Eric Monder

Eric Monder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter , Variety
Total Reviews:
429

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
67% Gringo Trails (2014) " It isn't perfect and could have been much tougher-minded - especially about the country's "selling" of tourism - but this film should start a necessary and overdue conversation." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 3, 2014
58% Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014) " Eric Merola does an admirable job of giving a platform to Ralph W. Moss...though the director fails to add many other corroborating voices. Still, Second Opinion's biggest liability might inspire concerned viewers to find out more about the drug" — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 27, 2014
—— The Naked Room (2014) " Yet Nuria Ibanez's blunt little film - her second feature - fails to avoid the pitfall inherent in all such documentaries: the exploitation of its subjects." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 27, 2014
100% Level Five (2014) " Already a cult film nearly 20 years old, Level Five makes its U.S. theatrical debut, and the wait has turned the viewing experience into something even more meditative than director Chris Marker might have intended." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2014
100% Master of the Universe (2014) " Marc Bauder's quietly disturbing film is near-perfect." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2014
83% Sol LeWitt (2014) " Though not dissimilar to other documentaries about artists, Sol LeWitt somehow feels much fresher and more original than those other productions and will hopefully catch on beyond fine-art enthusiasts." — Film Journal International
Posted May 6, 2014
—— Rumstick Road (2014) " Rumstick Road won't be for everyone, but we are fortunate it exists at all." — Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2014
—— Palabras mágicas (2014) " Despite its deficiencies, [the film] at least begins a dialogue about a past that should not be forgotten." — Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2014
30% Perfect Sisters (2014) " What should have been suspenseful, even terrifying, is tiresome thanks to mostly predictable treatment." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 11, 2014
50% Blumenthal (2014) " Though a missed opportunity, Blumenthal contains bits and pieces to savor." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2014
80% The Island Of St. Matthews (2014) " Granted, this is not an exciting or even informative film, and Everson's style is an acquired taste, but The Island of St. Matthews leaves us with sounds and images that resonate." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 5, 2014
—— Breaking The Frame (2014) " With Breaking the Frame, Nitoslawska creates her own work of art -- about a fellow filmmaker -- and makes sure we are all the better for witnessing it. Of course, those who are impatient with experimental cinema may not be appreciative of the effort." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 30, 2014
50% Divorce Corp. (2014) " Documentary tackles the divorce industry with the same zeal as the lawyers it rebukes." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 9, 2014
14% Merry Christmas (2013) " First-time feature filmmaker Anna Condo's Merry Christmas starts with an intriguing idea -- involving a murder-mystery weekend -- but never follows it through with anything especially witty or insightful." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2013
—— All God's Children (2013) " Here is a topic worth exploring, but All God's Children doesn't quite reach its destination." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 21, 2013
57% Lion Ark (2013) " Quite frankly, those who care about Lion Ark's mission may as well skip the movie (especially the tedious last section) and contribute to the cause." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 14, 2013
50% One Pm Central Standard Time (2013) " Sadly, what could have been a thoughtful, informative look back turns into a maudlin, overlong "tribute" that will satisfy no one." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 31, 2013
40% Mondays With William (2013) " Though affecting, Mondays With William should have been more illuminating." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 17, 2013
—— Walter: Lessons from the World's Oldest People (2013) " The leisurely, intimate [Walter] could have been truly touching but misses the mark. Starting with its misleading title, the film never finds a core message beyond that good, clean living will allow you to live a long time. " — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2013
67% The Network (2013) " Overall, The Network is uneven and unfocused, but not without merit." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 30, 2013
10% Jewtopia (2013) " Oy! Jewtopia may sound like utopia, but watching it will give you a vision of hell." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2013
40% American Made Movie (2013) " American manufacturing gets glossy, infomercial-style treatment in this tiresome documentary." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 29, 2013
86% The Patience Stone (2013) " What might have impressed on the stage-an attenuated monologue by the heroine-seems forced in the confined space of the dreary one-room bedroom set." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2013
