Robert Kojder

Robert Kojder
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog will encourage one to turn on one of the games and repeatedly make him jump onto spikes to his death as revenge - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 91% VFW (2020) Stephen Lang's grizzled and brutal performance rallies the troops for a cooperative last stand jampacked with severed limbs and decapitated heads - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 77% Buffaloed (2020) Peg's empowering approach to sticking it to the man will have you in her corner even though she is a scummy person breaking the law herself. It's a shame the rest is undercooked and occasionally feels phony - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 67% Olympic Dreams (2020) Between the strong performances and documentary-like approach to further integrate audiences into the time and place of this blossoming yet fleeting love, Olympic Dreams is a dreamy work of independent charm - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 39% Downhill (2020) Everything feels like an afterthought aside from the central couple, which is a good foundation to build upon but doesn't work when every other element is either tonally distracting, played for cheap laughs, or frustratingly overlooked - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
3/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) It's gonzo work with a spectacular climax. Margot Robbie continues to make her Harley one of the most iconic embodiments in all of comic book adaptations - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 88% Come to Daddy (2020) For better or worse, you will be left speechless - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/5 86% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Charmingly operates in the wheelhouse of dry humor from an unorthodox director choice, but thankfully it all pays of - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
2/5 44% Waiting for Anya (2020) Waiting for Anya is not terrible by any means, but no one will blame you for not sticking through the entire movie to see if she returns or not - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
2/5 62% Gretel & Hansel (2020) With Gretel & Hansel, Osgood Perkins is directing the hell out of a half-baked spin on the dark German fairytale - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 89% The Assistant (2020) It doesn't matter how light a film is on traditional storytelling when a directorial vision and devastating central performance gel together concocting something soul-crushing and socially poignant - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
3/5 72% The Lodge (2020) Strained believability aside, The Lodge is so sickeningly demented with what is going on and with what these characters are actually doing to each other, it's enough to work - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
2/5 27% The Rhythm Section (2020) The characters and story simply aren't good enough to justify saving the mild thrills until the last 45 minutes (and even then there are some serious pacing issues going from action sequence to action sequence) - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
1/5 12% The Turning (2020) The ending is reminiscent of a fakeout video game ending where the credits start rolling before pulling the curtains back up for one final chapter. No such thing happens in The Turning. It's so bad the filmmakers couldn't be bothered to finish it - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 59% The Last Full Measure (2020) What a specific character has done to the former battlefield, is a thing of beauty. It's the contemplative moment that transcends The Last Full Measure beyond its mushy feel-good tone into a genuinely thoughtful piece of work - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 73% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen breaks away from all its flaws just before it's too late, transitioning into something absurdly fun with a working nasty comeuppance for its more repellant characters - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/5 85% Color Out of Space (2020) One can make the case that Color Out of Space was always meant to be read and not absorbed visually, although these visuals are indeed face-melting - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
2/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Life is too short for this atrocious, braindead series - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
1/5 15% Dolittle (2020) No amount of scenery-chewing from Robert Downey Jr. or familiar voices can make Dolittle even remotely passable; it's a disaster - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/5 65% The Wave (2020) Like A Christmas Carol if that story involved a scummy lawyer cheating families out of life insurance policies, but with no holidays and plenty of heavy-handed morality lessons regarding the underclass and the upper class - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3/5 67% Troop Zero (2020) The solidarity the kids share for being weird while embracing David Bowie, a weird individual himself, slaps a smile on the face and is deserving of a badge itself - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
1/5 17% Disturbing the Peace (2020) What the hell did Guy Pearce do to lower himself appearing in low rent generic action fare such as this - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
3/5 47% Underwater (2020) Aside from one or two battles at the bottom of the ocean that are incoherent, the rest is entertaining with a take-charge badass performance from Kristen Stewart. Remember, it's not just water that will suffocate you, but the dread as well - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
1/5 20% Like a Boss (2020) It feels more fitting to just a list of the ways the lowbrow comedy embarrass Tiffany Haddish. She deserves a newly instated honorary award for the lengths she is willing to go for a laugh here - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
2/5 78% Speed of Life (2019) Speed of Life is a well-meaning tribute to David Bowie but could use a little more stardust to truly feel magical - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/5 45% Inherit the Viper (2020) Anthony Jerjen's directorial debut shines a light on the opioid epidemic, honing on not only how it breaks down a community, but even the most loyal and protective of families - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
2/5 43% Three Christs (2020) Three Christs starts out decently and then has a fall from grace - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
2/5 39% The Song of Names (2019) Any number of approaches would have likely yielded something far more incisive - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
2/5 20% The Grudge (2020) Individual sequences of The Grudge are occasionally decent, but the film lacks forward momentum. It never stops oscillating between mildly interesting and flat-out boring - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
3/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) A feel-good uplifting legal exercise that would fall flat if not for the incredible acting across the board - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
2/5 20% Cats (2019) Shoddy visual effects can be forgiven, but the biggest issue is that there isn't much energy to many of the performances, probably because even the actors were deeply puzzled as to what they were doing - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker represents the plummeting of Disney's artistic integrity - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Run-of-the-mill modern-day animated fare, but it's also hard to say no to Tom Holland and Will Smith playing off of one another - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) It's still a test of patience, but it's also a promise at returning to form as an all-time great filmmaker - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
1/5 39% Black Christmas (2019) Black Christmas goes about sensitive topics with the force of a jackhammer; a labor of love brimming with ideas that they all overflow and cancel each other out into a cinematic black sludge of disappointment - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
2/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level simply lacks the ambition that the talented cast, as terrific as they are, just can't salvage. They deserve better for being this funny and committed - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2/5 70% Bombshell (2019) It either needs to be a study of pure evil and the driving motivators behind his behavior or a complex woman dropping the titular bombshell. Bombshell simply doesn't make enough noise with this material - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is master class filmmaking from every conceivable aspect; if Martin Scorsese was the cinematic revolution of his time, the Safdie Brothers are modern-day insurgents - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is a gem of a film and person, a relevant reminder that the government and media are not always on our side, and a vessel for incredible ensemble acting - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 91% Clemency (2019) It's probably the rawest portrayal of the death penalty ever put to screen, fixated on the psychological toll it takes on both sides of the equation - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Every scene, spoken word of dialogue, and display of body language is crucial and informative to writer and director Céline Sciamma's slow-scorching Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) You might make your own heroic 300-yard dash following 1917 just to watch it again; it's ambitious with much to take away and contemplate over, equal parts unforgettable and frustrating - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The Two Popes has all the holy magic it needs from Fernando Marseilles' direction and Anthony McCarten's script that blends pain and humor - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) Little Women is a triumphant modernization thanks to a delightful cast, immaculate direction, and stunning period piece details. It's damn near impossible to not come away smiling, especially with an ending that ingenious - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
2/5 51% 21 Bridges (2019) Chadwick Boseman's swagger and the average direction alone just aren't enough to make any of these bridges worth crossing - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) It's a tearjerker illustrating how much every second of life matters; it should be spent rebuilding frail connections, not further damaging them - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) It's worth a watch alone for the passionate performances eliciting yearning to reconnect, anguish, and remorse. The final shot more than makes up for the mistakes along the way - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 84% Les Misérables (2020) Admittedly, it is a miserable experience for the right reasons - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II is a visual treat for the eyes that simply has no ambition to be anything more than an average sequel. Let this franchise go away if the only ideas left are generic stories with bare minimum character development - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 89% Dark Waters (2019) Todd Haynes has applied his own signature touches to a legal thriller, resulting in an experience both cold and rattling - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019