Kurt Loder

Kurt Loder
Tomatometer-approved critic
Official Websites: mtv.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% The Green Knight (2021) This movie could use a good dragon... - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
49% Old (2021) I used to think Lady in the Water was Shyamalan's worst movie. No more. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
97% Pig (2021) Pig is a Nicolas Cage movie without the showpiece freak-outs the man's fans and detractors have come to expect and dread. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
81% Black Widow (2021) Pugh is on hand to take up the Avengers torch from Johansson and inaugurate a new phase of the franchise. With her anti-glam looks and no-nonsense presence, she's an excellent choice for this assignment. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Historically resonant and sometimes thrilling... - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
47% False Positive (2021) The final scene, which is grotesque and preposterous at the same time, will someday surely be the answer to a film quiz question about the worst visual ideas in a mainstream movie. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
95% The Sparks Brothers (2021) A stirring tribute to artistic determination and a compact introduction to the brothers' music, which isn't a lot like that of other groups. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2021
57% Flashback (2020) The stars are both solid - especially considering that they were surely held against their will during the making of this preposterous motion picture. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
88% Censor (2021) "People think I create the horror, but I don't," he tells Enid. "The horror is already out there. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) The 2018 A Quiet Place was a movie about family values-chief among them, don't die a painful and horrifying death. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Not bad -- and not four hours long... - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2021
95% Riders of Justice (2021) Sharp and funny. There aren't many movies that can offer action and comedy while at the same time contemplating the possibility that nothing in life actually means anything. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
80% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) Never *ever* read the comments - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
66% Wrath of Man (2021) But the John Wick pictures have a sense of humor-they have personality. Guy Ritchie doesn't make that kind of movie. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
80% Cliff Walkers (2021) Beautifully designed and photographed, but it's not thrilling, and is barely coherent... - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
96% Sisters with Transistors (2020) A fascinating examination of the rise of computer music. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
91% Together Together (2021) A romcom without the rom - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
97% Gunda (2020) "Gunda" never feels like animal-liberation propaganda - something Kosakovskiy says he took pains to avoid - but its message shines through. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2021
26% Voyagers (2021) In space, no one can hear you snooze. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
97% Shiva Baby (2021) A classic of the instant kind... - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) The movie - which, again, is maddeningly long - is an example of what can happen when you follow your dream into a ditch. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) Shall we dance? - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
72% My Salinger Year (2021) A movie that might have melted into a puddle of pure niceness without Qualley's coltish charm. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
98% The Father (2021) At some points Hopkins seems almost uninhabited, his eyes dropping to the floor in search of something that's no longer there. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
94% Nomadland (2021) Fern - who has no children of her own - is suddenly handed a baby to tend to, and we see twitches of emotional confusion passing across her face, like the pastel clouds that drift across the big desert sky above. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Comes at you like a shotgun blast full in the face. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
65% PVT CHAT (2021) Whenever Fox is on screen, in her black PVC bodysuit, with her collection of paddles and lashes and dog collars and dildos, the movie acquires a purpose: to propel her on toward better things. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
93% Saint Maud (2020) May all of these people work together again at some point soon. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
38% The Marksman (2021) The movie combines a soft-pedaled hot issue (illegal immigration) with a shopworn bouquet of rote chase-movie cliches. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
90% Promising Young Woman (2020) A pretty good picture that could have used some cheap thrills and righteous violence. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
21% Stardust (2020) "It takes a real man to wear pink and pull it off," he says. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
45% Fatman (2020) The assassin's name is Jonathan Miller, and he's played by the great Walton Goggins, who is as always a treat to watch. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
83% Proxima (2019) You can't help wishing these two actors were in a different movie together. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
48% The Witches (2020) Why has Hathaway been allowed to affect a braying Zsa-Zsa-Lugosi Hungarian accent that might have been designed to trigger tension headaches in anyone exposed to it? - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) One of the most irritating things about rabid Trump haters is the frequency with which they compel mere Trump loathers to reluctantly come to the defense of Donald Trump. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
100% J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius (2020) The Church of the SubGenius was not, in fact, founded by a pipe-smoking salesman from the 1950s. You may have heard that, but you've been misinformed. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
93% Love and Monsters (2020) You don't have to be a 12-year-old to appreciate the craft with which this picture is made. But it maybe wouldn't hurt to have a 12-year-old standing by. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
48% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) On the evidence of Woody Allen's latest film, it might finally be time for him to stop. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
94% Possessor: Uncut (2020) A world-class body horror movie that has no idea when enough is enough, and no interest in finding out. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
45% LX 2048 (2020) A sci-fi movie with more ideas banging around in it than there is really enough room to deal with. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
27% No Escape (Follow Me) (2020) It has the hunched and gasping air of an old-school torture-porn movie. But there's no torture! Or rather, there is torture, but you mostly don't see it. It's torture lite. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
89% The Nest (2020) Jude Law gives one of the strongest performances of his career, playing a man whose life has evolved into a shaky edifice of lies, too many of which he has come to believe himself. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
85% Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) Looking back on the cinematic sexy-wars of the last century from the promised land of total pornography we inhabit today must be a little puzzling for young cinephiles. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A brilliant film, I guess. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
96% Class Action Park (2020) The park offered the liberation of extreme, largely unchaperoned thrills to a generation of bored latchkey kids. Unfortunately, some of them left the place in body bags. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
100% Jazz on a Summer's Day (2020) The pleasures of this great concert documentary-filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and now re-released in a rich 4K restoration-seem more abundant than ever, and its few problems a little bit less problematic. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
96% Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine (2020) And then there was Lou Reed, with whom Lester Bangs had some hilariously hostile interactions. "Lou Reed and Lester brought out the legend in each other," says Cameron Crowe, who made Lester a character in his 2000 movie Almost Famous. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
72% An American Pickle (2020) Funny, in a gentle way, but also has earnest things to say about family and forgiveness. It's touching but not gloopy. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
98% The Go-Go's (2020) Let us now praise the Go-Go's, glittering jewels of the New Wave moment. - Reason Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
74% The Rental (2020) First-time director Franco neatly accomplishes exactly what he set out to do. - Creators Syndicate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020