Sezín Koehler Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sezín Koehler

Sezín Koehler
Sezín Koehler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Black Girl Nerds

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 81% Seven (Se7en) (1995) Fincher's stylish filmmaking elevated each scene in such a way that the movie never felt exploitative in spite of the horrific plotlines. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
5/5 87% Blue Valentine (2010) Blue Valentine is much more than just the movie that birthed the "Feminist Ryan Gosling" meme.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 98% The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Wizard of Oz first enchanted audiences with its escapist fantasy, "there's no place like home" has become a multilayered statement for our current times. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 32% Now and Then (1995) Often referred to as the Stand By Me for girls - a most superficial comparison that in lots of ways cheapens both films, watering them down to gender stereotypes - Now and Then has its lighthearted moments of comedy as the girls' adventures unfold.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 86% The Sixth Sense (1999) The Sixth Sense has most importantly been reminding us of how powerful children can be as forces of knowledge, awareness, and healing, if only adults would actually listen to them. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 84% Gremlins (1984) Joe Dante's Gremlins quickly fixes itself as a rare Christmas horror movie classic‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 80% The Neverending Story (1984) The film has an almost overwhelming number of messages. From colonization and dispossession of land to the apathy of adulthood as well as the power of new beginnings ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
3/5 83% The Big Lebowski (1998) If The Dude is the representative figure of early 1990s America - a lazy white guy constantly breaking the law with impunity - it's no wonder his story remains relevant even now that the film is old enough to order its own White Russian. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) The most remarkable thing about Donahue's work in this movie is that she is rarely seen on camera. She brings depth and emotional nuance to Heather's character through just her voicework and breathing.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 92% Do the Right Thing (1989) Do the Right Thing remains an absolute master class in American cinema‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 76% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Using as many practical effects as possible, as well as the special effects of the day, director Joe Johnston's vision holds up incredibly well years later.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 98% Alien (1979) Even if you aren't a horror or sci-fi fan, you cannot deny the paragon of cinematic mastery that is Alien.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 82% The Crow (1994) From heartbreak, rage, pain, love, and even brief moments of humor, Brandon Lee brings all the pathos to the table.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
3/5 44% Teen Witch (1989) Teen Witch continues to be a fun journey through archetypes and the 80s camp that's singular to romantic comedies of that era. It's also a powerful reminder that being ourselves and accepting who we are can be powerful magic of its own.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 88% The Matrix (1999) The Matrix isn't just a movie, it's an entire philosophy that also examines metamorphosis and personal transformation to mirror The Wachowskis' own personal journeys as trans women.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) [Jim Carrey's] vulnerability is stunning, and he has channeled his comedic physicality into a tightly controlled performance that makes the absurd completely believable.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 51% Pet Sematary (1989) Pet Sematary quickly becomes a testament to the power of the female gaze on screen, as well as Mary Lambert's considerable skills as a director. None of the gore is exploitative, and even the death of a child is handled with empathy and respect. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 69% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 10 Things I Hate About You is a sweet romantic comedy. But it is also a treatise about how young people navigate, negotiate, and balance all of the social, cultural, and personal expectations that swarm around them from all sides.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 87% Field of Dreams (1989) This is a story about passion, not just for baseball, but also a passion to do something with our one precious life even if people think it's crazy.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 80% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is absolutely absurd and still funny as hell. Reeves and Winters have remarkable chemistry together.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/5 51% Footloose (1984) Footloose is elevated to something much more than a teen romance. It becomes a social parable about the dangers of extremism. Footloose is about what happens when you try to control people too much.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 95% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) A weird and wonderful cast, including the two-faced drama king of a mayor and the disgustingly delightful Oogie Boogie, the visuals plus Danny Elfman's marvelous music and lyrics are simultaneously horrifying and heartwarming.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 87% Trading Places (1983) Juxtaposing iconic architecture and historic statues with this heavily loaded satire examining the intersection of race and class situate Trading Places firmly in its American context.