Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Alt Film Guide , Boxoffice Magazine
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
438

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 63% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " It's who "we" are individually and as a society that Lars von Trier is questioning - a few personal issues involving his own family revelations referred to in our review of Nymphomaniac: Vol. I notwithstanding." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 77% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Lars von Trier is an actual genius, as opposed to the myriad filmmakers called genius who are actually just clever." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Mar 22, 2014
4/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " The Lunchbox, sweet and bitter, full of heartache and hope, asks its audience to accept the possibility that something "new" can happen, and then revel in the possibilities." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Mar 7, 2014
2.5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Mostly adapted from the Captain's memoir Captain Phillips is conversely taut and slack; culturally savvy and naive; politically astute and manipulative; emotionally sincere and embarrassingly overwrought." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Oct 16, 2013
4 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " In Blue Jasmine, with the help of several perfectly pitched performances, Woody Allen once again reminds us that if there is an Us and a Them, he's one of Us." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3.5 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Only God Forgives is a controversial film and not Nicolas Winding Refn's first. It's also a remarkably good thriller. But I don't believe in god, so that's easy for me to say." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jul 20, 2013
4/5 78% A Cop (Un Flic) (2013) " Jean-Pierre Melville's last film, Un Flic / A Cop (1972), is a late noir classic..." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 29, 2013
2/5 74% The East (2013) " The East is a didactic polemic couched in a mediocre thriller that takes itself far too seriously to be taken seriously..." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 10, 2013
4/5 73% Paradise: Love (2013) " Sugar Mama sex tourism is the subject of Paradise Love, and director Ulrich Seidl's remarkable film about the subject is deeply affecting in a number of ways." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 10, 2013
3/5 98% Mud (2013) " Mud is as beautiful to watch as it is to listen to, and feel kinship to, whether you're from the South or just Southern at heart." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 10, 2013
2/5 68% Stoker (2013) " While one is sure Stoker will satisfy many with its haughty ambivalence about any number of social taboos, others will find Park's first English-language effort decidedly vapid..." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 10, 2013
2/5 44% To The Wonder (2013) " To the Wonder is built from shattered hearts, broken relationships and unanswered prayers, all better long since forgotten rather than pondered on film, yet again... " — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 10, 2013
4/5 81% Like Someone in Love (2013) " Veteran Director Abbas Kiarostami's Like Someone is a fine followup to his brilliant Certified Copy. It's lovely, intriguing, stylish and very, very good." — Alt Film Guide
Posted Jun 10, 2013
2/5 60% Lucky (2010) " Lucky has its moments, but even with good... performances its vile characters are never likable enough to make you laugh at (or forgive) their wickedness." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2011
3/5 85% Viva Riva! (2011) " This is just a gangster movie, but it has the edge of a unique time and place, and in a crowded summer movie market any edge will do." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2011
3/5 50% Spork (2011) " A quirky, imaginative and outrageously funny little movie that will speak to more of us than any of us would like to admit." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2011
3/5 50% Bloodworth (2011) " The visuals are as lingeringly rich as Carolina summers. The music is supervised by the legendary T-Bone Burnett and is authentic and poignant." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 28, 2011
3/5 73% Harvest (2011) " It's a movie about a life, and life can be kinda funny and kinda poignant, even when it's full of ordinary things, like age, sickness and loss." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 7, 2011
* 33% Meeting Spencer (2011) " Meeting Spencer is comprised mainly of actors talking, yet it's funny in that continuous smile kind of way that you don't notice until you're half way through it" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2011
3/5 83% The Double Hour (2011) " Suffice it to say that the twists and turns in The Double Hour are not arbitrary; rather, they are well considered and effective, right down to the last frame." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2011
4/5 88% Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie) (2011) " This sort of filmmaking is what the medium was created for." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2011
2/5 51% Vanishing On 7th Street (2011) " The promise of its opening wears off as the film wears on." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2011
3/5 70% Mumbai Diaries (2011) " This is a wholly accessible story that most filmgoers will find pithy and generally well done." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2011
3/5 51% Cool It (2010) " Cool It resonates, and gives one pause not just to consider the merits of the global warming question, but to consider the merits of all that we've decided to do about it, impending doom notwithstanding." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2010
