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Robert Kojder

Robert Kojder
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) It takes a confident vision to essentially make a grounded sci-fi thriller that amounts to an episodic series of intricate conversations, bringing it in for a landing that is both heavily foreshadowed but also thought-provoking‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
2/5 69% The High Note (2020) It's evident that this is the first feature script from writer Flora Greeson, because everything here is formulaic, predictable, and at worst, concludes with a preposterous plot twist‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
3/5 66% The Lovebirds (2020) A simplistic barebones story, but it's REALLY f****** funny. Frankly, that's all that matters‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/5 28% Inheritance (2020) If Inheritance finds a following and is remembered at all, it will be for how goddamn entertaining Simon Pegg is as Morgan, quickly morphing the proceedings into compelling trash‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
2/5 44% Body Cam (2020) The idea is clever, the kills are joyously twisted, but everything in between bores and grinds Body Cam to a halt‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
3/5 89% The Trip to Greece (2020) Touring with these two lovable goofballs might be the closest anyone gets to vacation during the current health crisis. Fortunately, it's also time well spent‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
50% Scoob! (2020) Not even the plethora of cute homages to the cartoon are enough to overcome a story that fumbles a story on the importance of friendship. ‐ The Spool
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 64% Castle in the Ground (2019) Castle in the Ground is visually unique with ethereal aesthetics in its approach to addiction and never once loses empathy for its characters‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
2/5 42% Capone (2020) Capone is nothing like any other study him before it, but the result is still an uninspired psychological fever dream that comes up short expanding on the legacy of the gangster in any memorable way‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
2/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) How to Build a Girl never actually settles into a narrative groove, not only periodically changing tones but consistently leaves one questioning if they are even watching the same movie every 15 minutes or so‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
1/5 47% Arkansas (2020) There's a quote at the start of the film saying something along the lines of Arkansas being a difficult place to leave. I assure you, Arkansas the movie is an easy one to shut off‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3/5 90% Bull (2020) Bull is a worthwhile debut that could stand to flesh out the supporting cast a bit more‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
2/5 74% The Wretched (2020) It's hard to say anything in The Wretched is outright terrible, but it is underwhelming and squanders worthwhile creature design‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3/5 80% To the Stars (2020) The story treads some familiar ground regarding coming out, but the performances are wonderfully sincere and the ending is something unaccepting parents desperately need to witness‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
2/5 39% The Quarry (2020) Not even the presence of Michael Shannon can salvage this one. Perhaps it needed another writer on board to properly flesh out whatever story Scott Teems wanted to tell‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3/5 70% Butt Boy (2020) The only thing more bizarre than the plot of Tyler Cornack's Butt Boy is his creative decision to play the absurdity straight for entirely too long before embracing its inherent silliness‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
4/5 85% Sea Fever (2020) Wisely doesn't drift into full-blown body horror, always keeping itself tuned in to grander themes and scientific ponderings ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
2/5 72% The Other Lamb (2020) Unsettling but tedious‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
4/5 72% Vivarium (2020) Maybe the American dream is a nightmare in disguise‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
2/5 56% Resistance (2020) The longer Resistance goes on it's easy to actively grow tired of it; the movie doesn't evolve, it just goes forward in time showing key events without any character or emotional context‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
2/5 91% Banana Split (2020) As far as female friendship empowerment goes, Banana Split gets there in a roundabout way that isn't creative or satisfying. The film is actually completely devoid of characters, overusing montages to push the narrative forward‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
2/5 39% The Roads Not Taken (2020) Sally Potter's The Roads Not Taken (apparently inspired by life experiences with her own father) takes the fractured mind of a dementia-ridden Javier Bardem and spits out an equally fractured narrative that never amounts to anything worthwhile‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
2/5 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) For the third act, The Burnt Orange Heresy dramatically switches up tones, becoming a more exciting film but also one that doesn't earn the nastiness on display, as it has its major players frustratingly acting out of character‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/5 99% Blow the Man Down (2020) Blow the Man Down is a brilliantly deceiving title, starting with a murder in self-defense only to transition into a reckoning for the choices and past of the elderly woman as the seedy truth bubbles to the surface‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/5 56% The Hunt (2020) The Hunt doesn't actually add to political discourse in any meaningful way, but it's a harmlessly grotesque bloodbath elevated by a fierce and physical performance from Betty Gilpin‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
