Goldie

critic Reviews

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    Nick SchagerVariety
    Heralds the arrival of both a distinctive new filmmaking voice and a leading lady with charisma to burn.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    [Slick Woods] has got this really striking presence, which is a lot of what drives this film and how compelling it is.
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    Tomris LafflyRogerEbert.com
    Throughout, de Jong both romanticizes the unique vigor of New York City (especially the Bronx), and seeps the viewer into its harsh realities as everything grows more impossible for Goldie by the minute.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Goldie" is about how in the most dire of situations that click is ever more alluring, and ever more elusive.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    Woods, remarkably comfortable in her first film role, gives Goldie a steel spine and a feisty resourcefulness, her moments of vulnerability rare, but essential.
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    Carlos AguilarLos Angeles Times
    Woods detonates an explosion of raging emotions.
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    Sherin NicoleAWFJ Women on Film
    I think I get it now, this ambivalence I feel about the film. I adore a 'black girl story' and a lead like Woods' Goldie is a joy to see. Yet this is a film about disappointment and sagging dreams;
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    Andrea ThompsonA Reel of One's Own
    With another director, this might be the stuff of shallow melodrama, but Sam de Jong keeps the retro flourishes coming, along with the vibrant humor.
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    Andrew WyattThe Lens
    Scrappy and appealing -- if rarely outright dazzling -- but what truly sets the film apart is Slick Woods' performance.
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    Morgan RojasCinemacy
    Goldie is a bold expression of creativity both in front of and behind the scenes; supporting a film like this is paramount to showing the industry that art films matter.
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