48 Hills

48 Hills is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dennis Harvey
Rating Title/Year Author
Diamantino (2018) Dennis Harvey There is something to be said for a comedy willing to go broke for surrealism, and that is precisely the thing to be said for this eccentric feature by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Monsters and Men (2018) Dennis Harvey Green's gracefully assured script and direction don't formally separate the three segments, nor are they differentiated in tonal or stylistic terms...its somewhat hyperbolic title aside, Monsters and Men doesn't demonize (or sanctify) anyone. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Rodents of Unusual Size (2017) Dennis Harvey This documentary by Bay Areans Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer casts a bemused eye on different aspects of the nutria dilemma... EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2018
Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987) Dennis Harvey This 1987 bonanza of schlock features no less than four erstwhile Playmates of the Month, acting just as well as you'd expect. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
The Captain (2017) Dennis Harvey This is a striking, potent film. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Personal Problems (1980) Dennis Harvey Uneven, sometimes disjointed, its narrative threads nowhere near resolved at the end, Personal Problems is nonetheless something rare and valuable, particularly for its era. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Arábia (2018) Dennis Harvey An austerely beautiful, minimalist film like this either works for you or it doesn't. Initially just mildly intrigued, I eventually found Araby something of a revelation... EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Minding the Gap (2018) Dennis Harvey Gap is ultimately about considerably more, and carries the bigger punch. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Skate Kitchen (2018) Dennis Harvey It's got a problem in that the lead is the least expressive actor here. Still, it's ingratiating, and a fine Girl Power statement. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Dennis Harvey This is a straight-up jet-setting romcom, glossy, glam, very mainstream in style and tenor. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) Dennis Harvey It is arguably not as inspired as Hobbs' even more obscure Alabama's Ghost and Roseland, but it's still an impressively bonkers hybrid conceit that dives into its own ridiculousness snout-first. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
Ava (2017) Dennis Harvey While the film can be taken to an extent as a critique of Iran's strictly regimented societal norms, it's even more a devastating dissection of parent-child dysfunctions that know no national borders. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
Three Identical Strangers (2018) Dennis Harvey At first rather annoying in its heavy emphasis on reenactments, this movie ultimately proves fascinating, simply because the complicated, highly dramatic tale it tells still almost defies belief. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Promised Land (2017) Dennis Harvey This is very much a matter-of-taste climb out on a long limb. Still, you have to give Jarecki credit for responding to our very strange national moment in such an unconventional way. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
That Summer (2017) Dennis Harvey Whether you'll find this utterly fascinating or a glorified DVD extra depends entirely on just how obsessed with Grey Gardens you are. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Dennis Harvey An eerily credible imagining of a U.S. that could be just around the corner. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
Scarlet Diva (2000) Dennis Harvey Scarlet Diva is an ambulance-chasing hot mess that will still register with viewers as shocking, ridiculous, or both. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
The House of Tomorrow (2017) Dennis Harvey A bit formulaic but well-acted and charming nonetheless, this is a good movie with a great soundtrack... EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
First Reformed (2017) Dennis Harvey This strikingly austere film is a rare movie to meaningfully wrestle with theological concerns-and their application in our ever-more-problematic worldly reality-so you are guaranteed ample discussion fodder afterward. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
Patty Hearst (1988) Dennis Harvey It's a portrayal both sympathetic and grotesquely funny at times. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
Hounds of Love (2016) Dennis Harvey That air of gritty realism, shorn of typical slasher-flick misogynist titillation, makes the film often seem punishingly graphic-even though the worst of the torturing abuses Vicki and a predecessor suffer are actually left offscreen... EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Dennis Harvey The bullet ballets are terrific, the mano-a-mano stuff almost as good as the Raid movies. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
Moonlight (2016) Dennis Harvey [Barry] Jenkins gets superb performances that are all the more impressive given the relative paucity of dialogue, let alone frank verbal expression of emotions in a deliberately close-mouthed script. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
Supersonic (2016) Dennis Harvey Ultimately, it's rather like Oasis themselves: Too bloody much of a just-pretty-good thing. Of course, diehard Britpop devotees may feel otherwise. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
Helmut Berger, Actor (2015) Dennis Harvey You won't be able to look away (or perhaps stop laughing unkindly)... but be warned, this portrait really isn't pretty. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
Endless Poetry (2016) Dennis Harvey Goofy, uneven, alternately outrageous and charming (when not both at once), Endless Poetry is as good an introduction to his work as any, and it couldn't have been made by anyone else. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
The Rider (2017) Dennis Harvey But the performances [Chloe] Zhao has gotten from her non-professional cast members are remarkable, and The Rider is one of those films that feels utterly, urself-consciously true to a reality not terribly close to the usual mythology of movie westerns. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
The Endless (2017) Dennis Harvey What The Endless lacks in spectacle (though it does have some FX) it more than makes up in character detail and narrative invention. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018
1945 (2017) Dennis Harvey Refusing to hit us on the head with its message, 1945 instead subtly reveals the complicity of "good" people are capable of when outside forces target their neighbors. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2018