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Dennis Harvey

Dennis Harvey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Subsequent Moviefilm does not and probably could not match its predecessor's level of inspiration... Still, this belated sequel is ultimately pointed and funny enough to have been worth the effort.‐ 48 Hills
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80% White Noise (2020) These people are awful -- but they're also frequently ridiculous, with their childish behaviors and blatant fibs. Mostly they just seem desperate for a public spotlight.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
100% The Guardian of Memory (El guardián de la memoria) (2019) It's an important piece of reportage that's also an aesthetic jewel of unconventional documentary technique.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
53% Belgica (2016) Belgica didn't do much for me.‐ 48 Hills
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67% Beautiful Boy (2018) Carrell is excellent, while Chalamet here truly earns the acclaim...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
97% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) There are some startling yet credible twists, and Cedergren's performance gradually reveals complex layers in a character who at first seems anything but complicated, or sympathetic. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Grateful Dead Movie (40th Anniversary) (2017) The Movie provides a gander at the unique fan culture they fostered, a decade before "Touch of Grey" incongruously brought fraternity bros and other squares (at least briefly) into the fold.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
63% The Oath (2018) It works for the most part, and captures the tenor of an era when "divisive" politics have grown bad enough to break up friendships, families, and quite possibly our status as a democratic republic. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
86% What They Had (2018) What They Had will be the perfect movie to take your reunited family to over Thanksgiving-it's thorny but likable, relatable enough to provoke positive discussion regardless of individual political or other baggage.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
93% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) Esparza's updated take on neo-realism encompasses striking use of nonprofessional actors whose work could hardly be improved upon.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) This real-life rise and fall is amusing, as well as deftly acted by its two leads. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
93% Wildlife (2018) This is not a pleasant movie, but it's an exacting and skillful one, with fine performances and a credible, anti-nostalgic atmosphere.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
98% Wings of Desire (1987) Brobably the closest thing to a popular movie about metaphysics that the medium has had yet to offer.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Filmmaker (2018) It's a dramatic character puzzle box nicely shot in various Bay Area (and Las Vegas) locations. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
65% Suspiria (2018) Color me simply perplexed-but if this Suspiria is hard to love (or sometimes even defend), it's still more intriguing than one might have feared. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% L'Atalante (1934) ...a simultaneously gritty and poetical romance...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Wild Pussycat (1970) ...so great, maybe the story should be recycled onscreen every few years, like Invasion of the Body Snatchers...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
97% Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018) Sasha Waters Freyer's documentary provides a vivid appreciation of this long-gone but still vivid talent...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
81% Boy Erased (2018) Boy Erased goes out of its way to be a movie that can speak without condescension or blame to both secular and Christian audiences-if the latter give it a chance.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
92% Güeros (2015) One of the most bracing Mexican debut features in recent years...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
88% Museum (Museo) (2018) Ruizpalacios layers in critiques of Mexican society, colonial history and more in a complex yet very entertaining film.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) [It] finally takes itself far too seriously for something so short on depth-let alone the wit and suspense it more urgently needs. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
92% Bloody Sunday (2002) [An] outstanding dramatization of real-life emergencies, with a nerve-jangling, documentary-type immediacy.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
80% 22 July (2018) 22 July is a failure to achieve profundity. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
98% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Tea is strictly lightweight, an opportunity to hang out with a few grande dames rather than any serious appreciation of their remarkable talents. It's a PBS Pledge Week kinda tribute, pleasing but weightless.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
72% The Happy Prince (2018) It's an impressive film in many ways, yet it often feels like a drastic, fragmentary condensation of a longer, more satisfying one...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
86% First Man (2018) This is Chazelle's best film to date...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet Heaven Without People (Ghada el eid) (2017) A Lebanese take on that classic modern scenario-the holiday reunion dinner that turns into massive dysfunctional-family meltdown, with political and religious arguments definitely on the menu...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
97% Free Solo (2018) ...you begin to wonder when we'll get to the actual climb. But when we finally do, those 15 minutes or so of footage are as phenomenal as anything you'll see this year...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
68% Climax (2019) Climax's teeny weeny script is basically just a premise...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
84% Her Smell (2019) It's like Vox Lux with less makeup and no stage choreography-a masochistic wallow in another well-acted but repellant personality whose music isn't all that inviting, either.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
46% The Chaperone (2019) ... it's a pleasant, moderately touching film ...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
87% Starfish (2019) Sometimes a little too music-video-like, and playfully random...I couldn't relate. Still, many millennial viewers seem to think Starfish is amaaaaaazing. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
70% Relaxer (2019) This Millennial slacker Waiting for Godot has a few more tricks up its sleeve, but still feels like an overstretched stunt-though admittedly, some have found Relaxer as rewarding as it is undeniably offbeat.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
99% Amazing Grace (2019) So, was it worth the wait? But of course, and then some.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% The Silence of Others (2019) [It] powerfully illustrates the value of dogged persistence by victims seeking justice...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
61% My Son (Mon garçon) (2019) There's more focus on the parents' emotional turmoil than on suspense or action, though those latter qualities do take over eventually. That said, there's not really enough character depth to this well-crafted film...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
87% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) The result is an acceptable if somewhat underwhelming dark fairy tale-slash-thriller...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% Building the American Dream (2019) Building the American Dream probes shocking, often dangerous safety lapses in the Texas construction industry.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
No Score Yet Our Bodies Our Doctors (2020) Our Bodies Our Doctors profiles medical professionals fighting to provide reproductive care in rural areas across the country, in a climate of ever-rising conservative hostility.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
82% Four Lions (2010) Four Lions actually did manage to make terrorism seem a viable topic for parody. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
64% The Day Shall Come (2019) ...all the preceding comedy falls a bit flat.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
94% Marriage Story (2019) These power-suited figures are hilarious. Yet Baumbach and his actors never resort to farce, and always find room for real pain and tenderness.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
82% The Report (2019) Driver plays a wonk work-obsessed and justice-minded enough to keep pushing when everyone else is pushing back. He's supported by an excellent cast...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
94% Honey Boy (2019) It's not a perfect film, yet it pulls off very tough subject matter in ways both honest and inventive.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
96% Ága (2019) Aga is best experienced as a sort of visual poem commemorating a culture that may soon be reduced to a historical back-chapter.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
100% At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019) Among the many appalling things about this case is the fact, duly laid out here, that authorities primarily invested in trophies either dismissed or actively covered up such allegations. ‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
83% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) [An] engrossing nonfiction feature, but they won't exactly uplift your faith in 21st-century humanity.‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
83% Collisions (2019) On the low-budget and comparatively low-key...modest but topical...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
No Score Yet The Perfumed Nightmare (Mababangong Bangugot) (1980) A Filipino phantasmagoria about a jeepney driver who dreams of space travel...‐ 48 Hills
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020