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Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71%

Frank & Lola (2016)

"However suspensefully the score groans and cries, the emotional stakes dwindle with each overemphatic narrative curve." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
44%

Office Christmas Party (2016)

"With all the sharp comic timing on hand, this party should feel lighter, swifter, more agile." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 7, 2016
0%

Anonymous (Hacker) (2016)

"Uninvolving from start to finish, the would-be thriller Anonymous traffics in a certain bland slickness, placing it squarely in the international crime subset of generic action features." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 2, 2016
91%

Always Shine (2016)

"As the fog closes in, so too does the foreboding, expertly tuned to fraught dissonance by director Sophia Takal, who blends art-house flourishes with such horror conventions as the spotty cellphone reception that signals trouble." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
100%

One More Time With Feeling (2016)

"The filmmaker's questions are sensitive yet penetrating, the musician's responses thoughtful, eloquent and pained." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
No Score Yet

All in Time (2016)

"A sweet and clever spin on time travel and rock fandom. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 28, 2016
94%

Baden Baden (2016)

"Writer-director Lang explored the character with Richard in two shorts, and there's a lived-in feel to the portrait that emerges in the visually adventurous "Baden Baden," which weaves darkly luminous fantasy imagery into Ana's mostly aimless hours." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
92%

Patriots Day (2016)

"Like the heroic Bostonians it celebrates, civilians and law enforcement both, Peter Berg's Patriots Day gets the job done." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2016
83%

No Pay, Nudity (2016)

"Winningly bittersweet despite its frustratingly slight lapses." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 11, 2016
69%

Dark Night (2016)

"At its strongest, Dark Night taps into the emptiness, hurt and longing beneath the pings and swipes of our "connected" world. But for all its artfulness, the film doesn't shed light so much as push buttons." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2016
0%

Life on the Line (2016)

"Life may be on the line, but it's in short supply on the screen." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2016
89%

The Ivory Game (2016)

"The cameras avoid the goriest angles of the mutilated animals, but the horror is amplified as the film moves from the savannas of Kenya and Tanzania to display windows in Hong Kong showcasing carved ivory curios." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

""Gimme Danger" is essentially a family album assembled by an enamored outsider." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet

Chief Zabu (2016)

"This resourceful low-budget picture could have gone deeper, but within its brief running time manages to send up materialism, groupthink, celebrity worship and political posturing." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 27, 2016
No Score Yet

Shangri-La Suite (2016)

"Though the movie's well cast, its central story rarely shakes off the derivative cloak to become involving. But Ron Livingston's turn as a sorrowful Elvis Presley is a quiet revelation." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
88%

Theo Who Lived (2016)

"Schisgall's interviews with her enrich the portrait of Padnos, but it's the journo's open gaze and natural inquisitiveness, his refusal to merely demonize his abusers, that give the film its discomforting power." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet

The Remake (2016)

"It would be nice to applaud Lynne Alana Delaney's creativity, but the result is so ham-handed and unconvincing that it's far easier to wish she'd enlisted more help in realizing her vanity project." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 21, 2016
No Score Yet

SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2016)

"Terrifically engaging." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2016
14%

Autumn Lights (2016)

"Mistaking moody poses for storytelling, the Iceland-set "Autumn Lights" gathers an international assortment of insufferable ciphers in a remote coastal town." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
71%

Coming Through The Rye (2016)

"As heartfelt and personal as the story is, much of it feels like standard teen angst." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
30%

The Whole Truth (2016)

"[W]hat might have been a tantalizing whodunit about the less-than-gleaming gears of justice ... is instead a curiously uninvolving exercise in procedure." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 17, 2016
95%

Little Sister (2016)

"Flirting with sitcommy high jinks, Clark instead gives us a bittersweet cocktail of soul-weary defeat and unassuming vigor." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 13, 2016
100%

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)

"If this adulatory "American Masters" production elides certain chapters of Angelou's biography, it nonetheless offers ample evidence of her commanding intensity and of her importance as an unwavering voice of the black experience." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
42%

London Town (2016)

