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Harvey S. Karten

Harvey S. Karten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 88% Homewrecker (2019) Despite the obviously faked fights and often silly dialogue, there is something oddly compelling about this show of fractured sisterhood.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
B+ 97% The Last Tree (2020) A bold, nicely photographed look at two periods in the life of a young Nigerian-British man.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
B 88% Madagasikara (2020) Illustrates grinding poverty in one of the world's most beautiful islands.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
B+ 59% Disclosure (1994) Makes the case convincingly that women in power can sexually harass men that they manage.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
B 76% The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (2020) She plays Bach so beautifully that her neuroticism can be excused.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2020
B+ 97% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) A deep, intense feature of an imposter in a narrative drama filled with Catholic ritual.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
B 86% Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy (2020) Almost custom-made for anyone interested in theater, particularly about how actors are trained for physical action.‐ Modamag.com
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
B+ 83% Mr. Jones (2020) A first-class journalist exposes the Soviet Union's starvation of millions of Ukrainians.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
B+ 71% Picture of His Life (2020) First of its kind photography of underwater life in what amounts to an interesting infomercial of one man's travel company.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
B 69% 7500 (2020) Another airline hijack film with enough nail biting to raise it above the usual B-movie standards.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
B 40% Exit Plan (Selvmords turisten) (2020) A good indie for a patient audience.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
B 50% The Departure (2020) An intriguing manipulation of a woman by two male friends.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
B 56% Mope (2020) A look at the porn industry and a meditation on a friendship between two young men eager to break out as actors.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
B 83% Aviva (2020) Nudity. Writhing bodies. What more can you want?‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
B+ 87% Shirley (2020) Elisabeth Moss looks like Shirley Jackson and acts like Elisabeth Moss--which means that you could not find a better actress to portray the conflicted writer.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2020
B 88% Screened Out (2020) A screed against the overuse of smart phone and similar devices, with users all too excited about getting "like" next to their contributions, ends with the studio's request to viewers to click "like."‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
B 83% Stage: The Culinary Internship (2020) Just think of how your life would change if you could intern at one of the world's 50 top restaurants.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
B+ 71% Picture of His Life (2020) Watch how this Israeli explorer manages a feat that almost dwarfs climbing Mt. Everest.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
B+ 83% A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps (2020) A wide array of archival films indicates that JFK's Peace Corps is still alive, even flourishing.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
B 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Amusing and unusual film about the bond between the two title characters.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
B+ 83% The Traitor (2020) Resists the call of "Godfather" films' commercialism by providing a truer picture of how the Italian mafia really conducts business.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
B 100% They Call Me Dr. Miami (2020) Subtly exposes the vanity of even young women who think they need plastic surgery for nonsense like getting thicker lips.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
B+ 83% The Traitor (2020) A biopic that probably represents the best true story of the Italian mafia on the big screen.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
B+ 62% Hope Gap (2020) Ending a marriage after 30 years is difficult, taking place perhaps more than we think. This film, acted to a T by an aging couple, grants us poetic insight into the attendant grief.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
B 65% On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (2020) A reconsideration of lost opportunities and romantic regrets as only the French can do.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted May 2, 2020
C 75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) More like a vanity project for Felicity Huffman.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
B 100% Asia (2020) A grieving mother faces the loss of her daughter in a story done without Hollywood-style glitz.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
A 94% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) Among the best documentaries ever about global capitalism‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
B 74% Stray Dolls (2020) Trump would gleefully cite Riz among his examples of immigrants who turn to crime in the U.S.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
B+ 78% Until the Birds Return (En attendant les Hirondelles) (2017) A trio of minimally connected stories amid the background of a prosperous looking Algeria.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
B+ No Score Yet Abe (2017) Even aside from its value as pure entertainment, this movie can serve as a primer to young adults about the tensions in the Middle East.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
B+ 100% About a Teacher (2020) Coronavirus first responders are heroes. But teachers are heroes throughout their careers. Here's one such celebrity.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
B+ 100% South Mountain (2019) Hardly in the same class as Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes from a Marriage" but a perfectly fine look at a breakup in the Catskill mountains.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2020
B+ 71% Vivarium (2020) More than a mere satire of suburbia, this movie takes on the general miseries of life.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2020
B 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) An original script with a film that's loaded with the small-town ambiance of coastal Maine.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
B 91% The Climb (2020) When other friendship have been forgot/ Theirs will still be hot.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
B 85% Deerskin (2020) A surreal look at a man whose best conversational friend is his deerskin jacket‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
B+ 100% Slay the Dragon (2020) A forceful, partisan look at the corruption that eating away our democracy.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
B+ 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) A sympathetic look at an individual who becomes pregnant and simply does not know what to do about it.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
A- 75% The Misogynists (2020) A hilarious send-up of a segment of Trump supporters.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
B+ 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) A clever send-up of today's art world.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
B+ 68% Escape from Pretoria (2020) A prison movie that will have its audience keyed up.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
B 49% Burden (2020) Save the obscenities, this drama based closely on real life could have been made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame episode.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) I want to adopt that animatronic dog! I would not have to get up early, feed him, walk him, take care of his bathroom requirements.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
B+ 69% Balloon (2020) A heartwarming look at people who gave up their property and risked their lives simply in order to flee from East Berlin to the West.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
B- 36% The Night Clerk (2020) The picture has some interesting intrigue although you can become annoyed with the repetitive way that the autistic title character relates to others.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
B 93% Ordinary Love (2020) A quiet, unpretentious story about a marriage becoming frayed because of the wife's serious illness.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
A- 67% You Go to My Head (2020) A new, involving twist on the old theme of amnesia.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
B 68% Olympic Dreams (2020) Two lonely, awkward people find each other in a cute, athletic romance.‐ Shockya.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
C+ 74% The Lodge (2020) Displays an impressive opening quarter-hour, then bogs down long silences and scary close-ups.‐ Big Apple Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020