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Shockya.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Brent Simon, Harvey S. Karten, Perri Nemiroff
Rating Title/Year Author
B+ Les misérables (2019) Harvey S. Karten Victor lives! EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
C Little Joe (2019) Harvey S. Karten A low rent "body snatchers." EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
B () Harvey S. Karten The evolution of a scandal sheet marketed for the average supermarket Joe and Jane. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
B+ I Lost My Body (2019) Harvey S. Karten A boundary-busting animation of a disturbed young man whose severed hand seeks its body. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
B- Honey Boy (2019) Harvey S. Karten LaBeouf scores as a father whose love for his son is covered up by the man's foul temper. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2019
B+ Harriet (2019) Harvey S. Karten Harriet Tubman must be grinning widely from her grave. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
A- Synonyms (2018) Harvey S. Karten Bold, original, impressive movie, taking top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2019
B Frankie (2019) Harvey S. Karten Eric Rohmer-light. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2019
A- Cyrano, My Love (2018) Harvey S. Karten An involving look at a modern Cyrano. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
B Tell Me Who I Am (2019) Harvey S. Karten The late Oliver Sacks would have liked this movie about a young man whose memory was lost. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
A- Female Pleasure (2018) Harvey S. Karten A heartwarming look at how women from different cultures are freeing themselves from repression. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
A- () Harvey S. Karten Despite the awkward title, this doc is mesmerizing, torn from today's headlines about the rising tide of far-right nationalism threatening Jewish communities. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
B+ Dolor y gloria (2019) Harvey S. Karten A well done, thinly disguised biopic of Pedro Almodovar's life EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
B The Death of Dick Long (2019) Harvey S. Karten Watch these deplorables trying to cover up a crime and you'll realize how police are able to solve so many cases. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
B+ América (2018) Harvey S. Karten Great love shown to an 93-year-old woman by her son and grandchildren is rewarded by a jail term for the dad. A delightful story. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
B Depraved (2019) Harvey S. Karten I prefer Boris in the role of the monster, but Alex will do just fine. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
C+ Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Harvey S. Karten Features dull, repetitive commentary by the street kids. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
B+ Aquarela (2018) Harvey S. Karten Water water everywhere. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
B Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles (2013) Brent Simon Silverman is plenty smart, and has an enjoyably warped perspective that includes shrewdly observed, amusingly idiosyncratic takes on a wide variety of topics. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
B The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Harvey S. Karten One of the more sophisticated movies that star dogs. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
B- After the Wedding (2006) Harvey S. Karten Takes aim at the rich one percent though the movie is not as entertaining as the Danish version. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
B Corporate Animals (2019) Harvey S. Karten A clever satire that pairs modern corporate culture with cannibalism. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
B+ One Child Nation (2019) Harvey S. Karten Blows the lid off a scandal that found China selling off children who were born beyond a government established limit. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
A- Brian Banks (2018) Harvey S. Karten Among the best films that deal with the incarceration of innocent people. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
B () Brent Simon "Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time" may not be the best introduction to Oswalt for neophytes, but it connects strongly for those familiar with and appreciative of his well-defined sensibility. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
B+ Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Harvey S. Karten Focusing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this is a sumptuous send-up of soaps and schisms. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
B+ Honeyland (2019) Harvey S. Karten Greed is bad. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
B+ Skin (2018) Harvey S. Karten How an extremist group triggers blowback from one of its members. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
B+ The Ground Beneath My Feet (2019) Harvey S. Karten Yet another examination of mental illness and how that affects the schizoid woman's sister. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2019
B David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Harvey S. Karten A solid confession by a celebrity who brags about the 100 women he slept with and who now regrets that his body is fading. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
B Rosie (2018) Harvey S. Karten Ireland, like the U.S., has a problem with gentrification, and the title character shows how this leads to family disaster. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2019
B+ The Farewell (2019) Harvey S. Karten Unfolds an intriguing charade that will make you wonder whether white lies are perfectly acceptable. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
C- Stuber (2019) Harvey S. Karten Dumb and Dumber have to work with a script and direction that are lowbrow, even by the standards of summer blockbusters. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2019
B Phil (2019) Harvey S. Karten Greg Kinnear combines acting with directing in a role that exudes nice-guy-ness that few other performers can duplicate as well. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2019
B+ The Other Story (2018) Harvey S. Karten Yet another rigorous story of a woman's rebellion against her father and her entire religious upbringing. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
B+ The Edge of Democracy (2019) Harvey S. Karten Intriguing in an analysis of Brazil's politics seen through the prism of the director's own family life. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2019
B For the Birds (2018) Harvey S. Karten This doc will evoke long discussions about the mental state of this champion protector of birds. Is she a hoarder, or a saint? EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
C+ The Tomorrow Man (2019) Harvey S. Karten Mushy story about two idiosyncratic elderly people. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
B The Third Wife (2018) Harvey S. Karten Lacks changes in pace, this movie is strictly for the arthouse crowd which will savor the way it shows a Vietnam different from today's fast-moving Asian country with its stock market and other accoutrements of capitalism. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
B+ Photograph (2019) Harvey S. Karten A delightful look at the Mumbai dating scene. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
B- My Son (2017) Harvey S. Karten More like an actor's exercise than a credible drama. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2019
B All Is True (2018) Harvey S. Karten Though missing real fireworks, this narrative film hypothesizes Shakespeare's last years in a literary manner. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2019
A- The Dog Doc (2019) Harvey S. Karten A riveting documentary about a veterinarian who cures seemingly hopeless cases of dog disease with the addition of alternative tweaks. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
B Double Lives (2018) Harvey S. Karten Good conversation and plenty of it (too much, in fact) as only the French can roll out. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
B+ Meeting Gorbachev (2018) Harvey S. Karten One of the world's great documentary filmmakers has an involving tete-a-tete with one of the Soviet Union's great leaders. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
B+ Knock Down the House (2019) Harvey S. Karten Women do not yet rule the Congress, but listen to Ocasio-Cortez and you get the vibe that that gender's time has come. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
B+ The White Crow (2018) Harvey S. Karten A solid narrative charting Nureyev's defection from Russia, allowing considerable tension when he is about to be busted at the airport. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2019
C+ Fast Color (2018) Harvey S. Karten Cries out for more melodramatic flourishes. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
B Red Joan (2018) Harvey S. Karten An intellectual spy story in the manner of Le Carre with the usual high-level performance from Judi Dench. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
B+ Hail Satan? (2019) Harvey S. Karten A fun look at a group of agnostics. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019