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Robert Kojder

Robert Kojder
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 89% Phantom Thread (2017) Reynolds mentions that he likes to leave hidden notes and messages stitched into the dresses he creates as a way of forever imbuing that individual garment with a piece of himself; Daniel Day-Lewis does the same in every single one of his performances‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 86% The Post (2017) The Post parallels and thoughtfully expands on the modern-day political landscape while simultaneously functioning as sharply written journalistic detective work‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 32% Wonder Wheel (2017) Say what you will about Wonder Wheel, but it remains committed to tragedy and melodrama with a self-awareness so in-your-face, it mitigates some of the 1950's Coney Island-set relationship drama's irritating aspects‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
5/5 95% The Shape of Water (2017) It will go down as one of the most magical fairy-tales of its generation and is so mesmerizing that Pan's Labyrinth no longer holds the title of Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece. The Shape of Water is the absolute best film of the year.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) There hasn't been a historical figure this convincing and meticulously brought to life since Daniel Day-Lewis put on the iconic black top hat to play Abraham Lincoln‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 75% Una (2017) Mara and Mendelsohn are able to provide layers to the troubling past and present of their characters that, in the wrong hands, could have resulted in an irredeemable piece of creepy trash‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 50% The Pirates of Somalia (2017) Buckley's script and direction frequently get sidetracked with fictional subplots and bizarre animated sequences that feel wildly out of place‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
5/5 93% The Disaster Artist (2017) The side-by-side comparisons during the ending credits will leave you speechless if you're magically not already dead from laughing‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) I Love You, Daddy is much in line with the awkward situational humor to be expected from Louis C.K. It doesn't necessarily have the answers to the questions it presents, but it certainly brings an interesting discussion to the table‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It loses its way and literally becomes another A Christmas Carol, so why watch this when one countless other and undeniably better adaptations exist?‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 96% Coco (2017) Coco is dealing with life and death in ways that will genuinely move just about anyone that watches it‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) It's a misfire for sure, but his next project should definitely be anticipated solely for whatever unorthodox character Gilroy cooks up next.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) There is definitely some fine acting with some nice shots of the village and effort to evoke the 1970s, but it's not enough to save overall bland filmmaking.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Whether audiences are drawn more to the one-on-one homosexual romance or the larger scale story of activism at large, what cannot be denied is that BPM (Beats Per Minute) has authenticity and sincerely going for it‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) Is it an improvement from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Absolutely, but the same flaws persist, including new ones. Thankfully, the Justice League themselves are a fun bunch to be around, ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is Martin McDonagh's most scorching work to date; it's immensely entertaining, engaging, savagely brutal, stingingly written with social relevancy, and layered gracefully with musings on anger‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 85% Wonder (2017) Wonder is a family-friendly movie boasting a message of acceptance that both children and adults can, and should, get behind‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 97% Mudbound (2017) The film could easily be remade to fit modern times, which is disappointing. Mudbound is simultaneously devastating and uplifting‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 80% My Friend Dahmer (2017) The scariest thing about My Friend Dahmer is the incredible level of restraint; Jeffrey Dahmer doesn't kill a single person in the near two-hour picture. Instead, he gradually becomes one step closer to imploding into serial murder necrophiliac‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Murder on the Orient Express runs its course from beginning to end, neither picking up steam nor derailing into subzero hell‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) It's much more entertaining when crassness is abandoned‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's a portrait of a reunion between three friends that went on to lead drastically different lives after the war, and their camaraderie feels genuine. Not to mention, nearly everything Bryan Cranston says is hilarious.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 82% Mayhem (2017) Mayhem never strays far from social commentary or corporate comeuppance, making its blood-soaked carnage easy to cheer on‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's all relatable and arresting to watch unfold, with a heartwarming closing shot that will make you want to call your Mama and tell her you love her‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 81% The Square (2017) The final act is where the film weaves a few of these zany scenarios into something far more complex that asks Christian deep moral questions, and by extension demands the audience to juxtapose all of it with their own lives‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 90% Princess Cyd (2017) Bucks genre conventions to explore how opposing personalities and generational gaps can bring about respectful admiration and togetherness.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
