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Walter Goodman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% Obsession (1976) Whatever shred of credibility the movie retains is dispersed by the final, dead serious directorial hocus‐pocus.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Section Spéciale (Special Section) (1975) The theme of "Special Section" is no less significant or instructive than its predecestors, but it allows CostaGavras less scope for his special skills.‐ New York Times
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73% Hester Street (1975) The story is well paced to hold one's interest... ‐ New York Times
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61% Shampoo (1975) In "Shampoo" Ashby shows that he has a good memory for a couple of decades of cinematic clichés.‐ New York Times
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100% Titicut Follies (1967) The stage, where odd behavior reigns, blurs the lines of sanity and confers an hour of equality.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Longest Hatred (1993) This is no book of revelations; but the bitter history is vividly laid out...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet George Marshall and the American Century (1993) ... the career admiringly chronicled here stands as a model of public dedication and decorum that seems to have gone out of style.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Zoo (1993) Among the big scenes in "Zoo" are the stillbirth of a rhinoceros, the egg-laying of a crocodile, the tooth-cleaning of a gorilla and the hunt for a pit bull who killed some deer.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter (1993) ... Dr. Jepson-Young tries in a movingly unemotional way to go beyond self-pity and free-floating anger...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Silverlake Life: The View from Here (1993) Too much of "Silverlake Life," though it is a vivid display of the ravages of the disease and ends with a touching scene of the lovers dancing in happier times, alternates between complaining and sentimentalizing.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993) ... two hours worth of huggermugger that manages in its fuzzy way to put some blame on Robert F. Kennedy for the suicide, if it was suicide, of Marilyn Monroe.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell (1993) The biography makes some interesting connections between the plots of some of her movies and the distressing events in her life, along with sappily up-to-date observations like "The only place she could feel empowered was in front of the camera."‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Strapped (1993) ... a fairly simple moral tale, despite plot complications drawn from local headlines.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet King Tut: The Face of Tutankhamun (1993) ... tells of the riches and the history...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Wrong Man (1993) About halfway through the two hours, when the bus carrying them crashes into a lake, the plot sinks fathoms deep into the unfathomable.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary (1993) The unsparing yet tender report ends with an affecting interview with Ms. Burney.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Incident In A Small Town (1994) You may figure out who did what and why a little before Cobb, but the plot isn't bad for a Sunday night movie, and watching Matthau, even as he walks or shambles through his part, is easy duty.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Unnatural Pursuits (1991) The play is as boozy as Mr. Bates pretends to be, but not nearly so engaging.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Schindler (1992) ... absorbing, moving, even inspiring...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet China: A Century of Revolution - The Mao Years, 1949-1976 (1997) ... absorbing two-hour program...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Roswell (1994) ... the shifts between 1977 and 1947 are adroitly handled, and it is easy to root for the earnest Mr. Mac Lachlan, particularly in his climactic confrontation with Martin Sheen, a mysterious figure who confounds him with head games.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter (1994) ... Deborah Hoffmann's funny, sad, loving, exasperated, wry and resigned account of trying to come to terms with her mother's vagrant mind.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Out of Ireland (1994) ... Paul Wagner's evocative two-hour history of almost two centuries of Irish immigration, captures the lows and highs of an emigration that depleted the population of the home country as it enriched the United States.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Before Your Eyes: Angelie's Secret (1995) ... "Angelie's Secret" turns out to be an encouraging account of how anxiety can be treated with information.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Mandela's Fight For Freedom (1995) In three fascinating hours, the main players on all sides of a complex and periodically murderous political standoff tell of the pressures that forced them to the negotiating table and of the tactics... that resulted in a peaceful accommodation.‐ New York Times
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96% Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993) ... it is her unforgettable and, for many, unforgivable achievements in behalf of Hitler that give the program its force.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Hiroshima (1995) ... stitches together newsreels, interviews and dramatizations, not quite seamlessly but often effectively, and picks up considerable force in its second half...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell (1995) As presented here, there is nothing remotely romantic about crack street, and the producers do not allow any sympathy that may have developed during their months of keeping company with the addicts to smog their viewfinders.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron (1995) The generally listless production blunts the satiric edge, and the final commotion succumbs to B-picture pathos.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey (1995) "Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey" does full justice -- and perhaps a bit more -- to the man who brought to the screen "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Viva Zapata" and "On the Waterfront."‐ New York Times
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88% The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) This cliche-bound script is an equal-missed-opportunity employer.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Richard Wright: Black Boy (2013) The critics and biographers relied on tonight tend to take a protective view of Wright, making this more a tribute than an analysis.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Discovery Channel - Harlem Diary: Nine Voices of Resilience (1996) ... an ambiguously inspiring movie about determination and dreams growing from the hard inner-city streets.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Forbidden City: The Great Within (1995) At moments you may think you're watching a marriage of "National Geographic" and "Entertainment Tonight."‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Kissinger and Nixon (1995) ... as television docudramas go, "Kissinger and Nixon" mixes fact, invention and malice in easy-to-swallow portions.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Survivors of the Holocaust (1995) The accounts of hunger, cold and beatings, of exhausting labor, of being torn from one's parents and learning that brothers and sisters have been killed: these are not new, but they have lost none of their pain or power.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Black Is... Black Ain't (1995) Whatever its excesses, "Black Is . . . Black Ain't" stands as a testament to a dedicated and daring man.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Little Italy (1996) At times this easy-to-take hour ladles out the ethnic-pride sauce with a heavy hand, but, as they say in Napoli, a little schmaltz can't hurt.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Burger & the King: The Life & Cuisine of Elvis Presley (1996) The glimpses of rural existence in the South of his boyhood are sharp.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet W.E.B. DuBois: A Biography in Four Voices (2013) ''W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices'' divides his astoundingly productive life into manageable portions, written and narrated in turn by Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara and Amiri Baraka.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Thomas Jefferson (1996) ... ''Thomas Jefferson'' is a considerable accomplishment, a thoughtful and affecting portrait of the intellectual who captured the essence of a new nation's hopes in phrases that continue to resound around the world.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Death by Design (1995) What lingers are the surprising, revealing visual metaphors for an astoundingly orchestrated process featuring what the program rightly boasts is ''a cast of billions.''‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1997) In this grippingly edited look at the world's first televised trial, newsreels of the doomed being herded to their deaths document Eichmann's logistical achievement.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The History of Talk Radio (2005) This ''history'' is mainly a gallery of personalities with labels attached.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Chess Kids (1996) ... the youngsters who do talk are all winners, even the losers.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien (1996) Although death is never far from his thoughts, he has less interest in death with dignity than in life with dignity, which this revelation of a film demonstrates he has achieved.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Lost Children of Berlin (1997) The narration, delivered by Anthony Hopkins, is burdened by cliches, but the old photographs of the schoolmates are poignant.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet First Person Singular: John Hope Franklin (1997) Mr. Franklin is engaging, his reflections are illuminating.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Exodus 1947 (2012) The journey of the Exodus 1947 from the United States to the Mediterranean, where it picked up more than 4,000 Holocaust survivors, and then on to Palestine... is vigorously told through newsreels and the accounts of crew members.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Wonderland (1997) The problem facing John O'Hagan, the producer and director, is how to make a program about people doing and saying boring things that is not itself boring.‐ New York Times
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