Nikola Grozdanovic

Nikola Grozdanovic

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Nikola Grozdanovic's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 0%

London Fields (2015)

"Whatever director Matthew Cullen and writer Roberta Hanley have cooked up with this screen adaptation, it's nothing if not a debauched hodgepodge for the senses that dares you to abandon it at almost every turn." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 14, 2016
C 93%

Among the Believers (2016)

"Without an element of true discovery, however, Among The Believers is a cinematically, and artistically, flat result." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 2, 2016
B+ 98%

The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)

"A bullet train of laughs, gore, frights and folklore." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 21, 2016
B 100%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"Even if you don't agree with Jarmusch's introductory claim that The Stooges are the greatest rock and roll band ever, there's still a lot of pleasure to be gleaned from Gimme Danger." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 20, 2016
F 12%

The Last Face (2016)

"A preposterous and pretentious mess of a film, and all the good intentions in the world don't mean anything when the execution is as ham-fisted as it is here." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 20, 2016
B 100%

Risk (2016)

" It's impossible to divorce the viewing experience from the knowledge of how much risk [Poitras] herself has taken to produce it, which only adds to the exigency of her film." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 19, 2016
B 80%

Ma' Rosa (2016)

"Tough as nails, and leaves you with a heaviness and a pulsating sympathy that's impossible to ignore." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 19, 2016
C- 87%

Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

"All it ultimately amounts to is confounded fantasy and a couple of awkward chuckles." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 19, 2016
C+ 86%

Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016)

"The film quickly turns into an endurance test for people who aren't hardcore [Jodorowsky] fans." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 18, 2016
B 91%

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

"Quietly dismissing rumblings about Jimmy's Hall being his final film, I, Daniel Blake sees Ken Loach in especially endearing form." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 17, 2016
B- 55%

Ma loute (2016)

"[T]here's ... something fantastically compelling about the ridiculous, excessive, often very funny and relentlessly offbeat Slack Bay." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 17, 2016
D- 14%

From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2016)

"Despite Garcia's great intentions of making us understand and emotionally connect with a fragile soul, she ends up paving the road to a hellishly insufferable film." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 16, 2016
B 98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"If you feel like you've heard it all before, the film nontheless provides more than its share of entertainment to make it a surefooted and perfectly enjoyable ride." ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 16, 2016
B+ 75%

The BFG (2016)

"Exceeds expectations in terms of Rylance's performance, and joyously expounds the essence of a cherished children's tale with imaginative glory and boundless love" ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 15, 2016
B+ 90%

Horse Money (2015)

"As someone who has reinvigorated the art of docufiction in his own quiet, minimal way, Costa's films are meticulous in their representation of the real, which comes into a bit of a tussle with the abstract nature of Horse Money" ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 14, 2016
D 58%

Desierto (2016)

"With a bare minimum amount of suspense, and a screenplay that needs too much work for one that has so many long stretches of silence, this film leaves you with too many reasons not to care about it." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 12, 2016
B 81%

Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)

"It's a comedic glob of a film oozing around a Danish Petri dish, neither solid in structure nor even in flow, but when it's having this much fun with itself, not playing along is practically impossible." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 5, 2016
C- 64%

Rolling Papers (2016)

""Rolling Papers" struggles to remain relevant throughout its short run time, and wobbles between glorification and reflection until it completely tilts over." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 21, 2016
A- 85%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"There's a tangible sensitivity to "Kate Plays Christine" that is constantly present as the project explores two personas and a gamut of topics (gender politics, gun control, and depression among them)." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 29, 2016
B- 97%

The Fits (2016)

""The Fits" is unlike any dance film you'll ever see, which doesn't automatically make it good, just different. The film suffers from being diminutively compelling throughout, regardless of how deeply under your skin the score gets. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 29, 2016
B+ 97%

Theeb (2015)

""Theeb" is an arthouse gem that celebrates world cinema through a Middle Eastern perspective, and as an unfamiliar approach to familiar themes, should be lauded and sought out by those in the mood for some serious, and seriously good, cinema." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 6, 2015
D+ 64%

Trash (2015)

"Obviously, its heart is in the right place, and one can only hope the story and characters read better in Mulligan's book, but as far as "Trash" the film is concerned, the result is disposable." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 10, 2015
B+ 100%

Ixcanul (2016)

"While I don't like to give much credence to industry awards, if there's ever a film deserving of the attention that comes with being nominated, Guatemala's first ever Academy Awards entry is it." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 25, 2015
B 71%

Schneider vs. Bax (2015)

"The film is too busy getting tangled in its plot to throw any proper emotional punches or hit home with themes of bad parenting and dangers beyond closed doors. But it's not lacking in entertainment, that's for sure. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 19, 2015
D 40%

Mr. Right (2016)

"A frivolous attitude towards violence, relationships, animals, FBI agents, people in general but women especially, turns "Mr. Right" into a one-dimensional, lazy, mildly offensive attempt at entertainment and humor." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
A- No Score Yet

