The Film Yap

The Film Yap is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Christopher Lloyd, Evan Dossey, Nick Rogers
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Christopher Lloyd A 135-minute exercise in anxiety and unpleasantness. It begins with a colonoscopy, and things go downhill from there. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 The Two Popes (2019) Christopher Lloyd The rarest of animals -- a deep and serious cinematic exploration of religious faith -- boasts a pair of knockout performances from Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
1.5/5 In Fabric (2018) Christopher Lloyd Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 Waves (2019) Christopher Lloyd Some lovely performances, but Waves is a classic example of movie where the filmmaker fell in love with his own shots. Overlong and poorly paced. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Christopher Lloyd An ambitious and riveting attempt to lionize a man who was smeared for not looking or sounding like what a hero is supposed to. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Christopher Lloyd Despite some next-level historical revisionism, The Aeronauts is a rousing adventure story about the limits of human exploration of the skies. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
5/5 Dragonslayer (1981) Christopher Lloyd If there was one film from the 1970s/80s early heyday of fantasy films that perfectly straddled the divide between kiddie movies and gorefests, it was Dragonslayer. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 Honey Boy (2019) Christopher Lloyd Rather than feeling like a cloying act of narcissism, Shia LaBeouf's autobiographical tale is layered and authentic. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Christopher Lloyd A fun twist on the Agatha Christie whodunit that mocks the genre while indulging in all the reasons why we like it. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Christopher Lloyd It's definitely a step-down from the original, particularly in terms of the songs and how they're used. But Frozen 2 will please those it's meant to. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Christopher Lloyd Not a biopic of Fred Rogers but movie-making as therapy, summoning Rogers' spirit and spreading his ethos -- that everyone is valued -- across the globe. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
3.5/5 The Irishman (2019) Christopher Lloyd A 3 1/2-hour travelogue of Scorsese's gangster filmography. There isn't really anything new, just riding over familiar themes he's tread on in other movies, over and over again. You appreciate the nostalgia tour, but in the end that's all it is. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 Bartleby (1970) Christopher Lloyd The story of one meek man's quiet rebellion, Bartleby is a small, largely forgotten gem. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2019
5/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Christopher Lloyd Aside from just being one of the best movies of the year, Ford v Ferrari unspools the greatest sports legend most people have never heard of. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 The Report (2019) Christopher Lloyd A complex but worthy exploration of the U.S. government's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" and the attempt to cover it up. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
4.5/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Christopher Lloyd The latest from Pedro Almodóvar is quiet and introspective as his latest autobiographical stand-in explores a late-in-life rut. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
4.5/5 Midway (2019) Christopher Lloyd A surprisingly effective old-school rip-roaring war picture, with square-jawed actors and impressive CGI action scenes. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4.5/5 Alfie (1966) Christopher Lloyd Though it's very much a product of its time, Alfie has aged well because it's a funny, sad and insightful look at an eternal struggle. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
4.5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Christopher Lloyd A wild and whimsical look inside a young Nazi boy's brain with Adolf Hitler as his imaginary friend. Bold and beautiful. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Christopher Lloyd There's a lot of great things going on here, including splendid performances by Edward Norton and Alec Baldwin. Sometimes, though, Motherless Brooklyn feels like a chess board crammed with too many pieces. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4.5/5 Harriet (2019) Christopher Lloyd Rather than sanitizing or deifying a great American historical figure, Harriet breathes urgent knew life into the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 Battle of Britain (1969) Christopher Lloyd This 1969 big-budget extravaganza is noted for its realistic recreations of aerial WWII dogfights. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Christopher Lloyd Eddie Murphy shines in his best film role in years, playing an over-the-hill entertainer who wants one last shot at stardom. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Christopher Lloyd Though a bit silly and ham-handed at times, it's more entertaining than the first one. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4.5/5 17 Blocks (2019) Christopher Lloyd Assembled from 20 years of home movies, this revelatory documentary is an unfiltered and focused gaze into one family, and our nation's heart. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 The Addams Family (2019) Christopher Lloyd They reanimated The Addams Family after a 25-year hiatus, but all we got was cookie-cutter disposable entertainment that tries just hard enough. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 Gemini Man (2019) Christopher Lloyd Garden-variety gunplay with a Benjamin Button twist. With Clive Owen in full jowls-and-scowls mode. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 Funny Face (1957) Christopher Lloyd An iconic musical that hasn't aged well, once you get past the (overlong) dance numbers Funny Face is like a great beauty with no personality. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
