Scott Foundas

Scott Foundas

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Biography:
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.
Publications:
Film Comment Magazine , L.A. Weekly , New York Times , Variety , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
1058

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100% 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
62% 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
56% 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
16% 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
—— 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
79% 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
86% Violette (2014) " The trailblazing feminist writer Violette Leduc gets a biopic fully worthy of her complex life and work." — Variety
Posted Jun 10, 2014
58% 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
85% 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% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language 3D) " 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
88% Deux jours, une nuit (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
43% 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
65% 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
13% 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
61% 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
25% 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
50% Blumenthal (2014) " A limp facsimile of a Woody Allen ensembler set in a familiar world of New York Jewish intellectuals - minus only the wit, and the intellect." — Variety
Posted Mar 28, 2014
20% Sabotage (2014) " "Sabotage" rarely rises to Schwarzenegger's level, in large measure because the other characters (of which there are far too many) aren't nearly as sharply drawn by Ayer and co-writer Skip Woods." — Variety
Posted Mar 27, 2014
17% God's Not Dead (2014) " The Almighty deserves better advocacy than he gets in this typically ham-fisted Christian campus melodrama." — Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " It is never less than fascinating - and sometimes dazzling - in its ambitions." — Variety
Posted Mar 21, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Chockfull of the breathless cliffhangers dictated by the genre, but equally rich in the quiet, tender character moments that made the first film unique among recent Marvel fare ..." — Variety
Posted Mar 20, 2014
44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " A derivative heist thriller-comedy that passes painlessly enough at a brisk 90 minutes, but ultimately feels as disposable as the numerous counterfeit paintings that exchange hands throughout." — Variety
Posted Mar 19, 2014
63% The French Minister (2014) " It would be easy for Lhermitte to play the fool, but what makes the character so memorable is that, as [the film] progresses, Arthur comes to see that there are hints of canniness lurking beyond the stuffed shirt." — Variety
Posted Mar 18, 2014
16% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " A surprisingly sharp and funny female-empowerment ensembler." — Variety
Posted Mar 14, 2014
23% Need For Speed (2014) " Modest, diverting fun ..." — Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2014
—— Things People Do " An out-of-work insurance man makes ends meet by turning to armed robbery in this overwrought and preposterous recession-era morality play from editor turned director Saar Klein." — Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2014
10% The Bag Man (2014) " What's in the bag? A tedious, self-consciously quirky postmodern noir featuring John Cusack and Robert De Niro in two of the more obvious money jobs of their careers." — Variety
Posted Mar 5, 2014
41% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " This highly entertaining time-filler lacks the mythic resonances that made "300" feel like an instant classic, but works surprisingly well on its own terms." — Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " Even in the movie's most ridiculous moments, Collet-Serra keeps the pacing brisk and knows how to divert our attention with a well-timed bit of comic relief." — Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2014
100% Listen Up Philip " Jason Schwartzman shines as a self-absorbed writer who doesn't quite learn the err of his ways in Alex Ross Perry's sharp and darkly funny third feature." — Variety
Posted Feb 11, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " A ferociously entertaining experience in which one finds von Trier at the peak of his craft, linking together ideas about female sexuality, fly-fishing and artistic creation with equal amounts of playfulness and intellectual rigor." — Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2014
100% The Babadook " Manages to deliver real, seat-grabbing jolts while also touching on more serious themes of loss, grief and other demons that can not be so easily vanquished." — Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2014
100% The Battered Bastards Of Baseball (2014) " So rife with underdog victors and hairpin twists of fortune that, if it weren't all true, no one would believe it." — Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2014
32% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney has transformed a fascinating true-life tale into an exceedingly dull and dreary caper pic cum art-appreciation seminar - a museum-piece movie about museum people." — Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " Teens and twentysomethings who possess even less life experience and emotional maturity than these characters may find profundity in some of this. All others need not apply." — Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2014
69% They Came Together (2014) " A lively comic jamboree that's sometimes smarter than it is funny and hits about as often as it misses, but is, on balance, a good deal of fun." — Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2014
100% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter " A beguiling fable of buried treasure and movie-fed obsession." — Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2014
86% Cold in July (2014) " A superior piece of Texas pulp fiction that starts out like a house on fire, sags a bit in the middle, then rallies for an exuberantly bloody finish." — Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2014
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