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Luke Goodsell

Luke Goodsell

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
Not Recommended 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) " James Bobin's gruesomely bland Alice Through the Looking Glass both compounds the flaws of its predecessor and offers precisely none of the residual weirdness. " ‐ 4:3
Posted May 27, 2016
Recommended 92% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "The heart-over-head finale is pure cheese, but by that point Florence has engendered such goodwill that it almost dares you to mock the corniness. " ‐ 4:3
Posted May 11, 2016
Recommended 60% Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve) (2016) "To Love Without Demands attempts to reconcile Fassbinder's complexities by essaying his emotional landscape: his childhood, his family, and the relationships he shared with his collaborators. " ‐ 4:3
Posted May 1, 2016
67% The Visit: An Alien Encounter (The Visit) "While there's plenty of curiosity in what the experts have to say, there's little to indicate that it was worth devoting an entire 83-minutes of film to. " ‐ 4:3
Posted Mar 10, 2016
88% Speed Sisters "Solidarity through defiance that proves to be one of Speed Sisters' greatest charms. " ‐ 4:3
Posted Mar 10, 2016
16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "It may not be a good film, but it's made -- or at least, acted -- with a bizarre affection that goes a long way toward being endearing. " ‐ 4:3
Posted Mar 10, 2016
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Locates the sweet spot for so much (superficially) disparate recent Spielberg: morally engaged and reflective, yet playful and funny and loose -- and with the formal beauty [of] one of American cinema's greatest mainstream artists. " ‐ 4:3
Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/4 80% Entertainment (2015) "Conjures an elegant portrait of a nation lost in a surrealist slipstream, drawing on the iconography of its past and the shell of its present. It's one of the best American movies of the year. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2/4 65% Spectre (2015) "Gone is the mysterious Bond-as-cipher, replaced by unpleasant, Marvel-indebted universe-building in which all the pieces of previous films must tiresomely fit together. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Nov 8, 2015
2/4 62% The Intern (2015) "...a film that keeps the good stuff hidden behind a wall of broad jokes and telegraphed intergenerational moments. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 25, 2015
4/4 93% Breathe (2015) "It's only the second feature for actress-turned-filmmaker Laurent, who's probably still best known in the US for her avenging cinephile in Inglourious Basterds, yet Breathe crackles with the intuitive control of a seasoned auteur. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Sep 15, 2015
2.5/4 70% Prince (2015) "Like so many coming-of-age debuts before it, Prince isn't world-changing, but like the best of them, there's enough youthful electricity to De Jong's work to make you want to see what he does next. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Aug 19, 2015
1.5/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "[Fantastic Four should] simply be ignored for the unremarkable-and completely familiar-corporate bowel movement that it is. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 98% Phoenix (2015) "If the film at times feels more interesting in theory-for what it evokes, cinematic and otherwise-then all is forgotten once Phoenix arrives at its destination... " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2/4 95% Amy (2015) "A sad air of familiarity and a creeping sense of ghoulishness conspire to sink Asif Kapadia's Amy... " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/4 88% The Tribe (2015) "...there's an undeniably compelling frisson in the The Tribe's unique mixture of brutality and silence. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/4 63% Hungry Hearts (2015) "...the resulting film is unfocused but sometimes unnerving, an uneasy fusion of realism and intimations of the supernatural that never fully takes hold. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Thirty years after his hero walked off into a nuclear sunset, George Miller returns for more than just a greatest-hits package, orchestrating a go-for-broke action symphony that's also wonderfully, wildly subversive. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted May 15, 2015
2/4 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "...more akin to an anonymous BBC production than the work of a once-exciting Dogme 95 alumnus. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted May 7, 2015
3/4 98% Iris (2015) "Iris never feigns importance as a documentary, and is all the richer for it. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2.5/4 55% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The Age of Adaline is a "near miss," content to occasionally flirt with the sublime rather than step wholly into the uneasy. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 27, 2015
2/4 30% Lost River (2015) "While Lost River isn't some misunderstood masterpiece, neither is it as awful as advertised. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/4 88% Jauja (2015) "Mysteriously opaque and thrillingly spooky, Lisandro Alonso's Jauja evokes what many films aspire to yet rarely achieve: a genuine lucid state of cinema-as-dream. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "Run All Night fancies itself a remix of Taken, John Wick and Michael Winner's Mechanic, with a whole lot of Michael Mann and even a little Abel Ferrara to boot. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Mar 17, 2015
