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Robert Kojder

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 79% Creed II (2018) Sheer entertainment value covers up the scars from a recognizable story that has been beaten to a bloody pulp‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
5/5 98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) The final 30 minutes will tear your heart out, with the last five or so especially stomping on it for good measure, effectively driving home the complicated questions regarding family Kore-eda is posing‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
4/5 100% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Reverberates with meaning throughout our current modern-day societal landscape, propelling a good biopic into a great one; Saoirse Ronan's final speech comes along and sticks the landing.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 58% The Front Runner (2018) There's a halfway decent character study of Gary Hart here, wrapped around amazing scenes of Donna Rice that beg for a full adaptation. Now that's a story I would like to see, start to finish‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) The wild west was rough. Structuring an anthology film around such a controversial but uproariously entertaining period in time is also challenging and is both the greatest strength and most glaring flaw of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 93% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) There are touching themes universal to all ages, love for both its charming protagonists and the Disney brand as a whole, and it continues to turn the traditional vision of a Disney Princess upside down‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Make Wizarding Great Again‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 80% Instant Family (2018) Drifting between lighthearted laughs and a respectable amount of serious themes, Instant Family is genuinely moving‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 81% Overlord (2018) Whatever subtext Overlord is going for with its two male leads falls to the wayside in favor of blood and guts, but at least it's endlessly pleasurable to watch them spray all over the confines of a Nazi-controlled experimentation laboratory‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) There is fully realized depth within Jared's character, and thanks to the always impressive Lucas Hedges, he's enough to allow the film to function as engrossing for the majority of its duration‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) So much of the film is about females trying to get on the same page regardless of their lifestyle choices, pushing the notion that if they can, well, they would become indomitable. Such a theme makes the closing shot unforgettable‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
2/5 57% The Grinch (2018) The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is roughly an hour-long and contains none of the razzle-dazzle on display here, yet I would take it over this corporately manufactured remake in a heartbeat any day, no matter the size‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 59% Outlaw King (2018) For a historical epic, Outlaw King is blunt, straightforward action fare more interested in cramming betrayals, ambushes, and massive battles than intriguing history or characterizations ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
2/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) I won't say Claire Foy should go punish Fede Alvarez for this mess, because truthfully it does have its entertaining moments, and it probably isn't fully his fault, but the filmmakers were certainly the ones stuck in a spider's web cranking this one out‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 87% A Private War (2018) If Marie's goal was to give a voice to the voiceless, the film based on her work does the same; whenever Syrians come into the foreground reliving horrific experiences, even if it's for 30 seconds, their body language says more than any script ever could‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 81% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) As mixed of a bag it is, the very existence of The Other Side of the Wind is too intriguing for any serious film buff to not find of important value, but that doesn't make the experience necessarily great‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 62% Suspiria (2018) A sensory onslaught with layers of narrative depth, indulging in graphic violence both elegant and hellish‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
5/5 93% Wildlife (2018) Brings the life-altering pain of a family falling apart to the screen with genuine realism, building to an ending image that will linger. Wildlife is more than just an outstanding debut film from Paul Dano, it's one of the best films of the year.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 80% Green Book (2018) It may be safe, but there's also not a false note in Green Book‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
2/5 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The Nutcracker and the Four Realms doubles down on CGI, bright colors, and clichéd storytelling‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 88% Bodied (2018) Bodied is a classic tale of obsession sending up love for rap battling while forcing us to collectively rethink what is and isn't offensive. This is a rare breed of film that is both rapturously entertaining and thematically poignant‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
2/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Thinking about it, maybe I do wish Gerard Butler was screaming and shouting throughout it simply for some amusement. Such a thing would certainly make a better distraction than what 90% of the other characters are up to‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Queen fans will most definitely find a great deal of enjoyment, but it's the diehards and film aficionados that will come away feeling cheated out of an amazing and truthful biopic‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Marielle Heller has once again constructed a fascinating character portrait that requires multiple viewings to truly appreciate the depth of its central figure. As for Melissa McCarthy, well, I forgive you for The Happytime Murders and then some‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
