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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 86% 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 72% 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 88% 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 36% 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 34% 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 86% 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
2/5 51% Rampage (2018) Seriously, the movie is pretty awful, but Johnson, as ever, seems to be having a ball, even when he's all serious and concerned and shot up and beaten up and building-dropped-upon.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski's film is also as much or more about a family in crisis, making it a powerful ride that never forgets its B-movie roots (that's a good thing).‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 44% The Miracle Season (2018) "The Miracle Season" is a pleasant surprise, the rare inspirational sports movie that actually earns its tears.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 77% Chappaquiddick (2018) Clarke's terrific performance...embodies several aspects of the character, sometimes all at once.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 69% Finding Your Feet (2018) The cast, let by Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie, and including Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley, is so good at pushing past the clichés that they make something out of the film, despite the script's best efforts to prevent it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/5 92% Journey's End (2018) What does a movie based on a 90-year-old play about World War I have to say to contemporary audiences? Plenty.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg fights mightily to keep that randomness under control, and usually succeeds. He's made a good movie. But the malleability of the story prevents it from being something more.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4.5/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Seriously, if I had a tail, I'd be wagging it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3.5/5 79% Unsane (2018) The story isn't going to keep you up nights the way a truly good horror movie should, but it's more than just an interesting experiment. Not a lot more, but more.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4.5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) "The Death of Stalin" makes real-life horrors the source of hilarity - and it is hilarious - while never making light of the insanity that inspired it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) It's better than a "Transformers" movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/5 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) It's weird, sometimes challenging and surprisingly engaging, thanks in large part to Terajima, who is outstanding.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) This is ... not just a reboot of a film franchise based on a video game. It's also a movie based on a reboot of that video game. If there were a television series it could reboot, then it would represent the hat trick of unoriginality.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/5 22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) After a good start, even the reliable Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike quickly are reduced to standing around looking grim and, frankly, a little bored.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/5 41% Gringo (2018) Mostly, it's just kind of dumb.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Playwright-turned-filmmaker Cory Finley makes an impressive debut with "Thoroughbreds," in which he makes us feel something for a character who can't feel anything at all.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/5 34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Paolo Virzi's film, based on a novel by Michael Zadoorian, holds few surprises, leaving us with some enjoyable set pieces in a disappointing movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 37% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) The sequel that comes a decade later but really needn't have come at all.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.5/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Could any version of "A Wrinkle in Time" live up to the lofty expectations? Hard to say. But this one doesn't.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
4/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) An entertaining, and at times heartbreaking and infuriating, film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
4.5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) The movie is as gorgeous as it is disturbing, and that's a powerful combination.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/5 82% Game Night (2018) Some, or even a lot, of the jokes are stupid. But thanks in part to a terrific cast, expert timing and an all-in aesthetic, it's really funny.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/5 74% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) "In the Fade" is a tragedy in three acts, their varying tone and effectiveness held together, however tenuously, by a powerhouse performance.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 69% Golden Exits (2018) Honestly, if it weren't for the performances this would probably be insufferable. But everyone in the film is good.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.5/5 82% Early Man (2018) If the destination seems inevitable, there are some nice bits along the way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4.5/5 96% Black Panther (2018) It is a terrifically entertaining film, alive from the start, following its Marvel mission (for good and bad) while rising above it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3.5/5 71% Permission (2018) Stevens and Hall are always interesting to watch. (In fact, you should watch him in "The Guest" and her in "The Awakening," if you want to see two excellent, lesser-known films.)‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
4/5 89% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) "The Insult" drives the point home while offering insight into the Middle East conflict (it's at least part history lesson) by way of a riveting courtroom drama enhanced by terrific performances.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/5 71% Like Me (2018) For a movie featuring so much vomiting, "Like Me" is a visual feast.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3.5/5 84% The Final Year (2018) Regardless of politics, it's fascinating to see how the White House works.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 73% Mom and Dad (2018) It's a fun effort in a genre that hasn't gotten much of a workout recently, and that's worthwhile in itself.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) "12 Strong" does a good job of telling a great story, about the first Americans to fight their way into Afghanistan after 9/11.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2/5 21% Forever My Girl (2018) "Forever My Girl" is a bad movie, pure and simple.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 80% 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 57% The Commuter (2018) Good ol' Liam Neeson, may he never stop fighting.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4.5/5 91% 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 87% 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 82% 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 95% 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 78% 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