Tomris Laffly Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 70% 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 44% 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 92% 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 74% 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+ 68% 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 50% 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 97% 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
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) Lemmons' greatest asset here is undoubtedly the tough-as-nails performance at the heart of her film.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) As the nemesis to Angelina Jolie's red-lipped siren, Pfeiffer gives us exactly what we want -- the same hissing Catwoman attitude she heated up for Mother! ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3.5/4 71% The King (2019) With weighty things to say about contemporary and corrupt institutions of power and even dangers of male hegemony, Michôd's non-preachy The King comes with philosophical heft and visual authority to match.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
1/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Co-screenwriters Hawley, Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi offensively pin Lucy's breakdown and consequent ill-fated road trip on NASA's ingrained sexism, bypassing an empathetic assessment of her unraveling cognitive state.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) An epic both soaring and intimate, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman is a majestic elegy on mortality, where the truth-seeking wisdom of Silence catches up with the director's aging wise guys. ‐ AwardsWatch
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
2.5/4 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) Even when [Morris'] political souffle collapses (especially in its directionless and underwhelming last act), the performers keep the whole affair watchable.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
52% Black and Blue (2019) "Black and Blue" feels imbalanced and overlong, favoring fast and repetitive chase scenes over well-calibrated tension.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies (2019) Burns finds glimmers of hope and humor in the bleak with what feels like his most mature work to date.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet The Place of No Words (2019) Like the bittersweet memory of a departed loved one, "The Place of No Words" is the kind of beast you'll instinctively remember even if you try to move on from it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
3/4 84% Villains (2019) Remains delightfully fresh throughout despite being nothing all that new.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
60% The Antenna (Bina) (2019) A handsomely designed but perishable dystopian horror-thriller that impresses through imagery and audio cues... but doesn't scar the soul like it should.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 83% Judy (2019) Zellweger's poise and presence make the entire affair more than worthwhile.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
89% Coming Home Again (2019) While this is not exactly a premise with mass appeal, Wang's movie is still an unassuming exercise, defiantly in contrast to Hollywood's typically over-sentimental terminal illness fare.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3/4 57% Frankie (2019) What a thorough pleasure to be in the company of Frankie, a film that feels like a sumptuous beach read on a lazy sunny afternoon.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
86% Cunningham (2019) Here's a dance documentary that splendidly flaunts its artistic point of view, and fittingly so.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
No Score Yet Dads (2019) [Howard] eases into a lovely fête of fathers everywhere in 87 economic, often very funny minutes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
96% The Cave (2019) It's a dizzying, disquieting film that overflows with... extreme examples of desperation and a defiantly countering sense of hope.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
No Score Yet Coup 53 (2019) It's hard to blame Amirani for the excess when he has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal after a decade of meticulous research and logistical setbacks, both financial and personal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
71% The Aeronauts (2019) Something worth watching on the biggest possible screen, even if it operates on a handful of clichés with little character-based substance to speak of.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) The joys, grace notes and riches of Baumbach's latest are endless.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
91% Uncut Gems (2019) It wouldn't be inappropriate to call this thoroughly on-steroids film an edge-of-your-seat experience.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A '60s-set adrenaline rusher with top-shelf technical craftsmanship.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Verdict (2019) A female domestic abuse victim seeks justice through the nightmarish labyrinth of Filipino bureaucracy in Raymund Ribay Gutierrez's sure-handed debut.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2.5/4 87% What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2019) A rightfully fuming and attentive cinematic meditation that follows the delicate lives of a number of mostly black men and women in the American South.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/4 83% This is not Berlin (2019) A gutsy collection of 1986 specificities, Berlin might not have an obvious narrative punchline in the end, but it remains one hell of a nostalgic revolt throughout.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/4 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) While it doesn't break any new ground, there is plenty of vintage fun to be had with kids who feel their way through life's impending fears and live to tell the tale.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
46% Ode to Joy (2019) Humorless to a paralyzing extent, this joyless effort illustrates how a bad-on-paper idea can turn into something cringe-inducing onscreen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
100% Changing the Game (2019) Barnett gives the viewer a clear overview of just how tough transgender athletes have it in gender-segregated sports.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/4 99% For Sama (2019) The most harrowingly intimate and arguably, the best documentary to date on the Syrian conflict.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
59% Astronaut (2019) In the end, only a fraction of McLeod's ambitions sticks a landing. But "Astronaut" stays afloat with sweetness, thanks to a measured performance from Dreyfuss.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 88% The Great Hack (2019) Pondering individual data rights and the sinister side of widespread connectivity, co-directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer diligently inspect how our innocent likes and shares became the building blocks of Brexit and Trump.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
2.5/4 96% Firecrackers (2019) [Firecrackers] sizzles with the promise of a confident voice behind the camera.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/4 83% Crawl (2019) Crawl offers up an adequately engaging disaster package with storm and gator effects of gripping believability,‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/4 83% Midsommar (2019) A terrifically juicy, apocalyptic cinematic sacrament that dances around a fruitless relationship in dizzying circles.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
2.5/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) If only the half-baked story could also meet our expectations, or at least match the logic of the previous two Annabelle films.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2.5/4 62% Burn Your Maps (2019) Likable yet tonally untidy.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
100% Emanuel (2019) "Emanuel" demonstrates forgiveness is hard work that requires a divine-level of fortitude. Especially when it comes at direct odds with the ones you hold dear.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/4 89% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) There is a gentle, fable-like aura in Thomas Stuber's In The Aisles, which finds beauty and glimmers of hope in the drab and mind-numbingly symmetrical corridors of a German wholesale supermarket.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019