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Eric Monder

Eric Monder
Eric Monder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Boom (Il boom) (1963) This ostensible farce might be a surprise, but the tragic undercurrent that pervades the storyline fits well into [De Sica]'s longstanding left-wing sociopolitical concerns.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
100% Elián (2017) Another 1990s media spectacle gets a long-overdue autopsy in this slick and riveting documentary.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
95% Léon Morin, Prêtre (Leon Morin, Priest) (The Forgiven Sinner) (1961) Jean-Pierre Melville's quietly affecting film-and Emmanuelle Riva's performance-deserve rediscovery.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
57% i hate myself :) (2017) Deceptively simple cinéma-vérité piece is hard to stomach but thought-provoking.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
71% Who's Crazy? (2017) A riveting oddity.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
71% Beat the Devil (1953) A clever if confusing spoof of the genre pictures [John] Huston had made in a more serious manner in previous years ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (2010) Fascinating glimpse into the world of a true individualist. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
29% Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi (2016) Documentary about the "Bushmen" of Namibia gets up close and personal but never connects to its subject.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
No Score Yet An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell (2016) Beautifully made portrait of an artist contains a serious and fatal defect.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
56% Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (Jheronimus Bosch, Touched By The Devil) (2016) A muddle of a movie, one which at least preserves some of the Bosch output in a way that even privileged, front-row viewers at the Prado would never be able to enjoy.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
56% For the Plasma (2014) Co-directors Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan show a genuine talent for maintaining a low-grade level of suspense and juxtaposing camera movement and tableaux shots in creative ways.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
67% Lucha Mexico (2016) Die-hard wrestling fans might enjoy Lucha Mexico. Everyone else should steer clear.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
100% Feng ai ('Til Madness Do Us Part) (2013) Slow-moving, lengthy yet rarely boring, 'Til Madness Do Us Part reveals the difficult life for the patients inside a psychiatric institution in Southwest China.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
89% Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1924) Restored and revived, 1921's 'Destiny' perfectly illustrates the glories of Weimar cinema.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
67% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) At once cleverly experimental and mass-appeal action-oriented, but 11 Minutes contains a major flaw that keeps it from being a superior work.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
80% Staub (Dust) (2007) Dust may not sound like the most mesmerizing film subject, but Dust makes it so. Hartmut Bitomsky's amazing documentary covers its subject almost as comprehensively as dust covers everything itself.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
92% Notfilm (2015) Outstanding "kino-essay" about one of cinema history's more oddball collaborations-a 1965 formalist experiment by Samuel Beckett and Buster Keaton.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
100% I Don't Belong Anywhere - Le cinéma de Chantal Akerman (2015) Though fragmentary and a bit scattershot, I Don't Belong Anywhere could spark interest in a filmmaker who has been unfairly marginalized in some quarters.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
67% Mekong Hotel (2016) Deceptively simple film becomes a strange, meditative look into Thai culture and folklore.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
75% Born in Flames (1983) The U.S. premiere of the newly restored Born in Flames gives us all an opportunity to reassess this indie classic.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
50% Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2016) Echoes the style of Luis Buñuel sans the sharp commentary. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2016
55% Anguish (2015) Stand[s] out from the glut of more recent horror efforts, particularly graphic and gruesome "torture porn"... A haunting and emotionally moving mood piece.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
17% Sex, Death And Bowling (2015) Seems more like a Lifetime Network movie than something designed for theatrical release. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
No Score Yet The Moving Creatures (2015) Potentially off-putting, 'The Moving Creatures' blends unlikely genre elements in a surprisingly endearing way.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
81% A Hard Day (2015) A Hard Day works best when it doesn't try so hard. Unfortunately, that is not much of the time. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
No Score Yet Caffeinated (2015) Caffeinated never flags completely, but it would not hurt to have a cup of coffee handy while viewing this good-looking but weak concoction.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
20% Chagall-Malevich (2015) Chagall-Malevich stops short of the kind of inventiveness that would have made the film a true standout of its kind.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) There is much to like and appreciate in Rebels of a Neon God, even if the tone and subject matter are mostly repellent.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
73% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) Audiences looking for something offbeat-if also off-putting-should find themselves appropriately bemused.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
94% Hard to be a God (2015) Hard to Be a God is hard to sit through, though easy to appreciate. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
88% Burroughs: The Movie (1984) [Director Howard] Brookner does very little in the way of presenting the material with either wit or imagination.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2014
95% Pelican Dreams (2014) Bittersweet pelican documentary is surprisingly ingratiating.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2014
71% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) Binoche and most of the cast keep the drama worthy of our attention.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
67% Awake: The Life Of Yogananda (2014) Co-directors Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman honor the man with a reverential though rarely stuffy portrait.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2014
67% Gringo Trails (2014) It isn't perfect and could have been much tougher-minded - especially about the country's "selling" of tourism - but this film should start a necessary and overdue conversation.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2014
58% Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering (2014) Eric Merola does an admirable job of giving a platform to Ralph W. Moss...though the director fails to add many other corroborating voices. Still, Second Opinion's biggest liability might inspire concerned viewers to find out more about the drug‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2014
No Score Yet The Naked Room (2014) Yet Nuria Ibanez's blunt little film - her second feature - fails to avoid the pitfall inherent in all such documentaries: the exploitation of its subjects.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2014
100% Level Five (2014) Already a cult film nearly 20 years old, Level Five makes its U.S. theatrical debut, and the wait has turned the viewing experience into something even more meditative than director Chris Marker might have intended.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2014
100% Master of the Universe (2014) Marc Bauder's quietly disturbing film is near-perfect.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2014
83% Sol LeWitt (2014) Though not dissimilar to other documentaries about artists, Sol LeWitt somehow feels much fresher and more original than those other productions and will hopefully catch on beyond fine-art enthusiasts.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
No Score Yet Rumstick Road (2014) Rumstick Road won't be for everyone, but we are fortunate it exists at all.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 1, 2014
No Score Yet Palabras mágicas (2014) Despite its deficiencies, [the film] at least begins a dialogue about a past that should not be forgotten.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 1, 2014
27% Perfect Sisters (2014) What should have been suspenseful, even terrifying, is tiresome thanks to mostly predictable treatment.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2014
50% Blumenthal (2014) Though a missed opportunity, Blumenthal contains bits and pieces to savor.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2014
80% The Island Of St. Matthews (2014) Granted, this is not an exciting or even informative film, and Everson's style is an acquired taste, but The Island of St. Matthews leaves us with sounds and images that resonate.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2014
No Score Yet Breaking The Frame (2014) With Breaking the Frame, Nitoslawska creates her own work of art -- about a fellow filmmaker -- and makes sure we are all the better for witnessing it. Of course, those who are impatient with experimental cinema may not be appreciative of the effort.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2014
50% Divorce Corp. (2014) Documentary tackles the divorce industry with the same zeal as the lawyers it rebukes.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2014
14% Merry Christmas (2013) First-time feature filmmaker Anna Condo's Merry Christmas starts with an intriguing idea -- involving a murder-mystery weekend -- but never follows it through with anything especially witty or insightful.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2013
No Score Yet All God's Children (2013) Here is a topic worth exploring, but All God's Children doesn't quite reach its destination.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2013
57% Lion Ark (2013) Quite frankly, those who care about Lion Ark's mission may as well skip the movie (especially the tedious last section) and contribute to the cause.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2013