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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 56% 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 100% 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+ 84% 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- No Score Yet 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
D 71% Mom and Dad (2018) Makes fun of parents' murdering their children. A flop that lacks even entertainment value.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
B 83% A Ciambra (2018) Gets us right into the life-style of Romanis, particularly those who are coming of age.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
B+ 84% The Final Year (2018) It took the year 2017 to realize how much we miss Obama.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
B- 91% Dim the Fluorescents (2018) A playwright and an actress living together should complement each other, and these two women have remarkable chemistry throughout; in a movie with empathy for individuals who choose theater as a profession regardless of limited job openings. ‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
B 71% West of the Jordan River (2018) Everyone in Israel and the territories wants peace according to Gitai's doc, but still there is no peace. Could the people be moderating their real views to get space in this film, or is there another reason? ‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
B+ 100% What Lies Upstream (2018) There's something rotten in the shape of water.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
B- 67% Humor Me (2018) Mild humor as a son tries to connect with his aging father.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
A- 90% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) A courtroom drama in Lebanon explodes into nationwide rallies in a conflict that pits a Palestinian refugee against a Christian citizen.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
B+ 83% Vazante (2018) Slavery corrupts owners as well as their enslaved as this starkly beautiful, dreamlike fable assures us.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
A- 98% In Between (2018) This expertly crafted narrative shows Arab-Israelis as you've never seen them before, breaking all the major taboos of the group's long-standing culture.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
B+ 91% A Ghost Story (2017) If you have ever loved and lost, you will relate to this film about the emotional turmoil faced by a couple whose bliss is shattered by a fatal accident.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
B 70% In the Land of Pomegranates (2018) Young Palestinians and Israelis meet in Germany to discuss their differences. Background filming is ample. The dialogue between the two groups is same ol' with the result that they may leave the conferences with even more hatred.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2017
B+ 57% Django (2018) Argues that some Romani music has African foundations.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2017
B+ 93% Human Flow (2017) Next time you feel sorry for yourself for a broken air conditioner, think of how much better off you are than the tens of millions of people chased from their homes, escaping from war, famine and poverty. Devastating.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
B 75% Last Flag Flying (2017) Two men played by Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston deliver soul-searching performance, telling off the Marines who insist on buying a dead soldier where they want to bury him.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
C+ 69% Wonderstruck (2017) The scenes in the museum are overextended to the point of viewer frustration.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
B 78% Crown Heights (2017) Expect to be outraged when you see an African-American man incarcerated for 21 years for a crime he did not commit.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
B 87% Wind River (2017) Who knew Wyoming was a such a dangerous state?‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
A- 82% Molly's Game (2018) Despite its length of two hours and ten minutes, the story rolls by so fast, the narration by the principal character so literate, the facts so detailed, that you won't have time to check your watch.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B 95% Window Horses (2017) Now if the Iranians followed only their rich tradition of storytelling and poetry!‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
C+ 73% Hostiles (2018) Too much sterile rumination.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
B+ 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Wolverine is as great a showman here as he was as MC of the 2009 Oscar ceremony.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
A- 77% All the Money in the World (2017) The highlight is Christopher Plummer's performance, one so villainous, yet believable, that you'll want to throw rotten tomatoes at the screen.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
C+ 51% Downsizing (2017) Does not work as either satire or entertainment.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
A- 100% Alive and Kicking (2017) Full of life, this swinging doc shows the fervor attending a throwback to the 1920s, dancers who enthusiastically go back in time to give new spirit to the Lindy Hop.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
B 65% The Pirates of Somalia (2017) Writers like Hemingway often have exciting lives. This biopic enthusiastically tells of another exciting young journalist who risked his life to write about Somalia.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
B 97% 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 86% 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+ 89% 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+ 30% The Leisure Seeker (2018) A generally insipid road movie with the usual Alzheimer cliches.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A- 89% I, Tonya (2018) 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- 91% 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 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) Transgender rights get a punchy treatment in this effective drama.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
B+ 88% The Post (2018) 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 (2018) 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- 96% 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- 72% 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 92% 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