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Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
45% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
100% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
52% I Smile Back (2015) A movie that's constructed almost entirely of empty clichés about suburban ennui.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
97% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) [A] handsomely shot, sometimes harrowing doc.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
96% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
70% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
97% Sherpa (2015) A documentary whose visual magnificence is more than matched by unforgettable characters and political urgency.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
73% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
73% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
70% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
63% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2015
85% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
100% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2015
66% Learning To Drive (2015) Low-key but overly schematic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2015
No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
64% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
10% Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2015) For all his tormented free-thinking, the protagonist never comes into focus.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
91% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
88% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
66% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
93% An Open Secret (2015) Clunky elements aside, the film's distillation of firsthand testimony and archival material has haunting implications.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
51% Boulevard (2015) Williams delivers a performance of mannered, sometimes heart-wrenching restraint. But something closer to cautiousness tamps down the film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
83% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) [A] charming but surprisingly soft-focus movie ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
81% Batkid Begins (2015) The film will restore one's faith in humanity, at least during its running time.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
60% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
45% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
34% Max (2015) Though the lead performance would do Lassie and Rin Tin Tin proud, the increasingly ludicrous, cliché-packed plot generates not an ounce of suspense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
79% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) The faux press conferences and perverse inventions (SurvivaBall, anyone?) that are included here highlight corporate greed and governmental shortsightedness as shrewdly as ever.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) Though the film is choppily told and its episodic rhythm never gathers momentum, it contains well-observed moments and astute performances by Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
No Score Yet How We Got Away With It (2014) Lindstrom draws effective, understated performances from his cast, letting insecurities and betrayals break through the surface of laid-back celebration.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
100% One Cut, One Life (2015) The film is an exploration of art as a way through immense and complex emotions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
83% The Fourth Noble Truth (2015) A film whose subject transcends time and place. It's a lesson in Buddhism disguised as a romantic pas de deux - or maybe vice versa.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
100% Something Better To Come (2015) Filmmaker Hanna Polak, working over 14 years, has created a chronicle not easily forgotten.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
33% Entourage (2015) From its look to its episodic rhythm, the movie plays like a compressed Season 9 - a season that has its moments but wouldn't rank among the show's finest.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2015
80% Nightingale (2015) It's a performance that gets the writhing interplay of transparency and opacity in a character who has gone beyond the deep end of unhinged narcissism and self-dramatization.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
70% Marie's Story (2015) At its most provocative, it suggests a tension between spirit and flesh in the nun's maternal feelings. Rather than examine that friction, Améris pushes the narrative in predictable directions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
52% Gemma Bovery (2015) Fans of "Madame Bovary" might enjoy the chance to nod knowingly at references to the novel, but that's not enough to sustain a feature ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) If Aloha's earthbound elements are uneven, its rocket-launch aspects are downright confounding.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
40% L'intrepido (2015) Whether director Gianni Amelio is aiming for emotional effect or social commentary, his fuzzy detours into melodrama land well off the mark.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) None of it is quite satisfying, especially when old-age makeup takes center stage.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
48% Spike Island (2015) Though the story is drawn in broad strokes and overloaded with melodrama, director Mat Whitecross' exuberant feature understands the communal joy and personal necessity of rock 'n' roll.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
20% Bravetown (2015) First-time director Daniel Duran, working from a screenplay by Oscar Torres that abounds in the maudlin and risible, isn't able to lift the ham-handed material to a place where it might ring true.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
76% Alex of Venice (2015) Chris Messina's "Alex of Venice" is as much a love letter to the Los Angeles neighborhood as it is a well-observed drama.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
No Score Yet Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi (2015) Despite its clumsiness, the film conveys the melding of modern and ancient, sensuous and sacred: On the one hand the foodie-fave Ramen Burger, on the other a chef's paean to the "rhythm" of a bowl of ramen.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015