Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
21% The Starling (2021) It just doesn't get the mix quite right -- you can get from there to here. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2021
77% Surge (2020) An intense and engaging film from its first shaky, shaky frames. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2021
96% I'm Your Man (2021) It's an interesting question, and it's beautifully executed. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2021
61% Birds of Paradise (2021) The dancers are very good, and Jacqueline Bisset playing that devil -- she was absolutely outstanding. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2021
100% Live at Mister Kelly's (2021) I love this movie, I love this movie, I love this movie! - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2021
30% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) I don't buy for one second that Ben Platt is a 17-year-old boy in this film at all. The story depends on that, so it's undermined from the beginning. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2021
72% The Guilty (2021) These performances and these ideas floating around were very, very important, and held me to it even when I was feeling lead a little bit along the way. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2021
79% No Man of God (2021) Interesting. It's not bloody, it's not gory... It's about this process that this profile went through. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
70% Together (2021) Mostly, I just wanted to turn the volume down. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
No Score Yet The Magnificent Meyersons (2021) I deeply appreciated this very interesting film with a great cast, all doing excellent work. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
43% The Colony (Tides) (2021) A film that gets a whole lot out of very little. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
78% Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (2021) The teasing of some kind of controversy is sort of unnecessary for this film... The guy we saw doing those paintings is who Bob Ross was. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
31% He's All That (2021) I suppose young folks who didn't see She's All That will enjoy this... It's cute. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
60% Vacation Friends (2021) It's the goofy that makes the movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
84% Candyman (2021) This is not as good as the original film... If you're more than 30-years-old and remember the original, go ahead and give this a shot. But it's really not the same. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2021
83% The Last Matinee (Red Screening) (2021) A classically composed horror movies, for fans of horror movies, about horror movies. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
93% Swan Song (2021) Udo Kier's best performance. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
88% Bring Your Own Brigade (2021) This film is often captivating and enthralling... But I don't know what I'm supposed to take from all this. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
82% Whirlybird (2021) Interesting and worth knowing. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
88% Nine Days (2021) Pretentious and obnoxious. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
89% Ailey (2021) Poetic -- absolutely beautiful. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
90% The Suicide Squad (2021) We're not supposed to notice all this pilfering from movies of our childhood, but I noticed them. This movie is a mess. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2021
75% Meander (2021) This is torture porn... If you're not into that, then stay away from this. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
100% Death of Nintendo (2021) A lovely coming of age drama... It's a very funny and touching film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
88% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) Here's the bottom line: these are good, well-acted, well-written [R.L.] Stein plots. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
90% Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) (2021) An absolutely breathtaking debut. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
80% Summertime (2021) I love this film as much as it loves Los Angeles, which is deeply. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
79% Black Widow (2021) It suggests to me that there was never a real grasp on what this film was supposed to be. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
19% The Misfits (2021) It's not in his top tier of material, but it's definitely a Renny Harlin film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
86% The Dose (La dosis) (2021) A very taut and pointed little thriller. I liked it a lot. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
91% Sublet (2021) A fairly obvious but otherwise effective light drama. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
91% Holler (2021) Miss Barden is just wonderful in this movie, but so is everyone else. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
94% In the Heights (2021) It's all very much in the shape of that era of [the musical] Rent that has been upon us for about 20 years now. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
80% Cliff Walkers (2021) The action scenes are thrilling, but this is big, big, big melodrama!... It is an interesting history, a little bit of which comes to the fore in this film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
25% Above Suspicion (2021) It's all interesting stuff, but not fodder for a movie. There's not enough there for a movie like this to fill in. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
59% Initiation (2021) This is better than an average hack-and-slash, thinking about more than just blood and gore -- although there is plenty of blood and gore. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
80% Undergods (2021) You have to work your way through it, but if you allow it to overwhelm you, it's really quite striking. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
78% The Unthinkable (Den blomstertid nu kommer) (2021) It's very intense, overly long, and by the end I just wanted it to be over. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
96% The Disciple (2020) If you let yourself fall into [Indian music], it's really quite beautiful... And this film explores all of that, along with the idea of "What is it that makes you a master of what you do?" - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
78% The Water Man (2021) Heartfelt, but overwrought and overplayed throughout. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
98% The Paper Tigers (2021) This is a real solid Kung Fu butt-kicker, except that it's funny in that Karate Kid and Rumble in the Bronx kind of way. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
48% Here Today (2021) It can be saccharine, syrupy and silly... But I got to tell you, I just didn't care. I love Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish, and when they mix it up, man they really mix it up. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
66% Wrath of Man (2021) It hits every one of those genres nice and hard, and it pops. It's going to go at number two among my [favorite] Guy Ritchie films. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
No Score Yet The Race to Save the World (2021) These are all very fine people and I appreciate what they're doing, but I didn't learn anything new here. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
86% Jakob's Wife (2021) The wackier things get, the more droll [Jay DeVon Johnson] becomes, and he is really, really funny. Once I started rolling with his take on what's going on, the film got a little funny for me. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
60% Beate (2018) It's charming in the vein of The Full Monty. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
50% Monday (2021) When they were just roaming around beautiful Greece, I was enjoying the movie. When they get into the story? Nah. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
89% Reefa (2021) It's a story about art -- what is art, and who gets to say? - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
59% We Broke Up (2021) This was okay -- maybe even more than that... It's just never as funny as its first joke. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
No Score Yet Dark State (2021) I have no idea what was going on in this movie, but it's just terrible. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021