William Goss,

  1. Big Bad Wolves 2014 A masterfully queasy blend of dark humor and darker humanity. full review
  2. Antiviral 2013 Although the climax feels like one last stab by Brandon to echo his father's legacy, the rest of the film suggests the promise of his own distinct, distressing career to come. full review
  3. 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... full review
  4. Haunter 2013 Haunter continues the close-but-no-cigar tradition of Natali's post-Cube endeavors. full review
  5. I Give It a Year 2013 Manages to have its wedding cake and spit on it too. full review
  6. Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 An increasing amount of metaphysical backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that do work this time around. full review
  7. The Last Stand 2013 Proceeds to interpret classic Westerns like High Noon and Rio Bravo in the vein of proudly cartoonish violence. full review
  8. Like Someone in Love 2013 Impeccably acted, infused with tremendous empathy for its three leads, and yet not without stretches of deliberate tedium... full review
  9. Man of Tai Chi 2013 The third act marks a commendably goofy sea change in an otherwise agreeably average throwback. full review
  10. 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. full review
  11. 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. full review
  12. Narco Cultura 2013 A potent encapsulation of how fame and finance beget fear and grief. full review
  13. 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. full review
  14. Shadow Dancer 2013 Riseborough gives a tremendously vulnerable and resolute turn as a protector at home and avenger abroad forced to reconsider the extent to which she is capable of avoiding the crossfire on all sides. full review
  15. 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. full review
  16. Texas Chainsaw 2013 Truth be told, the most frightening thing about the franchise at this point is that it just keeps on going. full review
  17. We Are What We Are 2013 One of the best American horror films of the year. full review
  18. Wish You Were Here 2013 Examines the toll that guilt has on well-meaning thirtysomethings to mostly intriguing effect. full review
  19. 360 2012 We hopscotch from person to person, continent to continent, grievance to grievance until things come thuddingly full circle (thus, the title). full review
  20. The ABCs of Death 2012 Has no shortage of inventive, ironic and gruesome sketches, but the novelty of its successes just barely outweighs its stillborn stuff. full review
  21. Apartment 143 2012 Adheres strictly to ghost story cliches. full review
  22. The Fitzgerald Family Christmas 2012 A blandly amiable thing, hardly resonant in spite of all the heartache that abounds. full review
  23. Iron Sky 2012 In space, no one can hear you laugh either. full review
  24. A Little Bit Of Heaven 2012 Sap without the weight of reality, awkwardly combined with a romance without much chemistry. full review
  25. The Magic of Belle Isle 2012 So resolutely inoffensive that it flirts with Hallmark Hall of Fame territory. full review
  26. Nature Calls 2012 As capably as the plot comes together, the big laughs hardly come. full review
  27. Take This Waltz 2012 Boasts many keenly felt moments, but it's never quite more than the sum of its admittedly tender parts. full review
  28. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 2012 A B-movie that's often bloody, sometimes bizarre, but rarely boring. full review
  29. My Week with Marilyn 2011 It's an easy emotional rollercoaster to put an audience through, and while Williams nails the breathy voice and flickers of doubt, her work here is never allowed to feel truly effortless. full review
  30. The Other Woman 2011 Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama. full review
  31. The Ward 2011 An aggressively plain spook story that favors jump moments over sustained tension and winds up falling back on a particularly tired twist. full review
  32. Kaboom 2010 Designed to have its own fun, filled to the brim with bangs of all kinds but mostly landing with a whimper. full review
  33. Tabloid 2010 Operates as both an examination of the dominating media mentality at the time and an embodiment of it, no less keen on delving into the juicy details now as tabloid rags were then. full review
  34. /titles/199742 A bore sprinkled with hints of hilarity, soon to be buried like so many of its characters. full review
  35. /titles/197876 Its bloodshed may be all dressed up, but it ultimately has nowhere to go. full review
  36. /titles/198066 Madden's version maintains all the literal and figurative scars left on these characters, but everything here is made at least one degree more obvious, even as the screenplay tries mightily to hide its secrets. full review
  37. /titles/197516 Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that 'any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.' It's a sentiment that Scorsese seems to have taken to heart... full review
  38. /titles/200454 At least offers something resembling ideas of morality and mortality in the guise of a silly shoot-'em-up, even if those ideas are eventually given short shrift. full review
  39. /titles/200105 Stakes more personal than political [keep] Alfredson's chilly approach from leaving viewers out in the cold entirely. full review

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