Marc Mohan

Marc Mohan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Marc Mohan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Oregonian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 88% Slow West (2015) "The landscapes are glowingly captured by cinematographer Robbie Ryan, and the movie mostly resists grand gestures of import in favor of small moments of insight. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 22, 2015
C- 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "This theme-park-inspired adventure is one small step for cinema, one giant leap for corporate synergy. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 21, 2015
B+ 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Mulligan doesn't have the aura of unattainability that Julie Christie did in the 1967 film version of "Far from the Madding Crowd," but her earthier appeal feels truer to the character and less like the idealized vision of a masculine imagination. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 15, 2015
B+ 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "With the heyday of "Sesame Street" undeniably in the past, "I Am Big Bird" will primarily appeal to nostalgic grownups. But as Spinney demonstrates, you're never too old to be a kid at heart. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 15, 2015
C+ 70% Welcome to Me (2015) ""Welcome to Me" gets credit for avoiding the pitfall of trivializing Alice's illness (borderline personality disorder), but never gets around to saying anything all that meaningful about it, either. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 8, 2015
D 42% The D Train (2015) "There's fertile soil for comedy here, if Dan Lansmann were written as anything other than a lying, narcissistic, windbag sociopath. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 7, 2015
B 80% Dior and I (2015) "All that effort just to make a dress still seems a bit silly, but the passion and integrity of those involved are hard not to take seriously. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 1, 2015
B 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Director Joss Whedon follows up his billion-dollar superhero smash the way most sequel makers try to up their game: by amping up everything everybody liked the first time around, plus more! More! More! " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
B- 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "This YA-style romantic fantasy could have been cringe-inducing; instead it's a serviceable fable about the importance of mortality. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
A- 92% Ex Machina (2015) "It may not be a modern masterpiece of sci-fi, but it's close enough to pass for one. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B- 92% White God (2015) "As a dark, Eastern European take on "Benji the Hunted," "White God" holds some fascination. But as an indictment of the evil that men do, it's all bark and no bite. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 17, 2015
B+ 97% An Honest Liar (2015) ""An Honest Liar" is a fitting tribute to a figure whose stamina and wit only appear to be magical. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 10, 2015
B 90% Metalhead (2015) "Any film that features a cross-generational dance-off to Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" can't be all bad. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 10, 2015
B 54% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate "With a deft touch that veers from wry, absurd humor to appalled outrage, the Italian journalist and satirist Pierfrancesco Diliberto makes a noteworthy film debut with "The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer." " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 10, 2015
B+ 81% Ned Rifle (2015) "Smart writing and committed actors make up for the microscopic budget. You don't need to have seen the previous two films to enjoy "Ned Rifle," but it definitely helps. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 7, 2015
B+ 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "A melancholy ode to impossible dreams from the Austin, Texas-based filmmaking Zellner brothers. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C+ 51% Woman in Gold (2015) "The star power of Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds is critically muted in this flatly directed true story. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Apr 1, 2015
A- 84% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "Robert Kenner's documentary is an effective takedown of the ways that PR efforts to discredit science have shifted from helping protect Big Tobacco's profits to fueling the climate change denial movement. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 27, 2015
B+ 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Octogenarian pianist Seymour Bernstein is the charming, inspirational subject of this appreciative, occasionally fawning documentary directed by the actor/novelist/filmmaker Ethan Hawke. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 27, 2015
B 96% It Follows (2015) "There's just enough detail to the movie's mythology to make it hold together, and just enough left unexplained to make things genuinely eerie. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B 46% Home (2015) "You could do a lot better in the kid-film arena than this, but you could also do a Smek of a lot worse. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
B+ 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "An unrelenting and important exposé of a system that, as depicted here, has no place in the modern world. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 20, 2015
D+ 16% The Gunman (2015) "There's something especially noxious about the way "The Gunman" (which, surprisingly, Penn co-wrote) uses the genuine historical tragedy of the exploitation of African resources as an excuse for arm-snapping, throat-stabbing, head-shooting action. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B+ 81% Human Capital (2015) "This sharp Italian drama exposes social injustice without neglecting the humanity of its characters. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 13, 2015
