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Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D- 19% Wish Upon (2017) The blunt momentum of the movie's plot starts to sag, with tin-eared dialogue making it obvious that the the story can't possibly offer up much more than variations on one ridiculous idea again and again.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B+ 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) With War for the Planet of the Apes, technological wizardry and first-rate storytelling combine into a bracing action-adventure that concludes the best science fiction trilogy since the original trio of Star Wars movies.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
A- No Score Yet On the Seventh Day (2017) Once the movie arrives at its brilliant climax, the cumulative effects of passing details lead to sweeping payoff.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
C 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) As if this watered-down Independence Day scenario weren't enough, the movie keeps veering off in jagged directions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
A- 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) The Ornithologist doesn't solve all its mysteries, but it does make peace with them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
C 23% The Book of Henry (2017) It's a high-stakes gamble that doesn't quite pay off, and at times courts disaster, but it's fascinating to watch the movie go there.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B+ 67% Cars 3 (2017) This is a sturdy, mature sports movie about the aging process that -- if the anthropomorphized vehicles were swapped for humans -- wouldn't look out of place in Rocky's oeuvre.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
B- 80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) It's a mesmerizing illustration of [Ramsay's] ability to treasure small gestures and whispered exchanges over exposition to construct a tapestry of alternately gripping and melancholic emotions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
A- 94% Good Time (2017) Good Time combines anarchic sensibilities with an exacting style, its loopy plot starting in dark places and heads into willfully absurd directions before doubling back to a wakeup call.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
C+ 71% The Square (2017) There's a wonderful character study lurking within the confines of these vignettes, but Ostlund drifts between them in an unwieldy running time that never justifies its heft.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 54% War Machine (2017) It appears to focus on an massive subject, only to reveal a much more understated approach; the general may think he's fixated on the glories of the battlefield, but he's actually a victim of the hapless, protean system sustaining its existence.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
A- 69% Happy End (2017) Haneke's in such tight control of this material that he knows exactly how to mold such nastiness into a maze of tonal possibilities.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) How to Talk to Girls at Parties is primarily a vessel for the attitude coursing through all of Mitchell's work: Even the most outrageous behavior comes from a real place.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 50% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017) Dumont takes the subject matter seriously [but] he's also in on the joke.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 57% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) The main triumph of Hazanavicius' film is that it makes [Godard] human.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 96% 120 Beats Per Minute (120 battements par minute) (2017) Arrives at a powerful raison d'etre.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B+ 85% Okja (2017) Okja fires in a lot of directions, but finds its way to a strong payoff; despite an underwhelming confrontation in its final moments, it arrives at a thoughtful epilogue that brings the drama full circle.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
A- 100% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project further cements Baker's status as one of the most innovative American directors working today, but he's also an essential advocate for the stories this country often doesn't get to see.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
B 89% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) Such a haunting experience that it remains absorbing even when it doesn't go anywhere. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 59% Ismael's Ghosts (2017) A freewheeling gambit, hurtling in multiple directions at once, and it's thrilling to watch Desplechin try juggle them all.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
B- 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Covenant unfolds as a hybrid of the ponderous philosophy in Prometheus and the run-and-gun survival tactics of the first two Alien movies, landing on plenty of satisfying beats but struggling to balance the dissonant approaches.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
A- No Score Yet The Cage Fighter (2017) There's nothing particularly groundbreaking about "The Cage Fighter," a competent work of non-fiction filmmaking that doesn't veer in any surprising directions, but it's an impressive consolidation of several cinematic traditions.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Everything Else (Todo lo demás) (2016) Above all else, it's a wise exploration of what it feels like to flee from a troubled world by ignoring its sorrows - until the world decides it's time for a wakeup call.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
B- No Score Yet Stephanie (2017) "Stephanie" doesn't prove that Goldsman is a masterful genre director, but it has the hints of one in the making.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
