Beatrice Loayza

Beatrice Loayza

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editor at Criterion// writer and critic at NY Times, Film Comment, Reverse Shot, AV Club, etc.

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  • The Macaluso Sisters

  • The Viewing Booth

  • Blue Collar

  • The Visit

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  • The Aviator

    The Aviator

    I really do like this movie but Blanchett’s Hepburn performance is tragically clownish. Désolée..

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    That In the Heights, a flashy yet vacuous representation of the heavily Dominican community of Washington Heights, strives to give Latinx their ‘moment’ in popular culture is evident. But this flaccid objective, this desire for the film to be for Latinx what a blockbuster like Black Panther (2018) was for Black Americans, or what Crazy Rich Asians (2018) was for Asian-Americans, betrays the poverty of its vision.


    Full review @ Sight & Sound

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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

    Self quarantine day 1 is starting out rough