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
1917 (2019) Sarah Marrs 1917 is two hours of: Look at these broken bodies but also admire how they look staged in this buttery morning light and emerald green fields. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Sarah Marrs A film as much about aging and end-of-life regret as it is the mob. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Queen & Slim (2019) Sarah Marrs The aesthetics are everything. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) Sarah Marrs The Aeronauts begs the question of what use is a historical biopic if the history is so dramatized it is barely recognizable to actual history. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Sarah Marrs A heartbreaking character study of a couple in total meltdown. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Sarah Marrs A staggering work from a master filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Sarah Marrs Jumanji: The Next Level still finds its way to some big laughs, and a nice resolution. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
6 Underground (2019) Sarah Marrs A migraine headache in cinematic form. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Richard Jewell (2019) Sarah Marrs It's a decent actor showcase, but Richard Jewell does little to illuminate this story and why we should care about it today. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Cats (2019) Sarah Marrs Cats is a punishment. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Bombshell (2019) Sarah Marrs It's like if Serena Joy narrated The Handmaid's Tale. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Sarah Marrs The Rise of Skywalker is an unwieldy mix of fan service, mystery unboxing, and actual, effective character moments. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Sarah Marrs A wacky spy caper that succeeds largely thanks to Kristen Stewart's surprise comedy performance. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
21 Bridges (2019) Sarah Marrs A solid, even enjoyable cop movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
Dark Waters (2019) Sarah Marrs Dark Waters is a showcase for Mark Ruffalo, and an important story about holding corporations accountable for the harm they cause. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Sarah Marrs Doctor Sleep loses some traction at the end, but the performances keep it going. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Sarah Marrs Dark Fate swings uncomfortably between the relatively grounded story of Sarah Connor and increasingly absurd action sequences. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Sarah Marrs ...there is nothing else like The Lighthouse this year. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Sarah Marrs Little Monsters is mostly a mediocre horror comedy, an okay-ish latent rom-com, and a GREAT music video for Lupita Nyong'o covering Taylor Swift. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Sarah Marrs Double Tap has its moments, but overall there is nothing surprising or fresh or interesting here. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
The Addams Family (2019) Sarah Marrs The story feels lazy and reductive, rendering the Addamses toothless and uninspiring. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Sarah Marrs There are some really cool visuals and beautiful, detailed costumes, but overall nothing quite justifies the talent and investment represented on screen. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Joker (2019) Sarah Marrs It's kind of amazing such an empty spectacle has sparked so much heated debate, but then, comic book movies usually are over-hyped. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Judy (2019) Sarah Marrs Judy doesn't really offer anything revelatory about Judy Garland, but it is a reminder of how compelling it can be to watch one great performer inhabit another. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
Radioactive (2020) Sarah Marrs Like most biopics, Radioactive is a little long because it insists on covering decades ... but Pike is so good as Marie, and her story is so interesting...that it is mostly enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Parasite (2019) Sarah Marrs Parasite is one of the best films you'll see this year, and certainly the most insane. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Sarah Marrs Downton Abbey is a very silly movie, but you know what? It's gorgeous to look at and genuinely funny. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Sarah Marrs A fun and loving, if deliberately shallow, portrait of Rudy Ray Moore. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Sarah Marrs Honey Boy is more than just an indulgence by Shia LaBeouf... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Seberg (2019) Sarah Marrs Kristen Stewart's strong performance and the great costume design make Seberg passable. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Sarah Marrs Intolerably smug. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Harriet (2019) Sarah Marrs Harriet is a solid, if formulaic, biopic. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Sarah Marrs I wish it came in a more interesting, inventive package, but Ford v Ferrari is perfectly serviceable. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Sarah Marrs A GREAT murder mystery. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Sarah Marrs Just Mercy is a procedural made in the prestige drama mold, with an old-fashioned appeal. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Sarah Marrs More like A Beautiful Day to CRY. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Sarah Marrs Jojo Rabbit is sweet and whimsical, with an undercurrent of a darker reality... EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Sarah Marrs The Personal History of David Copperfield shows how much Charles Dickens still has to say about our world today and is a great stage for some incredibly fun performances... EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
The Report (2019) Sarah Marrs "The structure at least breaks up the really dry bits with the really upsetting bits, so that's...something." EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Angel Has Fallen (2019) Sarah Marrs If you HAVE to watch a "Has Fallen" movie, watch this one. It's the least likely to make you want to claw your soul from your very body and leave this plane of existence. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Sarah Marrs The emotional core of the movie is strong enough to keep it going when the humor doesn't. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Sarah Marrs ...illustrates how Alice Guy-Blaché, thought to be the first female director, fell through the cracks of history, and makes a case for Guy-Blaché's place among the titans of early cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sarah Marrs Hobbs & Shaw is indefensibly dumb, and it is a LOT of fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Sarah Marrs ...a story about the power of stories, particularly how folklore is often wielded against women. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Sarah Marrs An enormously frustrating waste of potential. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Sarah Marrs A meandering, pensive portrait and wish fulfillment of the brand only Tarantino can deliver. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sarah Marrs The Dead Don't Die is either going to be the best movie you've seen in a while, or an absolutely pile of garbage you yearn to set on fire, and nothing in between. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Sarah Marrs I am so incredibly frustrated by this movie. WHAT A PREMISE! And just NOTHING on the delivery. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Sarah Marrs This is a film meant to be examined from every angle, but first you just have to let it wash over you like a weird, violent waterfall. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sarah Marrs If the movie is slightly overburdened by Avengers business, the joys of the humor and Peter's emotional journey make up for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019