Lapacazo Sandoval

Lapacazo Sandoval
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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Scared of Revolution (2019) Scared of Revolution is an excellent film about one man's journey to find himself. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) The film is extraordinary just like Harriet Tubman. The film is brave just like Harriet Tubman. The film is beautiful, just like Harriet Tubman. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
No Score Yet 16 Bars (2019) 16 Bars is engaging for a myriad of reasons but its Speech sharing the oral histories along with the making of the album that sets this documentary apart. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) There is a lot of cramming of a message with a very thin plot. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
85% Waves (2019) Waves is a quiet movie, but moving. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) [Murphy] has stepped into one of the best roles in his entire career, and that's saying something. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
69% Joker (2019) In the end, we think we know how his story goes but the surprise is on us. [Arthur is] becoming (yikes, and gulp) likable, and maybe that's the most disturbing part of Joker. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) This is a very big Mob epic with a disturbing vision of the criminal underworld that is somewhat reminiscent of his previous films, but here [Scorsese] goes to new and disturbing places. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
80% Abominable (2019) The story gets a bit wonky, but the film is beautiful to look at with vivid colors of the rural countryside. In many ways the fight to protect Everest is to protect nature and all her mysterious and wonderful mysteries. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
88% Hustlers (2019) Did we as an audience get scammed? Perhaps. But it was an exciting, enticing, fun, informative and sexy time. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Along with the encouraging spirit that runs through the film, it's also very smart and very, very funny. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
90% Luce (2019) Ingeniously subversive. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) This is great family entertainment. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown (2014) This isn't his finest performance, and I can't recommend this rehashing of tired material. The word "recycled" can best describe this piece, and I'm making an effort to stay positive. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Is Spider-Man: Far From Home worth your hard-earned money? Yes, yes it is. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) [It's been] nearly a quarter-century... since the original Toy Story and this fourth installment is just as good. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man in San Francisco is brimming with life and love. It could become a new classic and it's most definitely a love letter to dreams. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
62% Native Son (2019) There are many things that make Park's work remarkable... - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
93% Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019) What really makes this documentary soar high above others that focus on a specific musical style is that, in this, it provides a peek into the intimate lives of the legendary personalities which create it. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet Devil's Pie - D'Angelo (2019) An intimate portrait of an artist that many consider mysterious. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet St. Louis Superman (2019) Thank you Mr. Mundhra. The film is powerful and simple. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
100% The Apollo (2019) The creation of this vibrant multi-media stage show frames the way in which "The Apollo" explores the current struggle of Black lives in America. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
93% Us (2019) Peele is a clever social commentator. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) This prequel has a sturdy gaze, forward. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Directed by Rob Marshall, this musical is a festive, feel-good film from frame to frame, complete with cobblestone streets of London and smooth dance numbers. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) It's all eye candy for the viewer. The production designers have outdone themselves. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
100% Vaya (2018) Director Akin Omotoso is a gifted storyteller. In this wicked and unforgiving city, he finds little pockets where we witness redeeming moments of honesty and trust. - Los Angeles Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) There is simply nothing not to like about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
99% Amazing Grace (2019) This film is a powerful documentary. It's a must-see. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
78% Green Book (2018) The performances and the chemistry between Mortensen and Ali is electrifying. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a solid choice during the holiday season. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
91% Widows (2018) The dialogue is strong and signature Gillian Flynn. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) James Baldwin, I think, would approve of the film adaption of his 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk that Moonlight writer-director Barry Jenkins has lovingly crafted. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
27% Night School (2018) To say that there is tension between Teddy and his teacher is an understatement. It's comedic war, to be frank, with an ensemble of students who all have their own brand of powerful comedy. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
71% Nappily Ever After (2018) It's light and charming, an evergreen love story produced by an intelligent and thoughtful producer, Tracey Bing. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) There is a lot to say about how the world mistreats women-strong women-and Nyoni's approach might seem very flimsy when approaching such a large tapestry, but in the end, her film is invigorating and provocative. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Lady Gaga can act, very well, and actor Bradley Cooper can direct -- even better. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
47% We're The Millers (2013) Dramas are great, but good comedy is hard to find, and this isn't just good comedy -- this is great comedy. New York, it's Miller time! - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) What's impressive and effective is a look at a recent history through the eyes of a humble man just happy to provide for his family. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
13% Savannah (2013) Savannah is a great family movie choice... It stresses the value of friendship despite society's pressures. It's also directed with style and genuine affection, making every frame as unforgettable as the last. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
71% Newlyweeds (2013) It's a tragic comedy in which the absurdity of the stoners' bad choices will find your funny bone. You will laugh and shake your head in mock disgust, because addicts are truly funny until they aren't anymore. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
93% Captain Phillips (2013) Director Paul Greengrass is a masterful guide, delivering a taunt and exciting cinematic adventure while keeping the essence of the story intact. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
96% Gravity (2013) The searing action is never repetitive, and every frame is inspired. I'll pay to see this thrilling and wonderfully realized survival adventure again because the visual elements,... made the film taunt with breath-catching tension. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
51% Black Nativity (2013) I'm just going to describe the experience as Lemmons-esque, the result of a fearless and passionate dreamer whose deeper imaginative realms have become recognizable in her work. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
45% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) The visceral visuals that drove the first ferocious retelling of the ancient battle of Thermopylae -- have been ramped up, opening a new chapter in the bloody, epic saga of the proud and fragmented Greek nation's struggle for freedom. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
83% Beyond the Lights (2014) It might be a broad stereotype, but that side of the pond tends to produce very well-trained, versatile thespians. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
86% Top Five (2014) The film, like Rock, is impressive, gritty, real to the bone and sidesplittingly funny. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
66% Magic Mike XXL (2015) You get lost in the absurdity and joy of this seemingly hopeless endeavor. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) To the directors' credit, this film works for those deeply knowledgable about he hip-hop world and the novices alike. The movie works because it's about human nature, and therefore human fragility and the spirits' desire to forgive. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
95% Creed (2015) Creed is a filmmaker's film and, at the same time, a well crafted everyman story and audience pleaser. - New York Amsterdam News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018