Marc Mohan

Marc Mohan
Marc Mohan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Oregonian The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mary Queen of Scots should help tide you over until Game of Thrones returns in April. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals ends up mirroring the emptiness and decadence it means to expose. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Affleck seems to be trying a bit too hard, straining towards a profundity that he can't quite grasp. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
89% 20th Century Women (2017) 20th Century Women is a smart, funny, warm winner capable of staving off the January blues. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The Red Turtle is a nearly perfect movie for kids (and adults) of almost any age. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
81% Personal Shopper (2017) The movie is a cinematic Frankenstein monster, stitched together from different genres into something that transcends its sources. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
48% Wilson (2017) Woody Harrelson dives into the role, putting his psycho-eyed amiability to good use, creating something like the love child of R. Crumb and Larry David. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) For a taste of real populism, you could do a lot worse than check out the latest film from veteran British director Ken Loach: I, Daniel Blake. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) What's this? A film, based on an earlier film, that actually justifies its existence, and then some? - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
84% Detroit (2017) Detroit [is] a fascinating reminder of a long-closed chapter of our nation's history. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B 90% Censored Voices (2015) "Censored Voices" demonstrates that no matter how existential the threat, or how just the cause, war inevitably leaves scars on the victors as well as the vanquished. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
B- 78% Ip Man 3 (2016) Genre fans won't be disappointed, but "Ip Man 3" won't have much crossover appeal. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
C+ 93% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) Unfortunately, the simplistic moral message of the movie and its insistence on remaining nonverbal make "Boy and the World" feel like something that would have been more tolerable as a 15-minute short than as an 80-minute feature. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
B- 60% Joy (2015) An inspirational, and mostly entertaining, saga, "Joy" is a Horatio Alger story for the 21st century - but who reads those anymore? - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 83% Entertainment (2015) An unsparing road trip through the barrenness of American pop culture and, by extension, the human soul. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
C- 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) It's alive, I suppose. But just barely. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
B+ 97% Theeb (2015) The simplicity of its narrative and the stark beauty of its landscape make "Theeb" something close to a Mideastern Western. You'd just have to trade the dromedaries for palominos and the desert tunics for ponchos. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
C+ 35% By The Sea (2015) Celebrity spouses Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt play a married couple trying to repair their broken relationship during a stay in a French seaside village in this arty but dramatically inert film. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
B 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) At times the movie feels like two Very Special Episodes of "Law & Order: SVU" stitched together, but on balance it's a smart, well-cast piece of grown-up entertainment. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
B 94% Rosenwald (2015) Documentary portrait of Julius Rosenwald, the Jewish-American head of Sears, Roebuck & Co., whose philanthropy gave a boost to African-American education and culture in the first half of the 20th century. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
A- 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) Here is an auteur able to swallow the urge to shake his fist and bellow to the heavens about the injustice of his situation. Instead, he continues to explore, with humor and humanity, the themes that have always fascinated him ... - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
B+ 90% What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015) It's a film that attempts the impossible: to make us understand what it's like to confront the fact that your father was responsible for the deaths of thousands upon thousands of innocent Jews during the Holocaust. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
B+ 71% Miss You Already (2015) It shows imperfect characters dealing imperfectly with situations ranging from the maritally frustrating to the existentially overwhelming. There are no heroes here, just people trying the best they can. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
C 74% The Keeping Room (2015) Ultimately, "The Keeping Room" feels more like a clumsy melding of "Unforgiven" and "12 Years a Slave" than a unique take on violence, race, and gender. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
B 78% Dying To Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary (2014) There's not a lot of new information in this affectionate portrait, but anyone interested by the history of the counterculture in this country should find it worthwhile. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
B 82% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) Though it may not be groundbreaking cinema, "Labyrinth of Lies" compellingly and accessibly reminds us of the ability of a populace to turn a blind eye to the crimes of its past. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
A- 93% Room (2015) Larson delivers on the promise of her attention-getting performance in 2013's "Short Term 12," while Tremblay embodies the innocence and resilience of childhood in a way movies rarely capture. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
B+ 80% The Assassin (2015) Taiwanese master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien tackles the swordfight genre with this arty martial arts tale set in Ninth Century China. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
B+ 84% Experimenter (2015) "The Experimenter" probes unpleasant truths about human nature that pop up every time a My Lai or an Abu Ghraib make headlines, but it does so in a brisk and engaging way. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
C+ 82% Victoria (2015) There's really no reason that this story had to be told in this particular style, and that is "Victoria"'s near-fatal flaw. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
B 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) Harrowing bursts of violence alternate with moments of respite in this feature from the director of the first season of "True Detective." - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
C+ 73% Crimson Peak (2015) "Crimson Peak" ends up feeling like a bit of make-work, a project to keep the visionary filmmaker busy until something that truly sparks his passion comes along. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
C+ 27% Pan (2015) The movie's ultimately more exhausting that it is exhilarating, as if it were furiously preoccupied with figuring out how to keep from growing up, instead of just staying young at heart. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
B- 66% Trash (2015) Three boys living in a garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro stumble across evidence of a local politician's corruption in this uneasy mix of social-issue drama and escapist thriller. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
B+ 93% 99 Homes (2015) Director Ramin Bahrani's powerful drama puts a human face on the fallout from the 2008 economic meltdown. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
B+ 88% Coming Home (2015) Historical resonances aside, "Coming Home" functions well as an impeccably crafted, compellingly acted tale. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
B 86% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) For anyone who can handle its uncompromising darkness, "Goodnight Mommy" is well worth a look. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
B+ 92% Breathe (2015) The subject is the kind of intense "frenemy" relationship only possible between teen girls, and Laurent guides her young stars to naturalistic performances that convey the joys and miseries of adolescence. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
D 10% Stonewall (2015) Even the look of the movie, something a Hollywood veteran like Emmerich should be able to nail with his eyes closed, is flat and clichéd. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
B+ 79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) Richard Gere disappears into the role of a disturbed homeless man on the streets of New York in this bravely unconventional, utterly realistic drama. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
C- 87% Meet The Patels (2015) Their attempt to stitch home movies, goofily animated family conversations and wry cross-cultural observations into a full-fledged movie has a few amusing moments, but more often falls flat. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
A- 91% Grandma (2015) Lily Tomlin earned an Oscar nomination for her first film role, in Robert Altman's "Nashville," 40 years ago. Her performance in "Grandma" should make her a strong candidate for a much-belated second. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
B 64% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Sleeping with Other People" is a modern, appealing take on the age-old tug-of-war between the friend zone and the erogenous zone. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
B- 73% Black Mass (2015) Without a compelling perspective or any real insight into Bulger's sociopathic personality, it's left to Depp to carry the load. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
B 73% Everest (2015) Kormakur hasn't ever worked at this scale before, but he does a solid job of mixing awe-inspiring vistas with impactful, quieter moments and doesn't overdo the 3-D. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
B 97% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) A familiar story of economic oppression is enlivened by good performances. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
B+ 89% Meru (2015) It's best appreciated on a theater screen, although people afraid of heights may want to sit near the back. Thank goodness it wasn't shot in 3-D. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
B- 38% We Are Your Friends (2015) Heartthrob Zac Efron plays an aspiring electronic dance music DJ in this harmless, by-the-numbers flick that has two or three imaginative scenes and a star you can't help but root for. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
B- 66% Digging For Fire (2015) A phalanx of indie-film actors coalesce for an easily digestible but not very filling story about a thirtysomething Los Angeles couple separated for the weekend. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
B 79% Z For Zachariah (2015) An intriguing but flawed allegory about trying to reboot the human race from survivors who are all too human. - Oregonian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015