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Elena Lazic

Elena Lazic
Elena Lazic's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Little White Lies, SciFiNow, Seventh Row, Cinema Scope

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) Grim and mean.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
85% Searching (2018) Among all of the films exclusively composed of images from the screens of computers and other such electronic devices, Searching stands out as the most earnest and the least silly - which doesn't mean it isn't also a lot of fun.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
89% Bodied (2017) Bodied is a brilliant deconstruction of liberal hypocrisy and nothing short of a must-see.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) As the film fully aligns with Camille and respects her emotions, her teenage problems feel like much more than superficial drama.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
97% Mandy (2018) Panos Cosmatos' Mandy...featur[es] some of the best Cage-isms in years.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/5 52% The First Purge (2018) This prequel answers many of the questions that such an insane concept raises, but exposition is the best thing the new film has to offer.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Although My Friend Dahmer does not resolve the impossible question of 'nature vs nurture', it approaches it with a humanity that is too often missing from such stories.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
43% Touch Me Not (2018) This would indeed be admirable, were it not for the shallow, pseudo-intellectual way in which the film approaches its subject, its characters, and by implication, its audience.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/5 19% Assassin's Creed (2016) Although this story of multiple timelines provides some interesting moments, the cryptic, excessive, often extremely muffled dialogue makes the film excruciatingly hard to follow.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
95% Gimme Danger (2016) As the story unfolds, Jarmusch's reverent approach to his subjects and relaxed sense of drama ends up underselling a band once considered not just groundbreaking but dangerous.‐ FACT Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Supa Modo (2018) Wainaina's film never cuts narrative corners or cheaply pulls on our heartstrings; rather, it lets the spirit of its lead character permeate it and structure it in every way.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) The film's brazen sexism is matched by the shameless unoriginality of the conspiracy theories and clues that take up most of its runtime.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 97% Mandy (2018) The film never abandons its love of the fantastic.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
83% Sauvage (2018) Sauvage's complex representation of love - from the ephemeral connections with sexual partners, to intense romantic passion - is less conspicuous than its frank portrayal of sex work and gay sexuality, but it is just as nuanced.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
5/5 92% Revenge (2018) Together with the many grotesquely gruesome moments of body horror, [the] aesthetic signals the film's tangential relation to reality, and turns Revenge into an overwhelming and unshakeable sensory experience.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Though the film provides none of the thrills expected, it is undeniably amusing - if only in an absurd, utterly mind-boggling way.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
3/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Despite...strangely misjudged moments, Love, Simon succeeds in navigating most of the pitfalls of the gay coming-of-age narrative and is ultimately moving and genuine.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
1/5 18% Death Wish (2018) Just watch the original instead.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
75% Lost In London Live (2017) This humour coupled with the film's dazzling technical accomplishments give it lasting value beyond its unique 'live' aspect.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
72% XX (2017) Framed by pretty banal animation, the film as a whole reflects a rather limited vision of womanhood, with three shorts focused solely on mothers. That XX proves patchy is a disappointment, particularly as it is a noble project.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins' authorial voice is resounding and strong and his determination admirable.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
61% Snowden (2016) Yet although Gordon-Levitt presence helps to keep us invested in the story, you'll be left wondering how this dull, overlong film might have turned out in the hands of a less bombastic filmmaker.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
82% Amanda Knox (2016) Rather, beneath the film's superficial status as a simple, factual summary of events, lies a tongue-in-cheek, cutting and ultimately chilling critique of sensationalism, selfishness and self-delusion.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
5/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Sensitivity and realism elevates the stakes of the film to such an extent that, combined with its playfulness and inventiveness, we can already safely call Tomb Raider one of the year's best action films.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 41% Mary Magdalene (2018) Although a rather elegant and serene interpretation of an eternal story, this film has little new or interesting to offer either to believers or non-believers.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Some interesting ideas, but ultimately just another film using sexual violence as a plot point.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
3/5 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Clearly conceived as a morality play, the awkwardly titled film is too contrived and predictable to efficiently deliver the emotional punch it aims for.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4/5 56% The Commuter (2018) From the incredible Godardian opening sequence to the final cheesy resolution, this is a total delight.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Long, tedious and not much fun at all. The ending is good though.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 35% Jigsaw (2017) Jigsaw isn't any less competent than the best of its predecessors, but it is little more than a capable rehash of things these films have done over and over.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
3/5 40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) This is not a great movie. But it's a fun one we shall remember fondly.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Atsuko Hirayanagi's directorial debut is the darkly comic story of a middle-aged Japanese woman in crisis.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
75% Mom and Dad (2018) What could have been a cynical, sadistic and cold deconstruction of the family unit-The Belko Experiment set in the home rather than at the office-is much more good-natured and straightforwardly enjoyable than this synopsis may suggest.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Suleiman Mountain (2017) A roller coaster ride that ends on a moving note of stillness. ‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
88% The Other Side of Everything (Druga strana svega) (2017) It's a vivid and nuanced portrait of a country too often judged from the outside, still divided by what happened, and conscious of the fact that there can be no easy solutions.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
100% The Judge (2018) Director Erika Cohn pragmatically and fairly addresses every side of the issue with inspiring assurance and clarity.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) A powerful blend of humour and anger.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
100% The Seen and Unseen (2017) A beguiling journey between the realms of the physical and the imagined. ‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Rarely has a combination of filmmaker and subject been so thrillingly perfect.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
95% Zama (2018) Out of the hypnotic rhythm of the film regularly bursts the harsh violence of colonialism. ‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
73% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) This singular musical gloriously combines gorgeous beachside settings, idiosyncratic non-actors, beautifully low-key singing, and heavy metal for one of the most joyous experiences the festival has to offer.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2/5 34% American Assassin (2017) Kitsch's performance is almost indistinguishable from O'Brien's, and there is no sense that one character is more insane or evil than the other.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
31% Salt and Fire (2017) ... sure enough Herzog's continued thematic exploration of the often fraught cohabitation between man and nature comes through.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
94% First Reformed (2018) What keeps us alert as viewers is not the slow disintegration of this man's faith, but the deep ambiguity about where the film's sympathies actually lie.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 87% Wind River (2017) A terrible shame to use such an interesting setting for such a conventional story.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
1/5 41% Death Note (2017) A project that feels both overdetermined and underdeveloped.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Not even bad enough to be fun.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) [Huppert] carries the film through its most surprising and heart-wrenching moments. ‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
94% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Being 17 cleverly embraces its own silliness in a way that is both reassuring and endlessly pleasurable. ‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
94% Strike a Pose (2017) Strike a Pose is very direct and gripping in how it addresses "the closet" and the sometimes traumatising emotions it may create.‐ Seventh Row
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017