Robert Kojder

Robert Kojder
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 95% Us (2019) Us is both gruesome and challenging, the kind of movie worth dissecting on multiple viewings and one that demands to be instantly reanalyzed upon it's ending; it's mind-shattering nightmare fuel - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
1/5 26% The Aftermath (2019) The Aftermath fails at capitalizing on its historical setting despite unfolding during a moment in time so intriguing it's ripe for any kind of storytelling, let alone adultery - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Dragged Across Concrete is a legitimate conversation starter on racism, although sadly not a conversation many people are willing to discuss maturely if the recent Liam Neeson controversy is an accurate indication - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2019
2/5 68% Triple Threat (2019) Wasting just one outstanding performer in a film is a cinematic crime, but three in the same experience where the marketing surrounding it is all about hyping them teaming up? Yikes - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/5 30% Wonder Park (2019) Wonder Park feels like Nickelodeon stumbled across a trash bin outside Pixar's studio containing rejected concepts from Inside Out - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
2/5 52% Five Feet Apart (2019) I'm not sure what's more stupid, the final 30 minutes or the outrageously incompetent hospital staff - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 95% Transit (2019) The narrative here is immediately anachronistic, but it's not just a stylistic decision, it's a sad reminder that the more things change the more they stay the same. Franz Rogowski is quietly affecting and makes you feel every drop of confliction - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
2/5 73% Triple Frontier (2019) Those that appreciate J.C. Chandor for his subtlety are going to struggle with this one, but frat boys looking for something easy to digest from Netflix on a boring night are going to have a field day with this - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Let's just hope that Avengers: Endgame follows through on something Carol Danvers asks herself: "what happens when I am finally set free"? Yeah, you're kind of screwed Thanos - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 71% Climax (2019) if Climax started playing every scene in reverse order following its conclusion, there would absolutely be enough reason to stick around and perceive hell from another perspective - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
2/5 82% Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019) If you can get on the wavelength of the animation and all its strange idiosyncrasies, the predictable nature of the narrative might be something forgivable - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
2/5 44% The Wedding Guest (2019) Oh well, at least the scenery is pretty damn amazing - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/5 55% Greta (2019) The whole movie becomes more and more increasingly stupid, but the actors are going for broke and having so much fun it's hard to not surrender and enjoy it yourself - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 32% Mapplethorpe (2019) It's a rise and fall picture that gives you no reason to care about the rise or the fall - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
9/10 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) In telling Paige's life story, Stephen Merchant, Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, and WWE have accomplished something remarkable, but also something that fits the very core of wrestling; it's for everyone - Fightful EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The ending tugs at the heartstrings and adds the series to the list of trilogies you don't want anyone to touch because you can't imagine a more fitting and perfect conclusion - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/5 76% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away is probably exclusively for historians and World War II aficionados due to its 3+ hour epic running length, but that's not to say anyone who turns it on will be bored out of their mind - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) It's unfortunate that Happy Death Day 2U is content on rehashing the same central mystery, as it is better than the original in nearly every other way - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 89% To Dust (2019) Place the unlikely pairing of Geza Rohrig and Matthew Broderick as frontrunners for the best on-screen duo of 2019 - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/5 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everything is slightly less awesome, but still pretty awesome - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is simultaneously a visual spectacle unlike anything ever before, also functioning as high-octane blockbuster action rooted in a nostalgic feel. They don't make movies like this anymore, and they also never did - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2/5 22% Miss Bala (2019) Tone deaf, directionless, a slog to sit through, no visible heroes masquerading as complex narrative writing, Miss Bala is one of those prime January stinkers we have come to expect - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 38% Untogether (2019) For every time I found myself annoyed by Untogether (these people make some dumb relationship decisions even if I understand mistakes are a part of navigating life), the writing and acting kept pulling me back in - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 88% Arctic (2019) Once you begin to break down the experience, it quickly becomes clear that the middle portion is the roughest with not much excitement, whereas the final stretch contains a few moments of intensity and a strong ending with confident direction - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 75% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) Forget Hitler and Bigfoot (although, I promise you will get your money's worth), this is a film about sacrificing love and personal fulfillment in order to fulfill heavy responsibilities to one's country - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
