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Jon Frosch

Jon Frosch
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% Why Him? (2016) Almost nothing anyone does registers as recognizably human; it's all just a pretext for yet another round of envelope-pushing outrageousness. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 12, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Greg Mottola has made some fine contributions to big-screen comedy - including sweet-and-salty teen flicks Adventureland and Superbad - but his new film, Keeping Up With the Joneses, is decidedly not one of them. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Fast, full-hearted and graced with a beautifully modulated lead turn by Hailee Steinfeld, the movie takes the risk of playing it straight and sincere - and the risk pays off. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 17, 2016
93% Blue Jay (2016) Small but stirring, thanks mostly to Sarah Paulson. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2016
60% Strange Weather (2016) A sincere, somewhat clunky drama, delivering lots of Americana-infused atmosphere but little excitement or novelty. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2016
13% Planetarium (2016) A good-looking misfire. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2016
60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The cathartic pleasures of a good old-fashioned weepie are promised and then never delivered in Derek Cianfrance's handsome but curiously lifeless The Light Between Oceans. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 30, 2016
59% Bad Moms (2016) Hahn ... injects what could have been another insipid studio hack job with a bracing shot of personality. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 28, 2016
87% Looking: The Movie (2016) While Looking: The Movie isn't as astonishingly fine as Looking the series, there's enough greatness in it to make fans (we're out there!) agonize anew over the fact that, yes, this time it's over for real. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 11, 2016
69% Central Intelligence (2016) It capitalizes on the chemistry between Hart and Johnson, who convey what seems like genuine delight in each other's company - something that gives this bromantic diversion a giddy kick. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 16, 2016
42% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) A disappointment, even for the Dolan faithful. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) A movie not even a mother could love. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 28, 2016
5% Get a Job (2016) The problem is that a movie like this - limp, lazy, generic - just doesn't cut it at a time when American indies and television offer sharp, witty, satisfyingly complex takes on the "Facebook generation." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 22, 2016
72% Valley Of Love (2016) The dynamic between the stars feels overly familiar at first (he's the incorrigible but good-hearted boor, she's the irritable scold), but their comfortable rapport is one of the film's most potent assets. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 29, 2016
86% Lovesong (2017) A delicate heartbreaker about friendship, desire and the occasionally blurred line between the two. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 3, 2016
31% Daddy's Home (2015) Daddy's Home is a one-trick pony, and that trick - an effortlessly cool Wahlberg emasculating a beleaguered Ferrell - just isn't fresh or funny enough to sustain a 95-minute movie. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 22, 2015
19% Love the Coopers (2015) Loving the Coopers will be out of the question; leaving them will be the priority. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 12, 2015
30% Burnt (2015) Burnt may be about haute cuisine, but the movie is fast food all the way. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2015
84% The Meddler (2016) Scafaria has made a deeply personal, unquestionably sincere movie -- which, alas, isn't exactly the same as a very good one. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2015
53% The Dressmaker (2016) Little here "works" in any traditional sense of that word, but the film boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
26% Five Nights in Maine (2016) Intriguing parts, underwhelming whole. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2015
40% We Are Your Friends (2015) Your response may be directly determined by your tolerance for the music, as well as your willingness to spend time with a bunch of likeable but not very bright dudes smoking spliffs and trying to hustle up some cash. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) Joel Edgerton's feature-length directorial debut is a pleasant -- or pleasantly unpleasant -- surprise, hitting its genre marks in brisk, unfussy fashion and raising a few hairs on the back of your neck along the way. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 22, 2015
14% Jenny's Wedding (2015) There's a fine, fierce film somewhere in Jenny's Wedding, trying to claw its way out from under all the clichés, speechifying and sappy pop music. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 12, 2015
48% Ride (2015) If the film wins you over, it's in large part thanks to Hunt, a force to be reckoned with in front of the camera, if less so behind it. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2015
55% The Age of Adaline (2015) Lively is an odd screen presence - somehow both warm and cold, accessible and recessive. She's long been ripe for a breakthrough lead role that allows her to stretch and surprise. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 21, 2015
5% Home Sweet Hell (2015) The kind of blithely confident, creatively impoverished dud that leaves you slightly stunned someone greenlit it, the movie has the distinction of feeling like a bad idea from its very first frames ... ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 9, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) Unfinished Business will seem woefully familiar to most anyone who's been to a movie theater - or taken a long plane ride - over the past 10 years. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 4, 2015
80% Cronies (2015) None of the three main characters come alive as particularly rich or compelling either in their machismo-fueled banter or their confessional moments, and the dynamics of jealousy and affection between them register mostly as half-baked. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2015
29% The Wedding Ringer (2015) The whiff of stale leftovers ... hangs over the movie from start to finish. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 15, 2015
32% Elsa & Fred (2014) This misfire of a cornball romance is so tone-deaf, so utterly lacking in screwball snap and visual punch, that viewers will find it hard to care whether or not the aging lovebirds end up in each other's arms. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 5, 2014
86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) Goodbye to Language is far more stimulating visually and aurally than it is intellectually, but at 83, Godard is still pushing the form. I'll take it. ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Oct 27, 2014
83% Eden (2015) Eden is indeed as low-key as anything Hansen-Løve has done, though it conveys a sense of risk that feels new for her -- both in the scope of the story and in specific choices she makes. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2014
36% Beyond The Reach (2015) Not even a gleeful Michael Douglas can make this a cat-and-mouse game worth playing. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
36% If I Stay (2014) [Moretz is] a rapidly rising star and the role is her first full-fledged romantic lead. But a few minutes into the drippy teen love-and-death story, you'll likely wish she hadn't. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) If this restrained '80s-set drama largely works despite pacing problems and all-too-readable thematic and psychological arcs, it's thanks to the superb trio of actors. ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 27, 2014
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief. ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
11% Grace Of Monaco (2014) Uninspiring from its first frame to its last, Grace of Monaco is a piece of hagiographic fluff that cobbles together tropes from other recent biopics of famous women. ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) Affecting and expertly made as it is, the movie's tight focus and streamlined quality left me wanting more. ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
81% The Homesman (2014) Jones continues to craft evocative, painterly images, and he takes real risks with tone, shifting from tragic to comic without the usual cues or transitions. ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) So crisply directed, furiously paced and gleefully performed that you go along for the ride. ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
65% The French Minister (2014) Much of "The French Minister" is enjoyably brisk, Tavernier moving his camera and actors around the ministry's cramped offices and corridors with speed and grace. ‐ France24
Posted Mar 18, 2014
96% The Lunchbox (2014) A slow-building, pleasingly low-key romantic dramedy set in Mumbai. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 25, 2014
78% Butter On The Latch (2014) One of the pleasures of this intoxicating, at times terrifying 65-minute film is the director's refusal to spell out where she's going and what it all means. ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
89% Test (2014) A sly, vibrant, shoestring-budget indie about bodies in glorious motion - and about dance as a revolt against the creeping threat of mortality. ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
30% The Monuments Men (2014) The scattered nature of the narrative and the sentimentality inherent in tales of real-life heroism get the better of Clooney. ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) It's Anderson's darkest work yet - and, despite its far-off setting, one of his most hauntingly personal. ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) Volume 2 foresakes stylistic playfulness and sensitivity to character in favour of contrived plot mechanics, two-bit provocations and the director's compulsive need to punish. ‐ France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) Frequently witty and often strikingly beautiful, Volume 1 envelops us in Joe's discovery of her fierce sexual appetite, and in her feverish pursuit of its satisfaction. ‐ France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
82% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) The Broken Circle Breakdown holds you even as it flies off the tracks. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2013