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Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Apollo (2019) Everybody who was anybody in black show business played the Apollo. And now Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams has captured the excitement in an HBO documentary, The Apollo.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
No Score Yet In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11 (2019) Shadow of the Towers goes off the rails, turning from a credible, if not necessarily remarkable, reminiscence about a brutally painful day to simplistic immigration agitprop.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
84% Untouchable (2019) If you want a crash course in Weinstein's thoroughgoing and possibly criminal loutishness, you couldn't possibly do better than this report from British television documentarian Ursula Macfarlane.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
100% Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019) Arguably one of the finest music documentaries ever produced.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
No Score Yet Zombie Tidal Wave (2019) How could a show named Zombie Tidal Wave be anything less than awesome? Not since the man-eating tree of 1953's From Hell It Came has nature's implacable misanthropy been displayed more magnificently.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
No Score Yet Manson: The Women (2019) None of them reveal much that isn't fairly well known to anybody who has followed the reams of literature on the case... The answers are neither novel nor sufficient. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
85% Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Arrogantly infuriating... Baby Boomers didn't change the world at Woodstock, or create a New Man... It's sad that, 50 years later, they still can't tell the difference.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
83% Share (2019) Share is thoughtful, but it's not entirely clear where those thoughts are headed. Give Bianco credit for making a film about a rage-inducing topic that doesn't shout; but a little less mumbling would have been welcome.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
97% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) The language is still a mixture of the oddly baroque and the profoundly obscene, and most importantly, Deadwood: The Movie is as a provocative, intelligent, and funny place to visit as the series ever was.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) Occasionally funny and often grim, The Highwaymen is sometimes reminiscent of another buddy movie involving a posse in pursuit of a famous outlaw duo, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, with its poles reversed.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
67% The Truth About Killer Robots (2018) Eventually Killer Robots dissolves into pure silliness. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
No Score Yet Sugar Town (2018) Yet even if you know how it's going to turn out, Sugar Town is an irresistible story, a tale of sordid arrogance told magnificently through surveillance videos and taped depositions.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
No Score Yet Going to War (2018) One of the most interesting things about the documentary is the frank admission of the soldiers.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
100% Served Like a Girl (2017) [It is a] peculiar but ultimately endearing tale of women back from the front.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) This sort of profoundly dishonest manipulation of the facts goes on constantly in The Final Year, ostensibly a report of the conduct of U.S. foreign policy during the final year of the Obama White House.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
81% Tiny Shoulders, Rethinking Barbie (2018) Tiny Shoulders is really a history of Barbie and her feminist tormentors. And it turns out those tiny shoulders conceal some real muscle.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
96% Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018) Thanks to The Searcher, we can remember just how swingin' [the time] was. How it rocked.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% Operation Odessa (2018) You can ignore the political implications and just enjoy Operation Odessa as a madcap black comedy about three guys who are half-genius and half-oaf blundering in and out of harrowingly scary situations.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
91% Arthur Miller: Writer (2018) Much worse is her fractured retelling of the events surrounding Miller's confrontation with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and its investigation of Hollywood's Communist Party in the late 1940s and early 1950s.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
No Score Yet Final Vision (2017) McGinniss' character and journalistic practices go unaddressed in Final Vision, with the result that its best moments spring from the true-crime elements already addressed-usually in better detail-in the earlier miniseries.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
86% It (2017) The key actors here, all hovering around the age of 15, are uniformly good, and director Andy Muschietti, whose last film was the shivery Mama, handles them with rare assurance. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
74% The Wizard of Lies (2017) Having expressed every cogent thought in its head in the first 50 minutes, Wizard drags along for another tortuously repetitive hour and half, a long day's journey into utter banality.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
86% The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) Story's refusal to use narration or otherwise provide facts to establish context for her vignettes actually damages her own arguments at times. ‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
No Score Yet Disgraced (2017) As in any good whodunnit, the pieces of Disgraced start falling in place.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
92% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) Deidra & Laney won't remake the world, but it's a fun 90 minutes of television.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
85% Tallulah (2016) Tallulah is calamitously funny, surprisingly touching, and streaked with debilitating melancholy as it contemplates motherhood, family, identity and forgiveness.‐ Reason Online
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
No Score Yet An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013) There are many words that can be used in connection with An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story - infuriating, sickening, dismally depressing - but "pleasurable" is hard to apply to a documentary that recounts such a grotesque miscarriage of justice.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 5, 2013
No Score Yet Paradise: A Trilogy of Hope (2013) The film stands alone as a tender portrait of adolescence at its most vulnerable and how often we manage to survive it, even when we're surrounded by predators and wolves.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 24, 2013
91% Our Nixon (2013) It evokes a such crazy quilt of emotions and memories that children all over America are going to be wondering why their grandparents are crying or throwing shoes at the TV or both.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 2, 2013
49% Phil Spector (2013) It's an insidious whitewash of a convicted killer and an infamous smear of his victim. It's a shame on all involved.‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 22, 2013
No Score Yet Creepy and cockeyed, unholy and unnerving, Top Of The Lake is riveting stuff.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 18, 2013
80% The World According to Dick Cheney (2013) The World has plenty of dissenting interviews with journalists and lefty policy wonks who say that the measures Cheney employed were neither necessary nor productive. Cheney shrugs off their arguments.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 13, 2013
3/4 96% Festival Express (2003) A fascinating time capsule of unseen moments from the 1960s, both the musical ... and the sociological as the cream of the musical counterculture comes face to face with its own greedy, bullying fans.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 27, 2004