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Lisa Trifone

Lisa Trifone
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 98% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) Bielenia's magnetic performance, all piercing eyes and daring energy, infuses the film with a vitality and masculinity not typically associated with the clergy.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 89% And Then We Danced (2020) Gelbakhiani's performance is captivating, creating a vividly realized character who navigates a tumultuous phase of his young life with all the wonder, fear and uncertainty one would expect. ‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 89% The Assistant (2020) With the camera focused on her nearly the entire time, Garner excels in a focused performance that delivers an emotional punch...‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.5/4 85% Color Out of Space (2020) You won't always know what's going on or why, but you won't be able to look away, either.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
.5/4 39% The Song of Names (2019) It all culminates in a full-circle moment that the film hasn't earned in any way at all.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/4 83% Les Misérables (2020) Despite strongly written characters and compelling performances, the third act feels entirely tacked on as an exercise in over doing it.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
3.5/4 93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) Aïnouz creates a world where pain, longing and unanswered questions linger just under the surface of life's most meaningful moments.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
2/4 67% Troop Zero (2020) Just as it earns a modicum of goodwill, it squanders it on predictable plot points and overly twee intentions.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
2.5/4 83% Just Mercy (2020) A worthy exploration of a system that needs shaking up and the people willing to do it.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3.5/4 86% Cunningham (2019) Alla Kovgan's captivating new documentary explores the artist's work, life and lasting legacy in a film that blends the past and the present in beautifully inventive ways. ‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
4/4 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig creates a film that is at once delightfully modern and fresh yet wholly familiar and nostalgic‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
3/4 98% 63 Up (2019) Collectively-especially now, with so many of them-the Up series paints a captivating portrait of the arc of a life‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
2/4 70% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell was recently shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyle, and it's perhaps the only accolade I can understand it earning.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 98% Chained for Life (2019) He's crafted something wholly unique as it navigates the serious and meaningful as deftly as it does the darkly funny and creepy.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Though more than once I found myself silently pleading with them to please just stop leaning over the side of the basket please god please, I was nevertheless on the edge of my seat throughout‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/4 99% Varda by Agnès (2019) Agnès Varda accomplished quite a lot in her years behind (and in front of) the camera, a woman of vision who always managed to see something new, interesting and valuable in everything and everyone.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/4 62% American Dharma (2019) Whether or not American Dharma is worth your time is ultimately up to you and whether you enjoy giving space in your life to controversial figures.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/4 83% Waves (2019) In one masterstroke, Shults turns a timely, interesting commentary on the pressures of modern upper-middle class life into an essential examination of grief, loss, and the sort of life changes that leave us in pieces.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/4 94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy, marking LaBeouf's screenwriting debut, works in ways that will break your heart and, for the more introspective among us, leave you considering just how human our parents are...‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/4 88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) The whole thing becomes an enjoyable, if slight, slice of life that will ring true to anyone with an annual holiday tradition as chaotic as it is essential.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/4 97% The Kingmaker (2019) It becomes clear that this is far from a superficial profile of a noteworthy woman in the sunset of her eventful life.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 95% Marriage Story (2019) In his choice to take us through the storm, Baumbach both acknowledges the mess of it all and reminds us that we're strong enough to survive it.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 100% Stuffed (2019) Over and over again, the people featured in Stuffed remind us that taxidermy is a compelling combination of a number of skills, from chemistry and science to artistry and design.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/4 96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Ozon is to be commended for using his platform to further expose ongoing scandals that will only end when there's no where left to hide.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) Clarke, Golding and the gang lean into their cliches with verve, emoting so boldly they might as well be winking right at us from up there.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/4 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton works so infrequently these days, it would be a shame to miss him in anything.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/4 73% Harriet (2019) Perhaps as filmmakers delve deeper into the many, many untold stories of Tubman's era, we'll get a film (or two) that does the woman and her incredible life story justice.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite boasts one of the most pitch-perfect ensembles of recent memory.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) The final shot of Pedro Almodóvar's achingly beautiful Pain and Glory is the stuff that cinematic perfection is made of. ‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 80% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) Carrière's script succeeds as it finds truth in both life's heaviest moments and its most absurd.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/4 92% Monos (2019) Landes and cinematographer Jasper Wolf create a breathtaking sense of place in the lush natural scenery of the mountains and the jungle, landscapes teeming with life even as the characters struggle to survive.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) If the comedy sprinkled throughout doesn't do it for you, the action sequences alone are worth the price of admission, gunfights and car chases aplenty.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
2.5/4 91% Give Me Liberty (2019) In his first foray into filmmaking, Mikhanovsky exhibits a strong sense for personal connection and certainly plenty of ambition in his style.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) It's all held beautifully together by Bell, who proves to be a talented dramatic actress after a career built on comedy.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3.5/4 99% For Sama (2019) For Sama should be seen by as many people as possible, people with hearts that break and consciences that demand better for our collective humanity. ‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
1/4 44% After the Wedding (2019) Despite the best efforts of the two women charged with holding up the whole messy affair, this version of the film is boring and misguided at best, convoluted and manipulative at worst.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/4 87% The Nightingale (2019) It is brutal and intense, devastating and unflinching. It is also essential, and features perhaps one of the best performances of the year.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/4 98% The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2019) It's the sort of film that draws you in slowly, only to beautifully earn your attention with unexpectedly poignant moments throughout.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/4 59% Them That Follow (2019) The film certainly captures one's attention, thanks in large part to the strong cast.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/4 86% Luz (2019) Singer's original story certainly thrills...but it's the performances that really seal the deal. ‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/4 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Perhaps for the first time, much is revealed about a man who spent his life uncovering everyone else's stories.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/4 77% Skin (2019) The tension is palpable, thanks in part to strong performances by Bell, Macdonald and a supporting turn by Vera Farmiga.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/4 93% Sword of Trust (2019) For a film that fills nearly every moment with dialogue, not a single scene feels superfluous‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/4 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Things get really weird, in intense and intelligent ways that establish The Art of Self-Defense for what it is: a sharp satire on tribalism, toxic masculinity and group think.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/4 98% The Farewell (2019) These ensemble scenes let Wang's craftsmanship shine, as her cast elevates her smart, witty script to something special.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/4 96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) It's nevertheless beautiful to hear: Toni Morrison, she is loved.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/4 98% Maiden (2019) It's surely a good sign if, when a film ends, your first thought as the credits roll is that you wish there were more. ‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/4 63% Yesterday (2019) Though there are more than a few fun touches to the world created within the film, each step forward seems thwarted by an inexplicable misstep.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/4 92% Wild Rose (2019) Harper and Taylor have fun infusing what could've been a cookie-cutter film with personality and heart, thanks in no small part to Jessie Buckley's star-making turn at the center of it.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/4 89% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) The film's several layers hold one's attention, from the chemistry between Christian and Marion to character developments both tragic and otherwise.‐ Third Coast Review
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019