Marc Mohan

Marc Mohan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Oregonian
Total Reviews:
730

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C 61% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Explicit, transgressive and bold, but ultimately grating and unpleasant." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 16, 2014
C- 71% 13 Sins (2014) " When the fly trapped in the spider's web is as clueless and selfish as the sap played by Mark Webber in "13 Sins," it's hard to muster much sympathy." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 16, 2014
B+ 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Though difficult at times to watch, it bears potent and personal witness to an era that, like all such tragedies, should never be forgotten." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 16, 2014
B+ 56% Dom Hemingway (2014) " More entertaining than the Guy Ritchie ripoff it initially resembles." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 16, 2014
C+ 85% Under the Skin (2014) " Glazer adopts a muddied, overly subdued tone, both visually and narratively, which drains "Under the Skin" of nearly all life." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 11, 2014
B- 62% Draft Day (2014) " Despite its cynical core, the movie almost works." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 10, 2014
A- 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Somehow it only makes sense that one of the best making-of-documentaries ever made is about a movie that actually wasn't (made, that is)." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 9, 2014
B 83% Joe (2014) " "Joe" works better as a study of character and environment than as the thriller it tries to become in its final act. But it's still a valuable testament to the talents that lie within the sometimes inexplicable, always interesting Cage." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 9, 2014
B 79% On My Way (2014) " Pleasant and predictable, this is nevertheless a splendid showcase for Catherine Deneuve in one of her warmer roles." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 9, 2014
B 57% Breathe In (2014) " Pearce and Jones manage to engage in a will-they-or-won't-they pas de deux that at times approaches the intensity of the most white-knuckled thriller." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 2, 2014
A- 89% Alphaville (1965) " Science fiction meets film noir in a way that made possible the existence of Blade Runner, The Terminator and countless other books and films." — Oregonian
Posted Apr 1, 2014
B 90% A Birder's Guide To Everything (2014) " This familiar-feeling coming-of-age tale benefits from an authentic script and believable performances." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 26, 2014
B+ 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " The latest from Danish provocateur Lars von Trier (at least the first of its two halves) is challenging, explicit, and slyly humorous." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 25, 2014
C 63% Bad Words (2014) " Bateman, who directed as well, makes his protagonist such an irredeemable jerk that the movie's dark humor becomes blunted and unpleasant." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 19, 2014
B 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " This admiring but forthright portrait does justice to Stritch's engaging, no-nonsense personality." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 19, 2014
B 47% Blood Ties (2014) " "Blood Ties" not only convincingly recreates its era, it seems like it could have been made then." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 19, 2014
B- 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " A perfectly acceptable family matinee." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 18, 2014
A- 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " "The Grand Budapest Hotel" shows Anderson engaging with the world outside his meticulously composed frames like never before." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 12, 2014
C 45% The Art of the Steal (2014) " You can almost feel the actors in the by-the-numbers heist film "The Art of the Steal" waiting for someone to give them something interesting to do." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 12, 2014
C+ 21% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) " If the behavior of the characters had been more recognizably human in its venality, and the film's perspective more ruthless, this custom-made compound might have worked." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 12, 2014
C+ 25% Awful Nice (2014) " Rennie and Pumphrey are both engaging, funny actors, but the relentless aggro-idiocy between them will probably only appeal to other twenty-something dudes who behave like sixth-graders." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 7, 2014
B- 92% Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) (2014) " While "In Bloom" offers an authentic slice of life from a particular time and place, it never gets close enough to its characters, physically or emotionally, to really hit home." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 5, 2014
A- 92% Journey To The West (2014) " The clever, unmediated fun that Chow serves up, with tongue lodged just far enough in cheek, is rare in American movies." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 5, 2014
A- 88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " This fascinating intellectual detective story made by illusionists and skeptics Penn and Teller blurs the lines between technology and art." — Oregonian
Posted Mar 4, 2014
B- 85% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " [Kore-eda] seems content to rely on winning performances (especially from the kids) as the core of a pleasant but forgettable tale." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 26, 2014
B 95% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) " "Afternoon of a Faun" brings to light Le Clercq's simultaneously depressing and inspirational story." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 26, 2014
