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Brent Goldman

Brent Goldman
Brent Goldman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net, Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Martin Eden (2019) Marcello has crafted a visual delight and Marinelli brilliantly brings a complex character with a captivating arc to life. Martin Eden serves a lot on its plate. Between so many themes, sometimes it can feel like too much at once, but never boring.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Bacurau defies labels and expectations, and works because of it. Each frame shows off two filmmakers so self-assured that they weren't out to please anybody‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
96% Atlantics (2019) Atlantics is a film that sticks with you, even if the journey to get there isn't always the best.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) At first, it feels as if [Scorsese] looked back to some of his greatest films and stole bits from each. In the third act, The Irishman then grows beyond anything he's made before and becomes something funnier, more emotional and reflective. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
86% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) With The Truth, Koreeda has crafted another subtle, yet poignant look at the family structure. It may never reach the highs of Shoplifters, but it's certainly worthy of a place in his catalog.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is everything you'd expect and hope for from the Safdie Brothers. It will get your heart rate going and replace your morning coffee. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Feldstein shines as bright as ever under the stage lights, but How To Build A Girl can't quite manage to rise above an average coming-of-age rock n roll fairy tale.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) It's on-screen healing. You feel LaBeouf putting his soul into every word he wrote and every line he delivers.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is a bold and audacious comedy that everyone besides Nazis can enjoy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) Daio has mastered the sizzle, but doesn't have the steak.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
67% Human Capital (2020) While the stacked cast deliver exceptionally strong performances, the messy structure and sloppy screenplay can't bring a story with plenty of potential to life. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
83% Waves (2019) Like a wave crashing over you and washing away the pain, the film breaks you down just to have you reemerge cleansed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
92% Monos (2019) It's an unflinching descent into chaos in the best way possible. Monos isn't simply a film you watch. It's one you feel with every sense.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
83% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Cold Case Hammarskjöld blurs the line between journalism and conspiracy without ever clearly identifying itself as either, an unhealthy place to be considering the world we live in today.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
62% Driven (2019) There's not a lot obviously wrong with Driven, but it just feels like a cast and crew that is just going through the motions. Such a wild story is told in a disappointingly vanilla manner.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) There are plenty of enjoyable moments, but it just never becomes as scary or fresh as you expect. Fun and creepy moments balance out painfully mediocre and cliche threads that bind the stories together. ‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) It's an impossibly sweet meditation on what it means to be a hero and empower those around you. With a free-spirited adventure story and the most heartwarming performances of the year, The Peanut Butter Falcon soars. ‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
59% Them That Follow (2019) Them That Follow captures the essence of snake-handling Pentecostals, but it just doesn't pack the emotional punch needed make the film worthwhile. What could have been feels lost, with a stacked cast wasted on a dreary mood-piece.‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
91% Luce (2019) Luce feels like a rarity. A thriller that succeeds with a relatively small scale. With brilliant performances, it poses questions to its characters and audience that make both feel uncomfortable and question our identities.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) It won't be for everyone, but The Art Of Self-Defense is a dark, sharp and poignant take on the current gender roles and expectations in society.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
88% The Great Hack (2019) While it's not the best made documentary of the year, The Great Hack is the most important documentary you'll watch all year.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell finds a nearly impossible balance of being hilarious while being powerful enough to move any audience to tears. If you ever hear someone saying Hollywood can't make great original stories anymore, show them The Farewell.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
0% Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) An uninspired script and meaningless dialogue fill space while the viewer hopes for one of Henry's ice bullets to the head.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) The Lion King is a visual masterpiece that honors and builds on the original story, but can't quite find the same depth and emotion. If you were to introduce someone to The Lion King, the 1994 version remains the go-to. ‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
78% Leto (2019) Perhaps, such a rebellious force as rock and roll in such a locked down society is interesting enough to make the film work, but the unique and fantasy elements that flourish throughout offer just enough to keep your attention and interest.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far From Home shows both Holland and Parker are ready to accept the destiny that lies ahead of them and the responsibilities that come along with it. ‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
88% American Woman (2019) American Woman is an absolute powerhouse film. It's a deep look at a woman's attempt to grow and move forward, with the current constantly trying to push her back. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is Pixar firing on all cylinders - it's a whole lot of fun and a whole lot of heart. It (potentially) wraps up the franchise in a nice bow and gives our old friends the final character arcs they so deserve. ‐ culturevulture.net
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
65% Head Count (2019) While Head Count shows potential and has some really good high level thoughts, there's just not enough scares to bring the film to life in a meaningful way. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) One of the best films of the year so far, The Last Black Man In San Francisco is a poetic and powerful portrait of the city that serves as its canvas.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
80% Photograph (2019) Photograph examines the familiar pressures and expectations that permeate our lives. It's a compelling cultural look at loneliness, even when surrounded by people.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
42% The Tomorrow Man (2019) Despite bits of charm, and valuable lessons, The Tomorrow Man just doesn't offer quite enough to fill a feature.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
70% ANIARA (2019) It's a wildly ambitious film that punches above its weight visually, but could use one more edit to trim some of the fat.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is the best film of the series so far, and proves there is no better action series this decade.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) It's a must see that can only truly be appreciated in a theatre - don't wait to see it at home. Surely, it's one of the year's best documentaries.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
89% Plus One (2019) Plus One is a by-the-book romantic comedy. It just never goes anywhere that makes it feel unique or particularly memorable.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
66% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Despite its many flaws and shortcomings, The Body At Brighton Rock is enjoyable when taken as a cheap comedy with some high tension moments. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
75% Family (2019) It's a brisk watch that packs in jokes. The cast is supremely talented and delivers at every turn. Most of all, Family is a movie that celebrates what makes us all different and the best of us. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
94% The Mustang (2019) The Mustang is hard to look away from and worthy of praise. It's a gorgeous look at a man who finds the best version of himself in his relationship with a wild horse. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
43% The Wedding Guest (2019) While Dev Patel brings the best performance possible given what he had to work with, it's hard to feel empathy or root for any characters in a story that never really knows what it wants to be. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019