Lainey Gossip

Lainey Gossip is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sarah Marrs
Rating Title/Year Author
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Sarah Marrs This film does nothing. It means nothing. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
The Midnight Sky (2020) Sarah Marrs Midnight Sky hangs uneasily together, never quite finding an effective rhythm EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
News of the World (2020) Sarah Marrs The daddest movie of 2020. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
Soul (2020) Sarah Marrs Soul is ... for sure one of the best animated films of the year, but ... it lacks a certain whimsy to appeal to children. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
Tenet (2020) Sarah Marrs Anyone who insists Tenet is Important or Otherwise Notable is probably trying to sell you something. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Sarah Marrs Ma Rainey is a bitter, aching portrait of Black artists struggling against white capitalism EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
Promising Young Woman (2020) Sarah Marrs With teen-dream style and a heart of festering feminine rage, Promising Young Woman is a nightmare dressed as a daydream. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Mank (2020) Sarah Marrs A rare miss from David Fincher. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
The Prom (2020) Sarah Marrs If you can just focus on Jo Ellen Pellman and tune literally everything else about The Prom out, you can maybe find the kernel of the film that works, but boy do you have to work hard to get there. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
Sound of Metal (2019) Sarah Marrs Sound of Metal is an above-average addiction drama, and Riz Ahmed is blazingly good as Ruben. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
In the Mood for Love (2000) Sarah Marrs In the Mood for Love is just that: a mood, a feeling, a fancy, transient as the population passing through Hong Kong, and as luscious as an illicit temptation. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Sarah Marrs Dick Johnson Is Dead is a deeply personal film, but anyone who has lost or is losing someone to dementia or Alzheimer's will recognize the common struggle within it. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Hubie Halloween (2020) Sarah Marrs Fresh because it's the first Adam Sandler movie in ages that didn't make me want to scoop my eyeballs out with a spoon. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Charm City Kings (2020) Sarah Marrs Charm City Kings has a lot of heart underpinning the flashy trappings of the bike riders' subculture. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Sarah Marrs It hits all of the beats of a mid-life crisis movie, right down to the affair with a younger person, but Version does it with a style and insight frequently lacking in the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Rebecca (2020) Sarah Marrs Rebecca is a straightforward adaptation of a story already well told by a master, and one that, in side-stepping the previous adaptation, is left with very little to do. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Totally Under Control (2020) Sarah Marrs Gibney, Harutyunyan, and Hillinger have crafted a precise timeline for the US's complete breakdown in pandemic response. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
On the Rocks (2020) Sarah Marrs In one way or another, this is ground Coppola has trod before, and previously to better effect in films like Lost in Translation, but for fans of hers, On the Rocks is a perfectly enjoyable 90 minutes EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Memories of Murder (2003) Sarah Marrs Memories of Murder is a ghastly chord that, once struck, echoes forever. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Sarah Marrs Hillbilly Elegy is exactly the kind of movie that makes "Oscar bait" the target of ridicule. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Sarah Marrs Another blatant attempt to capitalize on Star Wars' popularity just in time for the holiday season, and maybe goose toy sales of Rey's yellow lightsaber. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
Happiest Season (2020) Sarah Marrs Happiest Season is charming, funny, and pretty much everything you can ask for from a holiday rom-com. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
The Water Man (2020) Sarah Marrs A family-friendly film that deals in grief in a slightly whimsical but grounded way. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
Another Round (2020) Sarah Marrs ...a very humanist film, invested in the individual quirks and foibles of its characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
Antebellum (2020) Sarah Marrs Antebellum is a mind-boggling waste of creative talent. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
Enola Holmes (2020) Sarah Marrs An immensely fun caper comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
I Am Greta (2020) Sarah Marrs I Am Greta humanizes Greta Thunberg as her international profile grows so big, she seems more symbol than person. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Sarah Marrs Shadow in the Cloud strands talented performers in an increasingly silly plot. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
I Care a Lot (2020) Sarah Marrs I Care a Lot is the kind of savage black comedy that comes along once in a great while and entertains as much as it enrages. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
Pieces of a Woman (2020) Sarah Marrs Pieces of a Woman collapses under its own weight, stranding Vanessa Kirby's performance in a sea of overwrought camera moves. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
One Night in Miami (2020) Sarah Marrs One Night in Miami is a historical drama that breathes with life and vivacity... EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
Nomadland (2020) Sarah Marrs Chloe Zhao continues to paint moving, melancholy portraits of the modern American West and the people who inhabit it. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
Concrete Cowboy (2020) Sarah Marrs Though it treads familiar coming-of-age ground, the spectacle of the urban horseman is enough to make Concrete Cowboy feel fresh, and the solid cast keeps it afloat. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Sarah Marrs The Broken Hearts Gallery is for anyone who has missed classic rom-coms with their contrivances and chemistry, featuring yet another spectacular performance from Geraldine Viswanathan. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
Mulan (2020) Sarah Marrs Mulan is an auspicious blend of battle epic and fairy tale that ought to inspire a new generation of would-be warriors. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Sarah Marrs This film will confound and infuriate you, but it will also stick with you for a while. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
Lingua Franca (2019) Sarah Marrs Lingua Franca is painfully realist, and the ending is suitably realistic, with no easy answers or assurances of safety. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Sarah Marrs Sure to please fans of the original movies, Bill and Ted Face the Music is a bonkers adventure with a big, beating heart of sweetness and warmth. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
Project Power (2020) Sarah Marrs The untapped potential of Project Power is a little frustrating, but the combined efforts of Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominque Fishback at least make it watchable. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
Tesla (2020) Sarah Marrs As much as Almereyda tries to do justice to such an extraordinary mind, he ultimately still frames Tesla within pedestrian concerns like his business interests and the question of why he never married. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Sarah Marrs She Dies Tomorrow perfectly captures the dreamy sameness of self-isolation, while at others it typifies the horror of being surrounded by mass death. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
The Old Guard (2020) Sarah Marrs The Old Guard is a decidedly grown up superhero movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
Palm Springs (2020) Sarah Marrs The wacky existential rom-com we need in 2020. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Sarah Marrs Fire Saga is perfectly enjoyable, and a much-needed dose of unrestrained joy EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Da 5 Bloods (2020) Sarah Marrs As a character study of the long-term effects of PTSD, guilt, and trauma, Da 5 Bloods is a rich and lively work. As a commentary on the Vietnam War, American race relations, and the entwining of the two, it is sharp and devastating. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) Sarah Marrs Renaissance art plays a significant role in Douglas, proof that the Renaissance was unintentionally hilarious, and that Gadsby's closest companion on the comedy shelf is Eddie Izzard. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2020
The Lovebirds (2020) Sarah Marrs A nice enough movie to while away an afternoon, but it is only notable for the combined star wattage of Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2020
Extraction (2020) Sarah Marrs A solid, B-grade action thriller. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
The Invisible Man (2020) Sarah Marrs The Invisible Man is a smart, lo-fi approach to a classic movie monster that tells a gripping, timely story. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
Bloodshot (2020) Sarah Marrs The only bright spot in this movie is Lamorne Morris. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020