Kim Voynar

Kim Voynar

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Cinematical , Movie City News
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
156

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter " Completely original, technically proficient, and simply mesmerizing. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Feb 7, 2014
88% When I Walk (2013) " When I Walk overcomes the risk of being gloomy or solipsistic by the sheer force of the personality of its director and subject. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 22, 2013
71% Blood Brother (2013) " It's clear that both Rocky and Hoover have been greatly changed by their experiences; what's more surprising is how effective Blood Brother is at moving the audience as well. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 16, 2013
96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) " Cutie and the Boxer is a beautifully made film, as one might expect a film about the art world to be. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jul 24, 2013
51% At Any Price (2013) " At Any Price isn't so much about race cars or corn as it is about what price we're willing to pay to protect what we love, and to keep our hopes and dreams alive. As such it's a fitting parable for our times. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jul 24, 2013
85% We Are What We Are (2013) " There are some terrific performances in this film, most notably from Childers and Garner, who move seamlessly from wide-eyed naivete to fierce protectiveness. And man, is this a gorgeous, well-put together film. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted May 20, 2013
82% About Sunny " Lauren Ambrose has a career-high turn in Think of Me, writer-director Brian Wizemann's smart, suspenseful, intimate film. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 29, 2013
83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " It's a mostly fun and entertaining romp through the lighter side of darkness -- or at least, dark comedy. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Sep 10, 2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " This one's a winner. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 29, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Comic geeks can collectively sigh with deep relief: Joss Whedon has taken their beloved Avengers and given them back a well-directed, action-packed, brilliantly written film. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted May 3, 2012
84% The Hunger Games (2012) " ... while Battle Royale is good bloody dystopian fun, The Hunger Games has a better, more completely drawn story and interweaving of theme. And it has Katniss Everdeen, who's a completely kick-ass female protagonist. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 23, 2012
74% The Lie (2011) " This is an assured directorial debut that goes beyond what we often see out of indie filmmakers. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 14, 2011
83% !Women Art Revolution (2011) " This doc is real gem -- as relevant to the feminist art movement as Exit Through the Gift Shop was for street art, albeit less flashy in its composition. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 26, 2011
90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " That the film works so effectively is in large part due to the terrific performances by Olsen and Hawkes and the way they play off each other. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 17, 2011
78% Melancholia (2011) " Like all of Von Trier's work, Melancholia requires seeing beyond the surface of what he shows us to find the connections between his characters and ourselves. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 6, 2011
87% Black Swan (2010) " Black and white, good and evil, ambition and obsession, delusion and reality are all blended together in this crazy, weird, compelling film, and it's masterful, inventive storytelling, whether you like the end result or not. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Dec 3, 2010
58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) " Although this film is a big departure stylistically for Boden and Fleck, you can see where they are trying to bring much the same sensibility to the direction of It's Kind of a Funny Story that they brought to Half Nelson and Sugar. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Sep 13, 2010
96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) " Waltz with Bashir uses vivid, hand-drawn animation to bring to life interviews Folman conducted with friends who were involved in the Lebanese war in the early 1980s. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Jul 6, 2010
3/5 66% The Blind Side (2009) " I sure wish Sandra Bullock would get out of the business of making crappy rom-coms and make more movies like The Blind Side ... " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 21, 2009
2.5/5 100% One Love " He's telling a story with poetry instead of prose here, and while I'd like to see an expanded feature-length version of the film to see where he might go with it, it's very good as it is. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 6, 2009
63% Peter and Vandy (2009) " This is a lovely, charming film with a slow burn that sneaks up on you. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 12, 2009
68% Public Enemies (2009) " Public Enemies isn't a bad film, and it's mostly entertaining, but there was the possibility of a really great film in there somewhere. Unfortunately, this isn't it. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 29, 2009
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) " It's not so much that the story is inherently bad; it's more that it seems no one bothered to put one in at all, and worse, that no one seems to have cared. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Jun 29, 2009
2.5/5 37% Angels & Demons (2009) " It's entertaining enough for what it is, but like the book from which it was adapted, Angels and Demons is light beach reading (or summer viewing), not meant to satisfy your artistic soul. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted May 15, 2009
