Beatrice Loayza

Beatrice Loayza

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"film critic" based in DC
Twitter @bealoayza

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  • Mandibles

    Mandibles

    Toro-emotion!

  • Replacing Dad

    Replacing Dad

    Worth it just for Tippi Hedren playing the insanely hot grandma.

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  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    When Nicole (Johansson) meets Nora (Dern), she's given the opportunity to articulate her feelings and work through the reasons why she wants to divorce her husband. Baumbach gives her an attentive audience, not just through Dern's (comically) overly earnest Nora, but through a long, uninterrupted shot that gives Nicole the opportunity for extended monologue. It registers as theatrical, a one-woman show.

    In contrast when Charlie (Driver) first meets with his eventual attorney Ted (Liotta), rapid cuts jump from Ted and…

  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

    ★½

    Self quarantine day 1 is starting out rough