Lainey Gossip

Lainey Gossip is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Sarah Marrs
Rating Title/Year Author
Joker (2019) Sarah Marrs It's kind of amazing such an empty spectacle has sparked so much heated debate, but then, comic book movies usually are over-hyped. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Judy (2019) Sarah Marrs Judy doesn't really offer anything revelatory about Judy Garland, but it is a reminder of how compelling it can be to watch one great performer inhabit another. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
Radioactive (2020) Sarah Marrs Like most biopics, Radioactive is a little long because it insists on covering decades ... but Pike is so good as Marie, and her story is so interesting...that it is mostly enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Parasite (2019) Sarah Marrs Parasite is one of the best films you'll see this year, and certainly the most insane. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Sarah Marrs Downton Abbey is a very silly movie, but you know what? It's gorgeous to look at and genuinely funny. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Sarah Marrs A fun and loving, if deliberately shallow, portrait of Rudy Ray Moore. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Sarah Marrs Honey Boy is more than just an indulgence by Shia LaBeouf... EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Seberg (2019) Sarah Marrs Kristen Stewart's strong performance and the great costume design make Seberg passable. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Sarah Marrs Intolerably smug. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Harriet (2019) Sarah Marrs Harriet is a solid, if formulaic, biopic. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Sarah Marrs I wish it came in a more interesting, inventive package, but Ford v Ferrari is perfectly serviceable. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Sarah Marrs A GREAT murder mystery. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Sarah Marrs Just Mercy is a procedural made in the prestige drama mold, with an old-fashioned appeal. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Sarah Marrs More like A Beautiful Day to CRY. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Sarah Marrs Jojo Rabbit is sweet and whimsical, with an undercurrent of a darker reality... EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Sarah Marrs The Personal History of David Copperfield shows how much Charles Dickens still has to say about our world today and is a great stage for some incredibly fun performances... EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
The Report (2019) Sarah Marrs "The structure at least breaks up the really dry bits with the really upsetting bits, so that's...something." EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Angel Has Fallen (2019) Sarah Marrs If you HAVE to watch a "Has Fallen" movie, watch this one. It's the least likely to make you want to claw your soul from your very body and leave this plane of existence. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Sarah Marrs The emotional core of the movie is strong enough to keep it going when the humor doesn't. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Sarah Marrs ...illustrates how Alice Guy-Blaché, thought to be the first female director, fell through the cracks of history, and makes a case for Guy-Blaché's place among the titans of early cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Sarah Marrs Hobbs & Shaw is indefensibly dumb, and it is a LOT of fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Sarah Marrs ...a story about the power of stories, particularly how folklore is often wielded against women. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Sarah Marrs An enormously frustrating waste of potential. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Sarah Marrs A meandering, pensive portrait and wish fulfillment of the brand only Tarantino can deliver. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Sarah Marrs The Dead Don't Die is either going to be the best movie you've seen in a while, or an absolutely pile of garbage you yearn to set on fire, and nothing in between. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Sarah Marrs I am so incredibly frustrated by this movie. WHAT A PREMISE! And just NOTHING on the delivery. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Sarah Marrs This is a film meant to be examined from every angle, but first you just have to let it wash over you like a weird, violent waterfall. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Sarah Marrs If the movie is slightly overburdened by Avengers business, the joys of the humor and Peter's emotional journey make up for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Sarah Marrs Watching this version of The Lion King is like going to the zoo and staring at a lion while listening to "The Circle of Life". EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Sarah Marrs Ten year olds might like it for the goofy alien bits. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Sarah Marrs Toy Story 4 still orbits the "friendship is good" universe established by the first Toy Story, but it reaches for much deeper meaning by asking what it means to live purposefully. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Sarah Marrs A sad, limping finish for the X-Men franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
Ma (2019) Sarah Marrs ...perfectly serviceable, if forgettable... EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Sarah Marrs This is the biopic of a queer rock icon we deserve. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Sarah Marrs Aladdin gets a pass thanks to the undeniable charm of its star, Mena Massoud. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sarah Marrs It will work on small children who don't know better, but woe betide anyone else who gets dragged along. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Sarah Marrs Endgame is a summer camp goodbye-sad for the friends we won't see again, but happy for the time we got to spend together. Endgame makes sure it was time spent well. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Sarah Marrs Shazam! wears a big heart on its sleeve. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Sarah Marrs Technically it's good but also, what are we supposed to get out of this except an echo of the fear we've already felt? EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Us (2019) Sarah Marrs Us is an incredibly effective horror movie, finely tuned to cause stress in the audience, with plenty of nerve-wracking moments and scares. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Sarah Marrs ...a story that can only be about a woman, about her frustrations and setbacks and the way the world works against her, and what happens when she stops trying to work with the world and just does her own thing. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Serenity (2019) Sarah Marrs Serenity is a disaster, but it's so bad it crosses into fascinating. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
The Vanishing (2018) Sarah Marrs Pretty okay. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
Glass (2019) Sarah Marrs This Glass is half empty. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Sarah Marrs ...demonstrates the any-person nature of heroes with cleverness and heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2018
The Sisters Brothers (2018) Sarah Marrs A revisionist Western road movie comedy with a heaping side of existential drama and great performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Roma (2018) Sarah Marrs Roma is small life drama writ large. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Dumplin' (2018) Sarah Marrs Cheesy, schmaltzy, weirdly shallow for a film that Is Making A Point, Dumplin' is the worst of the Netflix factory line...and yet, at the same time, it's impossible to dislike it. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Sarah Marrs ...trying to update a medieval story for modern times doesn't quite work. But at least Mary Queen of Scots is watchable. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Sarah Marrs I'm not saying Aquaman is good. But it is extremely watchable, totally insane good time. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018