Lagniappe (Mobile, AL)

Lagniappe (Mobile, AL) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Asia Frey
Rating Title/Year Author
Little Women (2019) Asia Frey With a few wonderfully clever touches, this beautiful film honors not just the story itself, but the act of reading and loving it. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
The Goldfinch (2019) Asia Frey If you are one of the many people who read the novel by Donna Tartt, however, this maligned, handsome film is more than worth watching. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Asia Frey The film's ending is satisfying and meaningful, but to keep some of the other characters intact would not have made Bernadette just look better, it would have made the film look better. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Asia Frey This story about three mob wives taking the reins after their husbands are imprisoned is uneven, at best. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Asia Frey You have to be made out of stone to be unmoved by The Peanut Butter Falcon. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
Klaus (2019) Asia Frey An absolutely beautiful hand-drawn cartoon about Santa's origins. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Let It Snow (2019) Asia Frey I love Shipka and it has Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope) from Descendants in it, which you will find exciting if you are, as I mentioned, a teen or tween. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Noelle (2019) Asia Frey This entry is the most colorful and traditionally jolly of the newcomers and as such, pretty silly. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Asia Frey An extraordinarily gentle drama that is thought-provoking in the nicest, most pleasant way. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
High Life (2018) Asia Frey It's very disturbing, but utterly compelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Asia Frey "Booksmart" is a genuinely moving story as well. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Asia Frey The vibe of Danny Boyle's Yesterday is so delightful and infectious that, for most of the film, all the troubles with the plot seem so far away. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Asia Frey It's not a new Valentine's Day classic perhaps, but there are enough warm, fuzzy feelings, along with many laughs, to qualify for date night. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Ladies in Black (2018) Asia Frey Ladies in Black fits the bill, beautifully. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Beach Bum (2019) Asia Frey The Beach Bum is a rambling journey without a destination that is worth taking. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Asia Frey As a satirical statement on consumerism, the film never earns its political jabs either. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Late Night (2019) Asia Frey With her sharp suits and even sharper tongue, Thompson's character is a far cry from her many dignified roles in tasteful period pieces, and it's thrilling to see a woman character like this. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Asia Frey The costumes are utterly sumptuous and the period details are convincing, but to really see and understand the emotions governing those who govern others is what makes this film so remarkable. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
All Is True (2018) Asia Frey While the themes might be hammered home too much at times, they are still compelling and interesting, and hammered home by some incredible actors, decked out in gorgeous costumes and more wigs than an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Missing Link (2019) Asia Frey If you have been spoiled by the richness of their earlier films, Missing Link is a bit disappointing, but if you want a beautifully crafted, intelligent adventure for kids, this is still that. It will be interesting to see where Laika goes from here. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) Asia Frey There is more to it than meets the eye. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Serenity (2019) Asia Frey Bad in a special way. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Wine Country (2019) Asia Frey A disappointment like this from so much potential is more than just lame, it's a crying shame. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Under the Silver Lake (2018) Asia Frey This is a long, weird movie, startlingly explicit at times, but oddly, and I do mean oddly, affecting. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Asia Frey I call this movie unnecessary because the first three films told such a complete story, and this functions more as a "Where are they now?" follow-up. As such, however, it is wonderful. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Asia Frey It is utterly beautiful, endlessly inventive and borderline unwatchable. There could not be a more poetic union of filmmaker and subject. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Asia Frey Somehow this film straddles realism and absurdity and manages to be emotional. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
Stan & Ollie (2018) Asia Frey There is plenty to admire in the sedate but moving biopic. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Support the Girls (2018) Asia Frey An unusually subtle story of would-be women's liberation, that could have gone so many other ways, but always lands in reality and pitch-perfect performances. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Asia Frey It was so cheesy, but I guess sometimes you just find yourself in the mood for cheese. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
Her Smell (2018) Asia Frey Title notwithstanding, this is an incredible film, viscerally unpleasant at times, but riveting throughout. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Asia Frey It's a sweet, funny adventure story that is a total anomaly in today's children's entertainment landscape. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Destination Wedding (2018) Asia Frey It is clunky, sophomoric, unconvincing, obvious, painful and dreadful and our erstwhile film stars gave this word vomit the delivery it deserved. Which is to say, terrible. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Beautiful Boy (2018) Asia Frey The arc of the story becomes somewhat predictable, but the scenes within that arc are memorable, and the performances are amazing. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Asia Frey The straightforward yet fascinating On the Basis of Sex cannot help but be inspiring. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
The Big Lebowski (1998) Asia Frey "The Big Lebowski" is easy to love and rewarding to obsess over, but for me, it's more than just a fun movie to quote; it's a comforting memory generator, and when I watch it, if I squint, I can kind of see my dad again. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Asia Frey Writer/director Gus Van Sant approaches a heavy subject with a combination of whimsy and sincerity, while a great supporting cast enliven the parties, group Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and rehabilitation wards. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Columbus (2017) Asia Frey An overt art film, but with a delicate relationship drama woven through. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
First Man (2018) Asia Frey Harrowing, fascinating and very moving, "First Man" takes a larger-than-life story and brings the people down to earth, while never diminishing the enormity and grandeur of the achievements. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
The Sisters Brothers (2018) Asia Frey A beautifully paced, deeply textured portrayal of the relationships that give such vibrancy to the kind of story that is largely predicated on the meaninglessness and cheapness of life in such a violent and unpredictable time in this nation's history. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
A Simple Favor (2018) Asia Frey Intentionally hilarious and slyly sexy and shocking. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Asia Frey May this film lead to more dramatic roles for McCarthy, and a full-blown Richard E. Grant renaissance. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Asia Frey While it has a few truly delightful and memorable scenes, I'd also like to see a version that is a smidge less in awe of its subject, however deserved that awe may be. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Roma (2018) Asia Frey While "Roma" is a deeply personal expression of one man's childhood memories, I responded to it, from today's climate, as a very affecting way of viewing a woman's dilemma of work versus motherhood. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
Mid90s (2018) Asia Frey Just when you think this little movie is only going to be about skating and cursing, which is actually fine with me, Jonah Hill manages to raise the stakes, but does so in a natural and believable progression. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
First Reformed (2017) Asia Frey A visually and emotionally rigorous experience, but it's also grounded and centered by star Ethan Hawke in a performance that is quietly spectacular in every scene. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Eighth Grade (2018) Asia Frey We're all still growing up, and "Eighth Grade" resonates powerfully with memories and experiences deeply buried, recent and raw, or witnessed in our own adolescent offspring. It is a painful but worthwhile experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Asia Frey If you're too faithful to the original, you are not original. If you veer wildly off from the original, you're sacrilegious to a classic. "Mary Poppins Returns" definitely walks the faithful path and does so, in exceedingly divine footwear. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Sorry to Bother You (2018) Asia Frey The delightful and assured cast lead the story with complete control through its craziest moments, and this dystopian madness is utterly believable in their capable hands. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
4.5/5 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Asia Frey These six stories add up to an achievement that is wise, ridiculous, gorgeous, hideous, and contains some of the best onscreen monologues and original characters of all time. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018