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Bill Goodykoontz

Bill Goodykoontz
Bill Goodykoontz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Arizona Republic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 32% Fist Fight (2017) Once you get past the premise, there's not a lot farther to go.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2.5/5 39% A Cure For Wellness (2017) About the best that can be hoped for "A Cure for Wellness" is a late-night slot in cable-TV rotation around Halloween, when paying less attention makes its many shortcomings stand out less.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4.5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) "I Am Not Your Negro" is important. And urgent. And almost certainly unlikely to be seen by the people who would benefit from it most.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1.5/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) This is a horrible movie. Which makes it not a lot different from the first film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It's just as ridiculously entertaining, an orgy of balletic violence that isn't for everyone, but has its own twisted beauty.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) What a treat "The LEGO Batman Movie" is. As they say in the first film (except this time for real): Everything is awesome.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It seems unfinished, choppy, the storytelling almost of the after-school special variety.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4.5/5 98% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It's a terrific movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 76% The Daughter (2017) While the acting draws us into the story, it plays like a daytime soap opera with really good actors and Australian accents.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
4.5/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) "Toni Erdmann" is worth every minute of your time.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2.5/5 41% Gold (2017) It's ... one of those movies that sounds, on paper, like it should be terrific. But they don't show movies on paper, which is too bad for Gaghan.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/5 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It's often cloying, absurdly melodramatic, and the premise exists largely as a tear-manufacturing device.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3.5/5 82% The Founder (2017) "The Founder" examines a kind of bigger-is-better, bullying capitalism that is, for the moment at least, celebrated. That doesn't make it a better movie, but it does make it a timely one.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) If it sounds like not much happens in this film, well, have you ever seen a Jim Jarmusch movie?‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/5 75% Split (2017) After that streak of deadly misfires it's nice to see Shyamalan enjoying himself again.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
2/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) What we're left with are a few PG-13 murders, uninspired performances, some not-so-scary urban legends and a couple of actresses who must be wondering how they got here.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 84% Julieta (2016) The director of films like "Talk to Me," "Volver," "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" and "All About My Mother" has made a movie a bit more reserved, but still richly satisfying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) If you're looking for the big plot twist, the dramatic breakdown, the heroic action or some other revelation, you won't find it here. Instead we see a woman working through her life, albeit in unconventional ways.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) A well-meaning, well-executed movie that tells the story of the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013 as a crime thriller - an interesting choice that works well, for the most part.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) People love to pile on Ben Affleck, and "Live by Night" isn't going to help his case.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 84% Silence (2017) There is a fair amount of repetition here, and the film is too long (two hours and 41 minutes). But it is also gorgeous, stunningly so, and powerful.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) "Cameraperson" shows us the power of image as a tool of recording life, but also finds reasons that even in the worst situations, it's still worth living.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) OK, now Isabelle Huppert is just showing off.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/5 85% Lion (2016) If you don't cry at the conclusion you need to retrieve your heart out of cold storage.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 93% Fences (2016) "Fences" is a feast of brilliant acting, in a story that's sometimes as difficult as it is powerful.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 73% Sing (2016) It's not terrible - truly, there are too many good people involved here for that to be the case. It's just not what it could have been.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) The film rises and falls on the talents of Pratt and Lawrence, and they are considerable.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) If you have friends who say they don't make good movies anymore, drag them to this.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) "Rogue One" stands on its own, an entry that is at once part of the "Star Wars" franchise (obviously) but also separate - a tougher, grittier film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2.5/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) It's barely a movie at all, more just a bunch of strung-together set pieces about a wild party that features a group of really funny people operating below their station.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain gets to play pushy, angry, smart, hurt, almost sympathetic and more. This role is a real showcase for her formidable talents.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) It's not a one-woman show but it's clearly Portman's film, and she makes the most of it, helping Larrain to answer the question: How are myths made?‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/5 96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) Perrin and Cluzaud let their camera do the talking, which is a wise decision - it speaks volumes.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2.5/5 46% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) The look of the movie is still the most appealing thing about it. Whether you watch a film on a giant screen or an iPhone, the format doesn't untangle messy plot threads.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 96% The Love Witch (2016) It's a lot of fun.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) "Manchester by the Sea" is a masterpiece in a minor key, an exploration of grief that never lets its characters - or its audience - off the hook.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) There are intriguing elements here, expertly made. Beatty is always fascinating to watch. But "Rules Don't Apply" needed a few more rules applied if it were to fully succeed.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3.5/5 95% Moana (2016) "Moana" is a welcome step forward in its message and its look, and for young women characters in this type of film. It's a way without many satisfying twists and turns, but forward nevertheless.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/5 61% Allied (2016) "Allied" is a decent movie, but frustrating - it should have been great, but never gets out of its own way long enough to be.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The plot takes a backseat to the insults and gross-out lines. Fine, maybe, but it's been done - in the 2003 film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) An interesting story buoyed by good acting that feels - and this is a lazy word but the appropriate one - weird.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Steinfeld is outstanding. Good thing, too, because in lesser hands Nadine would be insufferable.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Yes, it's a boxing comeback story. But the car accident makes it different, and Teller and Eckhart make it better than it ought to be.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) There's a story within a story here, one more compelling and relatable than the other. Perhaps that's by design.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) "Fantastic Beasts" feels very much like its own thing, worthy of its own attention and box-office. It's an entertaining, visually stunning film that doesn't require Potter knowledge to enjoy (though it would probably help).‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 89% Do Not Resist (2016) As chilling as it is one-sided.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/5 48% Almost Christmas (2016) Even with the revolving door of characters and plot developments, there are some laughs in "Almost Christmas."‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 89% Loving (2016) This is a drama, but it's also a horror story.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) [A] terrific, haunting film that plays with our expectations - and rewards us with satisfying left turns.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3.5/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) A good movie, a straightforward story of faith and courage whose complications arise not in the story, but in the telling of it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016