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Robert Koehler

Robert Koehler
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Ha-Sodot (The Secrets) (2007) Excessively overwrought and drawn out.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
81% Nocturama (2016) Bonello stages bravura cinema choreography with a chilling confidence to match this circle of youth who may be some kind of ultimate realisation of Guy Debord's Situationist revolution.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
20% The Double (2011) Like a magician performing one too many tricks, "The Double" overplays its deception while spinning a mildly diverting yarn.‐ Variety
Posted Aug 3, 2016
69% Brothers in Arms (2003) A respectfully modest effort that allows Kerry and his Swift boat comrades to tell their stories in their own voices.‐ Variety
Posted May 5, 2015
88% Buzzard (2015) Buzzard is in fact a salad of cinephilia.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2014
94% In Bloom (2014) Like a bomb triggered to go off, In Bloom builds in the viewer's gut, a drama coiled to attack.‐ arts meme
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2014
100% 7 Boxes (2014) Certain to be one of the first titles from Paraguay to make a serious dent in the international marketplace, the pic makes a pleasurable surplus from minimal resources and plenty of ironic-comic-violent storytelling energy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2014
78% Breakfast With Curtis (2013) As unkempt, free-floating and bucolic as that Providence, R.I., abode, Colella's tale of a lad's seminal summer will win hearts and minds at Anglo and Euro fests.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2013
100% Couleur de peau: Miel (Approved for Adoption) (2013) The hand-drawn animation here emphasizes the directness of the hand forming the image on paper, and the film becomes the ultimate expression of what started as the mere scribblings of little boy trying to find his place in the world.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
94% A Band Called Death (2013) [An] unexpectedly emotional docu on the revival of an African-American rock group that's among those to usher in punk music.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2013
18% I Do (2013) The combustible possibilities surrounding a same-sex marriage involving partners of different nationalities is turned into rather tepid stuff in I Do.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2013
98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) While a local filmmaker's perspective may have brought more dimensions, the coverage of events here is impressive and on the mark.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
81% Only The Young (2012) The helmers find consistently invigorating camera angles and a smooth editing scheme, despite what was surely a raft of footage.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
94% The History Of Future Folk (2013) Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2012
71% Klovn: The Movie (Klown) (2012) Mikkel Norgaard serves up an edgy brew that skewers just about everything Danish in sight, including the Dogma style of cinema, which comes off as increasingly passe.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2012
38% One Day On Earth (2012) One day on Earth proves too little and too much for One Day on Earth.‐ Variety
Posted Jun 15, 2012
13% Ultrasonic (2012) Undone by tone-deaf repetitiveness and a particularly slack midsection, this debut feature by jack-of-all-trades filmmaker Rohit Colin Rao has some interesting ideas, but is unable to convincingly dramatize them.‐ Variety
Posted Jun 7, 2012
24% The Samaritan (2012) If anything, this Canadian production misses a great opportunity to dig into its setting and examine the dark side of seemingly pristine Toronto, even as the script by Elan Mastai and director David Weaver labors over a mostly boilerplate storyline.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 11, 2012
28% We the Party (2012) The pic feels like a quickie knockoff between major projects, offering the writer-director's handsome son Mandela and other younger Van Peebles loads of screentime.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2012
44% Brake (2012) Brake may not be the kind of film that Dorff's thesp character in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere is pining for, but the actor fully commits to the arduous demands of the part.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 22, 2012
82% Goon (2012) The job of a hockey enforcer, invisible to many non-fans and even casual fans, is definitively presented here by taking the viewer into Doug's world and letting him do his thing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2012
25% Act of Valor (2012) A mechanically efficient yet soulless dramatization of the U.S. Navy SEALs in action.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 24, 2012
79% Buda as sharm foru rikht (Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame) (2007) An erratic and obvious fable on how girls and boys contend with hefty matters of war, education and the decent treatment of others.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
100% The Wise Kids (2012) Cone's feature is among the best of a recent spate of dramas observing American Christian life.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Shelf Life (2006) It's hard to remember another movie that has turned library storytelling sessions for kids into a rebellious act, or that lends the mere reading of a book the weight of a life-changing event.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
