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Lawrence Garcia

Lawrence Garcia
Lawrence Garcia's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 96% Wildlife (2018) Hardly a single moment over the runtime demonstrates a forceful, vigorous, or urgent vision.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) Just as Goodbye to Language acknowledged our inability to function without the structures and hierarchies that... come part and parcel with language, The Image Book does so with a visual lexicon of which cinema is but a part.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
67% Maya (2018) As in L'Avenir, the expected story art is continually actively overturned. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
C- 39% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) For the most part... the script hews to the typical dramatic contours of a marriage troubled by unemployment, unresolved anger, and alcoholism-pro forma stuff, too blandly treated to inspire much more than indifference.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Trial (2018) With The Trial, Loznitsa has orchestrated a move from historical survey to vicarious comprehension.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
100% Girl (2018) Dhont channels the usual concerns of adolescent coming-of-age stories into an intense, at times procedural bodily focus that draws equally from the specifics of her ongoing transition as from the rigorous demands of the Royal Ballet School Antwerp.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
90% Climax (2018) The director's technical bona fides, impishly tasteless humour, and predilection for shock effects are channelled into the most liberating, intensely physical filmmaking of his career.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
C+ 90% We the Animals (2018) Zagar seems to lack a coherent directorial perspective on Torres' story; he mistakes vérité-style handheld and frequent close-ups (mostly captured with wide-angle lenses) for genuine intimacy and engagement.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
85% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2018) Honoré's vision is less propelled by political agitation than by the personal negotiations of queer existence that ripple across its multi-generational cast. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
100% Mirai (2018) Unabashedly goofy, occasionally treacly, but often enchanting, Hosoda's film captures both the elasticity and rigidness of childhood.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
71% In My Room (2018) There's an evident pleasure the film takes in the act of learning, foremost.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
78% Dogman (2018) Garrone's camera often seems more interested in sordid escalation than genuine exploration.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
93% Burning (Beoning) (2018) It's a film that understands the power of suggestion-the force of a silent, fiery nightmare-and "rings to the very bones."‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
58% The House That Jack Built (2018) No mere exercise in sadism (or masochism), The House That Jack Built is an anguished attempt to stare into the pits of hell.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The resounding indictment -- of both the left and right alike -- is unmistakable.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
71% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2018) Equally adept with subtle, naturalistic sketches and well-timed bursts of emotion, Hamaguchi observes as Asako navigates her relationships across an elliptical seven or so years.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
88% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2018) Suspended between the transient and eternal, Bi Gan's is the kind of vision that fulfills that Lynchian exhortation for a film with "room to dream."‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
93% 3 Faces (2018) It's a distinctly Kiarostami-like setup, and the early sections, in which Panahi and Jafari interact with various villagers have a shambling, but generative quality.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
93% Mandy (2018) Cosmatos' vision is appropriately cosmic and apocalyptic, although its distended contemplations in the first hour can be somewhat trying, even suffocating.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
90% Climax (2018) A virtuosic, infernal evocation, it's as uncompromised a vision as any at the festival.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
92% Petra (2018) Bends both Greek tragedy and soap opera conventions into a superb formalist comedy.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
75% To the Ends of the World (Les confins du monde) (2018) Like Ulliel's vengeful Robert Tassen, scenes are often terse and laconic, punctuated by grim, graphic violence.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) A tableaux of gorgeous idylls alternate with passages of music and dance‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
61% Summer (Leto) (2018) What results is a discursive, shambling portrait so divorced from a sense of emotional reality that it simply dissipates into non-existence‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
61% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) By the halfway mark, it's evident that Everybody Knows possesses neither the fulsome pleasures nor burnished insight of its melodramatic contours‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 55% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) A strange, ingenious film.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
95% The Green Fog (2018) It demonstrates the act of creation as a perpetually reconstructive effort...‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/5 91% La La Land (2016) La La Land may not reach the greatness of the classic musicals that Chazelle clearly adores, but to borrow from J.K. Simmons' jazz taskmaster in Whiplash: good job.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Despite its modest trappings, 20th Century Women reveals itself to be a surprisingly ambitious, freewheeling exploration of a precipice moment.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
2.5/5 87% Jackie (2016) And yet, for every element in Jackie that's obvious and overplayed, there are stray, marginal details that manage to resonate, moments during which the pretense falls away and its amorphous stew of ideas finally coalesce. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
70% Happy End (2017) There's a flatness to the overall picture, here, that underwhelms.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) he meaning is clear; but because The Beguiled is also so frustratingly limited (though accomplished in many respects), its implications resonate unfavorably in more ways than one.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3.5/5 84% The Square (2017) But whether The Square is a masterpiece or complete garbage (or both?), at the very least, it's a pleasure to see a talented, confident filmmaker so committed to thinking outside the box.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me By Your Name is made from small wonder, all the more impressive for being so seamlessly fused to an overall, unified vision. ‐ Cineaste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017