2.5/4 96% '71 (2015) "Demange's feature synthesizes the speed and dynamism of early Kathryn Bigelow-directed films... " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/4 94% Hard to be a God (2015) ""Where is art? Where is renaissance?" an ogre wonders in one scene, before leering into the camera with a conspiratorial, rotted-tooth grin. The answer is easy: right here. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/4 27% Je m'appelle Hmmm... (My Name Is Hmmm...) "My Name is Hmmm... is ultimately too unfocused to really cohere as an effective, satisfying whole. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jan 28, 2015
1.5/4 12% Mortdecai (2015) "There's just never enough ham on the buffet for Johnny Depp these days. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3.5/4 89% Mommy (2015) "Love or loathe [Dolan], it's difficult not to be dazzled. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jan 23, 2015
A 99% Leviathan (2014) "Man's futile struggle. The grim indifference of the universe. Happy New Year. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 30, 2014
C+ 72% Big Eyes (2014) "...Big Eyes is most alive when Burton is doodling in the margins. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 25, 2014
B+ 86% Top Five (2014) "...Rock proves here that his comic groove is stronger than ever. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 15, 2014
C- 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "The characters haven't changed, great-but neither has the plot, comedy, or execution. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Nov 23, 2014
89% Foxcatcher (2014) "A handsome, complex enough film that mostly refuses to commit to easy psychoanalysis " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 12, 2014
96% Citizenfour (2014) "A tapestry of escalating suspense. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 12, 2014
85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "Like Michael Moore at his worst, it's hard to applaud a film when it's relentlessly poking fun at its opponents as if to pat itself, and its smug audience, heartily on the back " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 12, 2014
B+ 74% Inherent Vice (2015) "While it's certainly a sideways move after the astonishing The Master, one could argue that Anderson's earned himself the right to take a break, smoke up and giggle. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 4, 2014
97% Red Army (2015) "Cut to play like an arc of sporting triumph, with its politics allowing the audience to cheer on the downfall of tyranny while holding close a cuddly collective ideal " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 4, 2014
95% National Gallery (2014) "A film of simple, almost beguiling elegance " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 4, 2014
58% Saint Laurent (2015) "For all its Viscontian sensation, the film well overstays the 150 minutes " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 4, 2014
B 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Fincher uses the material's contrived plot and stabs at relationship commentary as a launching pad for a jet-black comedy that at its best approaches the japery of a Grand Guignol. " ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 4, 2014
4/5 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) "More amazing work from Gondry. If you're interested in a basic narrative, look away; if you prize inventive filmmaking, don't miss it. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
4/5 89% Zodiac (2007) "Beautifully poised, slow and sinister: a trance of expectant menace in which Fincher holds his audience until the movie's finale." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
3/5 77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) "Altar Boys doesn't strive to revolutionise the genre, but by playing to what it knows the film works as an appealing teenage reminiscence." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
3/5 34% TMNT (2007) "Whenever the amphibians are in action, the film finds a rhythm that mixes punk graphic cool and merch-friendly visuals." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
4/5 29% Tideland (2006) "Surreal, inspired cinema from Gilliam that refuses to sugar-coat the dark imagination of children. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
3/5 94% The Singer (Quand j'etais chanteur) (2006) "A gentle lament for the relics of an era, an affectionate epitaph for a dying breed of crooners perishing in the cheap mockery of neon discothèques and cubicle apartments." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
3/5 87% Paris Je T'aime (2007) "The bulk of the work, filtered through the idiosyncratic lens of the global art-house, relays a peculiar impression of the city that is at once familiar and displaced." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
4/5 66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) "Lavish, grim, magnificent; a robust successor to Zhang's recent martial arts epics, characterised by similarly baroque spectacle and tragedy. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
4/5 93% The Host (2007) "Joon-ho Bong's The Host is a very different kettle of mutated fish." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 16, 2012
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