Laura Birnbaum

Laura Birnbaum
Laura Birnbaum's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
Publications: Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% United Skates (2018) This is a film that paints a humanizing portrait of an endangered form of expression, risked at the hands of the micro-racism and economic tribulations faced by the African-American community. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
100% Mario (2018) The tender romance at the center of the film is driven in large part by Hubacher, who shows a great deal of emotional brevity from start to finish. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
88% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2019) While charm abounds, these promising moments are spaced sparsely throughout the film's weighty runtime and ultimately left me wanting more from this well-intentioned drama. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
85% Friedkin Uncut (2019) The film's focus on the work of its subject and desire to learn more from it is what really makes it worth watching. Come for the exorcisms, stay for the jokes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
88% Moka (2017) Moka is fascinating in its own way. It's a film that, despite my misgivings, I couldn't quite get myself to look away from. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
54% 47 Meters Down (2017) 47 Meters Down is a film that gets completely lost in the depths of its miniature ocean and ultimately becomes beholden to its shallow, Sisyphean script. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
75% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Sex is officially scary again. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
78% The Little Hours (2017) Nunsploitation is a sub-genre of film that I had not been privy to until last week, and I feel all-the-better for having been subjected to it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
80% Closet Monster (2016) If you didn't think a hamster voiced by Isabella Rossellini could make you cry, think again. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2016
73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) The Blackcoat's Daughter is part of the new-wave horror that diverges from the assembly line and strays from overpitched archetypes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
26% Colonia (2016) What Colonia attempts to do is admirable, though it unfortunately comes up transparently empty. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
3.5/5 88% Don't Breathe (2016) Don't Breathe is interlaced with moments of terrifying brilliance and grounded in primal scares that demand your attention. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
91% Elle (2016) Elle is a bewitching film that wishes to engage with its audience, provoking both disquieted gasps and uncomfortable laughter in the most untimely and opportunistic moments. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016