C 15% The Circle (2017) Even as it focuses on why information just wants to be free, "The Circle" is stuck in a loop.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
B 80% Abundant Acreage Available (2017) The movie offers a lesson in minimalist drama, unfolding as a sharply acted mood piece that never crescendos, but hums along with wise observations and first-rate performances.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
C- 83% Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017) Director Chris Perkel... hasn't made a movie so much as a prolonged tribute reel with ample material to fuel a dozen lifetime achievement award ceremonies.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
B+ 100% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) By communing with a troubled past, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson shows just how much it lives with us today.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
B+ 84% Risk (2017) The result is a searing portrait of Assange as a man pitted against his cause, an egomaniacal advocate who may or may not care about the ramifications of his work.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
A- 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Once again, Shults has delivered a top-notch psychological thriller.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B+ 86% The Lovers (2017) While The Lovers unfolds in quiet, gentle terms for large stretches of time, it arrives at a remarkable payoff in the closing moments that deconstructs the very idea of a happy ending.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
B- 50% The Dinner (2017) The Dinner mostly works so long as it stays at the table, and the unresolvable source of anxiety in play suggests that on some level, the meal never ends.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
B- 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn remains a wizard of a nearly impossible task. The ex-Troma director is ideally suited to transform what should be a hokey B-movie into one of Marvel's most audacious ongoing storylines.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
B 95% Tramps (2016) At a time when American romantic comedies aim for broad humor and questionable gender politics, [the film] provides a more intimate contrast to the market standard. If romantic comedies need a savior, Leon may be their best hope.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
B- 36% Live Cargo (2017) The black-and-white debut of writer-director Logan Sandler is just sharp enough to complicate its clichés with strong performances and a mesmerizing tone that pushes the mopey proceedings into psychological thriller territory.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
B 89% Glory (2017) Cutting between its two protagonists throughout, Glory builds sufficient intrigue around what might happen once their paths again.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
B+ 92% Win It All (2017) Swanberg has delivered his most traditional movie to date -- and for this prolific filmmaker, who spent ages defying conventions, that's nothing short of a radical step forward.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
B 60% Like Me (2017) It's an obvious conceit and doesn't offer new insights, but Mockler transforms the material into a solid thriller with an edgy vision of millennial lunacy, sketching out a psychopath unique to the viral video age.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
A- 100% The Work (2017) The Work chronicles a kind of breakneck psychoanalysis in which the origins of problematic behavior are dramatically expunged in public.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
B 81% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is a story of a hidden dealings and murky agendas, but only one certainty: On the heels of her scene-stealing moments in Mad Max, Theron's action stardom is now anything but secret.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
B- No Score Yet Barbecue (2017) The imagery speaks for itself, and grill masters from around the world will learn something they didn't know.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
C+ 43% Song to Song (2017) It's unfortunate that Malick seems to prefer the rockier approach.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B 100% Sylvio (2017) Sylvio endures a classic journey toward making peace with his existence, and that's enough to make it worthwhile. ‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B+ 83% The Strange Ones (2017) The journey there is compelling enough to make it worth the investment.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
A- 94% Baby Driver (2017) Equal parts slapstick and visceral thrills, but never too far from a reality check.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B+ 100% I Am Another You (2017) While I Am Another You is a scrappy production, it roots the narrative in the epic ambitions of its quixotic protagonist, and he fits nicely into a series of familiar archetypes.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
A- 91% Gemini (2017) An intoxicating journey the whole way through‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
B- No Score Yet The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) Moshé resurrects the big screen possibilities of a genre in pure visual terms.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
C+ 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) There's enough material out there to fuel a string of reboots, but the swing toward diminishing returns has already begun.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
B+ 47% The Human Surge (El auge del humano) (2017) This is a heckuva stimulating cinematic achievement for a relative newcomer. The Human Surge offers a shrewd commentary on the dissonance of technological connectivity and personal communication.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017