Linda Marric

Linda Marric
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Linda Marric is a freelance film critic and interviewer. She has written extensively about film and TV over the last decade. After graduating with a degree in Film Studies from King's College London, she has worked in post-production on a number of film projects and other film-related roles. She has a huge passion for intelligent sci-fi movies and is never put off by the prospect of a romantic comedy. Her favourite movie is Brazil.

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 82% Instant Family (2018) Moving, endearing and entertaining. This is a far more thoughtful and accomplished family comedy than expected. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/5 67% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) While Happy Death Day isn't perfect by a long shot, the film definitely does a great job in making its audience hanker for all those '90s slashers nobody seems to be interested in making nowadays. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 100% América (2018) A heartbreaking portrait of vulnerability and the frailty of a family readjusting to tragedy. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) The film is achingly beautiful and devastating in its depiction of love and race struggle. Jenkins broaches the subject of institutional racism with measured poise and dignity while staying faithful to Baldwin's unmistakable poetic tone. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) This is a landmark film, stunning in execution and engrossing in its narrative. A trio of excellent performances give the film a magnetic quality under the assured hand of Lee Chang-dong. Destined to be one of the films of the year. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the buddy comedy nobody knew they wanted. It is charming, understated and in parts utterly heartbreaking. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) Frustrating and mediocre, and not the Unbreakable sequel many fans have waited 18 years for. McAvoy impresses once again, however the lack of narrative rigour makes it hard to care. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 70% The Mule (2018) A range of fine performances save The Mule from the age and rage of Eastwood's later films, Taissa Farmiga, Bradley Cooper and Michael Pena are on fine form, and worth watching. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 88% Fyre (2019) An expertly crafted exploration of the crass zenith of influencer culture. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
3/5 75% Tides (2017) Beautifully shot, and commendably acted Tides is let down only by the decision to let the story wind and flow by itself. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Despite its shortcomings, Beautiful Boy delivers a powerful message of love and understanding whilst highlighting some complex issues related to the addiction crisis currently sweeping America. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) A heartwarming and hilarious celebration of two Hollywood icons, with incredible performances from its cast and an assured directorial hand. An utter joy. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
1/5 13% Life Itself (2018) Confused, cliched and meandering to the point of incoherence. Everyone involved with this is capable of far better, but sadly this mess of a film cannot be redeemed by any of them. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/5 62% Bird Box (2018) Contrivances and clichés abound, but Bird Box still manages to be a compelling, high-concept idea thanks to Bier's faultless direction and impressive cast. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Emily Blunt brings her own blend of feisty sprightliness and wit to a role immortalised by Julie Andrews. One might say, she's practically perfect in every way. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) A star turn for Momoa, who leads the ridiculousness of this anarchic, campy superhero outing with serious energy and charm. Another promising move for the DCEU. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) Hugely enjoyable, with some terrific performances and a keen eye on the continuing evolution of the series, while maintaining the heart of the original. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuarón has made a truly inspiring, heartening and utterly devastating film. An absolute masterpiece. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
2/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Fede Alvarez offers a deeply contrived narrative full of utterly ludicrous twist and turns. Just terribly dull. - The London Economic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) A well acted, if ultimately lacklustre sequel. - The London Economic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 91% 3 Days in Quiberon (3 Tage in Quiberon) (2018) A beautifully made love letter to an icon, this is a timely exploration of toxic celebrity culture and the victims it leaves in its wake. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) An entertaining crime caper, with Redford showing us exactly why he's one of the most charming actors ever to grace the screen. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 94% Wildlife (2018) A truly outstanding directorial debut from Paul Dano. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 83% Juliet, Naked (2018) Jesse Peretz offers a disarmingly compelling romantic comedy, which despite its decidedly contrived and uneven narrative, still manages to deliver a heartening storyline. - The London Economic EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 63% Peterloo (2019) An epic period piece from Mike Leigh - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Ol Parker has managed the impossible by offering a sequel which is as impressive, if not better than the original. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) In its new incarnation, A Star Is Born presents a beautifully told and hugely affecting love story. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A return to form for Van Sant, and a tour de force performance from Phoenix. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 76% Bad Reputation (2018) A compelling look at the life and the legend of one of the most famous faces of punk rock. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) Sharp, filthy and fantastically anarchic, The Favourite is a hilarious and original vision that is an utter delight. The very definition of a must-see. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 92% Wild Rose (2019) A beautiful story told with a huge amount of tenderness and love for its unconventional heroine. Jessie Buckley is one of the brightest stars in our sky right now. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) Jackman and Reitman shine in a top quality political thriller, with a finely-tuned exploration of integrity in changing times. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) A stunning and impressively ballsy thriller from McQueen, with a towering performance from Viola Davis. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/5 87% First Man (2018) A complete triumph, full of cinematic wonder. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 87% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley's defining performance elevates Colette to a must-see film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/5 36% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Rowan Atkinson's comic genius buoys the film somewhat and provides some laugh out loud moments, but the film suffers from the underuse of its secondary characters and spluttering narrative propulsion. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 49% Superfly (2018) An unlikable misfire of a film, with only a few decent performances on hand to make it worth your while. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 68% The Seagull (2018) A compelling adaptation of a true classic, with nuanced performances and artful direction this is an utter joy. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 96% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) A delightful animated anthology which brings three laugh out loud stories to the big screen with wit and grace. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
5/5 95% Maurice (1987) A sumptuous film, whose beauty and importance has only increased with age. The very definition of a must-see. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 45% Generation Wealth (2018) A compelling, if sometimes overstuffed, examination of the material world. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A hugely enjoyable, moving and beautifully put together production which deserves all the success coming its way. - Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Vertigo 60th Anniversary Presented By TCM (2018) A masterpiece, now and forever. This is an unmissable chance to see one of the greatest films of all time as never before. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 89% Pin Cushion (2018) Two compelling central performances shine a light on a difficult relationship between one family and the rest of the world. The screenplay could have benefited from being a touch less predictable. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Brave and ballsy, this film is unafraid to place intriguing ideas at the forefront of its narrative, and, though the screenplay sometimes obfuscates the outcome, Hotel Artemis is well worth checking in to check out. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/5 44% In Darkness (2018) A talented cast and a handsome sense of time and place can't save this thriller from being caught in a cliche-ridden and uninspiring undertow. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
1/5 21% Terminal (2018) The rich talent on display here is woefully let down by the narrative equivalent of ripping up jigsaw pieces and then wrapping the remains in sellotape. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 83% Puzzle (2018) Kelly Macdonald shines in this rare leading role, Puzzle is a charming tale of romance and finding your place in the world. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
5/5 100% Half the Picture (2018) An absorbing and inspiring film which marks another step towards equality of opportunity in the film industry. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 64% The Boy Downstairs (2018) Some good performances can't elevate this run of the mill rom-com, disappointing considering the talent involved. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018