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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, RogerEbert.com, Film School Rejects, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% mother! (2017) A mind-bending psychological-thriller-cum-home-invasion-horror (OK, it's actually quite unclassifiable).‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
81% Battle of the Sexes (2017) An exciting, fun and emotional crowd-pleaser, Battle of the Sexes finds unexpected ties to today's politics in charting a legendary 1973 tennis match.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
5/5 100% Lady Bird (2017) A sweet, deeply personal portrayal of female adolescence that's more attuned to the bonds between best girlfriends than casual flings with boys, writer-director Greta Gerwig's beautiful Lady Bird flutters with the attractively loose rhythms of youth.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
88% Good Time (2017) A brutal, high-stakes crime film unforgiving in its pace and reminiscent of urban psychodramas of the '70s in its grimy grit. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Fun, snappy and classically Soderbergh-ian delight with impeccable, Ocean's-like rhythms, shrewdly set against the everyday struggles of small-town America.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) While it's not a perfect female-centric spy thriller (let's keep trying), Atomic Blonde winks to the future with exciting possibilities.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Aubrey Plaza is pitch-perfect as a suffering Instagram obsessive.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
4/5 48% The Glass Castle (2017) Reflective and cumulatively poignant, Destin Cretton's The Glass Castle lays bare the utmost truth about families: You will eventually morph into your parents.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
1/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) Disregard that PG rating and keep your children far away from director Tony Leondis' vile animated faux-comedy. Beneath its trippy surface lurks an insidious philosophy hazardous to impressionable minds.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
96% Menashe (2017) An intimate, affectionate and, to a degree, critical portrayal of both a man and the strict traditions he's raised in.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) Thanks to Nolan's unapologetically immense and imposing style, Dunkirk is as cinematically close as one can get to wartime trauma, survival impulses, and heroic altruism.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
5/5 100% Chasing Coral (2017) By film's end, you'll see corals not only as underwater life forms but as dreamy, endangered neighborhoods inhabited by unspeakably beautiful Nemos and Dorys.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
68% To the Bone (2017) A young Los Angeles woman battles anorexia in Marti Noxon's emotional yet clear-eyed film that responsibly tackles its topic with good spirits and plenty of empathy.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) A Ghost Story is a poetic statement on the passage of time and on eternity that thoughtfully ponders the spiritual, circular history of places and objects. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The third film of by far the finest and most vital Hollywood franchise around is dark, aching and outstanding.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
44% The Bad Batch (2017) This visually impressive dystopian western-thriller establishes Ana Lily Amirpour's filmmaking chops [...] even though it falls short of delivering an engaging story.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 89% Maudie (2017) As unassuming and gentle as its subject, Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity and an outstanding Sally Hawkins, who can always be relied on for an emotionally sturdy, big-hearted performance.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
46% Rough Night (2017) Its feminist comedic pointers often times come across as a checklist of items writers would like to gender swap, as opposed to instinctive developments in the story. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
84% Megan Leavey (2017) Megan Leavey isn't flawless in its structure and thematic priorities, but what it has is a worthy tale of commitment and bravery, which satisfyingly wraps up in a touching finale.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
77% The Hero (2017) Brett Haley's follow-up to I'll See You in My Dreams is powered by a similar sweetness, as well as a stellar performance from Sam Elliott.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
85% Okja (2017) It isn't without imperfections, its fancifulness is a tad over the top at times, but at least this is one film we can call "a blockbuster with a big heart"-a rarity these days.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3.5/4 100% Natasha (2017) [Bezmozgis] manages to summon something richer out of this tale you might temporarily feel you've been told before.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
22% Below her Mouth (2017) Two women meet by chance and fall for each other in this steamy soft porn that seems to have no use for character development or basic plotting.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
1/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) Can such an archaic, catty exercise really exist in 2017? Turns out, just like Bill O'Reilly, it can.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
67% Little Boxes (2017) Rob Meyer's satisfying coming-of-age dramedy examines race relations through the story of an interracial family relocated to Washington State from multicultural Brooklyn.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Niki Caro's gorgeous drama favors intimacy over grand moments and gracefully honors life in all forms.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/4 93% All This Panic (2017) Gage makes each minute boldly and deeply matter.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
10% Despite The Falling Snow (2017) Despite its best intentions, Shamim Sarif's Cold War spy melodrama wastes star Rebecca Ferguson's talents and charisma. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
100% Cries From Syria (2017) Documentarian Evgeny Afineevsky offers a comprehensive, immensely powerful look inside the Syrian civil war through this vital film that aims for the heart with urgency.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/5 20% The Shack (2017) For a faith-based film that aims to promote spiritual healing and prescribe forgiveness, The Shack is almost unforgivably joyless and visually bland.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
92% From Nowhere (2017) This well-written drama provides an urgently human face to the victims of an ever-growing national debate.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Rees's magic touch as a filmmaker ... is powered by her ability to break her characters open one by one and reveal their souls.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) Infused with honesty and authenticity, Michael Showalter's crowd-pleaser is an instantly winning heart-stealer and a superbly well-timed story of culture clash that resolves into a lovely tale of mutual understanding and acceptance.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
57% Trespass Against Us (2017) Generates more apathy than empathy for the small-time criminals at its center.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
63% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
26% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/5 35% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
30% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
40% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
92% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
60% Allied (2016) A sexy and sophisticated espionage thriller, Allied's various visual pleasures compensate for its somewhat uneven script.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
46% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2016
88% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
96% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
94% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016