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Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 88% The Wind Rises (2014) World-class animation, with obsessive attention lavished on the smallest, subtlest things ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 73% Neighbors (2014) Believable, individualized people and playful filmmaking. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 76% Noah (2014) The kind of stubborn art-epic we get once in a blue moon, the sort that makes me feel protective of it, grateful for it. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 16% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) Robin Williams shuffles around looking angry and depressed - more so than the script would justify. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 85% John Wick (2014) Exists more or less entirely as a highlight reel of great action choreography. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 97% Life Itself (2014) Well, Roger, you made it. You're in a movie. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 67% Spring Breakers (2013) Actual spring breakers will probably loathe the movie; it's really for the pale art majors who never went. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 63% Neighbors (1981) It's very plastic satire, grounded not in real life or genuine observation but in easy, tired ideas of suburban life. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) Little of this has any dramatic interest; it's full of bits of sour whimsy. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 91% Big Joy (2014) A flavorful and affectionate documentary about a narcissist. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 82% Redwood Highway (2014) It is, among other things, a sharp distaff rejoinder to the male-centered, sour-faced "Nebraska." ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) A movie about the clash of gods should feel more epic, more awestruck, less in a hurry to get to the next uninspired plot point. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
49% Maniac (2013) Leave it to the French to conclude that a remake of a quintessentially American (and steadfastly '70s New York) fleapit horror flick is not only possible but necessary. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 99% Taxi Driver (1976) The classic cinematic thunderstorm - Paul Schrader's cool, sexually repressed formalism drifting into the humidity of Martin Scorsese's lurid, urban expressionism. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) It's like an Assistant Editors' Month issue writ large. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 67% Lucy (2014) More interesting as the final panel of the 2013-14 Scarlett Johansson "what is human?" triptych than it is in and of itself. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) We get the prerequisite booga-booga, often visualized incoherently via grainy footage. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 27% Pompeii (2014) Its impact is muted by the dull foreground figures. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) It's an old-school weepie, all right, and the usual weepers will weep loudly. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) Being praised for being competent. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) Overtly political in a way that reminds me of a high-school kid who's just discovered radicalism. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 91% To Be Takei (2014) Celebrates Takei but blithely neglects to probe for any complexity in a man who has surely suffered much. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 95% Snowpiercer (2014) It is a thing of pure cinematic beauty, the movie you want in your deck when arguing for the artistic potential of action films. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 100% Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Derives its power from its stark simplicity. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
1/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) The most loathsome movie I've seen in the twenty-eight years I've been reviewing films. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 50% Maleficent (2014) An unintentional #YesAllWomen fable. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 100% Li'l Quinquin (2015) Dumont uses the extra sprawl of his canvas and the luridness of his premise to indulge himself in the best, most playful sense. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 43% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) Lee certainly doesn't schlock things up. But he doesn't add much excitement, either. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 96% Appropriate Behavior (2015) The movie doesn't seem to be up to anything larger than an amiable slice of urban life, and it doesn't need to be. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 51% Unbroken (2014) A long, grinding tribute to The Passion of the American. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 95% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) I cannot but applaud a filmmaker who uses cinema with love and passion and sincerity, and never mind whether we can sit on the sidelines like nerds and identify her influences. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 79% Exposed (2014) A quick, often touching documentary. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 90% Wild (2014) We may not doubt that Cheryl will finish the hike, but we're not at all sure what kind of woman she will meet at the end of it. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 91% Birdman (2014) This weird, often bleak meta-whatsit might be the closest González Iñárritu can come to escapism. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) The acting lifts the highly fictionalized story out of the realm of banality and bromide. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Nick Offerman: American Ham (2014) Amiably filthy in an almost giggly, helpless way. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 71% Interstellar (2014) Nolan is a well-appointed mainstream fabulist who uses a great deal of money and technology to no great artistic purpose. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Waves (2015) It's simply the story of two friends who become more than that. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 47% Two Men in Town (2015) You have to get your enjoyment in bits and pieces, from the mood and the landscape and the performances. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 86% Cheatin' (2015) Now and again, the movie feels like a compilation of short "Plymptoons" that happen to share a theme and a pair of characters. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 38% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) This isn't the definitive Police documentary many will want it to be. Nor is it especially moving as a musical document. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 97% It Follows (2015) Not much seems to be going on under the hood. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 40% 1915 (2015) The great modern film made by Armenians about their greatest catastrophe remains to be made, I guess. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) The franchise's way of bidding adieu to Paul Walker is tastefully, even touchingly achieved. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 48% The Film Critic (2015) The only thing more boring than a movie about movies is a movie about a movie critic. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 66% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) If you always wanted to watch Giger sign autographs or sit in meetings, Dark Star will be your jam. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) It sets itself up as satire but then has nothing much to say. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) The freakiness elevates the film. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Eat with Me (2014) The story really doesn't gain from being expanded to feature length. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 89% Speed Sisters (2017) If Vin Diesel is looking to up the ante for the next "Furious" entry, he might start by looking at the Speed Sisters. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015