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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 90% I, Tonya (2017) [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 91% 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 31% 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 93% 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 9% 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 60% 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- 92% 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- 67% 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+ 73% 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 100% 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
B 43% Forsaken (2016) Old-school western fans won't find a lot of originality here, but if you're looking for a well-executed, straight genre exercise, give it a shot.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
A 82% Glassland (2016) All we see is a good man in a desperate situation, and it's up to the audience to dole out any judgment to the character, or to perhaps realize that our own imperfect humanity disqualifies us of judging his actions in the first place. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
B+ 91% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) It's a perfectly fine first step into Zappa's world of highly controlled insanity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
D 6% Martyrs (2016) If you've never seen the 2008 version, many twists and turns of the new "Martyrs" might engross you in a superficial way. But why bother with a muted copy, when you can experience the balls-to-the-wall original?‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2016
C- 44% Moonwalkers (2016) "Moonwalkers" starts off with an interesting idea and an attractive visual style, but winds up falling out of orbit.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
B- 20% Diablo (2016) As far as high concept western/horror flicks are concerned, "Diablo" is nowhere near the excellence of the recent VOD release "Bone Tomahawk," but it should be satisfying for audiences who are in store for a moody and intriguing genre exercise.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2016
C+ 50% Criminal Activities (2015) If you don't expect much in terms of originality, there are some good times to be had here.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2015
C 20% Lost in the Sun (2015) "Lost in the Sun" is a technically proficient but achingly typical gloomy southern crime drama, one that audiences can seek out if they exhausted every other similar film. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2015
D- 28% Momentum (2015) Inserting a political thriller angle that reaches Bourne-level conspiracy proportions in the last three minutes, and setting up a sequel, the filmmakers' unfounded self-worth and confidence in their project makes the whole thing pathetic and misguided.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
D- No Score Yet Dealer (2014) "Dealer" is an obnoxiously manic, ultraviolent crime drama that uses every audiovisual trick in the book to distract you from the fact that it's devoid of unique characters and an original story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
B+ 92% Wildlike (2015) "Wildlike" is not a traditional Hollywood feel-good buddy road movie, but a semi-slow burn experience that takes its subject matter and characters seriously while unrolling the central relationship of the story in a refreshingly deliberate pace. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2015
C- No Score Yet The Paradise Suite (2015) "The Paradise Suite" is an admirable attempt to tackle many grave issues that plague our society today, but ends up as a muddled mishmash of short films that would have worked better separately.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
C 17% Zipper (2015) "Zipper" is a borderline unmarketable anomaly that exists right in the middle of two completely separate narrative approaches.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2015
D- 13% Return to Sender (2015) In a bland and lifeless, wishy-washy state, "Return to Sender" proves to be nothing but dead air, an entirely too predictable, slow-paced, and misguided genre effort.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
D No Score Yet Børning (2014) Unfortunately, director Hallvard Braein only manages to prove that he's not up to the task as his 'Cannonball Run' send-up ends up with uninteresting characters, uninspiring stunts, and a slow pace that drags during the first hour.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
B+ 25% Extinction (2015) "Extinction" is far from a horror masterpiece and doesn't really bring anything entirely new to the genre, but it's a solid zombie survival flick that takes its characters seriously and doesn't condescend to the audience.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
D 0% Safelight (2015) Following a by the numbers "Abused and downtrodden young couple finds a modicum of happiness in a cruel world through their affection for each other" premise, "Safelight" is about the friendship and the inevitably blossoming romance.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
A- 94% Güeros (2015) "Gueros" is bound to frustrate conventional filmgoers looking for a more tangible story, as well as the art house audience unconsciously looking for the same stylistic indie product that has been cranked out for decades. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
C+ 30% Soaked In Bleach (2015) If you're a rabid Cobain murder theorist, "Soaked in Bleach" will undoubtedly reconfirm all of your beliefs on the subject. If you're also certain that Cobain killed himself, I doubt that there's anything here to truly convince you otherwise.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2015
C- 8% Phantom Halo (2015) "Phantom Halo" ends up as a bit of a mess, and while not an unintentional farce, it's nothing to write a soliloquy about either.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2015