Cloture Club

Cloture Club is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Lauren Bradshaw
Rating Title/Year Author
A Mulan (2020) Lauren Bradshaw Mulan cracks the code of being an excellent remake, while still honoring fan favorite moments of the original film. Although not a musical, the score still packs a punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
A- Boys State (2020) Lauren Bradshaw As sobering as it is charming, Boys State shows a microcosm of our current political climate that will quickly get you invested in the outcome of a fictional election. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
B+ The Rental (2020) Lauren Bradshaw Jaws did to swimming in the ocean what The Rental does to staying in Airbnbs... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
B The Old Guard (2020) Lauren Bradshaw The Old Guard is a bloody good time with incredible heart and character development that is rare in action movies. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
A Hamilton (2020) Lauren Bradshaw A perfect translation from stage to screen, Hamilton has never been as timely. What a gift that we get to enjoy this beautiful show together, socially distanced or not. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
C- Irresistible (2020) Lauren Bradshaw Unfortunately, Irresistible is a victim of the perhaps built-in high expectations from Stewart's intelligent voice we have missed hearing since he left The Daily Show. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
A A Secret Love (2020) Lauren Bradshaw A Secret Love beautifully shows that despite society's homophobia that made Pat and Terry feel they had to hide their 70+ year relationship, love ultimately prevailed. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
B The High Note (2020) Lauren Bradshaw The High Note is the perfect escapist movie for your quarantine woes, complete with a catchy soundtrack and fantastic performances from Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2020
B+ Angel of Mine (2019) Lauren Bradshaw With a multi-layered script of surprising twists and turns, as well as amazing performances from Noomi Rapace and Yvonne Strahovski, Angel of Mine is a surprise hit. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2020
A The Hunt (2020) Lauren Bradshaw The Hunt is an entertaining, sign-of-the-times satire that pokes fun at both parties. Maybe the movie should instead be called Betty Gilpin because she makes it her own. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
A The Invisible Man (2020) Lauren Bradshaw The Invisible Man is an incredibly suspenseful (and scary) psychological thriller. Its timely message about believing women and surviving trauma makes it a Me Too-era classic. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
B+ Downhill (2020) Lauren Bradshaw Incredible performances from Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell, combined with a smart and intimate script make Downhill a worthy successor to Force Majeure. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
A Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Lauren Bradshaw Birds of Prey celebrates female empowerment, but it's so much more than the filmmakers' gender; it's a breath of fresh air in a dark and serious superhero space. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
C- The Rhythm Section (2020) Lauren Bradshaw The Rhythm Section is a film you more or less have seen before-though lacking original and exciting action sequences that make you want to see it again. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
B- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Lauren Bradshaw When Pfeiffer and Jolie are together in a scene, it is absolute fire. The icy glares, the shade, THE CHEEKBONES... this is what I came to see. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
A Judy (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Judy is a love letter to Judy Garland's incredible legacy, anchored by an extraordinary performance from the always-incredible Renee Zellweger. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
B+ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Lauren Bradshaw This sweet, endearing movie is less about Rogers as a man, and more about his positive influence in the lives of so many, despite generational and socio-economic divides. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
A Hustlers (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Hustlers is one of the year's most entertaining films. It celebrates friendship, diversity, awesome music, and Lopez gives one of the best performances of her career. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
A- Blackbird (2019) Lauren Bradshaw A powerful family drama that despite its bleak subject matter, seemed like a really bonding movie to make. Exceptional cast with an incredible performance from Kate Winslet. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
B- I Am Woman (2019) Lauren Bradshaw I Am Woman is a timely, yet familiar biopic that will re-introduce younger generations to the legendary Helen Reddy and leave "I Am Woman" stuck in your head for days. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
A The Lion King (2019) Lauren Bradshaw The Lion King is Disney's best animated adaptation yet, featuring a phenomenal vocal cast, iconic score, and all of the scenes you know and love from the original. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
C- Men in Black: International (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Men In Black: International put the "meh" in the Men in Black franchise. Not awful, but not entertaining, and missing screen time from Emma Thompson & Rebecca Ferguson. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
A Avengers: Endgame (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Avengers: Endgame is a crowd-pleaser at the highest level, striking the perfect balance of paying homage to its predecessors and giving each character his/her moment to shine. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
A- Shazam! (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Shazam may get his power from a wizard, but it is Zachary Levi's performance that really is the magic behind this fun and heartwarming film. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
B Captain Marvel (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Captain Marvel is a retro-tastic origin story worthy of its namesake, capturing the strength and heart of the comics. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
C- Miss Bala (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Miss Bala was at times so ridiculous, it was fun... until it wasn't. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
B- The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Lauren Bradshaw Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King is an imaginative adventure, harkening back to the live-action fantasy from my childhood that Hollywood seems to have forgotten. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
C- Tag (2018) Lauren Bradshaw After almost two hours, the repetitive Tag overstays its welcome. Despite some funny moments, it also underuses a great cast and has poor character development. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
B Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Lauren Bradshaw Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again is one word: delightful EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
A Ben Is Back (2018) Lauren Bradshaw Julia Roberts gives a career best performance in one of the year's most important films, highlighting how a mother's love can withstand even the most dire of circumstances. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2018
B+ Maleficent (2014) Lauren Bradshaw Maleficent is obviously the best Disney villain. If anyone deserves his/her own movie, it's her. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
A- A Private War (2018) Lauren Bradshaw Rosamund Pike gives the performance of her career in this honest, extraordinary tribute to Marie Colvin and war correspondents, which couldn't come at a more prescient time. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
A+ A Star Is Born (2018) Lauren Bradshaw A Star Is Born is entertaining, gut-wrenching, and exceptional; with spectacular performances and a top-notch soundtrack, this rock-musical becomes an instant classic. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2018
B+ Boy Erased (2018) Lauren Bradshaw Boy Erased could easily devolve into Lifetime sappiness, but an astute script and superb performances from Kidman, Hedges, and Crowe keep it grounded in realism. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2018
A Halloween (2018) Lauren Bradshaw When Michael Myers returns this Halloween, Laurie Strode will no longer be the victim; she is the reckoning. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
A- Teen Spirit (2018) Lauren Bradshaw With an incredible lead performance from Elle Fanning, gorgeous cinematography, and a killer soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a smash hit! EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2018
B+ Outlaw King (2018) Lauren Bradshaw Outlaw King is an epic-even more brutal-companion piece to Braveheartthat is sure to get the blood pumping and rip at your heartstrings. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018