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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+ 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+ () 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- () 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
B Stockholm (2018) Harvey S. Karten Patty Hearst in an old setting. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
B+ Dogman (2018) Harvey S. Karten If you like gangsters and love dogs, this movie is for you. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
B+ () Harvey S. Karten Count on playwright David Hare to add trenchant dialogue to the animated story of Israel's wall. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
B+ The Public (2018) Harvey S. Karten An engaging, sentimental look at oddballs in the public library. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
B+ The Brink (2019) Harvey S. Karten Find out why Steve Bannon thinks we are on the brink of disaster. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
B+ Sobibor (2018) Harvey S. Karten A courageous Russian Jew leads an escape from the Sobibor concentration camp and is praised by both Russia and Israel. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
B+ Isha Ovedet (2018) Harvey S. Karten A #MeToo drama, Israel style. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
B The Last (2019) Harvey S. Karten A theatrical Holocaust drama with a shocking revelation. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2019
B+ Roll Red Roll (2018) Harvey S. Karten A clear indictment of high school football players guilty of rape. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
B+ The Mustang (2019) Harvey S. Karten Giving prisoners something to do besides making license plates--in this case training mustangs--can make "Correctional Facility" other than simply a euphemism for "prison." EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
B+ () Harvey S. Karten A concise memory-refresher on the way that the #MeToo movement changed America. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
B+ Se rokh (2018) Harvey S. Karten A delightful road movie, Iranian style, that takes us into the country's hinterlands focusing on oddballs. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
B Climax (2018) Harvey S. Karten Intriguing look at what happens when civilization's thin veneer is scraped away. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
B+ Apollo 11 (2019) Harvey S. Karten Beats previous movies on the subject by its wealth of technical details. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
B+ Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) Harvey S. Karten More evidence that we've come a long way since we watched Bugs, Elmer and Porky. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
C+ Patrick (2018) Harvey S. Karten Plays up to kiddies with poop, pratfalls and potential paramours but lack the heart of the great dog movies like "Hachi" and "Lassie Come Home." EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
B+ Pájaros de verano (2018) Harvey S. Karten Takes us step by step to the destruction of a culture. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
B Cold War (2018) Harvey S. Karten Its Polish folk dancers are a joy to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
B The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017) Harvey S. Karten What's really strange is that the 10-year-old star of the tale, having been hosted on a trip to NY, cannot wait to return to his decrepit, war-torn Ukranian village. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
B+ The Saint Bernard Syndicate (2018) Harvey S. Karten Has a fresh, zany screenplay, though Odessa, the title character, doesn't give a lick for it. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
B The Golem (2018) Harvey S. Karten A satisfactory re-imagining of the Hebrew myth though unfortunately reduced in resonance with modern horror tropes. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
C Arctic (2018) Harvey S. Karten The great Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is burdened with a stagnant screenplay. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
C+ Serenity (2019) Harvey S. Karten A hack job with stereotypical characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
B+ Salafistes (2016) Harvey S. Karten Filmmakers risk their lives getting up close and personal with some terrifying people. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2019
C+ Close (2019) Harvey S. Karten Convoluted thriller based on the career of a celebrated female bodyguard. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
B+ Girl (2018) Harvey S. Karten An emotional roller coaster for the title character who must discipline herself for a tough-love ballet teacher. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
B Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Harvey S. Karten Saoirse Ronan is stunning, carrying herself as regal as a woman can be, stretching her terrific acting chops as a woman whose judgment in men is not always on the money. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
B Manbiki kazoku (2018) Harvey S. Karten This ragtag Japanese family is so charming you might hope the shoplifters will never get caught. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
B+ El Ángel (2018) Harvey S. Karten They say you should watch out for the quiet ones. Now we're counseled to beware of young men with baby faces. This exterminating angel is a real cutie-pie. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2018
B Boy Erased (2018) Harvey S. Karten A rousing send-up of so-called conversion therapy. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2018
B+ The Price of Everything (2018) Harvey S. Karten Follow the money--in the art world as well as anywhere else. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
B+ Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Harvey S. Karten Melissa McCarthy as you've never seen her before: stunning. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
B The Guilty (2018) Harvey S. Karten A Danish nail-biter, though all the action takes place inside a police station. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018
C- Change in the Air (2018) Harvey S. Karten There is no change that I could see. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2018