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Rating Title/Year Author
B The Swerve (2018) Harvey S. Karten A woman with shaky emotional health turns this into a thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
C+ A Cure for Wellness (2016) Harvey S. Karten This psychological thriller/horror movie needs to be cut by one third to speed up the action. Slow going until the final twenty minutes. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2017
B+ Eating You Alive (2016) Harvey S. Karten Valuable nutrition information that they do not teach in med school, but course level 101 if you've not kept up with recent controversies. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2016
B+ The Eagle Huntress (2016) Harvey S. Karten Feminism in Mongolia is given its due in a soaring film that should have the attention of awards groups for its spellbinding cinematography. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2016
B+ Manchester by the Sea (2016) Harvey S. Karten Casey Affleck finds his best role as a depressed handyman whose life acquires meaning when he take charge of a teen nephew. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2016
B Rules Don't Apply (2016) Harvey S. Karten Warren Beatty's having as much fun in this movie as he had in "Shampoo" 41 years ago. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2016
B Arrival (2016) Harvey S. Karten Cerebral sci-fi with a Spielbergian sense of wonder. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2016
B+ Lion (2016) Harvey S. Karten If you've ever been lost, and who hasn't? This movie is for you, featuring a five-year-old boy from India who winds up in Australia. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2016
B Jackie (2016) Harvey S. Karten Though the unconventional biopic does not often spring to life, Natalie Portman's awards-worthy performance must be seen. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2016
B+ Elle (2016) Harvey S. Karten A revenge tale, but one done in the sophisticated European style rather than the simpler Hollywood treatment. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2016
B+ Nocturnal Animals (2016) Harvey S. Karten Tom Ford's returns as director after a seven-year break with a psychological thriller elegantly blended with romance. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2016
B+ Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (2014) Harvey S. Karten The filmmakers are so frustrated by the amount of food that North Americans waste that they determine to eat only thrown-out grub for six months. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2016
B Toni Erdmann (2016) Harvey S. Karten An alternately sad and jocular look at a father's attempt to bring his daughter closer through a series of practical jokes. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2016
B The Birth of a Nation (2016) Harvey S. Karten A rousing look at conditions of ante bellum slavery that led to the most famous bloody resistance movement. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2016
B+ Imperium (2016) Harvey S. Karten Daniel Radcliffe as never before seen infiltrates the weirdos in the American Nazi movement. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2016
C The Tenth Man (2016) Harvey S. Karten A decent enough story bogged down by an unappealing principal actor. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2016
A- Little Men (2016) Harvey S. Karten Arguably among the most authentic movie treatments of the adolescent's world. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2016
B- Neither Heaven Nor Earth (2015) Harvey S. Karten A bizarre, cross-genre production that is a war movie, a suspense film, and a metaphysical creation. The viewer will be left with the impression that it's better not to join the military. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2016
B+ The Infiltrator (2016) Harvey S. Karten A suspenseful thriller which should have the audience gasping every time that the drug lords are about to expose the customs agent who has infiltrated their network. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2016
C Equals (2015) Harvey S. Karten Overly simplistic sci-fi evoking better works like "Gattaca," "1984," and "Code 46." EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2016
A- Café Society (2016) Harvey S. Karten High-end Woody Allen, exquisitely evoking the 1930's in Hollywood America.l EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2016
B+ The Dog Lover (2016) Harvey S. Karten Clever but manipulative. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2016
B- Fathers and Daughters (2015) Harvey S. Karten Sad and soapy. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2016
C The Purge: Election Year (2016) Harvey S. Karten Political discussions take a back seat, way way back, to a combination of clownish villains in Halloween-style costumes and seen-it-done-that shooting gallery action. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2016
B+ Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Harvey S. Karten A tense spy tale in the John Le Carre tradition. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2016
B Microbe and Gasoline (2015) Harvey S. Karten A look at two creative adolescents with a sweet nature. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2016
A- At the Fork (2016) Harvey S. Karten An intelligent, family-friendly documentary that takes an extensive look (without hidden cameras) at farms that produce our meat, eggs, and milk. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2016
C+ Free State of Jones (2016) Harvey S. Karten Didactic rather than rousing. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ The Innocents (2016) Harvey S. Karten A somber look at heroism and villainy within a Polish convent in 1945. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2016
B Wiener-Dog (2016) Harvey S. Karten A cute, off-beat tale, separate narratives of people whose lives are bound together by a Dachshund. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2016
B Germans & Jews (2016) Harvey S. Karten A talking heads documentary featuring intellectuals, both Christians and Jews, now living in Germany. Didactic more than it is compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2016
B Argentina (2015) Harvey S. Karten What's refreshing is that this doc about Argentina's rich folklore avoids cliché by covering every dance and song BUT the tango. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2016
B Genius (2016) Harvey S. Karten A theatrical piece with cinematic flair. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2016
C- Hitler's Folly (2016) Harvey S. Karten A charmless, witless attempt to satirize the Nazi era, asking What if Hitler succeeded as a painter? EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2016
B+ Unlocking the Cage (2016) Harvey S. Karten The doc makes a strong case albeit without many animations and other effects that intelligent animals like chimps should be classified as legal persons. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2016
B- The Fits (2015) Harvey S. Karten An offbeat look at a pre-teen who wonders to what extent she should give up her individuality to fit in. The title could have a double meaning: epileptic-type spasms, or fitting in. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2016
B Me Before You (2016) Harvey S. Karten A saccharine, but quite watchable British romantic drama with a goofy principal character EDIT
Posted May 24, 2016
B Maggie's Plan (2015) Harvey S. Karten Director Rebecca Miller explores her inner Woody Allen to goofy effects. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2016
B- Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Harvey S. Karten Destined to be looked over by awards groups for costumes, make-up, production design and effects, but all of this barely makes up for its lack of narrative coherence. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2016
B+ Money Monster (2016) Harvey S. Karten If only our Economics classes were as exciting as this darkly humorous look at high finance! EDIT
Posted May 12, 2016
B Love & Friendship (2016) Harvey S. Karten Not among the best of Jane Austen's novels is given a decent adaptation. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2016
C- High-Rise (2015) Harvey S. Karten A muddle of mayhem. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2016
B+ A Bigger Splash (2015) Harvey S. Karten One of Ralph Fiennes's best performances and the gorgeous scenery on a Sicilian island doesn't hurt. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2016
B The Lobster (2015) Harvey S. Karten The picture's surrealism requires an attentive and particular audience which will find rewards therein. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2016
B+ Cash Only (2015) Harvey S. Karten Intriguing tale about an individual whose mounting debt leads to unfortunate circumstances EDIT
Posted May 7, 2016
B+ Dheepan (2015) Harvey S. Karten Jesuthasen's ferocious performance as a former child soldier in Sri Lanka now living in a tough French suburb anchors this Cannes Festival prize-winning film. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2016
B The Family Fang (2015) Harvey S. Karten A quirky film that asks, Are these parents monstrous or simply creative? EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2016
B+ The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) Harvey S. Karten A feel good biopic providing insight into the mind of a mathematical genius and his friendship with a mentor from a different culture. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2016
A- Viva (2015) Harvey S. Karten An exuberant look at a son's need for his father's acceptance. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2016
B The Witness (2015) Harvey S. Karten The documentary offers a nuanced view of the Kitty Genovese murder. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2016