Goomba Stomp

Goomba Stomp is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chelsea Phillips-Carr, Randy Dankievitch, Stephen Silver, Victor Stiff
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Stephen Silver Despite a fine lead performance, the film is far from the best execution of this particular formula. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2021
3/5 I Care a Lot (2020) Stephen Silver An absolutely killer premise and fantastic cast, but it falls into thriller cliches in its third act. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
4.5/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Stephen Silver Yes, it's a film highly sympathetic to Black radical politics, the kind of thing that even liberal Hollywood had little interest in making films about until very recently. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
2/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Stephen Silver Far from the best film about the War on Terror epoch. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Mother Schmuckers (2021) Stephen Silver It's uproariously funny, but no matter how permissive you think you are, you will see things that you think went too far. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
4/5 Strawberry Mansion (2021) Stephen Silver A film that is clearly informed by quite a few specific influences, yet adds up to something wonderfully original EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
4.5/5 First Date (2021) Stephen Silver It expertly juggles big tonal shifts, while delivering big laughs, memorable character beats, and a love story worth rooting for. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
4/5 Together Together (2021) Stephen Silver Patti Harrison is a star. And while Helms is just fine, he's also playing a character who's about one-tenth as interesting as Harrison's. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
2/5 Land (2021) Stephen Silver A slow, ponderous, and somewhat boring effort that takes its sweet time in revealing exactly what's going on. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
2/5 Passing (2021) Stephen Silver Beautifully rendered, but hurt by moving extremely slowly, especially in its first half. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
4.5/5 Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Stephen Silver It's a first-rate concert film, it's an impressive excavation of never-before-seen footage, and it's woven together with a heaping of the political context. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
2/5 How It Ends (2021) Stephen Silver There are occasional laughs, as the film collects an impressive collection of talented and funny people. But overall, it rests on a gimmick that doesn't quite work. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
3/5 Homeroom (2021) Stephen Silver Like a lot of the best documentaries, Homeroom ends up being a very different movie than what was first intended. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
3/5 Herself (2020) Stephen Silver Relatively sweet and inspiring, even though it's not particularly exciting. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
4/5 Beasts Clawing at Straws (2020) Stephen Silver A hoot- a crime thriller with more than a touch of humor. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
2/5 The Prom (2020) Stephen Silver Somehow both a critique of smug Hollywood moralizing and an example of the same. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2020
4/5 Belushi (2020) Stephen Silver A fine doc that examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
4/5 His House (2020) Stephen Silver A socially relevant horror film that announces the arrival of a major new voice, in first-time writer/director Remi Weekes EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Stephen Silver Quite an achievement, one that very much gets across the unique stage charisma of David Byrne. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
2/5 Rebecca (2020) Stephen Silver Let's just say it won't make anyone forget the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
4.5/5 Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Stephen Silver Johnson's new film is even more personal than her last one was. It's also, by a safe distance, the best documentary of 2020 so far. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 Console Wars (2020) Stephen Silver An irresistible trip back to the early '90s, and an in-depth look at a very important episode in the history of American video gaming. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
4.5/5 Mulan (2020) Stephen Silver It's an amazing cinematic achievement, buoyed by amazing action sequences EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Stephen Silver Whether you were a pro wrestling fan in the '90s or not, this film will make you root for David Arquette in a way you never thought possible. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 12 Hour Shift (2020) Stephen Silver It's bloody, violent, scored with an incongruously weird musical score, and it's set for some reason against the backdrop of the Y2K bug. I dug it immensely. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
4/5 Class Action Park (2020) Stephen Silver Riotously funny, but here's a clear tension to the film that's at times uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
4.5/5 Tesla (2020) Stephen Silver A delightfully freewheeling take on visionary inventor Nikola Tesla. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
3.5/5 Feels Good Man (2020) Stephen Silver A compelling documentary about a man's quest to reclaim his creation from some of the worst people in the world. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/5 The Old Guard (2020) Stephen Silver Takes the comic book adaptation form in a new and exciting direction. And in this strange summer with no superhero movies, its' especially refreshing. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 Be Water (2020) Stephen Silver Represents a unique way in to the Bruce Lee mythos, both for longtime fans or those new to Lee's work. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
4.5/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Stephen Silver While not everything holds together, there are a lot of special things in Da 5 Bloods, and needless to say, it's landing at the perfect time. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 Spaceship Earth (2020) Stephen Silver An eye-opening look at an ambitious project that may have fallen short, but still provided illuminating lessons about the earth, the environment, human relations, and the limits of utopian dreams. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
4.5/5 Sweet Thing (2020) Stephen Silver "A sad, beautiful, family affair" EDIT
Posted May 3, 2020
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Victor Stiff These films will only improve by giving a diverse group of filmmakers room to let their creative vision flourish, and their characters stumble. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Good Time (2017) Victor Stiff A nerve-wracking crime adventure loaded with thrills, sleazy characters, and a distinctly New York flavour. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) Victor Stiff The Strangers: Prey at Night is barely serviceable VHS-era pastiche that recaptures the style of the classics, but lacks their soul. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Victor Stiff Rogers didn't crash land here from a planet with a red sun, but he is a Superman. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
More Human Than Human (2018) Victor Stiff More Human Than Human, takes the growth of robotics and artificial intelligence to its logical conclusion - and the implications are extraordinary, strange, and unsettling. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
The Cleaners (2018) Victor Stiff Even if you're not usually rattled by violence, expect the movie's images to shock you out of your apathy EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
We Could Be King (2014) Victor Stiff We Could Be Heroes packs inspiring highs and crushing lows that will stay on your mind long after the final credits. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
I Feel Pretty (2018) Victor Stiff It's hard to take I Feel Pretty's message seriously even when the film is at its most sincere. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Beirut (2018) Victor Stiff A by-the-numbers thriller that lacks punch. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Annihilation (2018) Victor Stiff Annihilation shares the ambiguous dream logic found in David Lynch's best work, but mixes it with the type of horrific imagery seen in Alien and The Thing. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Wonderstruck (2017) Victor Stiff Expertly written, well-acted, and beautifully shot, Wonderstruck is a stunning feat of technical artistry that connected with me on the deepest emotional level. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Human Flow (2017) Victor Stiff Human Flow's primary goals are to create awareness about the refugee crisis and instill empathy for those affected, and the documentary is successful on both fronts. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Victor Stiff Vaughn comes off looking like Boris Karloff's Frankenstein's Monster channeling the spirit of Jason Statham. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Lady Bird (2017) Victor Stiff Gerwig shows no hesitation over putting her character in unflattering situations. The laughs come hard, they come often, and they come from all directions. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
American Assassin (2017) Victor Stiff In an age with so many great entertainment options, fine equates to: "Why bother?" EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
mother! (2017) Victor Stiff mother! dives down a dream logic rabbit hole and creates a reality where anything can happen. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
Mary Shelley (2017) Victor Stiff Mary Shelley has the look of a prestige drama, but lacks the tight script and strong performances necessary to elevate it to award season status. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020