Tomris Laffly Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
78% 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 74% 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.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) At a time when movie screens are clogged with indistinguishable superheroes, Incredibles 2 rises above the noise with its defiantly humane soul.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
55% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) J. A. Bayona's Fallen Kingdom is immensely more watchable than its predecessor, but it's still a pointless and visually exhausting chapter in a tired series.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Through a traumatic story of familial grief, debuting director Ari Aster has pulled off a relentless horror film, possibly a new genre classic, with scares for the ages.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 66% Ocean's 8 (2018) Resisting its mischievous spirit is simply impossible. How often is a group of skilled women allowed to be bad?‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
69% On Chesil Beach (2018) In an era where mainstream cinema often makes light of young sex with awkwardly comedic stories, On Chesil Beach almost defiantly rejects to treat this profound topic reductively.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
2/5 28% Overboard (2018) Ultimately pointless, Overboard makes you wonder why it exists at all when it offers neither a fresh angle into modern-day relationships nor an improvement upon its predecessor.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/5 84% Disobedience (2018) Ultimately, the two women give in to their desires for one stolen afternoon. While their tryst is filmed poetically, the stilted buildup to it makes the sexual union feel unearned.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/4 91% Ava (2018) While Ava may not reach the rousing heights of the similarly-themed titles like Wadjda and Mustang, it certainly puts its sharp-eyed filmmaker Foroughi on the cinematic map.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
92% Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) [A] clear-eyed, ultimately optimistic activism documentary that packs an urgent emotional punch.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Kay Cannon's big-hearted, empowering comedy has no patience for sexist double-standards.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2.5/4 13% Birthmarked (2018) It never quite swells your heart like a film on familial love and bonding should.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
79% Unsane (2018) An effective Steven Soderbergh psychological thriller with urgent present-day significance.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
51% Flower (2018) Max Winkler's darkly funny film is a daringly tricky coming-of-age tale that both loves and heals its imperfect characters.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
100% 1985 (2018) Yen Tan's miracle of a film masterfully sets a heartbreaking, small-scaled familial story against the massive backdrop of the AIDS crisis.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Hindered by disjointed flow and a monotonous tone, the creatively ambitious A Wrinkle in Time falls short of its worthy intentions.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) With its highbrow Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy -like ambitions unrealized, Red Sparrow ultimately plays a lot simpler than it initially suggests, even if a cathartic conclusion rewards the patience of those with tough constitutions.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
5/5 98% The Tale (2018) It's a bold, significant piece of work: an investigative thriller with a grave finale that stuns you into silence, then, hopefully, something more.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Boots Riley's nonstop crazy, relentlessly entertaining sociopolitical satire scores big laughs and provokes with its original dystopian tale.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
87% Tully (2018) Tully is both bitingly funny and observant-and a quietly radical statement on motherhood, sure to make mothers everywhere feel less alone.‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Distractingly disjointed‐ Film Journal International
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Liam Neeson's punches save the day in this satisfying, 90s-inspired Jaume Collet-Serra locomotive.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2018
51% Flower (2018) Flower is a dark comedy with touches of Bonnie and Clyde towards the end and definitely deserves your consideration.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
85% The Lovers (2017) The Lovers is both a tragedy and a satirical comedy, with an absolutely provocative kicker.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
No Score Yet No Man's Land (2017) The film is already impressive on the grounds that Byar was able to gain the trust of the protestors and to obtain unlimited access to the story. But more notable is the way he dismantles the inner-workings of the increasingly dramatic events.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
100% Keep the Change (2018) Keep the Change honors the almost-extinct traditions of urban romantic comedies while putting its own stamp on them. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
100% The Departure (2017) The Departure is a moving, philosophical exercise on understanding and cherishing life by confronting the finiteness of it.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
82% Blame (2018) This is a dark, sharply crafted and ultimately touching drama on teenage angst, as well as female camaraderie and rivalry, written with the kind of artistic maturity it takes many filmmakers years to acquire and hone. ‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) An unpredictable, humor-infused courtship drama of sumptuous beauty, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest is a handsome love story, draped with surprising delights.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Stunningly filmed by cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi in the expansive tradition of the genre, Hostiles romanticizes vast landscapes and crimson-hued horizons.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) A sharply judged edit stitches together three separate timelines, shaping Molly as a complex and razor-sharp character in a world dominated by entitled mansplainers. Forget Rounders -- here's a poker movie to go all-in on.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
87% The Post (2018) 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
57% 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
93% 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 88% Novitiate (2017) Betts aims divinely high and succeeds in both understanding and respectfully critiquing organized religion.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
77% 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
31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Woody Allen's latest is shallow and distancing despite its stunning craftsmanship.‐ Film School Rejects
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
99% 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
69% 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
85% 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
92% 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 77% 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 50% 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