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 71% Scrooged (1988) Scrooged is one of the few times in the history of cinema we see faeries as the complicated, cruel, monstrous, (and sometimes funny) creatures they are - David Bowie's The Labyrinth being another rare example.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 97% Night of the Living Dead (1968) Night of the Living Dead was so far ahead of its time, Hollywood is still trying to catch up.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 55% Blade (1998) In so many ways Blade was made for today: for today's politics, for today's television screens, and for today's marginalized audiences. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 22% Practical Magic (1998) From blood moons to self-stirring spoons and long luscious locks, the Owens women are a magical brood.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
5/5 79% Fight Club (1999) 'Fight Club' examines David Fincher's portrait of toxic masculinity from the female gaze.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
4/5 35% Friday the 13th Part VII - The New Blood (1988) Aside from its overt feminism, The New Blood is also a valuable exploration of childhood trauma and abuse, and how these events will shape us for the rest of our lives, usually for worse.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
5/5 90% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) (1995) Prevention, not time travel, is the key to halting a viral contagion. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3.5/5 85% Black Swan (2010) Ballet and whiteness are inextricably linked, which adds another level of horror to Black Swan for non-white viewers.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
1/5 83% Crawl (2019) Crawl's writers and filmmakers have clearly never set foot in Florida or asked someone from here to consult on this mess of a film.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Loners (2019) As weighty the social commentary is, Loner writer Neil McGowan infuses this film with a compassionate and comedic touch that perfectly balances the heart of this dystopian vision of America.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/5 86% Lil' Buck: Real Swan (2019) 'Lil'Buck: Real Swan' isn't just about one young man's journey to follow his dreams and become a world-famous dancer. It is also about how dance is community.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4.5/5 80% Scary Stories (2019) Scary Stories documentary isn't just about the books' creators, fans, and foes. In particular, Schwartz's son Peter has a grand personal arc that leaves us with a satisfying sense of redemption.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
5/5 94% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project reminds us that there is no such thing as objectivity when reporting on human behavior, and anyone who tells you otherwise is probably working for Fox News.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 40% Thriller (2018) All in all, Thriller is a fun horror film with a unique locational and casting paradigm we need to see more of in horror films.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3.5/5 86% Come to Daddy (2020) Come To Daddy' is a unique installment in the family horror and horror thriller sub-genres. A word of warning, though: This one is not for the faint of heart or the easily squeamish.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 66% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie puts a Sapphic spin on the Borden saga that ends up being far more a family drama and love story as opposed to a horror movie or thriller as it is billed on Shudder.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 67% The Field Guide to Evil (2019) 'The Field Guide to Evil' sets up a new cross-cultural paradigm for the anthology horror film, and it is most welcome.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
4/5 54% A Dark Place (Steel Country) (2019) It's rare to see mental illness portrayed with humanity and compassion at all. 'A Dark Place' accomplishes this feat with empathy and grace.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
5/5 100% Babylon (2019) Powerful and shocking, 'Babylon' is possibly one of the most important films you'll see this year.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
5/5 96% The Garden Left Behind (2019) 'The Garden Left Behind' is a beautiful and devastating portrait of a trans woman of color.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
2/5 81% Porno (2020) 'Porno' aims high with its possession horror narrative, but falls flat.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Museum Town (2019) 'Museum Town' is a love letter to the world's biggest museum of contemporary art‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
5/5 100% Snatchers (2019) 'Snatchers' elevates the entire horror-comedy genre. ‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 92% Alice (2019) 'Alice' is a story about the pure magic of female friendships and how important girlfriends are in developing our own self-empowerment.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
5/5 100% Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (2019) Horror Noire isn't just a documentary, it is a snapshot of Black American history through the lens of horror.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
5/5 100% Bedlam (2019) 'Bedlam' is a horrifying gaze into America's substandard mental illness services.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5/5 89% Top End Wedding (2019) 'Top End Wedding' centers the experiences of Indigenous Australian women in this brilliant romantic comedy.‐ Black Girl Nerds
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019