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Gary Goldstein

Gary Goldstein
Gary Goldstein's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Reel.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
18% A Family Man (2017) Alternately crass and treacly, overbearing and under-finessed, the film ... is on life support from get-go.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
6% The Last Face (2017) Shedding light on world atrocities is vital, but spelling them out in neon is deadly.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
75% The Wrong Light (2017) As a reminder that lies cannot live forever, the film sheds valuable light on the potentially damaging effects of grand-scale deception on the needy and vulnerable.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
63% The Persian Connection (2017) Grove impresses with his sleek, inventive style and effective pacing but falls short on depth and substance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
20% Misfortune (2016) "Misfortune" recycles such familiar genre tropes as ill-gotten gains, double-crosses, ruthless gunplay and last-chance locales, but serves them up in a taut, twisty and involving way.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
No Score Yet Do You Take This Man (2017) Who doesn't love a good wedding movie? Unfortunately, "Do You Take This Man" isn't one of those.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
71% Good Fortune (2017) The movie itself plays more like a corporate recruitment video - or an extended episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" - than a deep, discerning dive into an American success story.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
No Score Yet Blue (2017) "Blue" has some poignant moments, a few nice performances and a relatable message but is undercut by a flat visual style and an often simplistic narrative.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
91% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) "Score: A Film Music Documentary" spotlights such a rich and fascinating topic - the craft of motion picture scoring - that its mere presence proves a feast for the eyes and ears.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
0% Ripped (2017) "Ripped" blows a potentially funny idea on slapdash filmmaking and lazy storytelling. If much of this overly broad eye-roller wasn't made up on the fly, it sure looks that way.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
No Score Yet Can Hitler Happen Here? (2017) If the film's messages are debatable, its final image resonates.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
100% Funeral Parade of Roses (1970) Matsumoto mashes a barrage of audio-visual styles, tones and gimmicks into a brash kaleidoscope of filmic possibility.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
No Score Yet The Space in Between: Marina Abramovic and Brazil (2016) Finds Abramovic facing an eclectic, esoteric string of sacred rituals, natural curative techniques and cathartic immersions with her trademark openness, curiosity and audacity.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
95% Radio Dreams (2017) The quirky setups, oddball interactions and erratic conflicts ... provide ample doses of amusement and provocation to keep things afloat.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
No Score Yet The Farm (La Granja) (2017) This movie's more external approach and overly measured pacing limits our potential immersion into Soto's gritty, provocative story.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
No Score Yet I Love You Both (2017) Although "I Love You Both" never quite pays off on its provocative set-up, it proves to be a funny and endearingly quirky comedy about siblings, love and loyalty.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
49% Churchill (2017) A superb look at iconic statesman Winston Churchill's torturous days leading up to the pivotal D-Day landings of June 6, 1944.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
83% Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back (2017) [A] playful, intriguing documentary ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
82% Handsome Devil (2017) Although the film can feel a bit been-there-seen-that, this earnest, well-drawn tale ultimately proves distinct and winning enough to warrant a look.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
90% Paint It Black (2017) An intriguing audio-visual sense, deft editing and Shawkat's committed performance elevate this strangely watchable film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
84% The Wedding Plan (2017) Once this measured film kicks in, predictability falls away, sending Michal on a twisty, awkward, darkly humorous and emotionally raw march toward the chuppah.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
88% Two Women (Mesyats v derevne) (2014) A handsomely mounted if largely melodramatic affair that gains steam as it gives way to truer emotions and bits of veiled humor.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
80% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2017) A vibrant and compelling look at friendship, freedom and the fine line between sanity and madness.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
30% 3 Generations (2017) When this well-acted picture calms down and focuses on real emotions, it proves a poignant, absorbing look at a modern family.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
67% This Is Not What I Expected (2017) The mismatched couple at its center simply don't belong together, no matter how hard writer-director Derek Hui works to convince us otherwise.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
