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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 78% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" sometimes plays more like an acting class than a proper movie. But with acting this good it's difficult to complain. Much.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4.5/5 98% Eighth Grade (2018) The transition between junior high and high school is exhilarating, traumatic, funny and horrifying, and Bo Burnham's "Eighth Grade" captures the whole experience perfectly.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
3.5/5 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Goes from agreeably strange to weird to surreal, but its brilliance lies in how it never stops feeling real, genuine, lived-in.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/5 49% Skyscraper (2018) You know this movie is stupid because, well, it stars Dwayne Johnson and it's called "Skyscraper." What you may not know is how stupid.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Tim Wardle's documentary contains as many twists as a great thriller.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3.5/5 75% Damsel (2018) "Damsel" takes most of the elements you've ever seen in a Western and tweaks some, twists others and comes up with something unusual and mostly satisfying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2/5 53% The First Purge (2018) "The First Purge" follows the franchise tradition of taking what could have been an intriguing idea, stays with it for about the amount of time it takes to eat a small popcorn, then slices and dices it and guns it down in an orgy of over-the-top violence.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
3.5/5 87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) We'll get back to the fight against Thanos soon enough. Enthusiasts can resume arguing over various aspects of Marvel minutiae then. For now, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" is a nice break.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3.5/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" is less a political film and much more a straightforward action movie. The adrenaline is undeniable, and even when things get a little sketchy, there's always Del Toro.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/5 66% Uncle Drew (2018) You don't watch "Uncle Drew" for dramatic depth. You watch it to see great basketball players goof around. And, for better or worse, that's what you get.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
4.5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) "Leave No Trace" is a beautiful film, heartbreaking in the self-awareness - both existing and burgeoning - of its characters.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) J.A. Bayona's film never figures out what it wants to be, casting about for a coherent tone. Thanks in large part to Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow's script, it doesn't find one.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2.5/5 54% Tag (2018) "Tag" is one of those movies that's better than you'd think. But you'd think it's flat-out awful, so don't get your hopes up too much.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) It's good - funny, smart and contemporary. By definition it can't be as groundbreaking as the first film, but never does it feel like a cash grab.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
4/5 85% American Animals (2018) Thanks to Layton's filmmaking choices, "American Animals" ends up being not so much a crime movie as an examination of truth and memory, as well as blame and responsibility.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) It's brilliant, challenging, deliberate, scary as all get out.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4.5/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's a zenlike break from ugly divisions and social-media posturing. It's an hour-and-a-half of peace, a movie that exists beyond cynicism and irony.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 60% Hotel Artemis (2018) Writer and director Drew Pearce makes his feature debut in a confused, jumbled film that never quite gets its story straight.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Of course it's great to see so many terrific actresses working together; such a thing is long overdue. What's not so great is the story itself, co-written by director Gary Ross and Olivia Milch.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Andover (2018) "Andover" is an ugly little romantic comedy that can't quite figure out what it wants to be, and perhaps not surprisingly comes up short in all its efforts.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/5 68% The Seagull (2018) At times you feel like you're watching bits and pieces of two or three different films. Happily, they're all pretty good ones.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/5 85% Mountain (2018) "Mountain" is a lush treat for the senses, scaling great heights, literally, both visually and with its sound.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4.5/5 94% First Reformed (2018) "First Reformed" is an amazing examination of faith, a film that stays with you long after you have left the theater.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3.5/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) This is seriously depressing stuff. But good! Really. Don't let the downbeat vibe scare you off. Much.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Denis instinctively knows what will draw us in - for most of the movie it's Binoche's face, so inviting, eager to soak up everything around her.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/5 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) So much of our public discourse now is about making ourselves sound bigger and better than we are, while belittling others who think differently. Here is one of the most powerful people in the world going in the opposite direction.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1.5/5 53% Book Club (2018) There may be bigger wastes of talent than that gathered for "Book Club," but none spring immediately to mind.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's got a couple of gasps, a lot of action and a built-in Star Wars audience, pretty much everything a movie needs except one: a compelling reason for being.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is, above all else, a lot of fun. Sometimes it maybe doesn't take itself seriously enough. But in a genre that takes itself so deadly seriously, this is like a breath of fresh air.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2.5/5 45% Measure of a Man (2018) It's just another version of a story we've seen many times before.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2.5/5 30% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) Schoenaerts and Exarchopoulos are still good, but the story drags them down.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/5 92% Revenge (2018) "Revenge" is an all-or-nothing thrill ride, some of which you'll likely watch between the fingers covering your eyes.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2.5/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) It's a movie devoid of storytelling momentum, conflict and, worst of all, much in the way of laughs.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) The sexual tension between Ronit and Esti colors the entire film, and it's intense. Both Weisz and McAdams are terrific. But so is Nivola; the order of Dovid's world has been shaken.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/5 87% Tully (2018) What holds the film together are a couple of really strong performances by Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis. They have a terrific, and unique, chemistry that helps smooth over a few rough patches.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/5 93% RBG (2018) You don't have to agree with the politics of it to be impressed by the civility of the discourse, and that's something so sorely lacking today that it seems almost quaint. What a shame.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) The element that's too often missing from horror is one that Dyson and Nyman relish: fun.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
2/5 52% Bad Samaritan (2018) "Bad Samaritan" is a horrible little movie with two things going for it: one wigged-out performance and one genuinely terrific line that's so great, you want to be able to say that it saves the film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/5 55% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) Both Garrel and Martin are good. And it's important to note that Hazanavicius is quite adept at the comedic bits, as well as at the occasional more-serious scenes, which deal with the disintegration of the marriage.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3.5/5 71% Wildling (2018) It's a promising debut for Böhm, with a lot of promise. But it's a home run for Powley, who makes "Wildling" worth watching even when it shouldn't be.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4.5/5 97% The Rider (2018) You will want to be there, pulling for Brady, no matter what choices he makes. More importantly, you will care about those choices, and about him.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is definitely a fun movie. But it doesn't make for a great movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/5 74% Final Portrait (2018) It's always interesting to ask artists how they know their work is finished. Whatever else goes on this "Final Portrait," Tucci captures that struggle perfectly.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/5 90% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) The actors are all terrific. Jung makes So so self-aware that you can, at least for a time, abide his abject selfishness. Nam is complex; she's difficult to like at first, but she has reasons for her behavior.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/5 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Ultimately "Super Troopers 2" is a bad movie, but to its fans, that's irrelevant.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2.5/5 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) I know how "I Feel Pretty" wants me to feel. I'm just not sure it actually makes me feel that way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3.5/5 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) LaBeouf is the best thing about the movie. He captures McEnroe's drive and his "Super Brat" side, which is easy enough for an actor of his skill, but also his pain, his need to please his father.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) It's a lame, scare-free film that wants really badly to work in the vein of "It Follows," but has none of the intelligence.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2.5/5 12% Aardvark (2018) "Aardvark," while it has its moments, never lives up to the potential the cast would suggest.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) "You Were Never Really Here" is as uncompromising as films get, a kind of concentrated trip through the violent thoughts and actions of a seriously disturbed man who also happens to be the hero.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018