Tim Cogshell

Tim Cogshell
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% The All-Americans (2019) We get a sense of the history of this game: where it comes from and where it goes to... It's really interesting. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
No Score Yet Disco'd (2019) It doesn't give the full picture. This picture is true, but it's incomplete. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
78% Cold Brook (2019) A very well done, simply made film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
96% The Kingmaker (2019) A very, very sharp film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
89% Burning Cane (2019) Deeply moving and a little bit tragic. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) Say what you will about Shia LaBeouf -- that kid can act. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
48% Last Christmas (2019) If you hold on... it'll just about break your heart. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
23% Playing with Fire (2019) It's big, it's goofy, and it's broad. John Cena cracks me up throughout this movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
42% Midway (2019) At the end of the day, I think I like Henry Fonda's [Midway] better. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
97% Marriage Story (2019) While admit that this a beautifully-written movie... I can't help but see this movie from this rarefied perch. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
76% Doctor Sleep (2019) I found it rather satisfying... Carl Lumbly channeling the wonderful Scatman Crothers? He's just so good. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
80% Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace (2019) A fascinating little historical walk. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
62% Paradise Hills (2019) For a long time I had no idea what the hell was going on in this movie... I tapped out. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) It's a very intense film. It is thrilling, but knowing that this all actually happened made it a little bit different for me. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
59% Frankie (2019) It's essentially a-walk and-talk... They walk and they talk, everybody looks lovely, and the cheese even looks like it tastes good. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
25% Countdown (2019) It's pretty taut, pretty tense, and a lot of good, solid jump scares. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
93% Western Stars (2019) A lovely film that delves deep into the history of Bruce [Springsteen], particularly his young life. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
100% 17 Blocks (2019) An absolutely devastating, powerful, and deeply moving film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
51% Black and Blue (2019) A film that I like despite the fact that it has [plot] holes you can drive a truck through. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
92% Jim Allison: Breakthrough (2019) In any other context, [a "quack"] is what he would be, except that he was right! - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
83% Always in Season (2019) This is a deeply difficult film. Very moving. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
78% Loro (2019) Paolo [Sorrentino]'s films are full of beauty and decadence... In this particular instance, the decadence owes to this actual man who was actually decadent. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) [A] pointed, biting little satire. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
71% At War (En guerre) (2019) [Has] shades of Norma Rae and the Dardenne brothers' Two Days, One Night, except this is an even more piercing film. This film is angry. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
95% The Queen (2019) This is a fantastic doc... I just thought it was fascinating and so much fun. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) I love this movie... When [director Quentin Tarantino] pulls the ripcord and it goes bananas, it is just so much fun. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
No Score Yet Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) It's not much of a mystery and it's not particularly thrilling. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
67% Skin in the Game (2019) They show us all these really salacious scenes... With a bunch of bad dialogue. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's an affable film. It's a pivot film, is what it is... It's lighter and has a good deal more in common with Guardians of the Galaxy. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
30% Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) This movie is terrible... This is not about Sylvester Stallone or even 50 Cent. It's about the Hong Kong [movie] market. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Let's just call it "Leonard & Marianne," because it's just mostly about him. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) I love this perfectly lovely little movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) This is an extremely gentle movie... There's poetry in this movie, but what this is telling us is a brutal story. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
97% The Proposal (2019) It's just bizarre. I didn't like this movie at all. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) I thoroughly enjoyed this perfectly lovely little romantic comedy. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
74% Yomeddine (2019) I love this movie... Beautiful, beautiful film. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
54% Ma (2019) The movie itself is fairly ordinary... [But] when [Octavia Spencer] goes bananas, she pulls the rip-cord. She has all kinds of fun. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The sound effects in this movie are extraordinary. That roar that Godzilla does? I gotta tell you that I kind of love that. I might make it the dial tone on my phone. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
70% Bolden (2019) It's not brilliant, but it does give us a bit of a history about this figure who we know very little about. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Everything before [Bundy's arrest] is chronicled in this movie and it's fascinating. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
90% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) [Werner Herzog] is the perfect person to direct this movie... He brings a certain deep, deep truthfulness and verisimilitude. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
32% The Intruder (2019) It's fun! Is it brilliant or groundbreaking? No. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
42% William (2019) The question is interesting -- the way [this film] looks at it is not. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
45% Mary Magdalene (2019) It is so slow and so boring. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
45% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2019) This script is terrible, but the story and the filmmaking is very good. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
48% A Dark Place (Steel Country) (2019) If it had simply lived in its mystery... than I think it would have been a more powerful movie. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
83% Dogman (2019) A very uncomfortable film, but I liked it a lot anyways. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) Yeah, this is terrible. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
No Score Yet Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019) It's really a Lifetime network movie, but you know what? It's a good Lifetime network movie! - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
78% Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People (2019) A fairly classically composed documentary about [Joseph Pulitzer]. - FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019