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Jon Frosch

Jon Frosch
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
35% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2014
87% 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
Read More | Posted May 27, 2014
90% 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
Read More | Posted May 25, 2014
12% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 25, 2014
62% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2014
96% The Lunchbox (2014) A slow-building, pleasingly low-key romantic dramedy set in Mumbai.‐ Village Voice
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2014
84% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2014
74% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2013
58% Capital (2013) A tacky corporate noir that makes you long for the leanness of Margin Call, or even the clumsy theatrics of Arbitrage ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2013
8% Diana (2013) A visually glossy, dramatically limp big-screen puff piece, fashioned with bland professionalism and utterly lacking in texture or insight.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2013
41% Child Of God (2014) Child of God is shot with rough, raw energy and steeped in a suitably barren Southern atmosphere. It's also a chore to sit through.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
78% Moebius (2014) Moebius is sordid, yet-need I say it?-never dull.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2013
71% Palo Alto (2014) An example of how to turn been-there-done-that material into something luminous.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013
83% The Unknown Known (2014) Though it doesn't go very far or deep, Morris has crafted "The Unknown Known" expertly.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2013
83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) Gibney's own conflicted feelings toward Armstrong -- awe and admiration mingled with a true fan's fury at being duped -- make for a compellingly nuanced depiction.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2013
85% Under the Skin (2014) A sometimes hypnotically beautiful, sometimes monotonous sci-fi experiment.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2013
74% Populaire (2013) Roinsard's feature-length debut is visually sharp, with period design that's eye-catching without being fussy or fetishistic. Too bad there's not much going on beneath the surface.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
50% Parkland (2013) Once Kennedy is pronounced dead, "Parkland" goes downhill fast, with a tone of TV-movie solemnity, epitomized by James Newton Howard's heavy-handed score, taking over.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) Frears gives the story a slick makeover, blending melodrama and comedy with brisk professionalism and a hearty helping of schmaltz. But Dench and Coogan sell it well.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
86% Night Moves (2014) A disquietingly beautiful, deeply intelligent thriller about radical activism and its consequences - both material and moral - in 21st century America.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
82% Tracks (2014) The film is lovely to look at, with cleanly framed, golden-hued widescreen images of desert scenery so evocative you practically taste the dust. It's also a bit dull.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2013
96% Gravity (2013) A master class in fluid camerawork, bold, unfussy imagery and special effects that put most recent Hollywood blockbusters to shame.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2013
67% Bastards (2013) A mesmerising, deeply disturbing thriller.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2013
94% The Hunt (Jagten) (2013) There's nothing worthy of love or hate in this capably made but underwhelming movie.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2013
95% A Hijacking (2013) More than a meticulously detailed, convincing re-staging of a crisis, the film is also the portrait of two men doing their best amid dire circumstances.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2013
93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) A slow-building, meticulously crafted, engrossing thriller as provocative for its ideas about desire, transgression and narcissism as for its scenes of man-on-man coupling.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2013
90% Omar (2014) Despite a conventional narrative arc and lulls in the rhythm, the film is a powerfully directed look at hopes and relationships ravaged by the world's most intractable conflict.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 29, 2013
96% Blue Ruin (2014) A taut, atmospheric and darkly comic revenge thriller.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 29, 2013
52% Jimmy P. (2014) Rather than suggesting a director trying something new, Desplechin's first outing in the US seems to have robbed him of his personality.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 29, 2013
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) How dismaying to see the man who made "Still Walking" rely on tear-jerking narrative arcs and trite clash-of-the-classes schtick.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 29, 2013
93% A Touch of Sin (2013) A bitter, brutal, often brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 29, 2013
94% Le passé (The Past) (2013) The pile-up of twists and red herrings is slightly arbitrary, but Farhadi's sense of pacing is superb, and he has a genuine feel for the way our personal histories entangle us.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 29, 2013
48% The Great Gatsby (2013) Luhrmann's "Gatsby" is made with enough passion and vision to liberate it from its revered source material - no small feat.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) A vivid glimpse, both funny and deeply unsettling, of a Berlusconi-era Italy rotting below its luscious-looking surface.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
86% The Immigrant (2014) An old-fashioned but subdued melodrama, with a pleasingly ripe musical score and scenes full of big emotions performed at a hushed pitch.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) A shattering masterpiece about sexual awakening, heartbreak, and self-discovery.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
62% Grigris (2013) The movie loses its way with too much plot (including an unconvincing love story), weak dialogue, amateurish acting, and a frustratingly recessive main character.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
40% Only God Forgives (2013) The film succeeds to some extent as a pure stylistic exercise, with a few fine Lynchian moments blurring reality with erotic and violent fantasies.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
57% Un château en Italie (A Castle in Italy) (2013) A capably directed autobiographical chronicle by turns enlivened and bogged down by the kind of furious narcissism that is a trademark of French family/relationship dramas.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) Witty, briskly paced and consistently entertaining.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) The Coen brothers' new movie ranks with their very best in its nearly pitch-perfect balance of biting satirical humour and deep reserves of feeling. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013
61% Heli (2014) One of those skillfully crafted, unflinching works that nevertheless leaves you questioning what the point of all the queasiness might be.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 28, 2013