Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Gardeners Of Eden (2015) " A compelling documentary that's short on running time but long on emotion. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
91% Eastern Boys (2015) " Writer-director-editor Robin Campillo has crafted an unruly yet pointed drama that should intrigue patient viewers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) " Although there have been worse sequels -- and worse overall movies -- make no mistake, that's hardly a recommendation. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2015
6% The Forger (2015) " In attempting to spin out its competing storylines, the crime drama "The Forger" never quite gets a handle on either one. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2015
0% See You in Valhalla (2015) " The ensemble dramedy "See You in Valhalla" could be the death knell for dysfunctional family reunion movies. It's that bad. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
14% Just Before I Go (2015) " Anchored by a nicely understated performance by Seann William Scott, "Just Before I Go" effectively juggles a wealth of genuine, at times profound, emotion with quite a bit of nutty-raunchy humor. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
33% Beyond The Reach (2015) " "Beyond the Reach" is a grueling, unsatisfying thriller that fails the logic test in spectacular ways. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
76% Welcome To New York (2015) " This frank, unruly look at sex, privilege and power unfolds so much like real life that it proves an intriguing and strangely immersive experience. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
67% Dial A Prayer (2015) " "Dial a Prayer" doesn't work. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) " "Kill Me Three Times" works overtime to seem unique and clever. The result, however, is a derivative, gimmicky, at times dizzying puzzle that fails to engage. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
27% Marfa Girl (2015) " For all its meanderings and indulgences - verbal and visual - this free-form snapshot of a circle of townsfolk in tiny Marfa, Texas, proves a sneakily immersive, weirdly memorable affair. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
50% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate " Ambitious, sometimes clever but largely sputtering, "The Mafia Kills Only in Summer" works better as a childhood memory piece than as an adult tale of love and larceny. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
18% Serena (2015) " The performers are as beautiful to look at here as they are intriguing to watch. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
No Score Yet Apartment Troubles " Writer-director-stars Jess Weixler and Jennifer Prediger have created such blurry, unappealing characters that their film is hamstrung from the get-go. That they never find a functional narrative in which to place said characters only makes matters worse. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
No Score Yet Sex And The Single Alien " Movies don't come much lamer than "Sex and the Single Alien," a nonsensical sci-fi comedy whose saving grace is that it's barely an hour long. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
50% Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015) " Whaley nicely calibrates this wistful dramedy's emotional quotient, never allowing sentiment to turn into sap. He also smartly dials down Reggie's initial precociousness to reveal a kid who's deep, resourceful and strangely sensible. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
91% Amour Fou (2015) " Despite being inspired by actual events, it all comes off more confounding than tragic or romantic. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
55% Walter (2015) " A lovely and touching third act helps make up for a wobbly, at times convoluted first hour in the quirky fantasy-dramedy "Walter." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
6% Home Sweet Hell (2015) " If Katherine Heigl thought the unappetizing dark comedy "Home Sweet Hell" might somehow help her flagging film career, she was greatly mistaken. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
9% The Cobbler (2015) " "The Cobbler" is a wildly ill-conceived curio from director Tom McCarthy, who co-wrote with Paul Sado. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) " Producer-director Gabriel London's fascinating film tracks the astounding journey of "one of the country's most notorious prisoners," Mark DeFriest. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
78% These Final Hours (2015) " An urgent yet strangely simple and humanistic doomsday scenario. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) " A sluggishly paced collection of go-nowhere sight gags, flat-footed set pieces and incoherent business chatter that offers few laughs and little real payoff. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
85% Boy Meets Girl (2015) " The profoundly sensitive, often wryly funny look at friendship, romance, sexual attraction and gender identity carries themes and dynamics that feel as timeless as they do up-to-the-minute. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) " A tense, efficient medical thriller best enjoyed sans microscope. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
No Score Yet Anita Ho (2015) " Although the film purposefully traffics in stereotypes, the Myungs' earnest, been-there approach helps soften the spoofy blows. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) " Although the physical and emotional brutality on display is tough to take, it's hard to dismiss the film's pitch dark ironies, painful truths and incendiary metaphors. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