83% The Shine of Day (2013) " German-language drama features little action but much bittersweet reflection." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 12, 2013
78% Bidder 70 (2013) " Bidder 70 is modest but revitalizing. " — Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2013
60% American Meat (2013) " Documentary about the current state of the meat industry is straightforward yet upbeat, almost "feel-good."" — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 11, 2013
59% Detour (2013) " The latest "survival in a confined space" thriller, Detour doesn't take enough of a turn from expected generic conventions." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2013
67% Porfirio (2013) " Insider view of would-be terrorist activity quietly but forcefully packs a punch." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 13, 2013
67% Nana (2013) " Tedious and slightly sickening, Valérie Massadian's debut feature focuses on a child but is hardly a children's movie." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 24, 2013
78% Hors Satan (2013) " Controversial yet meditative French drama makes inscrutability its raison d'etre." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 18, 2013
33% American Empire (2012) " When Woodrow Wilson is a villain in your movie, viewer beware!" — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 14, 2012
42% Heleno (2012) " Heleno might have been stronger by better avoiding the clichés of its genre-yet there are still benefits to this stylish work." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 7, 2012
100% Ningen Johatsu (A Man Vanishes) (1967) " Even for those who have seen the kind of productions since inspired by this daring experiment, A Man Vanishes should not be missed-or forgotten. " — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 15, 2012
9% Festival of Lights (2012) " Interesting drama about an Indo-Guyanese teenager suffers from amateurish acting and writing." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 5, 2012
100% In My Mother's Arms (2012) " Gripping documentary about Iraqi orphans should bring attention to a neglected population." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 4, 2012
—— The Yakuza and the Mermaid (2012) " "I have become trite, predictable and pretentious," says our writer-hero in The Yakuza and the Mermaid. Sadly, so does the film in which he finds himself." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 28, 2012
—— My Life As Abraham Lincoln (2012) " Quirky, disarming movie about a woman looking for answers to her troubled life has much to recommend." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 28, 2012
50% Switch (2012) " Switch educates in the manner of a made-for-classroom film... the approach is a little too "balanced" to please anyone on any side of the issue." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2012
22% Serving Up Richard (2012) " Do we really need another cannibal movie? A minor mess, Serving Up Richard is almost indigestible." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2012
—— Blinky & Me (2012) " Blinky & Me begs the awkward question: How do you judge an artist whose life is much more compelling than his work?" — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2012
92% O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012) " Pensive, low-key Brazilian thriller is nearly, but not quite, great." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 24, 2012
100% Almayer's Folly (2012) " More a formal treat than a great movie, Almayer's Folly should at least engage fans of director Chantal Akerman." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2012
83% Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2012) " Breezy overview of classic cinematic avant garde will be best appreciated by established fans." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 2, 2012
86% Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012) " Yet another documentary about a supposedly unheralded show-business maverick just barely holds viewer interest." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 12, 2012
—— La Resa dei conti (The Big Gundown)(Account Rendered) (1966) " The U.S. premiere of this surprisingly thoughtful 1960s spaghetti western gives an opportunity to reflect on the genre." — Film Journal International
Posted May 31, 2012
89% OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie (2012) " Insightful look into the world of the mentally disturbed-by a filmmaker who is also his own subject." — Film Journal International
Posted May 24, 2012
88% Patience (After Sebald) (2012) " A fresh, strange, downbeat new entry to the "nonfiction art film" genre." — Film Journal International
Posted May 8, 2012
55% Downtown Express (2012) " "Tchaikovsky must be grabbed by the throat or it becomes sentimental," declares the paterfamilias in Downtown Express, but the character could be critiquing the very movie in which finds himself." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 26, 2012
81% Michael (2012) " The Banality of Evil gets full cinematic treatment in this skillfully made but unpleasant film." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 21, 2012
69% The City Dark (2012) " Documentary on the dangers of artificial light alternates between quirky and profound." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 18, 2012
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