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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 84% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) More energy and imagination than the 2008 "Mamma Mia!"‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
C 0% Damascus Cover (2018) Casablanca, Morocco is a more interesting character than anyone in this picture.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
C+ 55% Generation Wealth (2018) Presumes to understand American by focusing on extremes.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
B+ 100% In Harmony (En équilibre) (2016) A warm, humorous, unsentimental look at the relationship between an insurance adjuster and a man who became paralyzed after falling off his horse.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
C+ 49% Skyscraper (2018) Awesome but repetitious visual effects cannot compensate for the film's unclear plot and witless dialogue.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B+ 78% Path of Blood (2018) Consider this a primary source examining the methods of terrorists in the Middle East.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
B+ 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Highlights Elsie Fisher's stunning performance as an awkward 13-year-old who tries to overcome her shyness by posting videos of advice to her peers.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
C+ 34% Shock and Awe (2018) A schmaltzy look at the workings of a syndicate determined to expose the U.S. mistake in Iraq while one of its subsidiaries refuses to print it.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
A- 81% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) A shocking look at how preserving a family's reputation appears to allow a young woman's father and brother to contemplate murdering their daughter.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
D 53% The First Purge (2018) With some luck, the last.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Trippy hallucinations in an imaginative tale.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
B 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Photographed with craft and plotted with principals who are not "good guys" or "bad guys" but mixtures of both. Ambiguity, then, is a plus.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
B 93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Custody battles often ends in compromises solutions but the couple in this film are out to do royal battle, the woman claiming her right to 100% custody.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
B+ 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Will make you think next time you feel like scientifically manipulating a set of triplets.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
B+ 100% The Cakemaker (2018) A romance between a German baker and an Israeli businessman is delicious and easily digested.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
B+ 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Captures like few other films a remarkable bond between father and daughter.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
C 75% Damsel (2018) A Western with contemporary, comic ambience, lacks sufficient funny parts.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
B 91% Araby (Arábia) (2018) A partly allegorical look at an Everyman that concludes that travel is broadening.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
B 52% Boundaries (2018) Vera Farmiga's stunning performance saves this hokum.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
C+ 32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Stereotypical scenes like those taking place at night during fogs do little to enhance this old-fashioned spy melodrama.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
B+ 83% Love, Cecil (2018) See this on the big screen where you can observe with wonder the designer's photographs, portraits, theatre designs, and snippets of two of Broadway's greatest musicals.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
B 90% Eating Animals (2018) I had hoped this doc would focus on Foer's evolution in favor of vegetarianism but instead it is a mostly a look at the way small farms have been crushed by agribusiness.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
B 33% Loving Pablo (2018) Reasonably tense dramatization of the career of a major drug lord.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
C+ 59% Hotel Artemis (2018) Episodes do not congeal into a good story.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
B+ 100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) An iconic look at a hard-working Mexican immigrant.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
B+ 69% The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La Quête d'Alain Ducasse) (2018) If you eat food, you should like this look at a world-famous chef.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
A- 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Adorable movie about a hero to children nationwide.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
B+ 94% Who We Are Now (2018) Julianne Nicholson is so compelling as an ex-convict juggling her need for a job that pays enough for her to reclaim her small son that we in the audience can see her nomination possibilities as the awards season approaches.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B 89% Hereditary (2018) What it lacks in tension is redeemed in Toni Collette's stunning performance.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
B+ No Score Yet How Jack Became Black (2018) Thought-provoking documentary made by a man of mixed race who objects to applications asking for race or ethnicity.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
B 83% Doubtful (2018) A vivid look at a blackboard jungle, Israel style, based on a true story about juvenile delinquents who are influenced by a teacher who is himself an emotional wreck.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
B+ 85% American Animals (2018) Director Bart Layton captures the humor in the heist.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 26, 2018
C- 17% The Texture of Falling (2018) Drivel attempting to be looked at as groundbreaking. "Have you ever been addicted to people?" is typical dialogue.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
B+ 85% The 12th Man (2018) Thrilling story based on an actual occurrence during World War 2 in which a high-ranking Nazis persistently chases a Norwegian saboteur across the snowbound terrain of Northern Norway.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
B 84% The Sacrifice (1986) Tartovsky's last film is a lyrical plea for spiritualism and a warning about the dangers of runaway science.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
B 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Perfectly natural performances from two little girls anchor a tale that virtually has the caption "memoir" in the subtitles. A solid feature-length freshman entry from the writer-director.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) The current pope's views, sense of humor, and magnetism are on display in Wim Wenders' documentary.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) Conveys a subtext about the importance of having sex before marriage.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
A- 94% First Reformed (2018) A dazzling exploration of the soul of a reverend overwhelmed by his guilt over the death of his son in Iraq.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B 92% Revenge (2018) A bloody good time.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
A- 94% Beast (2018) A well developed thriller with horror undertones.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
C+ No Score Yet Azimuth (2017) Though selected for this year's Israeli Film Festival, this essentially two-man show is repetitious and therefore overlong even at 78 minutes.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
B+ 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) A first rate thriller of a young man's redemption.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
B+ No Score Yet The Girl and The Picture (2018) A short but trenchant look at the Japanese rape of Nanjing told through a survivor interview with archival background.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
B+ 89% 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+ 84% 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+ 45% Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) Digs deep into the corruption of one UN program.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
B+ 90% 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+ 92% 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 94% 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