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Tomris Laffly

Tomris Laffly
Tomris Laffly's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International, New York Magazine/Vulture, Time Out, Film School Rejects, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% Trespass Against Us (2017) Generates more apathy than empathy for the small-time criminals at its center. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 19, 2017
57% Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2017) Worlds Apart is a naive exercise in empathy that unintentionally enters troubling territory with its simplistic take on politics. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 11, 2017
24% Solace (2016) Solace isn't a Silence of the Lambs sequel in which Hopkins gets to reprise the role of Hannibal Lecter. But he comes pretty damn close in this ludicrous murder mystery, which is stuck somewhere between a bad season of Dexter and a dated crime flick. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Chock-full of sturdy fedoras, thick accents and double-crossing mobsters, the resulting film is both remarkably compelling and a bewildering mixed bag. ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 21, 2016
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Toni Erdmann is a fascinating beast with a father-daughter story at its heart that is at once familiar and nothing like you've ever seen before. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) As Passengers leads you further into its basic storyline, one loses track of the antiquated offenses it causes around female agency, competence and right to consent. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 19, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) The most frustrating aspect of Office Christmas Party is its plain predictability. Often, it proceeds like going down a check list of stale jokes. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 8, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) Just when we were getting ready to write off Hollywood for solely producing noisy, cumbersome and soulless blockbusters, comes this aching, witty and unabashedly romantic musical. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Dec 6, 2016
61% Allied (2016) A sexy and sophisticated espionage thriller, Allied's various visual pleasures compensate for its somewhat uneven script. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 22, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The sumptuously-designed Harry Potter spinoff is lush, thrilling and warmly welcome. The next installment of Fantastic Beasts, and its timely themes of acceptance and unity couldn't possibly arrive fast enough. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Nov 16, 2016
44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The grain-free, cold surfaces on-screen are so crystal clear and glossy that they routinely give the viewers, who desperately try to form an emotional bond with the story, a cold shower throughout the film's nearly 2-hr running time. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 15, 2016
90% 20th Century Women (2017) There is a generous amount of visual and intellectual wealth to unpack in Mills' exquisite 20th Century Women, where female lives are revered, wrinkles are earned, and the idea of a perfect future is astutely confronted. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Oct 9, 2016
97% 13th (2016) Angry and urgent, DuVernay's unflinching study of the mass incarceration of Black people in the US is one of this year's timeliest films. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 30, 2016
93% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) A deeply affecting, powerfully aching feminist story... Elite Zexer's confident debut is a nuanced look at conservative customs where villains are deep down victims, too. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 28, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) American Honey is unapologetically sprawling, a buoyant, relaxed collection of loosely linked moments and a generously elongated tale about off-the-grid lives. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 27, 2016
92% Queen of Katwe (2016) In Nair's hands, Queen of Katwe radiates with rich, considered attention to detail in each facet of Phiona's journey. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Sep 14, 2016
No Score Yet Equal Means Equal (2016) Kamala Lopez's unfocused documentary packs too much data and talking heads into its running time, and ultimately plays like a news report rather than a movie. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 24, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Despite the occasionally labored writing (with attempts at humor that are dry and distancing), Kubo and the Two Strings is swoonworthy in its vibrant visuals that span across unruly seas, lush landscapes and vivid seasonal colors. ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 18, 2016
89% Morris from America (2016) Morris from America is simply heartwarming. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 17, 2016
64% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) This is a film with tears on the verge of falling and an elegy at the tip of its tongue. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 17, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) So how good is Meryl Streep? Outstanding would be the only word that would do justice to her deceptively happy-go-lucky performance. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Aug 12, 2016
73% Disorder (Maryland) (2016) Somewhat serviceable thriller with an undercooked premise rests on the shoulders of its charismatic leads. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 10, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) The short that inspired it packs more frights into its 3+ minutes of running time. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 22, 2016
