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Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 90% I, Tonya (2017) It's difficult to stay engaged in a work that has so little regard for its subjects.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A good chunk of Three Billboards is about redemption and how people are stubbornly complex, able to be many things at once. A man can be good and noble and still be prideful in ways that deprive children of a father.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) Stanton elevated any and all material; "Repo Man" is inconceivable without him. "Lucky" doesn't exist without him.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
1/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) ...great-looking but awful.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/5 37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) What if the movie had come from a sexually and personally unimpeachable artist? Then, oddly, it wouldn't seem to have much point.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Directed with a stiff sense of dignity by Simon Curtis, Goodbye Christopher Robin is about men and boys, fathers and sons, losing and finding themselves.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
5/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) ...some kind of grim masterpiece.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 82% Tom of Finland (2017) Once the movie gets to California, its outlook improves.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
4/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Someday on Blu-ray it will be the go-to movie for the attuned to float around in for almost three hours, getting stoned on the bitter and doom-laden toxic mood.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Inhumanwich! (2017) Inhumanwich! is just the brand of inspired nonsense we need at the moment.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5/5 68% mother! (2017) In a culture that increasingly values only childish power fantasies, movies like this are to be protected and highly regarded. Just not liked.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 33% Leatherface (2017) Two decades after co-starring in one of the defining mid-'90s indie films, Lili Taylor and Stephen Dorff ended up in Bulgaria yelling at each other and getting covered in sticky Karo syrup and having more fun, I hope, than I did.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/5 50% England Is Mine (2017) Someone already versed in Morrissey could sit there and check off the influences, but someone who goes in knowing nothing about the man will see only the surface, the occasional photo or song snippet.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant shows, rather dispiritingly, that Scott is not resentful about regressing.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) This Dark Tower is practically guaranteed to vex the books' fans, who will be painfully aware of what's missing and what a wasted opportunity it all is. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 80% Colossal (2017) [Colossal] is so bent it fashions its own shelf to sit on.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) [War for the Planet of the Apes] puts such a perfect period on the saga, not an ellipsis.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) 2436 never finds anything ironic or chilling in the notion of fans selling the past to each other.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) I'm not sure whether Beatriz at Dinner is, as advertised, "the first great film of the Trump era" (Get Out might beg to differ), but that's a reductive tag anyway. Its concerns go deeper.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 48% Wilson (2017) The least of the Clowes films, but worth it for Dern.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Long Night in a Dead City (2017) Long Night in a Dead City may be the midnight-est movie [Richard Griffin has] directed, and that's saying something.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 63% All The Rage (Saved By Sarno) (2017) The movie succeeds to the extent that it spreads the word, though it's a microbudget documentary unlikely to be seen by many.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 71% Who's Crazy? (2017) Known for its jazz, it's pretty jazzy itself, and ends up being a more potent tribute to that musical form than a certain recent musical that won a few Oscars.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 67% They Call Me Jeeg (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot) (2017) The characters' imaginations have been fed by the same pop culture that feeds ours; everyone acts the roles of the people they would like to be, but we see the cracks in the façades. Those cracks fuel the tensions of the film.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 92% La La Land (2016) For all that, for all the time and effort the movie took, very little passion comes through. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Most of it is masterfully assembled, with great near-wordless performances from Renner ... and especially Adams, who conveys everything we want from a hero without stepping outside the bounds of a fallible human.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins' handling of Chiron's sexuality is as quietly oblique as everything else in the film. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The Haitian director Raoul Peck stitches the timelines and footage together smoothly - the result is an engaging riff on Baldwin's themes. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) We Are the Flesh could inspire evenings of fervent disputation and interpretation, but first there needs to be an audience for it, and for this? I'm not so sure. There was once a time, though.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Wishful Drinking (2010) Fisher wasn't angling for pity. She wanted to hear laughs. So much of her writing earns laughs, but they sound hollow now that she's not here to hear them.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) All things considered, Hidden Figures wraps some fairly radical themes - three African-American women entrusted with important NASA jobs at a time (1961-1962) when Jim Crow was still the law of the land - in a largely unradical package.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) The title almost invites a comma - "Camera, Person" - but it's one word, one concept indistinct from the other. The person doesn't stop where the camera starts.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) [It] is harmless, I suppose, except for its assurance that all a miserably suicidal person needs is a family of friends. Well, the many grieving friends of the many depressives who have attempted suicide ... might beg to differ with that diagnosis.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) Its smug, glazed beauty walled me off from feeling anything about it except impatience.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) The movie is more readily comparable to Feig's other work than to its forefather. It's a comfortable night out (or in), pleasing and unchallenging.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) It is well worth the watch ... especially for viewers/listeners (like me) who hadn't been familiar with Jones and her work with her band the Dap-Kings.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 88% Jackie (2016) For the most part ... Jackie keeps things clear and preserves its subject's sadness in amber. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016) As usual, Griffin manages to make a movie that looks - and also sounds, thanks to Daniel Hildreth's lush score - as though it cost about a thousand times more than it did. As before, he brings the Bard to the screen with no fuss or pomp.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) This may all sound intriguing on paper, but in practice it's often dull and strained, and we get the queasy sense that this woman, likable enough, is beating herself up doing something that Kate Plays Christine essentially says is not worth doing. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Patty Jenkins brings a refreshing clarity to [Wonder Woman], a productive mix of gravitas and winking.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) An electrifying achievement.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 36% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) You probably don't need to have seen the previous five movies to follow this one; the story (by director Paul W.S. Anderson, who is also Mr. Jovovich) is as violently incomprehensible as the others, anyway.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Alena (2015) It won't dazzle anyone with its originality. But it's a sturdy, carefully wrought calling card with considerable feeling for its wounded subjects, and that's not nothing.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) Tthe plotting is a bit too blockbuster-pulpy for the movie to be the cleansing back-to-basics art it seems to want to be. Still, I must be honest and say I got misty a couple of times.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 87% Shivers (They Came from Within) (The Parasite Murders) (1975) The horror, if any, resides in leaving the known and comfortable behind en route to a new and radical way of thinking, feeling, living.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) I don't trust Moore's editing: Who's to say the man photographed scowling during a Moore paean to Hillary Clinton wasn't filmed at some other point in the evening, actually frowning at something else?‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 50% 31 (2016) [Zombie's] sort of a Tim Burton wearing a blood-soaked wife-beater, paying homage again and again to the monsters and psychos that shaped his imagination.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
5/5 38% The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962) How can anyone not love a movie in which a woman's bitter disembodied head snarls to a mutant locked in a closet, "I'm only a head ... and you're whatever you are..."?‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
5/5 99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Fifty-two years on, the movie is still more hip than most of what American filmmakers - Hollywood or indie - can muster. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
5/5 86% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer has a creepy, city-after-dark overtone, an existential chill. It carries a true grindhouse whiff while staking its claim as art.‐ eFilmCritic.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017