Laura Miller

Laura Miller
Laura Miller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate
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T-Meter Title | Year
68% The Glorias (2020) There are a thousand ways to thoroughly enjoy a not-especially-good film, and Julie Taymor's The Glorias offers up one of them. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
87% Shirley (2020) For all its inaccuracies and elisions, Shirley really does get at its namesake's ambivalence about domesticity and marriage. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
65% The Little Stranger (2018) The film just glumly proceeds. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Both actresses deliver vivid, tender performances; they generate all the movie's fire, but they're obliged to do it inside a chilly, ritualized framework, the aesthetic equivalent of a softcore mausoleum. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
45% Anonymous (2011) By attempting to weave the fancies of the Oxfordians into a coherent narrative, Anonymous does highlight the over-the-top melodrama inherent in anti-Stratfordianism itself. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2011
97% Love & Diane (2002) An intimate and finely textured portrait of several messed-up lives. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2003
50% The Safety of Objects (2001) Glenn Close leads a terrific ensemble cast in Rose Troche's haunting epic of suburban life, fueled by Barbie, Pop-Tarts and God's wicked sense of humor. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2003
83% Stone Reader (2003) What Stone Reader offers that's new is its portrayal of reading not as a supremely civilized and soulful activity but as a lonely, thwarting and sometimes painfully embarrassing one. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2003
57% Blade II (2002) Why spend $9 on the same stuff you can get for a buck or so in that greasy little vidgame pit in the theater lobby? - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2002
88% Pi (1998) The movie's low-budget look neatly matches the claustrophobia of Max's life, but the filmmakers have also devised some special shooting methods for certain scenes. These sequences -- breathless and jangly chases, for the most part -- look terrific. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2001
74% Finding Forrester (2000) A conventional stew of overblown, bogus emotion and rigged catharsis. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2001
22% Practical Magic (1998) Like the rest of this new breed of witch story, it's about sisterhood instead of the supreme allure of housewifery, but like all too many witch movies (old and new), it's really just a self-congratulatory paean to banality and shrunken horizons. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
58% City of Angels (1998) Although City of Angels sometimes dances perilously close to the line between romance and schmaltz, it never crosses it, a nifty maneuver when you consider that the story deals with both love and spirituality, two areas land-mined with cant. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
73% Last Days of Disco (1998) The pleasures in The Last Days of Disco come when the friends rant and quarrel and sulk and circle each other with an unstable mixture of need and resentment. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Mumford (1999) Mumford is a movie full of insightful moments, and some of them are even pure therapy. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Fargo (1996) The danger in portraying characters you consider significantly less interesting than yourself is that too much superiority and not enough affection can lead to a fatal snottiness. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Alien Resurrection (1997) Weaver obviously relishes playing this feral, sarcastic new Ripley, and her pleasure is infectious. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) Not even Stoppard is Shakespeare, and the end result resembles one of Neil Simon's middlebrow romps more than it does As You Like It. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
71% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) The movie fails to live up to its promise. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Rendezvous in Paris (1996) Rohmer proves that sometimes shriveled fruit yields the strongest juice, provided you squeeze hard enough. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
99% The Third Man (1949) It seemed like the creation of a sensibility terribly old and wise, and most of all very European; it was the very essence of world-weary sophistication. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
33% Girl 6 (1996) Instead of effervescent and mercurial, the movie is simply muddled. What happened? - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000