3.5/5 95% Star Trek (2009) " The battle sequences in the first seven or so minutes of opening sequence, with Kirk's mother laboring to bring him into the world while his father fights to buy enough time to save everyone, are worth the price of admission alone. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted May 7, 2009
1/5 33% Knowing (2009) " I don't know if I can find words to adequately express just how bad Knowing is, but I'm going to try, in the hopes that perhaps I can save you spending your own hard-earned money in a tight economy on a truly wretched movie-going experience. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 23, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) " In its way, the film is as relevant as an artistic and cultural statement as the source material -- and that's saying something. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Mar 5, 2009
2.5/5 49% Twilight (2008) " Stewart is a fine, talented actress, and she ups the ante considerably here; her strong performance makes of Twilight a far better film than it would have been with a lesser actress in the part. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Nov 21, 2008
54% Body of Lies (2008) " Thanks to its high-talent pro lineup, Body of Lies passes the time well, even if it doesn't necessarily enrich it. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 29, 2008
43% Blindness (2008) " At it's worst, it's a super-Twilight Zone episode. At it's best, it's a grand dystopian epic of social degeneration. " ‐ Movie City News
Posted Oct 29, 2008
50% Reversion (2011) " Reversion is a bold and edgy film that explores some interesting philosophical and political ideas that are particularly relevant in a time when our leaders seem to make most of their decisions without regard to past, present or future. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
92% Sugar (2008) " Boden and Fleck know what they're doing, and I'd expect we'll see many more films from this pair in the coming years. They're just warming up. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
79% A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008) " Meticulously paced and beautifully shot. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
90% Hunger (2009) " It's a brilliant portrayal of a tragic moment in human history. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) " After seeing these two films from Reichardt, I can't wait to see what she does next. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
61% Adoration (2008) " Some find [Egoyan] obtuse and overly intellectual; I like the chances he takes with his films, and his unique way of examining the mundane and tying it to larger issues, and he does that very well in Adoration. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
91% Momma's Man (2008) " The film drags at times, and watching Boren take Mikey further and further into a state of absolute immobility is difficult to watch, but his performance is so spot-on that you can't help but be drawn into figuring out what's going on with him. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/5 91% Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009) " ... Troell's expert storytelling and some outstanding performances combine to keep the film from feeling overly bleak. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 22, 2008
4/5 94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " There's sadness and tragedy within Slumdog Millionaire -- starvation, genocide, child prostitution and overwhelming oppression -- but there's humor, humanity and dignity as well. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 18, 2008
3.5/5 93% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) " Hawkins is delightful, connecting with the audience when a lesser actress would have been merely cloying in the role. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 18, 2008
3.5/5 34% Adam Resurrected (2008) " Goldblum's performance as Adam is complex and engrossing to watch ... " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 18, 2008
4.5/5 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " ... a fun ride down the roller coaster of the dark side of human nature as only the Coens can explore it. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 18, 2008
2.5/5 35% The Burning Plain (2009) " The pacing of the first half is tediously slow, and while this was probably a deliberate decision on Arriaga's part, it does have the effect of dragging the film ... " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 18, 2008
2.5/5 58% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) " It's like some mythical civil-rights Southern paradise where racism only rarely rears its ugly head, and thus feels contrived. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 18, 2008
77% Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) (2008) " It's certainly worth catching. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 18, 2008
2/5 61% The Duchess (2008) " Its real tragedy is that it never lets gain an understanding of that woman, and thus, in the end is little more than yet another fluff period drama with some nice costumes. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Sep 11, 2008
3.5/5 78% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) " ... girls who are into American Girls will find Kit Kittredge to be an enormously pleasing romp with one of their favorite characters. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Jul 2, 2008
3/5 41% Hancock (2008) " ... in spite of its flaws, I very much enjoyed Hancock, for both its interesting and creative storytelling and Smith's great lead performance. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted Jul 2, 2008
3.5/5 50% Sex and the City (2008) " ... a deeply satisfying wrap-up to a series that always had, in its heart of hearts, a lot more depth than the Manolo Blahniks it dressed itself up in. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted May 31, 2008
86% Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (2008) " This could have been an emotionally wrenching film, but Desplechin keeps the tone light, infusing the drama with humor in the most unexpected places. " ‐ Cinematical
Posted May 19, 2008
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