3/5 85% Down Terrace (2010) " The junior Hill's script, written with director Wheatley, very deliberately considers the abilities of each of its elements, from the inanimate to the human, and uses each to their best effect." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2010
1/5 25% Speed-dating (2010) " Everything about this film is fairly offensive, including its racial stereotypes, homophobia, misogyny, generally bad writing and amateur filmmaking." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2010
3/5 42% GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up! (2010) " If this film is nothing else (and it may be nothing else) it's funny and (ironically) fundamentally true." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2010
3/5 50% Picture Me: A Model's Diary (2010) " The result is a rather revealing film, not only about Sara and the choices she's made, but about the industry itself, with its contrasting pleasures and pressures." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2010
1/5 27% The People I've Slept With (2010) " It's not a very good movie." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2010
3/5 83% Peepli Live (2010) " The juxtaposition of the tragedy and the lunacy of the circumstances are not completely disparate; satire is an appropriate weapon here, but it's the drama in Peepi Live that truly resonates." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2010
3/5 71% Patrik 1,5, (Patrik Age 1.5) (2010) " Pretty funny and the humor ran alongside many pleasant and fulfilling arcs. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2010
3/5 69% The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010) " If it's true that a picture is worth a thousand words, it would take the entire written history of Sweden to reveal as much about the Scandinavian psyche as these two movies have managed in just under 4 hours." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2010
2.5/5 43% Surviving Crooked Lake (Portage) (2009) " These girls are cute, they all have a willowy presence and purposefully youthful sensuality, but they are novice actors and it shows." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2010
3/5 86% After The Cup: Sons Of Sakhnin United (2010) " Thus the central notion in After the Cup is not the obvious; we can all live and work together to our greater achievement no matter where we are from or who we are. Rather, the question here is-will we-even when we lose the football game?" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 26, 2010
3/5 94% Whiz Kids (2010) " There is true drama in this, which is different from the kind of false drama found in, say, America's Next Top Model. " — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
3/5 82% Kites (2010) " Often terrible, yet completely engrossing film from Indian director Anurag Basu." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 25, 2010
2.5/5 60% Phish 3d (2010) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2010
2/5 83% See What I'm Saying (2010) " At once heartbreaking and irritating, enlightening and boring, but frankly not aesthetically well made in any particular way." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2010
2.5/5 75% Tales From the Script (2010) " Tales from the Script, which is an awful title that no decent screenwriter would ever choose, is a documentary that features nearly 50 of the film industry's most notable screenwriters talking about their craft and the business it serves." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2010
3/4 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) " A dark and brooding story that only gets more disturbing over the course its 152 minute runtime." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2010
4/5 33% To Die for Tano (2010) " The film is a low budget masterpiece of scathing satire and pointed allegory." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2010
3.5/5 34% Formosa Betrayed (2010) " While it is captivating stylistically, and the primer on the China/Taiwan relationship is great fodder for political geeks, even in its deepest moments of intrigue and pathos this is a cable TV movie at best." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2010
2/5 50% Blood Done Sign My Name (2010) " This is a damn good TV movie, but it's Black History Month, so it may do a little business." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2010
2.5/5 40% 44 Inch Chest (2010) " While not wholly unrealistic, it is so untenable as to put off all but the slightly sympathetic." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 60% Loot (2009) " The loot here is much more valuable that the items buried, and their recovery once again-priceless." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2010
2.5/5 19% The Strip (2009) " This is a fine little movie in every since of the word little." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 18, 2009
3/5 35% New York, I Love You (2009) " Collectively they sum of the parts is not better than any given part, but axioms are a bore, and these parts hold their own just fine -- mostly." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2009
3/5 49% Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009) " If all of this sounds a bit heavy, even dark and scary, indeed some of it is. But it's also very funny, action packed and pithy." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2009
3/5 25% Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha (2008) " Strikes one as the amateurish ramblings of an old nihilistic filmmaker engaged in a detailed self-reflection-which it is-but closer inspection reveals not only a coherent narrative but some very clever filmmaking involving elements." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2009
2.5/5 74% I Sell the Dead (2008) " For fans of the gory, and those who like vampires in any context (absolutely any context), I Sell the Dead may be a bloody delight...For everyone else, it's just funny." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2009
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