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Oktay Ege Kozak

Oktay Ege Kozak
Oktay Ege Kozak's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine, The Playlist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6.5/10 54% Tag (2018) Tag is a bit of a mess, the well-paced runtime not allowing gag-based physical comedy and dramedy to exist equally on the same plain, just barely fun enough to keep an otherwise one-joke premise elevated.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
9.2/10 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) As the surface narrative becomes crazier and more unhinged, Mitchell stays focused on the film's many astute themes, including what it truly means to be a parent. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
4/10 0% Dark Crimes (2018) Carrey commits one hundred and ten percent, fluctuating accent notwithstanding. It's only a matter of time before his newfound artistic intensity will be matched to suitable material to create something special.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
7/10 53% Book Club (2018) The natural chemistry between the four leads is what gives this material the energy it needs. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/10 26% Traffik (2018) It's too bad how basic and misguided Traffik is, considering that Dante Spinotti's cinematography is genuinely haunting and claustrophobic at times. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/10 44% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Friedken explores the origins of The Exorcist. Anyone who's seen even one of the hundreds of documentaries about the making of that classic... will not find anything new here.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
2/10 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Everything about Truth or Dare is paint-by-numbers, and its existence makes one wonder which middle-school-sleepover-game will become the next PG-13 horror movie Perhaps "spin the bottle"? ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
8/10 96% Foxtrot (2018) With its unflinching and painstaking execution of such grim subject matter, Foxtrot is certainly not an easy watch, but an ultimately rewarding one.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
5/10 29% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Sherlock Gnomes is the second movie in a kids' franchise that seems to exist solely to make the lamest puns imaginable.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
7.2/10 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) With a deft docudrama approach (that doesn't overdo the usual extra-shaky handheld camera and overtly grainy visual tone), Padilha shows a commendable technical control over that rare movie that could have benefitted from being much longer.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
6/10 44% The Hurricane Heist (2018) In many ways, The Hurricane Heist's lack of self-awareness regarding just how dated it feels plays to its advantage. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4/10 18% Death Wish (2018) Death Wish is as original as using AC/DC's "Back in Black" during a training montage and then during the end credits. Which is what it does.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
7/10 40% Gringo (2018) Edgerton is sufficiently despicable as a yuppie caricature, but it's Charlize Theron's predatory performance as a woman who will do anything to get ahead that really shines in the antagonist department.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
4/10 83% Game Night (2018) The flatness of their characters leaves no room for relatability.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
5/10 14% Winchester (2018) It could have been a torchbearer for the original Haunting, but ends up a slightly smarter cousin to the crappy 1999 remake instead.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
5.5/10 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The Death Cure's disinterest in saying anything unique and original about its genre's tropes matches perfectly with the obvious low expectations from its release schedule. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
7.5/10 84% The Final Year (2018) It's not the love fest portions of the left might expect. In fact, Barker spends plenty of time on legitimate criticisms of the administration while never shying from showing us that the White House is frequently visited by cockroaches. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
6.5/10 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) Insidious: The Last Key certainly doesn't rewrite the rules of the genre, but it's a solid entry in a franchise I thought would have run out of steam by now, and you can certainly do a lot worse when it comes to an early January release. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
4.5/10 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It barely gets by as a mediocre genre attempt. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
8/10 87% The Post (2018) The ensemble cast, some of which are unusual but valuable choices, all contribute to the organically evolving manic culture of a metropolitan newsroom.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
6.5/10 89% I, Tonya (2018) [David Gillespie] has no qualms about ridiculing her larger-than-life family members, but portrays Tonya as an innocent victim, which turns out to be a lopsided, even dull take on this fascinating tale.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
8/10 93% Thelma (2017) Thelma is a genre-bender that should be viewed with as little information about its many unexpected twists and turns as possible.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/10 33% Home Again (2017) Expectedly, Myers-Sheyer's dialogue consists of characters blurting out inner monologues in as much of a dry and straightforward way as possible. It has no wit or charm.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
8/10 100% Served Like a Girl (2017) Served Like a Girl manages to inform the audience about its important subject matter in an always engaging way while also telling an entertaining story with as many twists and turns as one might find in a fictionalized counterpart.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