82% Bonsái (2012) One of the finest accomplishments from the freewheeling new generation of Chilean filmmakers.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet The Perception Of Moving Targets (2012) Each of the pic's sections is driven by nightmares and memories both ethereal and material, but cinematic interest (generated by such devices as the alternating aspect ratios) is deflated by an obtrusively amateurish approach to staging and editing.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012
88% The Other Dream Team (2012) An uplifting docu from longtime producer and first-time director Marius Markevicius about the nation's unique love affair with basketball.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2012
87% The Law In These Parts (2012) Adopting a postmodern method quite different from that of his remarkable The Inner Tour, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz poses his questions from a legal angle, and finds these minds stumped by a system they've professionally defended.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012
82% Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012) Like a doctor's carefully structured analysis of a patient's condition, the film breaks down its massive subject into manageable, clear, but not simplified parts.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2012
67% California Solo (2012) Lewy's script is less attuned to the way rock 'n' rollers talk, and more concerned with pressing character and story details in as direct a fashion as possible.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2012
77% Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012) Skate culture remains in solid hands with filmmaker Stacy Peralta, who fashions his most personal doc on the sport-cum-lifestyle.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2012
43% 28 Hotel Rooms (2012) Lacking much dramatic or intellectual stimulation, it's ultimately a limp effort.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
35% LUV (2013) Heartfelt and formulaic in equal measure.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
66% For Ellen (2012) So Yong Kim takes what could have been routine story elements and transforms them into something deeply sad and touching.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
95% Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012) An intelligent overview that makes a radical artist's work comprehensible to audiences with no previous awareness of her or her chosen path.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
45% Filly Brown (2013) A trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
81% Excision (2012) Excision is technically polished juvenilia that provokes without resonance.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
70% Liberal Arts (2012) The film [feels] perilously close to widescreen sitcom.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2012
9% If I Were You (2012) If anything, that Harden shines in such a problematic starring role only reaffirms her stature.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2012
93% Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2011) When this Enemy Within settles into key action sequences, such as a stunning nighttime ambush or a daytime battle against Fabio, it becomes wildly entertaining.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 4, 2012
100% Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012) Ultimately the docu shows Jobs, as always, ahead of his time.‐ Variety
Posted Nov 18, 2011
89% Dragonslayer (2011) Despite a slew of skateboarding films in recent years, each one quite distinct, Patterson's pic arguably comes closest to channeling the culture's punk vibe and youthful abandon, albeit filtered through an outsider's aesthetic.‐ Variety
Posted Nov 8, 2011
6% Dream House (2011) Daniel Craig does everything to dispel comparisons to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining with a finely tuned performance, but the film flattens as it tries to explain his character's psychological state.‐ Variety
Posted Sep 30, 2011
30% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) More boring than stomach-churning, the film nevertheless contains scattered scenes and sequences so far beyond the tolerance of the squeamish that it can't be overstated.‐ Variety
Posted Sep 29, 2011
46% Anonymous (2011) A handsomely staged and decidedly straight-ahead costume drama under Roland Emmerich's nearly CGI-free direction.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2011
100% Better This World (2011) A case of solid journalism that happens to be cinematically interesting.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2011
85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) It's easy to forget the story altogether in the sheer rush of Rama's fight to the top floor; instead, viewers will wonder how the amazing battle that just ended could possibly be topped. But it is, again and again.‐ Variety
Posted Sep 13, 2011
91% Fake It So Real (2012) An affectionate portrait of an all-American subculture.‐ Variety
Posted Aug 25, 2011
72% Fright Night (2011) A cleverly balanced mix of scares and laughs that is funnier and more terrifying than the 1985 original on which it's based.‐ Variety
Posted Aug 17, 2011