Scott Foundas

Scott Foundas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Scott Foundas is the chief film critic for the Village Voice. Before Foundas, a native of Tampa, Florida, moved to New York in 2009, he was the film editor at the Voice's sister paper in Los Angeles, LA Weekly, from 2005 to 2009. Foundas was also associate program director at the Film Society of Lincoln Center from January 2010 to December 2012. Foundas' film reviews and features appear in all Voice Media Group publications, as well as on its websites and mobile platforms. Follow Scott on Twitter at @FoundasOnFilm.
Film Comment Magazine , L.A. Weekly , New York Times , Variety , Village Voice
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67% Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014) " While watching Cameron get in touch with his inner Jacques Cousteau won't be to everyone's taste, fans of the director and oceanography gearheads should swoon to the immersive, visually spectacular images of the ocean floor." — Variety
Posted Sep 16, 2014
—— The Reach " A preposterously bad, grade-Z adventure yarn in which a crazed billionaire hunter chases a skivvy-stripped guide through the Mojave Desert for upwards of 90 minutes, while the audience looks on in quiet disbelief." — Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2014
33% Black and White " Kevin Costner shines in Mike Binder's disappointingly dull and safe-playing race relations drama." — Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2014
100% Top Five (2014) " It can be hard for a movie to dwell on the problems of the rich and famous without seeming a touch self-serving, but Rock always keeps things in perspective." — Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2014
—— Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (2014) " Much like the first time, the results are as cheerfully silly as they are compulsively watchable ..." — Variety
Posted Sep 10, 2014
88% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films " "Electric Boogaloo" doesn't tell its story from A to Z, but rather in a digressive, choral fashion that privileges outrageous personal anecdotes over dry historical chronologies." — Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
60% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) " It's a measure of Benson's sure, skillful hand with actors that all the relationships in the movie -- husband and wife, parent and child -- feel lived-in and true, even when the dialogue strains too hard for the meaningful and poetic." — Variety
Posted Sep 8, 2014
39% Tusk (2014) " Smith has delivered a left-field surprise that ranks among his very best work ..." — Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2014
82% Nightcrawler (2014) " A feast of capital-A acting that's sometimes amusing to watch but not believable for so much as a second." — Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2014
66% The Equalizer (2014) " Ponderously overlong and not even half as much fun as it should have been ..." — Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2014
44% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " A sprawling ensemble dramedy that starts out like a full-tilt sit-com and gradually migrates to a place of genuine feeling." — Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2014
89% Wetlands (2014) " Wetlands might have landed with the thud of empty shock value were Helen not such an innately engaging character, or Juri so commanding in the role." — Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2014
85% The Imitation Game (2014) " The movie is undeniably strong in its sense of a bright light burned out too soon, and the often undignified fate of those who dare to chafe at society's established norms." — Variety
Posted Aug 31, 2014
78% Rosewater (2014) " A solid, powerfully acted political drama about human endurance in the face of ideological oppression." — Variety
Posted Aug 28, 2014
18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) " Goes long on rectitudinous sermonizing but comes up short on gridiron thrills or genuine love for the game." — Variety
Posted Aug 21, 2014
35% The Giver (2014) " "The Giver" reaches the screen in a version that captures the essence of Lowry's affecting allegory but little of its mythic pull - a recipe likely to disappoint fans while leaving others to wonder what all the fuss was about." — Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2014
20% Into The Storm (2014) " The storm clouds exhibit more gravitas than the humans in this feature-length VFX demo reel that makes one pine for the glory days of Jan de Bont." — Variety
Posted Aug 7, 2014
100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) " [A] brisk, stylish and extremely heartfelt portrait of Nas' rise from the housing projects of Queensbridge to the heights of hip-hop royalty." — Variety
Posted Aug 4, 2014
47% War Story (2014) " Jackson's spare, quietly powerful sophomore feature demonstrates an impressive control of mood and tone and the ability to tell a story largely without words." — Variety
Posted Aug 4, 2014
29% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " This lazy and uninspired horror sequel is a movie worthy of quarantine." — Variety
Posted Aug 1, 2014
79% Get On Up (2014) " Whatever else one may fault about "Get On Up," one thing that's faultless is its star, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown from age 16 to 60 with a dexterity and invention worthy of his subject." — Variety
Posted Jul 28, 2014
54% The Fluffy Movie (2014) " At one point, the comic says that fans have asked him what he'll have to talk about if he keeps losing weight, to which Iglesias answers that he will always have stories to tell. To its credit, "The Fluffy Movie" leaves you wanting to hear more of them." — Variety
Posted Jul 25, 2014
