Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
New York Press film critic.
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A- 85% Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory, the filmmaker's best and most personal movie in years, brings him back to mortal terrain. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B+ 100% Port Authority (2019) Port Authority marks a strong debut for Lessovitz... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
C+ No Score Yet The Best Years of a Life (Les plus belles années d'une vie) (2019) "The Best Years of a Life" delivers a melancholic salute to the original movie. However, Lelouch's obsession with his story's legacy means that the movie often defaults to a saccharine nostalgia trip. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B 60% Lux Æterna (2019) The closing moments of "Lux Æterna" are such a disturbing outburst of light, color, and 3-D illusions they might make even stereoscopic auteur Ken Jacobs avert his eyes. Ironically, however, this very act of destabilization gives Noé an ideal vessel... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
A- 75% Diego Maradona (2019) The archival material retains a hypnotic quality, particularly when it comes down to the nuances of Maradona himself. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B 50% Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (2019) At times, one can practically see the brothers pulling the strings on the movie's potent themes, but they're such expert puppeteers that it's easy enough to ignore them and absorb the ride. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
A- 94% The Lighthouse (2019) It's the best movie about bad roommates ever made. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
B+ 80% The Whistlers (2019) It revisits the energy and wit of heist movies before it, as well as the filmmaker's own structural sophistication in his previous works, and revitalizes both traditions in the process. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
B 74% Sorry We Missed You (2019) Sorry to Miss You doesn't break new ground for the filmmaker, but it radiates a timeliness that suggests an old-fashioned Ken Loach lament matters more than ever. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B- 88% Rocketman (2019) A dense jukebox musical variation on A Christmas Carol... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
A- 88% The Climb (2019) All of this might come across as little more than restless film school showmanship if Covino and Marvin didn't have such appealing onscreen chemistry, and a commitment to the chapter-based approach that basically allows them to get away with anything. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B+ 84% Atlantique (2019) As it ventures further along its spellbinding path, "Atlantics" remains a deeply romantic work that magnetized the fears of people trapped by their surroundings and striving for the companionship that can rescue them from despair. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
B- 80% Deerskin (Le Daim) (2019) The odd twist of Quentin Dupieux's "Deerskin" is its deceptive simplicity. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
B 83% Bull (2019) Compared to Zhao's ethereal achievement, "Bull" is more of an understated footnote that applies the same tropes to the framework of a less sophisticated narrative. It's an engrossing entry all the same... - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
B 100% Burning Cane (2019) A compelling 78-minute snapshot of Southern poverty and grief, 19-year-old director Phillip Youmans' debut "Burning Cane" hovers in textures more than plot. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
B+ 90% Come to Daddy (2019) Punctuated by a violent act so cartoonish and bizarre it brings the story back to its strengths. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
B 100% The Apollo (2019) Anyone unfamiliar with this weekly talent show - which could sustain its own documentary - will want to scope it out based on the endearing moments shared here. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
B- 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) As "Endgame" sputters to the finish line, it leaves the impression of witnessing a Marvel Movie Marathon compressed to three hours - and 58 seconds, but trust me, they're disposable - of unbridled fan service. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
C+ 16% Hellboy (2019) As much as it attempts to inject fresh life into the franchise, it winds up feeling more like the walking dead. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
B+ 80% Personal Shopper (2017) "Personal Shopper" creates a fully realized universe that merges visceral dread with deeper observations about its causes. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
B+ 100% Alice (2019) It's rare to see a minor-key drama that doesn't overextend the nature of the material, and rarer still for cinema to dig this deep into the female psyche without boxing it in. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
B 80% The Day Shall Come (2019) Morris has less command over the edgy material, positioning his modern-day Keystone Cops in a series of smarmy vignettes that don't cut quite as deep. But it still delivers a scathing and often very funny indictment of homeland insecurities. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
B+ 100% South Mountain (2019) A tender, intimate, and blatantly personal work that wears its lo-fi narrative with pride. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
B 78% Good Boys (2019) While the pace is spotty and not every joke lands, "Good Boys" manages to be adorable and twisted at the same time. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
B+ 94% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) The Art of Self-Defense manages to clarify the filmmaker's intriguing vision by stuffing it into a remarkably unnerving character study. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
B 89% Sword of Trust (2019) Even as the narrative fizzles, the movie remains an appealing assemblage of timely themes. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
B- 57% The Highwaymen (2019) The Highwaymen falls short of making the case that the good guys had the better tale. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
B 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot turns its endearing couple into a savvy vessel for exploring America's fractured times. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
A- 100% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart excels at celebrating a friendship strong enough to guarantee that the party never really ends until the credits roll. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
B 100% Running with Beto (2019) "Running With Beto" encapsulates O'Rourke's impact with headlines and media reports of a potential victory superimposed on aerial shots of various counties, devices that keep the story engaging while reflecting O'Rourke's evolving confidence. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
A- 94% Us (2019) It unfolds as a satisfying dose of relentless, anxiety-inducing survival antics designed to keep viewers perpetually uneasy, and moves so quickly that they can only consider the deeper undercurrents after the credits roll. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
B- 71% Triple Frontier (2019) Fortunately, "Triple Frontier" doesn't lack for forward momentum once the group mobilizes, and the movie maintains a sufficient degree of thrills as each stage of the plan hits a new snag. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
A- 91% Gloria Bell (2019) "Gloria Bell" proves that the best stories can be told endlessly, so long as they're told well. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
C+ 28% The Aftermath (2019) As elegant post-war dramas about dark, romantic entanglements go, The Aftermath delivers the bare minimum. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
B 38% Donnybrook (2019) While the movie develops a gripping and purposeful arc as it builds to the final act confrontation, the humorless aura has a tendency to stifle its characters' humanity by drowning them in desperation. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
B 80% Light of My life (2019) Even as Light of My Life meanders, it casts an atmospheric spell. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
C+ 45% What Men Want (2019) It's a movie designed for watchability rather than cohesion and, no matter its progressive aims, still suffers from the same old problems. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
C+ 81% The Lodge (2019) There's genuine fear in Keough's performance as a damaged woman grappling to contain her trauma before it destroys them all, but the movie places too much faith in her ability to carry the material through its aimless of cycle of freaky outbursts. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
C 55% After the Wedding (2019) Viewed on its own terms, the remake does competent lip-service to the original. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
A- 100% The Farewell (2019) A bittersweet look at a young woman contending with her Chinese family's many generational conflicts. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B 100% Divine Love (2019) A profound cinematic question about the nature of the country's conflicted soul. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B+ 94% American Factory (2019) A fascinating tragicomedy about the incompatibility of American and Chinese industries. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
A- 94% Monos (2019) A thrilling survivalist saga. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B+ 80% The Death of Dick Long (2019) It subverts expectations with gratifying results indicative of shrewd storytelling at work. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B- No Score Yet The Great Hack (2019) Directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer have assembled an engaging overview. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B+ 94% Luce (2019) A smart and sophisticated inquiry into race and class. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
100% Clemency (2019) A mature star-driven vehicle elevated by a brilliant performance that deserves all the awards it can get. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B 83% The Brink (2019) A watchable overview with few explosive details, but plenty of reasons to root for his downfall, and some modicum of payoff. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
B 90% Big Time Adolescence (2019) A sturdy dramedy that makes up for its lack of depth in scrappy charm, and a willingness to admit that sometimes the best characters are ones destined to screw everything up. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
A- 100% One Child Nation (2019) A brilliant combination of cultural reporting and interpersonal reckoning...manages to encapsulate decades of underreported events within a palatable narrative accessible to even to viewers with no prior understanding of the policy's history. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019