For 70 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diana Clarke's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Princess
Lowest review score: 10 Jewtopia
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70
70 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Clarke
    Burshtein's lush visual sensibility, and the subtle performances of the excellent cast, create an aching portrayal of longing and interdependence that transcends the boundaries of the family's small world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Clarke
    The sloping plot of the film is all happenstance, loosely connected scenes strung together, a life taking shape.... It's hard to keep watching. Don't stop.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Diana Clarke
    Wang's film allows the public activist to be privately human, showing Ye at home with her lively daughter, sharing moments of friendship with other women activists or clearing brush and describing the hard rural lives of her family.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    [A] gorgeous and unsettling documentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    Lipper does an excellent job of using her film as a vehicle for the voices and concerns of Nigerians, and especially of Nigerian women, who are traditionally expected to stay at home while men operate in the public sphere. But Lipper does not limit her camera to political struggles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    Urgent, deeply painful yet lovely in its aesthetics.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    Monk With a Camera hints at answers, but imposes nothing. Like a good photograph, or a wise abbot, it only presents the evidence and allows us to arrive at truth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    What a relief to watch this small, expert film — a pane of glass in a concrete wall — that whispers, that dares to stand still and witness ordinary human pain.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    It's a fault of feminism, of artistry, of generosity, for the older woman to envy one younger. And yet. How do we escape the myths into which we are born? We tell them, and show the hard work of telling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    This film is a wakeup call in the best sense: urgent, clear, understated.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    This film does not pander. Rather, it demands that the viewer rise to the occasion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    A dance is not only motion, but emotion. This fascinating film reminds us how closely the two are linked.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    This film is raw in the truest sense, yet refined in its sympathy and scope.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    Cutting between present, childhood, and recent past, Bispuri constructs a subtle, richly emotional collage.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    Shot like a photo album, gorgeous frame after gorgeous frame, it continually suggests that crisis and struggle can be beautiful when viewed from the right angle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Diana Clarke
    Like a well-executed fine-dining experience, this sleek documentary entertains, delights, and makes viewers comfortable without evident sweat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    The Jewish Cardinal uses the luscious pleasures of the everyday to underscore and endure the big questions of identity, humanity, and home.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    What Yeger stirs up is profoundly unsettling and deeply moving.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    [A] bizarre and wonderful doc that's pitched like a home movie but crafted with fine, poignant sensibilities.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    This movie about violence and how it comes into intimate spaces refuses to make even animals only animal. It's beautiful and important and very strange.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    It's rare to find a film that portrays dancers of all shapes, colors, ages, and sizes as beautiful, which they are.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    [A] fascinating, unnerving documentary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    Dukhtar is an issues film with the twisted, heart-pounding feel of a road-trip thriller, but Nathaniel based her script on a true story, and there's a low-key quality to the conversations that feels real, intimate, and all the more urgent for it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    The Tainted Veil is a long conversation, wide in scope and geography, but nonetheless intimate.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    Despite a melodramatic title, the film is keen and measured. Drama builds in the small moments.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    Oz is the best-known novelist in Israel, notorious for supporting a two-state solution. If you don't yet understand why he does, watch this film. If you're already on Oz's side, keeping the wound open might be worth it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    Admittedly, it's an awfully low bar that makes a film about the Middle East radical simply for taking into account the opinions and experiences of people of color. But it's really, wonderfully refreshing to find one that centers on storytelling like this.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    This gripping documentary about unleavened bread and the people who need it asks us to consider what we in the world owe one another — and demands that we do better.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    Pervert Park reveals a linked chain of incidents; we are all connected whether we admit it or not. What if we all lived in communities where the people around us agreed to help us get better, rather than blaming and shaming us for our transgressions?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Diana Clarke
    For a film encompassing generations of fraught history, Germans & Jews is awfully short, but hardly superficial.

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