Los Angeles Review of Books

Los Angeles Review of Books is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): K. Austin Collins, Lili Loofbourow, Manuel Betancourt, Natalia Winkelman, Sarah Fonseca
Rating Title/Year Author
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Natalia Winkelman A heart-warmer and well-timed balm with a homespun quality that's hugely endearing. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Lost & Found (2017) Charles Taylor "The trick is just in understanding how to invite the spirit into the reality of each situation." Forty-seven years after it was filmed, this is the possibility of deliverance that Amazing Grace holds out to us. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
Spotlight (2015) Charles Taylor Spotlight joins the ranks of the great American muckraking pictures, from I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang to On the Waterfront, All the President's Men, and The Border. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Paterson (2016) Charles Taylor Driver marries the surface stoicism of the classic male hero with the rich inner life of a man of deep feeling. And that's why we feel so close to him. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Charles Taylor Malek holds the movie together through its shaky passages. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Vox Lux (2018) Natalia Winkelman It succeeds in spinning an audacious and provocative pop tale, and one that, incidentally, stands in opposition to the mushy earworm of a moral offered up in A Star is Born. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
Roma (2018) Scout Tafoya Roma is a colossal mistake, a series of miscalculations born of unchecked hubris and hideous classism, the kind of film that drags the rest of its director's body of work down with it. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Max Nelson What redeems the film, to my mind, is the productive tension it sets up between its melancholic picture of Europe in decay and the manic, whiz-bang adventure story that makes up its central narrative. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2018
Chi-Raq (2015) K. Austin Collins This is no mere thought experiment. Can satire stop a bullet? Likely not. But it can provoke those of us who haven't, and can. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2017