Lauren Terry Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lauren Terry

Lauren Terry
Lauren Terry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is a larger-than-fiction experience that challenges audiences to see the difference between diversity as a numbers game and the splendor of a piece of art that was created for everyone by everyone.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) It's clear that Anderson didn't make a period piece; he made a movie that looks like it was made in the 1950s.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2/4 22% Woodshock (2017) It's more fever dream than thriller, but permafry has never looked prettier.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) It's a moment in history worth retelling... ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2/4 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) Those seeking the heart-pumping adrenaline of a summer shark flick won't be disappointed.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/4 88% Soul on a String (2017) Striking widescreen shots of ochre deserts and verdant landscapes help blend the lines between magic realism and classic man-on-the-run format, if you have patience for the two-and-a-half-hour viewing to take it in. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The first non-Japanese animation from Studio Ghibli is a simple fable on paper, but this heart-rending depiction of a man stranded on a desert island is a tour de force in visual storytelling.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 98% Kedi (2017) The artful shots of Istanbul and moving observations from the locals elevate this cat-lady porn into an intimate portrait of a multicultural metropolis and its take on our relationship with animals.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 74% Suntan (2017) It's cliché down to the montages of dreamy Vespa rides, but director Helmer Argyris Papadimitropoulos' tale of sun-kissed midlife crisis gets a lot darker than tan lines.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (2016) Director Yoji Yamada spends a long time on memory lane, spelling out the mourning process for a solid two hours. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2/4 93% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) Detailing the bizarre chain of events is overwhelming at times, with too few court sketches to represent a rapid-fire cross-examination.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) It's a stirring testament to humanity when the patient voice of the marine patrol addresses the panicked refugees on their boat's radio.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Dead Slow Ahead (2015) Director-cinematographer Mauro Herce reveals no destination or obvious terror, but the cold, quiet isolation on the barren deck is alien.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
B+ 76% Split (2017) The combination of James McAvoy's riveting performance as Kevin... and The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy as a sullen teenager he kidnaps, make the perfect tinder for M. Night Shyamalan's take on the abduction thriller genre to ignite.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C+ 38% Why Him? (2016) Franco might as well be a grinning, swearing dashboard ornament, but at least former Malcolm in the Middle fans can look forward to a very Hal reaction while on the sensorily precise Japanese bidet.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
B+ 92% Southside With You (2016) Tanne focuses on showing who they are, not telling us through wordy dialogue. By filling in the blanks with the political landscape, the scope of this one date night broadens to capture the spirit of Chicago in the summer of 1989.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
C- 53% The Purge: Election Year (2016) Election Year is the best of the trilogy in terms of visuals and concept, but the idea of the Purge itself is losing edge as real-life mass shootings screen regularly.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
C 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Writers Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O'Brien rely on the dynamic between Efron's straight man and DeVine's screeching tantrums, but their lack of comedic chemistry fails to carry the simple storyline.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
C+ 78% The Shallows (2016) Once you make it past the ill-fitting techno music as Nancy paddles into the break and a hungry shark strands her on a rock, the film grows into a decent thriller.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
B+ 95% De Palma (2016) It's De Palma's breakdown of the unwritten laws of Hollywood and his demystification of filmmaking technique that make this an important film for any moviegoer.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 97% Love & Friendship (2016) To call this adaptation of Jane Austen's early novella Lady Susan "a breath of fresh air" would not do justice to director Whit Stillman's vicious comedy of manners.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
C+ 44% 3rd Street Blackout (2016) There's enough warm fuzziness to light up the East Coast, but the sentiment drags down the comedic timing of Farsad's snappiest jokes.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
B+ 73% The Ones Below (2016) This suburban nightmare is a testament to the horror of implication, drawing on the vicious politeness of middle-class aggression rather than blood and gore.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
B 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) While a handful of scenes approach John Waters levels of obscurity, you're going to need to get properly stoned to roll with a version of feminism that empowers girls to bro out.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
B 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) Though the subplot of Doris' hoarding jumps between hilarious and depressing too jarringly at times, Field nails the anxiety of an overwhelmed senior when a single pencil is moved from its usual place.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
C 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Predictable training montages aside, this is a prime opportunity for Winter Olympics buffs to nerd out on high-definition wipeouts.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
C- No Score Yet The Throne (2015) The story is shocking enough without the excess scenes of melodramatic rage from every character. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 87% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) Although the Idol craze has faded in the West, it's a refreshing reminder that no matter where you're from, everyone can relate to the dream of becoming a rock star who makes his or her people smile. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
A 80% Evolution (2016) The stunning wide shots of the rocky beach and stark village create an otherworldly isolation that magnifies the feeling that something very shady is at hand. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B+ 89% The Lady In The Van (2015) Despite this kid-friendly, Disney-style version of homelessness, Smith gives a genuine performance as a misunderstood woman suffering from PTSD, proudly grasping her grimy layers of clothing, and her opinions, with blunt conviction.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
B+ 94% Room (2015) Director Lenny Abrahamsson brings out the underlying dynamic of sanctuary versus prison with flying colors, aided by Jacob Tremblay's sincere, wonderstruck performance as little Jack. ‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
A 94% Amy (2015) Even if you followed Amy Winehouse's career, it's hard to keep from crossing your fingers for a different ending while watching Amy.‐ Willamette Week
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015