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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
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 95% 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
3/5 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" is a worthwhile entry into this growing universe, expanding it but not really evolving it. It's fun, but not especially memorable.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 81% Brad's Status (2017) Ben Stiller gives a remarkable performance in "Brad's Status," particularly considering that you want to strangle him for most of the movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) Architecture has never been more romantic than in "Columbus," single-name director Kogonada's stunningly beautiful film.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 100% California Typewriter (2017) The best thing is that Nichol doesn't adopt a luddite stance. He doesn't try to impart the evils of technology, at least not much.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/5 67% mother! (2017) It is intriguing, frustrating, bizarre and over-the-top - way over. And yet when you leave, you can't deny: There is a lot of movie going on here.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/5 33% Home Again (2017) "Home Again" is a romantic comedy with its heart in the right place. And that's just about the only thing it has going for it. It's facile, disingenuous, artificial in nearly every way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 84% It (2017) This is a really fun movie. Good, too. Not great, but old-school in its approach to scares and, even better, in its approach to the relationships between kids, outsiders who band together to try to take down a monstrous evil.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Folayan and Davis have put together a magnetic look at what it was like to live in that neighborhood, to walk those streets and to experience the eruption that turned everything upside down.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 91% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) Lafosse, along with actors Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn, infuse the film with a brutal honesty that makes it, if not exactly enjoyable, certainly compelling.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2.5/5 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) It's a big disappointment, not least because of its talented cast, and Bell's obvious talents as a filmmaker.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Aubrey Plaza is brilliant in "Ingrid goes West," Matt Spicer's smart, satirical and sometimes scathing takedown of the vapidity social media sometimes injects into life.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 84% Patti Cake$ (2017) In a terrific performance, [Macdonald] simply blows right past the struggling-musician clichés, elevating the movie along the way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) The film is, like its predecessors, funny. But the joke is starting to wear just a bit thin.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 88% Good Time (2017) Pattinson is what helps us keep pace. He completely inhabits Connie with his jittery, twitchy efforts - he can't stand still, so neither can we.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2.5/5 30% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) No one is more irritating than the person eager to tell you that things aren't as good as they used to be - except for the person who wasn't around during that supposed golden age to begin with.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) I liked the movie - it's certainly well made, and a lot of fun - but I mostly found myself laughing at it, not with it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 77% Dave Made a Maze (2017) The charmingly offbeat turns seriously strange and then veers into the absurd - in a good way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 86% Wind River (2017) As with all of the films he writes, Sheridan takes us to places that are foreign to many of us, yet immerses us so deeply into the sense of place that everything feels familiar, recognizable.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) A well-made horror film and a solid addition to the canon.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) "Brigsby Bear" is charming, sweet, creative, different and disturbing.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/5 92% Some Freaks (2017) All the actors are good, but Harrington is remarkable. It's not just the physical changes in her character, but the genuineness with which she inhabits her.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1.5/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) "The Dark Tower" is a near-total whiff, a mess of a movie that took forever to get made and by the look of things should have taken about twice that long. Or maybe just never have been made at all.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4.5/5 82% Detroit (2017) "Detroit," as a movie, is all over the place, yet oddly that messiness is one of its strengths.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 85% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) "The Midwife" is one of those movies that could be about anything and you'd watch, so enjoyable are its lead actors.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 92% A Ghost Story (2017) As meditations on the banality and helplessness of grieving go, the movie makes a powerful statement.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) "Dunkirk" is a great movie, both an old-time inspirational war epic and at the same time very much a Christopher Nolan movie.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Flawed but impressive, "War for the Planet of the Apes" finds its place comfortably, and near the top, of a surprisingly satisfying summer season.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
2.5/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) There are a mix of many ideas, none fully realized, so what the heck? Just toss 'em all in there, see what sticks.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) What's particularly nice about this movie is what it doesn't have: too many bad guys, an overly complicated plot and a bunch of ridiculous fight scenes that are so needlessly complex you can't tell what's happening in them.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) It's almost a dream world here, but nightmares are never far away.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) I love "The Big Sick."‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 89% Maudie (2017) Sally Hawkins is a delight in "Maudie," but then, when isn't she?‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Wright's idea is to grab you by the throat from the beginning and never let go. He is consistent and mostly successful in this aim.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) For the most part it works, both as a bizarre romance and a fanciful World War II almost-thriller.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2.5/5 43% The Bad Batch (2017) It's too on the nose as a political allegory, and too lacking in coherent narrative to satisfy as a hipster comedy-drama.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Bay and Wahlberg have said this will be their last installment in the franchise. The studio should follow their lead, and put this wretched series out of our misery.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/5 46% Rough Night (2017) There's so much talent here that it would be great to see the same bunch take another crack at a comedy. It's only OK to watch them take on this one.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 77% The Hero (2017) There's hardly a surprise in it. But Sam Elliott is in it, and that makes a big difference.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 85% Band Aid (2017) It's a terrific debut from Lister-Jones, on all fronts.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 22% The Book of Henry (2017) This movie will stop at nothing to play on your heartstrings. Nothing. Absolutely nothing.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4.5/5 89% It Comes At Night (2017) The tension Shults builds is incredible, nearly unbearable in the most-satisfying way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Michell doesn't seem as interested in keeping us guessing as he might, but Weisz's performance is what provides the tension.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Johns makes it all bearable. Inviting, even. His performance has such a gentle humanity, even (especially) in the darkest scenes that you can't turn away.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/5 84% Megan Leavey (2017) "Megan Leavey" is an affecting look at the bond between a Marine and her dog. It's not quite so successful on the human front.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) This movie's a mess.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/5 48% Churchill (2017) "Churchill" should have been fascinating; instead, it's merely OK, with Cox doing his best to overcome the shortcomings.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017