Akiva Gottlieb

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Biography:
In late 1998, I found myself to be a nervous wreck in the wonderful city of Los Angeles. I would go to the cinema twice or so a week, (usually) wasting money, skipping homework and having to put up with my parents' doubts. I desperately needed to convey my emotions! But I couldn't, so I became a film critic instead. I gave myself a reason to see what is now 3 or 4 films per week. Critics like Michael Dequina helped me move up the ranks, and in January 2000 I started a website called Picture Show (http://pictureshow.8m.com), which I share with 3 other wonderful young critics. I also am entertainment editor and resident film critic at L.A. publication Boiling Point. I love to write, but my real aspiration is filmmaking. I am currently directing a short film called "Yellow Brick Road", starring Robert Coppola Schwartzman ("Virgin Suicides"), Max Goldblatt ("My Giant") and fellow OFCS-member Michael Dequina. I am honored to be in the OFCS.
Favorites:
Top 11 of 1999 (in no particular order)- American Beauty, The Insider, Magnolia, Run Lola Run, Fight Club, Three Seasons, The Matrix, Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Eyes Wide Shut
Publications:
Apollo Guide , Film Written Magazine , rec.arts.movies.reviews , Slant Magazine , Stylus Magazine , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
179

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 179
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2002
67% CQ (2002) Film Written Magazine
Posted May 15, 2002
80% The Business of Strangers (2001) Film Written Magazine
Posted May 12, 2002
78% Tape (2001) Film Written Magazine
Posted May 12, 2002
100% The Birth of a Nation (1915) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2002
83% L.I.E. (2001) Film Written Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2001
97% Stop Making Sense (2014) Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2001
92% Ghost World (2001) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2001
72/100 100% Never Cry Wolf (1983) " If you can get past the lack of significant dialogue then you will find a touching tale of one man's journey -- a journey that can teach us all a little bit about ourselves." — Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
2/4 40% Varsity Blues (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 88% American Beauty (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 67% Sugar Town (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Hurricane (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 71% eXistenZ (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 83% Notting Hill (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 69% Analyze This (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 78% Get Real (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 85% Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 22% The General's Daughter (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 4% The Mod Squad (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 93% The Limey (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 86% Guinevere (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 47% The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Winter Sleepers (1997) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 81% Comedian Harmonists (The Harmonists) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 97% The Winslow Boy (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 56% Mumford (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
64% Anywhere But Here (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 49% Cruel Intentions (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
78% Sweet and Lowdown (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 81% South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 88% My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 61% The Wood (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
55% The Mummy (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
74% Sunshine (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Small Time Crooks (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 54% Payback (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Fight Club (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 61% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 88% Boys Don't Cry (1999) " The most emotionally draining picture I will see all year." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B+ 81% Wonder Boys (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 52% The Muse (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% The Straight Story (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 82% Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 50% Summer of Sam (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Eye of the Beholder (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39% Black and White (2002) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
74% Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang) (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 37% Desert Blue (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Showing 51 - 100 of 179
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