Marc Mohan

Marc Mohan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% 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
C 15% Aloft (2015) "Vague, unsatisfying, emotionally distant parable about family tragedy and the healing power of art. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jul 3, 2015
C+ 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The movie, especially the first half, is so busy replicating visual tropes and entire scenes from Cameron's originals that you wonder if it has anything new up its sleeve at all. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 30, 2015
C 38% Max (2015) "At its heart "Max" is the story of a boy and his dog, which gives it a lot of leeway in the hokum department. Still, this is a pretty disposable tear-jerker, aimed squarely at the next generation of Army recruits. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 26, 2015
B 93% The Farewell Party (2015) "Obviously, this is tricky stuff, but directors Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit, both in their 40s, manage to mix morbidly amusing jokes with a wry appreciation for the seriousness of the subject matter. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
B 89% Fresh Dressed (2015) "There's not a lot of new insight, but first-time director Sacha Jenkins scored some key interviews for his accessible and entertaining pop-cultural history lesson. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
A 100% Apu Trilogy "The opportunity to see these timeless works of art on the big screen is one that should not be missed. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 19, 2015
A- 98% Inside Out (2015) ""Inside Out" expands the possibilities of animation. It's also a hilarious ride that delights the eye, the mind and the heart. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 17, 2015
B 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "The increasingly ubiquitous Driver handles himself well, as do the presumably numerous infant body doubles employed. But it's the Italian Rohrwacher who most impresses ... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 12, 2015
B+ 74% The Connection (2015) "Despite familiar elements ... "The Connection" remains tense and believable. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 12, 2015
B 89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "People who complain there aren't any interesting, smart movies about girls need to take their kids to films like this one. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 5, 2015
C 52% Saint Laurent (2015) ""Saint Laurent" is dazzling to behold, for a while. But at two-and-a-half hours, it gets old, especially if you're not familiar enough with the man's life story to piece together exactly what's happening. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 5, 2015
B- 95% Spy (2015) "McCarthy still seems too willing to settle for slapstick and sentiment instead of mining her characters for truly human comedy. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "Any movie in which a drunken Joseph Stalin plays the trombone can't be all bad. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 29, 2015
B+ 68% Marie's Story (2015) "For the most part, it's a convincingly acted, earnestly told drama that works on the heart and the head. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted May 29, 2015
B- 91% 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- 50% 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+ 83% 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 43% 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 81% 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- 91% 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- 91% 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 53% 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+ 53% 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- 85% 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+ 17% 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 85% 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- 31% 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+ 29% 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 96% 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
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