Tomris Laffly Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 83% Papicha (2019) [Leaves] no room for doubt that Meddour is a cinematic talent to watch with urgent things to say on the toughened and resilient female spirit.‐
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3/4 97% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) While it's hard to do complete justice to their heartbreaking tale involving a dark, traumatic childhood, Perkins deserves all the credit for treating it with the respect and care that it deserves.‐
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
100% Wake Up on Mars (Réveil sur Mars) (2020) There is a lot of delicately rendered sympathy here that makes "Wake Up on Mars" a more-than-worthwhile watch...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
2/4 64% Castle in the Ground (2019) Wolff gives the material his all. If only his efforts could compensate for the film's gradual descent into banality.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
97% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) Perhaps comparing it to a David Lynch film can come close to characterizing the experience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
2/4 64% On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (2020) The whole thing is only as original as a dull midlife crisis, retrofitted into a whimsical screwball mold that feels miscalculated.‐
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/4 100% A Secret Love (2020) There is no crying in baseball, but you might just be reduced to a puddle of tears while watching Bolan's film, which finally brings the duo's love out of the shadows and gives it a long-overdue chance to shine freely.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
No Score Yet Stray (2020) Lo inspects both the faultlines and fringes of the Turkish society and ponders profound philosophical questions concerning humanity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
2.5/4 80% To the Stars (2020) There is ... an undeniable earnestness to this modest period effort that prioritizes misunderstood women and female friendships.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
2/4 70% Abe (2020) Abe could have been one unforgettable meal, but instead, its aftertaste is barely memorable.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
2/4 85% Sea Fever (2020) You'll leave Hardiman's deck wondering why you weren't more rattled, even seasick, while hoping for another genre flick from the clearly skilled director soon.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
58% The Lost Husband (2020) Wight delivers a sedated Hallmark-y effort that just hints at heightened emotions - the very kind of rush underserved romance viewers come to this fare seeking - only to repeatedly interrupt and abandon them in puzzling ways.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2.5/4 93% Uncorked (2020) [Uncorked] is closer to a satisfying, everyday table wine than a rare, award-winning bottle.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
100% Mayor (2020) It's an acutely observed you-are-there procedural about a modern metropolis that dares to exist, even thrive amid the enduring repercussions of 1967's Six-Day War, when Israel occupied the region.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
2/4 39% The Roads Not Taken (2020) The film that surrounds [Fanning] is sadly no match for the qualities she brings to Potter's profoundly personal narrative.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
No Score Yet Spellbound (Les envoûtés) (2019) A tale of missed connections both earthly and ethereal, Pascal Bonitzer's haunting "Spellbound" starts underground before it creeps upward to the atmosphere and beyond.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/4 92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) Perhaps the world [Yinan] creates is a bit too scattered for its own good, but you will still want to melt inside its stunning, riotous glow.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2/5 84% The Way Back (2020) Brad Ingelsby's screenplay is the film's guiltiest instrument, shortchanging even the most conventional pleasures of a redemption-themed sports film.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
100% Lost in America (2020) No contribution is too small, Rainwater and his subjects remind us. Not even a minor act of kindness like giving a warm, welcoming smile to a kid who could use the dignifying acknowledgement.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/4 92% The Invisible Man (2020) [A] mean, handsomely-styled and absorbing thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
69% Balloon (2020) "Balloon" is decent entertainment to a degree, and that is mostly thanks to its handsome production values.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 95% Goldie (2020) 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.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
No Score Yet The Cost of Silence (2020) Manning gathers insights and sound-bites from experts and civilians so wide-ranging that it's tough to fault the director for the film's somewhat undisciplined construct, which at times begs for a more centered and leanly focused story.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
1/5 8% Fantasy Island (2020) 'This place doesn't suck,' someone observes early on. If only.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/4 98% Come As You Are (2020) You might be genuinely moved, and even in tears by the end of Richard Wong's imperfect yet gradually disarming dramedy.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
