Boyd van Hoeij

Boyd van Hoeij

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Boyd van Hoeij's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

‹ |
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Jacqueline Argentine (2016)

"Part of the problem of Jacqueline (Argentine) is that it wants to be a film of many layers but Britto doesn't have the know-how to keep each layer legible separately." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2016

The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2016)

"By far Serra's most accessible work to date." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 14, 2016

Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016)

"That an anime film can explore such complex subjects so beautifully in what's nominally an artist's biopic is a blessing in itself." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 12, 2016

The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2016)

"The Son of Joseph might be filled with talk about and visual allusions to God, Biblical art, life, parenthood, filialness and relationships, but the way the material is handled is jocular without betraying the more serious ideas at its core." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 11, 2016
No Score Yet

REM: Rem Koolhaas Documentary (2016)

"A valentine from a son to his father as well as a largely absorbing architecture documentary to boot." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 3, 2016
No Score Yet

Foreign Body (Corps étranger) (2016)

"Tries but often struggles to properly fuse the personal and the political." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet

Orphan (Orpheline) (2016)

"Four women never become one. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet

King of the Belgians (2016)

"Though the film doesn't dig all that deep politically, it features quite a few solid laughs ..." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2016

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016)

"This appropriately somewhat scruffy feature derives a lot of its energy from a spunky lead performance by newcomer Baya Medhaffer, while the story is emotionally grounded by the warm presence of Ghalia Benali." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2016

I Called Him Morgan (2016)

"An intriguing exposé of a gripping story." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2016

Brimstone (2016)

"Koolhoven has painted himself into a corner because the film's unifying theme, the maltreatment of women at the hand of righteous-acting men, takes much too long to crystallize." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 4, 2016
No Score Yet

In Dubious Battle (2016)

"It's just a shame that Franco's dreams and ideas for this film weren't as big as those of his protagonists." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 2, 2016

The War Show (2016)

"Uneven but frequently fascinating." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 31, 2016

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016)

"If anything, the curiosity of viewers unfamiliar with his work should be piqued." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 30, 2016

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

"Kerslake and Lee leave enough of an impression to be able to use this film as a gateway to greater things." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 29, 2016

Endless Night (Nadie quiere la noche) (2015)

"There are too few instances where all of the film's different elements come together to deliver any kind of visceral charge." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2016

Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016)

"Godeau doesn't seem all that bothered with character motivations and backstories." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 15, 2016

Morris from America (2016)

"Mostly lighthearted and, especially in its closing reels, rather clichéd, the character-driven film nonetheless manages to gently resist the temptation to turn into a full-throttle and heart-warming crowdpleaser." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 15, 2016

Anthropoid (2016)

"Valkyrie this is not." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 8, 2016

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

"Except for Close, a bit of a poisoned apple." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 3, 2016

The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016)

"Though blessed with a spectacular true story and character to work from, director and co-screenwriter Lars Kraume fails to breathe much life into the stuffy, overly complex enumeration of the historical facts that led to Eichmann's arrest." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 26, 2016

Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016)

"The story's anchored by strong performances from Belgian star Cecile de France and French singer-turned-actress Izia Higelin, who have a natural chemistry that's not only credible but actually infectious." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2016

The Seventh Fire (2016)

"Important and fascinating but also somewhat unevenly assembled." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 13, 2016

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"What thus remains is a film that looks painterly and features solid performances but which lacks a key that would unlock the emotional, spiritual and ideological mysteries that hide behind this unfocused retelling of the facts. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 28, 2016

Les Cowboys (2016)

"Bidegain can tell a sweeping story across several years and with multiple characters in very economical ways." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 20, 2016

To Life (À la vie) (2016)

"All this prosperity and abundance would only make sense if it stood in clearer contrast to the women's struggles to come to terms with their dark past." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2016

Blood Father (2016)

"A serviceable piece of B-movie entertainment without an ounce of originality. But audiences that respond to films like these are unlikely to think that's a dealbreaker." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 21, 2016

Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

"DeHaan and Maslany both have meaty, rangy roles here that are not exactly subtle but never become quite implausible either, with both of them finding a convincing middle ground between these two extremes ..." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2016

Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017)

"More adventurous viewers will nonetheless be charmed by this delightfully queer oddity." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 17, 2016
No Score Yet

Tramontane (2016)

"Compelling because of the dignified performance of visually impaired musician Barakat Jabbour in the lead." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 17, 2016
No Score Yet

Everything We Loved (2014)

"With its convincingly drawn characters and, in Brett Stewart and Sia Trokenheim, two actors who can do their complex parts justice, this high-end drama convinces on an emotional level even if, visually, the film is rather traditionally put together." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 16, 2016

One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2016)

"Affecting and amusing in equal measure." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet

Dogs (Câini) (2016)

"There's no doubt Mirica can film the hell out of a location or a character's face but as for telling a fully gripping and involving story? The jury's still out on that one." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2016

Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2016)

"A pleasingly warm, human and female take on the subject, shot through with Virzi's customary attention to not only the characters but also the wider socio-political background." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2016

Lamb (2015)

"A young Ethiopian boy and his rust-colored ewe are the protagonists of Lamb, the beautifully crafted if rather familiar first feature from Yared Zeleke." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2016

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016)

"If individual scenes or ideas seem to have been lifted from other films, there's a conspicuous lack of overarching narrative structure or character focus." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 13, 2016

Sieranevada (2016)

"The good news is that it's still a top-drawer New Wave film, familiar in the best ways while offering fascinating insights into human nature, identity and foibles." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 13, 2016

A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016)

"This is a lean and efficient mix of thriller, drama and socio-political commentary." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2016
No Score Yet

The Blue Hour (Onthakan) (2015)

"Boonyawatana's command of the film's tricky, mercurial tone isn't strong enough to keep the film readable or even just engaging throughout." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 10, 2016
No Score Yet

Atlantic. (2015)

"The fact that's it's almost impossible to pin down what it actually does want to be doesn't help matters." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 29, 2016

Viktoria (2016)

"The general tone is one of hushed poetry and quiet drollness with an occasionally absurdist edge. Crucially, the film doesn't want to be funny simply to avoid being constantly bleak; quite the contrary is true." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 18, 2016

The Chosen Ones (Las elegidas) (2015)

"Pablos runs into narrative trouble when the interesting back-and-forths between Sofia and Ulises become just two strands in a bundle of stories also vying for attention." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 18, 2016

The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)

"This is the kind of Catholic melodrama in which the conceit of having a mother mourn her son alone, and Jeanne, standing in for the faithful, eagerly awaits her beloved's return on Easter Sunday, is too beautiful to resist." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 23, 2016

Chevalier (2016)

"With evident glee, the female director subverts gender stereotypes from the get-go" ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 15, 2016
No Score Yet

Sivas (2014)

"What's there in terms of story thus often feels secondary to a sense of place and character, but thankfully Mudjeci at least reveals an impeccable sense of how composition can suggest emotions and make situations dramatically more dynamic." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 1, 2016

Zero Days (2016)

"Because it wants to be a primer on a serious subject, an exciting cinematic exposé and an argument for more openness and some kind of regulatory framework, the necessities of these different strands end up getting in each other's way." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2016

Alone in Berlin (2016)

"Handsomely packaged, the film unfortunately is also too well-behaved and lacking in psychological depth to really set itself apart from countless other WWII dramas theatrically, even if pockets of older audiences might be responsive." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 15, 2016

Spa Night (2016)

"An impressive if extremely subtle first film." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2016

Suited (2016)

"As an introduction to transgender and, to a lesser extent, gender fluidity issues -- not to mention a feature-length commercial for the very personalized services of Bindle & Keep -- the film works rather well." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2016

Under the Gun (2016)

"An extensive primer preceding a call for action." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2016
‹ |