Sheri Linden Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% The Lightkeepers (2010) However sad the dearth of substantial film roles for older actors, it's far sadder to watch them partake in anemic affairs like "The Lightkeepers," a lifeless period romance of the cutesy-cantankerous persuasion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
75% Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf (2018) Though it's not entirely satisfying, Piper's film is a welcome reminder of the power of seeing directly, rather than through the mediating layer of our ever-present screens.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
No Score Yet Fort Maria (2018) An engaging quartet played in a quietly quirky key.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
58% Hotel Artemis (2018) Foster finds the damaged, self-medicating core of her character, but she's undercut by the stubborn flatness of the drama, despite its originality and smarts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) As far as it goes, Book Club is a mostly painless ride, with a few laugh-out-loud moments, but as Peggy Lee memorably sang, Is that all there is?‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
No Score Yet We the Coyotes (2018) A valentine to the fringes, modestly proportioned and keenly observed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
84% The Escape (2018) Wrenching scenes from a disintegrating marriage, beautifully played.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
100% Blowin' Up (2018) Blowin' Up offers one of the most hopeful real-world visions of heroic women - from the judge and DAs to the attorneys, social workers, counselors and, not least, the defendants - ever to fill the screen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
No Score Yet It's a Party (2018) The movie clicks from first moment to last.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
No Score Yet Maine (2018) As an immersion in the physical world and a very particular form of public solitude, Maine delivers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
77% The Rachel Divide (2018) A fascinatingly complex, humanizing portrait that faces controversy head-on.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
33% I Feel Pretty (2018) The bracing promise of the setup steadily loses fizz and the overlong feature grows smaller - constricted, deflated - as it travels familiar routes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
100% The Judge (2018) Erika Cohn's documentary could have delved deeper at key points, but in its engaging fashion it strikes one inspirational note after another...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
86% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) Its blend of 2D and CG animation uses a radiant palette, and its story moves between the spirit and animals worlds with an undercurrent of yearning and waves of pure delight.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
71% Beauty and the Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (2018) As Mariam careens between hospitals and police stations, facing bureaucratic indifference and misogyny, the movie's fever pitch begins to feel at odds with its artistry.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
76% Roxanne Roxanne (2018) A film that breaks the musical biopic mold in ways that are sometimes frustrating and frequently exhilarating.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
92% The Peacemaker (2018) The weight of the world is evident in O'Malley's dour gaze, but it's clear too, in Demo's sensitive, piercing portrait, that the endless job he's carved out for himself is his lifeblood, and its own kind of addiction.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
14% Josie (2018) The genre pieces are set up so clearly in Josie that they border on parody.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
90% Nossa Chape (2018) Charged and poignant.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
51% Flower (2018) Mistaking provocation for insight, and failing to sell the presumed heroism of its cunning central character, the movie grows less involving with each step.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
77% In the Land of Pomegranates (2018) What sets Hava Kohav Beller's documentary apart is the intense colloquy at its disheartening heart: a series of discussions among young Palestinians and Israelis during a retreat in Germany.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
No Score Yet Virginia Minnesota (2018) The tonal shifts among mystery, folklore, melodrama and satire are neither smooth nor productively rough, and the narrative core remains unclear, lost amid the surfeit of disconnected moving parts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
100% Pet Names (2018) A winningly sharp Millennial riff on the greens of summer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
86% Social Animals (2018) Neither celebrating nor bemoaning its subject, it gazes head-on at the ways some people embrace the chance to live life as a nonstop popularity contest while others are hurt by it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
89% Hannah (2018) Gorgeously and at times frustratingly austere, "Hannah" has a simple, compelling premise. But more than that, it has the unparalleled Charlotte Rampling.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
51% Submission (2018) Honoring the primacy of language for his characters, Levine deftly reveals the ways they wield it to seduce, attack, manipulate, repress and, occasionally, to communicate.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Homeless Chorus Speaks (2018) A lesson in empathy, demonstrating how ground-shifting the simple act of listening can be.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Road to Mother (Anaga aparar jol) (2016) It works mainly in fits and starts, though there's no question that the movie's depiction of the effects of Soviet rule on a nomadic population will be eye-opening for many Western viewers, and deeply resonant for Kazakhstanis.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
95% November (2018) Sarnet's earthbound fairy tale occupies a dreamscape somewhere between the teeming canvases of Brueghel and the existential agonies of Bela Tarr's films. And it's funny, with a sly salaciousness all its own.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
15% Mute (2018) The narrative doesn't quite coalesce, and except for a few late-in-the-proceedings moments, it doesn't deliver the grim, indelible shivers of the best noir.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
58% Half Magic (2018) There's charm and smarts to the healthy positivity, but without the balancing sting of the earlier sections, the intended abracadabra goes up in smoke.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
62% The Boy Downstairs (2018) [A] droll, knowing and tender romance - a story that brings a delicate touch to one of the thorniest of life's questions: How do you predict regret?‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
No Score Yet Being Black Enough or (How To Kill A Black Man) (2018) Though the filmmaker's confidence at times outstrips the execution, his decidedly non-formulaic approach is a refreshing break from the three-act conformity of too many first films.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
35% Nostalgia (2018) A day-old news flash of a drama, delivered in weepy headlines posing as dialogue.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
60% Entanglement (2018) [Jason] James' assured timing and visual knack almost mask how strained and half-baked the story is. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
100% Signature Move (2017) With its likable characters, local color and cross-cultural sparks, "Signature Move" has unsentimental sweetness and pluck.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
No Score Yet A Polar Year (2018) Visually striking and memorably intimate.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
No Score Yet And Breathe Normally (2018) Builds a strong sense of emotional urgency as it unfolds against the edge-of-the-world setting of the Reykjanes Peninsula.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
87% A Ciambra (2018) Through Tim Curtin's kinetic handheld camerawork, Carpignano immerses the viewer in Pio's experience.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
61% Please Stand By (2018) Lewin can't quite transcend the inconsistencies and dwindling credibility of the concept or give the material a driving pulse, even with its race-to-the-deadline setup.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
30% The Clapper (2018) Montiel treats his story's happily unsung oddballs with sincere affection. He doesn't hold them up to ridicule, or insist that they snap out of their quirkiness and conform. But he doesn't quite know what to do with them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
100% Shirkers (2018) An alluring mystery spun from the joys and perils of collaboration,‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% Genesis 2.0 (2018) The woolly mammoth tusk is just the tip of the iceberg in this haunting excavation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Bisbee '17 (2017) [Greene's] intense focus on individuals can feel limiting in terms of the overall truth-and-reconciliation dynamic, but it also leads to some powerful moments. And the story's contemporary resonance couldn't be clearer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
No Score Yet Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) An engaging study in glamour and grit.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
89% Pity (2018) As stylized as Makridis' second feature is, it's grounded in recognizable behavior, and its sly, dry playfulness reverberates with fascinating questions about emotions and how we portray them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
60% Un Traductor (2018) Flaws notwithstanding, Un Traductor is a sensitive, eye-opening account that could travel widely.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
88% Loveling (Benzinho) (2018) Without pandering to audience sympathy, [Teles] creates an exceptionally sympathetic focal point for a story that embraces the messy tenderness of life as it's lived.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
98% In Between (2018) [A] sharp, wise and vibrant ode to female independence ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
56% Crooked House (2017) A visual treat but a less-than-tantalizing mystery.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017