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Robert Koehler

Robert Koehler
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
64% Unraveled (2012) How he lost his way is really never sufficiently explained, making the decision to cast Dreier as the central narrator of his own tale highly questionable.‐ Variety
Posted Jun 20, 2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) Following his terrific performance in the R-rated I Love You Phillip Morris, Carrey has turned to a soft PG vehicle, and shows too much strain to make the comedy viable.‐ Variety
Posted Jun 15, 2011
86% Viva Riva! (2011) A blast from start to finish, writer-director Djo Tunda Wa Munga's Viva Riva! marks the Congo as an African filmmaking center to watch.‐ Variety
Posted Jun 2, 2011
85% Circumstance (2011) Circumstance suggests a new way of showing stories about young Iranians even as it stumbles and falls over myriad narrative miscalculations.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 9, 2011
77% Fast Five (2011) The Fast and Furious roadshow isn't slowing down a bit in Fast Five, by most measures the best of the bunch, combining fresh casting choices, interesting Rio locales and literally smashing bookended action sequences.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 21, 2011
No Score Yet Zokkomon (2011) Safary brings loads of energy and goodwill to the action, while Fadnis adds another angle to her growing filmography.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2011
83% The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2011) Nothing is resolved in the film, but Bouchez and De Tavira are exceptionally paired, and attuned to Durra's easygoing intellectual eros shorn of dramatics.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 15, 2011
86% Kati with an I (2011) Sensitive if somewhat messy.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 6, 2011
100% Louder Than A Bomb (2011) Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's Louder Than a Bomb is an affecting and superbly paced celebration of American youth at their creative best.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2011
43% Dog Sweat (2011) Great for ADD-style viewing but not for advancing Iranian cinema's currently challenged profile.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2011
73% The Tree (2011) The film's fairly blunt expository dialogue might have been usefully trimmed, but the elemental conflict is expressively filmed.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2011
81% Like Dandelion Dust (2010) An on-the-nose though cathartically emotional melodrama giving Mira Sorvino her most substantial bigscreen role in years and featuring a head-turning performance by Barry Pepper.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 29, 2011
50% The 5th Quarter (2011) The film is poorly written and directed at the most basic levels.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 25, 2011
70% Limitless (2011) [A] propulsive, unexpectedly funny thriller.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 15, 2011
100% The Inheritors (2011) The harsh, relentlessly arduous conditions experienced by children toiling in the Mexican countryside are observed with striking vision and cinematic poetry by filmmaker Eugenio Polgovsky.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 11, 2011
40% Granito (2011) As well-intended as it is artless.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 10, 2011
45% Down the Shore (2013) The virtue of this standard family tale is James Gandolfini's most substantial feature role to date.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2011
65% Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011) Entertaining as a sleuthing expedition though amateurish as filmmaking.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2011
12% I Melt with You (2011) A weekend romp for four middle-aged buddies devolves into a drug-fueled, suicidal hell in Mark Pellington's ill-conceived and executed I Melt With You.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2011
80% Life in a Day (2011) The most important player in the project is editor Joe Walker, who has melded more than 4,500 hours of footage into a surprisingly coherent whole.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2011
80% The Last Mountain (2011) Director and co-writer Bill Haney lacks a sense of poetry about the documentary form and opts for something closer to a sledgehammer approach.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2011
81% Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) (2010) The effect of Richet's hyperventilating filmmaking is akin to that of an extended-play trailer.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2011
45% Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011) Lonelyhearts going nowhere fill every corner of Matt McCormick's Some Days Are Better Than Others, a film that verges on a parody of American indie cliches.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 3, 2011
43% Faster (2010) This misfired actioner marks Dwayne Johnson's return to muscle movies, this time without any measurable humor.‐ Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2010
38% Eichmann (2010) Dry, detached and mechanical.‐ Variety
Posted Nov 1, 2010
20% Repeaters (2010) Repeaters drifts into a flatlining exercise in pseudo-thrills long before its eventual moralistic ending.‐ Variety
Posted Oct 21, 2010
38% Casino Jack (2010) Compounding matters is an ungainly lead perf by Kevin Spacey, emphasizing superficial cynicism, and George Hickenlooper's direction, which lacks the bravura necessary to bring the most emblematic episode of recent Washington corruption fully to life.‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2010
83% Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010) Auds will feel info-glut over the course of the two-hour-plus film, which is hardly the desirable response for a piece of reporting on the vital issue of the corrupting effect of money in American politics.‐ Variety
Posted Sep 16, 2010
66% The American (2010) Clooney may not have a hit this time, but he continues to apply considerable intelligence to his work as an actor, still trying to deliver something fresh and interesting for his fans.‐ Variety
Posted Sep 1, 2010
85% Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) Tamra Davis' labor of love... is a tender ode from one friend to another, but it's also another wheel in the hype machine that persists around the late, famed painter who blew apart the art scene in the 1980s.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2010
92% Munyurangabo (2009) Free of any mannerism or displays of bravura, the filmmaking is strongly informed with a sense of poetry, cinematic sophistication and a desire to allow scenes to play out fully, but no longer than they must.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2010
92% Aristide and the Endless Revolution (2005) A vital if less than objective slice of film journalism on the U.S.'s troubled history in the Third World.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2010
87% Treeless Mountain (2009) Drawing out beautifully natural performances from her child actors, Kim once again has a distinct way of letting her camera observe her characters with kind thoughtfulness, allowing for a quiet mood to wash over the scenes.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010
89% A Screaming Man (2011) Haroun's tender but unsentimental regard for his characters allows his storytelling a natural gravitas thoroughly suited to the simultaneously unfolding private and national tragedies.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010
63% The Dry Land (2010) Debuting writer-director Ryan Piers Williams struggles to find fresh dramatic variations on a familiar (and sadly cyclical) American tragedy.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010
71% Raavanan (Villain) (2010) A cop and self-styled Robin Hood face off in a wild and brawny contest in Mani Ratnam's bullets-and-dance spectacle Raavan.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010
50% The Living Wake (2010) In the end, however, pic defies all categorization, joining a small pantheon of pics including "Withnail & I" and Peter Greenaway's "Drowning byNumbers" that whistle past the graveyard with aplomb.‐ Variety
Posted May 21, 2010
63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) The most attention-getting, stupid/brilliant high-concept title since Snakes on a Plane turns out to be the first and last memorable thing about Hot Tub Time Machine.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 24, 2010
10% Harlem Aria (1999) Despite pro handling on both sides of he camera, the storytelling and filmmaking ring false, especially, in the characterizations.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2010
No Score Yet Southern District (2009) "Southern District" observes the fissures between Bolivia's segregated white and indigenous groups but with no fresh insight, which no amount of cinematographic histrionics can provide.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2010
85% 7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion) (2010) Director Grou lacks the gene for sheer, bloody exploitation, he also doesn't know how to rack up the tension and get under viewers' collective skin.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2010
C 13% The Ugly Truth (2009) The Ugly Truth is a highly calculated attempt to recalibrate with raunch the family entertainment template and cash in.‐ Christian Science Monitor
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2009
82% Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2010) Mesrine: Killer Instinct is episodic to a fault, with few scenes playing more than a minute or two. The effect of Richet's hyperventilating filmmaking is akin to that of an extended-play trailer.‐ Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2009
No Score Yet Everybody Dies (2009) The movie is a mess but an interesting one when viewed as a fractured, stream-of-consciousness memory piece.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2009
92% Every Little Step (2009) Life imitates art imitating life in James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo's heartfelt doc, Every Little Step, tracking the audition process of director Bob Avian's 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 23, 2009
10% Slackers (2002) This debut for helmer and vid vet Dewey Nicks and scribe David H. Steinberg, a feverishly naughty revenge comedy, is awful and subversively spunky at the same time.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 3, 2009
4% Soul Survivors (2000) A horror movie without horror, a spook pic without spookiness and a metaphysical drama without the slightest spiritual tug.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 27, 2009
8% My Boss's Daughter (2003) Comedy's cardinal rule is never make it look hard, but that wisdom is ignored in My Boss's Daughter.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2009
58% The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) [An] utterly miscalculated film adaptation of Wilde's play.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2009
22% Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001) The animation doesn't display the kind of artistic advances that would compensate for the underdeveloped story.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 26, 2009