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Robert Kojder

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 10% Kings (2018) Look, Deniz Gamze Ergüven is a talented filmmaker, and I'm sure Kings was conceived with admirable intentions, but what made it to the screen is a dumpster fire. There is nothing redeemable‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
2/5 83% The House of Tomorrow (2018) The connection between rebellious music and inspiring personalities is certainly a tricky one to pull off, but the story as a whole and characters deserve better than the amateurish scripting and cringe-inducing comedy on display here‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/5 35% Super Troopers 2 (2018) By the time Farva is paralyzed from drugs rolling around a mall on a motorized scooter, it becomes clear that a sequel is more than welcome, although Super Troopers 2 is consistently hilarious throughout.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
4/5 96% The Endless (2018) The atmosphere of both the backwoods nature and eerie friendliness of the community are inviting; audiences want to stick around by this cult, and that is at once the highest compliment one can give the film and a terrifying feeling‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
5/5 86% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is a visually arresting, hypnotic, distressing fever nightmare look at PTSD; Joaquin Phoenix is sensational. This film will never leave your mind.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 0% Krystal (2018) Krystal deserves more than a better man, she deserves to be in a stronger effort more willing to give her some characterization‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 50% Rampage (2018) The filmmakers appear to be staunchly against embracing what Rampage is until the final 40 minutes; anyone that has ever played a Rampage game is going to smile a lot watching Chicago get leveled‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Despite not actually being scary and sometimes howlingly dumb, Truth or Dare is idiotic, intermittently smart, hilarious fun, and could easily become the next big franchise for Blumhouse‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 90% Lean on Pete (2018) Authentic, gorgeously photographed, and equipped with the ability to make anyone cry, Lean on Pete is a worthy adaptation of the source material and an intimate portrait of America's underclass‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/5 72% Wildling (2018) The script needs a reworking to figure out how the third act evolution from character drama into bloody violence can be organic and relevant to the rest of the narrative with substance‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3/5 78% Where Is Kyra? (2018) the beautiful photography and Michelle Pfeiffer's winning performance are the only elements worth recommending, but then again, they are top-notch ingredients to this middling feature‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/5 68% Finding Your Feet (2018) All the presented ideas are undercooked, leaving audiences with an overlong, sentimental, waste of time only mitigated by actors still putting in reliable work‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/5 78% Beirut (2018) Beirut has a unique approach going for it but squanders it in exchange for monotonous scenes of expository dialogue and all factions scheming against one another‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
4/5 82% Blockers (2018) Kay Cannon has accomplished a great deal to admire with her hilarious debut feature Blockers; not only is it the rare teen-sex comedy from the perspectives of young women, but it challenges society's archaic perception of sexuality‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
3/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) To Krasinski's credit, he doubles down on this concept, forcing the family of four to communicate through whispers and sign language that is subtitled for the viewers; it successfully transforms all sound into a horror element‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The animation is complex, and coupled with the story, ensures that the film will garner a Best Animated Feature at next year's Oscars giving whatever Disney has in store a run for their money‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/5 72% Final Portrait (2018) Geoffrey Rush gives a methodical performance that captures the intricacies of a complex tortured artist, and to the film's benefit, he swears, smokes, and paints through nearly every scene‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 78% Gemini (2018) Those considering a career as an assistant to Hollywood actors may end up rethinking their ambitions after watching Gemini‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) It's a love letter to the things we love by someone who is responsible for some of the things we love most‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
4/5 92% Journey's End (2018) Contains raw authenticity in both the production design and characterizations that juxtapose both young and old caught up in this hell‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
1/5 16% Midnight Sun (2018) It is slightly offensive that the script is only making use of a horrible disease like XP to bring audiences to tears, and no, a card during the end credits letting everyone know that it is a real condition is not enough justification‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) Somehow, a casually traveling camel or soldiers breaking out and doing the foxtrot dance are just memorable moments instead of defining moments of the film. Every shot and conversation has something important to say‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim simply had more personality whereas Uprising delivers the same style of excitement, but filtered through a more generic Hollywood lens‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 79% Unsane (2018) A suspenseful and well-acted win for Soderbergh that successfully captures the auteur's dry tone inside of a twisty psychological thriller.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 51% Submission (2018) Submission is a fine film held back by a script full of convenient plot developments and flimsy writing; a cautionary tale for the consequences of men thinking with their junk too much‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet As Far as the Eye Can See (2018) Southern hospitality is ever so present in shorts director David Franklin's debut feature As Far as the Eye Can See, a meditative and nuanced look at the past and carrying on family legacies‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 79% I Kill Giants (2018) A gem of a film that will carry substance for nerdy girls that unnecessarily get picked on or anyone that can relate to some of the depressing domestic situations‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
