Rachel Gordon

Rachel Gordon
Rachel Gordon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmcritic.com
Biography:
When not critiquing films, Rachel Gordon is making them or helping them get out into the world. Rachel is a freelance marketing and distribution consultant for educational videos, working with independent documentary filmmakers to expand their audience. She worked for the Anti-Defamation League running their educational resource catalog, and before joining the ADL she assisted the National Film Board of Canada in distributing their in the United States to socially-aware organizations. Rachel also works in film production and has produced/directed short films for the past dozen years. She is currently developing a feature film about women’s fear of commitment, for which her short film, Loose Ends, is currently making festival rounds. She participated in several 48 Hour Project contests. One of the final products, which she directed and produced, Writing on the Wall, was chosen as the Best of New York. It was also an official selection of the San Francisco Short Film Festival and screened at Reel Venus Film Festival. Another project she directed, Bench Warmers, screened at Valley Film Festival and Miami Short Film Festival. Her initial directorial video project from 2002, Room Tone, screened at festivals across the United States. She also writes, and manages the operations for, www.CultureCartel.com
Favorites:
The Royal Tenenbaums, Ghost World, All That Jazz, Decalogues, Singing in the Rain, Crossing Guard, Brazil
Location: New York
Official Websites: filmcritic.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 56% Perfect Sense (2012) a study of increasing depravity through a pair of lovers who adaptively appreciate each other the best they can as the world erodes around them. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Hot Coffee (2011) provides a journey through a legal system that is incrementally being subsumed by corporate interests on a daily basis. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
3/5 79% Barney's Version (2011) Despite the deficiencies in the script, everyone on screen works effectively hard to build a full story of a fairly average human being who can't seem to appreciate his own life, much less those around him. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2010
4/5 86% White Material (2010) If there is any genre that Claire Denis cannot bend towards completing a provocative concept, it has yet to be defined - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2010
2/5 55% The End Of Poverty (2008) so stuck in the self-importance of covering the economically disadvantaged that it thoroughly loses the ability to show how the circumstances evolved to such a state. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2010
3.5/5 63% Coco Before Chanel (2009) a solidly-made glimpse into an icon whose presence is still felt today - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2009
1.5/5 No Score Yet The Human Contract (2008) From the start, none of the characters you are presented with have likable qualities, so it's extremely hard to care when any fail, or don't get what they want - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2009
4/5 81% The Business of Being Born (2008) an effective glimpse into the need for personal research, and a solid argument for making informed choices. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet a worthwhile viewing experience for those that look for an intelligent mix of banter, adventure, and a tribute to an independent spirit. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2008
3.5/5 30% Chaos Theory (2008) worth watching if you can get past the schmaltz. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2008
3.5/5 89% A Walk to Beautiful (2008) Had it stuck with more of the community on which it was based, and less on how generous a few foreign doctors are, it would be easier to remember and root for the individual women by their names. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2008
4/5 42% The Golden Compass (2007) well paced, beautiful to watch - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2007
4/5 92% Sicko (2007) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 90% Waitress (2007) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2007
4/5 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) Equal parts action, buddy movie, and police spoof, Hot Fuzz fights to stretch genre lines and manages to worship through homage while creating a new story that's truly entertaining. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2007
4/5 97% The Queen (2006) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2007
4/5 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris not only make a long dinner scene interesting, but an interminable drive through a visually boring landscape also never gets old. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2006
2/5 75% The Devil Wears Prada (2006) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2006
3/5 85% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) The trouble comes in the form of repetitive saccharine that seeps through most of the more dramatic conversations, and especially through the extraordinarily cheesy soundtrack - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2006
3.5/5 89% Sir! No Sir! (2006) well worth seeing for the new view it provides on militaristic organization - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2006
4/5 72% Paper Clips (2004) the message attached is genuine and worth listening to - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2006
3/5 93% The Devil's Miner (2006) provokes genuine concern for their plight and a sense of overwhelming doom - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2006
4/5 75% The Matador (2006) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2006
4/5 28% Prozac Nation (2001) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2006
5/5 95% March of the Penguins (2005) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2006
3.5/5 60% Little Man (2005) able to powerfully bring to mind some touching issues and blur the line of hard decision making - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 61% 39 Pounds of Love (2005) quietly powerful - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2005
4/5 94% Down to the Bone (2005) a brave, elegantly filmed, treasure of perseverance - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2005
4/5 90% Capote (2005) a non-stop, well-crafted, depressing venture - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2005
4/5 56% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) an entertaining story of an eccentric young man - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2005
3.5/5 37% Flightplan (2005) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2005
3/5 29% Moog (2004) It's unfortunate that there are so many ideas left behind before they get a chance to start - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2005
4/5 79% Red Eye (2005) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2005
4/5 82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2005
4/5 No Score Yet Gray Matter (2004) ably explores the determined denial that allows a bureaucratic government to thrive at the expense of its citizens - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2005
3.5/5 No Score Yet - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2005
3.5/5 76% Assisted Living (2005) generously appreciates the very human conditions of its characters and culminates in a unique story worthy of attention - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2005
2/5 37% Sylvia (2003) - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2004
4/5 99% Moolaadé (2004) a stunning work - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2004
2/5 50% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) handled as an After School Special - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2004
2.5/5 55% Undertow (2004) errs on the side of predictability - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2004
3.5/5 92% Vera Drake (2004) Beautifully shot and impeccably acted, Vera Drake will keep your mind reeling well after leaving the theater. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2004
2.5/5 92% Tarnation (2004) feels as if it was thrown together, that an amateur was looking for ways to learn about new gadgets - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2004
3.5/5 56% Mind the Gap (2005) Despite its flaws, Mind the Gap comes together as a beautiful portrait of seemingly unrelated ties that lead to important shifts in the lives of total strangers. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2004
2/5 92% Insomnia (2002) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2004
2/5 4% Godsend (2003) - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2004
3.5/5 18% Laws of Attraction (2004) The chemistry between Brosnan and Moore is made palpable through well written dialogue that mixes a great comic wit with just the right amount of brief, heartfelt sentiment. - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2004
3/5 22% Taking Lives (2004) A cross between The Talented Mr. Ripley and Manhunter, Taking Lives is a functional, but not the gut-wrenching thrill fest the poster would have you believe. - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2004
4/5 88% The Five Obstructions (2003) The struggle over filmmaking between Leth and von Trier reminds us how far we can go, no matter the limitations are placed on us, if we give ourselves the chance to do so. - ToxicUniverse.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2004