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Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 80%

The Family Fang (2016)

"Bateman tackles a more subtle blend of comedy and drama with mixed results, but plenty of tonal intrigue. His quest to become a serious filmmaker continues to show potential." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 29, 2016
B 83%

Kicks (2016)

"Kicks has almost too much grittiness for its own good, but its petite go-getter's appeal easily smooths over many of the film's rougher edges." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 26, 2016
A 96%

Weiner (2016)

"The result is a dramatically compelling saga rife with urgency, but it often pitches into the realm of a black comedy." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 25, 2016
C+ 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"It's Eggers minus Eggers - a whimsical tale that aspires to make its whimsy count for something deep." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 20, 2016
B- 79%

The First Monday in May (2016)

"Anyone intrigued by the fashion world will gain some understanding of the power players involved in this seminal showcase, which mostly just salutes their accomplishments using competent techniques." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 13, 2016

Embers (2015)

"An elegant, brooding drama with a sprawling international cast, the movie presents its haunting premise with barely any explanation, leaving viewers to steadily make sense of the chaos along with the confused protagonists." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 11, 2016
B 88%

The Invitation (2016)

"The Invitation maintains a unique intrigue that constantly defies expectations." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 11, 2016
C- 23%

The Boss (2016)

"Melissa McCarthy is hilarious in every scene of "The Boss," but the movie rarely keeps up with her. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 6, 2016
B 82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"Monty Python by way of Tim Burton and The Princess Bride, Italian director Matteo Garrone's first English language feature Tale of Tales is a nutty compendium of outrageous fairy tales unfolding within the constraints of a single unseemly kingdom. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Apr 5, 2016
C- 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"As its title implies, "Batman v Superman" plays like a mashup of things we've seen before. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 22, 2016
B+ No Score Yet

Donald Cried (2016)

""Donald Cried" suggests the shadings of a psychological thriller stuffed into the mold of a boisterous R-rated comedy." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 21, 2016
B+ 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"The ending leaves room for a sequel, but it's not just a half-baked teaser. As with all strong horror stories, the conclusion of one dangerous scenario feeds the fear of more to come." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 16, 2016
B+ 82%

Chevalier (2016)

"Gorgeously shot almost exclusively within the confines of the boat, Chevalier joins Roman Polanski's Knife in the Water in the small pantheon of movies that wield that setting to their advantage." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 15, 2016
A- 99%

Don't Think Twice (2016)

"The imperfections of Don't Think Twice are fitting for a movie about artistic expression that's never quite finished. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 14, 2016
B- 76%

Keanu (2016)

"The trailer for "Keanu" not only epitomizes the movie's appeal; it highlights the parts that work. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 13, 2016
B+ 91%

Faults (2015)

"The strongest aspects of "Faults" stem from its completely unpredictable atmosphere. You might anticipate the twists before they arrive, but not the way they feel." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 4, 2016

The Devil's Candy (2015)

"Byrne's artful use of image and sound takes the narrative to a whole new level. Heavy metal music dominates the soundtrack, as well as the characters' lives, providing an ideal conduit for the demonic forces lurking beneath the story's surface." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Mar 4, 2016
B+ 100%

The Waiting Room (2016)

"Dominated by a unique blend of melancholy and existential crisis, The Waiting Room is a poignant character study about the immigrant experience." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Feb 29, 2016
A- 98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"Under the Shadow smartly observes the emotions stirred up by a world defined by restrictions, and the terrifying possibility that they might be inescapable." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Feb 23, 2016
A 62%

Creative Control (2016)

"Visually scrumptious and slickly told, Creative Control illustrates the power of groundbreaking technology while also indicting its extremes." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Feb 9, 2016
B+ 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"A charming consolidation of their appeal that both celebrates and mocks its target. In short, catnip for Coen fans." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Feb 3, 2016
B 92%

Southside With You (2016)

"It may not offer a fresh perspective on the world's most famous couple, but effectively resurrects their initial appeal in public life by uncovering its roots." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Feb 2, 2016
B+ 69%

Operation Avalanche (2016)

"Despite the inherent silliness of that premise, Johnson captures a unique climate of Cold War era paranoia while keeping the material fast and fun." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Feb 1, 2016
B+ 82%

Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)

""Hello, My Name is Doris" effectively conveys the cruel ambivalence of an ageist society, and despite its formulaic ingredients, the movie responds to that setback with Field's exuberant, virtuoso turn providing the ultimate critical response." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Jan 14, 2016
B+ 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"A fun, polished space odyssey that embraces the appeal of the originals. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Dec 16, 2015
B 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"With its minimalist setting and vivid themes, "The Hateful Eight" suggests "Reservoir Dogs" set in the world of "Django Unchained." " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Dec 15, 2015
A- 100%

