% The Post (2017) It's fun, especially nowadays, to cheer when a President who thinks himself above the law is brought down by a free press.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
B 99% Lady Bird (2017) For all we know, an authentic look at high-school life focusing on the myriad talents of Saoirse Ronan (her first name rhymes with "inertia").‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
A- 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Gorgeous Tuscan scenery forms the backdrop for a 17-year-old's coming of sexual age. He has the kind of father we all probably wanted.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
A- 95% The Florida Project (2017) A refreshing, intimate look at the kind of people that Trump voters dislike.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
A- 58% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Not only an awards-worthy performance from the wonderful Diane Kruger but a movie that should be Oscar-nominated.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
B 94% The Shape of Water (2017) If only the Frankenstein monster had a loving caretaker like the one played by the inimitable Sally Hawkins!‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
B+ 92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Russia's Oscar entry finds cruel child abuse among parents, perhaps a metaphor for the country's present corruption.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
B+ 100% Foxtrot (2018) Israel's Oscar entry is suffused with melancholy and guilt‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
B 100% Quest (2017) You might get a more authentic representation of this family only if you actually sat inside their home.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B No Score Yet Gurumbe. Afro-Andalusian Memories (Gurumbé. Canciones de tu memoria neg (2016) Admit it, Spain. You once had slaves. And flamenco is far from exclusively yours since it has a strong African influence.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
B 73% Gifted (2017) The well-developed conflict over how to educate a gifted seven-year-old plus a great performance by an eleven-year-old elevate this family drama.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
B+ 97% Mudbound (2017) This nuanced treatment of race relations in the Deep South during and just after the war keeps adding detail until we are well prepared for the melodramatic moments in the concluding segment.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
B 77% Sweet Virginia (2017) So much quiet dialogue that you may wish that the film would evoke more tension.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Saving Capitalism (2017) You may come away from this movie that highlights the politics of Robert Reich wondering whether we should try to save capitalism, or whether we should try a different economic system altogether. A splendid performance by the former Secretary of Labor.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Briskly paced, this movie is a crowd pleasure--unless you're part of the viewing crowd that still believe men should be paid eight times more than women in sports arenas.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
B+ 91% Thelma (2017) The title character's telekinetic powers are deliberately muted by the director to evoke a subtle "Carrie"-type film.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
B+ 82% Indignation (2016) Tribulations of a Jewish fellow in a mostly Christian college. For Philip Roth fans especially.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Humorous look at the stalled career of a stand-up comedian.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) How a kid becomes a fascist.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 82% Equity (2016) Like "The Big Short," an investigation into Wall Street corruption.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
A 72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) Courtship, pregnancy, marriage, adultery: everything you want to know about life.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
A- 87% Morris from America (2016) The exciting youth of an African-American kid who follows his dad to Germany.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B+ 94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) The joys and sorrows evoked by one of the greatest inventions of all time.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
C+ 66% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) A dreary downer.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 82% The Intervention (2016) Follows the pattern of "The Return of the Secaucus Seven."‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 45% Come What May (2016) Takes the view that war is hell.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B+ 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) Amazing 9-year-old with 9 lives and counting.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
100% Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016) Two Unitarian heroes help Jews escape from the Nazis.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
A- 87% Mia Madre (2016) John Turturro, over the top.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B+ 60% War Dogs (2016) Thrills and humor in Las Vegas, Albania, and the Middle East.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 100% As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016) Full of energy, lots of songs.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 86% Sully (2016) Sully saved lives and for that he almost lost his pension. This detailed drama tells you why.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 66% Breathe (2017) A poignant 3-hanky look at the impact of a devastating disease.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) A satiric look at the lives of entertainment people and one that shows life following art (or art following life).‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Gives ample room for the talents of the wonderful Judy Davis.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
C- 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) An unsatisfactory throwback to films that used to be called "risque."‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A reminder that a shared life is better than a solitary one.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 94% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) Bedouins who live in the Negev desert may not have to worry about traffic jams, but otherwise their lives are not too good. ‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 94% Newtown (2016) Be prepared for tearful commentary, which takes the place of vulgar sensationalism.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) Emily Blunt's fans will be awed by her appearances in almost every frame.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B 100% Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) Look for the fiery display of pyrotechnics that conclude the Chinese art form.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
B- 97% Aquarius (2016) Best scenes are the fiery enounters between Sonia Braga's character and greedy developers.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017