Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% The World of Henry Orient (1964) I love this film. Funnily, I don't think you could make this film today. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
85% Zombi Child (2020) It doesn't quite work, but I do like the idea behind this and there are some good performances. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
No Score Yet Elsewhere (2020) It's wildly erratic in tone. It needed to pick a lane and stay in that lane. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
40% Quezon's Game (2020) An interesting historical story here, not very well done in cinematic terms. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
84% Color Out of Space (2020) [Nicolas Cage] goes flat-out bananas in this movie and, yes, there's a certain amount of fun when that happens. But does it actually make for cinema? No, I don't think so, guys. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
88% My Name is Myeisha (2020) This is just wonderful, but you have to stick with it because it's coming from a bit of a sideways place. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
14% The Turning (2020) This is the difficult thing about ghost stories... Sweetie, whatever happens you got coming to you, because there is plainly a ghost in this house. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
72% The Gentlemen (2020) Sure, I like this movie. I've liked it every time [Guy Ritchie] has made it. He's been making it for 25 years... For me, it's all starting to wear a little thin. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
42% Inherit the Viper (2020) I like where this film is set and what it's about. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
44% Three Christs (2020) To the extent that [the experiment] was an interesting thing to do, this is an interesting movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
92% Weathering with You (2020) It is ridiculously beautiful... [The] opening sequence is almost worth the entire film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
21% Like a Boss (2020) It's odd how a movie that has so many interesting turns of phrase and quick wit can in and of itself not be funny at all. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
50% Underwater (2020) Miss Stewart continues to be the most fabulous thing in Hollywood, so far as I am concerned... She just pulls the ripcord and goes for it. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.0 78% Speed of Life (2019) Though it may not get the mechanics of quantum physics exactly right, SPEED OF LIFE gets everything else about how the universe works just about perfect. - DigiGods EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3.0 78% Speed of Life (2019) Though it may not get the mechanics of quantum physics exactly right, SPEED LIFE gets everything else about how the universe works just about perfect. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
No Score Yet Ice Princess Lily (2019) So bad for so many different reasons. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
64% She's Missing (2019) A very good little movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
92% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) This is a perfectly beautiful movie, although so deeply painful. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) I love that Greta [Gerwig] takes not only ideas from the book... She's closing the gap between Jo [March] and Louisa May Alcott and showing us that these women were the same. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
83% Just Mercy (2020) This is not a story that one has not seen before -- yet it is a story that is so deeply true and so moving. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
90% 1917 (2020) You get a sense of what it was like in the trenches in World War I. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
92% Clemency (2019) Alfre Woodard [is] absolutely extraordinary here. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Long, meandering and constantly looping back onto itself - which is less fan service than just a lack of cleverness. - CineGods.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
37% Seberg (2020) Miss Stewart is just extraordinary... She inhabits this performance. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
81% A Hidden Life (2019) A return to form... Beautiful writing, beautiful filmmaking. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
85% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) I liked this movie a whole lot... The thing about [Kael's] writing was that she wrote as she spoke. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
85% Cunningham (2019) It crystallizes what [Merce Cunningham] was doing. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
40% Black Christmas (2019) It's done a little bit too straight for my taste... I was also a little uncomfortable with how flatly it laid out its arguments. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
74% Richard Jewell (2019) This is excellent filmmaking and a very good film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) This cracked me up -- I'm sorry, these movies are funny! - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
69% Bombshell (2019) This movie's funny... [But] I don't think it ought to be so funny. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
91% Uncut Gems (2019) It is quite good. Intensity is the thing that the Safdie brothers work with. They start a film out going at 60mph and keep applying the gas. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
No Score Yet When Harry Met Sally... 30th Anniversary Presented By TCM (2019) I love this movie with all my heart. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
No Score Yet Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's The Winter's Tale (2015) It's done very beautifully... Big, straightforward Kenneth Branaugh Shakespeare. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% Away (2019) Deeply moving and breathtaking. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
69% My Friend the Polish Girl (2019) A really heady little film that seeped into me. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% Cavale (2019) I did like this movie quite a lot... [A] wacky little movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
85% Les Misérables (2020) It's quite fascinating. I really like this movie a lot. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) [Screenwriter Anthony McCarten] really understands this material and he gives [these characters] very individual and specific voices. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Very entertaining in a number of ways. Thrilling, kind of funny... Love these two actors together. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% To Kid or Not to Kid (2019) This is interesting to me because I decided to not have children in a very deliberate way. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
80% 16 Bars (2019) There is so much talent that it's almost dizzying. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
61% Crown Vic (2019) My problem with this movie... is that it wants us to empathize with Thomas Jane's character. But the thing is, his character's just a crooked cop. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
96% Atlantics (2019) This is a very deft movie... [Mame Bineta Sane] is just absolutely striking in this movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
79% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) A rip-roaring biography. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
64% The Good Liar (2019) It [begins] like a good David Mamet play woven into a good Agatha Christie mystery... They undermine it all at the end of the movie... Nevertheless, wonderful performances by Helen [Mirren] and Ian [McKellen]. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Miss Stewart is just wonderful... She's just fantastic. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
78% The All-Americans (2019) We get a sense of the history of this game: where it comes from and where it goes to... It's really interesting. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
No Score Yet Disco'd (2019) It doesn't give the full picture. This picture is true, but it's incomplete. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
80% Cold Brook (2019) A very well done, simply made film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019