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Tomris Laffly

Tomris Laffly
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% The Post (2017) Spielberg's latest is the antidote to 2017 we all need.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2017
97% Coco (2017) Coco belongs to Pixar's elite class with a sweet, sophisticated family tale that knocks down imaginary walls between generations (and cultures) with dignity.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Throughout the newest version of Murder on the Orient Express, you are on the outside, looking in, feeling unwelcome even when you desperately want to join the party once it gets going.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
91% Thelma (2017) An accomplished coming-of-age psychodrama-cum-thriller with echoes of Carrie, Thelma unsettles and frightens. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
67% It Happened in L.A. (2017) A sharp, witty Los Angeles satire full of quotable gold, 'It Happened in L.A. delightfully portrays its writer-director's love-hate relationship with the City of Angels. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) The delightful Kedi portrays a complex city founded on history and tradition, and surrounded by goodwill, magnificence, and fragility.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
4/5 87% Novitiate (2017) Betts aims divinely high and succeeds in both understanding and respectfully critiquing organized religion.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
73% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's impossible to resist the outcome when Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne drink, philosophically reminisce about life and well, talk dirty in a solemn package. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
32% Wonder Wheel (2017) Woody Allen's latest is shallow and distancing despite its stunning craftsmanship.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Through art, Agnès Varda and JR commemorate the stories of ordinary individuals and joyfully celebrate the communities they form. ‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
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
86% 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 99% 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
91% 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 76% 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
86% 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 49% 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 9% 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
97% 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
92% 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
90% 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
41% 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 88% 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
45% 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
86% 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
20% 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 25% 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
56% 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
25% 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
93% 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
41% 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