Kevin N. Laforest

Kevin N. Laforest
Tomatometer-approved critic
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Montréal, Qc
Official Websites: http://extrabeurre.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Here's an operatic story about death and vengeance, preposterous and filled with clichés, but rather riveting if you enjoy the genre. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
96% The Irishman (2019) Here's a new Martin Scorsese masterpiece-another riveting gangster epic. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
65% Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Jay and Silent Bob Reboot won't change the mind of any hater. But if you're a fan, it's custom-made to make you have a good time. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Features a masterful performance by Joaquin Phoenix, almost on the level of The Master and You Were Never Really Here. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
60% Matthias and Maxime (2019) After the flop of The Death & Life of John F. Donovan, Xavier Dolan spectacularly bounces back with Matthias et Maxime, one of the best films of his career. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) The third act is wildly intense and insanely violent. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
21% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019) Dolan's most conventional film, and consequently the dullest. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Another tour de force by Quentin Tarantino. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) It's the kind of dark, disturbing, hardly consensual film that was more common in the 70s. In 2019, it's a miracle to discover something like that. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
39% The Dirt (2019) Some found Bohemian Rhapsody too clean, but no one will be able to say the same thing about The Dirt! [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
37% Glass (2019) It's not perfect. It's certainly not for everybody. But it's a rich, fascinating film, and I can only admire its originality and audacity. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
65% Suspiria (2018) Malgré ses qualités, non négligeables, ce remake demeure inférieur à l'original, comme c'est souvent le cas. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
81% Mid90s (2018) À la fois un jouissif 'hang out movie' à la Dazed and Confused et le meilleur film que Xavier Dolan n'a jamais réalisé, on sent surtout que Mid90s est du pur Jonah Hill. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) [Une] série B de luxe joyeusement bordélique et furieusement violente. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
70% Summer of '84 (2018) Un excellent divertissement, autant en tant que film d'ados que thriller. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) [McQuarrie] est devenu au fil des années un des meilleurs réalisateurs d'action de Hollywood, et son plus récent long métrage n'est rien de moins qu'un chef-d'uvre du genre. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Même sans l'effet de surprise, cette suite s'avère très réjouissante. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Avait-on vraiment besoin de voir tout ça? Probablement pas. Mais pour ce qu'il est, Solo livre relativement la marchandise. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Le ratio de gags hilarants semble beaucoup plus élevé dans ce second volet. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) L'apothéose de 10 ans de Marvel Cinematic Universe - ou du moins, la première partie. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Un fascinant hybride de drame psychologique et de film de genre, à la fois dense et minimaliste. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
91% Lowlife (2018) Croisement entre Pulp Fiction et Amores Perros, Lowlife est un sidérant thriller criminel teinté de mélodrame qui s'impose comme la plus incroyable découverte de l'année jusqu'à maintenant. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Une adaptation libre du roman qui en suit les grandes lignes et qui en capture l'essence, mais qui sait aussi s'en éloigner afin de devenir une uvre de cinéma à part entière. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
100% Fake Tattoos (2017) L'histoire d'amour demeure le coeur du récit, jusqu'à ce qui est probablement la plus belle scène finale du cinéma québécois de la dernière année. - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
No Score Yet All You Can Eat Bouddha (2017) 2018 est encore jeune, mais All You Can Eat Bouddha s'inscrit déjà comme une des oeuvres québécoises qui devraient marquer l'année. - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Even if it wasn't for the joy of seeing so many black faces on screen, it would be a must-see for its gripping plot, superb images, thrilling action and excellent actors. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
92% Phantom Thread (2018) Probably the most aesthetically pleasing film of the year. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
83% The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (2017) C'est une uvre immensément maîtrisée sur la folie des hommes et l'émancipation d'une jeune fille. - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
87% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) Un film à la fois dépouillé et complet, parsemé autant de gags et de gore que de poésie, de surréalisme et d'émotion, le tout étant admirablement mis en scène par [Robin] Aubert, qui déborde d'idées visuelles et qui les exécute toutes avec brio. - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [The Last Jedi] features some of the best drama, comedy and action of the whole series, as well as more visual invention than ever. [Full review in French] - Extra Beurre EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/4 85% The Master (2012) The latest masterpiece from Paul Thomas Anderson - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2012
68% The Expendables 2 (2012) It brings back everything that was good about the first movie and makes it truly great, then adds a whole bunch of extra awesome on top of it. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2012
4/4 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) One hell of an ambitious, provocative, epic picture. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2012
4/4 76% Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) A live-action cartoon of a Technicolor musical, in eye-popping 3D! - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2012
3/4 80% Familiar Ground (2011) Little by little, it draws us in nonetheless. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2011
4/4 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) The sharp angles and rough edges of Nicole Kidman's performance appear all the more vividly. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2010
4/4 91% The Fighter (2010) It does somewhat feel different than many other movies in the genre because of its very realistic, gritty, intimate approach. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2010
4/4 84% Black Swan (2010) Further establishes Darren Aronofsky as one of the true visionaries of contemporary American cinema. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2010
2.5/4 42% Faster (2010) An action thriller that, while flawed, still reminds us that, if he really wanted to, The Rock could still become the next Schwarzenegger. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2010
4/4 71% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) At his best, Gaspar Noé is so far ahead of everyone else that Enter the Void remains an absolute must-see, as flawed and exhausting as it can be. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2010
3.5/4 69% Never Let Me Go (2010) A sad, beautiful, thought-provoking picture that works on many different levels. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2010
3.5/4 No Score Yet A Letter to Elia (2010) As much, if not more about Scorsese as it is about Kazan. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2010
4/4 96% The Social Network (2010) Easily ranks as one of the best films of 2010, and David Fincher's best work this side of Fight Club and Se7en. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2010
2/4 72% Heartbeats (2011) What Xavier Dolan's sophomore effort lacks is a true sense of purpose. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2010
3.5/4 93% Incendies (2011) A Greek tragedy set against the backdrop of a war movie. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2010
3/4 72% Machete (2010) Worth seeing for fans of Rodriguez's brand of Tex-Mex splatstick. Just don't expect it to be anything more than what it is. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2010
3.5/4 65% The American (2010) Anton Corbijn is clearly more interested in mood, atmosphere and visual storytelling than in the plot. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/4 74% Piranha 3-D (2010) Like a Troma production with a bigger budget and a better-known cast, but just as much gore, gratuitous nudity and disregard for good taste. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2010
3/4 42% The Expendables (2010) Flawed, but the action scenes are as violent, ridiculous and over the top as you could hope for. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2010
3/4 78% The Other Guys (2010) Sloppy, slapdash and uneven, but hilarious nonetheless. - Montreal Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2010