Blood Of My Blood (Sangue Del Mio Sangue) (2015)

"An acquired taste, to be sure, but "Blood Of My Blood" has a haunting, sui generis style that gleefully sinks its fangs into those unsuspecting victims who willingly submit to its overwhelming charm. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
A- 80%

Evolution (2016)

"By bridging an innocent theme like childhood with a presence full of disturbing connotations, "Evolution: attains a remarkably enchanting balance with cinema's tools. One that can never be seen, but only experienced in the purest sense of the word." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B 79%

The Family Fang (2016)

"Like most families in this world, "The Family Fang" is dysfunctional and slightly disappointing, but it proves without a shadow of a doubt that Bateman is improving nicely as a director." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
C- 58%

The Program (2016)

""The Program," much like its subject, is not a legitimate winner." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
A- 81%

Sunset Song (2016)

"Choosing its metaphors with great care, wistfully contemplating the nature of man's worth to his country, and elegantly juxtaposing the spirit of a singular woman with her country, "Sunset Song" is a remarkable experience. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
D- 20%

The Reflektor Tapes (2015)

"Apart from a few minor insights into the band's musical ideologies, "The Reflektor Tapes" goes through all the album's songs via various performances on tour, confirming that the album is an infinitely more enriching experience than anything in this film." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B No Score Yet

Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

" 'Under The Influence' is ultimately much more of a listening pleasure than a viewing one. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
B+ 74%

Trumbo (2015)

""Its fiery central character is a big symbol of something that's missing in Hollywood today. Where are the Dalton Trumbos of today?" " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 13, 2015
D+ 35%

Our Brand is Crisis (2015)

" "Bereft of any genuine insight into the nature of political campaigns, and its narrative is telegraphed from miles away." " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 12, 2015
C- 70%

When Animals Dream (2015)

"Its narrative vacuum is big enough to make you mad at this melancholy werewolf drama for not being, at the very least, good." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 5, 2015
A- 96%

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015)

"The main source of power in "The Second Mother" is found in effortless skips between character study, family drama, and silent socioeconomic warfare. The final result is a gleaming cinematic treasure as heartwarming as the film's final reassuring smile." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 29, 2015
B+ 68%

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015)

"I've discussed the film's threadbare plot at the end for a reason. It's of tertiary importance to the overall experience of watching Khalil Gibran's The Prophet." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 13, 2015
C 43%

One & Two (2015)

"The silent scenes, which hold so much power in the first act, feel emptier and emptier, the closer the conclusion nears." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 10, 2015
C- 72%

The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015)

""The Kindergarten Teacher" is too lackadaisical to be as profound as it thinks it is." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B+ 100%

Twinsters (2015)

" "Twinsters" is an enjoyable ride, made with vigorous love and creativity, which is more than enough reason to recommend it. Especially to siblings." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 17, 2015
C- 45%

A Little Chaos (2015)

" Some intriguing dialogue, and a closet full of fantastic frocks, can't help an impressive ensemble cast save this movie from being a lackadaisical picture, far removed from anything remotely exciting as chaos." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 24, 2015
C 82%

Deep Web (2015)

""Deep Web" has an undoubtedly fascinating subject, but don't be surprised if you walk away feeling like it's yet to be explored to its fullest potential. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted May 3, 2015
B+ 68%

Men Go To Battle (2016)

""Men Go To Battle" succeeds on both a technical and artistic level, despite its malnourished narrative, by being a fascinating product of a booming indie movement, and a quietly resonant cinematic experience. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Apr 26, 2015
B+ 97%

Listen To Me Marlon (2015)

"At some point in his life, Marlon Brando lost the will to be a contender. "Listen To Me Marlon," while rough in its assembly, is a gripping picture of the rise and fall of that will." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 27, 2015
B+ No Score Yet

Violet (2014)

"This is an exquisitely shot suburban tale of trauma, stretching the "show-don't-tell" golden rule of filmmaking to the furthest reaches." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 19, 2015
B+ 100%

Butterfly Girl (2015)

"A distressing story, to be sure, but one that belongs to a young girl whose unforgettable fortitude is undeniably encouraging." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 12, 2015
C- 88%

Umrika (2015)

""Umrika" is ultimately a non sequitur story that, at worst, holds no weight and, at best, makes little sense to someone born outside of Indian values and traditions. " ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 27, 2015
B+ 88%

A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (2014)

"If you find yourself pulled towards those dark corners, and in the mood for a cerebral encounter of the cinematic kind, 'A Spell' delivers on its grand title's promise." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 9, 2014
C- 94%

Bad Hair (2014)

" The most honorable objectives in the world can't overrule a blatant attempt at strong-arming emotion." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 4, 2014
A 95%

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

""Last Days of Vietnam" comes along to remind us that it's never simple, and that pointing the finger becomes a futile exercise that can only accomplish paralysis." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 19, 2014
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