Robert Ham

Robert Ham
Robert Ham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Paste Magazine Consequence of Sound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Loro (2019) Through Servillo's impeccable performance, the underlying desperation rises to the surface, overtaking the copious amounts of naked flesh and the slavish worship of wealth that's on display. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Miike, though, knows how to mix these elements perfectly, easily weaving the "getting to know you" scenes among all the bullets and beheadings with delightful shreds of comedy. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) As Ready or Not rolls on, it all becomes much too much of everything-a bit of playful, clever wrestling that, after turning into a full-out brawl, ends messily and ignominiously. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) It's an uneven but affectionate portrait of two people who are drawn together, creating sparks and conflagrations whenever they came into contact. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
5.4/10 No Score Yet Nick Cannon: Stand Up, Don't Shoot (2017) What was missing was the kind of audience response that I think Cannon was looking for. Maybe it was the editing or sound mix, but it never felt like the audience was falling out laughing in the way that he was anticipating or reacting to. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Eugene Mirman: Vegan On His Way To The Complain Store (2015) Eugene Mirman is one of the rare comics that has found a way to mesh his more writerly sensibilities with those needed to perform stand-up. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
No Score Yet Chris Tucker Live (2015) Live also serves as a reminder of just how gifted Tucker is as a mimic and a physical comic. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
80% Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (2014) Don't get me wrong; Oswalt lands plenty of blows in this hour-long set. It's just that the majority of his material doesn't have as much of an impact as it could have. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
9/10 100% Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted (2015) Shirt on or shirt off, Notaro is still going to remain one of the best standup comics around. Long may she run. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016) The comedy vet looks electrified and coiled for attack as he stalks the stage of The Fillmore in San Francisco, and he sweats like he's doing dead lifts. His delivery is equally punchy and fierce. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (2017) We need those voices in stand-up to fully reflect the vast multicultural society that we live in. Whether she intended to or not, Cristela Alonzo rose to this occasion and didn't disappoint. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
95% Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) Both hilarious and slightly problematic...C.K. skirts closer to the edge without tumbling over and losing everyone's trust in the process. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
100% Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015) I've long admired Kirkman's comedy but this new special feels like a pretty healthy step forward for her. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
59% Ophelia (2019) Their work may not be enough to fully stitch up the holes in Ophelia, but all together, it holds enough together to keep viewers from protesting too much. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
86% Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016) Oswalt knows how good he is at his job. Good enough to thread bits of sociopolitical commentary in among other material about his failings as the man of the house and a pitch perfect closer that tells of the worst birthday clown of all time. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) (John) Lasseter doesn't deserve such niceties, but this solid, entertaining film shows that, even without his input, Pixar will be just fine. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
70% Climax (2019) Climax ends up being a lot harder to easily shake off or dismiss through an ironic remove. If you can stomach Noé's worst tendencies, this one will stick with you. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
C- 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) Lords of Chaos can't seem to find its center for the entirety of its indulgent two-hour runtime. From moment to moment, the mood shifts from comic to dramatic to horrific to exploitative - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Those storytelling flaws are a lot easier to let slide thanks to Don't Worry's fantastic cast. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
77% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) We get a pointed view into the difficulties Westwood faced in gaining acceptance in her home country and how her persistence and vision won out in the end. It's damn inspiring. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
33% Super Troopers 2 (2018) This rehash, at least, boasts the eager willingness of the men behind it-they're delighted to throw themselves into each loud, reckless moment. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
73% Final Portrait (2018) Director Stanley Tucci had everything he needed to make a compelling film about obsession and the flimsy line that separates artistic genius from madness... Instead, the whole affair is as stale as a week-old baguette. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) [Claire] Foy does a remarkable job keeping us focused on her plight, even as she remains an almost entirely unreliable and unlikable protagonist. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
92% Thelma (2017) It keeps you waiting for the dam to burst-and makes the eventual deluge all the more satisfying. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) To watch [Patton Oswalt] wrestle boldly with the emotions of that experience and the aftermath of it, while still finding those pockets of joy and strange humor, is affirming and beautiful. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
85% Loving Vincent (2017) The resulting movie is stunning-a dream-like vision that flutters and vibrates with energy. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
91% Frantz (2017) [Director François] Ozon uses Frantz to investigate the nature of forgiveness following a war-though they shared a border, Germany and France were on opposite sides of the conflict-and the weight of grief. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It may be made with the subtlety of an unexpected explosion, but the aftereffects are harrowing and lasting. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Blue may not be the most complete portrait of the artist, but its sumptuous images and sensitive performances provide a rough sketch to entertain devotees and neophytes alike. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
100% Funeral Parade of Roses (1970) A gender-fluid take on Oedipus Rex that takes cues from Jonas Mekas (who's name-checked in the film), Seijun Suzuki, and Andy Warhol, Funeral is a frenetic hodgepodge of styles and moods. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017