Marc Mohan

Marc Mohan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Marc Mohan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Oregonian

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 81% Human Capital (2015) "This sharp Italian drama exposes social injustice without neglecting the humanity of its characters. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 13, 2015
C- 84% Wild Canaries (2015) "This screwball noir about a Brooklyn couple who investigate the death of their elderly neighbor is an enthusiastic but bungled effort at a comedic thriller. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 13, 2015
A- 96% Wild Tales (2015) "A film like "Wild Tales" might be able to remind us that "an eye for an eye" leaves the whole world blind. Even if it doesn't, it's still a heck of a lot of fun to watch. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 13, 2015
C 85% Cinderella (2015) "Gone are the active, spunky heroines of recent Disney efforts, and in their place is a bland, pre-modern one. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B 84% Ballet 422 (2015) "There are very few truly unguarded moments in "Ballet 422," despite its vérité style, but it remains a fascinating pullback of a rarely penetrated curtain. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 6, 2015
B- 31% Chappie (2015) "With a titanium body and a child's mind, Chappie is a fascinating figure, vividly rendered, enough so that you wish there was a better movie around him. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
A- 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "This beautifully animated Irish fable has a grace and emotional resonance ... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 27, 2015
C+ 29% Everly (2015) "An intermittently entertaining, ultimately disposable piece of genre fluff. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 27, 2015
C- No Score Yet El día trajo la oscuridad (Darkness by Day) "The cinematography is dark and muddy, the performances are naturalistic but almost somnolent, and the whole thing feels more like an experiment in audience patience than an actual story. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 20, 2015
D 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "The best strategy for getting through "The Last Five Years" is to keep telling yourself that the next five minutes can't be as bad as the last five minutes. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 20, 2015
A 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "Amirpour has instantly become one of the most exciting, globally relevant filmmakers working today. Her film is a testament both to her own creativity and the infinite elasticity of the vampire mythos. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 20, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Todas Las Mujeres "The screenplay is necessarily wordy but often quite funny, and Fernández gives a great, self-effacing performance as a guy you want to comfort one minute and strangle the next. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 18, 2015
B- No Score Yet Yvy Maraey "A curious but ultimately unsatisfying combination of travelogue and intellectual frippery ... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 18, 2015
B 92% Horse Money (2015) "Costa's style is elliptical and serene, sometimes to the point of drowsiness. But those who can stay focused will witness moments of haunting beauty and a humble sort of grace. Those familiar with Costa's previous films will find those moments enhanced. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 16, 2015
B+ No Score Yet The President "Inspired by uprisings in the former Soviet bloc as well as, more pointedly, the Arab Spring, Makhmalbaf serves up a surprisingly tense, sometimes poignant parable. It's good to have him back. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
D+ 23% White Rabbit (2015) "Fails to craft more than one-dimensional characters, making it impossible for the film to contribute to the difficult but urgent conversation about a terrifying topic. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B 90% Mommy (2015) "Raw performances and stylistic experimentation enhance the fifth feature from 25-year-old director Xavier Dolan. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C 38% The Liberator (2014) "A rose-colored portrait of a national hero, "The Liberator" eschews political or emotional complexity in favor of simple-minded cheerleading. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
A- 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Masterful... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 7, 2015
B+ 99% Leviathan (2014) "It's a challenging, lengthy film, with some key moments transpiring off screen, but one that rewards effort. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B+ 75% The Lesson (2015) "With a steady pace and slowly rising tension, the Bulgarian drama "The Lesson" catalogs the minor miseries in the life of a well-meaning schoolteacher, which accumulate in a way that's both absurd and utterly realistic. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B- 76% Match (2015) "For a film about a dancer, it's not terribly nimble. By the final act, there are few surprises left. It's worth a look to see Stewart strut his stuff as a real-world human for a change, but not much more. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Feb 6, 2015
B 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "If this is the weakest of Chandor's three films, it's only because he made such a mark with the first two. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 30, 2015
A- 89% Still Alice (2015) "Without Moore's uncompromising, brilliant work, this would be a mediocre film, so the way she elevates it into a work of art is nothing less than astonishing. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 30, 2015
B+ 82% Black Sea (2015) "Even though "The Black Sea" dives a little deeper than needed, it rises above its B-movie roots to become a solid, well-crafted thriller. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 30, 2015
D 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "If you've never seen a motion picture before, "The Boy Next Door" will amaze you with its ability to project huge images of beautiful people onto a screen. Otherwise, it's nothing to be concerned with. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 23, 2015
