The Curvy Film Critic

The Curvy Film Critic is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Carla Renata
Rating Title/Year Author
Dolor y gloria (2019) Carla Renata Pedro Almodovar's cinematic masterpiece gives Antonio Banderas his career best performance shot in vivid color, haunting score. A definitive must-see!! EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
Parasite (2019) Carla Renata Brilliantly crafted film delving full on into social class, racism within the race with a delicious twist in the final act make Parasite a must-see! EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Carla Renata Black Terminator meets Mission Impossible Will Smith coupled with human cloning in 3D at 120 fps, electric action sequences makes Gemini Man fascinating EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Abominable (2019) Carla Renata A classic family adventure film like E.T. is reimagined as an adorable animated Yeti will bring joy to your heart and smile on your face. Great fun and life lessons for children and adults alike EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
Judy (2019) Carla Renata Based on Peter Quilter's stage play End of the Rainbow and directed by Rupert Goold, Renee Zellweger is giving a nuanced, astounding performance of JUDY during the most heartbreaking chapter of her life. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Carla Renata Daddy issue space film with gorgeous cinematography and nuanced performances from Donald Sutherland, Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Pitt EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Carla Renata Where's My Roy Cohn is a jaw dropping doc which reveals the not so savory side of one of America's shrewdest, most brilliant legal minds who mentored folks like Donald Trump on how using the media, while twisting the law to your advantage. A Must See! EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Carla Renata The minute you hear the Downton Abbey theme it's like coming back home. Director Julian Fellowes out did himself with a marvelous transfer of the beloved series without skipping a beat on its essence. Maggie Smith's quick wit is absolutely fantabulous EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Carla Renata Stupendously complex, brilliant performances from Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson and gorgeous cinematography from Roger Deakins along with polished undercurrent of high crimes direction fro mJohn Crowley make it worth watching. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Carla Renata Multi-Cultural A+ cast of strong women who take a page from the Goodfella Gangsters of Wall Street beat them at their own game becoming millionaires. Jennifer Lopez dazzles and Lorene Scafaria direction makes these women look like hero not victims. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Harriet (2019) Carla Renata Cynthia Erivo is a star and crushes every single second she inhabits on the screen in Harriet. Harriet is a film about freedom and what happens when your sheer will and courage overcome fear. Step into history with Harriet and see this for her! EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Carla Renata Star-studded recollection of Panama Papers scandal is lively, eye-opening and yet another vehicle for the stupendous award winning Meryl Streep. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Carla Renata Who doesn't love a Ford Mustang? Ford v Ferrari touts standout performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale while giving you high-octane racing sequences and solid supporting performances from Josh Lucas, Tracey Letts and Caitriona Balfe. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Joker (2019) Carla Renata Todd Phillips directs violently bonkers, disturbing reimagined, reinvigorated version of one of DC Comics favorite villains with batshit, crazy , genius performance from Joaquin Phoenix. Also starring Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy and Shea Whigham EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Bad Education (2019) Carla Renata Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney are delicious and diabolically narcissistic in true tale chronicling New York school board scandal. This film will literally have your jaw dropped to your crack over the sheer boldness that crumbled lives. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Carla Renata Eddie Murphy is having a full circle moment as Rudy Ray Moore. Dolemite was truly the founding father for comics taking their brand into film, arenas and television. Stellar supporting cast with a star making turn by Da'Vine Joy Randolph. Pure Comedy! EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Carla Renata Murder, Mayhem, Mystery with outrageously quippy dialogue from Rian Johnson makes Knives Out the most fun movie-going experience I've had in ages. A sure throwback to Christie, Clue and Hitchcock in the best way possible. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Carla Renata A smoldering, graceful complicated love story that illustrates the best of women thanks to director Céline Sciamma and exquisite performances by Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. A definite must-see for the awards season! EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Carla Renata Michael B. Jordan, Rob Morgan and Jaime Foxx are giving career best performances in this true-life story of one lawyer determined to rep those unjustly on death row. Kudos to Bryan Stevenson and Daniel Destin Cretton for their truth and courage EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
