Lauren Veneziani

Lauren Veneziani
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Lauren Veneziani is a film critic in the Washington, DC metro area and Baltimore, MD. She's been reviewing films and interviewing talent for WBAL-TV for the past two years and her reviews can currently be seen on WBAL TV every Saturday morning. Lauren first found her passion for film after seeing Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" at a young age. Ever since, she's been an avid movie watcher, reviews on a weekly basis and interviews actors and directors. Lauren loves movies so much she even tolerates and sometimes enjoys the bad ones. Lauren is a voting member in both the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. She lives in the DC Metro area with her husband Kevin and their dog, Oscar.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 26% Voyagers (2021) Voyagers succeeds because of the convincing performances from Lily-Rose Depp, Tye Sheridan and Fionn Whitehead. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) I personally missed the campiness of the original film, but loved the epic fight sequences in this film! - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2021
4/5 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) It's a miracle this film was released 4 years later! ZS's Justice League will be remembered forever in cinema history - pleasing current DC fans and attracting new ones! - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
4/5 37% Cherry (2021) Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo are exceptional in this film, with a very memorable score and incredible cinematography. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
3/5 49% Coming 2 America (2021) I wanted to love this movie, but it just was not as funny or as heartfelt as it could have been. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
4.5/5 69% Moxie (2021) Director Amy Poehler gives beautiful life to Jennifer Mathieu's novel, while Hadley Robinson is memorable in the lead role. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/5 75% The World to Come (2021) Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby showcase the importance of friendship and romance in struggling times for women. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
3.5/5 72% Flora & Ulysses (2021) Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz and Matilda Lawler give delightfully funny performances in this film about the unexpected, love and loss. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/5 70% Land (2021) Robin Wright's directorial feature film debut is one of gorgeous landscapes and showcases the power of human connections. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021
5/5 80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) One of the best comedies ever made. I'm serious. I've seen it four times now and I've never laughed harder. Jamie Dornan in more comedic roles please! - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4.5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya give performances in a film that will be talked about for years to come. In theatres & HBO Max! - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 54% Fear of Rain (2020) The entire cast give impeccable performances in this psychological thriller with stunning cinematography. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 79% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) Lana Condor and Noah Centineo are as lovely and charismatic as ever as Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky in this final film of the rom-com trilogy. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4/5 72% Palmer (2021) Justin Timberlake and Ryder Allen are a joy to watch together in Palmer. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
4.5/5 57% Malcolm & Marie (2021) John David Washington and Zendaya deliver beautifully raw and heartbreaking performances in this gorgeously shot black & white film. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
4.5/5 85% Our Friend (2020) Dakota Johnson, Jason Segel and Casey Affleck are incredible together in this movie that shows how vital our best friends are. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3.5/5 67% Penguin Bloom (2021) Naomi Watts and Andrew Lincoln bring this beautiful true story to life, set in stunning Australia. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3/5 41% Locked Down (2021) Despite Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor having a good time, the plot unravels too much at the end to the point of ridiculousness. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
4/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Regina King's film about this fictional night is is gorgeously shot and well-acted. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3.5/5 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Chloe Grace Moretz gives a convincing and popcorn fun crazy performance in this film about a true heroine. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
4/5 45% Fatale (2020) Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy are exceptional together in this erotic thriller by Deon Taylor. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
4/5 75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn give two of the best performances of their careers in Pieces of a Woman. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
3.5/5 88% News of the World (2020) Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel's father-daughter chemistry is instantly likable and the heart of the film. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
4.5/5 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed leads this film about loss and addiction. The sound mixing and editing in the film was so incredible that it actually made me feel uncomfortable. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
4.5/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Chadwick Boseman's performance is everything in this film. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
4.5/5 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Carey Mulligan delivers a career-best performance in director/writer Emerald Fennell's stunning thriller about vengeance. Bonus points for using Britney Spears' TOXIC too. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
3.5/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Director Patty Jenkins' sequel doesn't live up to her first film, but seeing Gal Gadot back as Diana Prince and Wonder Woman is a true treat. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
4/5 95% Soul (2020) A Pixar film that tackles mental health, depression and the meaning a life...seriously it does. Watch Soul! - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
3/5 25% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Despite Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt's charisma, this Irish-set film just doesn't have the charm or heart that it should. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/5 94% Love and Monsters (2020) Dylan O'Brien trekking through 80 miles of monster-invaded land to find his girlfriend...sign me up! - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/5 54% The Prom (2020) Nicole Kidman singing ZAZZ is what I needed in my life right now. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/5 66% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Having Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn play Mr. and Mrs. Claus is total dream casting. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
4.5/5 83% Mank (2020) One of the most stunning films of the year with memorable performances from the entire ensemble. A 1930s-1940s Hollywood dream. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/5 69% Ammonite (2020) Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan give exceptionally raw performances in this gorgeously set romantic drama. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 68% Godmothered (2020) Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher are cute as can be in this visually stunning sweet family film. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
4.5/5 83% Mank (2020) One of the most stunning films of the year with memorable performances from the entire ensemble. A 1930s-1940s Hollywood dream. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 45% Fatman (2020) Mel Gibson plays a non-traditional Santa Claus in this R-rated dark comedy and I was here for it. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
3/5 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Amy Adams and Glenn Close give memorable and uncanny performances. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
4.5/5 82% Happiest Season (2020) Clea DuVall's romantic comedy is one that I will now watch every holiday season. Dan Levy's monologue to Kristen Stewart made me sob. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
4/5 66% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Having Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn play Mr. and Mrs. Claus is total dream casting. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 83% Freaky (2020) Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn give hilarious and convincing performances in this dark comedy. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 84% Let Him Go (2020) Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Lesley Manville made this one of the more memorable films I've seen this year. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
4/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) A welcome and refreshing take on the Sherlock Holmes story, Helena Bonham Carter is a true highlight. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 54% Hubie Halloween (2020) Shot on location in Salem, MA, the Halloween themed production design is fantastic, I had a smile on my face the whole time. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 79% Charm City Kings (2020) A fantastic performance from Jahi Di'Allo Winston in this Baltimore based film. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 49% The Witches (2020) Anne Hathaway's perfectly campy and unique performance makes this film a new Halloween staple. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) The dance scene with Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova is one of the funniest movie scenes I've ever seen. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
2/5 39% Rebecca (2020) Despite the ideal casting of Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas, this is a film that ultimately didn't work out in the end. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 13% After We Collided (2020) Director Roger Kumble brings this second installment of Anna Todd's series to life in a way fans of the books have been dreaming about for years. - WBAL-TV (Baltimore) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 85% Work It (2020) Sabrina Carpenter, Liza Koshy and Jordan Fisher give excellent performances in this movie about dance, passion and following your heart. - DC Film Girl EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020