Lara Zarum Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lara Zarum

Lara Zarum
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Mudbound (2017) Despite its often brutal realism, Mudbound isn't masochistic; it leaves room for hope, and argues fiercely for love.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) Too Funny to Fail, which is now streaming on Hulu, is a sprightly and hilarious look at what a title card calls "arguably one of the most spectacular failures in television history."‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig's directorial debut is a joy from start to finish, a warm, generous snapshot of teenage vulnerability and exuberance.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
95% One of Us (2017) The film is a nuanced and moving illustration of the dilemma facing doubting members of the growing Hasidic community in New York City, home to the world's largest population of Jews outside of Israel.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The film doesn't need to be given a dark twist like 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman; as with every fairytale, there's enough darkness in this story to begin with.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
50% Beaches (2017) A freeze-dried remake that'll leave you wistful for the fresh taste of the original.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) It's a tidy message, if not exactly the one 'Passengers' intends to send home: Man is bored, so man ruins woman's life.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
30% The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) The result feels less like a creative reimagining of a classic for a new generation and more like your mom threw you a Rocky-themed birthday party.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
82% Sausage Party (2016) By the time it reaches its, heh, climax with a storewide food fuck fest, any attempt at a serious critique of its interpretation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict feels a little ridiculous.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) A penetrating look at a fallen hero in the context of race and police brutality in Los Angeles and the country as a whole.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) 'Sorority Rising' is a broad summer comedy that has an unapologetically feminist message and is also hilarious. See? That wasn't so hard.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) 'Norman Lear' paints a picture of a long-lost time when a sitcom could start a national debate - because the entire nation was watching.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
No Score Yet Spring Broke (2016) Despite the film's promisingly cheeky beginning, it quickly settles into a fairly conventional documentary, and bypasses the opportunity to tell a more interesting and culturally relevant story about spring break.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) The "some" that everybody wants here is plainly sex, but the gang engages in enough undergraduate philosophizing to suggest that they're hoping to get more than just laid. ‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
81% Confirmation (2016) HBO's original film about the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings is a quietly powerful portrait of institutional dysfunction in the face of an uncomfortable truth.‐ Flavorwire
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
45% Me Him Her (2016) Me Him Her has an admirably buoyant energy but a murky message and shortage of laughs.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
50% Bleak Street (La calle de la amargura) (2016) Ripstein finds dark humor in his characters' diminished expectations, which sag so low they're subterranean.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2016
40% Body (2015) On the surface a typical exercise in horror-film cliché, Body turns out to be a far more thought-provoking creature, a parable of adulthood and a stinging indictment of white-girl privilege.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
100% Christmas, Again (2015) Christmas, Again is a low hum of a downer, but maybe that's appropriate. As one customer crisply tells Noel, "Christmas sucks."‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
33% Entourage (2015) It's a shame none of the women develop past sketches of angry girlfriends and no-name one-night-stands. Sexist, sure, but also a failure of imagination.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2015