Adriana Gomez-Weston

Adriana Gomez-Weston
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Georgia born, Carolina raised, and now California living, Adriana is a film critic, marketing coordinator, and food lover who migrates between San Diego and Los Angeles. She's a fashion school defector, Twitter junkie, and bargain enthusiast. And she likes writing too.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7.5/10 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey emancipate itself from its predecessors, and exceeds them in every way. With a new director in Cathy Yan, and a new feminist vision, it makes a splash as a standalone film but gives hope for the future of DC and other comic book movies. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
6.5/10 86% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) It's a film both kids and adults can enjoy. The film is a heart-warming, and welcome change from Disney's other fare. It marks the beginning of a revival of Disney's creative storytelling that will hopefully be here to stay in the long run. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
70% Horse Girl (2020) A victim of genetics, Sarah follows in her grandmother's footsteps. Horse Girl's message is slightly muddled, but it allows Sarah to be a flawed hero in her own story. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7.5/10 88% Black Bear (2020) Black Bear is a thrilling, but claustrophobic and stressful experience. It dives into the recesses of the show business, and how far artists are willing to go for the sake of their craft. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
9/10 89% The Assistant (2020) In conclusion, The Assistant isn't an easy watch, but it's a necessary one. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
9/10 88% Zola (2020) The best person suited to the task of directing #TheStory, Bravo maintains the authenticity of King's voice and adds a stylistic flair that's a match for King's larger than life tales. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
8.5/10 71% Summertime (2020) The most unique aspect of this is that the ownership of this film is shared, with little pieces of each writer infused into the story. While Estrada's distinct voice is present, he makes sure to elevate the voices of his many novice actors. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
7/10 89% Jezebel (2019) Jezebel doesn't treat sex work as a last resort. It treats it as a normal occupation, free of stigma and tragedy. In under 90 minutes, Perrier overturns negative tropes, and uses her personal story to overcome a collective shame that exists in sex work. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
95% Hotel by the River (2019) Hotel by the River is a masterwork in fostering relationships between its characters. It is a testament to the beauty of the bond between not only parents and their children, but the bond between friends. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
6.5/10 No Score Yet Read it and Weep (2006) It's completely unrealistic and silly at times, but it's still fun. It stands as a reminder after all these years, all check your email attachments. You never know what you're sending out into the universe. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
6/10 71% The Cheetah Girls (2003) In the long run, the music is more memorable than the movie itself, but it's a pleasant reminder of a simpler past. I'll still bump "Girl Power" every now and then. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2019
5/10 67% Knives and Skin (2019) The plot is hard to describe, as it isn't always easy to follow. It intertwines a multitude of storylines, not all of which have to do with the titular Carolyn. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 97% The Garden Left Behind (2019) The Garden Left Behind is authentic, placing transgender talent in front of the camera. It's a step in the right direction, but at the same time, it tells us that there is still so much more to do. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
6.5/10 100% Philophobia: Or the Fear of Falling in Love (2019) The dating scene in Los Angeles can be hellish, but Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love takes kicks it up a notch. A stylish and intriguing debut, the film is a worthy watch as this holiday season takes off. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
9/10 95% Marriage Story (2019) Baumbach's latest feature, Marriage Story is perhaps his best work. Once again, Baumbach draws on the personal to create a poignant story that gets into the heart of why lovers go their separate ways. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
2/4 23% Zeroville (2019) The screen adaptation itself is meant to pay tribute to classic stars and the art of filmmaking, but "Zeroville" is a eulogy to what could have been. While cinema is a beautiful thing, the book's adaptation is a sad reminder of a fickle industry. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3/4 68% Joker (2019) Fueled by strong performances and a disturbing story, "Joker" is one of the most interesting movies this year. Regardless of the reactions to it, it will be something that's going to talked about for a long time. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
9.5/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) What Parasite does best is highlight the symbiotic relationship between the rich and the poor. Joon-ho has constantly shown the contrast between the social classes in his work, but Parasite takes the commentary a step further. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
8.5/10 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) "Dolemite is My Name" is a fun, care-free film that aims to showcase one of the most interesting men in the game. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
10/10 97% Knives Out (2019) If there's a case for a film that should be experienced purely with an audience, Rian Johnson's "Knives Out" would be a spectacular example. His latest feature is a deliciously entertaining, hysterical whodunit from start to finish. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
7/10 90% The Lighthouse (2019) Robert Eggers' film The Lighthouse is one of those projects that leaves you pondering if you're sick for liking it, but at the same time, you might feel bad if you don't. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
No Score Yet Badass Beauty Queen: The Story of Anastasia Lin (2018) Despite the many attempts to stifle Lin's message, she has emerged stronger...a documentary of which has been years in the making, and one that deserves to be seen. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
8.5/10 88% Ready or Not (2019) To some, money is the root of all happiness, and simultaneously, the root of all evil. In a world overrun by the rich and powerful, "Ready or Not" serves up a slice of supernatural justice. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
