Missoula Independent

Missoula Independent is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Molly Laich
Rating Title/Year Author
First Reformed (2017) Molly Laich We are treated to long, delicious scenes filled with dialogue that matters, all of it spearheaded by an unwound, infirmed and strangely sexy priest. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2018
Disobedience (2017) Molly Laich Let the record show that I gave Disobedience a fair shake and still hated it before learning that it was made by one of my least favorite working directors. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2018
Hereditary (2018) Molly Laich Watching Hereditary inspires the kind of fear that makes you irrationally check for phantom hands under your seat that might reach out and grab you. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word (2018) Molly Laich In service of this particular picture, though, it's best to set... cynicism aside. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
Book Club (2018) Molly Laich If you're picturing a montage of each woman turning pages excitedly in various locations with their mouths agape, that's accurate. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
Lean on Pete (2017) Molly Laich At its heart, this is a story about wounded people stuck in unhappy lives and all the many and terrible ways they try and fail and try again to make do. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2018
You Were Never Really Here (2017) Molly Laich You Were Never Here has an upsetting, dreamlike quality that lulls you through its 129 minutes and holds you on the edge of a precipice that never fully delivers. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2018
I Feel Pretty (2018) Molly Laich Can Renee's insights into the world of dumpy women save the company? Or will she hit her head again. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018) Molly Laich The dogs are funny, and the interplay between them represents the story's greatest strength. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2018
The Death of Stalin (2017) Molly Laich "Buscemi leads the cast valiantly in what are sharp comedic performances all around, guided by Iannucci's most savage political satire to date." EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2018
Black Panther (2018) Molly Laich Even soulless, Easter-egg hating film snobs like me can find a lot to admire in Black Panther. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018
A Fantastic Woman (2017) Molly Laich I get that the protagonist is mourning, but geez Louise, does the entire film have to die along with her? EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018
Red Sparrow (2018) Molly Laich The first half of Red Sparrow is so distinctly terrible, revolting and kind of boring that it's almost mean of me to recommend the movie - but hear me out. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
The Ritual (2017) Molly Laich Think The Blair Witch Project, but less original. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2018
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Molly Laich This is science fiction for a YA audience, ergo, the grownups are expecting too much. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2018
When We First Met (2018) Molly Laich Worse than just bad, this movie is utterly harmless. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2018
Hostiles (2017) MaryAnn Johanson But I'd hate for you to think that the film does anything radical, like present Yellow Hawk and his family as complicated human beings. The Native Americans here are strictly one-dimensional, which is all Blocker's redemption requires. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2018
My Friend Dahmer (2017) Molly Laich I admire the filmmaker's straight and painful delivery. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2018
Phantom Thread (2017) Molly Laich "...an emotional experience that demands to be watched in rapt attention, with all of our cinematic cylinders firing at once." EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2018
The Shape of Water (2017) Molly Laich What I can't forgive is how static and simplistic these characters are [...] With no ambiguity, there's nothing for my brain to do except passively watch these soggy characters as they wade to a predictable, saccharine conclusion. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
Molly's Game (2017) Molly Laich Molly's Game marks a solid enough directorial debut for Sorkin. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Molly Laich Abrams gave us the gentle re-introduction we needed, and it paved the way for writer and director Rian Johnson to take the story in strange new directions. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Molly Laich Dripping with sincerity and brilliance, [Barry] Keoghan's work is forced to exist in the same universe that gave the specifically untalented Ansel Elgort a Golden Globe nomination for Baby Driver. I can't even. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2017
Voyeur (2017) Molly Laich I still heartily recommend Voyeur on the strength of its subject matter, as it transcends any quibbles I have with the execution. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2017
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Molly Laich McDonagh's characters achieve complexity and depth that most writers don't even know how to imagine, let alone create, and he does it with brilliant thrift. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2017
Lady Bird (2017) Molly Laich We are doomed to like this movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2017
The Florida Project (2017) Molly Laich The emotional payoff is so incredibly worth your time. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
Loving Vincent (2017) Molly Laich For the love of God, why did this need to be a feature-length production? EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2017
Walking Out (2017) Molly Laich ... a plain and devastating story about family and the traditions that bind them, set against the majestic and inhospitable wild. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
Gerald's Game (2017) Molly Laich Gerald's Game isn't earth shattering, and it's definitely not sexy. Still, the movie works as a late night, B-picture experience, bolstered primarily by its smart dialogue and emotional cunning. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
Super Dark Times (2017) Molly Laich a perverse and strange exploration of real horror, via the unsteady, ill-equipped perspective of doltish teenagers. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2017
The Unknown Girl (2016) Molly Laich The kind of picture you see, are momentarily changed by and then try but fail to encapsulate later with a friend over coffee. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2017
Strong Island (2017) Molly Laich The film's central murder carries a potent political subtext about the black experience of the criminal justice system in America, but, more than that, this is a film about loss and irrepressible grief. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2017
Landline (2017) Molly Laich I love this movie most of all because of its career-defining performance by Slate. Her work here reminds me of Tom Hanks from '80s comedies. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2017
Good Time (2017) Molly Laich One of the best films of 2017. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2017
Ingrid Goes West (2017) Molly Laich Ingrid's obsessive behavior is the dark matter fueling this comedy, and for about half of the film's brief 97 minutes, we're running on fumes. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2017
Lady Macbeth (2016) Molly Laich ...about as dark as films get. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2017
The Dark Tower (2017) Molly Laich The Dark Tower's rich cosmology has been condensed into a palatable, archetypal story of good versus evil with laughably bad dialogue to see us through in a merciful 95 minutes. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2017
A Ghost Story (2017) Molly Laich This is a story that sticks. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2017
To the Bone (2017) Molly Laich Through conspicuous examples and only slightly stilted exposition, To the Bone educates us on the ins and outs of the diagnosis. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2017
The Big Sick (2017) Molly Laich The Big Sick works because its humor feels effortless and true, and the laughs spring out of genuine tragedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2017
The Beguiled (2017) Molly Laich At its heart, The Beguiled is a story about the explosive and terrible potential of sexuality that burns deep inside the hearts of women. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2017
Unseen (2016) Molly Laich Through candid interviews and images of the impoverished Mount Pleasant community, Unseen acts as a haunting indictment of a police force that failed its citizens. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2017
Olancho (2017) Molly Laich Directors Chris Valdes and Ted Griswold have seemingly impossibly intimate access to their subjects. With gorgeous photography, they capture real, poignant moments. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2017
Baby Driver (2017) Molly Laich What a fun and thrilling summertime romp EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2017
The Force (2017) Molly Laich mesmerizing and, at times, challenging cinema. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2017
Raw (2016) Molly Laich Raw is a bizarre, sexy film with a healthy dose of humor about itself. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017
The Lost City of Z (2016) Molly Laich While it didn't exactly make me feel anything, I'm confident that for others, the elements are there to be felt. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017
Paterson (2016) Molly Laich How do I love writer and director Jim Jarmusch's latest and possibly greatest film, Paterson? Let me count the ways. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017
Oklahoma City (2017) Molly Laich More than just gripping cinema, Oklahoma City is a spooky cautionary tale. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2017