The Cinema Soloist

The Cinema Soloist is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Adriana Gomez-Weston
Rating Title/Year Author
7.5/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Adriana Gomez-Weston Birds of Prey emancipate itself from its predecessors, and exceeds them in every way. With a new director in Cathy Yan, and a new feminist vision, it makes a splash as a standalone film but gives hope for the future of DC and other comic book movies. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
6.5/10 Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) Adriana Gomez-Weston It's a film both kids and adults can enjoy. The film is a heart-warming, and welcome change from Disney's other fare. It marks the beginning of a revival of Disney's creative storytelling that will hopefully be here to stay in the long run. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Horse Girl (2020) Adriana Gomez-Weston A victim of genetics, Sarah follows in her grandmother's footsteps. Horse Girl's message is slightly muddled, but it allows Sarah to be a flawed hero in her own story. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
7.5/10 Black Bear (2020) Adriana Gomez-Weston Black Bear is a thrilling, but claustrophobic and stressful experience. It dives into the recesses of the show business, and how far artists are willing to go for the sake of their craft. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2020
9/10 The Assistant (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston In conclusion, The Assistant isn't an easy watch, but it's a necessary one. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
9/10 Zola (2020) Adriana Gomez-Weston The best person suited to the task of directing #TheStory, Bravo maintains the authenticity of King's voice and adds a stylistic flair that's a match for King's larger than life tales. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
8.5/10 () Adriana Gomez-Weston The most unique aspect of this is that the ownership of this film is shared, with little pieces of each writer infused into the story. While Estrada's distinct voice is present, he makes sure to elevate the voices of his many novice actors. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
7/10 () Adriana Gomez-Weston Jezebel doesn't treat sex work as a last resort. It treats it as a normal occupation, free of stigma and tragedy. In under 90 minutes, Perrier overturns negative tropes, and uses her personal story to overcome a collective shame that exists in sex work. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
6.5/10 Read It and Weep (2006) Adriana Gomez-Weston It's completely unrealistic and silly at times, but it's still fun. It stands as a reminder after all these years, all check your email attachments. You never know what you're sending out into the universe. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
6/10 The Cheetah Girls (2003) Adriana Gomez-Weston In the long run, the music is more memorable than the movie itself, but it's a pleasant reminder of a simpler past. I'll still bump "Girl Power" every now and then. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2019
5/10 Knives and Skin (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston The plot is hard to describe, as it isn't always easy to follow. It intertwines a multitude of storylines, not all of which have to do with the titular Carolyn. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
8/10 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston The Garden Left Behind is authentic, placing transgender talent in front of the camera. It's a step in the right direction, but at the same time, it tells us that there is still so much more to do. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
6.5/10 Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston The dating scene in Los Angeles can be hellish, but Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love takes kicks it up a notch. A stylish and intriguing debut, the film is a worthy watch as this holiday season takes off. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
9/10 Marriage Story (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston Baumbach's latest feature, Marriage Story is perhaps his best work. Once again, Baumbach draws on the personal to create a poignant story that gets into the heart of why lovers go their separate ways. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
9.5/10 Parasite (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston What Parasite does best is highlight the symbiotic relationship between the rich and the poor. Joon-ho has constantly shown the contrast between the social classes in his work, but Parasite takes the commentary a step further. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
7/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston Robert Eggers' film The Lighthouse is one of those projects that leaves you pondering if you're sick for liking it, but at the same time, you might feel bad if you don't. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
8.5/10 Ready or Not (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston To some, money is the root of all happiness, and simultaneously, the root of all evil. In a world overrun by the rich and powerful, "Ready or Not" serves up a slice of supernatural justice. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
6.5/10 Them That Follow (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston Its core message is one that shows the audience what happens when you place faith above all else, especially the well-being of those in your community. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Adriana Gomez-Weston Midsommar dives headfirst into the psychological terrors of codependency and the fear of being alone. The film is not scary in the traditional sense, but it's frightening in the fact that it sheds a light on the darkness of the human mind. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
3.5/5 Adolescence (2018) Adriana Gomez-Weston While the ending of Adolescence is no fairy tale, it's optimistic and sobering. It teaches us that you can turn your life back around, and that love is something that doesn't allow the other to suffer. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/4 High Life (2018) Adriana Gomez-Weston The beauty of High Life is that it doesn't try to uncover the mysteries of the universe, but it does destigmatize the mysteries surrounding the human body. The existence of space is a miracle, but human life is something special to behold. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
() Adriana Gomez-Weston A story of friendship, betrayal, and the desire for popularity, A Million Hits is a cautionary tale for those who don't choose their friends wisely, and keep the cameras rolling during the wrong time. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2019
Elephants (2018) Adriana Gomez-Weston Elephants is an authentic film that channels the emotions of pain, love, and nostalgia. Drawn from the experiences of the writers Alex Hanno and Luca Malacrino, Elephants is an honest look at what happens to young love when you grow older. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
Disobedience (2017) Adriana Gomez-Weston Disobedience is not a flashy film by any means, but it makes up for it with pure, raw emotion. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Set It Up (2018) Adriana Gomez-Weston Set It Up is one of Netflix's latest original films, and one of its best attempts. A tribute to the romantic comedies of yesteryear, Set it Up is filled with some modern twists, but it remains simple and sweet enough for a wide audience to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
The Storyteller (2017) Adriana Gomez-Weston In his first narrative feature, Emmy-nominated director Joe Crump shows that you can depict magic without the ostentatious use of special effects to tell a story. You can use the power of storytelling, music, as well as the right actors. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Adriana Gomez-Weston If Beale Street Could Talk is mostly comprised of pleasant memories between present instances of hardship. Between the experiences of a young couple in love, lies the tale of family coming together to beat the odds. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2018
Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Adriana Gomez-Weston Hearts Beat Loud is not only a tribute to the joy that music can bring, but it is also a celebration of the bond between a daughter and her father. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018