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Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer
Sophie Mayer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Little White Lies, Another Gaze

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
60% El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (2011) Wetzel's documentary never really gets under Adrià's skin - but the creation of the frozen, juiced, glossy surfaces of the food is fascinating.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
44% On the Road (2012) More an extended Urban Outfitters advertisement than an essay on, or into, the exciting experiments of Beat Cinema. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) Rather than taking time to wonder, to immerse, or even to grieve at the crucial moments of the story, the film and its characters are driven on towards this future confrontation with videogame logic and an endless flow of exposition-based dialogue.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
49% Sleeping Beauty (2011) Sleeping Beauty aspires to create a... haunted disconnect between Lucy's presentation and her subjectivity. Yet Leigh isn't able to muster a cinematic equivalent of a first-person narration that would convey Lucy's interiority to the viewer.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
95% The Muppets (2011) It's a film for 2012, for the 99 per cent, for the Occupiers who have been criticised as Starbucks-quaffing smartphone revolutionaries seeking a rainbow connection that could only be called 'kermunism'.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
85% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) DP Jay Hunter's camera floats like a butterfly through doorways and windows, stinging as it catches characters in moments of eavesdropping-inspired stunned epiphany.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
81% The Party (2018) This is a comedy that bites because it is utterly and urgently of our moment.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
100% Signature Move (2017) In telling their story, Reeder and Mirza finally make good on the abruption of the North American New Queer Cinema by 9/11, returning to the celebratory multicultural, intergenerational, complex lesbian films of the last century's end.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
91% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women would like you to listen, but it's not going to shout for your attention.‐ Another Gaze
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) There are frequent close-ups that showcase Jennifer Lawrence's extraordinary expressiveness; like Katniss for the rebels, Lawrence is the film's figurehead, not only its protagonist but also bearing the entire burden of representing its narrative.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2015
96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Amirpour, a singer and DJ, uses the soundtrack throughout with such verve and rhythm that the film moves towards being a musical.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
100% Dreamcatcher (2015) From street to cell, this is a precise, thoroughgoing indictment of the systemic sexism, racism and classism that creates a climate of endemic sex work, and it combines this with bold and revelatory strategies for making change.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
67% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) When director Francis Lawrence takes chances by moving away from the book, the film sparkles.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
83% Belle (2014) This inextricable intertwining of love and justice, private and public, personal and political, is the film's great cri de coeur and its structural brilliance, as costume and courtroom drama comment on, and merge into, each other.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2014
90% The Punk Singer (2013) Anderson's film -- a scrappy, exuberant battler like its subject -- shows how Hanna has transmuted a hunger borne of body-image pressure into a hunger to change the world.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 29, 2014
94% Stories We Tell (2013) Stories We Tell, uniquely, reveals its process as if we are thinking, sifting and selecting along with the filmmaker.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2013
92% Frances Ha (2013) The thoughtfulness and commitment of Gerwig's performance in its shifts from chaotic exuberance to rigorous rehearsal suggest that she is the more interesting artist to watch.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2013
93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) The film joyfully allows us to embrace, rather than escape, the wonderful, awkward embarrassment of familial love.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2010
4/5 96% Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008) It's impossible not to open your heart to this film.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 4, 2009