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Beatrice Loayza

Beatrice Loayza
Beatrice Loayza's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club, The Playlist, MUBI, Remezcla, Screen Slate

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 90% Run (2020) A psychological thriller with frustratingly little to say about the trenches of the human mind, Run nevertheless satisfies as a taut and titillating get-out movie that lands somewhere between HBO's Sharp Objects and Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
C+ 83% Proxima (2019) Somewhere behind the scaffolding of contrived feminist nods is a fully fleshed out protagonist, but ultimately Proxima only confirms and delivers what we already know.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
C+ 40% Rebecca (2020) Director Ben Wheatley plays it safe, and throws star power and sumptuous imagery our way as reason enough for his pale, uninventive iteration of the classic gothic horror.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
B+ 83% Martin Eden (2020) Yet without dumbing down its message, Marcello's sweeping Künstlerroman has all the pleasurable characteristics of a simmering romance and a poignant tragedy, too.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
C+ 74% Mulan (2020) The movie does frustratingly little with its noteworthy upgrades on the original, resulting in a version of the story that's only superficially more sophisticated.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
C- 28% Antebellum (2020) Antebellum reads like the corporate spawn of "Black horror," pieced together from Twitter anti-racist soundbites and crafted for maximum clout.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
B- 70% A Girl Missing (Yokogao) (2020) There's no denying the seductive powers of A Girl Missing, which gestures at the rot beneath the surface of politesse... Yet [director Kôji] Fukada loses sight of his own blind spots and his own intentions in the process.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
C 41% The Quarry (2020) It's clear that Teems envisioned a No Country For Old Men-style thriller updated with present-day political resonance. But The Quarry falls short of that ideal.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
B 99% Saint Frances (2020) Bridget's personal growth is understated, and so, for the most part, are the pleasures of Saint Frances.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
88% Joan the Maid 2: The Prisons (Jeanne la Pucelle II - Les prisons) (1994) A film that unites pain and pleasure in its demand for sustained attention. ‐ Hyperallergic
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
86% Joan the Maid 1: The Battles (Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles) (1994) Rivette brings the miracle of Joan of Arc down to earth; he finds her ability to inspire devotion in her sheer magnetism and the lucid confidence of her speech.‐ Hyperallergic
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
44% Quartet (1981) This unique Merchant-Ivory production is a forlorn reminder of the Kafkaesque entrapments that society fashions for women.‐ Hyperallergic
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
60% Museum Town (2019) A deceptively breezy retrospective on Mass MoCA's unlikely success; it illuminates how and to what extent art and cultural institutions can help revive communities under duress.‐ Hyperallergic
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
84/100 94% Transit (2019) Transit is a thrilling and unsettling film that tangibly recreates a nightmare of displacement and uncertainty, but in such a way that could appeal to a broader audience.‐ Brightest Young Things
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
C+ 38% Black Christmas (2019) It has plenty of ideas, but falls short in delivering the scares.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
C 50% The Wolf Hour (2019) The Wolf Hour begins to feel strangely like an allegory for the paranoid fears of white women in a world of scary Black men.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
100% The Projectionist (2020) Cabral bewitches and baffles with a dark story that has all the subliminal force of a recurring dream.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% Heroic Losers (La odisea de los giles) (2019) Heroic Losers makes for an inoffensive, risk-averse heist film riding on the charisma of its performers and the satisfaction of its anti-upper-class escapades.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
100% The Projectionist (El proyeccionista) (2019) A gutsy tribute to the ways in which we psychologically invest ourselves in moving pictures.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
D+ 17% Jexi (2019) Surely, bland cultural insights can't defeat a film whose main attraction is the promise of stupid, raunchy fun? Reader, Jexi fails even at that...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
100% The Australian Dream (2019) Nevertheless, it's hard not to be moved by The Australian Dream, though it's plainly obvious this is less a major feat of documentary filmmaking than a tremendous story passionately and empathetically told.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
No Score Yet Africa (2019) [E]ven some authentically touching moments and handsome static shots aren't enough to distinguish Africa from similar tributes at half mast.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
98% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) Shot in anemic greys, blues, and greens, the film creates a visual continuity between the insular village and its emotionally stunted inhabitants and the barbarism of a youth detention centre, singling out the yearning for community...‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
80% The Fever (A febre) (2019) The Fever is essential cinema, demanding empathy and understanding without pity or didacticism, and spotlighting indigenous people with the attention to cultural specifics that few films bother elaborating. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
B+ 87% What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2019) Filming in sharp black-and-white that bridges the past with the present, Minervini eschews didacticism and activism, focusing instead on the raw, emotional textures of his subjects. The results are often beautifully immersive.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
B 98% The Farewell (2019) A crushingly bittersweet mood dominates the film, and Wang demonstrates a steady hand in her balancing of morbid material and warm, culturally insightful humor, threaded together by a minimal, sentimental score of dulcet vocals and a single violin.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
63% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) Jealousy and insecurity spill out into a canvass of rapturous imagery that hearkens to the spiritual breadth of [Reygadas's] past work.‐ Screen Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
87% The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) (2018) Márquez Abella proves a thoughtful and measured filmmaker, filling her beautifully shot melodrama with subtle, but effective characterizations. ‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
B- 72% This One's for the Ladies (2019) This One's For The Ladies is as authentically joyous and messy as one of the nights on the town so eagerly awaited by its characters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
B+ 88% The Third Wife (2019) An unabashedly reticent arthouse film, The Third Wife takes its time drifting through May's coming of age, which will try the patience of some audiences.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
No Score Yet Being Impossible (Yo, imposible) (2019) The final act is an empowering and incredibly progressive conclusion to a story that could otherwise end so tragically, a breath of relief considering the policy concerns regarding gay and queer rights that have yet to be addressed in Venezuela.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
100% Los Reyes (2019) There is something simultaneously sad and joyous to the movie's spotlight on their companionship. And it's precisely this complexity of feeling that makes Los Reyes one of the most rewarding dog movies I've seen to this day.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
88% Las Sandinistas! (2018) Nevertheless, Las Sandinistas is a riveting and eye-opening experience thanks to Dora Mara, Daisy, Giaconda, Sofia, Claudia, and Olga, the film's thoroughly compelling interview subjects.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
100% Days of the Whale (Los días de la ballena) (2020) With lyrical, unrushed sequences basking in the artful, dance-like physical coordination required of street painting, there's something to the spirit of Los días de la ballena that is comfortable, and ultimately satisfying...‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
93% Us (2019) While Peele's latest still betrays the inclinations of an "early work," there is something undeniably triumphant about the film's individuality, its ability to glean from a mostly underused strain of American culture to ingenious results.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
22% Miss Bala (2019) It's evident that the new Miss Bala is an anglicized story, a mainstream narcoland action movie with an artificially empowered female lead as its selling point.‐ Remezcla
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019