4.5/5 Joker (2019) Christopher Lloyd A dark, deranged and often mesmerizing take on the superhero genre. The sort of movie that crawls into your guts and stays there awhile. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 Judy (2019) Christopher Lloyd Renée Zellweger will get an Oscar nomination, one Hollywood legend playing a bygone one. But Judy is more spotlight than storytelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/5 Aquarela (2018) Christopher Lloyd Viktor Kossakovsky's often-mesmerizing, occasionally stultifying documentary explores the hidden world of ocean water. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
4.5/5 Abominable (2019) Christopher Lloyd Despite its derivative themes, Abominable is a surprisingly sweet and lyrical tale that will connect with your soul. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 Executive Suite (1954) Christopher Lloyd The rare Hollywood film that focuses entirely on a business setting, Executive Suite is both a typical drama of its day and an odd egg of a movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/5 Human Capital (2019) Christopher Lloyd A tense, observant film about the invisible lines of influence and control we all have exerted upon us, and in turn use to manipulate others to our ends. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
4/5 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Christopher Lloyd An intimate, insightful look at a faded music legend that leaves you wanting more. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4.5/5 The Dark Crystal (1982) Christopher Lloyd Though the puppet technology wasn't adequate in 1982 for Jim Henson's imagination, Dark Crystal still possesses an innate, undeniable magic. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Christopher Lloyd Not without its charms, but an incredibly overlong sequel that often feels like a chain of video game mini-quests. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Christopher Lloyd Jillian Bell shines in this funny, sad tale of a woman who decides to start running and discovers there's no direct route to happiness. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
4.5/5 Rapid Response (2019) Christopher Lloyd This sobering but thrilling documentary looks at the evolution of the auto racing medical response teams that grew out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
3/5 G.I. Joe (1945) Christopher Lloyd Though it's considered a seminal war film, The Story of G.I. Joe hasn't aged particularly well, focusing on generic dogfaces instead of legendary correspondent Ernie Pyle. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Christopher Lloyd Touching and genuine, a modern Tom Sawyer tale without a hint of blackheart irony. Nice to see Shia LaBeouf as an actor rather than a performance artist. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
4.5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Christopher Lloyd Knockout scares and drop-dead laughs in the year's best horror film so far. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Christopher Lloyd Surprisingly the best of the "Fallen" franchise, with decent action scenes and even some tender moments. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 Eraserhead (1977) Christopher Lloyd German Expressionism meets grindhouse schlock, Eraserhead is a student film-turned-cult classic that probably would've been better as a 20-minute short. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
4.5/5 Sword of Trust (2019) Christopher Lloyd Marc Maron shows surprising layers in this Southern-fried comedy that drops a lot of quips and pulls a few heartstrings. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Christopher Lloyd Overlong, ridiculous and way too Y-chromosome, Hobbs & Shaw is the Fast & Furious spinoff we didn't need or want. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
4.5/5 Between the Lines (1977) Christopher Lloyd Part journalism drama, part sex comedy, Between the Lines is an overlooked gem that chronicles the Boomer slide from counterculture to complacency. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
3/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Christopher Lloyd Tarantino's latest sprawling, self-indulgent mess that's part buddy comedy, part ode to half-century ago Hollywood and part Manson murder revisionist fantasia. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Christopher Lloyd The cinematic equivalent of comfort food, predictable but filling old favorites guaranteed to hit your laughing-and-crying taste buds. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
4/5 The Iron Orchard (2018) Christopher Lloyd A beautifully shot film of sunlight and sweat about the wildcatting days of the Texas oil boom that overcomes its storytelling deficiencies. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019