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Lance Goldenberg

Lance Goldenberg
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
38% Ocean of Pearls (2008) Rest assured that all is resolved with a minimum of muss, fuss and imagination.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2009
38% The Perfect Sleep (2008) An ungainly fusion of dutiful homage and snarky send-up.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2009
100% Fanny & Alexander (1982) A sprawling, ornately constructed entertainment.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2008
91% Amarcord (1974) What positions the film among Fellini's greatest are its punctuation points of mysterious beauty.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2008
50% We are Wizards (2008) Ignore the scattershot approach, however, and there's considerable pleasure to be had in spending time with these bizarre enthusiasts and watching the creative ways they find to express their obsessions.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2008
38% Flashbacks of a Fool (2008) Craig's shaken-but-not-stirred charisma makes the most of an underwritten part, but the movie nearly flat-lines when the actor's not onscreen, which is often.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2008
No Score Yet The Pink Conspiracy (2008) The Pink Conspiracy's solitary gag posits female bonding as a process so deeply malevolent it might give the most embittered misogynist pause.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2008
1/5 16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) ...a passion play with a guy in drag (who could ask for anything more?)...‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2005
4/5 88% Bad Education (2004) ...Almodovar's meta-movie teases us with Big Ideas about those of us who love our fantasies so much that we turn them into our realities.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2005
4/5 70% Off the Map (2003) ...eloquently written but not overwritten, with a story that ultimately feels less like a literary construct and more like a spontaneous celebration of a few lived lives...‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2005
3.5/5 87% Millions (2005) ...Millions pulls off the neat trick of affirming that money can't buy happiness, even as it has a ball pretending that it can.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2005
4.5/5 69% In the Realms of the Unreal (2005) ...a fascinating sort of connect-the-dots that allows us to essentially piece together our very own personalized portrait of this most curious of artists.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2005
4/5 78% Sin City (2005) ...might just be the most extravagantly brutal live-action cartoon ever made.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2005
1/5 43% The Brown Bunny (2004) ...M. Knight Shyamalan trapped in a pornorgraphic art flick.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2004
2/5 49% A Home at the End of the World (2004) The naughty bits were eventually cut (so to speak) for being too "distracting," but the publicity surrounding the deletion may be the best thing the movie has going for it.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2004
1/5 19% She Hate Me (2004) ...a movie that spews so much random, senseless, undigested matter that it seems more like projectile vomiting than filmmaking.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2004
4.5/5 78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) ...a little bit like what Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle might have been without the illusions of grandeur or pretentious aftertaste.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2004
4/5 95% Before Sunset (2004) For all the talk, there's always something unspoken bubbling away in the space between these two ex-lovers...‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2004
2.5/5 72% Open Water (2004) ...Daniel and Susan just float around bitching at each other, so the movie frequently seems like a production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in scuba gear.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2004
3.5/5 67% The Door in the Floor (2004) ...a film both fluid and hermetically sealed, inviting multiple interpretations and yet ultimately reluctant to give up its secrets.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2004
4/5 95% Hero (2004) ...an astonishingly graceful ballet performed with swords, arrows and fists.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2004
4.5/5 92% Talk to Her (2002) Almodovar continues to refine the form of melodrama ... without sacrificing one iota of emotional texture or resonance.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2004
4.5/5 90% Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003) We've seen this story before, more or less -- the blood, the budding psychopaths, the all-too-young victims of urban decay -- but never quite like this.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2004
4/5 70% Dogville (2003) ...an experience that's both grueling and, in its way, glorious.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2004
3.5/5 84% Mean Girls (2004) ...a lean, mean entertainment that manages to be both playful and subversive while exhibiting plenty of mainstream appeal.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2004
4/5 89% Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001) As with so much in the Islamic world, there are things here that are profoundly beautiful, as well as much that is profoundly scary.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2004
3.5/5 29% The Punisher (2004) It's dark and gritty and even a little tawdry, pushing ... deep into Death Wish territory, which is exactly as it should be.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2004
4/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) KB2 is still basically a cartoon, albeit a more elaborately illustrated one...‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2004
2/5 29% The Alamo (2004) It wavers between traditional period adventure, cynical, revisionist history and meandering, multi-character mini-series. The action scenes aren't very good either.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2004
3/5 66% The Last Samurai (2003) ...doesn't seem particularly interested in the nuances and points of frisson that are bound to occur when East meets West.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2004
4.5/5 88% The Son (2003) ...a work of enormous moral and spiritual depth, where sacrifice, forgiveness and redemption are revealed as the natural extensions of the movie's humdrum landscape.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2004
3/5 55% The Ladykillers (2004) ...nowhere near the Coens' funniest or most distinctive or even most endearing work.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2004
3.5/5 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) It's a strange trip, to be sure, sort of like what Fantastic Voyage might have been if some acid-gobbling metaphysicians had been at the helm.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2004
4.5/5 95% Le Cercle Rouge (1970) It's a languorous and uncompromising work that will drive some to distraction, but also a movie of dark, still beauty that will have others weeping tears of pure, noir joy.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2004
3.5/5 61% The Dreamers (2004) The erotic parlor games in Bertolucci's film don't get quite get debauched or deep enough, and once they've run their course, the movie doesn't know what to do.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2004
2/5 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) The movie's biggest sin lies not in where it chooses to cast blame, but in its bungled attempt at manufacturing what I suppose you'd have to call an epiphany of excess.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2004
4/5 93% My Architect (2004) A film with all the passion, mystery, tears and joy of first-rate, fully fleshed fiction.‐ Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2004