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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
A- Derek DelGaudio's In & of Itself (2020) Harvey S. Karten Card tricks you won't believe, and yet, the film is more about our identities than about magic. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2021
B+ Sacred Cow (2021) Harvey S. Karten Gently but convincingly makes the case for vegan diets. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2020
A- Promising Young Woman (2020) Harvey S. Karten Carey Mulligan again shows why she is one of the world's greatest actresses. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2020
B+ Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness (2020) Harvey S. Karten A criminal's trial plays like a bouncy reality show. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
B+ To the Ends of the Earth (2019) Harvey S. Karten Highlights the acting of a petite Japanese woman. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
B+ Assassins (2020) Harvey S. Karten Portrays our president's boyfriend as not a nice man. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2020
B+ The Black Book of Father Dinis (2018) Harvey S. Karten Grand, romantic and melodramatic historical fiction. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
B Mayor (2020) Harvey S. Karten Here is the kind of city executive that Gaza could use. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
C+ Another Round (2020) Harvey S. Karten Mads is a great Danish actor, but here his character is a bore. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
B+ The Last Vermeer (2019) Harvey S. Karten A first-class melodrama on one of history's great art forgeries. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
B+ The Test and the Art of Thinking (2018) Harvey S. Karten Made me realize that the SAT is as useful to colleges as trigonometry has been to me. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
B+ Collective (2019) Harvey S. Karten Then again, we never expected health care in Romania to imitate that of Denmark, did we? EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
A- Crazy, Not Insane (2020) Harvey S. Karten Chilling look at the psychology of murderers. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
B Acasa, My Home (2020) Harvey S. Karten A heartfelt doc involving the cooperation of eleven people over four years. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
B Dirty God (2019) Harvey S. Karten The film's best feature is camerawork that contrasts the warmth of Morocco with the frigid ambiance of England. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
B Divine Love (2019) Harvey S. Karten Opines that if you want a baby, never mind the usual methods. Just pray. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2020
A- Alone with Her Dreams (2020) Harvey S. Karten A child reacts to the departure of her parents in a heart-tugging tale in village Sicily. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
B+ Disclosure (2020) Harvey S. Karten Though some of the threats and counterthreats are repetitious, the film at 85 minutes does not overstate its time. It features compact editing, colorful cinematography... EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
B The Accidental President (2020) Harvey S. Karten Director James Fletcher's objective, in his words: "How the hell did he win?" The doc, with entertaining archival films and input from talking heads, offers suggestions. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
B+ On the Rocks (2020) Harvey S. Karten Bill Murray scores again with his signature dry humor. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2020
B The Sounding (2017) Harvey S. Karten Makes you want to brush up your Shakespeare: start quoting him now. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
B Eternal Beauty (2019) Harvey S. Karten A frothy comedy about laid-back people. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
C Kajillionaire (2020) Harvey S. Karten For fans of the super-quirky--and there are many. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
C+ Blackbird (2019) Harvey S. Karten A dying wife brings in her family to see her off, but Susan Sarandon's performance looks phoned in. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
A- The Nest (2020) Harvey S. Karten A brittle marriage, a disgusted wife, a great performance by Jude Law. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
A- The Way I See It (2020) Harvey S. Karten One of the great photographers of our time exhibits his thousands of pictures of the Obama administration--and he has quite a personality as well. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
A- Stars and Strife (2020) Harvey S. Karten Suggestions worth looking into on how we can bridge the political divide. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
B A Chef's Voyage (2020) Harvey S. Karten This might convince you that even an American chef has something to teach the French. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
B+ God of the Piano (2019) Harvey S. Karten The piano music is so good you might wish that this 80-minute look at a helicopter parent would go on another half hour. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
C+ Sibyl (2019) Harvey S. Karten Overly ambitious editing mars a story of a psychoanalyst who needs a psychoanalyst. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
B+ Buoyancy (2019) Harvey S. Karten A hard-hitting story of modern slavery in the waters of Cambodia and Thailand. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
B The Mole Agent (2020) Harvey S. Karten One of the more heartwarming spy stories you're likely to see has a Chilean 007 gumshoe looking in on an old folks' home. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
A #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) Harvey S. Karten With stunning editing and a slew of thorough and reasoned criticism, this could be the nonfiction movie treatment of Trump to beat this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
B+ Made in Bangladesh (2019) Harvey S. Karten Makes political points about sweatshops without sacrificing entertainment values. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
C+ Gripped: Climbing the Killer Pillar (2020) Harvey S. Karten Stunning photography cannot make up for the banality of dialogue. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
C The Bay of Silence (2020) Harvey S. Karten You may need to read the book to figure out what's going on here. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
B Made in Italy (2020) Harvey S. Karten A father and son bond by working together in beautiful Tuscany. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2020
B+ The Fight (2020) Harvey S. Karten How the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stands between a growing Fascism and a withering democracy. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
B Summerland (2020) Harvey S. Karten A cranky author living in the sticks learns love when drafted to take care of a London boy during World War 2. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
B+ Rebuilding Paradise (2020) Harvey S. Karten A description of a fiery hell belies the title of this documentary. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
B+ Yes, God, Yes (2019) Harvey S. Karten Oh so gently satirizes the Catholic church. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
C+ Most Wanted (2020) Harvey S. Karten Too much zigging and zagging in the editorial room. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
A- The Painted Bird (2019) Harvey S. Karten Brilliantly captures human beings in extremis. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C+ Guest of Honour (2019) Harvey S. Karten Interesting concept, that of a woman who insists on being punished though she is not guilty, marred by convoluted story telling. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2020
A- Two of Us (2019) Harvey S. Karten Well-acted chamber piece on the subject of lesbianism among seniors. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2020
B+ My Wonderful Wanda (2020) Harvey S. Karten Delightful comedy of manners of people living by a Swiss lake. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2020
B Madagasikara (2018) Harvey S. Karten Illustrates grinding poverty in one of the world's most beautiful islands. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
B+ Disclosure (1994) Harvey S. Karten Makes the case convincingly that women in power can sexually harass men that they manage. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
B Das Vorspiel (2020) Harvey S. Karten She plays Bach so beautifully that her neuroticism can be excused. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2020
B+ Mr. Jones (2019) Harvey S. Karten A first-class journalist exposes the Soviet Union's starvation of millions of Ukrainians. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2020