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

Showing 51 - 100 of 238
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
4/5 88% The Five Obstructions (2003) " The struggle over filmmaking between Leth and von Trier reminds us how far we can go, no matter the limitations are placed on us, if we give ourselves the chance to do so." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 18, 2004
5/5 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) " An engrossing mix of drama and comedy, telling a compelling story from the admirably minute foundation of a failed relationship." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 17, 2004
2.5/5 63% Wonderland (2000) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 16, 2004
3/5 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) " Without establishing the motives for the never-ending inflictions, you leave the viewer wondering too much what they are supposed to feel on the way out." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 1, 2004
3.5/5 72% Robot Stories (2004) " Though we may get fearful or excited at the use of mechanics, they are also tools we manufacture so that we can grow and learn." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 1, 2004
3.5/5 58% Casa de los Babys (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Feb 23, 2004
4/5 —— Jupiter's Wife (1997) " She may have a screw or two loose, but she's always engaging to listen to" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 22, 2004
4/5 61% The Dreamers (2004) " Encapsulates the sense of innocence and adventure we all wish to carry" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 6, 2004
5/5 71% Naked Lunch (1991) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jan 4, 2004
3.5/5 54% Safe Passage (1995) " The end is clear from the start, but it's rather amusing to watch nonetheless, backed by a strong, eclectic cast." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 3, 2004
4/5 60% Stuck On You (2003) " Miraculously, the parodies never get stale" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 9, 2003
3.5/5 63% The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Oct 28, 2003
3.5/5 94% Girlhood (2003) " a credit to Garbus' ability to pick a touching subject that will have you pondering for some time" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 27, 2003
5/5 86% Bright Leaves (2004) " blends nostalgia, economics, and personal reactions to new information at a perfect pitch that allows for laughter and deeply felt affection" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 14, 2003
3.5/5 72% Elephant (2003) " Gus Van Sant has made an eclectic career out of portraying vastly different avenues that adolescents use to focus the anxieties they grapple with." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 9, 2003
3/5 70% Dogville (2003) " Going from a story as fanciful as Dancer in the Dark to the stripped setting of Dogville is certainly bold, it's too bad the reward is so anti-climactic" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 2, 2003
2.5/5 34% Wonderland (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Sep 28, 2003
3.5/5 53% Veronica Guerin (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Sep 27, 2003
2/5 31% Underworld (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Sep 20, 2003
3.5/5 79% Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Sep 20, 2003
4/5 94% Triumph des Willens (Triumph Of The Will) (1935) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Sep 12, 2003
3.5/5 95% Lost In Translation (2003) " a joy to watch" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 31, 2003
3.5/5 49% Demonlover (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Aug 30, 2003
3.5/5 86% 36 Fillette (1987) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Aug 15, 2003
4/5 94% The Honeymoon Killers (1970) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Aug 15, 2003
4/5 79% Vendredi soir (Friday Night) (2003) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jun 27, 2003
3.5/5 72% Pipe Dream (2001) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jun 27, 2003
4/5 79% Warm Water Under A Red Bridge (2002) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jun 13, 2003
3.5/5 82% Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002) " At the length of 102 minutes, despite the engaging presence of the central figures, Gigantic lags with its saturation of industry people who state how much they love the Johns, and the influential presence the band has had on alternative music." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 21, 2003
4/5 100% 7 Days in September (2002) " 7 Days quietly and brilliantly remains a collection of personal thoughts that make you realize just how complicated the situation is." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 22, 2003
2.5/5 37% Spun (2003) " Spun is more about exuberant editing providing a humorous glimpse into a small, bored, drug community than a focus on any particular acting or writing talent." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2003
5/5 93% Hearts & Minds (2009) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Mar 14, 2003
3.5/5 65% Rabid (1979) " shows the early signs of the talent of someone who has become renowned for creating thought-provoking material" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 9, 2003
4/5 86% Altered States (1980) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Feb 21, 2003
3.5/5 94% Lost in La Mancha (2003) " Lost in La Mancha isn't an extraordinary film, but its subject is definitely engaging to watch." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Feb 2, 2003
1.5/5 43% The Recruit (2003) " The film is simply one predictable maneuver after another." — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jan 31, 2003
5/5 100% All About Eve (1950) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Jan 10, 2003
4/5 75% Gangs of New York (2002) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Dec 23, 2002
5/5 48% Femme Fatale (2002) " Between a camera that switches from character to omniscient points of view without warning, to keeping the individual motivations in constant suspect, DePalma brings a crime story full of adrenaline and intellectual stimulation to the screen with Femme Fa" — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Nov 25, 2002
4/5 92% Talk to Her (2002) " Talk to Her is just plain great cinema that we could use more of." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 22, 2002
5/5 87% Far From Heaven (2003) " Despite painfully engaging a range of harsh, nonjudgmental sensitivity, Far From Heaven is unceasingly watchable, and not simply because of the absolutely stunning photography that hearkens back to a love for Technicolor that we often forget in this new a" — ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Nov 8, 2002
4/5 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003) " It's a perfect show of respect to just one of those underrated professionals who deserve but rarely receive it." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 29, 2002
4/5 69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) " It's not trying to be an 'issue' film, nor does it consciously manipulate you to think about any cataclysmic transcendentalist theorizing, but that's precisely why it may be so effective in emotional resonance." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 27, 2002
3/5 88% Springtime in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2002) " stunning to watch and willing to keep even the most dramatic difficulties between two people to low key climaxes" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 17, 2002
2/5 69% Red Dragon (2002) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Oct 4, 2002
2/5 85% Blind Spot - Hitler's Secretary (2002) " So many questions have long been left unanswered, and Blind Spot does little to change that." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 3, 2002
2.5/5 79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) " That a woman who seems to have her head straight and feet on the ground would want, even actively pursue, such a childlike significant other is just too much to swallow." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 3, 2002
3/5 63% Moonlight Mile (2002) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Oct 2, 2002
5/5 76% Igby Goes Down (2002) ToxicUniverse.com
Posted Oct 2, 2002
2/5 20% O Princípio da Incerteza (The Uncertainty Principle) (2002) " Though excessively tiresome, The Uncertainty Principle, as verbally pretentious as the title may be, has its handful of redeeming features, as long as you discount its ability to bore." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2002
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