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FF2 Media is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Amelie Lasker, Nora Lee Mandel, Pamela Powell
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Juliet, Naked (2018) Amelie Lasker Thanks to the filmmakers' handle on the romantic comedy genre, Juliet, Naked is highly watchable, a fun take on a winning premise. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3.5/5 Un beau soleil intérieur (2017) Amelie Lasker Through a repetitive narrative cycle and an intimate arc portrayed by lead actress Binoche, Denis explores how depressing and isolating the search for love can be. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Lou Andreas-Salomé (2016) Amelie Lasker A gentle score and soft, dreamy flashbacks give this film the feel of a period romance, though the story's loyalty to Lou's own obstinate personality ultimately makes it a fascinating character study. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 The Rider (2017) Amelie Lasker Zhao has shown herself to be a wonderful storyteller, and I can't wait to see what she does next. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4.5/5 This Is Home: A Refugee Story (2018) Amelie Lasker This Is Home's creators, a team of mostly women, have wrought an intimate story of the four families and their new American lives, a story which gives essential attention to the larger implications of the Syrian refugee crisis. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Finding Your Feet (2017) Amelie Lasker It's rare to see a movie with a cast of characters who are almost entirely retirement age or older, and it's even rarer to see these characters portrayed in full depth. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3.5/5 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Amelie Lasker Pacific Rim: Uprising has memorable characters and a satisfyingly complex story, and for lovers of action, it comes highly recommended. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 Tomb Raider (2018) Amelie Lasker It's hard to feel really pulled along by the story. Still, a charismatic heroine and a father-daughter arc keep us invested. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Itzhak (2017) Amelie Lasker With glimpses into Itzhak's married life, Jewish heritage, and warm circle of friends, Itzhak is a charming portrait of a beloved musician. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4.5/5 Werewolf (2016) Amelie Lasker The film is at many times hard to watch, but its nuanced character development makes it a story worth telling. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Teströl és lélekröl (2017) Amelie Lasker Partially shot in a real slaughterhouse, the film is visually and conceptually both beautiful and viscerally sickening, a fascinating exploration of loneliness and attention in an unusual environment. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 The Opera House (2018) Amelie Lasker Froemke has created a fascinating picture of how art and humanity survive across time and place. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Forever My Girl (2018) Amelie Lasker While undoubtedly a romance, Forever My Girl is also a story of forgiveness, grief, and family. It's a success of its genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3.5/5 My Art (2016) Amelie Lasker With a casual pace and some particularly poignant and funny moments, My Art is a quiet enjoyment. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Amelie Lasker For the audience members who are only looking for some light fun along with energized vocal versions of familiar pop songs, Pitch Perfect 3 succeeds. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 The Promise (2016) Amelie Lasker While Killing for Love ends up being a call for justice, it is framed as a psychological thriller and a court drama, an exploration of what happened within the young couple and the Haysom family. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 Bill Frisell: A Portrait (2017) Amelie Lasker This movie is not going to pull you along: rather, you have to be willing to sit with Bill and his friends and listen to the music carefully. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3.5/5 The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017) Amelie Lasker The Tribes of Palos Verdes has a gorgeous stylistic mood. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3.5/5 The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Amelie Lasker Though not as full of fantasy and pathos as the original story of A Christmas Carol, Dickens's personal journey makes for a charming Christmas movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
2.5/5 Cook Off! (2017) Amelie Lasker While the humor is overtly silly and light, I found some of it quite troubling. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 Lady Bird (2017) Amelie Lasker I can't wait to see what Gerwig does next. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 Félicité (2017) Amelie Lasker Félicité's wonderful soundtrack supplements its incredible writing and editing, and it is my favorite movie so far this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3/5 Novitiate (2017) Amelie Lasker While the story is effective in delving into that more human side to one's personal relationship with religion, its characters could be portrayed with more depth and respect. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Never Here (2017) Amelie Lasker While I think the execution could have been more graceful, Thoman's illustration of an artist's trajectory is compelling, and for that I think Never Here is definitely worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 Human Flow (2017) Amelie Lasker The camera in Human Flow lingers on people as they walk, hold their young children, tell their stories, and often cry, and it becomes incredibly difficult for the audience not to address their reactions to it. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3.5/5 The Pathological Optimist (2017) Amelie Lasker Bailey is telling an important story in showing the ways in which these types of personalities exert their influence. More generally, the film shows the ways in which false claims catch on and get perpetuated. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4.5/5 Woodshock (2017) Amelie Lasker Woodshock is a quiet psychological thriller, and it creates more mysteries for us than it resolves. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Trophy (2017) Amelie Lasker In the style of a Louis Theroux documentary, Trophy's filmmakers give us extensive insight into the hunters' reasoning for doing things some of us might think cruel and even disgusting. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
