William Goss Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
37% Swerve (2013) A watchable genre exercise.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) Judi Dench gives a remarkably well-realized performance.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2013
88% Narco Cultura (2013) A potent encapsulation of how fame and finance beget fear and grief.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) The steady action footage alone is enough to make this an improvement over the first installment.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
100% Musicwood (2013) A pointed look at the relationship between art and commerce that brings acoustic-guitar manufacturers and logging corporations to a crossroads, if not an outright impasse.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2013
82% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) A superb tearjerker, juxtaposing the inherent passion and sorrow of romance to masterful effect in between beautiful bluegrass ballads.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2013
31% Last Love (2013) A three-hander situated comfortably between Venus and Amour on the Euro-codger fun-time spectrum.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2013
27% Sweetwater (2013) Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
48% Carrie (2013) Its bloodshed may be all dressed up, but it ultimately has nowhere to go.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
10% Cassadaga (2013) ...cribs equally from "Ghost Whisperer"-like spiritual melodrama, ghostly mystery, and grisly torture porn.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2013
71% Man of Tai Chi (2013) The third act marks a commendably goofy sea change in an otherwise agreeably average throwback.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
79% Metallica Through the Never (2013) It's all very appropriately overblown, and director Antal gives the fireworks as much attention as he does each performer.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2013
81% Afflicted (2014) Puts enough of a new spin on old nightmares to stake a claim all its own.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2013
60% Hôtel Normandy (2013) Jean-Paul Bathany and Stéphane Ben Lahcene's screenplay briskly sets up its game of musical chairs, but then lets its characters wander about the seaside town at a reliably mild velocity.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
86% We Are What We Are (2013) One of the best American horror films of the year.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2013
28% Machete Kills (2013) All of the silliness would be a bit more fun if it weren't so exhausting.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2013
6% Battle of the Year (2013) Should satisfy the planet of b-boys and girls to whom it thoroughly preaches, while amusing anyone else who simply can't ignore the promise of an all-corn buffet.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2013
96% The Lunchbox (2014) This long-distance love story is comfort food in any language, perfectly agreeable and unlikely to surprise.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2013
90% Tim's Vermeer (2014) The most fun you'll have watching paint dry all year.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2013
39% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) An increasing amount of metaphysical backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that do work this time around.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) A narrative as emotionally repressed as its subjects must have been.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2013
82% Tracks (2014) Alternately beautiful and dull, which arguably makes it a faithful encapsulation of the adventure itself.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2013
81% Prisoners (2013) Denis Villeneuve's film requires and rewards your attention in equal measure. ‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2013
96% Gravity (2013) This is truly awesome.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2013
96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) Northup's story was a true, terrible thing, and by virtue of telling it, the burdens of all American slaves are unflinchingly realized by Ejiofor and McQueen alike.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2013
84% Under the Skin (2014) A deliberately oblique work that prizes textures above answers.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2013
35% Labor Day (2014) As consistently assured a piece of filmmaking as any we've seen from Reitman.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2013
20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) I had to wonder, could I be watching the next remarkably brainy piece of sci-fi, this year's Moon? But then the first space zombie gutted a concerned colleague with a power drill, and in that moment, I knew exactly what I was in for.‐ MSN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2013
6% Paranoia (2013) There's much sprinting and keyboard-clacking for an audience that might feasibly value the sight of either over the presence of genuine invention or suspense.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2013
31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) ...an even more pronounced cartoon that maintains the first film's habit of mocking comic conventions while rarely subverting them.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2013
25% Planes (2013) A visually colorful but otherwise vanilla continuation of the series.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2013
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Precious little about this is particularly memorable, but it's the odd touch of local color that makes these routine acts of derring-do a bit easier to bear.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2013
67% Elysium (2013) Blomkamp's seemingly limitless imagination in terms of tech finds itself repeatedly and frustratingly grounded by heavy-handed storytelling.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2013
64% 2 Guns (2013) If we're being honest, Baltasar Kormákur's 2 Guns beats present-day Walter Hill at his own game.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2013
35% A Teacher (2013) Burdge's performance boasts a remarkable emotional precision throughout - if ever there's a reason to seek this one out, it would be for her.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2013
52% The To Do List (2013) A star-studded but scattershot affair that tackles its comedic obligations as dutifully as its heroine pursues her sexual conquests.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2013
89% The World's End (2013) Wright's terrifically precise approach to comedy remains as well-honed as ever.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2013
43% Red 2 (2013) What was once engagingly silly is now much closer to insultingly dumb.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2013
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) It's the end result of a calculated brand - two and a half hours of 'fun' in air quotes.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2013
80% Europa Report (2013) Its high-minded emphasis on exploration and impeccable special effects are pitted against a familiar one-by-one slasher-like plot and structural cheats...‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2013
61% Heli (2014) ...ultimately comes off as an empty piece of provocation.‐ MSN Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2013
86% The Conjuring (2013) All the contorting girls and pea-soup vomit in the world can hardly compete with a blood-stained sheet and a well-placed doll.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2013
50% White House Down (2013) Tatum and Foxx's nigh-instantaneous camaraderie makes the alternately corny and convoluted routine of the rest a bit easier to take, even as Emmerich makes every effort to supplant intelligence with patriotism.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2013
49% Maniac (2013) It's a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there's no way that it's polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy's gonna make it to the end.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2013
94% A Band Called Death (2013) Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett have crafted a rousing account of the Hackney brothers, who would not only form the rare all-black punk band, but do so in the mid-'70s, nearly beating the Ramones and the Sex Pistols to the punch.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2013
66% World War Z (2013) As I understand it, fidelity to Max Brooks' novel has been scant at best, but neither that nor countless post-production woes prevent Paramount's adaptation from serving as an efficient and effectively exciting globe-spanning zombie thriller.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2013
22% Violet & Daisy (2013) A candy-colored offering of bloodshed and banter so self-conscious that it alienates the viewer early and often.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013
35% The Internship (2013) A Google commercial disguised as every other campus comedy ever made, with party-hearty nonsense and fish-out-of-water antics tempered down to PG-13 levels for maximum mediocrity.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2013
83% This Is the End (2013) ...occupies a frequently hilarious middle ground between their Apatow-produced bromances, the giddy gruesomeness of the recent Aftershock and the confined social abrasiveness of It's a Disaster.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
49% Now You See Me (2013) The whole of it is made of flash paper, intended to burn brightly for an instant before vanishing from your memory without a trace.‐ Film.com
Read More | Posted May 30, 2013