Sheri Linden Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10% 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
60% 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
53% 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
30% 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
83% 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
58% 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
No Score Yet 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
88% 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
No Score Yet 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
86% 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
71% Crooked House (2017) A visual treat but a less-than-tantalizing mystery.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
100% What Lies Upstream (2018) This quietly chilling wake-up call is sure to be one of the most vital documentaries to hit theaters in 2018.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) And though its dark riches can at moments feel like overload, and its narrative thrust occasionally grows diffuse, the story casts an undeniable spell.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
100% Quest (2017) Through eight years of filming ... the director discovers an everyday American story of extraordinary strength.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
100% Holy Air (2017) The humor in Holy Air is inseparable from its poignancy, and every element of the film expresses that interconnection, from the performances to the spirited, melancholy-laced score by Habib Shehadeh Hanna.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
0% November Criminals (2017) The starry chemistry of leads Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz injects a modicum of energy into the coming-of-age drama, whose elements of romance, crime and smart-kid angst never coalesce.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
87% Song of Granite (2017) More than the story of an individual, the film is a stirring tribute to endangered folk traditions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet Arthur Miller: Writer (2018) There's an eloquent handmade quality to "Arthur Miller: Writer," filmmaker Rebecca Miller's engagingly intimate portrait of her famous father.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
59% The Strange Ones (2018) However nuanced and artful, the nightmarish unease is laid on so thick that, in combination with the cryptic narrative, it gradually turns to murk.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet Drawing Home (2017) Director Markus Rupprecht and his cowriter, Donna Logan, never get beyond the handsome period surface to an involving emotional core.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
No Score Yet Extraordinary Ordinary People (2017) The clunky organization and very basic production values give way to something inspiring.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
78% Voyeur (2017) In that discomfortingly close range between the unlikeliest of friends, and between rapture and repulsion, the film finds its compelling edge.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
100% Cuba And The Cameraman (2017) But it's the salt-of-the-earth Borregos, a trio of farmer brothers and their sister, who give the film its most involving through-line, and its heart.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
71% Fits and Starts (2017) A low-key comedy of errors whose leads' underplayed oomph bolsters the uneven scenario.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
No Score Yet Remember Me (2017) ... a pleasing balance between sincerity and irreverence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
100% Soufra (2017) Soufra's lasting impression is one of empowerment and the energizing sense of purpose and community that the women derive from the enterprise along with their incomes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
29% Almost Friends (2017) A comic drama that's sometimes appealingly gentle but more often frustratingly amorphous.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
85% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Within the story's sometimes too-neat outline, Volpe lets most of her characters breathe.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
95% The Light of the Moon (2017) A clear-eyed film that's clinical in its specifics.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
43% The Star (2017) While the movie never soars or burns especially bright, it delivers a modicum of magic without getting pious or gushy. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) Its lessons in compassion and self-acceptance are treacle-free, and however movie-shiny the story's world of economic comfort and prep school, those lessons pack a universal punch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
No Score Yet A German Life (2017) We all like to imagine ourselves as brave resisters. Pomsel's unapologetic account of being "one of the cowards" is a haunting, ever-timely reminder of how easy it can be to cash the paycheck and look the other way.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
73% The Price (2017) Just as ambition eclipses the protagonist's judgment, the movie loses its way in an excess of generic story strands.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
100% A River Below (2017) A haunting documentary that asks urgent questions in this age of extinction crisis.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
91% Princess Cyd (2017) What might have devolved into cutesy odd-couple territory instead moves in unexpected directions, bolstered by a fundamental idealism.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
62% Maya Dardel (2017) A movie that's by turns off-putting, bracingly incisive and insufferable.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray (2017) As Zea's inspired and intimate portrait demonstrates, with an exuberant attention to detail that matches Murray's own, there's an epic sweep to the successful career she carved out.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet Defining Hope (2017) Shining a light on hospice and palliative care, approaches that are still considered alternative, Defining Hope builds a persuasive case for the ways they empower patients and their loved ones.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
83% The Fixer (Fixeur) (2016) The understated performances keep the proceedings involving even when the film draws ultra-obvious parallels between its protagonist's professional maneuvers and his achievement-focused parenting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
78% Sweet Virginia (2017) This taut drama exists in a timeless noir territory, a world of free-floating dread and dashed hopes where mood supersedes specifics of time and place.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017