Maria Sherman

Maria Sherman
Maria Sherman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Muse/Jezebel
Publications: The Muse/Jezebel

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry succeeds because it accesses that level of intimacy and devotion: a masterclass in laying it all out there. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
97% Sound of Metal (2020) While this film, on paper, may appear to exude the sentimentality of a sports film defined by its protagonist injuring themselves, Sound of Metal avoids schmaltz and instead, cuts straight to the heart. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
87% BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (2020) While there's not a lot of new information here, it is a nuanced and exciting introduction to an exciting new girl group, and that is all it needs to be. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
56% Love, Guaranteed (2020) Some pleasures can be temporary, disposable, a Friday night watch disregarded on Saturday morning. Love, Guaranteed is a perfect film to turn on and tune out. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
100% John Was Trying to Contact Aliens (2020) Distractions can be therapeutic and asking questions about the unknown an exercise in critical thinking. The Netflix documentary short John Was Trying to Contact Aliens makes that case in a surprising and evocative way. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
27% The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) Think American Pie-meets-A Cinderella Story. The combination works because it respects the in-betweenness of adolescence -- and because the chemistry between actors is detectable, even when scenes onscreen feel improbable. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) A silly, sincere romp that is mostly a fun celebration of the six-decades long competition, if not a perfect satire. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
21% Infamous (2020) I recommend watching Infamous and thinking about it as Bella Thorne fan fiction: over the top, absurd, and a welcomed distraction divorced from any materiality. I also recommend watching it drunk. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
63% Yesterday (2019) The premise, while outlandish, doesn't seem that challenging to conceptualize-but Yesterday proves that it is difficult to realize. If only it were more... fun. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
83% Someone Great (2019) The beautiful thing about tropes is that they go down easy when you're just looking for a fun movie to pass the time. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
18% After (2019) As assumed, After is remarkably horny and corny to the point of embarrassment. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
40% Life-Size 2 (2018) For the most part, the sequel is nothing more than a barrage of allusions to the first film and various moments from Banks's pop culture repertoire. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
95% I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018) I Used to Be Normal is undeniably delightful, a rare exercise in pop culture's most nostalgic impulses that does not attempt to sell us back what we once adored. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) Women have quite a bit more sophistication than what Fogelman's statement allows of us-it's possible to tell an eloquent story of familial history without layering on tragedy in an exploitative fashion. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
93% Incredibles 2 (2018) The movie doesn't force the role-reversal point, nor does it treat it as bewildering, although the creators will likely enjoy the benefit of viewers applauding them for writing powerful (animated) women. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) There are too many characters in this movie for anyone to really summarize it in a cohesive manner. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
70% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) Roxanne Roxanne places more onus on Shanté's path to notoriety rather than glamorizing how she transformed hip-hop-in sharp contrast to the conclusive glory of other rap biopics. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
51% Rampage (2018) So if you can distill enjoyment from its overwhelming How is this not parody? tackiness, then you, too, will get something kick-adjacent outta Rampage. If not, well, at least The Rock's hot. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party, at its core, is really a loving depiction of a mid-life crisis, enduring friendships and the perseverance of moms. - The Muse/Jezebel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018