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Josh Lasser

Josh Lasser
Josh Lasser's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IGN Movies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.9/10 28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon offers a cursory depiction of racism but never delves as deeply into it as it should, making it another missed opportunity.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
8.8/10 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Noah Baumbach succeeds in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) in fine fashion, delicately balancing serious issues with lighthearted moments - it is a movie that is equally adept at making the audience cry as it is with making them laugh.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
6.5/10 68% mother! (2017) Although Darren Aronofsky's mother! can be an exceptionally frustrating film, one never doubts that behind it there is a vision of what it all means.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5.7/10 37% Leap! (2017) Upon closer examination, the tale of empowerment is not a terribly strong one.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
7/10 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) While not as powerful as its predecessor, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a compelling documentary.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
5.2/10 89% Girls Trip (2017) Were the jokes in Girls Trip funnier it would be far easier to overlook the flaws which mar the experience. There are some laughs to be had in the movie, but the balance of serious elements and humor never feels right.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
6/10 45% Rough Night (2017) [Rough Night] offers some decent laughs and performances, but is mostly unremarkable.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
5.2/10 52% War Machine (2017) If, however, you're looking for insight you might be better off watching Dr. Strangelove again.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4.5/10 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) The movie's unwillingness to simply show what is happening, and its incessant desire to be clever and funny, go too far and become off-putting.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
6.2/10 88% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) I Am Heath Ledger feels like a glancing take on the actor. It takes us through his professional life, and some of his personal one, but it never provides a full picture of him.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
8.0/10 47% Sand Castle (2017) Sand Castle is a movie full of tension and fear and which makes sure the audience is right there with the soldiers throughout.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
5.8/10 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) No one can doubt that Antonina, Jan, and everyone else at the zoo underwent severe hardships; their accomplishment of saving hundreds of lives over the course of the war should certainly be acknowledged, but it is worthy of a better overall film.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4.8/10 72% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) It is perfectly content with its obvious and easy twists and never fully builds a deeper reasoning or logic to them. It is creepy mutterings and indistinct voices and ominous dialogue used in service of little more than their own existence.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
9.5/10 95% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) It is this delicate thing, capable of making an audience laugh and cry and smile all at the same time. It is not to be missed.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3.9/10 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The last movie in the trilogy is due out in a year's time so perhaps it will cause all that has preceded it to make more sense.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
9/10 98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) It is a wish upon a star fulfilled.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
8.3/10 85% Lion (2016) Lion offers a tale that is incredibly unique and yet, at the same time, utterly universal.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
7.5/10 84% Silence (2017) Sitting in the middle of Silence is a powerful, intelligent, moving, series of thoughts about how religions might change and shift and adapt when they move from country to country, from people to people.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
3.9/10 15% Collateral Beauty (2016) Collateral Beauty is a perplexing film, a movie that feels so excited to get to specific moments that it completely bypasses any logic on how such moments can be arrived at.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
7.3/10 87% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) Like Silver and Golden, it has the power to both attract and repel in equal measure, but manages to use both to seduce an audience.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
4.3/10 67% Frank & Lola (2016) There is, without a doubt, an intensity to the performances given by Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots... The result though is a movie that is unrelenting in its grim outlook.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
8/10 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) The Eyes of My Mother is haunting, beautiful, sad, and touching all at the same time.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
6.1/10 17% Man Down (2016) When it is at its best, Man Down is a powerful film, but it is a movie so caught up in the trappings of storytelling and a big reveal, that all too often it trips over its own feet.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
6.8/10 79% The Monster (2016) Bertino's film is a great setup but one which doesn't move forward from that setup in interesting ways.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
5.5/10 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) It is an oddity, one full of stiff acting, jarring camera shots, and a story that remains unsold.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
