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
4/5 96% Baby, Done (2021) A tame yet well-executed indie with tender moments throughout. Matafeo is a real revelation here. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2021
3/5 31% Blithe Spirit (2020) A slightly dated, yet stylish screwball comedy which owes most of its charm and appeal to its stellar cast. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Heartfelt and beautifully acted. - New Scientist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/5 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) An overlong and bewilderingly muddled film which puts the emphasis on all the wrong aspects of the story. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) Hart presents a handsomely devised and refreshingly cliché-free narrative which keeps you guessing throughout. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 57% The Prom (2020) Those who have so far remained unconvinced by Murphy's body of work won't find much here to make them reconsider, but on the whole this is a joyous, and beautifully executed musical which does exactly what it is expected from it. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/5 78% Rose Island (2020) Sibilia and co-writer Francesca Manieri successfully mix whimsy and pathos to give us something truly inspiring. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
5/5 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Possessor feels both fresh and tense and full of surprising twists and turns. It successfully explores our experiences with modern anxieties and how we deal with them. - New Scientist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 78% Uncle Frank (2020) An evocative slice of retro Americana and a highly entertaining road movie. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
4/5 83% Happiest Season (2020) Duvall should be commended for bringing one of the funniest and most unapologetic queer romances of the year. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
4/5 80% The Kid Detective (2020) Evan Morgan must be commended for crafting one of the most compelling neo-noirs of recent times, especially in his ability to skirt around some heavy subjects without a hint of contrivance. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
2/5 40% A Place Among the Dead (2020) This feels like a series of half-baked ideas thrown together in the hope that some of them would stick. Put simply, it just isn't very good and no amount of big names attached to it could have saved this movie from being almost instantly forgettable. - Screenwords EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Honeymood (2020) Granted, the gags don't always come to fruition and the allegory is laid on a little too thickly in parts, but Lavie has proven that she isn't a flash in the pan, but here to stay. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
2/5 73% A Call to Spy (2020) This is a film with big ideas but a modest budget, and sadly that is its biggest downfall. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Golda (2019) Unfortunately, Golda glosses over Meir's early formative years in the United States, and also fails to delve into her earlier socialist beliefs which she later all but abandoned, according to her detractors. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
4/5 95% Asia (2020) Sparse and gorgeously acted. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
4/5 91% Luxor (2020) With its mournful, meditative tone and stripped-down aesthetic, Luxor is a film of heartfelt introspection, held together by a phenomenal performance from Riseborough. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
4/5 95% Mogul Mowgli (2020) There are some impressively grandiose set pieces, most notably a concert scene which sees Zed on stage, contorting and snarling, and delivering an MC set that, even allowing for Ahmed's career as an established rapper is striking and memorable. - Film Stories EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/5 89% The Climb (2020) Hilarious and deliciously off-kilter. I loved every second of it. - Screenwords EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Ending on a plea of "NOW VOTE", this couldn't have come at a better time to expose what is really at stake in the upcoming presidential election. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 39% Rebecca (2020) This being Wheatley, there is an undeniable mischievous and knowing undertone in the way some of his peripheral characters interact with each other, but it would have been interesting to see him throw an even bigger curveball storyline wise. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 90% Supernova (2021) This is a heartfelt and engaging story about love, sacrifice and what it means to envisage life without a loved one. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
5/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Regina King delivers a heartfelt and powerful adaptation of Kemp Power's play. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
4/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Much of the film's appeal lies in its brilliantly snappy dialogue. Having said that, those who remain unconvinced by Sorkin's particular brand of witty repartee won't find anything here that's likely to change their minds. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 100% Miss Juneteenth (2020) The film owes most of its appeal to its ability to navigate some rather thorny post-race themes under the guise of a breezy social drama. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/5 80% Hurt by Paradise (2019) Although the storyline itself is not always entirely coherent, it is never boring, and is both handsomely acted and full of charming and surreal moments. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
4/5 65% The Devil All the Time (2020) This is a genuinely thrilling, gorgeously acted and at times deeply unsettling gothic tale full of surprising twists and turns. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
5/5 98% Rocks (2020) Gavron has given us a strong, courageous and celebratory portrayal of contemporary British girlhood. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
5/5 100% White Riot (2019) Shah presents a highly relevant reminder of what can be achieved when people unite against the forces of division. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
5/5 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Showing more maturity and self-awareness than we've seen from him before, Kaufman has taken a story which seemed almost unfilmable and made it his own. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
5/5 73% Mulan (2020) A beautifully layered and stunning martial arts adventure full of intricate action set pieces and a truly compelling premise. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
1/5 63% Hope Gap (2020) The film's biggest failing is that, unfortunately, Bening is terribly miscast here.Her wandering accent - is it Cockney? is it Home Counties? - becomes more jarring the longer we go on. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 90% Rising Phoenix (2020) In absence of the 2020 Paralympics, which has been postponed to next year due to COVID19, Rising Phoenix presents a timely opportunity to revisit some of the most memorable moments of this extraordinary event. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 87% Get Duked! (2020) Wickedly funny and smart. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
5/5 66% Matthias & Maxime (2019) Accessible, heartfelt and full of perfect attention to detail, it is one of Dolan's best films yet. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
4/5 70% Tenet (2020) Revisiting ideas he had already broached in his brilliantly underrated space saga Interstellar, Nolan is back again to his favourite subject, Time. The results are, unsurprisingly, phenomenal. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
5/5 100% Perfect 10 (2019) Elevated by Steven Cameron Ferguson's gorgeously evocative cinematography and Riley's masterful observational style, Perfect 10 manages to be both socially aware and undeniably engaging. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) As high concept ideas go, one couldn't have dreamt up a more absurd premise than An American Pickle, yet for all its ludicrous twists and turns, somehow it works. Rogen shines in this fantastically well observed comedy. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/5 60% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) Young Ahmed can't resist the odd moment of melodrama, which sometimes feels out of place in an otherwise undiluted piece of social realism. This might not be vintage Dardennes, but it is still one of their most daring works to date. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
5/5 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Its themes are as important today as they were yesterday, especially in the current climate of radical right-wing ideas and racist sentiment sweeping Trump's America. - The London Economic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 92% The Vigil (2021) There is an eerie creepiness about The Vigil which is both terrifying and impressive in its treatment of folklore and old superstition. Enlightening and genuinely engaging. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
2/5 48% Unhinged (2020) Tempted as I am to say that this is "so bad, it's good", there is a lot about Unhinged's relentless and gratuitous violence which feels crass and unnecessary. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
4/5 76% Summerland (2020) Swale does a fantastic job in subverting a potentially workaday narrative into something far more complex, and this is where her genius really lies. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
3/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Feldstein makes this into so much more than your average coming of age story. Her ability to capture a certain British working class sensibility won't be lost on anyone. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
4/5 92% Clemency (2019) Chukwu's devastating and complex character study advances the discourse around capital punishment beyond the usual contrived talking points. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
2/5 83% The Way Back (2020) O'Connor and Ingelsby seem far too reliant on generic narrative tropes for the film to be anything but yet another predictable sports movie by the numbers. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
3/5 79% Greyhound (2020) It belongs on the big screen. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) Thrilling! Charlize Theron is at her brilliant best once again. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Dobkin's film is impressively self-aware and hugely respectful of its subject. Expect hilarity, high camp and the usual Ferrell silliness. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
3/5 90% The Booksellers (2020) Overall, this is the kind of documentary you might find mid-week on BBC4, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Expect to be beguiled if nothing else. - NME EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020