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Jon Frosch

Jon Frosch
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2013) Although smoothly directed, A Bottle in the Gaza Sea has little visual personality or dramatic urgency.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2013
94% Searching for Sugar Man (2012) A nimble and engaging documentary, less about a man than about a myth -- and about the experience of loving an under-loved artist. ‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2012
92% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) A riveting spy procedural, crafted with journalistic rigor and great visual confidence.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2012
26% La nouvelle guerre des boutons (War of the Buttons) (2012) Corny ... a revisionist fantasy of French heroism.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2012
90% The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012) Even as you wish the material had been reshaped into something riskier, you may find yourself appreciating the sincerity and unshowy workmanship that went into the movie.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Furiously paced, full of powerfully staged action and emotional nuance, and performed with great heart by a cast featuring faces both familiar and new.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2012
85% Snabba cash (Easy Money) (2012) Bleaker, quieter, and more despairing than its American equivalents, the film nevertheless plays like a smarter-than-average spin on any number of Hollywood thrillers.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2012
44% To Rome with Love (2012) Rarely has one of Allen's movies been so overstuffed with tired subplots and bland characters, and never have his beloved themes felt so superficially explored.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2012
92% Farewell, My Queen (2012) Jacquot injects a welcome shot of immediacy into the costume drama proceedings with an off-center vantage point and dynamic camerawork.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
42% Little White Lies (2012) More than two hours and thirty minutes of bland images and platitude-heavy breakthroughs.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
55% Beloved (2012) Honoré's heartbreaking, gloriously directed and performed musical suggests that this most hipsterish and Parisian of French filmmakers is best when he sets his stories to song. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
76% Unforgivable (2012) A fascinating, satisfyingly complex romantic thriller.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
83% In Another Country (2013) Hong has fun zooming, panning, and toying with structure and narrative repetition, though the film doesn't have the powerful undercurrent of regret typical of his best work.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
98% Mud (2013) Warm and moderately engaging, though it has little of the shivery visual power or narrative risk-taking that made Take Shelter such a discovery.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
64% Cosmopolis (2012) Not even Cronenberg's trademark high- and low-angle shots, as well as one glorious moment of erotically charged Cronenbergian body horror, can stir the film from its stylish torpor.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
73% Paradise: Love (2013) Formally rigorous, but it tosses around the same few ideas about mutual exploitation, racism, and sex for two hours without getting anywhere deeper or more revealing. ‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
80% Reality (2013) Overlong and obvious, with a whimsical score by Alexandre Desplat, as well as a few Fellini-esque flourishes, failing to liven things up.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
23% Baad el Mawkeaa (After the Battle) (2012) A heavy-handed, visually insipid take on the Arab Spring and its impact on various segments of Egyptian society.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
90% Beyond The Hills (2013) Mungiu loses himself in broader questions of religion and love, and after a gripping hour, he started to lose me too.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
67% Lawless (2012) The film's breezy, brutal mix of violence, romance, and redemption feels like nothing new, and Hillcoat never slows down to ponder what any of it means.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
82% Like Someone in Love (2013) It lacks the dark streak of unpredictability that made Certified Copy a slightly richer viewing experience. Still, the film is never less than pleasing to watch. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) The movie takes a contrived-sounding romance and turns it into a visceral, idiosyncratic exploration of battered bodies in search of souls. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
74% Killing Them Softly (2012) Dominik's frontal critique of US-style capitalism may be facile, but it gives the movie a bristling anger and a more lasting burn than other recent offerings in the same genre.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
93% Amour (2012) A sober, gorgeously directed portrait of an elderly couple facing terrifying questions of life and death. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
43% The Paperboy (2012) Lurid, touching, and not quite like anything I've ever seen.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
91% Holy Motors (2012) Experimental, funny, deliriously original and occasionally maddening.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
43% On the Road (2012) Salles brings evocative images, fresh faces, and some fine emotional shadings to the famous tale of friendship, love, sex, drugs, jazz, literature, and the American landscape.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
83% Laurence Anyways (2013) Wildly ambitious both in form and in the ideas about gender, identity, society, and love that it digs into with infectious gusto. ‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Its moments of transporting beauty and visual brilliance overcame my growing aversion to Wes Anderson's brand of ultra-stylized archness. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
99% A Separation (2011) Dynamically shot and paced like a thriller, the film has the density and moral prickliness of a good novel. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
80% Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) (2012) The film is seriously tarnished by three blandly conceived main characters and some sulky, wooden acting. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
77% Outrage (2011) How can anyone can get excited over something so grim and redundant?‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
96% The Artist (2011) The movie ever fully shakes off its air of skillfully executed experiment, but it's spirited and charming nonetheless.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
97% Tomboy (2011) Brisk, precisely observed, and bracingly non-preachy in its examination of a very tricky subject.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
74% The Conquest (2011) The dialogue is punchy, but the film lacks visual personality, and the insights into Sarkozy and France as a whole don't cut very deep.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
81% House of Pleasures (2011) What gives the film its haunting pull, as well as its feminist undercurrent, is the filmmaker's palpable compassion for these women.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
70% Sidewalls (2011) With its themes of alienation in the Internet age and cutesy indie-ish trimmings, the film will feel familiar to anyone who's seen a bittersweet romantic comedy from Sundance. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
99% Le Havre (2011) Endearingly quirky, just this side of precious, but so warm and deftly executed that you go along with it.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
74% The Intouchables (2012) It's hard to muster much enthusiasm for a movie that leans so heavily on regressive culture-clash shtick and unimaginative stereotypes.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
21% Elles (2012) Director Malgorzata Szumowska seems intent on drowning her film and her leading lady in campy erotic imagery.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
63% We Have a Pope (2012) Nimble and pleasant to watch without being particularly inspired or inspiring. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
93% Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012) A minor, feather-light film, but a vivid and often funny one.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
90% Footnote (2012) The film pulls off an impressive balancing act: It's bitter though not cruel, satirical without veering toward obviousness, deeply moving but never maudlin. ‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2012
96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) Less visceral and tense than the Dardennes' best work, but a beautifully wrought story of a troubled boy and the stranger who saves him, told with the filmmakers' customary skill and lack of sentimentality.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2012
79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) A consistently engaging documentary that's paced like a thriller and spiced up by a few colourful characters worthy of fiction.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2012
67% The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2012) An engaging, dynamic study of mutual inspiration and unconditional love.‐ France24
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2012
67% Norman (2011) Coming-of-age tales have been done and done again, but Jonathan Segal's Norman delivers a bracing twist on the genre.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2011
73% The Tree (2011) Despite its eccentric, boldly obvious central metaphor, the film feels bland and oddly inconsequential. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2011
97% Rapt (2011) Belgian filmmaker Lucas Belvaux offers a thoughtful and unsettling take on the kidnapping thriller genre, anchored by an excellent performance from French actor Yvan Attal.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2011
79% Melancholia (2011) "Melancholia" is aesthetically ravishing, but dramatically pretty dull.‐ France24
Read More | Posted May 23, 2011