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Donald J. Levit

Donald J. Levit
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 81% Divine Intervention (2003) Wonderfully effective, funny and yet horrific.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 11, 2003
53% Crazy as Hell (2002) 'Crazy as Hell' leaves viewers with something to think about after the screen goes dead and the house-lights come on.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2002
61% The Bank (2002) A finely done, enjoyable stock market mystery.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2002
79% American Experience (2004) The filmmakers do not flinch in the face of emotions almost too great to watch.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2002
86% Lemora - A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (2001) Mellowed wine still leaves a richer taste than newer vinegary lemons, as is certainly the case with the rare, re-released 'Lemora, Lady Dracula.'‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2002
76% Revolution #9 (2001) Succeeds in portraying the dizzying descent into madness and, even more, the effect on loved ones, friends and associates.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2002
91% Pellet (El Bola) (2000) Not employing gimmicks or tipping off the nightmare to be faced,'El Bola' draws us in.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2002
86% Chicago (2002) As close a merge as you're likely to see of the force of living musical with the unique possibility of celluloid‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2002
73% Gangs of New York (2002) Entertainment in the grand if bloody style -- and the performance of Day-Lewis alone makes this film worth the effort.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2002
74% The Slaughter Rule (2002) Beautiful in its stark way.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2003
No Score Yet Bear's Kiss (2002) A flawed but effective dark parable of loneliness and love.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2003
83% Satin Rouge (2002) A celebration of unintellectualized joy and the discovery of life.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2003
95% In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2003) A visually and spiritually rewarding documentary.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2003
78% 11'09''01 - September 11 (2002) It's difficult to describe 'September 11,' but we probably won't find a more comprehensive reaction to the tragic event for a considerable time to come.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2003
60% Only the Strong Survive (2003) A human and warm film, in the vein of the mellow, though quite different, 'Jazz on a Summer's Day' and 'Round Midnight.'‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2003
42% Zus & zo (Hotel Paraiso) (2003) A gentle exploration of mistakes, as four siblings discover themselves and each other.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2003
63% Foreign Sister (Ahot Zara) (2003) A realistic picture of dual crises that surely are almost everywhere.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2003
64% Camp (2003) While the resolution is predictable and easy, this does not detract from the pleasurable feelings generated by 'Camp.'‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2003
25% Samehada otoko to momojiri onna (Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl ) (2003) A colorful hip updating of the two-on-the-lam motif popular since the 1930s.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 5, 2003
95% Suddenly (Tan de repente) (2003) The film is promising and wonderful, needing maybe only a few minutes' editing down.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2003
40% As Três Marias (2002) A sign of good things to come from Brazilian filmmakers.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 18, 2003
85% The Nazi Officer's Wife (2003) Unmistakably among the better screen treatments of the Holocaust.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2003
48% The Heart of Me (2003) Elegant -- a tang of Merchant-Ivory, but with a distinct taste of its own.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2003
79% Pistol Opera (2001) Whether more is pompously suggested than actually here and merely meets the eye, Pistol Opera is fun in the grand style.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2003
56% Northfork (2003) Flawed but fascinating -- acquiring depth on afterthought, the stuff of cult status down the road.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2003
No Score Yet Pinochet's Children (2002) Aiming beyond political record of a time and place, 'Pinochet's Children' is really of all sons' and daughters' time and place.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2003
40% Gasoline (2002) Although inviting comparisons to such movies as 'Thelma & Louise,' 'Bound' and 'Boys Don't Cry,' this dark nighttime film stands on its own quite nicely.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2003
No Score Yet One Armed Swordsman (1967) A couple of notches above many other imported and domestic actioners.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2003
80% Standing by Yourself (2002) Chilling in its objective portrait of dreary, lost twenty-first century America.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2003
100% Suddenly (1954) The film is promising and wonderful, needing only a very few minutes' editing down.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2003
78% Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) Whimsicalness, irony, and gentle good humor carry the day.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2003
80% 7th Street (2003) This documentary should be required of students, politicians, developers, and planners.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2003
80% Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) (2003) 'Mondays in the Sun' captures the small drama of the individual buffeted against larger impersonal events of local, national and world politics and economics.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2003
43% The Event (2003) Mixing pathos and humor, courage and cowardice, realism and exaggeration, this is an effective and moving film, if far from perfect.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2003
93% Rana's Wedding: Jerusalem, Another Day (2003) Like 'Divine Intervention,' 'Rana's Wedding' depicts the madness of macabre non sequitur that rules the daily lives of Palestinians living in Jerusalem.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2003
97% Autumn Spring (Babí léto) (2003) A wry, tender embrace of ageing and loving, dying and living, to the fullest, as best one can.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2003
64% All My Loved Ones (2000) Vastly moving.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2003
73% La espalda del mundo (The Back of the World) (2002) Without preaching, pretension or ingenuousness, this documentary depicts the very real darkness of lives beyond nightly TV News or self-congratulatory Special Projects.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2003
87% Nico and Dani (Krámpack) (2000) Rare handling of an emotional and important theme.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2003
17% White Hotel (1996) Griffin and Solvang deserve high marks for dealing most honestly, and incidentally effectively, with basics of the human condition, in East Africa and in their own hearts.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2003
88% Historias mínimas (Intimate Stories) (2005) 'Minimal Stories' presents three stories about humble life and small joys which intertwine and cross in natural yet ingenious ways.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2003
61% Small Voices (2003) A surprisingly sweet film experience.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2003
8% Emerald Cowboy (2003) 'Emerald Cowboy' displays its subject's single-minded pursuit of his goal and introduces a fascinating but little known world of corruption.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2003
50% 7 Year Zigzag (2003) 7 Year Zig Zag is experimental, more celebratory than story, and taken as such -- fun.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2003
77% The Cooler (2003) A rare and convincing chemistry emerges here between William H. Macy's sad-sack character and Maria Bello's wannabe showgirl-cocktail waitress.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2003
34% Wonderland (2003) The deliberately chaotic film technique used in 'Wonderland' admirably reinforces the idea that truth is difficult, at times unknowable.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2003
88% Mystic River (2003) Mesmerizing filmmaking.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2003
91% Shattered Glass (2003) Unspectacularly effective and provocative, Shattered Glass successfully dramatizes individual dilemma that carries over into major social implications.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2003
53% A Wedding for Bella (2003) Not earthshaking, but satisfying -- like a good family meal.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2003
No Score Yet Stalingrad (1995) What must ultimately emerge is admiration for human courage balanced with horror at what Melville's 'Ah humanity' can do.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2003