() Carla Renata The women's movement started with one voice - Helen Reddy. Tilda Dothan-Hervey is spot on in her portrayal and Director Unjoon Moon brings this feminist story to the big screen with respectful empathy and understand the plight women have had to endure EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
The Painted Bird (2019) Carla Renata The Painted Bird is hard to watch, but a necessary evil. Petr Kotlar is astounding as a young boy embarking on a journey full of deceit, abuse and disillusionment in Nazi Germany. How can we not repeat history if not acknowledged in the first place. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Carla Renata Dev Patel is deliciously delightful in colorblind re-imaging of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield with a strong supporting cast in the form of Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton and Ben Wishaw. Beautifully directed by Armando Iannucci. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Carla Renata James Keach, Jeffrey Epstein, Rob Friedman exqusitely, tastefully capture the career and awesomeness of Linda Ronstadt. Your heart will sing and soar while being inspired through her fight with Parkinson's disease. Don't Miss This...Seriously! EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2019
Official Secrets (2019) Carla Renata Remember when American were lied to about weapons of mass destructions. Apparently we weren't the only ones. Keira Knightley takes on the true story of Katherine Gun's espionage to halt a fake war and is fantabulous as is Gavin Hood's direction. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Don't Let Go (2019) Carla Renata People of color in a psychological, time traveling thriller starring David Oyelowo and Storm Reid. Yup! I was there for all of this and that twisted direction and screenplay by Jacob Estes. Edge of the seat drama from start to finish! EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Angel Has Fallen (2019) Carla Renata Angel literally has fallen and can't get up. This last installment leaves little to be excited about except for Nick Nolte and some intensely long action sequences that make up the better part of this beginning and final chapters. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Carla Renata Miles Davis - The Birth of Cool is a must see for anyone, anywhere in any lane of life that has an infinite love of music. Especially jazz. Stanley Nelson's best work to date pulling back the curtain on an underrated musical Picasso - Miles Davis EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Carla Renata No longer scene stealer, Jillian Bell is sprinting across the finish line of self-love, respect discovery in the form of completing the NYC Marathon. Sarah Bolt, Michaela Watkins and Utkarsh Ambudkar are all just fantabulous with NYC as its co-star EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Carla Renata Jacob Tremblay leads his Bean Bag crew Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon on a gut bucket comical adventure through pre-teen kissing and a journey of epic proportions. I laughed so hard and these boys are solely to blame! Great fun with wonderful laughs EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Carla Renata 40th Anniversary celebrates this iconic war film with a brand new remastered version to see even clearer the groundbreaking, star turn performances of a young Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen. Oh yeah that $1 Million 15 minute Marlon Brando appearance EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Carla Renata The Pigs. The Birds. The Eagles are back with scene stealing performances by Leslie Jons, Tiffany Haddish, Rachel Bloom, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Sterling K Brown. Pure comedy and fun for the entire family. Kudos John Cohen and Thurop Van Orman! EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
Brian Banks (2018) Carla Renata Aldis Hodge gives a shout stirring performance in the title role. Brian Banks is an inspirational true-story of a man who never gave up despite the odds against him. It is a definite must-see for 2019 and anyone who have ever lost faith. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
For Sama (2019) Carla Renata Waad al-Kateab, Hamza al-Kateab and Edward Watts will remind you preserving our world for the young is more important than war. For Sama is love letter from mother to daughter and country where anyone who values freedom and the right to simply live EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
One Child Nation (2019) Carla Renata Director Nanfu Wang pulls scab off China's Old Child rule instituted by its government for nearly twelve years. It's a necessary and eye-opening look at life through the lens of a new mom and brilliant filmmaker EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Carla Renata Very sweet, emotional journey of sacrifice through the eyes of Enzo wonderfully voiced by Kevin Costner. Get ready to spill gallon sized tears with some tissues nearby. Milo Ventimiglia reminds why we love him so much as our favorite Dad. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
