Mark Goodyear

Mark Goodyear
Mark Goodyear's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Battle Royale With Cheese

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
51% The Midnight Sky (2020) The Midnight Sky's reach far exceeds its grasp. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2021
100% The Dry (2021) The Dry is a film that perfectly encapsulates what gritty Australian storytelling should be, - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
83% Mank (2020) For all its many wonders, its true gift is allowing people to know that while a genius did direct Citizen Kane, it's a completely different one who wrote it. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
86% On The Rocks (2020) On the Rocks is a wonderfully approachable film that arouses hearty laughter while garnering moving insight into the relationship between a daughter and her father. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
39% Rebecca (2020) All in all, Rebecca never justifies its existence. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
78% Eternal Beauty (2019) Eternal Beauty loses its way in the final act but remains a refreshing look at mental illness and an avenue for the fantastic work of Sally Hawkins. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) I'm Thinking of Ending Things is unashamedly not for all tastes to worthwhile results. With this said, deciphering what it all means is justifiably difficult, and will doubtlessly see many seek other avenues to spend their time. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
70% Tenet (2020) Tenet is Nolan's ultimate puzzle. Those with the constitution to unwaveringly pay attention to its secrets will be rewarded with an epic tale found somewhere beyond time. Those without may just have to get by on the visual achievements alone - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
27% The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) The Secret may preach to dare to dream, but it fails to dare to be anything more than another failed attempt at translating self-help to the big screen. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
82% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Sometimes uneven, always endearing and never unlikeable, Sometimes Always Never evolves into an enjoyable dramedy thanks to the work of Bill Nighy and a family unit you can't help but love. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Da 5 Bloods offers powerful correlations to reality, and also marks a significant development for war films as a genre. Spike Lee's voice is needed now more than ever, and he's delivering the way only he can. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
100% Throw Down (2004) Throw Down doesn't offer much in the ways of a substantial narrative, but it does offer an abundance of hard-hitting stylised violence, which keeps the film as exciting as ever 16 years later. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
95% My Little Sister (Schwesterlein) (2020) With stirring performances and poignant direction, My Little Sister will break your heart in the way only a great film can. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
40% Palindrome (2020) Palindrome is an unreasonably dark film that tries too hard to say a whole lot and ends up saying very little. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
No Score Yet Braking for Whales (2020) Braking for Whales has the potential to speak to many people. Yes, there are flaws, but by the end, there's a certain enlightenment, and that's more than enough to make this film a good one. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2020
44% Robert the Bruce (2019) Robert the Bruce allows Angus Macfadyen to reprise the role he was born to play. However, despite his fine work, the film fails to be the sum of its parts. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
78% Braveheart (1995) Braveheart is a masterpiece, and remains as irresistibly epic as it always has. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
77% Richard Jewell (2019) Paul Walter Hauser's powerhouse performance firms this tale of an American hero robbed of his glory as one of Clint Eastwood's most exceptional efforts from the last decade. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
40% Appiness (2020) Despite a likeable cast and some funny moments, Appiness lacks too much depth to be considered worthwhile. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
82% The Painted Bird (2020) The Painted Bird will stay with you long after the credits roll, more than likely it will stay with you forever. Which is good, let it serve as a reminder never to let this happen again. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) The True History of The Kelly Gang is a wonderfully gift-wrapped present that excites you even to look at but lets you down when you open it and find nothing. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is awe-inspiring at every turn and will be immortalised as the moment George Mackay and Dean Charles Chapman made it big on the silver screen. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
80% 16 Bars (2019) Through an unwavering lens, 16 Bars investigates the ways humanity traps itself in a cage through cycles of crime. Sam Bathrick has created something special with his efforts in telling a story the world needed to hear. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) There is no covering up for the liberties Ritchie takes to have things his own way, but there is a certain acceptance of them that The Gentlemen generates and that might just be the best part. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker has only managed to forget to make itself feel important, and as a result, ends the Skywalker Saga with a film of wondrous moments that becomes hollow when viewed as part of something larger. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) The Two Popes is a film that washes over you, almost like a cleanse, and then ushers you out the other side enlightened and with a great deal of respect for the two men who bare their flaws and find only forgiveness on their path to changing the world. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is a thoroughly entertaining view of crime in a post GFC era ruled by desperation. Come the credits all are depicted as the criminals they are, even if sometimes it feels as though the film didn't want to. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
