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Sheri Linden

Sheri Linden
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
91% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
33% Masterminds (2016) Leads Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis bolster the hit-and-miss story with soulful goofiness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
98% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
100% The Ruins of Lifta (2016) A thoughtful lesson in history - and listening.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
94% Starving The Beast (2016) Amid all the hand-wringing about student debt, Mims offers a jolt of chilling clarity.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
57% Katie Says Goodbye (2016) Wayne Roberts' powerfully low-key drama gets under the skin.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
93% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
12% When the Bough Breaks (2016) A lazily written and generically directed Fatal Attraction knockoff.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
72% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2016
89% Morris from America (2016) Curtis understands his son's need to test boundaries as much as his own responsibility to protect him. Robinson makes this single dad's loneliness plain. Morris isn't the only one on the cusp.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
66% Anthropoid (2016) Enlightening but seldom riveting ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
98% Little Men (2016) Beautifully observed ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
82% Front Cover (2016) Whatever nuance can be found in Front Cover, the story of an openly gay fashion stylist and a seemingly homophobic Chinese movie star, belongs chiefly to the performances of Jake Choi and James Chen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) Illuminating and often powerful, if not always satisfying ...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
93% Newtown (2016) "Aftermath," that tossed-around cliché, comes into tender, harrowing focus. ... A crucial, profound strength of Newtown is its refusal to rush toward "closure" as necessary, or even to suggest that it's possible. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
81% Equity (2016) As a study of endurance and self-preservation in the face of persistent double standards, the movie clicks.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
97% Gleason (2016) If this film portrait stirs deep emotions, they spring from a breathtakingly unsentimental embrace of life at its most challenging.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
57% Free to Run (2016) Some legs of the journey are detours, and the film can feel overlong and diffuse, but as a capsule history it offers revelatory insights, particularly in its emphasis on the role of distance running in the women's movement.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
69% The Infiltrator (2016) Cranston turns every moment of duplicity, which is to say nearly every scene of The Infiltrator, into an emotionally textured high-wire act.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
86% Sunrise (2014) Despite the overdone stylistics in the film's final third, Sen-Gupta's dark dreamscape distills notions of vulnerability with gritty power.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Wan's expert deployment of genre jolts is no less in evidence this time around, but as he takes his time - perhaps even a bit too much of it - interweaving the Warrens' story with that of the Hodgsons... he crafts a deep dive into dread. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Unfolding elliptically, the new film can feel abrupt and unsatisfying, but it's filled with sharp commentary on class and servitude, and [Seydoux] delivers another extraordinary performance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
77% Viktoria (2016) Inventively surreal virtues mark Maya Vitkova's ambitious debut feature as the arrival of a bracing cinematic talent.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) No less than in the glossy caper's 2013 predecessor, the plot rides a surging tide of ridiculousness and culminates in a pileup of unconvincing explanations.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
86% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) An uneven but charmingly earnest fictionalized account of Assaf's rise through the ranks of hopefuls on the reality contest "Arab Idol."‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) Dramatically and technically, Warcraft gives the concept of "hybrid" new punch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
58% Me Before You (2016) Far too much of this high-gloss tearjerker proceeds as a by-the-numbers romantic fantasy, nudging the viewer every step of the way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
21% Welcome To Happiness (2016) Likable performers and novel storyline notwithstanding, the comic drama stumbles, leaving audiences with unsatisfying answers to its magic-tinged mystery.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
76% Eva Hesse (2016) A vibrant, affecting piece of filmmaking that's sure to widen Hesse's following.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
81% Sunset Song (2016) "Sunset Song" ... falls short of the intended cumulative effect, its emotional power undercut by its studied, episodic unfolding.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) A clunky composite of visual extravagance and Hollywood commonplaces about a life well lived.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
93% Tickled (2016) In its genial, low-key way, the film ... is a chilling account of cyberbullying, perpetrated on a disturbingly wide scale over many years.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
100% I Don't Belong Anywhere - Le cinéma de Chantal Akerman (2015) It's a compelling introduction for Akerman novitiates while offering fresh insights to devotees.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
70% A Hologram for the King (2016) The focus on the way individuals adapt to and defy custom is one of the smartest aspects of the film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
86% Francofonia (2016) "Francofonia" is a love letter to France and the Louvre, but it's also a harrowing reminder that not all cultures have been held in such high esteem.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016