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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 78% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) Focuses on Moritz Bleibtrue's humorous and often poignant performance as a survivor.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
B+ 94% Disobedience (2018) Highlights the problems and joys of a woman who does not fit in and is proud of it.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) Digs deep into the corruption of one UN program.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
B+ 100% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) With the World War I fighting strictly in the background, this classically styled film convincingly tells us what we secretly always knew--that women can do hard physical labor as good as men.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) A trunk-ful of love for an animal that will never forget.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
B No Score Yet Ava (2018) Ava, tormented by her mother and her school's principal, is a product of a conservative Iranian culture and a frustrated, overworked mother in this caustic and effective view of a teen girl facing unrelenting criticism.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
B+ 100% After Auschwitz (2018) Six women, among the last survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp, tell stories of their shattering experiences in that camp and how they prevailed to the present day.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
C 78% Beirut (2018) Jon Hamm is well cast as a hostage negotiator in Lebanon but the film's maze of plots is confusing, thereby lacking real tension.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
A- 67% Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free (2018) A thoroughly absorbing look at key points in the life of the first female psychoanalyst.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
B 97% The Rider (2018) Captures the excitement of rodeos.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
B 78% Where Is Kyra? (2018) A dark tale of poverty in the midst of plenty.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
B 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) This drama captures the excitement of perhaps the most exciting tennis match in history.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
B+ 89% Hitler's Hollywood (2018) Goebbels knew that movies could influence the masses of German people, so he picked particular films using the commercial Hollywood style to show in theaters. A top-notch collage of such works.‐ Modamag.com
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
A- No Score Yet American Circumcision (2018) A razor-sharp documentary and call to action in support of banning circumcision nationwide in America.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B+ 100% The Heart of Nuba (2018) The only surgeon for hundreds of miles, Tom Catena earns $350 a month but given his dedication to the poor people in Sudan's Nuba mountains, he should be nominated for sainthood.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
C+ 38% Shelter (2018) Its bursts of energy are neither credible nor sweat-drenching.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
B+ 86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Joaquin Phoenix is mesmerizing as he walks through an adventure like a man in a fog.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
B+ 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) Ponders a cold case indicting a former U.S. senator: why did Ted Kennedy wait nine hours before reporting that car accident?‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
B 96% The Endless (2018) An intriguing look at an almost mystical group living in a commune.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
A- 90% Lean on Pete (2018) Charlie Plummer rocks as a 15-year-old forced to fend for himself and having adventures that few young people could imagine.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
B 78% Gemini (2018) An involving look into the relationship between a major actress and her status-climbing assistant.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
B 85% A Suitable Girl (2017) A suitable look into the much used theme of arranged marriage.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
B 80% Thy Father's Chair (2017) A richly detailed fly-on-the-wall documentary about a pair of aging Orthodox Jewish twins who for years have not found the energy to empty their trash.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
B+ 79% Unsane (2018) This journey into a snake pit, all photographed with an iPhone, teaches a good lesson. If anyone in the "helping professions" asks whether you ever contemplated suicide, answer: "Never."‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
B+ 72% Final Portrait (2018) A solid look at the cultural dissonance between two artists of distinct temperaments.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
B+ 60% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Marion Cotillard is a knockout as a "dead" woman who returns to her home after a twenty-years' disappearance.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
B+ 90% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) (2018) Features an authentic performance by Patrick Bruel as a man who runs a barber shop for Jewish customers at a time that Jews were banned from "Aryan" establishments.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
B 67% Take Your Pills (2018) You might think the filmmakers should warn about Ritalin and Adderall, but instead, they convey the positive effects and skip lightly over the risks.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
B+ 71% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) Oenophiles may rejoice at this glorification of wine making , serving as background for the squabbles of three siblings who own a vast vineyard.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
B+ 83% Augie (2018) A soulful documentary about a tragic irony: a man noted for fitness and for inventing equipment for health enthusiasts is now in a wheelchair, incapable of moving much more than his eyes.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
B+ 100% Cold Hell (Die Hölle) (2017) A keen exploration of fanaticism. ‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
C- 15% Dear Dictator (2018) A high school girl and a Caribbean dictator bond, an unlikely team in this sit-comish and feeble attempt at satire.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
B+ 100% Strangers on the Earth (2018) Ironically if you're walking 700 km or 700 miles with other people, you cannot expect them to be strangers on the earth. An engaging doc about the centuries' old pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
C 41% Gringo (2018) More evidence that you don't need animation to supply cartoon characters.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
B 100% Lives Well Lived (2018) The doc is likable not so much because of the wisdom of the 40 subjects but from the vivid archival films and the energetic creativity of these participants.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
A- 88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) A richly textured and wholly satisfying mix of French and Korean cultures.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
A- 90% Itzhak (2018) Heavenly music and compelling commentary from one of the world's foremost violinists who is also a mensch.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
B 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Snappy dialogue of the kind favored by David Mamet is its strong product.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
C- 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) There's much to satirize about the struggle for power in the Kremlin after Stalin's death, but this juvenile, overly-broad comedy does not rise to the level of parody.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
B+ 51% Submission (2018) If you liked "Oleanna" you'll go for this tale focusing on sexual harassment.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
C+ 0% Curvature (2018) A faulty screenplay makes the principal character's connection to the past cloudy.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
B 54% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) Though overly conventional, this biopic serves to show how one of the world's most influential people acquired his ideas from early adulthood.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
B 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) A middle-aged Japanese woman is taken out of her shell by an American teacher in a delightful mix of comedy and revenge melodrama.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
B 95% Tehran Taboo (2018) A must-see for sexually active women who want to become virgins once again.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
C+ 81% The Party (2018) You can't be blamed if you want to leave this party early.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
B+ 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Perhaps Ozon's most playful movie.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
b No Score Yet The Neighbor (2018) Combining themes of satire, domestic drama and thriller, this narrative can serve as a warning especially to middle-aged men who have eyes for young women.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
C+ 76% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) A Japanese sci-fi pic about aliens who invade human beings is too laid back to be of interest.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B+ 57% Driving While Black (2018) Black lives know how to spoof the inclination of police to target them-- with some hilarious results.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) After seeing this delightful doc, surely nobody can doubt that dogs are man's best friend. ‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018