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Helen T. Verongos
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14% Damascus Cover (2018) The overarching idea of "Damascus Cover"... provides a worthy payoff: the idea that there are alliances that transcend religious wars and nationalistic sentiments for the sake of saving lives.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
75% The Gardener (2018) Overall "The Gardener" is flat and lacking in soul, a word that comes up many times in the movie.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
89% Itzhak (2018) We get a brief dip into his family's past and emigration from Israel, but the filmmaker never digs deeply enough to reveal any other substantial dimension of this man, or her theories about what shaped him.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Drawing Home (2017) The pacing is uneven, and the movie feels slow in spots and too long overall, even though it lacks detail that would have enriched it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
95% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) Painful to watch and uncomfortably intimate at times, perhaps by design, "It's Not Yet Dark" could have been very dark indeed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
100% Sled Dogs (2017) Ms. Levitt went on a sled ride once, and after a look behind the scenes, took a dog home with her. She will make you want to do the same.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
90% The Last Dalai Lama? (2017) A surplus of wisdom and benevolence radiates from "The Last Dalai Lama?" ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
100% Birthright: A War Story (2017) The case histories are stacked to support the film's point of view, but that doesn't make them less painful.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
50% Reset (2017) Over all, this is an exciting film if not a completely cohesive one ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
95% The Settlers (2017) Mr. Dotan sorts out the forces and personalities that shaped the movement, going back to the 1967 Six-Day War that provided the territorial gains that enabled some Israelis, with a range of ideologies, to stake out newly occupied lands.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
No Score Yet The David Dance (2016) This film retains many of the qualities of theater. But without the benefit of theatrical devices that might clarify the order of events, its time warps undermine the plot.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
94% Harry & Snowman (2016) In the film, a student of Mr. deLeyer's recalls some of his advice: "Throw your heart over the top, and your horse will follow." "Harry & Snowman" makes you want to do the same.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
100% Chicken People (2016) A fun and at times astonishing film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
80% 1000 Rupee Note (Ek Hazarachi Note) (2016) Its conclusion, harrowing, humorous and arguably unfortunate, only reinforces the idea that the unsophisticated country people are better off as they were.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
38% Cardboard Boxer (2016) Mr. Lee, straining, ends up delivering a sentimentalism that undermines Mr. Church's performance and this film's promise.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
16% The Wild Life (2016) "The Wild Life" is pretty to look at, with its skies and ocean, calm or stormy, and it has a driving soundtrack. But the story lacks that extra layer of complexity and meaning that parents can appreciate.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
83% Equal Means Equal (2016) Broader than it is deep, "Equal Means Equal" still drills down into enough specific issues to shock us afresh.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
100% Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016) What Ms. Tragos succeeds in illustrating is that if you take away the signs and listen to the stories, there is little difference between women on opposite sides of the debate - at least in the region she covers.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
No Score Yet Bazodee (2016) Pretty and upbeat, if insubstantial.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
38% How He Fell in Love (2016) We bend over backward to find joy in this movie, but, like eager yogis striving to achieve an impossible asana, we just can't do it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
78% The Kind Words (2016) The Israeli director Shemi Zarhin, who also wrote the screenplay, shuffles these modern problems into an enjoyably human mystery.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
94% King Jack (2016) For everyone who ever had a close call as an adolescent and kept it from the grown-ups, "King Jack" will hit you where you live.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
43% Gurukulam (2016) While the beauty of the setting is nourishing, without a narrative structure, the disjointed scenes raise questions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
57% To Life (À la vie) (2016) There is a delicate beauty to this movie and its visual composition.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
No Score Yet A Moment of Silence (Un Minuto de Silencio) (2016) This ambitious documentary, by Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani, is largely pleasing to the eye, and it pays close attention to the eloquent activists at its core.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
12% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) Ms. Richardson comforts and coaxes and exasperatedly, bitingly demeans, but she and Mr. Sparks play past each other instead of engaging.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
No Score Yet New York, New York (2016) Its tightly shot scenes never reveal much context, and the rather cryptic subtitles can lead a viewer to mistaken conclusions until the identities and motivations of the characters click into focus.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
88% H. (2014) A clever film written and directed by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, "H." keeps the viewer watchful, waiting for it to splatter into a familiar horror plot or spin off into an alien abduction.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
11% The Preppie Connection (2016) This film fails even to evoke the '80s in costumes, soundtrack or other atmospherics.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
55% 4th Man Out (2016) [A] tender, funny, but none too daring film ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
67% Rabid Dogs (Enragés) (2016) If you can endure the messy slaughter, with a body count in double digits, the plot is not without its rewards.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
91% The Messenger (2015) Over all, the arguments are persuasive, the message from the birds powerful, and the film a rich and satisfying call to action that is presented with some novel ideas for how to restore the ecological balance.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
100% Madam Phung's Last Journey (2014) Nguyen Thi Tham, who wrote, directed and shot the film, followed Madam Phung for a year as she took her brand of transgender glamour to remote provincial fairgrounds filled with villagers.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2015
No Score Yet A Faster Horse (2015) The tidbits we learn are wrapped in an unabashedly promotional tone that overestimates the global emotional attachment to this car's muscular mythos.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
58% Partisan (2015) Usually, partisans stand for something, but in this movie, which is stripped of a specific time frame and relevant geopolitical context, the term becomes hollow.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
60% Lost in Hong Kong (2015) Perhaps because it tries too hard to be too many things, the movie loses its punch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
33% Some Kind of Hate (2015) "Some Kind of Hate" succeeds at being discomfiting, and Mr. Rubinstein's role is played well, but the film, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, simply does not cohere.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
70% The Beauty Inside (2015) The film, pleasing and inoffensive, often amuses as it wrestles with the nature of familiarity as well as the question of where beauty resides.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
86% My Voice, My Life (2015) There are few feelings as glorious as spreading your wings onstage for the first time. Ruby Yang captures that rare electricity in her documentary "My Voice, My Life," about Hong Kong teenagers who put on a show.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
70% Prince (2015) Instead of shades of ambiguity or a structure that quivers upon impact, Sam de Jong, the writer and director of "Prince," depicts a universe in absolute terms. Ayoub's arc from good boy to bad prince is too rapid and uncomplicated.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
11% Frank The Bastard (2015) Complex and possessed of an otherworldly serenity, Frank gets too little screen time; developing his character further might have redeemed this movie.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
No Score Yet K'na the Dreamweaver (2014) Natural beauty compensates greatly, but not completely, for stilted cinematography that forces an awkward perspective on the viewer.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
8% Phantom Halo (2015) A dark, satisfying work that can be forgiven for the moments it succumbs to Hollywood convention.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
95% We Are Still Here (2015) "We Are Still Here" will make you scream and make you laugh, and possibly leave you speechlessly gesticulating at a charred zombielike ghost in the background. But the peak moments are too few ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015