6.5/10 60% Them That Follow (2019) Its core message is one that shows the audience what happens when you place faith above all else, especially the well-being of those in your community. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar dives headfirst into the psychological terrors of codependency and the fear of being alone. The film is not scary in the traditional sense, but it's frightening in the fact that it sheds a light on the darkness of the human mind. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Adolescence (2019) While the ending of Adolescence is no fairy tale, it's optimistic and sobering. It teaches us that you can turn your life back around, and that love is something that doesn't allow the other to suffer. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/5 73% The Perfection (2019) It's the kind of ride that allows you to believe you're heading in the right direction, but then takes a sharp left turn for an unexpected detour. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2019
2/5 41% Where Hands Touch (2018) While Where Hands Touch has its tender moments, and manages to draw some teary eyes, its central romance becomes more outlandish as the film progresses, becoming borderline distasteful. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2019
3/4 71% Teen Spirit (2019) Teen Spirit isn't revolutionary, but it's a feelgood film that transports you to another realm. The singing sequences feel like music videos intertwined together, and the music pulses through the surround sound, creating a concert-like atmosphere. - Much Ado About Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 82% High Life (2019) The beauty of High Life is that it doesn't try to uncover the mysteries of the universe, but it does destigmatize the mysteries surrounding the human body. The existence of space is a miracle, but human life is something special to behold. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
No Score Yet A Million Hits (2018) A story of friendship, betrayal, and the desire for popularity, A Million Hits is a cautionary tale for those who don't choose their friends wisely, and keep the cameras rolling during the wrong time. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
100% Alice (2019) "Alice" is a film that chronicles a woman's emotional journey to reclaiming control of her life. One of this year's must-see films, "Alice" is a revelation for audiences, telling us that it's OK to choose the paths we take, despite what society tells us. - AwardsCircuit.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
100% Ekaj (2015) In her debut film Ekaj, Gonzalez was able to use her background to create a moving portrait of friendship, loss, and survival in New York City. While New York is often portrayed as a paradise for wayward dreams, the reality is often the opposite - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
90% Female Human Animal (2018) Female Human Animal is an intimate experience that follows its leading lady on her quest for fulfillment. Outside its documentary segments, Female Human Animal feels like dream. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
80% Elephants (2018) Elephants is an authentic film that channels the emotions of pain, love, and nostalgia. Drawn from the experiences of the writers Alex Hanno and Luca Malacrino, Elephants is an honest look at what happens to young love when you grow older. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) In his feature debut, director and long-time San Franciscan Joe Talbot and his friend Jimmie Fails have co-written a moving story of friendship, loss, and home in the Golden City. The film is based on the experiences of Fails (who plays himself). - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
63% Paradise Hills (2019) Paradise Hills taps into the imagination and proves that you can be the hero of your own story. A magical fairy tale, Paradise Hills embraces femininity and allows young women to be their own saviors at the same time. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
94% Divine Love (2019) In Gabriel Mascaro's latest feature Divine Love (Divino Amor), he finds a creative and engaging way to capture the essence of pure devotion on screen. Divine Love also creates a covenant between the ethereal and the erotic. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
74% Adam (2019) Along with screenwriter and novel author Ariel Schrag, Ernst manages to create a balance between the raunchy and charming at the same time. It's a feel good film, but in the most unexpected way. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
62% Native Son (2019) Brimming with a distinct, bold style, the imagery of Native Son wows. Every frame, every closeup shot pushes the narrative of the film's leads. The look and feel of Native Son flows like Richard Wright's words, and lingers in the mind. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
100% In Reality (2018) Nursing a broken heart from an unrequited romance, Ann Lupo channeled her emotions into a film which inspires the imagination and warms the heart. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
85% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience is not a flashy film by any means, but it makes up for it with pure, raw emotion. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
92% Set It Up (2018) Set It Up is one of Netflix's latest original films, and one of its best attempts. A tribute to the romantic comedies of yesteryear, Set it Up is filled with some modern twists, but it remains simple and sweet enough for a wide audience to enjoy. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
67% The Storyteller (2018) In his first narrative feature, Emmy-nominated director Joe Crump shows that you can depict magic without the ostentatious use of special effects to tell a story. You can use the power of storytelling, music, as well as the right actors. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) If Beale Street Could Talk is mostly comprised of pleasant memories between present instances of hardship. Between the experiences of a young couple in love, lies the tale of family coming together to beat the odds. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Hearts Beat Loud is not only a tribute to the joy that music can bring, but it is also a celebration of the bond between a daughter and her father. - The Cinema Soloist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
9/10 73% Assassination Nation (2018) In his latest film Assassination Nation, director and writer Sam Levinson taps into the nightmares of the Instagram and Snapchat generation. As the film opens, audiences are greeted with a trigger warning, which prefaces an hour and a half of pure chaos. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) This film could be best described as beautifully bizarre, a flavor of film for viewers with a very specific taste. Under the Silver Lake is a trippy experience through a mystical Los Angeles that I wish existed...minus the murder. - CC2K EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
61% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Following the controversial release of the show Insatiable, Sierra Burgess is a Loser provides a message about body positivity and shows that women that don't fall into the typical beauty standards are worthy of love too. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
22% An L.A. Minute (2018) An L.A. Minute proves that Kiersey Clemmons is a leading lady. She drives the film with her fearless performance. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018