3/5 52% Flower (2018) Flower makes light of very serious subjects; it means well but is shoddily written and inconsistently directed. With that said, I wholeheartedly admit I was engaged throughout every second.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
4/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Armando Iannucci's satire is blisteringly on point and delightfully scathing‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 82% Prodigy (2018) Cut down on some characters, rework the script to be more stimulating and thought-provoking, and either commit to the black-and-white presentation or not, and then the filmmakers might be onto something with Prodigy‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Will it light the world on fire like Wonder Woman? No, but Tomb Raider is another step in the right direction of female empowerment finding representation in cinema.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2/5 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) I would have preferred watching the Batsheva Dance Company for two hours‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
2/5 67% Happy End (2017) Haneke is admirably reaching to examine sensitive subjects regarding mental health and social media in a serious way, it's just frustrating that something this cold and directionless is the finished project.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2/5 41% Gringo (2018) Gringo has an ensemble cast of eccentric characters but director Nash Edgerton is unsuccessful at bringing out the true zaniness within them that is begging to be unleashed‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 37% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Increasingly grows more over-the-top every passing minute; by the end it feels as if Burlap Sackman's depiction could be sued as plagiarism of Resident Evil 4 over how much damage he soaks up without dying (all he is missing is the trademark chainsaw).‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Despite director Ava DuVernay's strongest imaginative efforts and ambitious aspirations, like a character in the visual spectacle says, "in order to be great, you actually have to be great"‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Thoroughbreds consistently defies expectations thanks to a sharply written script that balances reprehensible characters with poignant themes to observe; Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke pull off this tricky and bizarre dynamic‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
2/5 52% The Forgiven (2018) Transitions back and forth from being a glorified play to a made-for-TV looking political drama, but well-meaning and educational‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
4/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) For those willing to have their patience tested, Loveless does serve up a provocative examination of relationships and how toxicity can affect those closest to them. Just like the gray, colorless visual palette, it doesn't offer much optimism‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Eli Roth's ultraviolent revenge trip adds nothing worthwhile to the gun laws conversation... it chooses to exploit the situation for the sake of violence and macho entertainment. Just roll with the throwback 80's action vibe and mindless carnage‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) From a romantic standpoint, the most beautiful aspect of Love, Simon is that through nothing but emails it's believable that these two students could fall for one another; it's not about physical appearances or social status or anything superficial‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
3/5 92% Midnighters (2018) Chock full of surprises up its sleeve, especially in that it's a thriller of errors beginning unlikable that over time reveals itself to be twisted and thoughtful, commenting on gender politics and more‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3/5 82% Game Night (2018) Even though during the final act it's difficult not to mentally check out, there's fun to be found in its slightly demented zaniness, all fitted with a dark and electronic score from Cliff Martinez‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
4/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is high-minded science fiction where only those who actively enjoy thinking about and dissecting multiple themes need apply‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 100% Rogers Park (2018) A fine script boasting confident direction that gets terrific mileage out of its diverse ensemble of independent actors, all while set against a Chicago backdrop, make Rogers Park worth checking out and pondering over after the credits roll‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
2/5 58% Half Magic (2018) I admire what Heather Graham was going for with her directorial debut (it's definitely coming at the right time), but there's not a fraction of magic here, let alone half‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Mercury in Retrograde (2017) It's a must watch for anyone that values relationships; the trio of women are unequivocally absorbing‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) The introduction sees Dominika's beloved dancing career ended by a nasty leg injury, but following her first espionage mission, she is an infinitely stronger woman in both body and mind, and really, that's the world's best weapon‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 95% Tehran Taboo (2018) Things are just as bleak at the end as they began, driving home the point that citizens, absolutely women, have every right in the world for wanting to seek refuge in more hospitable, progressive, developed, countries‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 96% Black Panther (2018) If Wakanda, invisible to the naked eye yet brimming with futuristic technology that could better the entire planet, is a beautifully depicted metaphor for representation, then Killmonger is a manifestation of African-American pain past and present‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018