The Film Yap

The Film Yap is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Christopher Lloyd, Evan Dossey, Nick Rogers
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Seberg (2019) Christopher Lloyd Kristen Stewart gives a nuanced, emotionally invested performance as the French New Wave icon who was the target of a vicious FBI campaign to destroy her. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
4.5/5 EMMA. (2020) Christopher Lloyd A lovely, musical adaptation that shows us the difference between wealth and gentility, and between romance and true affection. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
4.5/5 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Christopher Lloyd The first three Indy movies involved 1) the Lost Ark of the Covenant, 2) Evil demon magic, and 3) the actual frickin' Holy Grail. To those who loudly pshawed at lead fridges and aliens, I pshaw right back. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/5 The Lodge (2019) Christopher Lloyd Some creepy atmospherics, but this religious/psychological/horror thriller borrows a little much from The Shining. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 The Assistant (2019) Christopher Lloyd A quietly unnerving portrait of harassment in the #MeToo era, as a young film studio assistant takes a stand against the unseen chairman. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
4.5/5 The Call of the Wild (2020) Christopher Lloyd Get over the CGI dog, because this heartfelt family adventure boasts one of Harrison Ford's most sensitive and soulful performances. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/5 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Christopher Lloyd Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2020
4/5 The Photograph (2020) Christopher Lloyd Two terrific young actors combine in this atypical romantic drama about a couple brought together by the past. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 The Longest Yard (1974) Christopher Lloyd The Longest Yard" somehow became an iconic sports comedy without being particularly funny or containing any compelling football. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Christopher Lloyd A schizophrenic, barely comprehensible spinoff. It turns out Harley Quinn is entertaining only in small doses. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) Christopher Lloyd A great buddy heist movie that gets pulled down by some angry interlopers. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 The Gentlemen (2020) Christopher Lloyd A fun and fast-paced crime caper featuring a lot of cool dudes doing cool things; think Ocean's 11 with dickies. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/5 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Christopher Lloyd Old and busted, the Bad Boys can't summon up enough energy for even a tired "one last job" outing. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/5 Buck Run (2019) Christopher Lloyd A deeply observational film focused on mood and moments that could have used a more fleshed-out story. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
4/5 Dolittle (2020) Christopher Lloyd Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2020
4.5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Christopher Lloyd A film of haunting beauty and searing emotions, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an extraordinary cinematic achievement. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/5 Troop Zero (2019) Christopher Lloyd This heartwarming Southern-fried dramedy has a lot going for it, but the pieces don't quite mesh. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 Breathless (1959) Christopher Lloyd Breathless must have seemed amazing in 1960, a movie obsessed with youth and motion. The problem with youth is it doesn't last. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
3.5/5 Like a Boss (2020) Christopher Lloyd A fun and frothy girl flick about two besties negotiating personal and professional challenges. Not terribly ambitious, but Tiffany Haddish has screen presence in gobs. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
4.5/5 1917 (2019) Christopher Lloyd 1917 is a film that you approach as a technical marvel and then are absorbed by its breathtaking humanity. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/5 Cruising (1980) Christopher Lloyd Seen today, Cruising isn't the lurid gay-bashing pulp it was labeled at the time. But neither is it a particularly adept crime procedural. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 Little Women (2019) Christopher Lloyd A great-looking and emotional adaptation of the celebrated novel that suffers from a clunky narrative structure. I couldn't escape the feeling I was a tourist wandering through this story. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
4/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Christopher Lloyd A list of flaws as long as a lightsaber, but there's still plenty of majesty and power as Star Wars wraps up a 40-year saga. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 Cats (2019) Christopher Lloyd The parts of Cats that work work really well, while many others don't. It's still kinda magical in a goofy sort of way. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 A Hidden Life (2019) Christopher Lloyd Malick's most engaging film in years, a slow-moving but spiritual portrait of a man of conscious. Unspeakably gorgeous to gaze upon and listen to. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