B+ 97% She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) "Many of the movement's goals are unmet and many of its accomplishments are fragile, but it's still eye-opening to contrast the attitudes and expectations from 40 years ago with those of today. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 23, 2015
C+ 73% American Sniper (2015) "This adaptation of the memoir by Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American military history, benefits from Bradley Cooper's lead performance but remains a disturbingly simple-minded look at the Iraq war. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 16, 2015
B+ 84% Zero Motivation (2014) "Although its three-part structure plays out more like sketch comedy than a fully-cooked story, Lavie's debut is an impressive and entertaining one. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 15, 2015
A- 88% Winter Sleep (2014) "Ceylan's previous film, "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," may still be his best, but "Winter Sleep" is clearly the work of a master at the top of his game. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 9, 2015
A- 99% Selma (2015) "A film this heartfelt and intelligent about social justice will never be unimportant, but it feels especially relevant today. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 9, 2015
A 90% Norte, the End of History (2014) "In a time when so much art and entertainment is designed to be consumed in bite-size portions with little aftertaste, it's inspiring that a mental, emotional and spiritual feast like this can see the light of day. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 8, 2015
B+ 73% Point and Shoot (2014) "The story of Matt VanDyke, as told in the fascinating documentary "Point and Shoot," is a vivid illustration of the ups and downs of reinvention. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Jan 1, 2015
B+ 71% Into the Woods (2014) "The long-awaited, star-studded big-screen version of Stephen Sondheim's smash musical inspired by Grimm's fairy tales retains much, if not all, of the original's charm. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 24, 2014
C- 27% Annie (2014) "Even the show-stopper "Tomorrow" comes off as half-hearted and obligatory. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 19, 2014
B+ 98% The Babadook (2014) "Director Jennifer Kent's first feature is one of the best debuts, and scariest films, of the year. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 18, 2014
B 62% Life Partners (2014) ""Life Partners" may be a dispensable sitcom of a movie, but it's charming and cannily made enough to make you hope that both women will granted other opportunities to show what they can do. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 12, 2014
C- 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "As an action spectacular, "Exodus" is on par with Scott's other forays into ancient times, "Gladiator" and "Kingdom of Heaven." But as a believable human drama, much less a worthy exploration of Judaism's origins, it falls flat. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
B+ 96% National Gallery (2014) "Yes, his films are long, and yes, they all employ the same style. But if it ain't broke... " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 5, 2014
A- 100% Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love) (1959) "If "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" is best enjoyed for its place in film history, its tragic love story and its haunting black-and-white cinematography, that still makes it a veritable must-see. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 5, 2014
B 85% Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2014) "This documentary reveals the workaday reality of life at the bottom of the world, as director Anthony Powell takes us inside the tight-knit community of workers who labor through the winter in the most inhospitable place on Earth. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Dec 4, 2014
C+ 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "If "Goodbye to Language" (the title must be ironic, right?) were to appear without Godard's name attached, how would it be received? That's the only really interesting question provoked. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 25, 2014
B+ 91% The Way He Looks (2014) "There aren't any surprises in "The Way He Looks," but this warm, finely acted Brazilian drama still ranks among the more resonant and satisfying teen-centered tales in recent memory. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 25, 2014
B 51% Low Down (2014) ""Low Down" is episodic, and the spiral goes straight down. It's tough to take -- there's a lot that's not right about Albany's life, except love and sweet music. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 21, 2014
C+ 68% Jealousy (2014) "Garrel is stuck, both aesthetically and narratively, in the past. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 21, 2014
B+ 97% Keep On Keepin' On (2014) "The only danger with a movie like this is the inevitably disappointing return to more humdrum reality once it ends. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 20, 2014
B 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The film does communicate enough of Hawking's discoveries to let us know why he's an important thinker. But this movie about a great woman and a great man ends up merely good. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 20, 2014
A- 92% Force Majeure (2014) "The laughter it provokes may be uneasy, but the ultimate emotional impact is quite real. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 14, 2014
B 93% Diplomacy (2014) "A solid two-hander from a pair of veteran European actors, but one that plays a bit fast and loose with historical facts. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 13, 2014
B 91% Art and Craft (2014) "A documentary about Mark Landis, a meek, eccentric Southerner who donated hundreds of his forged artworks to museums but never tried to make money off them. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 7, 2014
B 69% Laggies (2014) ""Laggies" doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it puts an engaging spin on the old canard about high school being the best years of our lives. " ‐ Oregonian
Posted Nov 7, 2014
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