William Goss

William Goss

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Cinematical , eFilmCritic.com , Empire Magazine , Film.com , Horror Squad , MSN Movies , Orlando Weekly , Pajiba , The Dissolve , The Playlist
Critics' Group:
Florida Film Critics Circle, Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
748

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Faults " A strangely funny, often eerie accomplishment." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 24, 2014
—— Space Station 76 " As a repressed blowhard whose every suicide attempt is thwarted by the station's safety protocols, the boorish, mustachioed Wilson is hilarious in ways that his prior performances had only barely suggested." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 24, 2014
—— Fort Tilden " Co-writer/directors Bliss and Rogers thread the navel-gazing needle with remarkable wit, as if channeling Sofia Coppola's After Hours." — The Playlist
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " The lore of Hercules has spanned centuries, yet it's unlikely to ever see a more generic treatment on film than that of Renny Harlin's overblown origin story." — Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2014
100% Chef (2014) " ...at its best when demonstrating its creator's talents rather than having characters explicitly expound on them." — Film.com
Posted Mar 9, 2014
48% RoboCop (2014) " At least offers something resembling ideas of morality and mortality in the guise of a silly shoot-'em-up, even if those ideas are eventually given short shrift." — Film.com
Posted Feb 12, 2014
88% A Field in England (2014) " A challenging piece of work to be sure, due for eventual midnight-movie cultdom." — Film.com
Posted Feb 10, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " A frustratingly flat film that drifts from moment to moment with a curious lack of urgency and an overbearing sense of self-importance." — Film.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
79% Frank (2014) " Endearing enough to plaster a smile on any face hiding beneath its own ever-grinning facade." — Film.com
Posted Feb 3, 2014
97% Locke (2014) " Tom Hardy owns this taut, telling character study." — Film.com
Posted Jan 30, 2014
100% The Babadook " An impressively chilling exercise in old-school restraint." — Film.com
Posted Jan 28, 2014
100% Boyhood (2014) " Linklater's third masterpiece in the past decade should only affect anyone who's ever been someone else's sibling, child, parent, lover or friend." — Film.com
Posted Jan 27, 2014
63% They Came Together (2014) " A very fast, often very funny riff on a very tired Hollywood formula." — Film.com
Posted Jan 26, 2014
100% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Plenty enjoyable for fans of the first one, but by the end, it also has the consistency of reheated comfort food." — Film.com
Posted Jan 24, 2014
79% The Raid 2 (2014) " A spectacular crescendo of ultraviolence that re-defines overkill." — Film.com
Posted Jan 24, 2014
36% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Good enough to make you wish it had been better." — Film.com
Posted Jan 23, 2014
56% Camp X-Ray " If nothing else, it suggests that Kristen Stewart may escape the prison of Twilight" — Film.com
Posted Jan 19, 2014
78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " A masterfully queasy blend of dark humor and darker humanity." — Film.com
Posted Jan 15, 2014
76% Lone Survivor (2014) " The film effectively assaults its audience almost as aggressively as its subjects." — Film.com
Posted Jan 10, 2014
68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " The first half is such an agreeably raucous reunion that we hate to see a pesky thing like terminal illness ruin all the fun." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 15, 2013
38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) " Ultimately, the film is much too derivative to stand (and deliver) on its own, but at its best moments, it proves amiably average, chiefly due to James' natural charms." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 15, 2013
57% Some Velvet Morning (2013) " Anyone game to watch two effortlessly volatile and vulnerable performers trade barbs for 83 minutes ought to give this due consideration." — Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2013
36% Swerve (2013) " A watchable genre exercise." — The Dissolve
Posted Dec 3, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " Judi Dench gives a remarkably well-realized performance." — Film.com
Posted Nov 22, 2013
89% Narco Cultura (2013) " A potent encapsulation of how fame and finance beget fear and grief." — Film.com
Posted Nov 21, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The steady action footage alone is enough to make this an improvement over the first installment." — Film.com
Posted Nov 19, 2013
100% Musicwood (2013) " A pointed look at the relationship between art and commerce that brings acoustic-guitar manufacturers and logging corporations to a crossroads, if not an outright impasse." — The Dissolve
Posted Nov 10, 2013
80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " A superb tearjerker, juxtaposing the inherent passion and sorrow of romance to masterful effect in between beautiful bluegrass ballads." — Film.com
Posted Oct 31, 2013
36% Last Love (2013) " A three-hander situated comfortably between Venus and Amour on the Euro-codger fun-time spectrum." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 28, 2013
27% Sweetwater (2013) " Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 21, 2013
49% Carrie (2013) " Its bloodshed may be all dressed up, but it ultimately has nowhere to go." — Film.com
Posted Oct 17, 2013
10% Cassadaga (2013) " ...cribs equally from "Ghost Whisperer"-like spiritual melodrama, ghostly mystery, and grisly torture porn." — The Dissolve
Posted Oct 8, 2013
70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " The third act marks a commendably goofy sea change in an otherwise agreeably average throwback." — Film.com
Posted Oct 3, 2013
78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " It's all very appropriately overblown, and director Antal gives the fireworks as much attention as he does each performer." — Film.com
Posted Oct 1, 2013
86% Afflicted (2014) " Puts enough of a new spin on old nightmares to stake a claim all its own." — Film.com
Posted Sep 30, 2013
60% Hôtel Normandy (2013) " Jean-Paul Bathany and Stéphane Ben Lahcene's screenplay briskly sets up its game of musical chairs, but then lets its characters wander about the seaside town at a reliably mild velocity." — The Dissolve
Posted Sep 26, 2013
85% We Are What We Are (2013) " One of the best American horror films of the year." — Film.com
Posted Sep 24, 2013
29% Machete Kills (2013) " All of the silliness would be a bit more fun if it weren't so exhausting." — Film.com
Posted Sep 23, 2013
6% Battle of the Year (2013) " Should satisfy the planet of b-boys and girls to whom it thoroughly preaches, while amusing anyone else who simply can't ignore the promise of an all-corn buffet." — Film.com
Posted Sep 20, 2013
96% The Lunchbox (2014) " This long-distance love story is comfort food in any language, perfectly agreeable and unlikely to surprise." — Film.com
Posted Sep 19, 2013
88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " The most fun you'll have watching paint dry all year." — Film.com
Posted Sep 14, 2013
38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " An increasing amount of metaphysical backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that do work this time around." — Film.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " A narrative as emotionally repressed as its subjects must have been." — Film.com
Posted Sep 11, 2013
79% Tracks (2014) " Alternately beautiful and dull, which arguably makes it a faithful encapsulation of the adventure itself." — Film.com
Posted Sep 5, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " Denis Villeneuve's film requires and rewards your attention in equal measure. " — Film.com
Posted Sep 5, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " This is truly awesome." — Film.com
Posted Sep 2, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Northup's story was a true, terrible thing, and by virtue of telling it, the burdens of all American slaves are unflinchingly realized by Ejiofor and McQueen alike." — Film.com
Posted Aug 31, 2013
85% Under the Skin (2014) " A deliberately oblique work that prizes textures above answers." — Film.com
Posted Aug 30, 2013
33% Labor Day (2014) " As consistently assured a piece of filmmaking as any we've seen from Reitman." — Film.com
Posted Aug 30, 2013
20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " I had to wonder, could I be watching the next remarkably brainy piece of sci-fi, this year's Moon? But then the first space zombie gutted a concerned colleague with a power drill, and in that moment, I knew exactly what I was in for." — MSN Movies
Posted Aug 29, 2013
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