Jon Frosch

Jon Frosch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , France24 , Hollywood Reporter , The Atlantic , The Stranger (Seattle, WA) , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
160

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
63% The French Minister (2014) " Much of "The French Minister" is enjoyably brisk, Tavernier moving his camera and actors around the ministry's cramped offices and corridors with speed and grace." — France24
Posted Mar 18, 2014
96% The Lunchbox (2014) " A slow-building, pleasingly low-key romantic dramedy set in Mumbai." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 25, 2014
—— Butter On The Latch " One of the pleasures of this intoxicating, at times terrifying 65-minute film is the director's refusal to spell out where she's going and what it all means. " — France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
—— Test (2014) " A sly, vibrant, shoestring-budget indie about bodies in glorious motion - and about dance as a revolt against the creeping threat of mortality." — France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " The scattered nature of the narrative and the sentimentality inherent in tales of real-life heroism get the better of Clooney." — France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " It's Anderson's darkest work yet - and, despite its far-off setting, one of his most hauntingly personal." — France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Volume 2 foresakes stylistic playfulness and sensitivity to character in favour of contrived plot mechanics, two-bit provocations and the director's compulsive need to punish." — France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Frequently witty and often strikingly beautiful, Volume 1 envelops us in Joe's discovery of her fierce sexual appetite, and in her feverish pursuit of its satisfaction." — France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " The Broken Circle Breakdown holds you even as it flies off the tracks." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2013
57% Capital (2013) " A tacky corporate noir that makes you long for the leanness of Margin Call, or even the clumsy theatrics of Arbitrage ..." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2013
8% Diana (2013) " A visually glossy, dramatically limp big-screen puff piece, fashioned with bland professionalism and utterly lacking in texture or insight." — France24
Posted Sep 30, 2013
46% Child Of God (2014) " Child of God is shot with rough, raw energy and steeped in a suitably barren Southern atmosphere. It's also a chore to sit through." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 13, 2013
75% Moebius " Moebius is sordid, yet-need I say it?-never dull." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 8, 2013
89% Palo Alto (2014) " An example of how to turn been-there-done-that material into something luminous." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 6, 2013
83% The Unknown Known (2014) " Though it doesn't go very far or deep, Morris has crafted "The Unknown Known" expertly." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Gibney's own conflicted feelings toward Armstrong -- awe and admiration mingled with a true fan's fury at being duped -- make for a compellingly nuanced depiction." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
85% Under the Skin (2014) " A sometimes hypnotically beautiful, sometimes monotonous sci-fi experiment." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
73% Populaire (2013) " Roinsard's feature-length debut is visually sharp, with period design that's eye-catching without being fussy or fetishistic. Too bad there's not much going on beneath the surface." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2013
49% Parkland (2013) " Once Kennedy is pronounced dead, "Parkland" goes downhill fast, with a tone of TV-movie solemnity, epitomized by James Newton Howard's heavy-handed score, taking over." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " Frears gives the story a slick makeover, blending melodrama and comedy with brisk professionalism and a hearty helping of schmaltz. But Dench and Coogan sell it well." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
74% Night Moves (2014) " A disquietingly beautiful, deeply intelligent thriller about radical activism and its consequences - both material and moral - in 21st century America." — The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
80% Tracks (2014) " The film is lovely to look at, with cleanly framed, golden-hued widescreen images of desert scenery so evocative you practically taste the dust. It's also a bit dull." — The Atlantic
Posted Aug 30, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " A master class in fluid camerawork, bold, unfussy imagery and special effects that put most recent Hollywood blockbusters to shame." — The Atlantic
Posted Aug 28, 2013
64% Bastards (2013) " A mesmerising, deeply disturbing thriller." — France24
Posted Jul 26, 2013
93% The Hunt (2013) " There's nothing worthy of love or hate in this capably made but underwhelming movie." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 10, 2013
