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Jon Frosch

Jon Frosch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% Killing Them Softly (2012) "Dominik's frontal critique of US-style capitalism may be facile, but it gives the movie a bristling anger and a more lasting burn than other recent offerings in the same genre. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 30, 2012
93% Amour (2012) "A sober, gorgeously directed portrait of an elderly couple facing terrifying questions of life and death. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 30, 2012
43% The Paperboy (2012) "Lurid, touching, and not quite like anything I've ever seen. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 30, 2012
91% Holy Motors (2012) "Experimental, funny, deliriously original and occasionally maddening. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 30, 2012
43% On the Road (2012) "Salles brings evocative images, fresh faces, and some fine emotional shadings to the famous tale of friendship, love, sex, drugs, jazz, literature, and the American landscape. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 30, 2012
83% Laurence Anyways (2013) "Wildly ambitious both in form and in the ideas about gender, identity, society, and love that it digs into with infectious gusto. " ‐ France24
Posted May 30, 2012
93% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "Its moments of transporting beauty and visual brilliance overcame my growing aversion to Wes Anderson's brand of ultra-stylized archness. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 30, 2012
99% A Separation (2011) "Dynamically shot and paced like a thriller, the film has the density and moral prickliness of a good novel. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
80% Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) (2012) "The film is seriously tarnished by three blandly conceived main characters and some sulky, wooden acting. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
77% Outrage (2011) "How can anyone can get excited over something so grim and redundant? " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
97% The Artist (2011) "The movie ever fully shakes off its air of skillfully executed experiment, but it's spirited and charming nonetheless. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
97% Tomboy (2011) "Brisk, precisely observed, and bracingly non-preachy in its examination of a very tricky subject. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
74% The Conquest (2011) "The dialogue is punchy, but the film lacks visual personality, and the insights into Sarkozy and France as a whole don't cut very deep. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
81% House of Pleasures (2011) "What gives the film its haunting pull, as well as its feminist undercurrent, is the filmmaker's palpable compassion for these women. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
70% Sidewalls (2011) "With its themes of alienation in the Internet age and cutesy indie-ish trimmings, the film will feel familiar to anyone who's seen a bittersweet romantic comedy from Sundance. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
99% Le Havre (2011) "Endearingly quirky, just this side of precious, but so warm and deftly executed that you go along with it. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
75% The Intouchables (2012) "It's hard to muster much enthusiasm for a movie that leans so heavily on regressive culture-clash shtick and unimaginative stereotypes. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
21% Elles (2012) "Director Malgorzata Szumowska seems intent on drowning her film and her leading lady in campy erotic imagery. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
62% We Have a Pope (2012) "Nimble and pleasant to watch without being particularly inspired or inspiring. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
93% Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012) "A minor, feather-light film, but a vivid and often funny one. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
90% Footnote (2012) "The film pulls off an impressive balancing act: It's bitter though not cruel, satirical without veering toward obviousness, deeply moving but never maudlin. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Mar 7, 2012
96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) "Less visceral and tense than the Dardennes' best work, but a beautifully wrought story of a troubled boy and the stranger who saves him, told with the filmmakers' customary skill and lack of sentimentality. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 6, 2012
79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) "A consistently engaging documentary that's paced like a thriller and spiced up by a few colourful characters worthy of fiction. " ‐ France24
Posted Jan 18, 2012
67% The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2012) "An engaging, dynamic study of mutual inspiration and unconditional love. " ‐ France24
Posted Jan 18, 2012
67% Norman (2011) "Coming-of-age tales have been done and done again, but Jonathan Segal's Norman delivers a bracing twist on the genre. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2011
73% The Tree (2011) "Despite its eccentric, boldly obvious central metaphor, the film feels bland and oddly inconsequential. " ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Aug 14, 2011