"The raw vigor and protest of punk get co-opted by the movie's coming-of-age story; it's not the heartfelt sweetness that's the chief problem, but how run-of-the-mill and derivative the plot is." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 6, 2016
No Score Yet

Thank You for Your Service (2016)

"Tom Donahue's moving work of advocacy journalism draws on a range of experts on the military and its mental health crisis, but it's the first-person chronicles of the walking wounded that give the documentary its urgency and power." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
25%

37 (2016)

"As Grasten strains to connect the unhappy lot to the Genovese myth, convincing drama flickers out of reach." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
100%

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016)

"Director Leyla Bouzid may struggle to shape her narrative in the final reels, but through most of its running time her first feature pulses with in-the-moment vitality." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
No Score Yet

The Last Film Festival (2016)

"The desultory finished product would be unwatchable if not for the grounding presence of the two leads and JoBeth Williams' supporting turn." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 3, 2016
92%

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"Holm assumes the audience requires ample evidence of Ove's goodness, and the film loses its footing in backstory melodrama." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 30, 2016
38%

Come What May (2016)

"With its old-fashioned gloss, the incident-packed story proves only mildly engaging and finally has little to say." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
31%

Masterminds (2016)

"Leads Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis bolster the hit-and-miss story with soulful goofiness." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2016
97%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"Stunning stylized visuals, girl power and a strong rooting interest fuel a wonderfully old-fashioned tale. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 28, 2016
No Score Yet

The Journey Is the Destination (2016)

"For too much of its running time, Bronwen Hughes' feature feels more like a hyper-ebullient travelogue than a biographical portrait of an extraordinary young man." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
0%

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

"A guns-and-sex comedy that fires blanks on all fronts." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
100%

The Ruins of Lifta (2016)

"A thoughtful lesson in history - and listening." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 23, 2016
100%

Landfill Harmonic (2016)

"Though it sometimes loses its melodic flow, the doc (directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, with co-direction by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus) is a testament to spirited determination." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
93%

Starving The Beast (2016)

"Amid all the hand-wringing about student debt, Mims offers a jolt of chilling clarity." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
81%

La Notte (1961)

"For Antonioni, beginnings and endings aren't plot points on a narrative graph; they resonate everywhere, entwined and inseparable." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
No Score Yet

The IF Project (2016)

"The If Project's portrait of people-focused policing is not just inspiring but an urgent lesson in communication across a widening divide." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2016
50%

Katie Says Goodbye (2016)

"Wayne Roberts' powerfully low-key drama gets under the skin." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 11, 2016
92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Hits every note of plucky positivity so squarely on the head that it leaves little room for audience involvement." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 11, 2016
6%

When the Bough Breaks (2016)

"A lazily written and generically directed Fatal Attraction knockoff." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2016
No Score Yet

The Green Fairy (2016)

"Consider it a matter of scientific certainty that the film will induce groans from its audience." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 9, 2016
40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"What might be engrossing in Liz Jensen's source novel is oddly opaque in this screen mishmash, and much of what's meant to be tense or suspenseful is merely awkward. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 2, 2016
40%

Morgan (2016)

"Until its letdown of a final stretch, Morgan is a gripping group portrait of menace and vulnerability, each punch to the solar plexus a burning question, timeless and of the moment." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 30, 2016
95%

Spa Night (2016)

"The assured feature debut by Andrew Ahn is also the story of a young gay man's sexual awakening, and its sensitive lead performance affectingly expresses the tension between tradition and personal identity." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
73%

My King (Mon roi) (2016)

"The central couple's ups and downs may grow tiresome, but the characters, powerfully realized by Emmanuelle Bercot and an especially riveting Vincent Cassel, never do." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
81%

I Used To Be Darker (2013)

"It's a story of contained chaos, quietly observed - one that catches fire more in retrospect than in the viewing." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 20, 2016
67%

Love Is In The Air (2014)

"Caught as it is between mocking romance clichés and investing in them, the film is too up in the air to succeed on either front, as love story or sendup." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 20, 2016
50%

Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012)

"The events, evoked through news coverage, play out with little tension in a film whose chief concern is to laud a man already held in high esteem." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 20, 2016
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