92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The cheeky comic tone keeps things buoyant - as does Chris Pratt's winning performance as the most blissfully spaced-out space crusader this side of Buckaroo Banzai." — Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2014
60% Hercules (2014) " The mythical Greek strongman gets a refreshingly human spin in Brett Ratner's grandly scaled, solidly entertaining popcorn pic." — Variety
Posted Jul 23, 2014
51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " A high-spirited bauble that goes down easy thanks to fleet comic pacing, a surfeit of ravishing Cote d'Azur vistas and the genuinely reactive chemistry of stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone." — Variety
Posted Jul 18, 2014
18% And So It Goes (2014) " For all of its 93 minutes, you never feel anything significant is at stake for anyone - save for a paycheck." — Variety
Posted Jul 14, 2014
83% The New York Review of Books: A 50 Year Argument " Martin Scorsese celebrates 50 years of The New York Review of Books in this incisive portrait of a vanguard cultural institution." — Variety
Posted Jul 1, 2014
77% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) " "Whitey" emerges as yet another of Berlinger's gripping, irony-laced snapshots of the American criminal justice system ..." — Variety
Posted Jun 27, 2014
80% Violette (2014) " The trailblazing feminist writer Violette Leduc gets a biopic fully worthy of her complex life and work." — Variety
Posted Jun 10, 2014
63% Heli (2014) " Much of what Heli has to say feels either obvious and/or exhausted by a raft of other recent narrative and documentary features." — Variety
Posted Jun 9, 2014
27% Burning Blue (2014) " Top guns in love struggle against institutional homophobia in a tone deaf melodrama well past its sell-by date." — Variety
Posted Jun 9, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Sticks snugly to the prior film's winning formula, mining the resultant doublings and repetitions for maximum absurdist hilarity." — Variety
Posted Jun 3, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " A flaccid all-star farce that's handsomely dressed up with nowhere to go for most of its padded two-hour running time." — Variety
Posted May 28, 2014
68% Jimmy's Hall " Ken Loach has taken a despicable episode of modern Irish history -- the 1933 deportation without trial of one of its own citizens, James Gralton -- and made a surprisingly lovely, heartfelt film from it with Jimmy's Hall." — Variety
Posted May 23, 2014
100% Goodbye to Language 3D (2014) " The title says 'Goodbye,' but Jean-Luc Godard says hello with a stimulating and playful meditation on the state of the world and the possibilities of the image." — Variety
Posted May 21, 2014
100% Queen and Country " John Boorman's sequel to his masterful 'Hope and Glory' doesn't equal its predecessor, but still offers a vivid snapshot of Army and family life in post-War England." — Variety
Posted May 20, 2014
95% Two Days, One Night " The Dardenne brothers take on a movie star and lose none of their beautifully observed verisimilitude in another powerhouse slice of working-class Belgian life." — Variety
Posted May 20, 2014
42% Words And Pictures (2014) " This time out, both the words and the pictures are surprisingly flaccid, largely due to Gerald DiPego's literate but hopelessly contrived screenplay and direction that lacks Schepisi's usual snap." — Variety
Posted May 19, 2014
66% The Rover (2014) " It has a desolate beauty all its own, and a career-redefining performance by Robert Pattinson that reveals untold depths of sensitivity and feeling in the erstwhile "Twilight" star." — Variety
Posted May 18, 2014
100% Mr. Turner (2014) " Mike Leigh takes on the topsy-turvy life of J.M.W. Turner in an exquisitely detailed, brilliantly acted biopic." — Variety
Posted May 15, 2014
10% Grace Of Monaco " Grace Kelly's post-Hollywood life may not have been the fairy tale some thought it to be, but you wouldn't know it from director Olivier Dahan's cornball melodrama." — Variety
Posted May 14, 2014
90% Llyn Foulkes One Man Band (2014) " An illuminating portrait of the artist as a hermetic, self-doubting, obsessive-compulsive perfectionist." — Variety
Posted May 7, 2014
38% The M Word (2014) " Lively but wildly erratic." — Variety
Posted May 2, 2014
12% Walk Of Shame (2014) " Not even the fleet comic footwork of Elizabeth Banks can save this vile, unfunny stab at screwball farce." — Variety
Posted May 2, 2014
62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " This sharp, slickly produced addition to the Disney sports movie canon works as both a stirring underdog tale and as a revealing look at the expanding global footprint of the American sports-entertainment machine." — Variety
Posted Apr 30, 2014
60% Five Star " A low-key but powerfully affecting urban drama that tells a familiar story with such unusual authenticity and dramatic force that it's as if we're seeing it for the first time." — Variety
Posted Apr 24, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " "Transcendence" is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god." — Variety
Posted Apr 16, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " An immensely appealing Kevin Costner anchors Ivan Reitman's savvy peek behind the curtain of pro-football wheeling and dealing." — Variety
Posted Apr 10, 2014
24% Goodbye World (2014) " Denis Henry Hennelly's sophomore feature strands us in a cabin in the NorCal woods with a half-dozen of the whiniest, most self-entitled protags this side of the worst mumblecore movie you barely remember seeing." — Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2014
—— Greencard Warriors (2014) " The horrors faced by Mexican illegals on the L.A. mean streets get a familiar indexing in this well-meaning but familiar ghetto melodrama." — Variety
Posted Mar 30, 2014
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