60% The Worst Year Of My Life (2015) " A dispiriting romantic dramedy that plays like a DIY "Annie Hall," minus the laughs and charm. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
64% The Rewrite (2015) " It's far from perfect, but "The Rewrite" is the kind of witty, enjoyable star vehicle in sadly short supply on screens these days. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
6% Outcast (2015) " The film may be best remembered for costar Nicolas Cage's warrior coif, perhaps his most unflattering movie hairdo yet - and that's saying a lot. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
40% Lovesick (2014) " Although "Lovesick" plays more like an extended sitcom episode than a full-fledged feature film, the script by Dean Young contains enough genuine laughs and amusing moments to keep this slight romantic farce afloat. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
13% The Loft (2015) " This new iteration proves such a dour hodgepodge of bad behavior, bald-faced misogyny and ping-ponging alliances, it's more alienating than alluring. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
63% Son of a Gun (2015) " "Son of a Gun" is a derivative crime thriller that sputters when it should propel, skims when it should probe. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2015
22% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) " Although Quinn may strike some viewers as more annoying narcissist than self-deprecating charmer, he's a vivid creation. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2015
13% Mortdecai (2015) " Those who do find their way into this supremely silly action-mystery caper are in for a few grins if not laughs thanks largely to the deft - and daft - performance of Johnny Depp in the title role. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
30% Loitering With Intent (2015) " There's too much loitering and not enough intent. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 17, 2015
98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) " Akhavan's confidently off-kilter approach to basic human interaction makes for an authentically ironic, adorably wistful, smartly observed ride. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 17, 2015
No Score Yet Diving Normal (2015) " A poignant, often introspective drama whose few lapses into melodrama are outweighed by the strong character work in the film's unlikely love triangle. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 11, 2015
17% Let's Kill Ward's Wife (2015) " Some loose laughs, a bold premise and a particularly amusing turn by the always-welcome Patrick Wilson make this indie trifle more watchable than not. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
No Score Yet The Historian (2014) " [An] overlong and under-finessed look at the politics of academia. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 1, 2015
21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) " The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death is an improvement on its predecessor. That said, the new installment is, at best, a serviceable creep show, one with far more chills than thrills. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 1, 2015
18% Free the Nipple (2014) " "Free the Nipple" is a bright, scrappy satire inspired by a real-life movement to nationally legalize a woman's right to go topless in public - just like a man can. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
No Score Yet Ask Me Anything (2014) " The edgy coming-of-age tale "Ask Me Anything" begins with a snarky, bubble-gum vibe that gives way to something far deeper and meaningful. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 22, 2014
100% The Circle (2014) " A richly absorbing historical docudrama revolving around Ernst Ostertag and Robi Rapp, who in 2003 became the first same-sex couple to enjoy legal recognition in Switzerland. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 18, 2014
No Score Yet 100 Days (2014) " "100 Days" may echo dozens of formulaic American romantic comedies - "Sweet Home Alabama" instantly comes to mind - but still manages its own distinct brand of sweetness and light. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 12, 2014
45% Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014) " Though the movie may initially seem like one for the senior set, it's an authentic, poignant, often quite funny piece likely to touch a range of viewers. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) " The film is as much a provocative exposé of Franklin, who awaits trial on murder charges and has proclaimed his innocence, as it is a vivid portrait of a community long plagued by drugs, crime, poverty and desperation. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
52% The Humbling (2015) " If you can adjust to the film's uneven rhythms and often illusory vibe, there's a treasure trove of off-kilter humor, affecting pathos and first-class acting to be savored. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
No Score Yet Aftermath (2014) " The result is a bit of a patchwork, one that's often clever, other times convoluted, but always watchable - if only to see what might happen next. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
37% Black or White (2015) " The filmmaker and his on-screen proxies boldly go places our national discourse desperately needs to go, yet rarely does. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 2, 2014
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