Laura Davis

Laura Davis
Laura Davis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): One Room With A View
Publications: One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 100% Your Face (Ni de lian) (2018) A triumph of contemplative cinema, Your Face is a gift... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 78% LoveTrue (2016) It is hard to tell whether this film is overworked or just careless. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Torrey Pines (2016) Both sweetly funny and heartbreakingly poignant, there is so much to love about Torrey Pines. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Student (2017) The Student is a subtler take on the opium of the masses than Four Lions, which offers a fresh perspective on the coming-of-age genre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Our Love Story (2016) For a debut feature, Our Love Story is a remarkably mature depiction of a forbidden love affair...Sadly, however, it often neglects to uphold consistency within its coming-out through-line. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Seat in Shadow (2016) More eccentric and Glaswegian than its forebear. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 97% Aquarius (2016) Aquarius is a middling effort let down by some unresolved metaphors, but redeemed by Sônia Braga's verve. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 80% Political Animals (2016) The documentary doesn't feel much more than a flat retelling of the history of same-sex marriage and would dry up without its four central personalities. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016) So raw, it speaks universally for the unresolved family conflicts that are common to all. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 100% Signature Move (2017) It's nice to see another story of minority women overcoming adversity through sport. If only there was a bit more. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 93% Neruda (2016) In terms of style and plot, the delight of this film is not in its destination but in its journey. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 83% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) Innovative aspect ratios and artful photography make I Am Not Madame Bovary a delight to watch, but it just doesn't leave enough to chew on. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 90% Walking Out (2017) Smith and Smith demand nuanced performances from the central pair which results in a credible story but nothing that hasn't been done before. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/5 100% Chasing Coral (2017) Best of all is the time-lapse imagery of the rapid death of these vast ecosystems. The discoveries made are astonishing; this is a call to action that delivers hyperbole after hyperbole. It must be seen to be believed. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 64% Bitch (2017) Bitch is an attempt to make a feminist statement that is just as punchy and provocative as its title. However, the central gimmick tires about thirty minutes into the feature... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/5 74% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Miguel Arteta and Mike White have nailed this one. Without a doubt, Beatriz at Dinner will become a talking point around dinner tables worldwide. If there was ever a film we need to see, it is this. Thank you Sundance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Yi Lu Shun Feng (2013) This cat-and-mouse thriller lacks thrills, its antagonists disappoint and one scene is simply insulting. Chung is overambitious in positioning his film between so many genres: a weak compromise, it's a bit all over the place...Rating: wtf? - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me (Slonce, to slonce mnie oslepilo) (2016) A work of minimalist beauty, a timely and faithful study of Camus's classic that has relevance to issues of today. The experimental style might not be for some but it certainly offers a lot to chew on. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 94% Newton (2017) Most of the film is entertaining enough, but it is a shame that some of it is sacrificed for some boring sentimental bits. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 58% Kaleidoscope (2017) A gripping investigation into how the impressions left by early childhood resurface late on in life, Kaleidoscope is just as thought-provoking as it is unsettling. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 96% Sami Blood (2017) A deeply respectful, yet upsettingly incendiary offering, Sami Blood is sure to make an impact when it lands. A very promising debut. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 94% My Pure Land (2017) My Pure Land is a glorious paean to the strength of female resistance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 43% Song to Song (2017) Song to Song is slightly disappointing. Rooney Mara's voiceover only offers empty platitudes and Ryan Gosling's romantic hero is sweet and endearing but ultimately quite boring. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 86% Okja (2017) A blockbuster for the small screen, Okja is ripe for laughs. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 88% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Serra's representation of a king as prisoner within his own body neatly subverts the tropes of historical dramas about royalty. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Lowery has achieved a work with transcendent impact. Fascinating in its representation of non-linear time, focalisation of narrative and meditation on grief, A Ghost Story is sure to cast its spectral presence long after the credits roll. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
5/5 82% Ava (2018) Ava is as stirring as it is macabre. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 70% Gemini (2018) This film is the murder victim of its half-baked screenplay. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 88% Makala (2018) The film's spiritual overtones are compelling, however, Makala risks alienating some audiences by its silencing and aestheticization of the subjects it depicts. It is still a blissful 96 minutes, nonetheless. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
5/5 93% Araby (Arábia) (2018) A highly nuanced work of lyrical realism, Araby is an instant classic. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Cargo (2017) A fascinating study not just of grief, but of the difficulty of working in such perilous circumstances. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 59% Bobbi Jene (2017) A whirling kinaesthetic biopic that celebrates the fierce, unglamorous work of one relentless woman. There's even a surprise appearance from Laura Dern! - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) Peter Mackie Burns' directorial debut is full of promise. Emily Beecham's performance makes up for some of the slightly hit-and-miss screenplay. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 67% 9 Fingers (9 doigts) (2017) A spectacular misfire...but is kind of enjoyable at the same time. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 74% Anchor and Hope (2018) Don't get sold into the light-hearted, bittersweet, sugar-coated casing of this film. David Verdaguer's scene-stealing performance simply can't save Anchor and Hope from its archaic representation of women. Who let this be made? - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/5 95% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) A vehicle steered erratically from drama to horror to fairy-tale, but this is movie that needs a seatbelt. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3/5 85% Beach Rats (2017) More in-depth characters could have made this Sundance indie less predictable. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 82% Brigsby Bear (2017) A videophile flick that is ripe for laughs although slightly self-congratulating. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 79% Dark River (2018) We are rewarded with sophisticated direction from one of the greatest (if not the greatest) living British filmmakers. Dark River is a tense two-hander that builds tension to the breaking point. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 96% Filmworker (2018) Candid and unsentimental, Filmworker is bound to leave an impression on the minds of any cinephile. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) There is a significant backstory that - although purposefully left ambiguous - is a detriment to an otherwise quite powerful period piece. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 89% A Ciambra (2018) An uncompromising coming-of-age tale from a director skilled not just in collaborating with untrained actors but in observing society. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Although the film is generally light-hearted and humorous it ends on a soberer note. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019