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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 89% 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 94% 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 90% 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 94% 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 77% 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 44% 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 48% 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 78% 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 23% 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 88% 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 76% 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 83% 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 15% The Mummy (2017) This movie's a mess.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/5 49% 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
3/5 64% Dean (2017) I liked "Dean." And I liked Martin's direction. I just hope his next outing is a little more ambitious.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) It's an interesting take both on Wonder Woman and the genre in general, but as so many films like this do, it can't escape the siren pull of Big Dumb Action, with a CGI-laden climax that could be from any movie, so generic is the battle.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
3.5/5 75% Wakefield (2017) Thanks to another terrific Cranston performance, we hang in there.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Ever ridden an amusement-park ride once and it was really fun and exciting? And then you rode it again and again and it got less fun, until finally you wondered why you liked it in the first place? And here we are.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Johnson is as likable an actor as there is, and it's to the actors' credit that they buy in to the stupidity. But there aren't enough laughs and not nearly enough story.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3.5/5 81% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Like his restaurants, the film is carried by Tower's personality and vision. Even if you're not into food, it's a fascinating look at a seminal moment in American cuisine, and the man who helped bring it about.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Wedding Plan (2017) You've probably never seen a romantic comedy like "The Wedding Plan."‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2/5 48% Everything, Everything (2017) "Everything, Everything" is a flawed film in many ways, but there is one that's a deal breaker: It doesn't make you cry.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) It has plenty of scares and an actual plot, which, if sometimes predictable - all of these movies are in some ways the ultimate game of survival - is still satisfying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2.5/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) It boasts the usual Ritchie touches - smart-aleck banter, super-stylized action scenes and a hipper-than-thou vibe that does not seem destined to age particularly well.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/5 79% Chuck (2017) Schreiber is outstanding as the title character, a big lug who can't stay out of his own way.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/5 86% The Lovers (2017) No, this may not be the most original story in the world. But if it is somewhat familiar, it's also well told and exceptionally well-acted.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
1.5/5 35% Snatched (2017) What a mess.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3.5/5 76% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) "Buster's Mal Heart" is an intensely weird film, at times difficult to sort out and process, much less understand. See it anyway.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/5 50% The Dinner (2017) All the actors are outstanding, and their characters evolve, even as the next course arrives. When you think you have them figured out, something will change, and you wonder if you really know them at all.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) If the first one didn't exist, this one would seem revolutionary. But the first one does, and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," for all its charms, will live in its shadow.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
4/5 96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) The acting is outstanding; Mungiu's straightforward dialogue and naturalistic shooting make for a movie that feels genuine, with no false steps.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2/5 40% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Yes, it's a found-footage film, a genre that seemed played out not long after it arrived, and "Phoenix Forgotten" doesn't do anything to revive it.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2.5/5 50% The Promise (2017) George tries his best to give the film an epic sweep, but he substitutes quantity of plot threads for quality of story.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray expertly shows the massiveness of these undertakings ... and also the spirit of adventure required of someone who knows nature can't be tamed but can't stop trying.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) There is no reason anyone should like Norman - in the wrong hands you'd walk out of the theater five minutes after the movie started. But Cedar and Gere make Norman someone you root for, after a fashion.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 88% Their Finest (2017) A war film, yes, and a film about empowerment and romance. But it's also a movie about movies.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) "Colossal" is a monstrously imaginative movie with a premise so bizarre it's amazing it ever got made. But it's a good thing it did.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The movie is the third cheeseburger, the fourth beer, the fifth ice-cream sandwich. It's gluttony, which is kind of enjoyable when you're in the middle of committing it but leaves you feeling sluggish and remorseful later ...‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 90% Frantz (2017) "Frantz," a moving film set in post-World War I Europe, looks at truth and lies and the necessity for both in a grieving world that makes no sense.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 69% Gifted (2017) The film grabs you - you know you're being manipulated but you don't really mind, because it's fun to watch this bunch work.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 73% The Void (2017) It's gloriously off the rails, unhinged, absolutely bonkers. If you're a fan of a certain type of horror film, that's a good thing.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It's a good movie about great heroism, and you wish it was more.‐ Arizona Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017