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Uri Klein

Uri Klein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) [BlacKkKlansman] contains both comic aspects and references to buddy movies, but its power derives from the way they are interwoven with a broad sweep of thematic and emotional elements Lee introduces, for the most part successfully.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
92% Frances Ha (2013) Part of the success of "Frances Ha" is due to Greta Gerwig's portrayal of Frances. Despite an occasional lapse into mannerisms...her performance is precise, and some kind of inner light shines through her occasionally clumsy physical presence.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) The allusiveness of "Disobedience" becomes the springboard for the conceptual and emotional ambivalence that invigorates the film. ‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
No Score Yet A Letter From London (2018) A Letter from London proceeds chronologically but does not add up to more than a story told step by step without addressing its complexity in a historically and ideologically challenging manner.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
No Score Yet Some Like It Veiled (Cherchez la femme) (2017) The result is a feeling of missed opportunity, tinged with embarrassment.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) "A Fantastic Woman" is above all the story of a woman who loves, loses her love and fights for the universal human right to experience her loss and mourn for it, so that she will be able to get on with her life.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's impossible to take your eyes off the screen in Phantom Thread, a masterful work with a core both dark and romantic.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
87% The Post (2018) The adventurous tone is what makes the result fun to watch, but it also makes us realize that if this were only an adventure story, we would not need to be quite so worried.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
72% American Sniper (2015) Because of the way Eastwood crafts his hero and because of that hero's place in the overall work, the result, while nationalistic, does not romanticize patriotism. I can't remember another American movie that managed to avoid doing that so successfully.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
78% The Theory of Everything (2014) [Theory of Everything] turns him into the melodramatic hero of a limited drama - a work whose circumscribed nature clashes sharply with the cosmic reach of Hawking's work and 
vision.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
98% Selma (2015) Selma is not just a chronicle of historical developments; it aims to do more than just involve us in King's fight and move us as it unfolds. The film is very frequently moving, but it has higher, more intelligent goals than that.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) It's superficial, it's manipulative, it's off-putting and embarrassing. But there's no denying that this says something about the moment in which the book was published and the movie released.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
92% Birdman (2014) Just listing all of these materials already suggests the complex experience that Birdman offers; Inarritu takes them and makes a movie that is thrillingly impossible to define.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
78% Princess (2014) It may be that in her first feature, Shalom-Ezer set herself a distinguished, even bold agenda, but the task was beyond her reach.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
No Score Yet Dearest (Qin ai de) (2014) To be honest, I had not even heard of Dearest when it opened in Israel; the experience it offered me was impressive and even surprising in its force and wisdom.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
70% Into the Woods (2014) The essence of Sondheim and Lapine's musical is there; but you have to look for it carefully.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
86% Still Alice (2015) While it is certainly a respectable work, it operates solely on a restrained emotional level. In the end, Still Alice somehow avoids a real confrontation with its own materials, giving us instead a disguised form of sentimentality.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
89% A Most Violent Year (2015) A Most Violent Year avoids the biggest pitfall in its path: it does not try to offer us the story of a capitalist with integrity.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
89% Coming Home (2015) A surfeit of melodramatic peaks weakens the Chinese director's latest film and makes it tedious to watch.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
89% Mommy (2015) All three of the leads do excellent work, but Anne Dorval is especially stunning. I won't resort to the cliché "larger than life" to describe her performance, because nothing is larger than life in Mommy - except for life itself.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
62% The Water Diviner (2015) There are some good scenes in Crowe's directorial debut, but it mostly feels like a fumbled opportunity to make a much more significant film.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
67% Jack Goes Boating (2010) Jack Goes Boating is an impressive display of Hoffman's work. As an actor, and director, Hoffman always recognized the power of restraint to create a memorable impression - albeit, in this case, not one that leaves behind an indelible trace.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
46% Wish I Was Here (2014) The Braff brothers tried to say something in Wish I Was Here about the commitment and faith that hold families 
together. But their hesitancy allows the message to dissolve into the overall banality of the movie.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
76% Fury (2014) The narcissism is evident in every gesture he makes, in every line he delivers. Like the movie itself, whose contradictions conceal a fairly simple agenda for this stability-hungry era, Brad Pitt tries to present himself here as a model of masculinity.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
