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Sheri Linden

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Polyfaces (2015)

"Though clearly a labor of love, the documentary is repetitive and preachy. The filmmakers' intermittent commentary, in particular, has the off-putting effect of mini lectures." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015

Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (2015)

"Despite a surfeit of talking-head commentary, the film has a strong feel for the emotion behind Frank Morgan's acclaimed bebop." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 14, 2015

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (2015)

"Through dynamic use of archival footage and intimate new interviews with Ellis' friends and family - all of them founts of down-home sincerity - Finlay unearths a fascinating biography filled with reversals, comebacks and false starts." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015

Prescription Thugs (2016)

"An accessible look at an important topic: the medicine that ails us. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 10, 2015

Dixieland (2015)

"Chris Zylka and Riley Keough ignite a convincing spark as lovers who dream of wider horizons. Even so, their fateful course unwinds less than persuasively, the vivid sense of place not enough to bring the one-last-heist setup fully to life." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2015

The Messenger (2015)

"Filmmaker Su Rynard never loses sight of the winged tunesters' sheer beauty, or their emotional and symbolic pull. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 8, 2015
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Can You Dig This (2015)

"Even as Vallot goes over the same ground, her compassionate and discerning eye for detail makes for engaging and often delightful viewing." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 4, 2015

The Summer Of Sangaile (2015)

"Distractingly lovely to look at, the film can't make Sangaile's struggles or triumphs matter." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2015)

"Irreverent homespun Zen gives this doc zing." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 26, 2015

The Wonders (2015)

"A story that frames a familiar conflict - the collision of modernity and tradition - in intriguingly off-center ways, alive with piercing detail." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 25, 2015

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

"Whether you call it a hybrid, an origin story, a prequel, spinoff or "regeneration," the stitched-together monster mashup that is Victor Frankenstein is in one sense a perfect specimen: It exemplifies the more-is-less school of moviemaking. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 24, 2015

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"It can be both as gripping and as lacking in nuance as its predecessor, and though it often feels more like a highly polished TV procedural than a transporting cinematic experience, it's a solid genre outing with unsettling topical resonance." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 19, 2015

Krisha (2016)

"Trey Edward Shults is hardly the first filmmaker to use the all-American Thanksgiving get-together to expose family anxieties. But with Krisha, his extraordinary debut feature, he brings a bracing originality to a familiar setup." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2015

Frame by Frame (2015)

"In an age glutted with digital images, the documentary Frame by Frame is a bracing tribute to the power of photojournalism. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 17, 2015

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

"Her wit comes through, often entwined with a biting sadness." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
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This Isn't Funny (2015)

"This Isn't Funny is insightful and quick-witted, a romance that take chances while its lovers learn to do the same." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 9, 2015

Miss You Already (2015)

"It ends on a note of fluidity and grace that makes you wish it had been told with fewer frenetic rampages and less forced whimsy." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015

The Armor Of Light (2015)

"Searching and earnest, Schenck rights the film when it stumbles. As someone who's fully present and in the moment, he's the antithesis of the shouting heads who dominate public debate and a fascinating film subject." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
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Journey To Space (2015)

"If the film's mix of factoids and poetic longing can sometimes feel clunky, Journey to Space finds a smart balance between idealism and pragmatism." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 28, 2015

The 33 (2015)

"Director Patricia Riggen finds a rigorous and affecting visual language for The 33, but she and her international cast are hampered by a screenplay that too often gets in the way of a powerful story." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 28, 2015

India's Daughter (2015)

"Leslee Udwin's documentary about the December 2012 crime is in many ways a hopeful portrait, focusing not just on the attack but on the ensuing protests and policy changes." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 26, 2015

I Smile Back (2015)

"A movie that's constructed almost entirely of empty clichés about suburban ennui." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
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The House That Jack Built (2015)

"Using Bronx locations and a strong cast of Caribbean-Latino actors, director Henry Barrial constructs a convincing portrait of a neighborhood and its Nuyorican culture." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2015

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

"But Hanks wisely limits the celebrity talking heads in this rise-and-fall story. Instead, he focuses on the people who built the company from a Sacramento drugstore annex to a global brand, creating a ragtag family in the process." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 16, 2015

Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)

"[A] handsomely shot, sometimes harrowing doc." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 9, 2015

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)

"It's an act of defiance that's also a sublime piece of cinema, and it ranks among the director's finest work." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
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Well Wishes (2015)

"A feet-on-the-ground fantasy with a nicely underplayed comic tone, Well Wishes is part road trip, part romance and part starting-over fable." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 7, 2015

The Visit: An Alien Encounter (The Visit) (2015)

"At first feels like a bizarre exercise in conjecture or a brainstorming session for fiction writers, but it turns into a provocative and moving philosophical inquiry." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 1, 2015

Sherpa (2015)

"A documentary whose visual magnificence is more than matched by unforgettable characters and political urgency." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 1, 2015

The Keeping Room (2015)

"An intriguing premise never finds a dramatic pulse in "The Keeping Room," a self-consciously artsy depiction of female grit during the final days of the Civil War." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 24, 2015

Unbranded (2015)

"It's a film with a cause, but it's also brimming with drama in the midst of jaw-dropping landscapes." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 24, 2015
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Radicalized (2015)

"Like the young social activists at its center, the documentary "Radicalized" is propelled by a ragged energy, a fuel that's equal parts outrage and idealism." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015

Wolf Totem (2015)

"There's no denying the beauty of the film's imagery, violent and tender, or the emotional power of the final moment in the boy-and-his-dog love story." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"Though the leads lend charm and comic timing to the unpersuasive material, it would take a ground-up rewrite to make the fate of their characters matter." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015

A Sinner in Mecca (2015)

"A Sinner in Mecca is a suitably messy mix of the gritty and the surreal, the wrenching and the transcendent, from the midst of the trek to Islam's holiest site." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 28, 2015

Lyle (2014)

"With a gripping performance by Gaby Hoffmann... the first feature by its writer-director is a winningly unsettling genre exercise whose style and polish belie the constraints of its microbudgeted five-day shoot." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2015

Learning To Drive (2015)

"Low-key but overly schematic." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 17, 2015
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The Pardon (2012)

"A plodding feature that makes ample use of the legal record as well as evocative Shreveport locations while leaving the well of affecting drama untapped." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015

Ricki And The Flash (2015)

"Even with its well-observed moments, the movie's nonmusical interactions, whether reaching for laughs or poignancy, too often feel flat and forced." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 4, 2015

Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2015)

"For all his tormented free-thinking, the protagonist never comes into focus." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015

The End Of The Tour (2015)

"Donald Margulies' screenplay distills Lipsky's material in a way that's both tender and incisive. It gets the quasi-friendship between journalist and subject in a way that few films do." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015)

"Sophie Deraspe's film is a compelling anatomy of an Internet hoax - one that grabbed headlines amid the revolutionary fervor of the Arab Spring." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015

Unexpected (2015)

"If their story feels more like a dramatized argument than an involving drama, that's no fault of the lovely, unforced performances by Cobie Smulders and newcomer Gail Bean." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015

An Open Secret (2015)

"Clunky elements aside, the film's distillation of firsthand testimony and archival material has haunting implications." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015

Boulevard (2015)

"Williams delivers a performance of mannered, sometimes heart-wrenching restraint. But something closer to cautiousness tamps down the film." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015

10,000 Km (2015)

"The insights about tech-enabled disconnections are hardly earth-shattering, but the nuanced performances find the emotional truth in every pixelated gaze." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015

Jimmy's Hall (2015)

"[A] charming but surprisingly soft-focus movie ..." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015

Batkid Begins (2015)

"The film will restore one's faith in humanity, at least during its running time." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015

The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez (2012)

"A playful paean to a movie genre and a prolific career, Ernest Borgnine's valedictory feature is a spaghetti western with a heavy helping of cheese." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015

A Little Chaos (2015)

"The story comes to life only fitfully, even with - or perhaps because of - its court intrigue and supporting characters both hissable (Helen McCrory as André's wife) and flamboyant (Stanley Tucci as the king's bisexual brother)." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
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