Lance Goldenberg

Lance Goldenberg

Agrees with the Tomatometer 90% of the time.

Publications:
L.A. Weekly , Village Voice , Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Critics' Group:
Florida Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
43
Total QuickRatings:
6

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 43 of 43
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
38% Ocean of Pearls (2008) " Rest assured that all is resolved with a minimum of muss, fuss and imagination." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2009
38% The Perfect Sleep (2008) " An ungainly fusion of dutiful homage and snarky send-up." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2009
100% Fanny & Alexander (1982) " A sprawling, ornately constructed entertainment." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 3, 2008
91% Amarcord (2009) " What positions the film among Fellini's greatest are its punctuation points of mysterious beauty." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 3, 2008
50% We are Wizards (2008) " Ignore the scattershot approach, however, and there's considerable pleasure to be had in spending time with these bizarre enthusiasts and watching the creative ways they find to express their obsessions." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 12, 2008
38% Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) " Craig's shaken-but-not-stirred charisma makes the most of an underwritten part, but the movie nearly flat-lines when the actor's not onscreen, which is often." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2008
—— The Pink Conspiracy (2008) " The Pink Conspiracy's solitary gag posits female bonding as a process so deeply malevolent it might give the most embittered misogynist pause." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 18, 2008
1/5 16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) " ...a passion play with a guy in drag (who could ask for anything more?)..." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 20, 2005
4/5 88% Bad Education (La Mala educaciĆ³n) (2004) " ...Almodovar's meta-movie teases us with Big Ideas about those of us who love our fantasies so much that we turn them into our realities." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 20, 2005
4/5 70% Off the Map (2003) " ...eloquently written but not overwritten, with a story that ultimately feels less like a literary construct and more like a spontaneous celebration of a few lived lives..." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 20, 2005
3.5/5 87% Millions (2005) " ...Millions pulls off the neat trick of affirming that money can't buy happiness, even as it has a ball pretending that it can." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 20, 2005
4.5/5 69% In the Realms of the Unreal - The Mystery of Henry Darger (2005) " ...a fascinating sort of connect-the-dots that allows us to essentially piece together our very own personalized portrait of this most curious of artists." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 20, 2005
4/5 78% Sin City (2005) " ...might just be the most extravagantly brutal live-action cartoon ever made." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 7, 2005
1/5 43% The Brown Bunny (2004) " ...M. Knight Shyamalan trapped in a pornorgraphic art flick." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Oct 15, 2004
2/5 49% A Home at the End of the World (2004) " The naughty bits were eventually cut (so to speak) for being too "distracting," but the publicity surrounding the deletion may be the best thing the movie has going for it." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Sep 2, 2004
1/5 19% She Hate Me (2004) " ...a movie that spews so much random, senseless, undigested matter that it seems more like projectile vomiting than filmmaking." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Sep 2, 2004
4.5/5 78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) " ...a little bit like what Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle might have been without the illusions of grandeur or pretentious aftertaste." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Aug 30, 2004
4/5 95% Before Sunset (2004) " For all the talk, there's always something unspoken bubbling away in the space between these two ex-lovers..." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Aug 30, 2004
2.5/5 72% Open Water (2004) " ...Daniel and Susan just float around bitching at each other, so the movie frequently seems like a production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in scuba gear." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Aug 30, 2004
3.5/5 67% The Door in the Floor (2004) " ...a film both fluid and hermetically sealed, inviting multiple interpretations and yet ultimately reluctant to give up its secrets." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Aug 30, 2004
4/5 95% Hero (2004) " ...an astonishingly graceful ballet performed with swords, arrows and fists." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Aug 30, 2004
4.5/5 92% Talk to Her (2002) " Almodovar continues to refine the form of melodrama ... without sacrificing one iota of emotional texture or resonance." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted May 10, 2004
4.5/5 90% Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003) " We've seen this story before, more or less -- the blood, the budding psychopaths, the all-too-young victims of urban decay -- but never quite like this." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted May 10, 2004
4/5 70% Dogville (2003) " ...an experience that's both grueling and, in its way, glorious." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted May 10, 2004
3.5/5 83% Mean Girls (2004) " ...a lean, mean entertainment that manages to be both playful and subversive while exhibiting plenty of mainstream appeal." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted May 10, 2004
4/5 89% Kandahar (2001) " As with so much in the Islamic world, there are things here that are profoundly beautiful, as well as much that is profoundly scary." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted May 10, 2004
3.5/5 29% The Punisher (2004) " It's dark and gritty and even a little tawdry, pushing ... deep into Death Wish territory, which is exactly as it should be." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 16, 2004
4/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) " KB2 is still basically a cartoon, albeit a more elaborately illustrated one..." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 16, 2004
2/5 30% The Alamo (2004) " It wavers between traditional period adventure, cynical, revisionist history and meandering, multi-character mini-series. The action scenes aren't very good either." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 9, 2004
3/5 65% The Last Samurai (2003) " ...doesn't seem particularly interested in the nuances and points of frisson that are bound to occur when East meets West." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 7, 2004
4.5/5 88% The Son (2003) " ...a work of enormous moral and spiritual depth, where sacrifice, forgiveness and redemption are revealed as the natural extensions of the movie's humdrum landscape." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 7, 2004
3/5 55% The Ladykillers (2004) " ...nowhere near the Coens' funniest or most distinctive or even most endearing work." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Apr 7, 2004
3.5/5 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) " It's a strange trip, to be sure, sort of like what Fantastic Voyage might have been if some acid-gobbling metaphysicians had been at the helm." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Mar 19, 2004
4.5/5 95% Le Cercle Rouge (1970) " It's a languorous and uncompromising work that will drive some to distraction, but also a movie of dark, still beauty that will have others weeping tears of pure, noir joy." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Mar 19, 2004
3.5/5 61% The Dreamers (2004) " The erotic parlor games in Bertolucci's film don't get quite get debauched or deep enough, and once they've run their course, the movie doesn't know what to do." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Mar 12, 2004
2/5 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) " The movie's biggest sin lies not in where it chooses to cast blame, but in its bungled attempt at manufacturing what I suppose you'd have to call an epiphany of excess." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Mar 3, 2004
4/5 93% My Architect: A Son's Journey (2004) " A film with all the passion, mystery, tears and joy of first-rate, fully fleshed fiction." — Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Posted Mar 2, 2004
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