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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
3.5/5 77% Una (2017) Diving right into brutal, ugly subject matter, "Una" is tough to watch but worth it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/5 36% Leatherface (2017) Some things should just be left alone.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4.5/5 89% Only the Brave (2017) A full portrait of sometimes-flawed men doing extraordinary things - an approach that makes the film so moving, its effect so shattering.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
3.5/5 84% Marshall (2017) Boseman and Gad are both good.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 97% The Florida Project (2017) Rarely in a movie will you want a character to succeed more than Moonee. Yet Baker doesn't sugarcoat the odds, which, despite eventual moments of real magic, remain long indeed.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) A nice companion piece to one of the biggest movies of the year, and a good movie in its own right.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 67% Happy Death Day (2017) Once you get past the premise - and granted, that takes some doing - "Happy Death Day" turns out to be goofy good fun.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
93% Spielberg (2017) A remarkable look at what shaped both Spielberg's art and the man who created it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/5 90% Better Watch Out (2017) It's scary and fun, if your idea of fun involves occasional gore and torture, things like that. Plus: Christmas decorations!‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2/5 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Kate Winslet and Idris Elba are two of the best actors working today. So what on earth are they doing in "The Mountain Between Us?"‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4.5/5 97% Lucky (2017) "Lucky" is one of Harry Dean Stanton's last roles, a rare leading performance, and it is a treasure.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) As the break between installments would suggest, it's a furthering of not just the original story but the original world, and that's quite an accomplishment.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/5 87% American Made (2017) It's refreshing to see the famous Cruise grin used more as a mask than a crutch.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Frears rightfully showcases Dench, and she is, simply, great. But he and writer Lee Hall shortchange Abdul, making him not a caricature, but more an outline of a character.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 48% Year by the Sea (2017) The dialogue consists of almost comically generic self-help pabulum, uttered with the pseudo sincerity of someone pretending it's something enlightening. It's not.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is a movie in search of a reason to exist.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3.5/5 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Stone won an Academy Award for "La La Land," but she's better here, probably the best she's ever been.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 96% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal and Maslany blow past clichés and mannered portrayals, finding the reality in a difficult relationship made more difficult still by the act of a pair of lunatics.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" is a worthwhile entry into this growing universe, expanding it but not really evolving it. It's fun, but not especially memorable.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 81% Brad's Status (2017) Ben Stiller gives a remarkable performance in "Brad's Status," particularly considering that you want to strangle him for most of the movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) Architecture has never been more romantic than in "Columbus," single-name director Kogonada's stunningly beautiful film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 100% California Typewriter (2017) The best thing is that Nichol doesn't adopt a luddite stance. He doesn't try to impart the evils of technology, at least not much.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/5 69% mother! (2017) It is intriguing, frustrating, bizarre and over-the-top - way over. And yet when you leave, you can't deny: There is a lot of movie going on here.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/5 30% Home Again (2017) "Home Again" is a romantic comedy with its heart in the right place. And that's just about the only thing it has going for it. It's facile, disingenuous, artificial in nearly every way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) This is a really fun movie. Good, too. Not great, but old-school in its approach to scares and, even better, in its approach to the relationships between kids, outsiders who band together to try to take down a monstrous evil.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Folayan and Davis have put together a magnetic look at what it was like to live in that neighborhood, to walk those streets and to experience the eruption that turned everything upside down.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 91% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) Lafosse, along with actors Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn, infuse the film with a brutal honesty that makes it, if not exactly enjoyable, certainly compelling.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2.5/5 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) It's a big disappointment, not least because of its talented cast, and Bell's obvious talents as a filmmaker.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Aubrey Plaza is brilliant in "Ingrid goes West," Matt Spicer's smart, satirical and sometimes scathing takedown of the vapidity social media sometimes injects into life.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) In a terrific performance, [Macdonald] simply blows right past the struggling-musician clichés, elevating the movie along the way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) The film is, like its predecessors, funny. But the joke is starting to wear just a bit thin.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 89% Good Time (2017) Pattinson is what helps us keep pace. He completely inhabits Connie with his jittery, twitchy efforts - he can't stand still, so neither can we.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) No one is more irritating than the person eager to tell you that things aren't as good as they used to be - except for the person who wasn't around during that supposed golden age to begin with.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) I liked the movie - it's certainly well made, and a lot of fun - but I mostly found myself laughing at it, not with it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 77% Dave Made a Maze (2017) The charmingly offbeat turns seriously strange and then veers into the absurd - in a good way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) As with all of the films he writes, Sheridan takes us to places that are foreign to many of us, yet immerses us so deeply into the sense of place that everything feels familiar, recognizable.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) A well-made horror film and a solid addition to the canon.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) "Brigsby Bear" is charming, sweet, creative, different and disturbing.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 92% Some Freaks (2017) All the actors are good, but Harrington is remarkable. It's not just the physical changes in her character, but the genuineness with which she inhabits her.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1.5/5 15% The Dark Tower (2017) "The Dark Tower" is a near-total whiff, a mess of a movie that took forever to get made and by the look of things should have taken about twice that long. Or maybe just never have been made at all.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4.5/5 82% Detroit (2017) "Detroit," as a movie, is all over the place, yet oddly that messiness is one of its strengths.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 86% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) "The Midwife" is one of those movies that could be about anything and you'd watch, so enjoyable are its lead actors.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) As meditations on the banality and helplessness of grieving go, the movie makes a powerful statement.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) "Dunkirk" is a great movie, both an old-time inspirational war epic and at the same time very much a Christopher Nolan movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Flawed but impressive, "War for the Planet of the Apes" finds its place comfortably, and near the top, of a surprisingly satisfying summer season.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
2.5/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) There are a mix of many ideas, none fully realized, so what the heck? Just toss 'em all in there, see what sticks.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) What's particularly nice about this movie is what it doesn't have: too many bad guys, an overly complicated plot and a bunch of ridiculous fight scenes that are so needlessly complex you can't tell what's happening in them.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) It's almost a dream world here, but nightmares are never far away.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) I love "The Big Sick."‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 88% Maudie (2017) Sally Hawkins is a delight in "Maudie," but then, when isn't she?‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017