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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 79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Annette Bening is so good in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" that it makes up for a story that's slighter than it should be.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 55% The Commuter (2018) Good ol' Liam Neeson, may he never stop fighting.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4.5/5 92% Phantom Thread (2018) The movie takes a kind of gothic turn by degrees - it sneaks up on you and before you know it, it's arrived. And it's immensely satisfying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Cooper is known for his work with actors - he directed Jeff Bridges to an Oscar in "Crazy Heart" and got good work out of Johnny Depp in "Black Mass" - so it's not surprising that the performances are so strong.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4.5/5 88% The Post (2018) This is a story about taking risks, about putting the good of the country before your own. It sounds corny and clichéd, but even in Spielberg's hands it doesn't come off that way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) It's tempting to say that the real star here is Sorkin, since he's put the dialogue so front and center, basing the film on it. But that's not true. Chastain is the real draw.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4.5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) The film is beautifully shot and the performances are outstanding.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) Plummer is terrific. It's a great performance in an enjoyable movie whose inconsistencies never quite allow it to reach Plummer's heights.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/5 50% Downsizing (2017) Better an overabundance of interesting ideas than a lack of them. Payne can't quite fit them together perfectly, but it's a worthwhile effort trying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 26% Father Figures (2017) This is a lazy story, wholly dependent upon the likability of its cast which, while considerable, isn't enough to make it worth the trouble.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) It's got a great beat and you can dance to it (or Jackman, Efron and the rest can, anyway). And Barnum would have loved it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson is to be lauded for not locking himself into a retelling of the same old story. While there is plenty of familiarity -- this franchise basically demands it -- he isn't afraid to go in new directions.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) "The Disaster Artist" is a lot of fun, even if some of it is uncomfortable. And of course it's way better than "The Room."‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) More than any movie in recent memory, this is one you really need to discover for yourself.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Buried under pounds of makeup, puffing cigars as if his life depended on it and railing against the Nazis (Nazzis in his pronunciation) at every turn, Oldman is terrific.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 75% Frank Serpico (2017) He's a fascinating character, whether played by Pacino in Lumet's film or just being himself in D'Ambrosio's.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 100% Aida's Secrets (2017) "Aida's Secrets" starts out as a fairly straightforward documentary about reuniting two long-separated brothers, but directors Alon and Shaul Schwarz don't stop there.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) The course of the film's story is somewhat predictable and played broadly. But where Volpe's work really shines is when it makes the bigger issue personal.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 49% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) You can't stop watching [Washington] - and you can't stop wishing he didn't have to work so hard to keep the story together once it starts branching out in different directions.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 97% Coco (2017) "Coco" worked on me in ways I hadn't expected.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4.5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) In a career full of fascinating performances, this may be McDormand's most-fascinating yet.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/5 85% Wonder (2017) "Wonder" will make you cry - that's one of the main purposes of its existence - but it'll also drive you a little crazy.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) Any superhero movie worth its salt has to give us something to root against. A computer-generated bad guy stomping around looking for boxes doesn't cut it, even if he is voiced by the great Ciaran Hinds.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Whatever the film lacks in character development, Branagh and cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos seem determined to make up for in stunning images. It's not a bad tactic.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's a great movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/5 74% Last Flag Flying (2017) Linklater is a gifted director who never gets in the way of his actors. The best moments here are the three men talking about their lives, challenging each other.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/5 54% LBJ (2017) Who could have guessed a rather straightforward, broadly told biopic of Lyndon Baines Johnson could be comforting? These are interesting times.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) "Thor: Ragnarok" is a blast, pure and simple.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) Thanks to Goodall - then and now - "Jane" is a compelling movie, one that shows us not just more of the world, but also our place in it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Why watch? Why do we ride the Zipper at the carnival? It's fun to be messed with. And Lanthimos is definitely messing with us, from the first frame forward.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney never really settles on a consistent tone, which emphasizes the uncomfortable attempt at fitting together pieces of a puzzle that clearly don't match.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/5 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) "Thank You for Your Service" is not a great movie by any stretch. But it is a good one, and perhaps more importantly, a necessary one.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/5 74% 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 32% Leatherface (2017) Some things should just be left alone.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4.5/5 88% 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 83% Marshall (2017) Boseman and Gad are both good.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 96% 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 86% 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 71% 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
94% 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 88% 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 41% 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 98% 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 87% 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 66% 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 50% 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 51% 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 86% 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 92% 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