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 101 - 150 of 179
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 37% Desert Blue (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 67% Stir of Echoes (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 85% The Sixth Sense (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) " A funny, lush tribute to the Bard's greatness!" — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 73% The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de cons) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 81% Happy, Texas (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 80% Bowfinger (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 77% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 72% Limbo (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A- 59% Human Traffic (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 64% EdTV (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 43% The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 60% Mystery Men (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 70% Dick (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 61% American Pie (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 92% Election (1999) " The only marginally likable character is Paul Metzler, and this guy's a dumbass." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 78% Twin Falls Idaho (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 65% Tea With Mussolini (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57/100 33% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Gladiator (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 58% Splendor (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 29% Goodbye Lover (1998) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 92% Go (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 78% My Son the Fanatic (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 79% Office Space (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 72% A Walk on the Moon (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 64% Metroland (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% The Virgin Suicides (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 57% Never Been Kissed (1999) " Predictable and insignificant." — rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 38% Illuminata (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 94% West Beyrouth (West Beirut) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Rear Window (1954) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Better Living Through Circuitry (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 85% An Ideal Husband (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 60% Among Giants (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 83% The Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Los Amantes del Círculo Polar) (The Lovers from the North Pole) (1998) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) (Permanent Midnight) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Jesus' Son (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Dogma (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 7% Jawbreaker (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 73% The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 28% 200 Cigarettes (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
68% Timecode (Time Code) (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 75% Besieged (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 97% The Iron Giant (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 93% Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
64% Criminal Lovers (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Steal This Movie (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 81% Three Seasons (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 88% The Castle (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish (Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire) (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Showing 101 - 150 of 179
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