33% Equals (2016) Imagining a society drained of emotions, Drake Doremus might just have taken it too far and erased any authentic feelings from his film. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 15, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) Paul Feig's remake is hilarious, forward-looking, and delightfully in touch with its origins. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 10, 2016
54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) On paper, "Election Year" is the most loudly political of the three films with an "America's Choice" backdrop. But whether it manages to fully relish the opulence at its disposal is another story. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jul 6, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Despite all its profound ambitions, this tasteless and painfully male-centric comedy insists cyber-stalking is romantic and farts are magical. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016
94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory manages to find something new and profound amid recycling the formula and gimmicks of its predecessor. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jun 15, 2016
1/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Forget what trick-debunker Morgan Freeman says: You don't have to see this to believe it (or see it at all). ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 90% Art Bastard (2016) Breezy and vivid, Art Bastard ultimately delivers the person: criminally underrated yet still principled and generous. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 8, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Despite its effective jump-scares and stunning camerawork, this sequel can't quite measure up to the emotional resonance of its predecessor. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 7, 2016
86% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) While Hany Abu-Assad's fact-based melodrama shows alluring authenticity early on, it wears thin towards the final act, when self-awareness overtakes its sincerity. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 25, 2016
5/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is the perfect, incredibly crafted yet laid-back procedural we've been starved for. ‐ Time Out
Posted May 15, 2016
82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) Its eventual effect proves to be complex and mesmerizing in its political intentions, which includes not only a feminist agenda but also a critique of oppressive social systems. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 6, 2016
7% Mother's Day (2016) A hodgepodge of irrelevant (at best) and nonsensical (mostly) story-lines with absurd dialogues, Mother's Day lands somewhere between a mean joke and a cinematic WTF. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted May 6, 2016
91% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) [A] sublimely affecting humanist drama. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 14, 2016
96% Sing Street (2016) This is the type of film that has the power to make its audience overjoyed with optimism. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 11, 2016
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) With charm and a laid-back attitude, it seizes wit and wisdom in carefree moments of youth. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 29, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) With Midnight Special, Nichols revives an E.T.-like magic wrapped in an original mood and minimalist style. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 16, 2016
100% Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe-soori) (2016) Asghar Farhadi's exquisite, complex family drama approaches class conflicts and contrasts in contemporary Iran with a richly layered story. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 16, 2016
100% White Lies (2013) Thematically, White Lies is essential cinema, unafraid to delve into female issues even contemporary societies grapple with. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 7, 2016
A- 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Ciro Guerra's stunning and elegiac Embrace of the Serpent is at once a quiet lament and a subtle blast of umbrage in equal measure in its poetic study of white men's impact on earth. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Mar 7, 2016
B 50% The Free World (2016) Lew offers up enough soft pleasures in this blend of existential drama and lovers-on-the-run thriller, letting us dwell on modest hopes and dreams, worthy of his seemingly minor story with a large emotional scope. ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3.5/4 60% Joy (2015) This might just be the first David O. Russell film that I love. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 24, 2015
81% The Revenant (2015) Alejandro González Iñárritu's stunning, brutal western tackles elemental themes through an uncompromised and non-didactic vision. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/4 74% Youth (2015) Save for a pair of profound moments, don't be surprised if your mind frequently wanders off during Youth, despite all its weighty subjects arbitrarily hammered on screen. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 16, 2015
98% Mustang (2015) Deniz Gamze Ergüven's confident debut introduces five stellar first-time actors and Ergüven as an essential, universal voice in contemporary, female-driven cinema. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight is an exceptional slow burn, fueled by a consistently in-sync ensemble of actors pulling their weight on all fronts. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2.5/4 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) In his political satirical drama Our Brand is Crisis, David Gordon Green delivers this not-so-shocking piece of information in a fairly sharp and entertaining way... ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/4 66% Nasty Baby (2015) With the help of the confident work of the ensemble cast, Nasty Baby makes its transition from the happy world of the hipster-dominated, organic, artistic streets of Brooklyn to a dark and grim offshoot with ease... ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 22, 2015