95% A Hijacking (2013) " More than a meticulously detailed, convincing re-staging of a crisis, the film is also the portrait of two men doing their best amid dire circumstances." — France24
Posted Jun 19, 2013
95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " A slow-building, meticulously crafted, engrossing thriller as provocative for its ideas about desire, transgression and narcissism as for its scenes of man-on-man coupling." — France24
Posted Jun 11, 2013
89% Omar (2014) " Despite a conventional narrative arc and lulls in the rhythm, the film is a powerfully directed look at hopes and relationships ravaged by the world's most intractable conflict." — France24
Posted May 29, 2013
95% Blue Ruin (2014) " A taut, atmospheric and darkly comic revenge thriller." — France24
Posted May 29, 2013
53% Jimmy P. (2014) " Rather than suggesting a director trying something new, Desplechin's first outing in the US seems to have robbed him of his personality." — France24
Posted May 29, 2013
86% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " How dismaying to see the man who made "Still Walking" rely on tear-jerking narrative arcs and trite clash-of-the-classes schtick." — France24
Posted May 29, 2013
92% A Touch of Sin (2013) " A bitter, brutal, often brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China." — The Atlantic
Posted May 29, 2013
94% The Past (2013) " The pile-up of twists and red herrings is slightly arbitrary, but Farhadi's sense of pacing is superb, and he has a genuine feel for the way our personal histories entangle us." — The Atlantic
Posted May 29, 2013
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Luhrmann's "Gatsby" is made with enough passion and vision to liberate it from its revered source material - no small feat." — France24
Posted May 28, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " A vivid glimpse, both funny and deeply unsettling, of a Berlusconi-era Italy rotting below its luscious-looking surface." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
91% The Immigrant (2014) " An old-fashioned but subdued melodrama, with a pleasingly ripe musical score and scenes full of big emotions performed at a hushed pitch." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " A shattering masterpiece about sexual awakening, heartbreak, and self-discovery." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
50% Grigris " The movie loses its way with too much plot (including an unconvincing love story), weak dialogue, amateurish acting, and a frustratingly recessive main character." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
40% Only God Forgives (2013) " The film succeeds to some extent as a pure stylistic exercise, with a few fine Lynchian moments blurring reality with erotic and violent fantasies." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
—— Un ch√Ęteau en Italie (A Castle in Italy) " A capably directed autobiographical chronicle by turns enlivened and bogged down by the kind of furious narcissism that is a trademark of French family/relationship dramas." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) " Witty, briskly paced and consistently entertaining." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " The Coen brothers' new movie ranks with their very best in its nearly pitch-perfect balance of biting satirical humour and deep reserves of feeling. " — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
67% Heli " One of those skillfully crafted, unflinching works that nevertheless leaves you questioning what the point of all the queasiness might be." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
60% The Bling Ring (2013) " Eschewing the languorous rhythms and visual lyricism of her previous work, Coppola has crafted a fast-paced caper about vapid youth obsessed with wealth and notoriety." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
74% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " A tender, slyly funny and splendidly shot portrait of an adolescent prostitute that is easily the director's best work since "Swimming Pool"." — The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
65% Starbuck (2013) " An ostensibly feel-good French-Canadian comedy about artificial insemination gone awry, Ken Scott's Starbuck mainly makes you feel like taking a shower." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 19, 2013
45% To The Wonder (2013) " A ravishing visual poem about uncertainty in love and faith, and an insightful portrait of a flame between two incompatible people igniting, dimming, and flickering out. " — France24
Posted Mar 16, 2013
93% The Gatekeepers (2013) " Lean and riveting, a model of clarity, economy and seamless editing, with a slow-building despair that leaves a sting." — France24
Posted Feb 18, 2013
95% 5 Broken Cameras (2012) " Burnat and Davidi give us access to one slice of the conflict, packaging it into a sturdily constructed work that bristles with barely contained fury." — France24
Posted Feb 18, 2013
29% Let My People Go! (2013) " There are lots of cutesy stylistic touches (iris shots, deadpan framing), but few insights into how the protagonist's various identities (queer, Jewish, French) clash and come together." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 9, 2013
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