Tomris Laffly Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 71% Clara's Ghost (2018) Throughout Clara's Ghost you can't help but think that you're watching a quaint home video that would appeal to the members of the subject family only.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/4 88% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Easily among this year's finest films and laced with an unapologetic social message, 'Happy As Lazzaro' dares one to imagine a reality where each individual would task themselves to be as selfless and morally whole as its main protagonist.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3.5/4 94% The Favourite (2018) Lanthimos' most accessible movie to date, 'The Favourite' is simply awe-inspiring in the way it harbors serious themes and anxieties about womanhood underneath a deceptively feather-light surface.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
68% Vox Lux (2018) Brady Corbet's accomplished and timely sophomore feature wrestles with interwoven curiosities around media, pop culture, celebrity and violence.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 83% At Eternity's Gate (2018) An incomplete exercise that lacks crucial emotional brushstrokes despite a rich palette and a piano-heavy score, At Eternity's Gate still offers the thrill of being inside an artistic process, adoringly interpreted.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/4 93% The Last Race (2018) A gallery of vivid, socially conscious photography, The Last Race owes much of its artful strength to the filmmaker's resistance to being prescriptive about his unambiguous socio-economic message.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 65% The New Romantic (2018) A somewhat palatable quasi-rom-com that declares the death of contemporary romance from the get-go, only to try and resurrect it later.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 80% Boy Erased (2018) However imperfect, Edgerton's film aims to intimately speak with parents like them and, who knows, perhaps to even change their hearts for the better.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/4 75% Dovlatov (2018) [An] aimless period drama.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 100% Shirkers (2018) With fascinating bravery, Tan goes backward in time in order to move toward a rectified future, confronting the memory of her complex, near-inappropriate relationship with Cardona, both an enabler and a betrayer.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 90% The Price of Everything (2018) A scrappy documentary on the increasingly currency-focused machinations of the art world.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
80% Boy Erased (2018) An emotionally arresting and an important film (especially for parents of LGBTQ children), carried on the shoulders of memorable performances across the board.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/4 81% Sadie (2018) Sadie shares its protagonist's most defining attribute-a frustratingly manipulative nature.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 88% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) The thoughtfully assembled story of a young, opinionated and infinitely talented immigrant woman.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
1.5/4 72% Assassination Nation (2018) Levinson's film vaguely shelters a compelling story about today's unforgiving online mob mentality beneath its convoluted layers.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/4 73% The Children Act (2018) As mature as movies get, the elegantly costumed and designed The Children Act is a welcome getaway from the now-fading summer's loud fare.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
100% Skin (2018) Skin leaves a lasting impression as it peels off a shameful past.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
75% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Kelly's film is largely entertaining, set in a world where everyone is playing someone else.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
72% Maya (2018) This tenderly shot film with an intriguing soundtrack claims a worthy spot in [Hansen-Løve's] catalog.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/4 46% Where Hands Touch (2018) When the complex, humanizing portrayal of Nazi characters and SS soldiers enter the picture, good intentions do derail fast, leading to disturbing outcomes.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) This alcohol-soaked Frontier road trip constantly reinvents itself at every turn in fun, witty and ultimately touching ways.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
60% White Boy Rick (2018) Despite certain structural gaffes, White Boy Rick observantly portrays a family stuck in a cycle of despair.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
88% First Man (2018) Technically marvelous, Damien Chazelle's poetic moon-landing saga intimately portrays the thorny headspace of quiet American hero Neil Armstrong. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
5/5 98% Roma (2018) A richly textured masterpiece, Roma is cinema at its purest and most human.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
3/4 100% Pick of the Litter (2018) Pick of the Litter affirms the obvious: the world is a much better place with dogs in it.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/4 65% The Little Stranger (2018) [An] elegant, cold-to-the-touch blend of drama and gothic horror.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/4 50% Down a Dark Hall (2018) Rodrigo Cortés' mild supernatural mystery often feels like an incomplete genre exercise; one that reluctantly tiptoes around its "Suspiria"-for-teens premise.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) This poorly sketched shark flick should have been bolder, cornier, and bloodier.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) A well-played political message about economic equality responsibly caps off the fable, but Pooh's luxurious yet outdated philosophy about "doing nothing to achieve something" sticks out like a heffalump in the room.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/5 43% Hot Summer Nights (2018) While Bynum captures the year of Terminator 2: Judgment Day and its transitional early-'90s fashions with melancholic vividness, his paper-thin story of minimal character development ultimately resolves to a shrug.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/4 59% Dog Days (2018) Anyone who's ever felt altered by an animal companion will easily find something to love in this shamelessly happy, defiantly nice film.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
83% Puzzle (2018) Marc Turtletaub's soulful charmer honors the liberating power of life's solitary pleasures.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Tom Cruise continues to do what he does best: be a movie star in mind-blowing stunts.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Xavier Legrand's flawless feature debut morphs into a meticulously premeditated nightmare in its final act.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Bo Burnham's funny and heartwarming 'Eighth Grade' is also a deeply serious film about female adolescence in the age of social media, with plenty of casual wisdom to spare.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
2/5 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) It's a less than passable espionage thriller watered down by a vague character study. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2018
3/5 53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes bring smarts and chemistry to this worthy Western.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A keenly observed story of a Brooklyn father and daughter, charged with the kind of music as free-spirited as the duo is.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
100% Shirkers (2018) The genre-defying Shirkers from Sandi Tan might be one of the wildest, most inventive films of this year's Sundance documentary line up.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3.5/4 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) A clear-eyed examination of a self-assured female gay character from the past, both ahead of her teenage years and the era through which she lived them.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) Private Life miraculously gifts the viewer an empathetic lens to a painful battle, usually whispered, rarely openly discussed.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Wardle treats his thrilling documentary as an intricate detective story. It's an unsettling account of corruption, with disturbing parallels to historically catastrophic human greed and misjudgment.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
85% Pity (2018) A disturbing and oftentimes very funny satire-drama, Pity is about that complex, primal human craving called empathy and the distance we're willing to go to summon it.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
92% Searching (2018) An original blast of a film. "Searching" heartily implies we instinctively know our dearest family members better than we give ourselves credit for, even when the evidence insists otherwise.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
93% Loveling (Benzinho) (2018) Loveling paints the picture of an unruly, idiosyncratic collective with tender devotion.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) This polished, well-calibrated thriller is a best-in-class showcase of the possibilities of cinema even with the most limited of resources. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) This gentle, miracle of a film is almost an antidote to Matt Ross' "Captain Fantastic," which explores similar themes in a comparatively showy, crude fashion.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Skate Kitchen is elevated by the big-hearted spirit of beloved high-school-set films, except with something superior in its disposal than barren school hallways: New York City streets that pulsate with energy.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
71% Damsel (2018) With their signature absurdist humor, the Zellner Brothers shrewdly overturn the gender archetypes of the western genre.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/4 67% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) A good-looking yet slim and meandering hybrid of a romantic comedy, family drama and coming-of-age story.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018