C- 84% Wild Canaries (2015) "This screwball noir about a Brooklyn couple who investigate the death of their elderly neighbor is an enthusiastic but bungled effort at a comedic thriller. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 13, 2015
A- 96% Wild Tales (2015) "A film like "Wild Tales" might be able to remind us that "an eye for an eye" leaves the whole world blind. Even if it doesn't, it's still a heck of a lot of fun to watch. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 13, 2015
C 84% Cinderella (2015) "Gone are the active, spunky heroines of recent Disney efforts, and in their place is a bland, pre-modern one. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B 86% Ballet 422 (2015) "There are very few truly unguarded moments in "Ballet 422," despite its vérité style, but it remains a fascinating pullback of a rarely penetrated curtain. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 6, 2015
B- 30% Chappie (2015) "With a titanium body and a child's mind, Chappie is a fascinating figure, vividly rendered, enough so that you wish there was a better movie around him. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
A- 98% Song Of The Sea (2014) "This beautifully animated Irish fable has a grace and emotional resonance ... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 27, 2015
C+ 33% Everly (2015) "An intermittently entertaining, ultimately disposable piece of genre fluff. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 27, 2015
C- No Score Yet El día trajo la oscuridad (Darkness by Day) "The cinematography is dark and muddy, the performances are naturalistic but almost somnolent, and the whole thing feels more like an experiment in audience patience than an actual story. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 20, 2015
D 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "The best strategy for getting through "The Last Five Years" is to keep telling yourself that the next five minutes can't be as bad as the last five minutes. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 20, 2015
A 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "Amirpour has instantly become one of the most exciting, globally relevant filmmakers working today. Her film is a testament both to her own creativity and the infinite elasticity of the vampire mythos. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 20, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Todas Las Mujeres "The screenplay is necessarily wordy but often quite funny, and Fernández gives a great, self-effacing performance as a guy you want to comfort one minute and strangle the next. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 18, 2015
B- No Score Yet Yvy Maraey "A curious but ultimately unsatisfying combination of travelogue and intellectual frippery ... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 18, 2015
B 100% Cavalo Dinheiro (2015) "Costa's style is elliptical and serene, sometimes to the point of drowsiness. But those who can stay focused will witness moments of haunting beauty and a humble sort of grace. Those familiar with Costa's previous films will find those moments enhanced. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 16, 2015
B+ No Score Yet The President "Inspired by uprisings in the former Soviet bloc as well as, more pointedly, the Arab Spring, Makhmalbaf serves up a surprisingly tense, sometimes poignant parable. It's good to have him back. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
D+ 23% White Rabbit (2015) "Fails to craft more than one-dimensional characters, making it impossible for the film to contribute to the difficult but urgent conversation about a terrifying topic. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B 90% Mommy (2015) "Raw performances and stylistic experimentation enhance the fifth feature from 25-year-old director Xavier Dolan. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C 38% The Liberator (2014) "A rose-colored portrait of a national hero, "The Liberator" eschews political or emotional complexity in favor of simple-minded cheerleading. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
A- 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Masterful... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 7, 2015
B+ 99% Leviathan (2014) "It's a challenging, lengthy film, with some key moments transpiring off screen, but one that rewards effort. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B+ 75% The Lesson (2015) "With a steady pace and slowly rising tension, the Bulgarian drama "The Lesson" catalogs the minor miseries in the life of a well-meaning schoolteacher, which accumulate in a way that's both absurd and utterly realistic. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B- 76% Match (2015) "For a film about a dancer, it's not terribly nimble. By the final act, there are few surprises left. It's worth a look to see Stewart strut his stuff as a real-world human for a change, but not much more. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "If this is the weakest of Chandor's three films, it's only because he made such a mark with the first two. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 30, 2015
A- 89% Still Alice (2015) "Without Moore's uncompromising, brilliant work, this would be a mediocre film, so the way she elevates it into a work of art is nothing less than astonishing. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 30, 2015
B+ 82% Black Sea (2015) "Even though "The Black Sea" dives a little deeper than needed, it rises above its B-movie roots to become a solid, well-crafted thriller. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 30, 2015
D 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) "If you've never seen a motion picture before, "The Boy Next Door" will amaze you with its ability to project huge images of beautiful people onto a screen. Otherwise, it's nothing to be concerned with. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 23, 2015
B+ 96% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "Many of the movement's goals are unmet and many of its accomplishments are fragile, but it's still eye-opening to contrast the attitudes and expectations from 40 years ago with those of today. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 23, 2015
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