Third Coast Review

Third Coast Review is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Lisa Trifone, Steven Prokopy
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Stuffed (2019) Lisa Trifone Over and over again, the people featured in Stuffed remind us that taxidermy is a compelling combination of a number of skills, from chemistry and science to artistry and design. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/4 Midway (2019) Steven Prokopy Midway is a sometime flawed film, especially when it pushes the patriotism and heroism angles a bit too much, but it doesn't always feel inappropriate. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3.5/4 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Lisa Trifone Ozon is to be commended for using his platform to further expose ongoing scandals that will only end when there's no where left to hide. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/4 Last Christmas (2019) Lisa Trifone Clarke, Golding and the gang lean into their cliches with verve, emoting so boldly they might as well be winking right at us from up there. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/4 The Irishman (2019) Steven Prokopy The entirety of The Irishman is brilliantly acted and executed EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
1/4 Playing With Fire (2019) Steven Prokopy I keep looking at the names in this cast and being astonished that such a talented collection of individuals could have produced such tragically unfunny work. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/4 Doctor Sleep (2019) Steven Prokopy Doctor Sleep is one of the few horror films this year that I immediately wanted to see again. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
2.5/4 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Lisa Trifone Norton works so infrequently these days, it would be a shame to miss him in anything. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
1.5/4 Frankie (2019) Steven Prokopy It's disappointing to have a film set in such a beautiful location seem devoid of romance or any kind of passion. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Steven Prokopy This an epic action journey could easily wrap up this decades-long franchise, or kick start a whole new series of films with a new hero at the epicenter. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/4 Harriet (2019) Lisa Trifone Perhaps as filmmakers delve deeper into the many, many untold stories of Tubman's era, we'll get a film (or two) that does the woman and her incredible life story justice. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Steven Prokopy While a great deal of Double Tap may feel familiar, director Fleischer has improved as a director of action sequences since the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
2/4 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Steven Prokopy Mistress of Evil's greatest crime is that it gets so lost in its fantasy elements that it forgets to create engaging characters or a story that generates any real drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/4 Parasite (2019) Lisa Trifone Parasite boasts one of the most pitch-perfect ensembles of recent memory. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
3.5/4 Western Stars (2019) Steven Prokopy Having just turned 70 last month, it's not surprising that a man so gifted with words might have a few thoughts on growing older. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
2.5/4 The Current War (2017) Steven Prokopy Sometimes curious and frequently interesting-a mild recommendation. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
3.5/4 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Steven Prokopy In the end, it's as surprisingly moving as it is challenging at times. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
2/4 Gemini Man (2019) Steven Prokopy Gemini Man is a grand misstep for both Smith and Lee EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2018) Steven Prokopy The film is a triumph and inspiration. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Steven Prokopy It's almost impossible to watch Eddie Murphy take on the character of world-famous stand-up performer/blaxploitation actor/rap pioneer Rudy Ray Moore and not wonder what took him so long to do it. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 The Addams Family (2019) Steven Prokopy The Addams Family might be your best bet with the approaching Halloween season, in terms of truly capturing the holiday in all its gaudy glory. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/4 Dolor y gloria (2019) Lisa Trifone The final shot of Pedro Almodóvar's achingly beautiful Pain and Glory is the stuff that cinematic perfection is made of. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Steven Prokopy I'm not only recommending you go see Sound of My Voice, I think it's important to see it in a theater featuring the best possible sound system you can find. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 L'homme fidèle (2018) Lisa Trifone Carrière's script succeeds as it finds truth in both life's heaviest moments and its most absurd. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/4 Monos (2019) Lisa Trifone Landes and cinematographer Jasper Wolf create a breathtaking sense of place in the lush natural scenery of the mountains and the jungle, landscapes teeming with life even as the characters struggle to survive. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 First Love (2019) Lisa Trifone If the comedy sprinkled throughout doesn't do it for you, the action sequences alone are worth the price of admission, gunfights and car chases aplenty. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 Ad Astra (2019) Steven Prokopy Ad Astra is a beautifully shot film that should only ever be viewed on the biggest screen possible. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/4 Jay Myself (2018) Steven Prokopy Maisel is a lovable curmudgeon, and I feel fortunate to have discovered him through this film. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/4 Britt-Marie var här (2019) Steven Prokopy This is a small, sweet work that finds notes of grace that elevate it into something bordering on inspirational. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Steven Prokopy But boy do things get unexpectedly dark, and it may be the nature of those surprises that color your opinion of the film. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 Judy (2019) Steven Prokopy Watching every aspect of Zellweger's performance is entrancing and sometimes painful. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
2/4 Abominable (2019) Steven Prokopy Abominable certainly has a flair for color and light...the rest of the film is so emotionally vapid, predictable and unoriginal that I had a tough time caring about any of it. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
2/4 The Laundromat (2019) Steven Prokopy The Laundromat turns into one of Soderbergh's rare misfires. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
1.5/4 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Steven Prokopy Portman's strong performance here is part of the film's problem. She stands out in surroundings that don't rise to her level EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/4 Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Steven Prokopy This exceptional two-hour take covers a whole lot of ground and gives the music center stage, as it should. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3.5/4 () Steven Prokopy [Waller-Bridge's]hilarious, beautifully spun tales of awkward dates, hook-ups, and other encounters are perfectly crafted to sound conversational. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 The Parts You Lose (2019) Steven Prokopy An example of a beautifully crafted and photographed, low-key thriller that doubles as a terrific character study about marginalized people. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
3/4 Joker (2019) Steven Prokopy The movie doesn't make excuses; it simply lays out this life in decline and dares us to watch how it turns out. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 Downton Abbey (2019) Steven Prokopy Like many, I have grown to care a great deal about the folks that occupy Downton...if this is the end, the creators have gone out on a fitting and worthy high note. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
3/4 Hustlers (2019) Steven Prokopy With Hustlers, Scafaria has perfected the formula for a cocktail that is equal parts pure, high-energy entertainment, humor and crime drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
1.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Steven Prokopy Oh, this one is shit. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/4 Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Steven Prokopy From first-time feature director Janice Engel, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins is that rare documentary that might have more of an impact on someone unfamiliar with the subject than those who know her fiery work intimately. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
2.5/4 Give Me Liberty (2019) Lisa Trifone In his first foray into filmmaking, Mikhanovsky exhibits a strong sense for personal connection and certainly plenty of ambition in his style. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/4 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Lisa Trifone It's all held beautifully together by Bell, who proves to be a talented dramatic actress after a career built on comedy. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
3.5/4 Love, Antosha (2019) Steven Prokopy Be prepared to cry and likely be introduced to a side of Yelchin you never knew existed. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/4 Don't Let Go (2019) Steven Prokopy I'll give Estes and his players a certain amount of credit for coming up with a mostly original storyline and executing it with a great deal of skill and clarity. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 Overlord (2018) Steven Prokopy Director Avery is determined to create a horror/war movie that is unforgettable to lovers of both genres, and I think he makes it work. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/4 Ready or Not (2019) Steven Prokopy Thanks to tight, effective directing by the Radio Silence team of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and perfect pacing, Ready or Not zings like electricity. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/4 For Sama (2019) Lisa Trifone For Sama should be seen by as many people as possible, people with hearts that break and consciences that demand better for our collective humanity. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
1/4 After the Wedding (2019) Lisa Trifone Despite the best efforts of the two women charged with holding up the whole messy affair, this version of the film is boring and misguided at best, convoluted and manipulative at worst. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019