Jon Frosch

Jon Frosch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , France24 , Hollywood Reporter , The Atlantic , The Stranger (Seattle, WA) , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
168

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 168
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
97% 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
78% 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
78% 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% 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
72% 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
89% 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
93% 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 (Fauteuils d'orchestre) (Orchestra Seats) (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
74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) " Even if you're like me and find most musical biopics depressingly formulaic, you might think Oliver Dahan's Edith Piaf movie is a slight cut above." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 12, 2010
75% Lady Chatterley (2007) " I was lulled by the gentleness of the film, and struck by how closely Ferran observes her characters, as well as how modern and subtle her insights are." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 12, 2010
44% Angel-A (2005) " Besson is clearly aiming for something like a fairy tale, but a work this forced and self-absorbed can only end up feeling terribly earthbound. " — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 12, 2010
85% 2 Days in Paris (2007) " Delpy has made something rare: a romantic comedy that feels spontaneous and handcrafted ( ... )" — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 11, 2010
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) " ( ... ) so perversely fun that a few false notes-a pushy score and certain moments that veer toward a cheaper kind of melodrama-don't nag as much as they might have." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 11, 2010
87% Meduzot (Jellyfish) (2008) " Keret and Geffen observe situations with such a low-key, spaced-out humor that moments in which their depressed characters finally reach for human connection sneak up on you with unexpected emotion." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 11, 2010
94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) " While it's hardly a great film, Tell No One is the rare convoluted thriller that actually makes you want to keep up with its far-fetched twists and turns." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 11, 2010
77% Une Vieille Maîtresse (The Last Mistress) (An Old Mistress) (2007) " Breillat's unflinching instinct for the doomed, all-consuming pull of sexual obsession shakes the story up in rewarding ways." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) " Kristin Scott Thomas seems to want to move things in a ( ... )more challenging direction, but I've Loved You So Long is too polite, too bent on being emotionally accessible, to follow her. " — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) " The movie leaves you with the depressing feeling that not everyone deserves a biopic." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
49% Antichrist (2009) " Von Trier tests not just the audience's tolerance for blood-soaked images of genital mutilation, but also our ability to stay awake during some colossally boring and pretentious stretches of filmmaking. " — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
94% La Nana (The Maid) (2009) " What might have been a condescending social-issue drama about oppressed servants or a shrill send-up of the ruling class instead becomes a carefully etched character study." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
89% Séraphine (2009) " Thoughtful as it is, the movie lacks the poetry or point of view to see its idea through with force." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
48% La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009) " The Girl from Monaco is so briskly plotted ( ... ) that it's easy to overlook the sharp, even feminist observations made about male friendship and sexuality." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
85% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) " The White Ribbon is a striking, in many ways indelible work, and it's tempting to be carried away by Haneke's craft and assurance as a filmmaker. " — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
90% Fish Tank (2010) " ( ... ) Fish Tank feels more fluid, more passionate than other recent English films about the wretched working classes." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
79% The Girl on the Train (La Fille du RER) (2010) " We don't come close to understanding Jeanne's very particular choice of fabricated victimization, and Téchiné, erring too much on the side of enigma, doesn't seem to, either." — The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Posted Sep 10, 2010
87% Blue Valentine (2010) " Blue Valentine is a devastating dissection of a young marriage in crisis that is written, directed and acted with passion and clarity." — France24
Posted Sep 10, 2010
88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) " Certified Copy plays like an exercise, and one whose talky script should have been tightened, but it's a provocative and strikingly shot one." — France24
Posted Sep 10, 2010
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