Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Excellent in this movie is Jennifer Jason Leigh as the organizational spymaster -- She's so creepy! - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
75% A Call to Spy (2020) The history here is extremely important and these are people whose names we need to know. There's an OK little spy thriller in here, too, but it's a little clumsy. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
100% My Name Is Pedro (2020) It's about the system and how it pushed back against what a true innovator wants to do. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
81% Herb Alpert is... (2020) I love Herb Alpert and listening to all of these stories about him and his musical legacy was absolutely fascinating to me... It's fairly decent filmmaking, but ordinary filmmaking. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
98% Spontaneous (2020) You can't help but look at this film and think there's some underlying commentary about [school shootings]... It really is tough to watch, although it does get funny occasionally. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
87% The Social Dilemma (2020) It's captivating and entertaining. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
83% The Andorra Hustle (2020) I found it absolutely intriguing and fascinating. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
93% Critical Thinking (2020) When John Leguizamo is just flowing with those kids... this movie is as good as any other [classroom drama]. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
93% Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (2020) This film tells you a lot about who Jimmy Carter is as a person... It's just a fantastic walk through that history. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
80% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) It's quintessentially a Charlie Kaufman film -- plus one of the creepiest horror films I've ever seen. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
74% Mulan (2020) This is ultimately a father and daughter story... That emotional story gets me every time. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
60% Project Power (2020) A good, solid action drama. A neat old premise with a diverse and energetic cast. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
100% Jazz on a Summer's Day (2020) It's an exquisite look at a period that is long gone. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
88% Sputnik (2020) It has the sensibility of [Andrei] Tarkovsky, but it also has the rage and thriller aspects of Ridley Scott. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
83% Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) All very interesting, particularly how it's explained to us by film historians. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
63% Spree (2020) This is all very clever and it completely works, but it does require a certain amount of effort. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
94% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed is doing particularly amazing work in this very, very good film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
41% The Big Ugly (2020) It's very intense... [And] very interesting politics. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
67% Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison (2020) There's a certain sort of wisdom that's espoused by this character... It's really funny, but if you're really paying attention, there's some good nuggets in there, too. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
93% Ride Your Wave (2020) Charming! Perhaps overly so in some ways. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
77% Summerland (2020) The British always seem to be able to find new, interesting stories on the Second World War. Miss Swale has found one here. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
92% Rebuilding Paradise (2020) This was a pretty homogenous community... The film doesn't really speak to that very much. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
98% The Fight (2020) It's a fairly thrilling and gut-wrenching examination of how these things work. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
80% The Hater (Hejter) (2020) [Maciej Musialowski] is a wonderful actor... He has a way of contorting his face. He tells the story behind his eyes. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
14% MILF (2018) It's kind of sweet and moving. I liked it a lot! - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
71% Carmilla (2020) A saturated movie dripping with passion. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
29% Easy Does It (2020) It's absolutely absurd, but kind of wonderfully so. When it's not flat-out goofy, it manages to pull off bits of poignancy and melancholy. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
38% Ghosts of War (2020) It's a horror movie and a war movie, and I really appreciated the war movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
11% A Nice Girl Like You (2020) This movie is just light as a feather, but that's okay because it's also funny and cute. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
91% Father Soldier Son (2020) Some of it is devastating to the family, but possibly to we who watch it as well. I was deeply moved by what happened to this family. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
81% Flannery (2020) They didn't seem to want to put the complete nature of Flannery O'Connor in this film. To me, that's a fail. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
30% Dirt Music (2019) It doesn't want to commit to being about what it's about... Mostly I think it's just a copout. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
81% The Painted Bird (2020) Brutal, the film is. Very powerful, except for slight manipulation. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
94% Babyteeth (2020) A beautiful little romantic movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet One-Way to Tomorrow (Yarina tek Bilet) (2020) I like this movie very, very much... Excellent work. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
40% You Should Have Left (2020) Right when this movie starts, the entire game is given away. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
95% My Darling Vivian (2020) This movie really gets interesting when we get past all of that and we see her from the time of that divorce until she is 71-years-old. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
98% Disclosure (2020) Elucidating regarding many things relative to the transgender folk. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) This is what I would call a thoughtful entertainment. Well done and full of meaningful content. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Outback (2019) It becomes a very dark and dire movie... But I like the way this debuting director, Mike Green, creeps up on all that. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
70% Think Like a Dog (2020) This one is for really young kids... It's perfectly OK. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
89% You Don't Nomi (2020) I like the documentary very much... Nomi was always a badass feminist hero. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
71% Becky (2020) Perfectly serviceable thriller... I almost watched all of this movie before I realized that was Kevin James! - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
100% Dykes, Camera, Action! (2018) I absolutely adored this movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
91% Spelling the Dream (2020) I absolutely adored this movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) What's great about this movie is the pace of it and the acting. Particularly that of Elisabeth Moss, who is just wonderful in everything she does. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
93% Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) It's really fascinating to watch [Kate Nash] negotiate all of this... I would really recommend that young women watch this movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
76% Military Wives (2020) Just like The Full Monty... [Director] Peter Cattaneo has a theme that he likes, and he does it very well. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
87% The Trip to Greece (2020) The best of the [four films] and here's why: there's a whole lot more "real" in this one. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) I rather enjoyed this zany film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020