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Laura DeMarco

Laura DeMarco
Laura DeMarco's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Strutting along with glam rock boots, flared jeans and laid back vibes, the carefree era of ABBA comes happily alive in director Ol Parker's vision.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Disappearance (Verdwijnen) (2017) [Rifka] Lodeizen is stunning as the driven woman in this quiet, yet powerful family drama. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A No Score Yet Júlia ist (2017) Embodied by the wonderfully natural [Elena] Martin (who stars and directs) [Julia] finally begins to chart her own life. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Somewhere along the way, though, the journey becomes more about [Paula] finding herself in [Leonor] Serraille's beautifully filmed, touching and funny ode to young women and Paris.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A 90% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) As a pretty American Jewish lawyer investigates, the tale turns dark - but never hopeless. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
A 100% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) The interlinked stories are full of whimsy and childhood wonder that will delight the young - and young at heart.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
A 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) [Diane] Kruger carries the film with both pathos and fierceness.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
A 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Marina, however, lives up the title. She truly is a "fantastic woman" - facing her abusers with toughness, sass and even compassion as she quietly fights - alone - for simple dignity‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
A 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) "Peter Rabbit" is a charming children's film that captures the magic and whimsy of Potter's books while transporting those well-dressed rabbits to modern England.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Marmalade-loving Paddington will sweeten the day of anyone, young or just young at heart, in this delightful sequel.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
A 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The second collaboration between [Paul Thomas] Anderson and [Daniel] Day-Lewis is a masterful, gorgeous and provocative work of art.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
A 89% I, Tonya (2018) [Craig] Gillespie's film is a hilarious, heartrending masterpiece -- a comedy, tragedy and drama of Shakespearean proportions with teased hair and sequins.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
A 85% Wonder (2017) [Jacob] Tremblay is fantastic in the role.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ 99% Lady Bird (2017) The ordinary has become special thanks to the vision of these three women.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) But even if you see it coming, it's a treat watching how the quirky detective gets there. As is the rest of this delightful voyage.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
A 91% Human Flow (2017) A stunning, provocative meditation on the state of a world in which such a staggering number of men, women and children are without a state, home or basic human dignity.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
A- 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Who wouldn't want to spend one more magical day in the Hundred Acre Wood?‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
B 84% Loving Vincent (2017) An innovative, vibrant film that seems to spring from the screen in the same energetic brush strokes as the iconic Dutch artist who took his own life in 1890.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
A 96% The Florida Project (2017) Rarely has such a heartbreakingly innocent portrait of childhood been portrayed on film.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
B 22% Woodshock (2017) While Woodshock may not completely hold together at the seams, it's a dreamy, gorgeous concoction that is never not a pleasure to look at.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
A- 79% The Oath (2016) The Oath is a philosophical drama that asks is it right for a father to go to such lengths.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
A 80% Dave Made a Maze (2017) "Dave Made a Maze" is totally unique.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
B 89% Maudie (2017) Hawke does his best to convey both Everett's brute nature and love for Maud that grows as they age. But it's Hawkins who really shines in this unaffected film, full of poetic Canadian seaside vistas.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
A- 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Though not as hilarious as the Minions movie -- except for a gleeful Minions jailbreak sequence -- there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments in this wacky and good-hearted but not saccharine comedy.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
A- 74% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) The inestimable Christopher Plummer stars as the aging and disgraced Kaiser, and it's worth seeing the film for him alone.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
A 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) I, Daniel Blake, is a film imbued with dignity, grace and great sadness -- as well as a bit of humor and a lot of anger.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B 45% The Dinner (2017) Coogan, in a broad American accent, is perfect, and perfectly unlikable as the increasingly unhinged Paul. Linney is steely as his wife, while the usually excellent Hall recedes to the background with her smaller role. Gere steals the show, though.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
A 83% The Fixer (Fixeur) (2016) Director Adrian Sitaru's latest is a powerful, neo-realist tragedy for the modern world, deeply upsetting, but a must-see.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
B- 80% Aloys (2016) Director Tobias Nolle's first full-length film is a tense, dark thriller that delves into contemporary issues of digital isolation, technology, surveillance and privacy.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
A No Score Yet The Library Suicides (Y Llyfrgell) (2016) Nothing is at it first seems in this dark thriller that ends with a fantastic twist few fans will see coming.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
A- 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) [Condon] doesn't try to update or alter the classic tale. Instead, he hews close to the Disney original but makes it larger than life -- more sumptuous, more beautiful, more romantic, more extravagant and yes, darker.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
A 98% Kedi (2017) Though Kedi has no narrative, Torun does tell a story of a city in flux through these cats and people and urban vistas.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
A- 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) This gorgeously drawn movie is much more than a children's film. It's a meditation on the very meaning of existence, identity and love.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
A 96% Paterson (2016) Paterson is a keen observer of the meaning the mundane. As is Jarmusch's poetic film.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
A 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) It is one of the most real, heartbreaking films you'll see. Lonergan's elegiac story is brutally honest -- and brutally real.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
A 82% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Watching Oasis: Supersonic made me remember just how great the British band really was.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
A 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) It may not be what viewers expect from Park Chan-wook -- it's even better.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
B 83% Denial (2016) Denial is an important story. Denial is a noble story. Denial is a true story that should be heard. Unfortunately, "Denial" not a very interestingly told story.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
B 50% London Town (2016) It's no "Clampdown" or "Radio Clash," but London Town is an enjoyable ride through the late '70s with Joe Strummer sitting shotgun.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
A 78% American Honey (2016) Often, it's bleak. But Arnold is not a nihilist. She shows the decent and kind side of everyday Americans, too, just when viewers might expect the worst.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 34% Masterminds (2016) This comedy of criminal errors is played with wonderfully zany, black, slapstick humor.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
A 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) The Queen of Katwe is a sports movie for people who don't like sports movies. A tearjerker for those who don't like tearjerkers. An inspirational story for those who don't like inspirational stories.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
B- 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) With his peculiars, Burton has summoned up some very memorable screen characters and images. It's too bad the rest of this flat action film isn't peculiar enough.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
B 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Washington, who plays Chisolm as a confident but thoughtful leader who uses his brains as much as his guns, and Hawke, as the troubled PTSD-struck Robicheaux, are especially impressive.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
A 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo is ultimately a joyful film -- a treat for the eyes and heart.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
A 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Delightful, hilarious, wonderfully entertaining... and sometimes a bit sad.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
C 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Just as in the fashion industry Refn's story of a young model ingénue critiques, there's not much there beneath the glossy, admittedly gorgeous and gory surface.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
A- 94% Finding Dory (2016) It's a lovely trip, with the swirling sea and rainbow-hued sea creatures as gorgeously animated as you would expect from Pixar.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
B 82% Viva (2016) Every scene is a frame-worthy picture. In a neorealist film, this might trivialize the characters' genuine poverty. But the stunning look is fitting in this ovation-earning melodrama.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
B+ 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) A Bigger Splash is a smart, suspenseful, sexy film for thinking adults -- not your usual summer movie, but a scorcher nonetheless.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016