Daniel Goodwin

Daniel Goodwin
Daniel Goodwin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies HeyUGuys
Publications: Little White Lies, HeyUGuys

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 74% Tommy (1975) Despite classic, controversial scenes being cemented in pop culture, Tommy, on the whole, is a brash whack of chaotic clutter - a vivacious mess that teeters on incoherence before slumping into a claggy, monotonous finale. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/10 5% Jacob's Ladder (2019) Once again the Hollywood remake machine regurgitates another classic for contemporary audiences but botches every attempt to make it unique and invigorating. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
9/10 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman is far more than just a biopic. It's an experience. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
2/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) A perfunctory piece of well-polished dross with one good performance, bland supporting characters, middling set-pieces and iffy effects. ACH seems too scared to deviate from the "how to make a horror film" handbook to truly terrify or seem original. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Aster makes your brain feel flayed or your eyes have popped out then injected with poisoned quills, or like someone slid a snake in your skull. For Midsommar is both a warped but gorgeous masterpiece and retina searing freak-out. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Aesthetically warped, immensely unnerving and miraculously manages to exceed expectation by flourishing out of genre trappings into a pioneering genre masterpiece. One of the films of the year. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
1/5 70% Climax (2019) A limp stab at being loud and provocative, almost totally devoid of what used to make Noé exciting and current; Climax has nothing to say, but is still desperate to be controversial. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 35% King of Thieves (2019) A bungled mess, disappointing given the cinematic nature of the story and the fine cast. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 25% The Nun (2018) Given the film's talent, and the inventive, subepidermal shocks of its forebears The Nun is a hollow affair. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The perfect horror film for kids. Engaging characters expertly written, with a playful sense of menace and dread lurking around every corner. A triumph. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 63% Us and Them (2018) A thought-provoking film but its wayward tone and uneven execution lets it down. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
5/5 89% Arctic (2019) An invigorating, brave and bracing survival thriller that stuns by way of its breathtaking direction/ cinematography and raw heart at its core. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 94% The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) The Bill Murray Stories is a joyful gathering of moments and a momentous delight that will make everyone smile as much as those enlightened by the man himself. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 83% May the Devil Take You (Sebelum iblis menjemput) (2018) Clumpy, gore-laden, inglorious fun that's a structural sham, but gets by on frights and freaky demon monsters! MTDTY provides cracking comedy amongst the gunk, but the clumsy script, gawky dialogue and strained duration are hard to disregard. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) It's rare to say striking visuals and hyper violence should take precedence over character development, but that is the case with Knife + Heart which prevails with the former, slacks at the latter and tops it all off sufficiently with saucy humour. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 57% The Cannibal Club (2019) Great performances and a plush looking production can't stop this vacuous, gory sex fest from rotting a tad too soon. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 87% Tumbbad (2018) Tumbbad offers a lot more than frights and fables! It's enriched with double edged family drama that prolongs the plot, but augments the horror with indispensable suspense. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
1/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Despite asking us to do so, Guadagnino struggles to give his soul to the dance and leaves Suspiria ailing on screen like an insipid, off-colour endurance challenge that's about as exciting as an eye test. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 43% The Prodigy (2019) A stock bad seed thriller that just about hits the beats and has a couple of decent creepy bits which keep it from being terrible. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 74% Lords of Chaos (2019) Lords of Chaos proves a fascinating character clash/ study and fandom exploration that enhances the surface narrative. It also makes for twisted, gruesome quasi-factual account that bends boundaries, tests endurance and turns stomachs. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 96% The Last Tree (2019) Shola Amoo delivers a fine exploration of the loss of identity and the multiple external and internal pressures which go to rebuild it. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
1/5 55% Tag (2018) Big stars, high concepts, low humour and a waste of time. and talent. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) A fine ghost story, close to being something truly special, however missteps with some performances and a whiplash of tonal changes hamper its greatness. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/5 93% The Endless (2018) A bold attempt to tell a familiar tale in a new way, however a loose hold on tone and execution mar what could have been a cult favourite. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Creepy, gory awesome fun that's also smart, scary, subversive and massively entertaining. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Zahler delivers another brain blisteringly brilliant thriller, fuelled by cracked characters, shocking (but not excessive) violence and stunningly crafted story-telling. Let's hope he remains this prolific and provocative. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
