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Laura Sinagra

Laura Sinagra
Laura Sinagra's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
27% Ash Wednesday (2002) With more swagger than Saint Pat on Snake Day, Edward Burns struts around 1983 Hell's Kitchen in search of a Sopranos audition. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 24, 2011
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006) [A] rather grating hagiography. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 20, 2006
33% Imagine Me & You (2006) ... though this lesbian-themed entry in the Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral category neatly accomplishes the genre's other requirement, the ability to double as travelogue, its players are availed of precious little wit. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2006
20% Rumor Has It (2005) Rumor had it this was gonna be a stinker, and it is. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 21, 2005
74% The Boys of Baraka (2005) The Boys of Baraka's heart may be in the right place, but its portrait of poor Baltimore kids selected to attend boarding school in Kenya is rife with suspect perspectives. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 29, 2005
94% Down to the Bone (2005) This film has an ear for the way moms talk to kids, a sensitivity to drug-sweetened intimacies, and an appreciation of the urgent nuance, not just the comedy, of recovery-speak. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 21, 2005
16% Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Be warned, when a fedora-sporting Godfather starts wheezing out pearls about violence begetting violence, you may die tryin' to stop laughin'. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2005
20% Derailed (2005) In terms of taut plot, Derailed doesn't exactly hold together either, but it's good at pretending it does. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2005
78% Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (2005) Beyond the buzz of iconoclasm, our explorers find a regular troubled marriage, only with three sides to every problem. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2005
75% Nine Lives (2005) The short-story glimpses aim for Carver-esque pang, though the script could have used some Lorrie Moore bite. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2005
28% Elizabethtown (2005) It's not a fiasco, but as the voiceover admits, anyone can fail. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2005
75% In Her Shoes (2005) We crave more of the rapid slang and secret code that, by excluding us, creates intimacy. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 4, 2005
64% Roll Bounce (2005) Unfortunately, despite the slamming soundtrack, their eventual rollerjam rivalry doesn't really get the blood up. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 20, 2005
72% Separate Lies (2005) Doesn't quite set motivations at the required angles. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 13, 2005
86% Junebug (2005) Morrison mostly succeeds in his attempt to show how secret knowledge can result in sudden violence as well as long-term, lived-in acceptance. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2005
35% Must Love Dogs (2005) That's it. I'm divorcing Diane Lane. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 26, 2005
82% Hustle & Flow (2005) There's something wrong with Hustle. A bad aftertaste, and not just the dry grit of Memphis dust, but something meaner. A feeling that Brewer's sensibility is way off. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2005
94% On the Outs (2005) The central trio handles the narrative burdens well. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 12, 2005
83% You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story (2005) Wolk's slack detective story follows Motel Records' search for Wilson, but the film's inquiry moves beyond him to highlight the righteous enthusiasm of champions at his new label and the still-puckish verve of Wilson's old friends. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 23, 2005
52% Yes (2005) Potter's anachronistic rhyme schemes tumble forth with an out-damned-spot verve that rages against irrelevance. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 21, 2005
64% Heights (2005) Cracking faults in these relationships occasion overwrought suspense: slow ascents of dark stairs, heavy silences, and surplus brow furrowing. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 14, 2005
84% Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) One foosball game in an American-flag-bedecked Bensonhurst basement leaves us yearning for more intimate portraits. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 10, 2005
0% Night of Henna (2005) Zee's twentysomethings seem to live outside the pop matrix that would give their temptations a more urgent, mall-culture sheen. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 19, 2005
14% State Property 2 (2005) Attempts at real ruggish posturing -- like that de rigueur sideways-gatted, full-body-exposure firing stance -- are just plain laughable. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2005
77% It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004) As the humor flags, It's All Gone Pete Tong starts to feel more like an exercise. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2005
60% Winter Solstice (2005) What makes Winter Solstice, a nice little Jersey vignette about a widower and his two teenage sons, so striking is writer-director Josh Sternfeld's respect for the verbal shorthand of family interaction. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 5, 2005
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005) As Agent Sam Fuller (some script doctor is grinning somewhere), King is called upon to routinely assault co-workers. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2005
38% D.E.B.S. (2004) 'Did you go to Dalton?' If you did, and played Buffy beer shots at your safety school, this one's for you. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2005
54% Face (2005) The movie never really finds a fresh groove. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2005
20% The Pacifier (2005) [An] unintentional fascist satire. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2005
16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) The film detours into an almost Miike-like torture sequence. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 22, 2005
50% Freak Weather (2005) Kinetic and sympathetic gutter picaresque. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 2, 2005
93% Travelers and Magicians (2005) As the journey progresses, the director conjures comedic, at times uniquely Buddhist tensions. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 26, 2005
88% Army of One (2005) If you can handle the truth, Sarah Goodman's entropic doc is as exquisite a basic training in banal U.S. Army culture as you're likely to find. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 26, 2005
96% Watermarks (2005) This account of the pre-Nazi glory and subsequent harrowing fate of the Austrian Jewish sports club Hakoah makes for a necessary corrective to Leni Riefenstahl's grudgingly admired Olympic myth-mongering. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2005
35% Imaginary Heroes (2005) The interior lives of Heroes' adults seem like wild guesses. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 18, 2004
84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) Director Alejandro Amenábar sidesteps legal polemics, but oddly doesn't aim for unflinching realism either, only hinting at the messy regimens that would underscore Ramón's claims of his condition's indignity. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 14, 2004
100% Veer-Zaara (2004) Director Yash Chopra manages to fight several culture wars while milking the melodrama. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 16, 2004
No Score Yet You See Me Laughin' (2002) It introduces us to the Fat Possum label's roster of self-taught players against a backdrop of poverty and otherworldly Delta remoteness. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2004
No Score Yet Five Sides of a Coin (2004) This survey is a well-meaning Nickelodeon pep rally. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2004
79% American Experience (2004) He may have 99 problems, but a glitch ain't one. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 2, 2004
93% Home of the Brave (2004) This doc recounting the tragic story of Viola Liuzzo, the only white woman killed during the civil rights struggle, doubles as a narrative of the nascent women's movement. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 26, 2004
87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004) Performances both lighthearted and smokin', backstage interviews, and archival footage projected on the hall's JumboTrons create an energetic gloss of blues history. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 19, 2004
15% Raise Your Voice (2004) All we can do is marvel at how the mighty -- Northern Exposure hottie John Corbett (as a weirdly flirty music teacher) and Risky Business babe Rebecca De Mornay (as Duff's frisky aunt) -- have fallen. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 8, 2004
90% Dig! (2004) [A] kinetic tale of the love-hate relationship between the Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor and the Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 28, 2004
61% The Last Shot (2004) Planned inanity never gets mad mad mad mad enough, and insider jabs like "I'm not a fake, I'm a director!" don't have the desired zaniness. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 28, 2004
45% Particles of Truth (2003) Transcends its own considerable self-indulgence with sweet, believably tormented performances. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 14, 2004
90% Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (2004) Moormann's film transcends A&E hagiography, and Dowd's spry egoism and science-hipster joie de vivre provide piquant icing. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 10, 2004
50% Other World (2004) It's too bad that Allouache's insurgent Islamists, into whose clutches Yasmine falls for a time, come off like Indiana Jones villains. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2004
73% Stander (2004) Hughes abandons the wealth-redistribution theme, morphing the movie into a mere buddy flick about amoral fugitives on the road. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2004