Sarah Fonseca

Sarah Fonseca
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% AWOL (2017) Talking about class can be ugly. Yet as AWOL asserts, when you dare to comment, sometimes it frees up room for beauty to unfurl. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) It's surprising how little Broomfield inserts himself into the narrative...[he] is respectful and Crawford is only present in old footage... - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
92% Thelma (2017) Horror allows Thelma to work with the history queer people have been dealt; the genre never requests an apology for yesterday's transgressions, but it might seek reparations by giving the viewer a few spooks. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) Ronit's complexity never fully comes across in the film... - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) In a moment where women and femmes are, in unprecedented numbers, demanding that their abusers be held accountable, this period drama is not without comfort. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
44% Jennifer's Body (2009) Jennifer's Body now ticks all of the boxes for what film audiences are now desperately demanding from Hollywood... - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
No Score Yet The Owls (2010) Cruelly ahead of its time... - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
85% Safe (1995) Intended to be an exploration of the attitudes and anxiety surrounding the AIDS crisis, Safe still possesses the ability to leave viewers breathless and squirming in their seats. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
86% Regarding Susan Sontag (2014) While it would be easy to create a sterilized portrait of the accomplished intellectual, Kates refrains from doing so. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
56% My Girl (1991) When I watched My Girl as a kid, I spent 80% of the movie having Schwinn Bicycle and mood ring envy. Now, I'm also able to appreciate [the] dialogue... - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
79% The Beguiled (2017) Through Coppola's lens, The Beguiled finally returns to the female-centric perspective of Cullinan's novel. - Wussy Mag EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
27% Foxfire (1996) The intermittently-spersed electric guitar solos make the movie a little less Revolution Grrrl Style Now and a lot more ABC After-School Special. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
80% Quiet Heroes (2018) Quiet Heroes is worthy of a loud round of applause. - Fandor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
91% We the Animals (2018) It's a pleasure to see Justin Torres' quiet wisdom brought to visual life. - Lambda Literary EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C 87% Colette (2018) Because Colette, like its Willy, is obsessed with Colette as a docile young girl and the early literary works that bottle her youth, we never get to fully experience Colette's wisdom or queer catharsis. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A- 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Given its chilly setting and its snarky teens, Cameron is bound to be compared to Jamie Babbit's 1999 ex-gay camp comedy But I'm a Cheerleader. Yet each film holds its own very well. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
76% Bad Reputation (2018) Bad Reputation reminds us that people with a knack for keeping their cool during trying times aren't apathetic. Sometimes, they're exactly what we - and our headphones - need. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
100% Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2017) Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, fourteen years in the making, is a great example of a work that thoughtfully and creatively layers ideas about gender and sexuality alongside race. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie is brutal, historically attuned, and committed to exploring effeminate trauma and retaliation. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018