Beatrice Loayza

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D+ 14% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
89% Corpus Christi (Boze Cialo) (2019) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
No Score Yet 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
B+ 88% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
B 99% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
64% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
90% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
B- 71% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
B+ 89% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
86% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
100% Days of the Whale (2019) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019