5/5 Polina, danser sa vie (2016) Amelie Lasker A celebration of dance, music, and its nuanced protagonist, Polina is emphatically a success. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 The Farthest (2017) Amelie Lasker The Farthest deftly highlights the beauty of the images of the outer planets, the courage of the scientists behind those images, and the poignancy of what they teach us. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Chasing Coral (2017) Amelie Lasker For its encouraging and essential message, this documentary is a must-see. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
3.5/5 The Reagan Show (2017) Amelie Lasker The Reagan Show doesn't give us any insight into what was really beyond the show, working only as a record, if an accurate one, of what people speculated at the time. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
4/5 Radical Grace (2015) Amelie Lasker Sister Jean, Sister Simone, and Sister Chris embody the values of hope and bravery, even when seen by some as outsiders in their own community, and their message resonates far beyond members of the Catholic Church. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2018
Xamou (2016) Pamela Powell It's a gorgeous film that embraces Crete, allowing the viewer to accompany Johnny on his journey of discovery. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) Pamela Powell The sharply honest and candid discussions are eye-opening, bringing to the forefront a topic matter that unfortunately is in our daily headlines---sexual abuse. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) Pamela Powell Dragus' performance is exquisite as she embodies the blind musician, creating a thought-provoking situation of the price we place on our senses and abilities. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
The Miner (2017) Pamela Powell It's a captivating and devastating film reminding us of the importance of equality, dignity and humanity. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Leave No Trace (2018) Pamela Powell With genuine performances and artistically skilled direction and cinematography, we are brought into their world, experiencing their every thought and emotion and ultimately leaving us breathless and awestruck. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Puzzle (2018) Pamela Powell Macdonald is extraordinary in giving Smirnoff's film a new life, and thanks to Moverman and Turtletaub, we have a poignantly beautiful story told from a woman's point of view. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
7/10 Arthur Miller: Writer (2017) Nora Lee Mandel She interviewed [her father] for decades...Adds personal and archival photographs, home movies, and talks with relatives and friends, this is a warm and intimate reflection. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2017
7/10 Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017) Nora Lee Mandel Movingly remembers him -forever young--as unique figure who connected punk, hip hop, hardcore, DIY films, gallery, graffiti and street art, across genres, classes, and races. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2017
9/10 The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017) Nora Lee Mandel Forceful family interviews, immersive location visits, letters, testimony and articles from Afr-Am papers bring you into 1944 Alabama night...supported by NAACP's Rosa Parks. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2017
10/10 Visages, villages (2017) Nora Lee Mandel Marvelously creative collaboration with JR extends Varda's unique career and impact...combines her planning and wide-ranging connections with his improv and exuberant energy. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2017
5/10 Un beau soleil intérieur (2017) Nora Lee Mandel Attracting an array of lovers and male admirers, from too young to too married there's more philosophizing than romance or sex, some verge on selfish clichés of rom coms. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2017
7/10 Zama (2017) Nora Lee Mandel Reinvents the historical epic by bringing to life an absurdist look at an unnamed, isolated late 18th Century Spanish colony in South America. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2017
8/10 Pokot (2017) Nora Lee Mandel Powerfully capitalizes on the superstitious perception of women being close in touch with nature to call out for environmentalism...Strikingly filmed. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2017
8/10 Lady Bird (2017) Nora Lee Mandel Smartly refreshes the rebellious teen girl movie...in a sympathetic way that could appeal to teens and mothers. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/5 Detroit (2017) Jan Lisa Huttner Detroit is long and brutal, but ultimately too duplicitous and confusing to carry the weight of its extraordinary historical relevance. Sad to say, this time Bigelow has let us all down. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2017
4/5 Birthright: A War Story (2016) Jan Lisa Huttner Birthright: A War Story is a call-to-arms for anyone who is still complacent about the erosion of OB/Gyn healthcare services for women in the USA since the ascension of the Tea Party in 2010. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 The Beguiled (2017) Jan Lisa Huttner Sofia Coppola's superb new adaptation ofThomas Cullinan's Civil War novel, The Beguiled is anchored by the best performance Nicole Kidman has given in many a year. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2017