Kyle Kohner

Kyle Kohner
Kyle Kohner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 83% Relaxer (2018) With Relaxer shifting from comedic survival story to absurdist horror in its third act, it's at this point in the story where Potrykus has sold his film to the audience. Relaxer prevails as an unbearable survival story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C+ 86% A Bluebird in My Heart (2018) Even in its closing moments, Bluebird deceives its viewers. Just as the audience is about to give the film some credit for its performances and other worthwhile elements, Guez undermines it...‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B- No Score Yet Nervous Translation (2017) Though not a perfect film by any means, Seno's effort is an astounding improvement upon her debut Big Boy.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
D+ 60% Until the Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles) (2017) Missing the crucial connective chord that ties it all together, the filmmaker inadvertently does a huge disservice to the culture he clearly holds so dearly.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
D+ 81% Beirut (2018) Beirut is a disappointing display of what filmmaking can accomplish in terms of offering artistic reflection into the world's affairs.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 86% Upgrade (2018) Upgrade eschews highfalutin scientific theory and instead resorts to sound sci-fi concepts, captivating cinematography, and high octane action in order to deliver one of this year's best summer surprises.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
A- 100% Recovery Boys (2018) Nonetheless, the humanitarian eye of Sheldon, alongside Jacob's Ladder, implores audiences to adopt a posture of compassion and understanding, because the struggle an addict faces is a deepening one.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
C+ 89% Far From the Tree (2018) I was easily moved by the individuals at hand, but one could only wish the cursory mini-documentations were stretched out and allowed to breathe and speak on their own terms.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B 74% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) It's not only a realistic portrait of a conservative Middle America but a devastating portrayal of what happens when a family goes murderously awry.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B- No Score Yet We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) While the overwrought dialogue does test attention spans, its prevailing message - humanity is malignant and inherently wicked- and the hint of something more cryptic makes Passon's film beautifully disturbing.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Behind the Curve (2018) Hilarious, informative but pressing. Clark's documentary is on one level, a deep nosedive into the carelessness of humanity and how gullible and misinformed they are, and a sophisticated profile on a few of the theory's key figures on another.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
A- 60% The Oath (2018) Though it is easy to single out each portrayal, it is the genuine dynamic between the entire cast that lends to the film's core-the importance of family in the face of disagreement and discord.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
100% Night Comes On (2018) Even though the voices depicted remain largely hushed, Spiro's project signifies hope even when the reality of life as a minority in America remains bleak.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
C+ 43% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Hot Summer Nights is unconventionally amusing, spits in the face of its own flaws, and yet, still somehow manages to impress.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
B+ 84% Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018) With trivial apprehension uprooting suburban comfort, Sigurðsson's latest proves that regardless of our individual aches and pains, grief-stricken irrationality poses tremendous and even horrifying consequences.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
A- 100% On the Seventh Day (En el Séptimo Día) (2018) McKay's latest work of art is an ode to those who fight for that glimmer of hope this country claims.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
B+ 75% The House of Tomorrow (2018) All things considered, The House of Tomorrow is a charmer that will incite a smile from ear-to-ear with each and every scene brimming with hope in the face of downtrodden situations and a world that tells you no.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B No Score Yet All These Small Moments (2019) Despite being overly tidy and commonplace in its plot, [director Melissa B.] Miller-Costanzo succeeds in deliberately avoiding resolution, and while that's bound to frustrate people, it's key to the movie's payoff.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
C 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) It will polarize audiences, but keep viewers hooked to its sales pitch-the exorcism itself. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
C- 72% The Ritual (2017) David Bruckner had all the ingredients for a horror masterpiece - deceptively scenic wilderness shots, great character camaraderie, dreadful atmosphere/setting- but "The Ritual" winds up a missed opportunity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
D+ 80% Rust (Ferrugem) (2018) "Rust" is an extremely frustrating fusion (if you want to call it that) of family strife, unnecessary teenage drama and a tale of morality that can't drive its message home. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 95% Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) (2018) Despite how overwhelmingly disconcerting the film feels at times (jarring cuts, Jonestown-esque work environment, eerie music and surreal hallucinations), this film is beautifully subtle even with all of its underlying complexities. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
B 86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Meyers' drama is paradoxically humane and affecting - a direction few thought was possible when deliberating the essence of a real-life monster.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
B 88% Gutland (2017) Govinda Van Maele's full-length feature "Gutland" is a striking debut, one that slowly burns through the magnificent landscapes of rural Luxembourg with flourishes of neorealism.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
C+ 94% Gook (2017) Director, writer and actor Justin Chon remembers the 1992 LA Riots with a rare Korean-American perspective in "Gook," which reveals itself as a poignant picture of race and friendship.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
B 95% Menashe (2017) Menashe humanizes Hasidic life In a pensive, emotional drama.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017