8.8/10 91% Elle (2016) Not only does Elle open powerfully, but everything that follows is equally captivating.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4.5/10 46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Even the crime itself fails to be clever or interesting, and the horrific bumbling of the characters carrying it out only makes the situation worse. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
6.7/10 29% The Whole Truth (2016) The movie tips its hand just a little too much a little too often, which takes what could be an exceptionally satisfying thriller and turns it into an acceptable one.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
8.0/10 100% Tower (2016) It is certainly a blurring of the lines between fact and fiction, but the result of Maitland's documentary is a new sort of truth of the University of Texas Tower shootings.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
9.2/10 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Although not an easy movie to watch, it is a powerful one, and well worth the emotional investment it asks of its audience.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
4.0/10 34% Masterminds (2016) The sentimentality, however, outweighs the humor, and even if the jokes were good it would become difficult to laugh because they are at the expense of this sad sack set of characters. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2016
7.3/10 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Berg and company do a stellar job showcasing the impact the events have on those who were on board the rig and their loved ones. The scope still feels too narrow, but it remains emotional and unsettling.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
9.1/10 83% Denial (2016) There are an incredible number of movies that have been made about the Holocaust and its aftermath. Denial rates with the best of them, digesting and presenting complex issues with nuance.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
5.0/10 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Winslet and Davis may be great together, but the movie spends so much time on so many other characters that this one outstanding element of the film is forced to take a backseat to a series of asides.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
3.9/10 19% Yoga Hosers (2016) The most basic problem with Smith's film is that it simply is not funny. The closest it gets is a handful of minor chuckles mixed amongst a much louder, more plentiful set of groans.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2016
6.9/10 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) It may start off exceptionally well, but by the end has become a bore.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2016
8.5/10 37% Max Rose (2016) The feelings Max had over his 65 years of marriage are something to which most people can only aspire, while the sense of loss that comes after is something everyone would like to avoid. Lewis manages to offer both of these things with a single look.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
6.1/10 88% Emelie (2016) Moments are individually well-crafted but don't always work in the context of the movie as a whole.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
4.8/10 60% War Dogs (2016) War Dogs never manages to live up to the absurdity it promises, nor paints a full picture of the two characters at its center. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4.8/10 61% The Lost Arcade (2016) The Lost Arcade is a documentary without focus.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
8.3/10 83% Imperium (2016) It may have some moments that are over-the-top, but its multifaceted view of both good and evil organizations, excellent performances across the board, and the near constant level of tension it imparts make it a great movie.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
6.1/10 88% Blood Father (2016) In the end, the negative aspects are too great and leave one wondering how things might have turned out if only for a few changes here and there.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
8.0/10 No Score Yet The Dwarvenaut (2016) Director Josh Bishop serves up a wonderful documentary about Stefan Pokorny, a Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master who has built a business creating models for his hobby.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
8.7/10 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Don't Think Twice is a beautifully realized movie. Its use of familiar comedic faces lends the characters something of an autobiographical feel, even if it's entirely fictional.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
7/10 58% Bad Moms (2016) The uneven tone is a problem, but it's something that everyone on screen does their best to overcome.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
5.8/10 70% The Infiltrator (2016) The Infiltrator has some great moments, many of which are early on in the proceedings... By the time the climax does occur, most of the good will the movie earns in those early moments has been squandered‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
7.0/10 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets is a frenetic ball of energy, a movie which doesn't so much get you to like it as it does beat you into submission. What's more, it wins.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
6.7/10 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) It is nearly impossible to watch Captain Fantastic as a dispassionate viewer - the questions it brings up about how to raise children and how to interact with the world at large are too important and too well displayed. ‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
5.7/10 10% Cell (2016) In fact, not much after the opening scene at the airport offers much in the way of surprise or horror. It all just keeps going - Cell never finds a great way to up the ante.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
7.5/10 53% The Purge: Election Year (2016) Election Year not only gives us the best story, set of characters and performances to date, but does a great job expanding on its point of view, even if doesn't always see that expansion through.‐ IGN Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016