Newport This Week (RI)

Newport This Week (RI) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Loren King
Rating Title/Year Author
The Edge of Democracy (2019) Loren King Her (Petra Costa) outrage and sorrow are palpable and heartbreaking. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
The Cave (2019) Loren King This film is even more wrenching than "For Sama," but Amani Ballour is an unforgettable figure. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
American Factory (2019) Loren King "American Factory" is a disturbing economic exposé about the way we live now, and a cautionary tale about the vanishing middle class. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Dolor y gloria (2019) Loren King Almodóvar fills this late-career masterwork with all his obsessions... But he layers them with the contemplation and melancholy of an older artist reflecting on his life, without sentimentality but with soulfulness. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Little Women (2019) Loren King Gerwig's script brims with intelligence, emotion and a cohesiveness that makes it easy and pleasurable to linger in the world that the Marches inhabit. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) Loren King There is a lot to admire in "Uncut Gems". EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Loren King Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" is a rich meditation on the legendary director's longtime obsessions: gangsters, violence, Catholicism, moral conflict and male friendship. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
Parasite (2019) Loren King Bong drags human greed and its consequences into the light with his lacerating wit, unabashed brutality and heart-wrenching tragedy, turning "Parasite" into an audacious and explosive parable for our times. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Loren King Both stars are likely to land Oscar nominations, but keep an eye on the supporting category - and Dern. She packs up the movie in her expensive little Rodeo Drive purse and walks off with it. Effortlessly. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Loren King It helps that the two buddies who are rivals and friends are played by Matt Damon and Christian Bale, who both deliver electrifying performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Loren King There is a lot to like about "Jojo Rabbit," not the least of which is Waititi's bold, brave attempt at an irreverent skewering of the mindless acceptance of dehumanization. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
The Addams Family (2019) Loren King The message about accepting people as they are... is certainly welcome. But it's far too bland for a movie about a clan that communes with dead relatives... The Addams Family franchise will no doubt survive a mediocre entry. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Harriet (2019) Loren King Erivo's stunning performance is the main reason to see "Harriet," a solid, well-crafted film that aims more for education than innovation. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Loren King This entertaining documentary is an irresistible time capsule for anyone who listened to the radio or bought records in the 1970s and '80s. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Loren King The riveting documentary "Where's My Roy Cohn?"... is a lively look at a polarizing figure. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Loren King A smart and entertaining caper doused in sisterhood and featuring a sizzling career-best performance by Jennifer Lopez, "Hustlers" is surprisingly good, even if it falls short of great. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Loren King This is the stuff of fairy tales. Downton the manor will continue and, for better or worse, it looks like the franchise will, too. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Judy (2019) Loren King It's anchored by an astonishing performance by Renee Zellweger in a comeback role for the ages that puts her way in front of this year's best actress Oscar race. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Loren King The film wisely leaves the linear narrative and effectively uses flashbacks to evoke central character Theo's memory of his mother. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Loren King "Brittany Runs a Marathon" is remarkable for treading a tonal balance between dark comedy and empowering drama that makes it worthwhile for viewers who like feel-good movies to be a little trenchant. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Loren King If viewer expectations are modest, "Good Boys" provides some welcome laughs about the awkward years and just might even make you nostalgic for sixth grade. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Blinded by the Light (2019) Loren King The slide into feel-good predictability is disappointing, but "Blinded by the Light" goes down so sweetly and sincerely that it's hard not to mind that, by the end, nearly everyone has seen the light. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Loren King It's an understated, gentle film with low-key comedy matched by an underlying melancholy that is more powerful because of its restraint. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Loren King It's a visually stunning, ambitious, confident work that, while still chock full of Tarantino's obsessions, film allusions and perfect period songs, gels stylistically and thematically. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Loren King The realness of the imagery, however eye-popping, actually detracts and distracts rather than deepens the enjoyment. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
Late Night (2019) Loren King There is great fun in the odd couple pairing of Kaling and Thompson. It's refreshing and welcome to see two very different, charismatic women commanding the action, which is rare for a mainstream comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Loren King Egerton captures John's vocal style and manner in a way that goes beyond impersonation. He also does his own singing, unlike Rami Malek's Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody." EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Maiden (2018) Loren King "Maiden" beautifully captures a time and an experience, and transcends it. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Woman at War (2018) Loren King Anchored by Geirharðsdóttir's lovely, winning performance, "Woman at War" beautifully balances urgency and absurdity, which is not an easy tone to sustain. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Loren King Long Shot is a pleasant enough romantic comedy about a mismatched couple. But its attempt to balance adult sophistication and adolescent silliness, and the romantic with the raunchy, never quite gels. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Loren King It's a revealing look at an accomplished woman whose story is far more complex and compelling than anyone could have imagined. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
The Mustang (2019) Loren King Just who is rescued here is the moving question, and viewers should stay through the credits to see photos of actual inmates and their horses just in case there is any lingering doubt about the answer. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Amazing Grace (2018) Loren King Watching "Amazing Grace" feels so raw and immediate that it's hard to believe we're watching an event that took place nearly 50 years ago. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Loren King "Pet Sematary" doesn't explore in any original way King's deeper themes of loss and grief and the primal urge to reconnect with a dead loved one. Instead, this screen version is just another zombie movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Loren King Dumbo's big, expressive eyes and soft features give voice to his emotions, like a silent movie. It's too bad that the rest of Burton's "Dumbo" doesn't have the same dignity and restraint. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Us (2019) Loren King One can appreciate "Us" for its ambition in layering a zombie thriller with substance and darker themes. Or, one can ignore the bigger issues and just go along for the roller-coaster descent into a nightmare. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Gloria Bell (2018) Loren King With subtlety and grace, Moore captures Gloria's joie de vivre and her determination to keeping dancing as long as the music moves her. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
The Quiet Man (1952) Loren King Credit must go to O'Hara, who is at her most magnetic in this film, and is central to what makes "The Quiet Man" so enjoyable and so memorable. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Todos lo saben (2018) Loren King "Everybody Knows" is a bit of a downer, but anything with these two dynamic actors set in scenic Spain is well worth the time. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Loren King The characters are so freshly rendered, and the ensemble cast so uniformly good. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018) Loren King Nina Arianda, as Russian-born Ida Laurel, a former showgirl who still brags about working with Preston Sturgess, and Shirley Henderson, as the no-nonsense, devoted Lucille Hardy, make the most of their scenes and are a joy to watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Cold War (2018) Loren King At a crisp 88 minutes, it's the tightest historical and romantic epic one is likely to see for a long time. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The Favourite (2018) Loren King As adversaries scheming and jockeying for the queen's favor, Stone and Weisz are at the top of their form, with Colman holding the center. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Loren King Jones nails Ginsburg's quiet tenacity and steely resolve as On the Basis of Sex charts her rising career from Harvard Law School in 1956. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Loren King Into the Spider-Verse is eye-popping and engaging, but also grounded in human emotion. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Loren King Mary Poppins Returns isn't perfectly perfect, but it's perfectly enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
Roma (2018) Loren King By making Roma so specific to his own memory, Cuarón has created a mesmerizing, powerful, universal story. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) Loren King Maria By Callas is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand what made her a legend and for anyone who simply appreciates pure artistry. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Boy Erased (2018) Loren King Boy Erased has good intentions and a bland social message. Its goal may be admirable, but it doesn't make for affecting or memorable drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Loren King In director Marielle Heller's Can You Forgive Me? Melissa McCarthy delivers one of the best on-screen portraits of a writer because she nails real-life scribe Lee Israel's torment. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018