Robert Kojder

Robert Kojder
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 81% Ad Astra (2019) It may not be your traditional blockbuster, but Ad Astra puts most of them to shame - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers doesn't just rightfully validate sex work, it also shows that, just like anything involving money, it can spark moral corruption. It's also entertaining as hell - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 25% The Goldfinch (2019) This is a terrible movie only made tolerable due to the ensemble cast giving it their best efforts. Good things assuredly can come from bad, but nothing good is coming from this adaptation of The Goldfinch - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 86% Freaks (2019) Lexy Kolker's layered performance and ability to shine during drama and action at such a young age is what's really freakish - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Neither of these movies should be considered truly scary, but they are damn sure engaging and brought to life by performers that sell the drama while poking fun at the ridiculousness of the situation - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
1/5 16% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) Night Hunter is a misfire so bad that it taints the resume of all involved - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
2/5 80% Official Secrets (2019) Keira Knightley delivers a stalwart performance in Official Secrets that is not able to salvage the bland history lesson direction from Gavin Hood - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
2/5 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Jacob Estes doesn't write himself into a corner, he writes himself into another dimension, one where logic is apparently nonexistent - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/5 90% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) There are plot points here I did not anticipate Brittany Runs a Marathon to go considering it's inspirational and feel-good tone, but they do and it's the reason Brittany is a fully realized character - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
2/5 19% The Fanatic (2019) It's easy to like, appreciate, and stand behind everything Fred Durst wants to say with The Fanatic. He's clearly taking our years of frustration... but there are creative decisions here that feel unnecessary and ugly - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The chemistry between Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen is tender and charming. Tyler may not be the perfect guardian for this young man, but their bonding is irresistibly heartwarming - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 38% Angel Has Fallen (2019) How nice of Lionsgate to basically screen the next Call of Duty campaign on the big screen - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not is gloriously, deliciously f***** up - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
2/5 43% After the Wedding (2019) There's a difference between flawed likable characters and straight-up annoying characters; After the Wedding contains the latter - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
2/5 36% Tone-Deaf (2019) Tone-Deaf is a disaster when Robert Patrick is not on-screen, and even when he is on-screen it's only more of a watchable disaster - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
2/5 46% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Cate Blanchett turns in a wildly miscalculated performance that sinks the movie, yet is somehow also only a fraction of the issues here - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 72% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Moves at such a rapid pace that this somehow has the opposite effect of being engaging; minds will wander off into nothingness - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 79% Good Boys (2019) A coming-of-teenage journey that celebrates friendship. It has its heart so aligned in the right place that I actually do recommend parents take their young children to see the movie, R-rating and all - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2/5 44% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) The characters may not be going down any deeper for the sequel, but the quality sure did, and it was already low - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
3/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a treasure for those that grew up watching the cartoon, and perhaps, more importantly, will prove to be accessible and a blast for younger audiences unfamiliar with the explorer - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
2/5 59% Brian Banks (2019) It's more than clear that Brian Banks is an extraordinary person that overcame mountainous obstacles to achieve his dream, only the journey getting to the happy ending is ordinary - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) There are a few imaginatively wicked passages within Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, but the rest can go collect dust - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/5 21% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen plays like a dumbed-down version of last year's criminally overlooked Widows - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) A pummeling melodramatic combination of tropes designed to make moviegoers cry their eyes out - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 64% Them That Follow (2019) Them That Follow unfolds competently; witnessing snakes slither all over people's faces with cramped photography is going to stick in the mind - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
2/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The closest the movie comes to evoking the thrilling absurdity of past installments is when the duo storm a Ukrainian stronghold - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
4/5 100% Teacher (2019) A compellingly raw insight into modern-day high school bullying with a thriller narrative strongly woven into it - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
86% Django Unchained (2012) On the surface, Django Unchained is your standard revenge fairy tale, but it has a mean streak that enhances every aspect of the experience. Equal parts electrifying and hard to watch, its joyously liberating ending sticks the explosive landing - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
5/5 93% Luce (2019) The killer ensemble crushes the material; it's a series of debates with the ferocity of fireworks exploding in your face - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/5 76% Skin (2019) Skin is an ugly, upsettingly heinous movie about second chances, but a necessary one - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) No one knows what's next for Tarantino, but if there was ever a perfect project to close a storied career on, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood is that movie - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3/5 93% Sword of Trust (2019) The comedic talents of all involved are enough to keep the thing moving along at a smooth pace, and the themes are thoughtful and poignant considering the current state of America - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is the ultimate "fly on the wall" scenario - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) The movie may blast around 17 Bruce Springsteen songs, but there is a far more universal message here propelling the experience upward into something truly extraordinary and uplifting - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A scathing takedown of the toxicity certain environments and mindsets can bring. The Art of Self-Defense adds to many ongoing relevant conversations while never losing sight of the very precise target it is putting on blast - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/5 82% Crawl (2019) Maybe if it didn't take its time crawling to the exciting segments, Crawl would be easier to recommend - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King is a love-hate watch; you love what you're seeing but simultaneously you just want Disney to stop it with the laziness and greed - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Although it's unsettlingly effective and downright perversely weird, Midsommar, in all its taboo Swedish folklore glory could have the power to tip the scales regarding an abused partner finally leaving and moving on from a toxic relationship for good - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3/5 42% Stuber (2019) The destination is fairly predictable, but it's hard to care when laughing hard at Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani; they deserve heaps of praise and the opportunity to work together again - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
2/5 22% Phil (2019) Greg Kinnear sells the dual personalities well and is serviceable behind the camera, but presents Phil as a simple message movie where the message is obvious from the beginning - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Prepare for the second half to ramp up the stakes to an unexpected level that, when the dust settles, will forever change quite a few things about this ongoing franchise - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/5 63% Yesterday (2019) The wacky premise never emerges as anything other than a vessel for endless massive Beatles idolization, which is going to continue for the band whether this movie exists or not. Everyone else can put Yesterday off until tomorrow and beyond - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/5 58% Ophelia (2019) It takes until the final leg of the movie for Ophelia to start fully taking advantage of its female perspective while also shaking up some of the ending results - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) it's time to give Annabelle a rest and finally move on to The Conjuring 3 or whatever of the 30 demons here becomes an Internet phenomenon and gets greenlit for its own movie - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) Don't just come for another movie about someone musically gifted looking to maximize their talents professionally, as Wild Rose is also a beautiful family drama that pits desires against responsibility - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Sure, the scene blaring Somebody to Love is silly, but Joe Talbot could have chosen any song. He didn't; the entire movie depicts an unconventional search for love, and it's beautiful to behold visually and narratively - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Adam Driver's welcome comedic presence coupled with some admittedly fun moments from the terrific ensemble, random twists, goofy zombie cravings, and offbeat characters are all enough to give this a slight recommendation - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Justifies its own existence following up a perfect ending with yet another emotional stranglehold of closure - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2/5 32% Shaft (2019) What once was semi-thoughtful blaxploitation pictures have now devolved into a series of over-the-top mean-spirited crude gags - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) It just slogs predictably along with no energy and absurd moments. You know you got problems when not even Chris Hemsworth's Thor-reminiscent one-liners and humor can save the day - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019