2/5 31% Bloodshot (2020) Bloodshot feels more like a bad adaptation of a possibly good video game (if one actually existed) than a worthwhile treatment to the comic book source material‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
4/5 62% Lost Transmissions (2020) More than a study of a schizophrenic off his meds and the observations of a sympathetic friend, Lost Transmissions is a sophisticated condemnation of the American healthcare system backed up by a pair of top-tier career performances‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
2/5 26% The Postcard Killings (2020) Take yourself off the mailing list. Hell, don't even check out this postcard‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/5 84% Big Time Adolescence (2020) The two central performances from Pete Davidson and Griffin Gluck are outstanding, but it's Jon Cryer who is allowed to deliver a devastating scene expressing his blindness to whatever Moe sees in this sad excuse for a friend‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
3/5 96% First Cow (2020) Adorableness of the cow aside, First Cow is also a touching story of friendship‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
2/5 48% Burden (2020) It's just a series of walking clichés for the narrative comprised of characters equally basic, which begs the question how Andrew Heckler took an inspiring piece of real-life redemption and spat out something that feels like fiction‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/5 84% The Way Back (2020) It's a strong showcase for Ben Affleck who has, hopefully, found a degree of peace and closure from acting out his demons on screen‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) What's rare is seeing material this delicate and controversial treated with so much warmth, compassion, beauty, and understanding; Sidney Flanigan is beyond remarkable‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 48% Greed (2020) Michael Winterbottom excels at slowly transitioning the tone into something far less comedic and more furious‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
2/5 70% Escape from Pretoria (2020) Doesn't seem to be concerned with approaching the storytelling from its political angle, instead settling for generic prison escape tropes and relatively tension-free plotting that eventually gets dragged down by repetitiveness‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
2/5 38% Wendy (2020) Not before long, it's all a disjointed mess where only the technical aspects provide some measure of enchantment and entertainment‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
4/5 92% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man isn't here to shout Believe All Women hashtags from the rooftop and proclaim itself as an ally, it's daring you to look inside yourself and contemplate how much of an ally you really are‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
2/5 53% Guns Akimbo (2020) For Jason Lei Howden to use Guns Akimbo to go on a self-righteous tirade against cyberbullying when his own film adds nothing to the conversation, well, he should contemplate screwing his mouth shut‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) Onward uses a world of magic to tell a universally powerful story about loss and family; this story of sibling elves to one of the most human things that will be seen in theaters all year‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog will encourage one to turn on one of the games and repeatedly make him jump onto spikes to his death as revenge‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 80% VFW (2020) Stephen Lang's grizzled and brutal performance rallies the troops for a cooperative last stand jampacked with severed limbs and decapitated heads‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 77% Buffaloed (2020) Peg's empowering approach to sticking it to the man will have you in her corner even though she is a scummy person breaking the law herself. It's a shame the rest is undercooked and occasionally feels phony‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 68% Olympic Dreams (2020) Between the strong performances and documentary-like approach to further integrate audiences into the time and place of this blossoming yet fleeting love, Olympic Dreams is a dreamy work of independent charm‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 37% Downhill (2020) Everything feels like an afterthought aside from the central couple, which is a good foundation to build upon but doesn't work when every other element is either tonally distracting, played for cheap laughs, or frustratingly overlooked‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) It's gonzo work with a spectacular climax. Margot Robbie continues to make her Harley one of the most iconic embodiments in all of comic book adaptations‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 86% Come to Daddy (2020) For better or worse, you will be left speechless‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/5 88% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Charmingly operates in the wheelhouse of dry humor from an unorthodox director choice, but thankfully it all pays off‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
2/5 38% Waiting for Anya (2020) Waiting for Anya is not terrible by any means, but no one will blame you for not sticking through the entire movie to see if she returns or not‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
2/5 64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) With Gretel & Hansel, Osgood Perkins is directing the hell out of a half-baked spin on the dark German fairytale‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 91% The Assistant (2020) It doesn't matter how light a film is on traditional storytelling when a directorial vision and devastating central performance gel together concocting something soul-crushing and socially poignant‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020