2/5 19% Serenity (2019) Enjoyment will vary depending on what you make of the second half reveal, which is nothing short of stupid, unbelievable, illogical, and severely undermines almost everything about the narrative - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) I'm not sure if the title is referring to the brittle bone-diseased but intelligent master orchestrator of dastardly plans Mr. Glass or how fragile the plot becomes as soon as one begins to analyze it, even at surface value - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
2/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would Be King goes on for 30 minutes too long including a completely unnecessary final battle that comes long after the initial charm and endearing camaraderie between these kids have worn out its welcome - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/5 14% An Acceptable Loss (2019) For a movie that gives talented women material usually dominated by men, it's a shame that they are let down by such a shoulder-shrugging narrative - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
3/5 73% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) Intense and occasionally disturbingly enlightening to some terrifying mindsets, and if nothing else, a blast to witness unfold - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
4/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Cold War is a beautiful showcasing of unbreakable and incomparably dedicated romance capable of strengthening the bond between any couple that watches it - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
2/5 33% Rockaway (2017) It feels like your standard sports film but bookended by violence, with some of the events during the ending coming across as rather convenient and poorly executed - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
41% The Upside (2019) Everyone seems to have entered this project with well-meaning intentions, but The Upside chooses to crowd-please rather than seriously explore its subject - The Spool EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/5 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) There is a game Bella and Lucas play called "Go Home" to avoid being impounded by authorities; it's a game I wanted to play around 20 minutes into the film - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 73% Destroyer (2018) Nicole Kidman kicks all kinds of serious ass here and it's glorious to behold, but if you strip away that gripping mother-daughter bond, you're left with a generic thriller swapping gender roles - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Some of the best moments in Stan & Ollie involve the two interacting as normal people would, only for the conversation to organically evolve into their humorous antics - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 48% Escape Room (2019) Yes, I know what escape rooms are, but anyone that's ever played an old-school survival horror video game such as Resident Evil will feel right at home during, possibly, the entire movie - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) It's a standard biopic, but with a subject as fascinating as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there are worse things you can do than adhere to straight history - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
4/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) It's a testament to the endless struggles true love can endure. That love is visible within every breathtaking shot of Fonny and Tish - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
2/5 62% Bird Box (2018) Bird Box would have functioned as far more intense and less formulaic to the apocalyptic genre by pushing the five-years-into-the-pandemic aspect, which forces the filmmakers to creatively play around with the plague that they have unleashed - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) Michael Bay always had the right idea by injecting humor into these movies, but Travis Knight has refined the jokes here while Christina Hodson has penned a script that understands both Transformers lore and the frustrated emotions of its central heroine - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 66% Vice (2018) The knife to the heart is that for as incredible as the film is, the sentiment might still be too late. Preserve it for every single future generation; Vice will forever remain vital. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux is a cross between Life Itself director Dan Fogelman's most offensive impulses and a backward version of A Star is Born - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) Both stars do some terrific things with the material in the finale, but the movie has lost so much goodwill by then that it's hard to muster up a care to give - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 70% The Mule (2018) I know Clint Eastwood still loves cranking out movies, but if he doesn't have a hit soon, well Bradley Cooper should whip out his guitar and croon that it's time to let the old ways die. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) If there is any higher power in this world Mary Poppins Returns, despite being a live-action film, will spark a rejuvenation for hand-drawn animation not just within Disney but the industry as an entity. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) Mortal Engines comes crumbling down immediately following the introduction, leaving behind rare loot demanding tighter craftsmanship - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman contains a one-on-one gladiator-style battle underwater and surrounded by lava. An octopus is also on the drums hyping up the fight. That's not even the craziest image in this aquatic adventure - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 96% Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) (2018) Alba August is incredible as the world-renowned Pippi Longstocking author, but #BecomingAstrid also finds an engaging and completely organic manner of foretelling how outstanding and resonant with children a writer she would become - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2/5 51% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Andy Serkis is failed by not having pockets as deep as Disney to create the photorealistic imagery that is truly needed to make this work and could have used a rewrite of the script - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018