71% Another Evil (2017) "Another Evil" may not be just another haunted house movie, but after watching this tedious DIY dramedy-thriller you may wish it were more standard issue.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
No Score Yet Displacement (2017) For anyone unfamiliar with physics or averse to a while-you-watch cram course, this film might prove a mind-numbing slog.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet Grey Lady (2017) Aims for the gravity of such other Bay State-set mystery-thrillers as "Mystic River" and "Gone Baby Gone," but barely scratches the surface of those far more elevated films.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
92% Finding Oscar (2017) A twisty, protracted fight for justice is deftly traced in "Finding Oscar," an absorbing, if grim, documentary ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
88% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) No one else weighs in on Lynch here - it's all him, all the time. And, although chatty, he's not the warmest or most engaging presence. Still, Lynch devotees should dig this respectful, offbeat portrait.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
16% Mine (2017) The film is often a marvel of visual and narrative resourcefulness.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
55% Speech & Debate (2017) Although the story, which feels a tad past its expiration date, never digs too deeply into its central issues (hypocrisy, loneliness, censorship, finding one's voice), Dan Harris' peppy direction and nimble turns by the film's young leads prevail.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
86% bwoy (2017) A profoundly sensitive look at love, loss and loneliness.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
91% In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017) Sherman and Solomonov buoyantly capture the art and joy of preparing and savoring Israel's raft of gastronomic choices, largely drawn from localized ingredients with a concentration on lemon, olive oil, vegetables, lamb and fish.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
No Score Yet Diamond Cartel (2017) Perhaps most disheartening about the disjointed mess "Diamond Cartel" is that it will go down as the late, great Peter O'Toole's final screen appearance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
76% Suntan (2017) Whatever director Argyris Papadimitropoulos and his co-writer, Syllas Tzoumerkas, had in mind, a full rethink was in order.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Betting on Zero (2017) It all adds up to a timely, provocative and absorbing tale of money, power and a search for the truth.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
100% Love & Taxes (2017) The movie's wryly optimistic tone, Woody Allen-esque flights of fancy and enjoyable cast ... make for a fun concoction.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
20% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) There's sweep and gloss to "The Ottoman Lieutenant," but this well-intentioned, sumptuously shot tale of love and war, directed by Joseph Ruben, lacks the emotional depth and romantic grandeur to fulfill its epic ambitions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
No Score Yet Fair Haven (2017) It's a testament to Jack Bryant's lovely script and Kerstin Karlhuber's thoughtful direction that this controversial concept is handled with such even-handedness and grace.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
0% The Institute (2017) The main achievement of "The Institute" is that its cast kept straight faces long enough to shoot this risible gothic chiller.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
100% Cries From Syria (2017) Harrowing footage of innocent Syrians fleeing their native land and their grueling journey to find a new home proves the undeniable need for global compassion.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
91% Punching Henry (2017) The knowing satire "Punching Henry" may not amount to a lot in the end, but getting there is lots of fun.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) For much of its fast-paced running time, the film ... is just amusing enough to make up for its sheer preposterousness; it operates in such a seemingly far-fetched world that logic is out the window at pretty much hello.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Great & the Small (2017) Though it's often too quirky for its own good and its bumpy narrative structure can be jarring, the film sneaks in quite a bit of depth and emotional punch.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
0% Sex Doll (2017) Tighter pacing, more dimensional and compelling characters, and twistier consequences could have helped better propel this dark, semi-intriguing tale.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
70% Growing Up Smith (Good Ol' Boy) (2017) A strained cross between broad, culture-clash comedy and wistful coming-of-age tale, "Growing Up Smith" is a well-intentioned fizzle that misses what should have been an easily reachable mark.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
56% Wheeler (2017) A terrific film that deserves far more attention than its low-profile release is likely to receive.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
40% Fall (2014) Murphy's quietly precise performance ultimately can't overcome the film's chilly gravity and unsatisfying finale.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
63% Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2017) It's an often tender, affecting film that slowly creeps up on you - then completely takes hold.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017