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2012 Films

Reviews: Newlyweeds (2013)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 1/31/13] | Don Lewis @ Film Threat

Reviews: Branded (2012)

BrandedReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 1/17] | Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: You are right to suspect that the filmmakers used to make movie trailers. You’re also probably right to assume that, following the countless failings of this film, they probably will do so again soon.

Reviews: The Gatekeepers (2012)

GatekeepersReviews for this film from our members:

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: An eye-opening documentary about the hollow victories of Israel’s top anti-terror fighters, The Gatekeepers is a tart, complicated cocktail of a film sure to send audience members out of the theatre with heads abuzz and arguments a-popping.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: That The Gatekeepers even exists is commendable enough on its own. But the sticky, compelling and frustrating result is even more stunning.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: As a work of contemporary political history and moral philosophy, it’s essential viewing.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This brave documentary draws a line in the sand. One just wishes Moreh had asked these men what they were doing to change the situation now other than having changed their minds.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Unprecedented and deeply unsettling, it offers little hope for a lasting peace in that war-torn region.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ Film4.com
    • Excerpt: Whatever you know – or think you know – about the Middle East and Israel’s role in its politics may well be challenged or even completely overturned…
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Director Dror Moreh doesn’t rest on his scoop
  • Piers Marchant @ Sweet Smell of Success
    • Excerpt: Oscar-nommed doc runs the gamut of political ferver from hope to despair and back again.
  • [New – 5/16] | Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: The questions that haunt this very haunting documentary are desperately basic ones: Do the things we do in the name of protecting our security work? Do they work on a moral level? Do they work on a practical level? Do they make things better? Or do they make things worse?
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: “The Gatekeepers” is an exceptionally well-crafted documentary that commands repeated viewings to fully absorb the enormous quantity and quality of editorial information it provides about one of the world’s most contentious ongoing political and human dilemmas. See it.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com
    • Excerpt: An inside look into one of the most secretive and sophisticated intelligence apparatus in the world may not be what you expected.
  • Amber Wilkinson @ Eye For Film

Reviews: The Iran Job (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 1/17] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …an amusing cultural fish out of water look at how a big, likable, outgoing Black American basketball player fits into life in Shiraz in southwestern Iran. Then it becomes something more around the halfway mark…

Reviews: The Rabbi's Cat (2012)

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Reviews: Bestiaire (2012)

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Reviews: Hitler's Children (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 1/3] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Zeevi not only has found himself five incredible subjects, but he’s woven his film together so that their experiences and opinions are studies in contrasts and commonalities.

Reviews: It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)

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Reviews: Dabangg 2 (2012)

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Reviews: Parental Guidance (2012)

Parental_GuidanceReviews for this film from our members:

  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Billy Crystal delivers nostalgic, heartwarming fun for young children, parents and grandparents.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: More akin to the tortures of the damned than the frothy yet tender holiday cinematic treat it thinks it is…
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • [New – 1/11] | Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
    • Excerpt: A bland, predictable vehicle for what might have been the inspired pairing of Billy Crystal and Bette Midler–sitcom quality holiday fare.
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