1/5 0% London Fields (2018) There's a part where Billy Bob Thornton's terminally ill novelist , in his writer's block, begins typing **** over and over. I would be lying if I said I didn't contemplate doing the same thing once I realized I had to write about this movie‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 78% Halloween (2018) The last 10 minutes of this film speaks to the times we live in more than any slasher has before, effectively rendering it, in some ways, just as trailblazing as John Carpenter's original achievement‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 87% What They Had (2018) What They Had marks an outstanding debut for Elizabeth Chomko, who not only carefully crafts a touching story from her own personal pain, but elicits raw sadness alongside awkward laughs‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 61% The Oath (2018) The Oath doesn't quite stick the landing its third act is going for, but Ike Barinholtz proves himself as bold behind the camera and willing to jump out of his comfort zone. Black Friday has never been this demented‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 76% Mid90s (2018) As a filmmaker, Jonah Hill has instantly become one to watch just as much as an actor.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/5 68% The Happy Prince (2018) There's no denying the love put into this craft, but the end result feels basic, bland, safe, and intended for Rupert Everett himself more than any audience‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) The brilliance of Thunder Road is how Jim Cummings strikes a tone of outrageous humor and legitimately earned sadness within the same scene, a feat he accomplishes multiple times throughout the dark comedy‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 79% 22 July (2018) 22 July won't be for everyone, but there's no denying that Paul Greengrass has made a solid effort to explore these horrifying events in a way that doesn't outright offend even if the film's existence will forever be debatable‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling, and Justin Hurwitz are quickly making their case as the modern-day holy trinity of filmmaking; they have once again funneled their outstanding efforts to grippingly juxtapose sacrifice with ambition‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Take the candy you are most indifferent to and pretend it's what you just got in your trick-or-treat basket; that's what to expect here‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 95% Private Life (2018) Anytime we hear positive news regarding a new procedure, Rachel's (Kathryn Hahn) joy is palpable, and we are just as ready to cry right there with her whenever an unfortunate turn of events rains on the parade‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom has one of the better Stan Lee cameos going for it, but depending on your enjoyment for things that are so bad they are good, you may be long gone from the theater by then‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Answers aren't totally necessary, as Bad Times at the El Royale packs enough genre thrills, unexpected bursts of death, the right amount of unsettling weirdness, foot-tapping decade appropriate jukebox selections, and moral dilemmas for all involved‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Amandla Stenberg is a tour de force transforming into an empoweringly enraged ball of fury directed at the hate around her from adults that directly affects all generations. Tupac would approve‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
1/5 29% Night School (2018) Night School feels like Malcolm D. Lee going back to the laziness of his Scary Movie days; maybe he saw an early cut of his cousin Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman and decided to phone this one in and take the loss for whatever familial rivalry might exist‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet are aching portraits of genuine suffering; minor faults aside Beautiful Boy is the best film chronicling drug addiction since Darren Aronofsky's masterpiece Requiem for a Dream.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 87% Colette (2018) Colette doesn't just function as a competently crafted love letter to such an iconic female figure, but also a roadmap on toxic masculinity, fragile male egos, and sociopathic behavior patterns‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 89% All About Nina (2018) Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common are a winning duo but the heart of the film comes from Winstead; she's a mess that hits all of the required empathetic notes to get audiences on her side on the path to finding stability, peace of mind, and possibly love‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/5 76% Smallfoot (2018) Features quite a few song-and-dance numbers, but due to the distinct style of each performer, there's a wide genre variety to the music. Zenday's and Common's songs especially stand out, with the former deserving of an Oscar nomination‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
3/5 71% Assassination Nation (2018) If one soaks in the themes and fixates on the grander scope, Assassination Nation is a blast that feels grounded in reality even as it switches from Internet privacy lecturing to a gory female-centered tale of survival throughout the night‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 97% Blaze (2018) Blaze mentions that he never wanted to be a star, rather a legend. He has accomplished that ambitious and extraordinarily difficult feat, while Ethan Hawke's passionate love letter biopic is sure to help spread the legacy beyond country music.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Jacques Audiard subverts plot expectations quite a few times, successfully managing to shy away from backstabbing and betrayal. The ending is just as unexpected but warmly fitting after everything the brothers go through‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) This isn't meant to be a knock on the outstanding actors, but it's kind of disappointing when the best aspect of a fantasy mystery is the work from Jack Black and Cate Blanchett‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper and Gaga are irresistibly charming together consistently bringing out the best in each other, eliciting palpable trust both as on-screen characters and world-class stars comfortable in one another's shoes. Nothing is faked, everything is remarkable‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/5 13% Life Itself (2018) An ambitious exploration of multi-generational pain and suffering, intertwining character arcs and maintaining optimism in the face of hopelessness, all of which fly off the rails further and further with each passing scene‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) I can't imagine this being nearly as effective without Anna Kendrick's awkward comedic line delivery and Paul Feig's handle on how to marry seriousness with absurdist hilarity‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018