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Barbara Goslawski

Barbara Goslawski
Barbara Goslawski's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 74% The Whistleblower (2011) Severe and unflinching, The Whistleblower relies on journalistic realism to pack its punch. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2011
3/5 62% Amigo (2011) A complex political statement, Amigo is epic in scale but trades the schmaltz of the traditional war film for a more resolute treatment of subject. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2011
3.5/5 90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) Director Rapaport captures these intimate dynamics with startling depth, and the band members provide candid interviews that are amazing in their honesty and emotional insight. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2011
3/5 75% Everything Must Go (2011) Will Ferrell shines as the central character in Dan Rush's surprisingly touching debut feature, Everything Must Go. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 12, 2011
2.5/5 70% Joueuse (Queen to Play) (2011) What could have been an intense tour de force becomes a dry rehashing of the story of a woman's determination to rise above her station. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2011
3/5 82% The Elephant In The Living Room (2011) Lions and tigers and bears -- oh my! Even the requisite venomous snakes chew up the scenery in this film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2011
4/5 69% Hadewijch (2010) The story of a young girl's spiritual devotion and the distorted manifestations of faith that follow, Hadewijch maintains the cool reserve that has made director Bruno Dumont famous. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2010
3/5 38% Casino Jack (2010) A refreshing take on the political crime drama. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2010
4/5 80% Barney's Version (2011) One of those rare films whose caricature of life undeniably illuminates. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 2, 2010
3/5 50% Stone (2010) Stone is highly charged and vibrant, and pits Edward Norton against Robert De Niro for two utterly electrifying performances. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2010
90% My Dog Tulip (2010) Paul and Sandra Fierlinger illuminate the very core of J. R. Ackerley's novel about the love between a man and his dog. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2010
3.5/5 61% Leaves of Grass (2010) Writer/director Tim Blake Nelson manages a finely tuned balance that is rare in cinema. Moving from the far reaches of comedy to the nether regions of drama, he never skips a beat or sets the pitch too high. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2.5/5 71% Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010) The contrast between these more candid moments and those of the polished professionals is evocative, reminding us that this is a story about how the development within a corporation affects the individuals inside. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2010
3/5 95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) Korean writer/director Bong Joon-ho affirms his place among the art cinema masters with his latest endeavour, Mother. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2010
1.5/5 49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2010) Herzog's second film of the year -- the supposed antidote to Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans -- is such a confused jumble of influences that it is completely ineffectual both as an experience and as an instrument of dialogue. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2/5 46% Creation (2010) Darwin's personal tragedies and intellectual dilemmas, coupled with his moral struggles, are rife with possibilities, but Amiel disappoints. He just can't seem to rise above the level of pedestrian drama. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2009
2.5/5 43% Dorian Gray (2009) By leaving nothing up to the imagination, Parker destroys the very essence of the film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2009
3.5/5 58% The Invention of Lying (2009) This film is loads of fun and boasts an all star comic cast, featuring Gervais with Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Louis C.K., Jonah Hill and Rob Lowe. Their spirited interaction with this clever script is worth the price of admission alone ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2009
3.5/5 89% A Serious Man (2009) Laugh out loud funny. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2009
2/5 44% Suck (2010) Juggling conventions, skewering clichés and referencing genre cues, Stefaniuk packs the film with so many insider jokes that what could have been a wild ride simply isn't. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 11, 2009
4/5 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Every favorite Gilliam device and trope is employed here to breathtaking effect. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2009
3/5 53% Agora (2010) Behind the pomp and circumstance of the film's spectacle, Amenábar carefully organizes the dramatic details to prove that a marriage between logic and compassion is best. It's a message that often gets lost in this grand vision but a satisfying one. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2009
2/5 87% Mongol (2008) This revisionist history of the early life of Ghengis Khan leaves one baffled and unconvinced. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2008
2.5/5 55% Battle in Seattle (2008) What began as an insightful study of how things went so horribly wrong at this event becomes yet another saccharine drama about fighting the power. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2008
53% Penelope (2006) The most successful films in this genre rely heavily on production design, but unfortunately director Palansky decides to play it fairly straight here. Luckily, the film has an interesting story, for which all credit should go to writer Leslie Caveny. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2008
3.5/5 57% Intimate Enemies (2007) Truly unforgettable and revelatory, L'Ennemi intime presents a rare glimpse into the realities of war in all its gory detail, tempered with a heartbreaking insight into our inescapably frail human consciousness. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2007
2.5/5 70% A Londoni Férfi (The Man From London) (2007) Béla Tarr is not at his best in The Man from London. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2007
2/5 76% The Last Winter (2007) Fessenden can't get a rhythm going in this film to build to his big conclusion, he renders it silly. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2.5/5 91% Rescue Dawn (2007) The audience receives no new insights into the horrors of war and no answers to its ever-present conundrum. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2006
2.5/5 64% Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005) While she does have her funny moments, her insensitive persona is simply not interesting enough to warrant a feature film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2005
2/5 21% Dust (2003) The two eras presented in this film may display similar violent dispositions but ultimately their overriding sensibilities are just too different to integrate. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2003
3.5/5 40% Bollywood/Hollywood (2003) Mehta expertly fashions a fascinating hybrid that is sure to delight audiences with its good-natured and well-timed humor, and its unabashed refusal to take itself seriously. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2002
3.5/5 89% Comment j'ai tué mon père (My Father and I) (2001) Fontaine indulges her signature style, creating a carefully measured film -- the kind whose impact slowly sneaks up on its audience and haunts them long after leaving the theatre. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2002
3/5 89% Ginger Snaps (2001) On its surface, Ginger Snaps is a werewolf movie, but what's refreshing is the clever satire at its core. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2002
1.5/5 50% Scarlet Diva (2000) A pretentious mess. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 8, 2002
60% The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2002) A comprehensive and provocative film -- one that pushes the boundaries of biography, and challenges its audience.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2002
80% Maelstrom (2000) Peppering this urban study with references to Norwegian folktales, Villeneuve creates in Maelstrom a world where the bizarre is credible and the real turns magical. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2002
84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) Puts a refreshing and comical spin on the all-too-familiar saga of the contemporary single woman. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2002
62% Dark Blue World (2001) Svêrák once again affirms his status as a master humanist, elegantly evoking a complex range of emotions. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2001
83% Pauline & Paulette (2002) A charming yet poignant tale of the irrevocable ties that bind. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2001
72% Training Day (2001) In a film that introduces such potentially powerful situations, its level of predictability and its misuse of its talented cast is simply disappointing. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 8, 2001
70% Waydowntown (2002) A cogent yet hilarious indictment of our soul-destroying urban existence. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2001
92% Amores Perros (2001) Succumbs to the dangers of such a fractured narrative practice: too much bravado, not enough soul. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2001