After the Wedding (2019) Carla Renata With perfectly, encapsulating performances from Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup, After the Wedding is a little sluggish and melodramatic in how the story is mapped out. Yet, the performances will keep you engaged regardless EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Carla Renata The Peanut Butter Falcon is a sweet, warm story about dreams and the family you choose. Zack Gottsagen is pure comedy. Shia LaBeof is giving me sexy, scruffy with substance and the pairing of these two on screen is perfection. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Carla Renata Isabela Moner is the perfect embodiment of Dora for the big screen. Her electric energy is infectious as is the comedic prowess of Eva Longoria and Michael Pena. If you loved Dora on the small screen you will lose your mind with this live action version. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
8 out of 10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Carla Renata Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby steal this franchise from underneath Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham with badass action and acerbic witty dialogue. Johnson tribute to his Samoan heritage is tastefully done. Hobbs and Shaw keeps the franchise in tact EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Luce (2019) Carla Renata A psychological thriller is layered with thought-provoking conversations regarding perfection pressure, white privilege, stigma of mental illness with African-Americans and brilliance from Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Octavia Spencer EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
5 out of 10 Astronaut (2019) Carla Renata Richard Dreyfuss is the one and only reason to see this film about a senior physicist who dreams of exploring space. The sentimentality and inspirational nature of this film admirable, but suffers greatly due to pacing issues. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
7 our of 10 Skin (2018) Carla Renata Jamie Bell and Danielle Macdonald turn in solid performances in this film focusing on racism, hatred and white supremacy. Skin leaves us wondering that even though the appearance has changed...what happens to your heart? Vera Farmiga is stellar! EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
7 out of 10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Carla Renata Tarantino provides a love letter to 1969 Hollywood with all its landmarks, gossip and drama Pitt and DiCaprio are perfect pairing. As a huge Tarantino fan, the the film fails to hold up to the hype. Got nothing but love for his artistry though EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Carla Renata Alice Guy-Blache' has a legacy that should be celebrated NOT silenced. Fascinated how Ancestry.com aided filmmaker Pamela Green in unfolding the mystery of Blache's groundbreaking legacy and techniques. Excellent filmmaking! EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Carla Renata Does The Lion King still rule...Hell Yeah! Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen steal everyone's thunder with their hilarity. The CGI is the best I have ever seen. Chiwetel Ejofor is spectacular as Scar. Hyenas were scary and key music elements were missed. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Carla Renata Tom Holland and Zendaya have amazing chemistry in Spider-Man: Far From Home, which features cutting edge CGI, fight scenes and a brilliant villain turn by Jake Gyllenhaal. Plus, no every super hero film needs Samuel L. Jackson. Best Summer Flick of 2019 EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Carla Renata Yesterday is a light, fluffy, fun trip down memory lane in the form of a love story disguised with music from The Beatles. Himesh Patel and Lily James have palpable chemistry and make this film easily the feel good film of 2019 EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
Ophelia (2018) Carla Renata Naomi Watts and Daisy Ridley are dominated with brilliant performances in their brilliant re-imaging of Hamlet told from Ophelia's point of view. Clive Owens is hilariously scary complimented by the grounded and talented George McKay and Devon Terrell EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
Maiden (2018) Carla Renata Truly inspirational, emotional journey with the first female sailing crew to complete the Whitbread Round The World Race led by Tracy Edwards. Proving that limitations, obstacles and sexism can drive women to bond in ways never imagined EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2019
Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Carla Renata A no holds barred, sobering look at one our most acerbic, in your face, troubled award winning journalist - Mike Wallace. CBS unlocked their vaults with exclusive archival footage, interviews and words from Wallace himself. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019