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Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Compared to the massive scales of CGI'd blockbusters, John Wick and its sequel offer more cohesive doses of ferocious thrills.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
A- 100% Kedi (2017) Though technically a sophisticated, artful documentary from Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun, Kedi will automatically find devout fans among anyone who delights at all things feline.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
B 77% Mean Dreams (2016) The pervasive elegance makes up for a largely derivate plot.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
A- 91% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016) Shaw maintains a thrilling pace in which anything can happen, and often does: Jellyfish! Explosions! Spontaneous flight! Evil jocks ruled by an obnoxious football star voiced by John Cameron Mitchell!‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
B 80% The New Radical (2017) The New Radical excels at venturing into the thick of that void to reveal the men eager to dwell in its darkness.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B+ 100% Casting JonBenet (2017) Rather than imposing a specific explanation on these murky events, Casting JonBenet excels at lingering in the mystery.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 75% Where Is Kyra? (2017) It's been years since we've been treated to a great Michelle Pfeiffer performance, and Where Is Kyra finally gives her that platform.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Unrest (2017) The movie delivers a striking degree of emotional authenticity with its home footage, allowing it to become more about its central couple's resilience than the hardships that tests their bond.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 71% The Hero (2017) With Elliott front and center of every scene, "The Hero" pulls off the kind of acting showcase that its fictional star can never achieve.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 96% Mudbound (2017) While Mudbound is rooted in a precise historical moment, it's also a sobering commentary on timeless struggles.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 64% Bitch (2017) By its end, Bitch focuses as much on what it means to wake up to the frustrations of an American dream coming to pieces as it is a fierce indictment of them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
A- 100% Menashe (2017) The real strength of Menashe lies with its ability to be a fly on the wall of a fragile existence that can take any number of unexpected turns.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 63% Lemon (2017) There's an undeniable twisted poetry to the ongoing assault.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 80% Beach Rats (2017) A film that has the precision of a great short story and the uneasiness of body horror.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 64% Patti Cake$ (2017) Stands out from conventional variations.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B- 100% Icarus (2017) A truly absorbing piece of filmmaking.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
A- 100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) Remarkable blend of comedy and sadness.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B No Score Yet In Loco Parentis (2016) Finds a finite poetry in the raw nature of education itself.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B+ 96% The Big Sick (2017) So well acted and dense with insights into the culture clash at its center that nothing about the central dynamic is strained.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B- 78% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) White's script is well crafted as a grim chamber piece, but it falls short of developing its central tension beyond its initial implications.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 86% The Little Hours (2017) It does manage to deliver on the promise of an escapist fantasy.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B- 42% Wilson (2017) Tackling this material was a tricky proposition, but the movie pulls off some endearing qualities thanks to director Craig Johnson.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
A- 100% Strong Island (2017) Strong Island manages to mourn the loss of an innocent man and celebrate his memory at once; in the gap between those two sentiments, it finds a modicum of solace by expressing the complex range of emotions plaguing Ford and his family.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 72% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore hits an inspiring note at a moment when it's in short supply, and his dedication to spreading his gospel suggests that in the next few years this franchise will need another installment.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
B+ 78% Frantz (2017) Ozon may lack the so-called Lubitsch touch, but "Frantz" is a reminder that the French auteur has a firm one of his own.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
B+ 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Just as it taps into a dying corner of American society, Hell or High Water resurrects the power of western mayhem done right.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
A 99% Cameraperson (2016) Though much of the material in Cameraperson is old, Johnson has undeniably created something new.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
B+ 79% Evolution (2016) Answers never come easy in Evolution, which is key to its appeal.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
A- 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Fusing classic horror ingredients with haunting gothic imagery and expressionistic dread, The Eyes of My Mother mashes its gorgeous components into a shockingly original tone poem.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
B+ 87% Lady Macbeth (2017) "Lady Macbeth" reveals the essence of its plot in the title, but the dark twists of the thrilling narrative still manage to surprise. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
B+ 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The "Potter" movies were so well conceived that they contain endless possibilities for more entries, and "Fantastic Beasts" takes the bait right on cue, not repeating a formula so much as enriching it with a spellbinding polish.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) As passion projects go, this one's disarmingly slight in its ambitions, the opposite of Hughes' legacy in every way.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
B+ 80% How to Cheat (2011) Sealey's patient screenplay has a clean, intelligent structure that could easily become watered down for Hollywood treatment, but she defies expectations with a suitably ambiguous conclusion.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
B+ 84% The Ivory Game (2016) The you-are-there approach to tackling this subject means that The Ivory Game largely avoids lecturing its viewers; instead, the harrowing experience speaks for itself.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
B- 60% Desierto (2016) Give "Desierto" credit for this: There has never been a more appropriate time for a tense thriller about Mexican immigrants avoiding the murderous advances of a gun-wielding American lunatic. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2016
B- 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Despite its technological wizardry and fancy title, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is a contained drama about one introverted man struggling with repressed emotions. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
B 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Considering how easily the material could turn maudlin, it's especially notable that Bayona avoids overstatement.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
92% Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016) "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience" foregrounds the incredible collage of awe-inspiring effects that recreate the birth of the universe, life on Earth, and eventually humankind. It also has a very clear sense of purpose.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
B+ 97% 13th (2016) The broad scope is made palatable by the consistency of its focus, and the collective anger it represents.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
B 80% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2016) Rather than reinventing the wheel, Abel and Gordon keep turning it with their own intimate touch.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
B+ 100% Tower (2016) Maitland crafts an absorbing account of the circumstances surrounding the massacre, setting aside the analysis of Whitman's motives (he also killed his wife and mother) for others to dissect.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B+ 89% Do Not Resist (2016) It's a sober account of police militarization in the 21st century that, no matter one's stance on the matter, makes a brutal statement.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
B 77% Goat (2016) With the masterful final shot, Neel wisely leaves the character in a fragile place, uncertain of his next steps.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 86% Lion (2016) Even as it drags through a pedestrian middle section, Lion remains a cut above the kind of sturdy middlebrow drama its premise calls to mind by doubling down on Patel's performance.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
C+ 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) By treating its outcome like a foregone conclusion, Queen of Katwe underserves the built-in power of its exultant tale.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
B+ 81% Free Fire (2017) Less bullet ballet than bullet drum solo, Wheatley's zany 90-minute set piece borrows the right ingredients to put on a good show.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
B- 80% Catfight (2017) At the end of the day, the centerpiece of Catfight is its bloody fights -- and, boy, they sure deliver the goods.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
B 82% Denial (2016) This isn't a debate, it's a sledgehammer; it's not inherently compelling drama, but it's immensely satisfying catharsis to watch as it flattens Irving's nonsense into nothingness.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
B+ 79% Colossal (2017) The movie presents its plot like a ridiculous gamble, and keeps pulling it off, somehow managing to justify its existence.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
A 98% Moonlight (2016) The story's power comes from the gaps between words - and an ongoing battle to find the right ones.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016