Laura Bennett

Laura Bennett

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Globe
Total Reviews:
21

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 21 of 21
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
85% House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Without Russo, the mercilessness of the show's moral universe can be numbing. "Appeal to the heart, not the brain." It's advice that House of Cards itself might, at times, be wise to take. " — The New Republic
Posted Feb 14, 2014
89% Girls: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " It's to Dunham's credit that the show doesn't always need to be funny. At a certain point, we just want to see the girls, at last, grow up. " — The New Republic
Posted Jan 9, 2014
92% Community: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2014) " In season five we finally get the sense that the strictures of network comedy-making that have so tormented him [Harmon]-the push to wring broad demographic appeal out of an acutely personal show-have been lifted, to the show's great benefit, at last. " — The New Republic
Posted Jan 6, 2014
43% 1600 Penn: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " It makes Veep look as sober and factual as C-Span. Worse, it's a lot less funny. " — The New Republic
Posted Dec 17, 2013
90% Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Given that a show set in the '50s feels like the freshest take on sexual relations in awhile, it's easy to agree. " — The New Republic
Posted Sep 30, 2013
55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " It seems like a vision of what a good sitcom about the advertising world could be-less a spectacle of magic lightbulb moments than a looser, surrealist take on the absurdity of the creative process. " — The New Republic
Posted Sep 27, 2013
52% Clear History (2013) " Clear History was improvised from 35 pages of script. "You are such an asshole!" one Vineyard resident tells Flomm, which is the movie's main revelation. " — The New Republic
Posted Aug 12, 2013
100% Breaking Bad: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013) " The episode is riveting, as is the quiet power of Dean Norris's performance as Hank. " — The New Republic
Posted Aug 12, 2013
95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " Better characters could hardly have been invented." — The New Republic
Posted Aug 1, 2013
78% Arrested Development: Season 4 (TV, 2013) " Hurwitz's bid to make a new kind of comedy for the Netflix age is disappointing because it confuses darkness with depth and convolution with complexity. As with those rows of empty chairs at Lucille's trial, it is hard not to see what is missing. " — The New Republic
Posted May 31, 2013
76% Family Tree: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Family Tree makes for a somewhat baffling TV show. It is not quite a comedy because it is not particularly funny. There are at most a handful of moments that provoke more than a bemused smile. " — The New Republic
Posted May 10, 2013
90% Rectify: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It is numbing in the opposite way of a show like The Following. In its painterly human drama it forgets that subtlety is not the same thing as suspense. " — The New Republic
Posted Apr 23, 2013
81% House of Cards: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " But as a protagonist, he [Spacey] ultimately leaves House of Cards curiously cold. " — The New Republic
Posted Feb 5, 2013
90% The Americans: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " One of the key strengths of this very satisfying show is its dense, taut depiction of the marriage at its center. " — The New Republic
Posted Jan 30, 2013
26% Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " At first glance the show feels like little more than a bad Grey's Anatomy knock-off. " — The New Republic
Posted Oct 16, 2012
81% The Mindy Project: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " Mindy Kaling may be ditzy, but she never pretends not to know what she is doing. " — The New Republic
Posted Sep 25, 2012
53% The New Normal: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " If Murphy's portrayal of a gay relationship is well-worn comic territory, his new show is startling in a different way: its shallow, sentimental treatment of bigotry. " — The New Republic
Posted Sep 10, 2012
2/4 8% Post Grad (2009) " A disjointed patchwork of zany character sketches lacking in coherence and credibility." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 20, 2009
2.5/4 79% Throw Down Your Heart (2008) " Fleck is an ideal protagonist for a film about the adhesive power of music and inadequacy of speech. Even as the plot sags and he grasps clumsily for words, his fingers on the strings are almost momentum enough." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 9, 2009
3/4 79% Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere) (2009) " The sheer visual impact of In a Dream is breathtaking." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2.5/4 83% Lake Tahoe (2008) " It ultimately sags under the weight of its bloated silences and stagnant story line." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 11, 2009
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