1.5/4 15% The Kindness of Strangers (2020) A syrupy brew thick with twee and an abundance of cringe-inducing moments pulling at heartstrings.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 92% And Then We Danced (2020) The director's greatest asset here is surely Gelbakhiani.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
91% Promising Young Woman (2020) When [Emerald] Fennell finally arrives at her inevitable conclusion, you will be caught off-guard by her narrative dexterity as well as just how much badly-behaved white boys can all resemble versions of a young Brett Kavanaugh.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
100% Sylvie's Love (2020) A graceful and immensely tasteful tale of amour fou that brings to mind the old-fashioned pleasures of "Brooklyn" and "Carol," "Sylvie's Love" will immediately feel alive and major to those who don't falsely dismiss romances as slight. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) An insightful observer and patient portrayer of contemporary American youth, the astonishing filmmaker [Eliza] Hittman gives her young cast the time and space to flex their visceral muscles, with long takes, close-ups and a deliberately empathetic lens.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
44% Four Good Days (2020) Four Good Days doesn't have much to offer to the audience, except for an occasionally effective Glenn Close.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
100% Herself (2020) With her elegant, restrained and quietly devastating performance as a headstrong yet financially struggling single-mother of two young girls, Clare Dunne is a revelation [in Herself].‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
73% The Glorias (2020) The Glorias manages to hit a timely nerve, even though it doesn't always work.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
5% The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) The filmmaker's panache only goes so far here, failing to translate the unnecessarily complicated script into something coherent to watch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
90% Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness (2020) Bakhshi is successful in bringing Mona's story full circle as she discovers ways to exercise it the hard way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
80% Summer White (Blanco de Verano) (2020) Patterson dances around tricky Freudian themes with nerve and grace, gradually approaching something astute about the boundaries and boundlessness of maternal affection.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
100% The Truffle Hunters (2020) Like the gastronomic delicacy that can neither be replaced nor cultivated, the film... oozes a cinematic perfume both delightful and distinctive.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
5/5 91% The Assistant (2020) This understated film builds up to a gut punch that's more painful than anything in the superficial, recent Roger Ailes exposé 'Bombshell'.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
2.5/4 65% Troop Zero (2020) Pleasant enough but never quite as emotionally gripping as a coming-of-age story about acceptance can be, Troop Zero scores a handful of memorable moments when it lets its freak flag fly.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
1.5/4 43% Three Christs (2020) Three Christs opts in for frustratingly broad characters that feel like half-considered caricatures, while Jeff Russo's sentimental, strings-heavy score flattens whatever modest edge the movie might have had.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
100% The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2020) A fascinating story stunt coordinator-turned-filmmaker Reid patiently approaches from various captivating angles.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
4/4 95% Little Women (2019) A blissful and innovative screen adaptation that feels ageless and vastly of today.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
4/4 93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) A hopeful celebration of female camaraderie and strength.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
17% The Great War (2019) So clumsy in its handling of racism within the American Expeditionary Forces that it makes some of the racial mishaps of "Green Book" seem subtle in comparison.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Resurrecting his sturdy cinematic prose after recent fiascos like The 15:17 to Paris, Eastwood competently dramatizes the underdog's true tale with a patient, straightforward style akin to Sully and Changeling, but he falls short on nuance.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
C+ 70% Bombshell (2019) "Bombshell" paints an accurate portrait of the culture of silence that enables male entitlement against women, yet it seems unsure of the right way to handle conservative hypocrisies perpetuating that very toxicity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
2/4 52% The Wolf Hour (2019) Like the sheltered loner at its center, The Wolf Hour feels jailed amongst a string of half-realized ideas, too intimidated to step outside and tackle them head-on.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/4 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Sciamma's gift to 2019 sets a highest standard for any romance that will come after it.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3/4 88% Hala (2019) Writer/director Minhal Baig's gentle and attentive sophomore feature Hala possesses something inherently extraordinary by just being about a young, female Muslim-American.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
1.5/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) A seasonal rom-com with little romance and even fewer laughs to spare.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019