Sarah Fonseca

Sarah Fonseca
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% Clementine (2019) This is not a story of winning a lover back, or getting over a lover with another. It's a languid story of learning to sit with uneasiness, smartly guised as a genre piece. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
83% The Skin of the Teeth (2019) Matthew Wollin's first feature might be a shoestring indie with only two settings - a bachelor pad and a police station interrogation room - and a single camera set-up, but it keeps us enraptured until the very end. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) There is suspense, sex. There are slayings. Yet often, we are instructed to approach with caution, as we are often their casualties. This difference in Knife+Heart is that queer characters are allowed prominent roles in their own tale. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
94% Rafiki (2019) The power of Kahiu's film is its articulation that faith can be as primal as what draws the girls to one another. - Reverse Shot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
83% Her Smell (2019) This is the film that some, regally bored with the Strong Female Lead category's refusal to deliver little else but clean-nosed heroines and transcendent victims, have been waiting for. - Vague Visages EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
93% AWOL (2017) Talking about class can be ugly. Yet as AWOL asserts, when you dare to comment, sometimes it frees up room for beauty to unfurl. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) It's surprising how little Broomfield inserts himself into the narrative...[he] is respectful and Crawford is only present in old footage... - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
92% Thelma (2017) Horror allows Thelma to work with the history queer people have been dealt; the genre never requests an apology for yesterday's transgressions, but it might seek reparations by giving the viewer a few spooks. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) Ronit's complexity never fully comes across in the film... - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) In a moment where women and femmes are, in unprecedented numbers, demanding that their abusers be held accountable, this period drama is not without comfort. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
44% Jennifer's Body (2009) Jennifer's Body now ticks all of the boxes for what film audiences are now desperately demanding from Hollywood... - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
No Score Yet The Owls (2010) Cruelly ahead of its time... - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
86% Safe (1995) Intended to be an exploration of the attitudes and anxiety surrounding the AIDS crisis, Safe still possesses the ability to leave viewers breathless and squirming in their seats. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
86% Regarding Susan Sontag (2014) While it would be easy to create a sterilized portrait of the accomplished intellectual, Kates refrains from doing so. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
53% My Girl (1991) When I watched My Girl as a kid, I spent 80% of the movie having Schwinn Bicycle and mood ring envy. Now, I'm also able to appreciate [the] dialogue... - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
79% The Beguiled (2017) Through Coppola's lens, The Beguiled finally returns to the female-centric perspective of Cullinan's novel. - Wussy Mag EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
27% Foxfire (1996) The intermittently-spersed electric guitar solos make the movie a little less Revolution Grrrl Style Now and a lot more ABC After-School Special. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
80% Quiet Heroes (2018) Quiet Heroes is worthy of a loud round of applause. - Fandor EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
93% We the Animals (2018) It's a pleasure to see Justin Torres' quiet wisdom brought to visual life. - Lambda Literary EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C 87% Colette (2018) Because Colette, like its Willy, is obsessed with Colette as a docile young girl and the early literary works that bottle her youth, we never get to fully experience Colette's wisdom or queer catharsis. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A- 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Given its chilly setting and its snarky teens, Cameron is bound to be compared to Jamie Babbit's 1999 ex-gay camp comedy But I'm a Cheerleader. Yet each film holds its own very well. - them. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
78% Bad Reputation (2018) Bad Reputation reminds us that people with a knack for keeping their cool during trying times aren't apathetic. Sometimes, they're exactly what we - and our headphones - need. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
100% Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2017) Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, fourteen years in the making, is a great example of a work that thoughtfully and creatively layers ideas about gender and sexuality alongside race. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) Lizzie is brutal, historically attuned, and committed to exploring effeminate trauma and retaliation. - Autostraddle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018