Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
New York Press film critic.
Publications:
indieWIRE , New York Press , Orlando Weekly , Premiere Magazine , Reverse Shot
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
542

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 542
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
A- 79% Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014) " Like the music at its center, "As the Palaces Burn" foregrounds deep-seated anguish and finds tenderness at its core. " — indieWIRE
Posted Feb 26, 2014
A- 91% Omar (2014) " By focusing on an everyman, Abu-Assad immediately makes Omar's claustrophobic lifetyle immediately relatable - which tinges his ultimate hardships with palpable dread. " — indieWIRE
Posted Feb 19, 2014
A- 100% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter " It's the rare case of a story that's inspirational and devastating at once." — indieWIRE
Posted Feb 7, 2014
A- 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Over the years, Wes Anderson's movies have steadily developed a lush, eccentric world that operates on its own terms, and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" excels at exploring it. " — indieWIRE
Posted Feb 6, 2014
B 70% Love & Air Sex (2014) " Poyser doesn't do anything we haven't seen before, but the familiar ingredients are done just right." — indieWIRE
Posted Feb 4, 2014
C+ 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " A tame, affable overview of the events minus much of their depth." — indieWIRE
Posted Feb 4, 2014
B+ 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " Ahead of its satiric aims, Cheap Thrills ultimately delivers its titular promise again and again." — indieWIRE
Posted Jan 21, 2014
A- —— Little Feet " Barely an hour long and blatantly made on the cheap, Alexandre Rockwell's "Little Feet" conveys greater emotion and poignancy than most movies released last year; it's also a terrific start to this one." — indieWIRE
Posted Jan 10, 2014
B 43% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Chun treats the material with a sophistication that brings its pulpy scenario down to earth. " — indieWIRE
Posted Jan 7, 2014
C 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " Without delving much into the paradoxes of modern warfare, "Lone Survivor" embodies them." — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 23, 2013
B 78% All The Light In The Sky (2013) " A minor effort in a filmography largely composed of them, "All the Light in the Sky" is nonetheless satisfying on the terms it establishes early on." — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 20, 2013
A- 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) " Set to a lively soundtrack, 12 O'Clock Boys expresses the paradox of the sport -- its surface coolness and inherent recklessness -- as a single, troublesome package." — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 19, 2013
A- 94% The Past (2013) " Farhadi's new work confirms his unique ability to explore how constant chatter and anguished outbursts obscure the capacity for honest communication. " — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 19, 2013
A- 84% Upstream Color (2013) " By abandoning the need for specific interpretation, Carruth nails the fundamental inscrutability of the universe while remaining in awe of it the whole way through." — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 17, 2013
B 76% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " A brazen three-hour cinematic bender of sex and drugs set to the tune of financial chaos, "The Wolf of Wall Street" is undoubtedly the craziest movie of Martin Scorsese's career." — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 17, 2013
A- 98% Starred Up (2014) " Pushing beyond the brutal exterior of his material, Mackenzie reveals the tender story of estrangement beneath, but never forces the sentimentality." — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 11, 2013
B+ 93% American Hustle (2013) " Russell turns the pursuit of the American dream into the ultimate escapism." — indieWIRE
Posted Dec 4, 2013
B+ 42% Oldboy (2013) " A capable riff on Park's original that only tweaks a handful of noteworthy ingredients. " — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 26, 2013
B+ 88% The Punk Singer (2013) " The Punk Singer generally overcomes its rough production values by realizing the energy of Hanna's achievements in terms of her passion and physical prowess." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 26, 2013
71% Weekend Of A Champion (2013) " Stewart knows his stuff, but his confidence is accompanied by the lingering sense that something could go wrong at any moment." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 20, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " "Philomena" eventually turns into a thoughtful treatise on the way the past has the power to dictate our actions and feelings in the present." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 19, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The latest installment is an unquestionably tense return to the grim setting of the first movie, with a fair share of slickly devised action sequences, that raises the stakes with the prospects of a greater rebellion. " — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 19, 2013
A- 89% White Reindeer (2013) " White Reindeer eagerly pokes the mythology surrounding the holiday season narrative to find something hauntingly beautiful lurking beneath it." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 18, 2013
A- 91% Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) " Gondry's eccentric look at Chomsky's intellectual proclivities leads to a thoughtful examination of both director and star." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 18, 2013
B 89% My Joy (2011) " The movie contains a mesmerizing visual appeal." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 12, 2013
B+ 63% Dear Mr. Watterson (2013) " Schroeder tracks the end of innocence in much the same way that the strip captured it each time out. " — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 12, 2013
