Manuela Lazic Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Felix Van Groeningen's film gives Carell plenty of space to use his dramatic chops and convince anyone who wasn't already persuaded that he can make us cry as much as he can make us laugh.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) The Kindergarten Teacher is purposefully not a comfortable watch, but it satisfies in many ways. Not only is its central character an imperfect woman, but she also expresses her palpable rage in a strange and fascinating form of intellectual violence.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
73% Candyman (1992) One aspect for which Candyman doesn't get enough credit is the brilliant way in which it uses the cliché of the average-looking and arrogant college professor...‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
92% Support the Girls (2018) Where Support The Girls surprises and moves is in its refusal to settle for an easy dichotomy between Lisa's idealism and the world's (and the work's) essential, inescapable bleakness.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) ...remarkably personal, and has its director's cheerful and down-to-earth personality. It could have done without a few bumps in the road, but Mid90s breezes through pleasantly.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
89% Green Book (2018) Farrelly elevates this real story from a funny anecdote to a moving and thought-provoking fable about the difficulties of being a full person in a multi-faceted world.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 84% The Wife (2018) An intelligent drama that treats its disempowered heroine with the respect she deserves.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
88% First Man (2018) Gosling's natural charm, often on display in comedies, is again underutilized in favor of a macho blankness, and Chazelle's style is just as uninspired and detached, to often distasteful and manipulative effect.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% High Life (2018) High Life is a film from the outer reaches of the mainstream, confronting you with questions you hadn't thought to ask and images you never knew you needed to see.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
86% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux pursues a Freudian argument without any concept of the workings of the unconscious-and perhaps even the conscious.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper gives his heroes highly personal issues: his sanity and his music for Jack, and her sense of self-worth for Ally.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
50% ANIARA (2018) The collective reactions of everyone on board, and the delay with which orgies disguised as cults start to appear, feel like miscalculations, and not only because they make the film a bore to sit through‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
79% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) Ortega's unapologetic punk attitude translates in the film's highly entertaining and seductive style, and while El Angel lacks an underlying argument it consistently dazzles. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
40% The Dig (2018) It is indeed in the plot itself that the directors show their hand the most: when the bold and crude set-up has to finally find its resolution, they fall back on clichés and good ol' misogynistic ideas about what women want. And I can't dig that.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 88% American Animals (2018) A documentary about the fictions we tell ourselves, a fiction about the reality we can never escape.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
76% Dogman (2018) If this two-dimensional approach makes Dogman often ridiculous and silly, the elementary nature of drug addiction justifies it to an extent.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
88% Rafiki (2018) Behind the intense palette and relentless rhythm, a careful approach to characters slowly reveals the strength of their feelings as they themselves discover them.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
92% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018) Guerra and Gallego may not have reproduced the surreal images from Embrace of the Serpent, but their determination to preserve the history of those who capitalism has destroyed remains as strong and necessary as ever.‐ Vague Visages
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
4/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) When all is said and done, this sequel is brighter, funnier and more touching than anyone could have hoped.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Mitchell exhibits his disdain for meaning, knowledge and human beings (especially women) over more than two hours of faux postmodern intellectualism.‐ The Brag
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) The best horror movies find inspiration in the limits of their hypothesis... and in its final moments, A Quiet Place both solves and acknowledges the latent goofiness of its premise.‐ The Brag
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Unrelenting realism ends up tarnishing the film's moral righteousness by making its important but predictable provocations seem unnecessarily and unrewardingly direct.‐ The Brag
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) When body horror is so artful and justified, its silliness only makes it more uplifting.‐ The Brag
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) A genre film taking a woman to the extremes of sanity while always honouring her emotions, L'Amant Double is a bold and often disturbing spectacle.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
58% Yomeddine (2018) Sweet but slight.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
74% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2018) Gonzalez fails to go deep.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 98% Kedi (2017) Kedi ('cat' in Turkish) is much more than a cute film showing these felines' day-to-day lives.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) [Stewart] offers a refined version of her Twilight saga performance, which oscillates between discreet twitchiness and vocal outbursts, as if emotions had to fight against in order to be felt.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
69% Free Fire (2017) Wheatley allows his notorious black humour to resurface, and with 90 minutes of mindless shootouts, he reaches his goal.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
85% The Transfiguration (2017) In the end, all has been for nothing, and the vampire genre's exciting possibilities have been wasted on a messy script and messier intentions.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/5 82% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) This saccharine religious comedy from Belgium's Jaco Van Dormael fails to live up to its initial promise.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 99% McQueen (2018) A generous and mostly respectful approach to a beautifully complicated and unapologetically hungry man.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
92% Revenge (2018) Fargeat's sunny, Morocco-set film first deconstructs, then rebuilds those mechanics from an uncompromising feminist perspective.‐ The Ringer
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2/5 56% That Good Night (2017) Only of any value for hardcore John Hurt fans.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
5/5 95% Western (2018) Packed with moments of beauty worthy of classic westerns, and makes you want to be more attentive towards others.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
100% The Work (2017) The daring approach of McLeary and Aldous' filmmaking, completely immersive without trying to be invisible or to influence the chain of events, is ... proven to have been a risk worth taking.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B 12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Finally, the "Fifty Shades" phenomenon has yielded a disarming comedy that makes this ridiculous material fun to watch.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/5 81% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) A respectful adaptation, yet one that fails to translate the intensity of Maupassant's writing.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Ridiculously rapturous, idealistic and romantic. A film to be enjoyed and listened to ad nauseam.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) A game that lacks aggression, and a goofiness that should be more enjoyable.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) The script for Three Billboards is undeniably extremely witty and absurd. Yet what takes the film beyond the point of being simply enjoyable is its ever- surprising emotional depth.‐ Spark Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) A film that feels as butchered as its serial killer's victims. Ludicrous, but fascinatingly so.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
82% Chappaquiddick (2018) Jason Clarke nicely captures Kennedy's confusion as his desire to do the right thing collides with the pressures placed on him by the media and his family.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
85% Disobedience (2018) The film is never disrespectful of the characters' beliefs or lack thereof, and, to its credit, works towards a hopeful message of integration.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) As for [Aaron Sorkin's] attempt at a more feminist approach, it's unfortunate that, having finally decided to put a strong, determined woman at the centre of a story, he turns her into an unfeeling and uninteresting robot.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) An odd yet enjoyable film. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
2/5 33% Home Again (2017) Home Again is a tone-deaf, embarrassing film, memorable only for some hilariously misjudged lines and its all-round incompetence.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
91% Into the Inferno (2016) It is with this realistic yet pessimistic tone that Herzog ends his entertaining, fairly instructive and well-rounded film.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 88% Hounds of Love (2017) Bleak, tight and unusual. A strong start for Ben Young.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
91% Elle (2016) This is Verhoeven's point: the violence Michèle suffers is not isolated, but just an extreme symptom of the misogyny that permeates Michèle's life.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017