1/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) A Bad Moms Christmas, much like its predecessor, has an admirable idea of paying tribute to all these unsung female heroines; it's too bad the filmmakers are only concerned with vagina and d*** jokes‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 87% Novitiate (2017) There's a terrific ensemble cast and strong period piece work (especially costume work of the wedding dresses representing marriage to God) at play in Novitiate‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 54% LBJ (2017) When the film isn't cracking jokes the film explores Johnson's desire to be liked by the public and fears of rejection but doesn't go far enough to ensure compelling results‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Similar to how Guardians of the Galaxy is James Gunn's baby, Taika Waititi should be given the keys to Asgard and wherever Thor's adventures take him‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 71% Wonderstruck (2017) It's an ambitious project that misses the mark, but it certainly deserves points for creativity and attempting to defy conventions in a manner that would please both young and old.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Then there's the ending, which is touching but deserves to be in a far better film, preferably one that understands how to reach its point in a coherent manner that doesn't abandon side stories and is aware of how to mix polar opposite tones‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos' greatest strength as a writer (along with his frequent collaborator Efthymis Fillippou) and director is his ability to elicit laughter from distressing situations, and there are a handful of such scenes here permeating with suffocating dread.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 80% Tragedy Girls (2017) Tragedy Girls is essentially Scream 4, but instead of insultingly stupid it's relentlessly fun with sharp insight‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 65% Breathe (2017) Garfield delivers a strong performance built on eye contact and body language, and it's honestly the strongest aspect of Serkis' debut feature‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Imagine trying to hurl a baseball at a beehive full of honey, only for the pitch to wildly miss and smash Eeyore in the face, and you have the script for this film‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 52% Jungle (2017) Jungle most definitely expands on the meaning of the expression "it's a jungle out there".‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 83% Marshall (2017) Thurgood Marshall is a real-life superhero and Marshall is his origin story‐ Flickering Myth
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4/5 82% Loving Vincent (2017) Loving Vincent is the definition of a one-of-a-kind animated feature, and a competently crafted untangling of the mysteries surrounding the death of Vincent van Gogh that also celebrates his life work‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) It's disappointing that Happy Death Day is unable to come up with a successful blueprint for a spin on Groundhog Day, as placing that concept inside of a horror film isn't necessarily a bad idea‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
5/5 95% The Florida Project (2017) Bittersweet and heartbreaking; words can't describe the simultaneous emotional devastation and wide-smiled happiness induced by the ending‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 33% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) It's absolutely flawed and misses out on its full potential, but functions thanks to at least finding focus when doling out the facts and showing what went on throughout the investigation‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
3/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Zahler is still growing as a filmmaker (he hopefully will learn that more isn't always better) and on the cusp of crafting a truly great piece. Until then, enjoy this gruesome work of character-driven brutality that is Brawl in Cell Block 99‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is Noah Baumbach continuing to provide authentic portraits of upper-class dysfunctional families, only this time he has unleashed three career-best performances (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Dustin Hoffman) ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It's an arresting blend of artistic and blockbuster sensibilities that will stand the test of time right beside its trailblazing predecessor‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 87% American Made (2017) Antiheroes require an actor that radiates charisma, so it's no shock that Tom Cruise (reunited with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman) makes for a likable drug runner, gun smuggler, and greedy scumbag whose financial thirst cannot be quenched‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The Mountain Between Us falls right off a cliff, dipping down from a serviceable tale of inspirational survival into over the top, melodrama cheese‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
2/5 18% Woodshock (2017) Visuals should always service the story, which is why Tom Ford (another fashion designer turned director) has found success, and that's the lesson that the Mulleavy's should take away from their misfire of a feature debut‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
4/5 94% Stronger (2017) The road to recovery is filled with both the good and bad sides of Jeff Bauman, and thankfully so, as that's what makes a biopic truly captivating‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
1/5 15% Friend Request (2017) Friend Request is an incompetent, ghastly looking, woodenly acted, unintentionally howlingly hilarious, nonsensical mess of a fright feature‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017