Laura Sinagra

Laura Sinagra

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul , Village Voice
Total Reviews:
139

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
27% Ash Wednesday (2002) " With more swagger than Saint Pat on Snake Day, Edward Burns struts around 1983 Hell's Kitchen in search of a Sopranos audition." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2011
75% True Stories (1986) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Aug 19, 2009
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006) " [A] rather grating hagiography." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 20, 2006
32% Imagine Me & You (2006) " ... though this lesbian-themed entry in the Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral category neatly accomplishes the genre's other requirement, the ability to double as travelogue, its players are availed of precious little wit." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2006
20% Rumor Has It (2005) " Rumor had it this was gonna be a stinker, and it is." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 21, 2005
74% The Boys of Baraka (2005) " The Boys of Baraka's heart may be in the right place, but its portrait of poor Baltimore kids selected to attend boarding school in Kenya is rife with suspect perspectives." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 29, 2005
94% Down to the Bone (2005) " This film has an ear for the way moms talk to kids, a sensitivity to drug-sweetened intimacies, and an appreciation of the urgent nuance, not just the comedy, of recovery-speak." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 21, 2005
16% Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) " Be warned, when a fedora-sporting Godfather starts wheezing out pearls about violence begetting violence, you may die tryin' to stop laughin'." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2005
20% Derailed (2005) " In terms of taut plot, Derailed doesn't exactly hold together either, but it's good at pretending it does." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2005
78% Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (2005) " Beyond the buzz of iconoclasm, our explorers find a regular troubled marriage, only with three sides to every problem." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2005
75% Nine Lives (2005) " The short-story glimpses aim for Carver-esque pang, though the script could have used some Lorrie Moore bite." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2005
28% Elizabethtown (2005) " It's not a fiasco, but as the voiceover admits, anyone can fail." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2005
75% In Her Shoes (2005) " We crave more of the rapid slang and secret code that, by excluding us, creates intimacy." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 4, 2005
64% Roll Bounce (2005) " Unfortunately, despite the slamming soundtrack, their eventual rollerjam rivalry doesn't really get the blood up." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 20, 2005
72% Separate Lies (2005) " Doesn't quite set motivations at the required angles." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 13, 2005
86% Junebug (2005) " Morrison mostly succeeds in his attempt to show how secret knowledge can result in sudden violence as well as long-term, lived-in acceptance." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2005
35% Must Love Dogs (2005) " That's it. I'm divorcing Diane Lane." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 26, 2005
82% Hustle & Flow (2005) " There's something wrong with Hustle. A bad aftertaste, and not just the dry grit of Memphis dust, but something meaner. A feeling that Brewer's sensibility is way off." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2005
94% On the Outs (2005) " The central trio handles the narrative burdens well." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 12, 2005
83% You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story (2008) " Wolk's slack detective story follows Motel Records' search for Wilson, but the film's inquiry moves beyond him to highlight the righteous enthusiasm of champions at his new label and the still-puckish verve of Wilson's old friends." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2005
52% Yes (2005) " Potter's anachronistic rhyme schemes tumble forth with an out-damned-spot verve that rages against irrelevance." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 21, 2005
64% Heights (2005) " Cracking faults in these relationships occasion overwrought suspense: slow ascents of dark stairs, heavy silences, and surplus brow furrowing." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 14, 2005
84% Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) " One foosball game in an American-flag-bedecked Bensonhurst basement leaves us yearning for more intimate portraits." — Village Voice
Posted May 10, 2005
42% Palindromes (2004) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Apr 30, 2005
0% Night of Henna (2005) " Zee's twentysomethings seem to live outside the pop matrix that would give their temptations a more urgent, mall-culture sheen." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 19, 2005
14% State Property 2 (2005) " Attempts at real ruggish posturing -- like that de rigueur sideways-gatted, full-body-exposure firing stance -- are just plain laughable." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2005
77% It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) " As the humor flags, It's All Gone Pete Tong starts to feel more like an exercise." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2005
60% Winter Solstice (2005) " What makes Winter Solstice, a nice little Jersey vignette about a widower and his two teenage sons, so striking is writer-director Josh Sternfeld's respect for the verbal shorthand of family interaction." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2005
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005) " As Agent Sam Fuller (some script doctor is grinning somewhere), King is called upon to routinely assault co-workers." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2005
39% D.E.B.S. (2004) " 'Did you go to Dalton?' If you did, and played Buffy beer shots at your safety school, this one's for you." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2005
52% Face (2005) " The movie never really finds a fresh groove." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2005
20% The Pacifier (2005) " [An] unintentional fascist satire." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2005
96% Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Mar 6, 2005
16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) " The film detours into an almost Miike-like torture sequence." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 22, 2005
94% Children Underground (2001) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Feb 13, 2005
50% Freak Weather (2005) " Kinetic and sympathetic gutter picaresque." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 2, 2005
93% Travellers & Magicians (2005) " As the journey progresses, the director conjures comedic, at times uniquely Buddhist tensions." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 26, 2005
86% Army of One (2005) " If you can handle the truth, Sarah Goodman's entropic doc is as exquisite a basic training in banal U.S. Army culture as you're likely to find." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 26, 2005
96% Watermarks (2005) " This account of the pre-Nazi glory and subsequent harrowing fate of the Austrian Jewish sports club Hakoah makes for a necessary corrective to Leni Riefenstahl's grudgingly admired Olympic myth-mongering." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2005
35% Imaginary Heroes (2005) " The interior lives of Heroes' adults seem like wild guesses." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 18, 2004
84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) " Director Alejandro Amenábar sidesteps legal polemics, but oddly doesn't aim for unflinching realism either, only hinting at the messy regimens that would underscore Ramón's claims of his condition's indignity." — Village Voice
Posted Dec 14, 2004
—— Veer Zaara (Veer-Zaara) (2004) " Director Yash Chopra manages to fight several culture wars while milking the melodrama." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 16, 2004
—— You See Me Laughin (2002) " It introduces us to the Fat Possum label's roster of self-taught players against a backdrop of poverty and otherworldly Delta remoteness." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2004
—— 5 Sides of a Coin (2004) " This survey is a well-meaning Nickelodeon pep rally." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2004
58% Fade to Black (2004) Village Voice
Posted Nov 3, 2004
79% Daughter from Danang (2004) " He may have 99 problems, but a glitch ain't one." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 2, 2004
93% Home of the Brave (2004) " This doc recounting the tragic story of Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman killed during the civil rights struggle, doubles as a narrative of the nascent women's movement." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 26, 2004
87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004) " Performances both lighthearted and smokin', backstage interviews, and archival footage projected on the hall's JumboTrons create an energetic gloss of blues history." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 19, 2004
15% Raise Your Voice (2004) " All we can do is marvel at how the mighty -- Northern Exposure hottie John Corbett (as a weirdly flirty music teacher) and Risky Business babe Rebecca De Mornay (as Duff's frisky aunt) -- have fallen." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 8, 2004
84% The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta) (2004) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Oct 6, 2004
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