95% The Irishman (2019) In two distinctly different ways, The Irishman is the culmination of careers defined by crime, and it makes for one of the finest films of the decade. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
No Score Yet Don't Look Down (Haut perchés) (2019) Don't Look Down doesn't budge for anything and that's admirable. But in sticking so rigorously to keeping the antagonist faceless, the film loses what it's trying to say and becomes empty. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
88% Bloody Marie (2019) Bloody Marie falls short on almost every front. Marie herself is an unlikeable mess of a character who only amounts to be the centrepiece of a film that was never fully realised as the thrill-ride it was supposed to be. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Gemini Man is no more and no less than a failed experiment. Generally, something like this would be easy to ignore, but with the sheer amount of talented people involved the project leads to one inescapable thought; this was a missed opportunity. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
100% Talking About Trees (2019) Slow and unassuming, Talking About Trees sneaks up on you and becomes incredibly moving. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Judy, we won't forget you, I promise. This is a film that enhances the grandeur of a star from the past and does so with enough empathy and kindness to make it one of the finest films of the year. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Joker is a disturbing look through the eyes of a mad man who blames the world for his insanity, one told via career-best work from Todd Phillips and the performance of a lifetime by Joaquin Phoenix. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
56% The Beach Bum (2019) The Beach Bum may completely lack competent storytelling, but it's still an intriguing character study, nonetheless. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
68% Ride Like a Girl (2019) Ride Like a Girl has a huge heart, and that's enough to carry it over the finish line. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
71% The King (2019) The King is epic and reserved in equal measure, finding the perfect balance along the way. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
No Score Yet Tampoco tan grandes (2019) Not Quite Adults tosses mud at the wall to see what sticks and misses the wall. With hollow characters and a generic plot, this film is not quite good enough for 2019. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
83% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra reaches for the stars and never lets go, taking us on a deep and wondrous journey reminding us never to lose sight of what's right in front of us. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
100% Label Me (2019) Label Me's bold audacity makes for an impactful viewing experience. Keruser seems a more than capable director and will be one to watch in the coming years. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is a heartfelt ode to the complexities of family relationships. Lulu Wang has developed into a filmmaker of great merit after only two films, and that is a staggering achievement. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
54% Strange But True (2019) Strange but True is at its best when it builds upon the concept of subjective truth, and that happens enough for this to be worth watching. However, it almost loses itself in dull character backstories and wild conspiracy theories. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
92% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) A Good Woman is Hard to Find is slow and at times empty, but Sarah Bolger elevates the experience to heights every other aspect could never have achieved without her. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
78% The Bestowal (2019) The Bestowal thinks it's a whole lot smarter than it really is. de Burgh's characters preach his message to little effect, but still manage to form a genuine emotional bond as a duo which is something to be proud of. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
52% Stuck (2019) Stuck is an admirable attempt to shine new light on 'don't judge a book by its cover' but it misses the mark. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) The Nightingale sits and gnaws at you, it begs you to listen to its plea, it horrifies you, and it reminds you that if we all approach life with a hint of empathy... - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
46% Palm Beach (2019) Palm Beach is far from perfect. The script is flawed and has a knack for being overly dramatic. However, the brilliant ensemble always manages to draw you back in whenever a plot point is just a bit too much. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) Mystify pays homage to its title with how it manages to mystify you with its brilliance. By the end, Michael has come and gone again without missing a beat and as charismatic as ever. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
42% Opus Zero (2017) Opus Zero doesn't lack beauty, but its absence of a story is unforgivable. There is little to be gained by its constant philosophical teachings despite the apparent effort to speak to whoever sees it. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
71% Danger Close (2019) The stunning technical achievements and the supremely respectful performances elevate Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan above its run of the mill storytelling. - Battle Royale With Cheese EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019