Mula sa kung ano ang noon (From What Is Before) (2014)

"Diaz's prolonged approach to storytelling is a tough sit with no easy payoff, but it enables him to cast a remarkable spell defined by a recurring sense of dislocation." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Dec 7, 2015
B- 60%

Joy (2015)

"If the title "American Hustle" weren't already applied to another David O. Russell movie, it could easily work for "Joy," which plays like the less memorable B-side to that earlier effort." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Dec 7, 2015
B 81%

The Revenant (2015)

"A bloody revenge tale that's self-serious and absurd at once, pitting top-notch craft with muddled ideas." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Dec 4, 2015
B 71%

Applesauce (2015)

"Tukel invests most of his narrative making terrible people objects of ridicule, with a final punchline suggesting that, in the game of life, everyone's stuck on one side or the other of the same bad joke." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 23, 2015
B+ 97%

Krisha (2016)

"The final shot once again turns the story over to the contours of Krisha's face and the shades of emotional ambiguity conveyed by it. The uncertainties that define her existence are as riveting as they are tragic." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 18, 2015
A- 94%

Carol (2015)

"A mannered, classical romance that replaces the original pulp identity of the novel at the time of its release with a gentle, affecting two-hander as the author surely envisioned it." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 16, 2015
A- 88%

TransFatty Lives (2015)

"By its end, TransFatty Lives leaves no doubt that its hero not only lives to accept his state, but thrives on it." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 16, 2015

By The Sea (2015)

"The scenario is too pretty for pathos to sink in." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 12, 2015
A- 80%

Entertainment (2015)

"[Entertainment] offers a fascinating look at the tension between personal aspirations and the harsh realities holding them back." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Nov 9, 2015
B+ 41%

Tusk (2014)

"Justin Long and Johnny Depp join the "Clerks" director for a weird, unpredictable movie that still feels like only Smith could have made it." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Oct 28, 2015
C- 29%

Burnt (2015)

"Cooper is like the Guy Fieri recipe for Anthony Bourdain: an enticing surface with no substance, much like the movie itself. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Oct 21, 2015
B+ 71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"A vibrant refashioning of gothic romance and blood-soaked horror that injects fresh energy into old-fashioned tropes." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Oct 14, 2015
B+ 73%

Miles Ahead (2016)

"Cheadle maintains a convincing screen presence that holds the multiple strands together. The actor makes an uneasy transition to the director's chair, but his performative abilities enhance the movie's intentions." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Oct 12, 2015
C 34%

Knock Knock (2015)

"Offering little in the way of depth, Knock Knock never lands the scary-funny tone of Roth's earlier movies; instead, it drowns in cheap thrills." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Oct 6, 2015
B 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

""Bridge of Spies" is a neat encapsulation of America's great commercial director pushing for sophistication while sticking to familiar beats. " ‐indieWIRE
Posted Oct 4, 2015

The Walk (2015)

"No matter its numerable shortcomings, everything in The Walk is artifice, and at times that works in its favor." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B+ 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"Ranks among one of the most wryly self-aware works of American pop culture entertainment in years." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 27, 2015
B 89%

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016)

"The documentary has a tendency to meander in parts and repeats a lot of the same observations about the personal significance of The Adaptation to the men, but its closing moments make the investment worthwhile." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 16, 2015
B 73%

Suffragette (2015)

"It's an unabashed message-driven story that imbues the past with modern power." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 15, 2015
A- 91%

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

"Though it ultimately arrives at an uplifting outcome, Winter on Fire also serves as a bleak prelude to Ukraine's current war with Russia." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 15, 2015
A- 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"Nemes' ability to inject the material of a concentration camp survival story with bracing cinematic energy is all the more impressive because it's the writer-director's first feature." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 15, 2015
B+ 72%

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"A movie riddled with formulaic possibilities that it heroically works around at each turn." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 15, 2015
B- 94%

In The Shadow of Women (2016)

"Garrel is content to offer yet another sketch of interpersonal problems. The fixation hasn't quite outstayed its welcome, but like the couple at the movie's center, suffers from the whiff of staleness." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 14, 2015
B+ 73%

Youth (2015)

"With each new twist, Sorrentino is always one step ahead of his audience, building a narrative that skips along at an enthralling pace." ‐indieWIRE
Posted Sep 14, 2015
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