Eric Monder

Eric Monder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter , Variety
Total Reviews:
425

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
92% El Sicario, Room 164 (2011) " A cross between a feature-length home movie and instant avant-garde classic, El Sicario, Room 164 records a man in a room (though not just any man) talking for 80 charged minutes." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 28, 2011
100% Under Control (2011) " This documentary about nuclear power plants is as chilling as its title is ironic." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2011
80% Buried Prayers (2011) " It takes excavation on the viewer's part, but Buried Prayers contains people and stories worthy of discovery and discussion. " — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2011
86% In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery (2011) " A majestic garden is the real star of this somber yet inspiring documentary." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2011
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