Rachel Gordon

Rachel Gordon

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
When not critiquing films, Rachel Gordon is making them or helping them get out into the world. Rachel is a freelance marketing and distribution consultant for educational videos, working with independent documentary filmmakers to expand their audience. She worked for the Anti-Defamation League running their educational resource catalog, and before joining the ADL she assisted the National Film Board of Canada in distributing their in the United States to socially-aware organizations. Rachel also works in film production and has produced/directed short films for the past dozen years. She is currently developing a feature film about women’s fear of commitment, for which her short film, Loose Ends, is currently making festival rounds. She participated in several 48 Hour Project contests. One of the final products, which she directed and produced, Writing on the Wall, was chosen as the Best of New York. It was also an official selection of the San Francisco Short Film Festival and screened at Reel Venus Film Festival. Another project she directed, Bench Warmers, screened at Valley Film Festival and Miami Short Film Festival. Her initial directorial video project from 2002, Room Tone, screened at festivals across the United States. She also writes, and manages the operations for, www.CultureCartel.com
Favorites:
The Royal Tenenbaums, Ghost World, All That Jazz, Decalogues, Singing in the Rain, Crossing Guard, Brazil
Publications:
Filmcritic.com , MovieWeb , ToxicUniverse.com
Total Reviews:
238
Location:
New York

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 51% Perfect Sense (2012) " a study of increasing depravity through a pair of lovers who adaptively appreciate each other the best they can as the world erodes around them." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 3, 2011
4/5 —— Hot Coffee (2011) " provides a journey through a legal system that is incrementally being subsumed by corporate interests on a daily basis." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 3, 2011
3/5 80% Barney's Version (2011) " Despite the deficiencies in the script, everyone on screen works effectively hard to build a full story of a fairly average human being who can't seem to appreciate his own life, much less those around him. " — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 16, 2010
4/5 88% White Material (2010) " If there is any genre that Claire Denis cannot bend towards completing a provocative concept, it has yet to be defined" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 18, 2010
2/5 55% The End Of Poverty (2008) " so stuck in the self-importance of covering the economically disadvantaged that it thoroughly loses the ability to show how the circumstances evolved to such a state." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 29, 2010
3.5/5 63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) " a solidly-made glimpse into an icon whose presence is still felt today" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 24, 2009
1.5/5 —— The Human Contract (2008) " From the start, none of the characters you are presented with have likable qualities, so it's extremely hard to care when any fail, or don't get what they want" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2009
4/5 81% The Business of Being Born (2008) " an effective glimpse into the need for personal research, and a solid argument for making informed choices." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 7, 2009
4/5 —— Firefly - The Complete Series (2004) " a worthwhile viewing experience for those that look for an intelligent mix of banter, adventure, and a tribute to an independent spirit." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 8, 2008
3.5/5 30% Chaos Theory (2008) " worth watching if you can get past the schmaltz." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 10, 2008
3.5/5 90% A Walk to Beautiful (2008) " Had it stuck with more of the community on which it was based, and less on how generous a few foreign doctors are, it would be easier to remember and root for the individual women by their names." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 7, 2008
4/5 42% The Golden Compass (2007) " well paced, beautiful to watch" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 6, 2007
4/5 92% Sicko (2007) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 89% Waitress (2007) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jun 15, 2007
4/5 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) " Equal parts action, buddy movie, and police spoof, Hot Fuzz fights to stretch genre lines and manages to worship through homage while creating a new story that's truly entertaining." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 19, 2007
4/5 97% The Queen (2006) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Feb 2, 2007
4/5 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) " Co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris not only make a long dinner scene interesting, but an interminable drive through a visually boring landscape also never gets old." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 27, 2006
2/5 76% The Devil Wears Prada (2006) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jul 1, 2006
3/5 84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) " The trouble comes in the form of repetitive saccharine that seeps through most of the more dramatic conversations, and especially through the extraordinarily cheesy soundtrack" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2006
3.5/5 89% Sir! No Sir! (2006) " well worth seeing for the new view it provides on militaristic organization" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 20, 2006
4/5 72% Paper Clips (2004) " the message attached is genuine and worth listening to" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 23, 2006
3/5 92% The Devil's Miner (2006) " provokes genuine concern for their plight and a sense of overwhelming doom" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 9, 2006
4/5 76% The Matador (2006) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Feb 25, 2006
4/5 29% Prozac Nation (2005) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jan 22, 2006
5/5 94% March of the Penguins (2005) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jan 7, 2006
3.5/5 60% little man (2005) " able to powerfully bring to mind some touching issues and blur the line of hard decision making" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 61% 39 Pounds of Love (2005) " quietly powerful" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 5, 2005
4/5 94% Down to the Bone (2005) " a brave, elegantly filmed, treasure of perseverance" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 22, 2005
4/5 90% Capote (2005) " a non-stop, well-crafted, depressing venture" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 27, 2005
4/5 57% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) " an entertaining story of an eccentric young man" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 26, 2005
3.5/5 38% Flightplan (2005) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Sep 26, 2005
3/5 29% Moog (2004) " It's unfortunate that there are so many ideas left behind before they get a chance to start" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 8, 2005
4/5 79% Red Eye (2005) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Aug 21, 2005
4/5 82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jul 18, 2005
4/5 —— Gray Matter (2004) " ably explores the determined denial that allows a bureaucratic government to thrive at the expense of its citizens" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2005
3.5/5 —— Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The - Collector's Edition (1993) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted May 8, 2005
3.5/5 76% Assisted Living (2005) " generously appreciates the very human conditions of its characters and culminates in a unique story worthy of attention" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 16, 2005
—— On Hostile Ground Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 22, 2004
2/5 37% Sylvia (2003) Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 31, 2004
4/5 99% Moolaadé (2004) " a stunning work" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 8, 2004
2/5 50% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) " handled as an After School Special" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 5, 2004
2.5/5 55% Undertow (2004) " errs on the side of predictability" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 5, 2004
3.5/5 92% Vera Drake (2004) " Beautifully shot and impeccably acted, Vera Drake will keep your mind reeling well after leaving the theater." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 25, 2004
2.5/5 92% Tarnation (2004) " feels as if it was thrown together, that an amateur was looking for ways to learn about new gadgets" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 21, 2004
3.5/5 59% Mind the Gap (2005) " Despite its flaws, Mind the Gap comes together as a beautiful portrait of seemingly unrelated ties that lead to important shifts in the lives of total strangers." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 11, 2004
2/5 92% Insomnia (2002) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Aug 7, 2004
2/5 4% Godsend (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted May 7, 2004
3.5/5 17% Laws of Attraction (2004) " The chemistry between Brosnan and Moore is made palpable through well written dialogue that mixes a great comic wit with just the right amount of brief, heartfelt sentiment." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Apr 23, 2004
3/5 22% Taking Lives (2004) " A cross between The Talented Mr. Ripley and Manhunter, Taking Lives is a functional, but not the gut-wrenching thrill fest the poster would have you believe." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 25, 2004
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