4.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Christopher Lloyd Bombshell may be a one-sided Hollywood takedown of hated Fox News, but it's as vibrant a depiction of the #MeToo movement as we've seen, with four great performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2.5/5 The Andromeda Strain (1971) Christopher Lloyd Though it's essentially the godfather of the outbreak disaster genre, The Andromeda Strain is a slow sci-fi procedural that hasn't aged well. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
4/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Christopher Lloyd A fun, funny and bouncy sequel that's got major points over the original. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
2/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Christopher Lloyd A 135-minute exercise in anxiety and unpleasantness. It begins with a colonoscopy, and things go downhill from there. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 The Two Popes (2019) Christopher Lloyd The rarest of animals -- a deep and serious cinematic exploration of religious faith -- boasts a pair of knockout performances from Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
1.5/5 In Fabric (2018) Christopher Lloyd Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 Waves (2019) Christopher Lloyd Some lovely performances, but Waves is a classic example of movie where the filmmaker fell in love with his own shots. Overlong and poorly paced. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Christopher Lloyd An ambitious and riveting attempt to lionize a man who was smeared for not looking or sounding like what a hero is supposed to. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Christopher Lloyd Despite some next-level historical revisionism, The Aeronauts is a rousing adventure story about the limits of human exploration of the skies. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/5 Dragonslayer (1981) Christopher Lloyd If there was one film from the 1970s/80s early heyday of fantasy films that perfectly straddled the divide between kiddie movies and gorefests, it was Dragonslayer. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Christopher Lloyd Rather than feeling like a cloying act of narcissism, Shia LaBeouf's autobiographical tale is layered and authentic. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Christopher Lloyd A fun twist on the Agatha Christie whodunit that mocks the genre while indulging in all the reasons why we like it. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Christopher Lloyd It's definitely a step-down from the original, particularly in terms of the songs and how they're used. But Frozen 2 will please those it's meant to. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Christopher Lloyd Not a biopic of Fred Rogers but movie-making as therapy, summoning Rogers' spirit and spreading his ethos -- that everyone is valued -- across the globe. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
3.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Christopher Lloyd A 3 1/2-hour travelogue of Scorsese's gangster filmography. There isn't really anything new, just riding over familiar themes he's tread on in other movies, over and over again. You appreciate the nostalgia tour, but in the end that's all it is. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 Bartleby (1970) Christopher Lloyd The story of one meek man's quiet rebellion, Bartleby is a small, largely forgotten gem. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
5/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Christopher Lloyd Aside from just being one of the best movies of the year, Ford v Ferrari unspools the greatest sports legend most people have never heard of. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 The Report (2019) Christopher Lloyd A complex but worthy exploration of the U.S. government's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and the attempt to cover it up. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4.5/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Christopher Lloyd The latest from Pedro Almodóvar is quiet and introspective as his latest autobiographical stand-in explores a late-in-life rut. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4.5/5 Midway (2019) Christopher Lloyd A surprisingly effective old-school rip-roaring war picture, with square-jawed actors and impressive CGI action scenes. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4.5/5 Alfie (1966) Christopher Lloyd Though it's very much a product of its time, Alfie has aged well because it's a funny, sad and insightful look at an eternal struggle. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
4.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Christopher Lloyd A wild and whimsical look inside a young Nazi boy's brain with Adolf Hitler as his imaginary friend. Bold and beautiful. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Christopher Lloyd There's a lot of great things going on here, including splendid performances by Edward Norton and Alec Baldwin. Sometimes, though, Motherless Brooklyn feels like a chess board crammed with too many pieces. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4.5/5 Harriet (2019) Christopher Lloyd Rather than sanitizing or deifying a great American historical figure, Harriet breathes urgent knew life into the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 Battle of Britain (1969) Christopher Lloyd This 1969 big-budget extravaganza is noted for its realistic recreations of aerial WWII dogfights. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019