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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
4/5 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Mostly we just exist in the moment with Tucker, and that's fine, because we're existing with Redford, too. "The Old Man & the Gun" is his film, ultimately, and that's fine.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3.5/5 69% The Children Act (2018) [Thompson] is so good that she overwhelms the story's shortcomings.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4.5/5 97% Blaze (2018) It's the kind of movie that, if you give yourself to it, you'll love.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4.5/5 95% Bisbee '17 (2018) In some respects "Bisbee '17" serves as a kind of therapy for the town. But it's still difficult material.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Sneaks up on you, little by little, till the final scene smacks you in the face.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3.5/5 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) If you like Hornby's work, you'll like "Juliet, Naked." If you don't? Well, the soundtrack is pretty swell, and it's really great to see Rose Byrne get a chance to shine.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) The story is fine, but the movie features a terrific performance by Jonathan Pryce and a flat-out brilliant one from Glenn Close, who dials up a slow burn for the ages.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3.5/5 90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) There's more to the film than lurid stories, though there are an awful lot of lurid stories.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) I'd watch every episode of a reality show with a camera following Awkwafina while she attends parties of the rich and famous while cracking wise about them.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 8% Slender Man (2018) "Slender Man" bravely goes against the well-established notion that scary movies should be scary.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2.5/5 45% The Meg (2018) Whether you like The Meg depends on how much you like seeing Jason Statham in and out of a wetsuit, doing action-hero things. He's certainly good at it, and he's the best thing about the movie, not that the competition is particularly fierce.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 94% Dark Money (2018) "Dark Money" exposes the dangers of unbridled, anonymous political spending so expertly that it will make you fume with anger, practically quake with distress.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/5 60% Dog Days (2018) It's all pretty by-the-book romantic-comedy stuff, with dogs thrown in for additional adorableness.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
4.5/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) "BlacKkKlansman" is Spike Lee's best movie in years, bringing together everything that makes him such a dynamic, exciting, urgent filmmaker - as well as some of what can drive you crazy about him, too.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 82% Puzzle (2018) The acting is uniformly good, but Macdonald is excellent. She captures the frustrations Agnes didn't even know she had, and her performance is authentic throughout.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) "McQueen" is an intriguing look at genius, its inspiration and ultimately its cost.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
1/5 0% Death of a Nation (2018) D'Souza fans and Trump apologists will flock to this, misguided moths to a misleading flame. In that way, it's a perfect representation of the current climate. In every other way, it's a mess.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4.5/5 93% Blindspotting (2018) This is a movie that should be seen. You will think about it for a long time, wrestling with the questions it asks and doesn't always answer, at least not in a traditional way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) "Fallout" plays like a kind of "Mission: Impossible" greatest-hits album. If you like the franchise, you'll love it. If you don't ... well, you still might.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 76% 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 99% 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 94% 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 46% 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 70% 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 88% 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 63% 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 63% 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 48% 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 55% 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 89% 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 57% 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 68% 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 93% 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 67% 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 84% 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 70% 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 48% 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 32% 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