Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% Far from Men (2015) " Expertly assembled to draw out the suspense of danger lurking around each vacant hill... the movie creates a world of paradoxical sentiments: immediate decision-making pitted against the immovable forces of ideology and moral codes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 4, 2015
A- 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) " Tales from the Grim Sleeper concludes by offering up the haunting possibility that even if the killer has been caught, the systemic failures that let him get away with it for so long remain firmly in place. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 27, 2015
B+ 64% Maggie (2015) " The story retains a haunting quality thanks to its compelling performances and a contemplative atmosphere that owes much to David Wingo's mournful score. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 22, 2015
C+ 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " It looks great, but haven't we been here before? " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 21, 2015
100% 45 Years " A quietly moving and deceptively tragic look at aging romance haunted by past mysteries. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 20, 2015
B+ 77% Felix & Meira (2015) " Giroux excels at implying his characters' internal processes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 15, 2015
A- 84% Cheatin' (2015) " It's hard to imagine any American studio movie this year that possesses the same liberating creativity found here. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 1, 2015
A- 81% Ned Rifle (2015) " Both cynical and sweet, with a lot on its mind. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Mar 30, 2015
B+ 73% I Am Michael " Justin Kelly's first feature offers an evenhanded portrait of its controversial subject, but it doesn't make his decisions easy to take. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Mar 13, 2015
A 89% Buzzard (2015) " "Buzzard" is among the first great American satires of the 21st century, its scathing indictment of capitalism delivered as a prolonged, disorienting punchline. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Mar 4, 2015
B- 56% Focus (2015) " A slick, derivative con man movie starring a typically debonair Will Smith. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 26, 2015
A- 97% '71 (2015) " When the action slows down just enough for dialogue that extends beyond gruff, hollered exchanges, Gregory Burke's brilliantly economical screenplay doesn't mince words. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 23, 2015
B 84% Wild Canaries (2015) " In spite of the constant activity, there's not a whole lot going on, but it's still a fun place to visit. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 13, 2015
A- 64% The Nightmare " The Nightmare hovers in a place between dreamlike sensations and reality, which grounds its focus. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 12, 2015
C- 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " No amount of polished technical ingredients can salvage a relatively faithful screenplay that lifts much of the book's painfully rudimentary dialogue verbatim. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 10, 2015
B 42% Knight of Cups " There's a freshness to watching Malick's dreamlike storytelling take root in a fully modern setting for the first time. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 9, 2015
B+ 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) " Appropriate Behavior isn't a narrative about ethnicity or even LGBT struggles in the traditional sense, but rather a means of exploring the problems that result from reinforcing those very barriers. In the process, it introduces a thoroughly modern voice. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 12, 2015
C 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) " As a whole, Scott's version of this ancient tale feels oddly toothless -- neither religious or secular viewers will find much substance beyond the basics of the spectacle in play. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 9, 2015
B- 73% When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2015) " For those unfamiliar with contemporary Romanian cinema, Metabolism is a hardcore immersion into distinctly innovative storytelling. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 7, 2015
A- 67% It's All So Quiet (2015) " The filmmaker's style invites speculation before allowing it to dissipate in a wave of understated passion. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 7, 2015
B- 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " "The Fault in Our Stars" is unabashed in its efforts to make you well up, but the tears come from a real place. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 6, 2015
B 92% Frank (2014) " Michael Fassbender spends the majority of Lenny Abrahamson's irreverent comedy "Frank" buried underneath a giant plastic head, but the honesty of his performance is on full display. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 6, 2015
A 98% The Overnighters (2014) " While initially a gentle interrogation of Christian dogma, The Overnighters expands to a larger investigation of altruism and its roots in private psychologies. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 92% Dear White People (2014) " Even as the jokes cut deep, Dear White People doesn't hesitate to get real. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 88% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " "A Most Wanted Man" allows Hoffman to go out with not only one of his best performances, but one that epitomizes his strengths. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B- 90% Wild (2014) " If nothing else, Wild offers a first-rate advertisement for the purifying abilities of the great outdoors. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A 99% Gloria (2014) " It's an open-ended question whether Gloria ever finds the happiness she seeks while dodging the current of middle-aged isolation, but her constant search is a valiant and deeply involving one. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A+ 99% Leviathan (2014) " The movie strikes a tone that's both spiritually poignant and ominous at the same time. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 4, 2015
A- 94% Love Is Strange (2014) " Sachs rarely overstates his themes. "Love Is Strange" is largely a restrained drama about the loss of comfort. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 4, 2015
A- 98% Mr. Turner (2014) " Leigh's process once again yields a compassionate narrative in which subtle glances and asides tell the story as much as the plot itself. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 2, 2015
B+ 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " In its sober assessment of entrepreneurial drive, the movie's underlying critique is timeless. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 16, 2014
88% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) " The flaws of Rare Export offer an important reminder that looking good on YouTube does not provide qualifications for a bigger screen. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 14, 2014
B+ 81% Love & Mercy (2015) " Before all else, Love & Mercy is an engrossing portrait of Wilson's specific artistic inclinations, which draw from no real precedent. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 12, 2014
B+ 87% Top Five (2014) " In spite of its silly attitude, the movie asks real questions about the tension between show business and artistic desire. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 9, 2014
A 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) " The director combines elements of film noir and the restraint of Iranian New Wave cinema with the subdued depictions of a bored youth culture found in early Jim Jarmusch... the comparisons go on and on, but the result is wholly original. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 20, 2014
78% Butter On The Latch (2014) " This isn't the easiest kind of work to release into the world, but surely deserves a place in it. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 11, 2014
A- 88% Actress (2014) " It's a story with universal appeal rendered in intimate flourishes. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 7, 2014
A- 84% The Tribe (2015) " While the specifics remain uncertain, it's never particularly difficult to keep up with the movie's pace, since their actions speak plainly enough -- and sometimes add far more expressiveness than any verbal exchanges could provide. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 5, 2014
B+ 67% Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014) " Decker concocts a wholly enveloping vision of isolation told with a grimly poetic style that wanders all over the place but never stops playing by its own eerie rulebook. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2014
A- 100% Virunga (2014) " It's a first-rate call to action, but also a thrilling piece of filmmaking. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) " Gyllenhaal delivers his best performance to date. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 30, 2014
B+ 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) " Overall, the concise, often impermeable experience does justice to the title by indicting a society on the verge of self-destruction with its own tools. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 27, 2014
B+ 72% Interstellar (2014) " A two-pronged blockbuster comprised of smarts and sentimentalism like nothing else out there. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 27, 2014
B- 33% Before I Disappear (2014) " There's no doubting the craftsmanship behind it, even as the movie struggles to assemble the echoes of its earlier iteration into a greater whole. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 24, 2014
B+ 60% Summer of Blood (2014) " If Summer of Blood is initially hard to take, the endlessly chatty Erik eventually becomes a walking gag in his own right, and its one-note charm takes hold. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 22, 2014
B+ 92% Force Majeure (2014) " As a slow-burn melodrama, "Force Majeure" is expertly crafted. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 20, 2014
87% The Orphanage (2007) " Let the anticipation of Bayona's next move begin. " ‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 14, 2014
A 98% Citizenfour (2014) " Poitras delivers a mesmerizing look at both how Snowden managed to release his information as well as why it all matters. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 10, 2014
C 77% Fury (2014) " "Fury" is a victim of the same brutality it was designed to indict. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 10, 2014
C+ 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) " "Kill the Messenger" displays the same anesthetized quality that Webb's dedication to his job was meant to counteract. Renner is a different story. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 9, 2014
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