9/10 79% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2018) The characters are flawed, thorny and affable, while sun-kissed settings and a John Williams-style score, by Yusuke Hayashi, alleviate the gloomy mood and doomsday notions. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
9/10 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) Cronin's film has the strength to strike fear in the heart of hardened horror fans. Coupled with incredible performances, this makes his debut feature by far the best horror film of the year so far and one of the greatest Irish horror films ever. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) Ultraviolent, perfectly pitched and with a commendable commitment to make this film as powerful as possible, Overlord is an exhilarating war story, told with panache. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
93% CAM (2018) Cam is rarely frightening, but frequently intriguing, freaky fun and feels unique, fitting comfortably into the tech-horror subgenre. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Halloween has been brought back to life with a raw film-maker/ fan love and the lifeblood of its creators. It's a hugely enjoyable hat tip to the original with fantastic performances/ characters and is a true treat for lovers of the original. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) Breathtaking, commanding, thought-provoking, epic and powerful, Roma is both a potent, cinematic and anti-cinematic ode to life and family that demands repeat viewing. A strong contender for film of the year.See it on as big a screen as/if possible. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 66% Lizzie (2018) Sevigny's captivating incarnation is complimented by an absorbing Stewart in this mostly astounding account that stuns before stalling at the final hurdle. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/5 18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) An hugely enjoyable space romp none the less and will make any Monday morning a better one. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3/5 97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) I Am Not a Witch is flawed, fascinating and disappointingly unpersuasive: partly due to its lack of a commanding stance, a slender narrative and ill governed humour but there are winning moments that derive from some character traits. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
2/5 60% Jungle (2017) Jungle is fumbled fun for the first half but just about pithy enough to not seem longer than its running time. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
3/5 90% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) Yuasa's film frequently feels like being trapped in the spin cycle of a malfunctioning washing machine during a colour wash, encased on drugs in a colossal blancmange or floating through the dreams of an inebriated Walt Disney. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
4/5 94% My Pure Land (2017) Masud's style is refreshingly rugged yet extrapolates scraps of beauty from the incredible acting and impecunious settings. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) n our age of real life self-mocking, opinionated hogwash, the surrealist/satirist Iannucci has, with The Death of Stalin, once again nailed it. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
4/5 53% Moon Dogs (2016) Despite the low budget indie feel, Moon Dogs is worth catching at the cinema due to the endearing, bittersweet story and characters, combined with dark and rousing comedy/ drama that's much more stirring than most mainstream efforts. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
1/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) In an age where we are inundated with countless CG shark features, even though they are unapologetically shoddy, most have a great deal more imagination than this limp, insipid, killer fish thriller. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 88% Hounds of Love (2017) Young shuns gratuitous violence & gruelling exploitation to set Hounds of Love apart from lesser contemporary sub-genre efforts as well as grimier Giallo and Grindhouse flicks like Almost Human, House on the Edge of The Park and I Spit On Your Grave. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
4/5 52% Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) (2017) Severs ties to pre and post millennial paranoia tech thrillers and benefits hugely from lo-fi realism which makes it persistently gripping and simmering with calm-cutting suspense. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) A scintillating, elegant plummet into the past and mind of one of our greatest living surrealists. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/5 78% The Void (2017) A striking neon/noir montage of menacing clouds and effervescent organs makes The Void's visuals stand out like an infected zombie thumb from the modern horror rigmarole. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
2/5 78% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) An austere, redolent debut feature which slightly stirs and disturbs at times but, at a slender seventy six minutes, it is still often shockingly monotonous. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Bloodlands (2017) For a film which so accurately depicts such raw, rundown communities, the paranormal elements meld surprisingly well with the realism, even when accentuated to be predominantly weird and gothic. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/5 86% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Feels more like comprehensive news coverage instead of a monster movie with a linear storyline. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
5/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) The Transfiguration is, like its protagonist, so much more than its label may suggest but it remains a timeless and intoxicating example of progressive genre film-making. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
5/5 67% It Stains the Sands Red (2017) A remarkable work for film fans in general, as well as being one of the greatest zombie movies ever made. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017