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
Dark Phoenix (2019) Sarah Marrs A sad, limping finish for the X-Men franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
Ma (2019) Sarah Marrs ...perfectly serviceable, if forgettable... EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Sarah Marrs This is the biopic of a queer rock icon we deserve. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Sarah Marrs Aladdin gets a pass thanks to the undeniable charm of its star, Mena Massoud. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sarah Marrs It will work on small children who don't know better, but woe betide anyone else who gets dragged along. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sarah Marrs Endgame is a summer camp goodbye-sad for the friends we won't see again, but happy for the time we got to spend together. Endgame makes sure it was time spent well. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Sarah Marrs Shazam! wears a big heart on its sleeve. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Sarah Marrs Technically it's good but also, what are we supposed to get out of this except an echo of the fear we've already felt? EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Us (2019) Sarah Marrs Us is an incredibly effective horror movie, finely tuned to cause stress in the audience, with plenty of nerve-wracking moments and scares. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Sarah Marrs ...a story that can only be about a woman, about her frustrations and setbacks and the way the world works against her, and what happens when she stops trying to work with the world and just does her own thing. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Serenity (2019) Sarah Marrs Serenity is a disaster, but it's so bad it crosses into fascinating. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
The Vanishing (2018) Sarah Marrs Pretty okay. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
Glass (2019) Sarah Marrs This Glass is half empty. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Sarah Marrs ...demonstrates the any-person nature of heroes with cleverness and heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
The Sisters Brothers (2018) Sarah Marrs A revisionist Western road movie comedy with a heaping side of existential drama and great performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Roma (2018) Sarah Marrs Roma is small life drama writ large. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Dumplin' (2018) Sarah Marrs Cheesy, schmaltzy, weirdly shallow for a film that Is Making A Point, Dumplin' is the worst of the Netflix factory line...and yet, at the same time, it's impossible to dislike it. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Sarah Marrs ...trying to update a medieval story for modern times doesn't quite work. But at least Mary Queen of Scots is watchable. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Sarah Marrs I'm not saying Aquaman is good. But it is extremely watchable, totally insane good time. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Sarah Marrs A kitschy Lynchian dream. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
The Favourite (2018) Sarah Marrs The Favourite is funny and sexy and sad and weird, and ultimately a portrait of loneliness, as no one ends up with what they need, only whatever power they can grab. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
Robin Hood (2018) Sarah Marrs Well this didn't work out at all. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
Boy Erased (2018) Sarah Marrs I feel bad marking this rotten because the subject is so important, but the execution is just not there. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Sarah Marrs Kills any interest that might have existed for more fantastic beasts. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Sarah Marrs The worst case scenario of homogenized, generic filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
Outlaw King (2018) Sarah Marrs Points for technical proficiency, but otherwise Outlaw King doesn't justify itself. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Sarah Marrs A weirdly punishing portrait of Freddie Mercury. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Hunter Killer (2018) Sarah Marrs Hunter Killer is basically what you think it is-a low-rent Hunt for the Red October that is a straight-up ludicrous hero fantasy. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Sarah Marrs Keira Knightley's performance is completely off the rails and really the only watchable thing in this movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Sarah Marrs Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a misanthrope's character study, a candid revelation of a shocking literary scandal, and a brilliant performance from Melissa McCarthy. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
Halloween (2018) Sarah Marrs A cut above your typical slasher fare. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
Venom (2018) Sarah Marrs Venom is the worst parts of the Sam Raimi and Sony reboot Spider-Men combined. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
A Simple Favor (2018) Sarah Marrs A blackly comedic take on all those tropes common to salacious "women's entertainment", done in a way that actually empowers women. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2018
First Man (2018) Sarah Marrs First Man is as much a spectacle as it is an emotional experience, and in that way feels as old-fashioned as its protagonist. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
The Predator (2018) Sarah Marrs The Predator dismisses itself as "dumber than group one", which, no argument. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
Assassination Nation (2018) Sarah Marrs It actually defies logic that this movie works. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Sarah Marrs A haunting piece of cinema, fully evocative and intimately illuminating. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
Widows (2018) Sarah Marrs Widows is a heist movie with a mind and a voice and a total lack of fear in using both. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018) Sarah Marrs It is perfectly fine. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
The Front Runner (2018) Sarah Marrs Gary Hart is the least interesting character in the story, which is kind of a problem when he's the protagonist. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
Todos lo saben (2018) Sarah Marrs Equal parts pulp, examination of the class divide, and ESCANDALO. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Destination Wedding (2018) Sarah Marrs Destination Wedding isn't a rom-com, it's a horror movie about a woman trapped with a men's rights activist. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Sarah Marrs It's not adding anything new to the Star is Born canon, but it is a solid retelling for a new generation. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2018
Alpha (2018) Sarah Marrs It's fine. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018) Sarah Marrs Not funny, not clever, and not nearly as shocking as it thinks it is. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
Searching (2018) Sarah Marrs An extremely well plotted thriller with enough satisfying twists and turns to keep you entirely engaged. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2018
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Sarah Marrs Spike Lee at his fiery best. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2018
Mile 22 (2018) Sarah Marrs Incomprehensible and flat-out ugly in pretty much every way it can be. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2018
Slender Man (2018) Sarah Marrs Slender Man commits the double sin of being not only bad, but boring. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Sarah Marrs The world is on fire, enjoy this glass of champagne. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018