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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
4.5/5 98% 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 68% 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 57% 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 34% 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 91% 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 85% 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 94% 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 53% 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 73% 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 32% 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 33% 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 84% 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
2/5 52% 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 47% 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 79% 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 70% 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 89% 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 25% 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 35% 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 36% 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