7.5/10 94% Gook (2017) Now with Gook, Chon combines his innate talent for building immediately likable and relatable characters with natural chemistry amongst his cast to tell a more socially substantive story.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/10 13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) We know that untold hours were spent by artists in service of a product that even the least discerning child would find tired and useless.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
8/10 99% City of Ghosts (2017) When it comes to documentaries that find the perfect balance between informing the audience of the dry facts of such conflict, while presenting the deeply human and personal stories of those who are involved, director Matthew Heineman is a bit of gem.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
5/10 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Directors Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, who previously helmed 2015's stand-alone Minions movie, use a flimsily constructed sub-plot.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/10 18% Baywatch (2017) The sheer ineptitude in execution, coupled with the desperation to extract a big budget action/comedy vibe from such a creatively bankrupt project, is almost fascinating enough to warrant a scared straight program for budding producers.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
7/10 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead Men Tell No Tales works mostly as a stand-alone adventure that doesn't require the viewer to be familiar with Pirates canon.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
B+ 93% All This Panic (2017) It makes us realize that, regardless of which generation we belong to, we all go through the same growing pains.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
B 98% Trophy (2017) The directors bring a refreshingly even-handed study on the many disadvantages and, gulp, possible advantages of trophy hunting with their intellectually engaging, at times heartbreaking, and beautifully shot documentary. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
D- 71% The Graduation (Le concours) (2016) A sloppily edited, horribly paced, and shockingly amateurish mess.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
B+ 100% National Bird (2016) Kennebeck manages to present a well-paced and structured documentary that's also culturally significant.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
B- 92% All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016) Peabody creates a briskly paced doc that cleverly uses interviews and archive footage in order to distill this complex subject into an easily digestible viewing experience.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
A- 100% The Uncondemned (2016) An exceptionally well-executed and emotionally heart wrenching documentary.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
B 100% A Stray (2016) A Stray is a worthy indie drama for anyone looking to get a new perspective on immigrant life in the U.S.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
C 68% Danny Says (2016) Sometimes frustratingly loose, yet consistently charming.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
D- 10% I.T. (2016) Next to hyperrealistic depictions of the internets as a series of neon tubes, like "The Net" and "Hackers," "I.T." fits right in. As a 2016 release, it's downright embarrassing.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
B 79% Past Life (2017) The strong performances ... and Nesher's dedication to the story's themes turn Past Life into a drama that might not be stellar, but is at least worth your time.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
A- 93% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016) Heartily recommended to every artist who might have lost their way and are looking for some inspiration.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
A- 85% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) Successfully uses the moral importance of its themes and the strength of its performances in order to build a riveting procedural that efficiently covers for its lack of visual pizzazz.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
D- 71% The Model (2016) Takes its classic melodramatic premise and almost goes out of its way to cram it full of stale tropes while making sure that nothing original or unique is said.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2016
B- 69% Lucha Mexico (2016) A loving, honest, and downright fascinating look at a passion-filled tradition that's mostly foreign to a lot of the non-Hispanic American audience.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
B+ 100% Breaking A Monster (2016) The perfect antidote to glossy documentaries about teen music sensations, offering a realistic look at wearying grind of the industry machine.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
B+ 71% The Final Master (2016) Those who look for a more patient and meditative experience within the [martial-arts] genre will get more than their money's worth.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
B+ 91% Art Bastard (2016) A loving tribute to one of the most delightfully tenacious and ardently passionate voices in modern art.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
B+ 100% Pervert Park (2015) Harrowing, uncomfortable, and heartbreaking, Pervert Park is an important film with an urgent, compassionate message.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
B 98% Truman (2017) Gay's picture proves once again that one can construct a comedy out of such material, as long as one respects the subject matter and refrains from being gimmicky in order to feel edgy and cool.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
B+ 100% Here Come the Videofreex (2016) "Here Come the Videofreex" is not only recommended to A/V nerds who might be interested in the beginnings of consumer video technology, but to anyone who'd like to get a unusually raw, real, and resonant look at the tumultuous '60s and '70s in America.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2016