Tomris Laffly

Freelance writer and film critic based in New York. Bylines at Film Journal, Time Out NY, Movie Mezzanine, Indiewire, and others.
Coco

‘Coco’ Review: A Sweet Family Tale That Joins the Ranks of Pixar’s Best

By Tomris Laffly 

Pixar’s latest charts a beautiful, emotional journey through the generations of a Mexican family.

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Review: An Uninviting Holiday Window Display

By Tomris Laffly 

Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation suffers from an uneven ensemble and an overall lack of excitement.

Lady Bird

How The Fashion of ‘Lady Bird’ Charts the Journey of its Lead

By Tomris Laffly 

Lady Bird Costume Designer April Napier on dressing Saoirse Ronan to play a rebellious high-school senior finding her voice.

Kedi

Here’s The Story of The Essential Documentary of National Cat Day

By Tomris Laffly 

In honor of “National Cat Day”, the critically-acclaimed documentary┬áKedi is back in theaters for one day on Friday.

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‘Novitiate’ Director Maggie Betts: “It was like a big sorority, our movie set.”

By Tomris Laffly 

Betts on working with Melissa Leo, discovering Mother Theresa and advantages of a mostly-female film environment.

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‘Wonder Wheel’ Review: A Gorgeous, Yet Ultimately Empty Tragicomedy

By Tomris Laffly 

Woody Allen’s latest is shallow and distancing despite its stunning craftsmanship.

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Exploring The Themes of Sexual Abuse Drama ‘Una’ With Its Creative Team

By Tomris Laffly 

“Everything in a film like this has signification.”

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‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Somber, Worthwhile, Lacking Linklater’s Signature Ease

By Tomris Laffly 

Reunited decades after the Vietnam War, three old friends find themselves on the road with a heartbreaking mission and dark secret.

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These Fall Films Authentically Capture Female Sexuality

By Tomris Laffly 

Four films that refreshingly avoid catering to the male gaze.