D 60% Non-Stop (2014) " From the evidence presented here, this film's three screenwriters have not only never taken a commercial flight, they've never met any actual human beings." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 26, 2014
D+ 45% In Secret (2014) " The only thing Stratton, a former television actor making his first feature, has going for him is the casting of Jessica Lange." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 19, 2014
B+ 100% The Rocket (2014) " This engaging fable oscillates between feel-good spunk and unexpected tragedy, and hits the right notes along the way." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 18, 2014
A- 89% Omar (2014) " Abu-Assad captures the everyday reality of life in the West Bank and the psychological cost of living constantly in a state of powerless anxiety and desperation." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 18, 2014
C+ 45% The Pretty One (2014) " "The Pretty One" suffers from excessive, unfocused quirk and a predictable sitcom resolution." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 11, 2014
C 48% RoboCop (2014) " This "Robocop" doesn't seem to know how to deal with the fact that what was dystopian satire in 1987 feels, in some ways, closer at hand today than ever before." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 11, 2014
B 73% Borgman (2014) " Writer-director Alex van Warmerdam (who also plays one of Borgman's associates) drops vague hints of a supernatural, or even biblical, origin for his disruptive protagonist, but ultimately chooses to leave things up to, or perhaps beyond, interpretation." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 10, 2014
C+ —— The Good Road (2013) " Clich├ęd storylines and unconvincing performances aside, the film's mood shifts from gritty realism to sappy slapstick faster than a lorry barreling down an expressway." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 10, 2014
A- 80% The German Doctor (2014) " The subtle menace of the would-be geneticist of the Master Race mingles with ordinary pre-teen foreboding to create a riveting cocktail of unease." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 10, 2014
B+ 85% The Congress (2014) " Folman ... is a master at exploiting diverse animated styles, and draws a brave starring performance from a performer who, in her mid-40s, seems to be just hitting her stride." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 10, 2014
B+ 99% Gloria (2014) " There might be times where you wish for a little more narrative momentum, but basking in the glow of this grounded but vibrant woman never really gets old." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 10, 2014
C- 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " A monumental mess." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 5, 2014
B —— Cheatin' " Feels fresh and alive, perhaps even more so in an era dominated by smooth, computer-generated cartoons." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 4, 2014
B+ 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " A charming and restrained romantic drama as intoxicating as the most savory masala." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 4, 2014
B+ 100% Ida (2014) " Just as austere and demanding as you'd expect a black-and-white film about a Polish nun to be." — Oregonian
Posted Feb 4, 2014
C 33% Labor Day (2014) " While it's nice to see Reitman try to branch out from the hip, acerbic humor of "Juno" and "Young Adult," his clumsiness with this more earnest material is an unpleasant surprise." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 29, 2014
A- 94% The Past (2013) " Farhadi crafts another flawlessly designed, engagingly acted domestic melodrama that puts ordinary but unique characters through the emotional wringer." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 29, 2014
B 91% 12 O'clock Boys (2014) " It's easy to see how the combination of Zen-like grace and adrenalized thrills might allow someone stuck in a miserable urban hellhole to forget their everyday troubles, if only for a few seconds at a time." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 28, 2014
B- 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Ralph Fiennes stars as Dickens and directs, bringing an unexpected sensitivity but an unwelcome lack of focus to this footnote in literary history." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 21, 2014
C+ 63% Generation War (2014) " While it's an effective memoriam for the well-meaning Germans whose lives were ruined by Hitler's mad dream, the refusal of "Generation War" to focus on any other sort of German makes it both dramatically and historically suspect." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 21, 2014
C- 23% Gimme Shelter (2014) " It's the sort of movie that would have starred Valerie Bertinelli or Kristy McNichol back in the 1980s, tricked out with PG-13 grittiness and religious wholesomeness." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 21, 2014
B+ 100% God Loves Uganda (2013) " What's especially chilling is how unapologetic evangelical leaders such as Lou Engle and Scott Lively, and the missionaries they send to spread the gospel in Africa, are when they equate the "sin" of homosexuality with that of murder or theft." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 14, 2014
B 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " What starts out as a well-crafted but formulaic vehicle for Mark Wahlberg, an ode to machismo and the warrior code, becomes something a little more interesting by the time it ends." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 8, 2014
B+ 94% Her (2014) " Jonze's visions for the future, from the website where Theodore works to the "Class Mom" videogame Adams' character has designed, feel disturbingly spot-on." — Oregonian
Posted Jan 7, 2014
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