B- 92% Nebraska (2013) " A sad, undeniably thoughtful depiction of midwestern eccentrics regretting the past and growing bored of the present -- ideas that Payne regards with gentle humor and pathos but also something of a shrug. " — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 11, 2013
B+ 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " The filmmaker has experienced the lie firsthand on multiple occasions, imbuing the project with the ire of the personal frustrations experienced by many of Armstrong's fans. " — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 8, 2013
B 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " "Thor: The Dark World" has been engineered to be yet another hole-filler in the hulking "Avengers" franchise, and expertly designed to keep multiple storylines in flux at once." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 6, 2013
B+ 67% How I Live Now (2013) " No matter how cheesy the romance (and, yes, it does get distractingly cheesy in parts), Daisy's vision as Edmond as the key to her salvation makes "How I Live Now" not so much a form of escapism as an ode to its powers. " — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 6, 2013
A- 81% Lenny Cooke (2013) " The Safdies have stood out over the last few years for continually challenging audience expectations even while seeming to adhere to conventional storytelling traditions, and that's certainly true here: You've never seen a sports movie like this before." — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 5, 2013
B —— It's Me, It's Me (2013) " Satoshi's curiously entertaining character study feels oddly familiar and unpredictable, often at the same time. " — indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2013
A- 81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " Forms an eloquent treaty on the spectrum of emotions that music has the power to convey." — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 31, 2013
B+ 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Surprisingly tense if strangely humorless, "Ender's Game" is certainly the best looking science fiction effort this side of "Gravity," and presents an extraordinarily detailed world." — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 31, 2013
B 47% Last Vegas (2013) " Like Vegas itself, the story goes down easy, but its appeal is hard to remember once you leave it behind. " — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 28, 2013
B+ 55% Capital (2013) " Gavras never forces the material into allegorical turf; it's a relatively straightforward look at the ramifications of getting blinded by dollar signs, with perhaps one of the most clearly defined visions of economic depravity since "Wall Street."" — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 25, 2013
B 35% The Counselor (2013) " It's a familiar world of secular finality littered with absurd and eccentric extremes: "No Country For Old Men" on a bender. " — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 25, 2013
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " The movie acts as the quintessential celebration of a thoroughly distinctive character." — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 23, 2013
A- 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Even as All Is Lost expands Chandor's range with a far more engaging and determined work, the true auteur of All Is Lost is Redford himself." — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 15, 2013
A- 94% Her (2013) " The idea certainly has an inquisitive edge, but it's not just a cheeky provocation; Jonze infuses the conceit with genuine passion. " — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 13, 2013
A- 71% Zero Charisma (2013) " A fascinating portrait of an initially stereotypical mouth-breathing man-child addicted to role-playing games of his own invention." — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 9, 2013
C+ 90% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) " A drama made palatable by Alicia Keys' energetic score but otherwise stymied when the premise fails to go anywhere. " — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 8, 2013
56% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " A labyrinthine descent into the grotesque extremes of a Disneyfied society, "Escape From Tomorrow" is surreal for many reasons and wholly original because of them." — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 7, 2013
C 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " The movie is lost in a Walter Mitty fantasy of its own. " — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 5, 2013
A- 77% The Dirties (2013) " A shooter story that creeps up on you with humor and personality, featuring characters so likable the thought that they could transform into killers is at first unthinkable -- which is precisely the point. " — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 4, 2013
B 60% Bad Milo! (2013) " The key to this largely amusing and unapologetically silly gross-out romp is Duncan's continuing astonishment at the grotesque situation he finds himself in." — indieWIRE
Posted Oct 2, 2013
B- 81% Don Jon (2013) " Despite its promising risqué premise, "Don Jon" is a relatively conservative paean to monogamous relationships." — indieWIRE
Posted Sep 26, 2013
A 100% First Cousin, Once Removed " Using a powerful focal point to manifest the movie's central concerns, Berliner makes his interest in the topic relevant to everyone." — indieWIRE
Posted Sep 23, 2013
B+ 70% C.O.G. (2013) " "C.O.G" is like a collage of Americana from the perspective of someone incapable of comprehending its value. " — indieWIRE
Posted Sep 19, 2013
B+ 51% A Single Shot (2013) " A strong showcase for the talent involved." — indieWIRE
Posted Sep 18, 2013
A- 96% Enough Said (2013) " Gandolfini plays the ultimate gentle giant whose underlying sweetness finally gets its due." — indieWIRE
Posted Sep 17, 2013
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