71% Interstellar (2014) Christopher Nolan's spectacular film is filled with frustration, anger, and guilt, and also strives for acceptance and even redemption.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
77% Rosewater (2014) Stewart's comic genius fails to translate into film excellence in his first attempt as a writer and director.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
97% Mr. Turner (2014) All in all, the 
150-minute Mr. Turner is an impressive accomplishment, laudable for the way it uses the figure of a single artist to explore both art and cinema.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
93% Next to Her (2014) Every scene is good, its careful design enhancing the movie's portrayal of a human reality and eliciting the right response from the audience. Few movies warrant such unhesitating praise.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
90% The Imitation Game (2014) With apologies to all the historians out there, I have to say that given how much I enjoyed The Imitation Game, I don't really care how factually accurate it is.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) While interesting as yet another Hollywood biblical/historical epic, it is disappointing, even meager, in 
every other way.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
78% The Kind Words (2016) Above all, The Kind Words explores the fragility of familial identity and relationships, but does little beyond showing that such fragility exists.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
84% While We're Young (2015) Baumbach's intelligence and uniqueness are evident in While We're Young. On the whole, though, the movie seems like it got lost on its search for some creative and human truth.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
71% Jurassic World (2015) A massive disappointment, Jurassic World fails to emulate its three predecessors in Spielberg's horror series.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
77% Danny Collins (2015) Danny Collins is a perfect example of a whole that is less than the sum of its parts, some of which are quite good in themselves.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
46% Ted 2 (2015) The chutzpah that made Ted a successful and amusing parody of American culture is missing from the sequel.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
44% Boychoir (2015) Their professionalism is palpable, and the young cast, led by Garrett Wareing as Stet, does a good job. None of them, however, can save the movie from its own formulas, which cause it to miss the potential of what it might have been.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
33% Entourage (2015) Ellin's movie never once treats Vince as any kind of artist; he's always only a pawn on the Hollywood chessboard. He's a star but not really a character, which makes him very dull to follow. Unlike the stories told in other movies.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
No Score Yet 10% My Child (2015) For all my reservations, however, Bar-On's first movie deserves to succeed, because of its occasional charm and the way it manages, at its best moments especially, to create that sympathy in us.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
86% Trainwreck (2015) Judd Apatow's film exposes the boundaries of the romantic comedy genre, and the roles 
of men and women within it, in a way that challenges the audience.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
94% Amy (2015) Kapadia is smart and decent enough not to try and contain Winehouse's biography within the cliché of self-destructive impulses, especially because the concept is just not broad enough to contain her life story.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
25% Dark Places (2015) All this leaves us with Charlize Theron, an unquestionably talented actress who has somehow failed to find her rightful place.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) What We Did on Our Holiday offers a believable insight, enhancing the comedy with a low-key austerity that allows the movie not just to entertain, but to surprise us.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
7% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015) Some Kind of Beautiful is a movie that is clearly in trouble: you can see it in the editing, in the sudden appearance of minor characters with no real role to play.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
74% Suite Française (2015) Suite Française adds nothing to the cinematic documentation of France during World War II.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
63% Ricki And The Flash (2015) It does possess the typical 
energy of a Demme film, but everything connecting the 
musical numbers is forced and 
superficial.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
93% Sicario (2015) Denis Villeneuve's 
film is a gripping, smart action thriller that reflects 
the moral ambiguity of the American war on drugs and 
features a trio of powerful performances.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
60% The Intern (2015) The Intern is a typical Nancy Meyers movie with some of her work's usual virtues, but also all of her usual flaws, this time perhaps more pronounced than ever.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
63% Spectre (2015) Spectre is not boring to watch. The evolving character of James Bond is interesting, and the series always offers us the pleasure of getting swept up in his global adventures. In this sense, the latest installment does what it is supposed to do.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
40% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) The American remake of an Argentinean Oscar-winning film is less complex than the original, but still offers a gripping story.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Several things save Bridge of Spies from becoming too ideologically tacky, such as the skillful mainstream filmmaking. But the movie's biggest saving grace is the relationship that forms between Donovan and Abel.‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018