Peter Goldberg

Peter Goldberg
Peter Goldberg's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine
Publications: Slant Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 60% The Moneychanger (Así habló el cambista) (2019) Federico Veiroj continuously underlines in red ink his protagonist's cowardness, impulsive greediness, and lust. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
3/4 96% Jawline (2019) The film is refreshing for its lack of pearl-clutching, its ambivalence in assessing what it's like to be a commodity with a will and a nervous system. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
1.5/4 90% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) Playfully biting as it can be, Tel Aviv on Fire tends to falter when it loses sight of the target of its satire. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3/4 100% The Image You Missed (2018) The film finds Dónal Foreman exploring the suggestive gaps that exist between his own biography and that of his father. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2.5/4 92% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) At its best, the film is a testament to how Ruth Westheimer's practiced decency was literally a saving grace during the Reagan era. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
3/4 100% Fausto (2018) The shadowed border between human and non-human perception is one of the film's sustained topics of interrogation. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/4 56% The Beach Bum (2019) With the film, Harmony Korine solidifies his position as the premier cartographer of the Sunshine State as a place of unhurried pursuits. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2.5/4 95% The Mustang (2019) Single-minded and direct in its execution, the film is a hard look at the extremes of masculine guilt and healing. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
2.5/4 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) The film, in the end, falls prey to the sports biopic's worst tendency: its harried attempt to condense its subject to a few easy-to-parse moments of struggle and triumph. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2/4 42% What Men Want (2019) This gender-swapped update of What Women Want doesn't pass up the opportunity to undercut itself whenever it gets the chance. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/4 59% Caniba (2018) Throughout Caniba, there's a singularly disquieting relationship between the filmmakers' formal experimentation and their subject. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
1.5/4 63% The Oath (2018) Even while it asks us to recognize ourselves in a world not too distant from our own, The Oath seems to say that the worst part of a full-fledged American dystopia would be the ruined holiday dinners. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
3/4 87% Colette (2018) It's the film's concerted emphasis on Colette's ambivalent nature and desires that reveals her to be an artist just ahead of her time, fighting against, yet seduced by, her present. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2.5/4 75% Never Goin' Back (2018) Frizzell uses that kinship as a jumping-off point to a funny and surprisingly tender, if at times frustratingly uneven, film. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
2.5/4 98% Oh Lucy! (2018) Atsuko Hirayanagi's feature-length directorial debut, Oh Lucy!, offers a surprising take on the tricky art of communication. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
2.5/4 89% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) This is a film about the adolescent pangs to belong that also mines its tale of magic and malevolence for an imaginative allegory about the excesses of scientific inquiry. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
3.5/4 88% Bitter Money (Ku Qian) (2016) Wang Bing's Bitter Money straddles a line between raw information and a formed, if open-ended, narrative. More - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
2.5/4 95% Shadowman (2017) This is a gruesome art-world fairy tale unafraid to face the bitter details of its hero's tumultuous life. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
2.5/4 86% Novitiate (2017) The film's meditative and excessive sides never quite cohere, giving the impression of watching two distinct films that are jostling against each other, rather than united in a single story. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
2.5/4 67% Liberation Day (2017) Throughout, the documentary wavers between a sincere investigation of the avant-garde music group Laibach and self-satire. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2.5/4 89% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) Julia Solomonoff's film ripples with a palpable sense of the sheer distance between the down and out actor at its center and his goals. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2.5/4 98% Dolores (2017) Peter Bratt's documentary sharply trumpets Dolores Huerta's life and centrality in the turbulent history of social justice since the '60s. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
2.5/4 82% Brigsby Bear (2017) Brigsby Bear has such a goofy sense of humor and affection for its premise that its uneven narrative is sometimes only as frustrating as a little static on an old VHS. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/4 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The psychological wars that have made the prequels simmer with tightly wound tensions are given their most cutting treatment yet. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) Michael Showalter's The Big Sick puts a thoughtful spin on the rom-com, though maybe it's more accurate to call the film a rom-com interrupted. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
1.5/4 89% Maudie (2017) Maud Lewis herself couldn't paint a hurricane that would blow the film's overburdened narrative off course. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2.5/4 79% Past Life (2017) Its improbable story gives breath to the burden of fate on those living with a past unreconciled. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017