97% Rapt (2011) "Belgian filmmaker Lucas Belvaux offers a thoughtful and unsettling take on the kidnapping thriller genre, anchored by an excellent performance from French actor Yvan Attal. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 5, 2011
79% Melancholia (2011) ""Melancholia" is aesthetically ravishing, but dramatically pretty dull. " ‐ France24
Posted May 23, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) "An almost outrageously ambitious, shatteringly beautiful meditation on memory, childhood, loss, and figuring out one's place in the world. " ‐ France24
Posted May 23, 2011
93% Midnight in Paris (2011) "Fresh and fast-moving, light but deeply-felt, a work of charm, imagination, and even surprise. " ‐ France24
Posted May 11, 2011
84% La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011) "Veteran French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier tackles a period drama about passion with dismayingly flat and detached results. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 14, 2011
98% Inside Job (2010) "A forceful argument about the dangers of unchecked greed and brazen lack of accountability. " ‐ France24
Posted Apr 13, 2011
17% Miral (2011) "Julian Schnabel's stylistic effects can't save this plodding, earnest historical epic that chronicles 50 years of Palestinian struggle through the stories of four different women. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 24, 2011
100% Poetry (2011) "A graceful melodrama with the feel and texture of an absorbing novel. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 16, 2011
17% Twelve Thirty (2011) "Wrongheaded, off-putting portrait of Midwestern family dysfunction. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 21, 2011
71% Somewhere (2010) "Tender, dryly witty, and shot with Coppola's typically exquisite eye for colour and detail. " ‐ France24
Posted Jan 3, 2011
88% The Strange Case Of Angelica (2010) "A distinctive, touchingly old-fashioned piece of work, and unmistakably one made by a director whose life has spanned eras. " ‐ France24
Posted Dec 29, 2010
88% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) "A work of voluptuous imagination and teasing humour. " ‐ France24
Posted Dec 24, 2010
93% Of Gods and Men (2011) "Rather than serving up a historical film inflated with importance and flash, Beauvois keeps things hushed and spare, adopting a style that reflects the ritualized lifestyle of his characters. " ‐ France24
Posted Dec 24, 2010
73% The Housemaid (2011) "Im doesn't develop the by-now predictable plot, and the film's sedate pace stifles any suspense from this love triangle tinged with class anxiety. " ‐ France24
Posted Dec 24, 2010
88% White Material (2010) "Director Claire Denis offers just enough insight and well-crafted imagery to redeem her otherwise uneven drama about a French woman living in an African nation ravaged by war. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 18, 2010
50% Helena From The Wedding (2010) "Helena From the Wedding is written, directed, and played with such verve and deep, unshowy feeling that its insights on these tried-and-true themes come through with rare and startling clarity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 12, 2010
42% The Rebound (2009) "Saddling two game actors with a tone-deaf, charmless script, the film makes recent J.Lo vehicle The Back-up Plan look like Billy Wilder in comparison. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 9, 2010
64% Biutiful (2010) "The filmmaker overloads his story with highly charged themes, resulting in a movie that feels almost arbitrarily heavy with misery of almost every conceivable type. " ‐ France24
Posted Nov 6, 2010
93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) "A sleek, smart, enormously entertaining film, (....) it has the feel of a classic Hollywood comedy at its snappiest. " ‐ France24
Posted Nov 6, 2010
92% Another Year (2010) "A rich, compassionate, unflinchingly perceptive comedic drama that follows an English family and a few of their friends and relatives over the course of one year. " ‐ France24
Posted Nov 6, 2010
79% Fair Game (2010) "What emerges alongside a crackling tale of political betrayal is a convincing portrait of an unconventional marriage, in which two stubborn individuals challenge each other to stay true to their moral standards. " ‐ France24
Posted Nov 6, 2010
96% The Social Network (2010) "A dizzyingly smart, confident, often riveting drama about the creation of the groundbreaking Web site. " ‐ France24
Posted Oct 8, 2010
66% Tamara Drewe (2010) "Theres less than meets the eye in this lightweight comedy loosely based on Thomas Hardys Far from the Madding Crowd. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 1, 2010
36% Wassup Rockers (2006) "Clark's warmest, loosest work yet, but it would have been better if the director had realized he didn't need to make us hate everyone else in order to get us to love these little dudes. " ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 12, 2010
74% Avenue Montaigne (2006) "If you think about it, you'll realize how flimsy-and even lazy-it is; if not, you'll likely give in to its airy charms. " ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 12, 2010
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