Sherilyn Connelly Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sherilyn Connelly

Sherilyn Connelly
Sherilyn Connelly's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice, SF Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Punching Henry (2017) Punching Henry features a fantastic supporting cast of comedians... and Phillips' low-key yet undeniable charisma keeps it from landing squarely in the Sad Bastard genre it otherwise circles, as does the fact that it's genuinely funny.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) My Life as a Zucchini is an unfortunate title for a movie that braves such dark emotional territory.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
86% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) A picture as gleefully sleazy as The Lure should be a lot more fun than it actually is.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
77% You're Killing Me Susana (Me estás matando Susana) (2017) [Examines] modern masculinity, Mexican stereotypes and especially the privilege of beauty.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
75% Stray Bullets (2017) The young Fessender has his own voice, and develops a strong enough sense of place and tone that even the many walking scenes don't feel like padding.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
94% Midsummer in Newtown (2017) Unquestionably moving.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Budgetary considerations no doubt play a part, but director Asghar Farhadi has a way of making domestic dramas that play out in apartments endlessly compelling.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Your Negro is not a straight-up biography of writer and civil rights icon James Baldwin, nor does it claim to be -- but that makes a certain omission no less frustrating.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
91% Speed Sisters (2017) Speed Sisters is as much about sexism in a Palestinian institution that arguably hasn't existed long enough to develop institutionalized sexism as it is about life under the occupation. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
94% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) The... character-driven and satisfying Paris 05:59 is a tight 90 minutes, mostly in very long takes with largely unobtrusive editing.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Though not a canonical Ghibli picture, the fact that their last two features The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There centered on well-conceived female characters makes the gender politics here doubly disappointing.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) What it lacks in scope and budget, the intentionally claustrophobic Tenemos La Carne makes up for with a wonderfully spooky sound design, and the best use of a tympani since 1963's Blood Feast.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Saving Banksy (2017) Zbigniew Herbert's poetic prophecy of a rat becoming a unit of currency plays out in Colin M. Day's documentary Saving Banksy, which considers the tensions between street artists and their wealthy collectors.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
93% Toni Erdmann (2016) The movie's most impressive trick is that while Winfried's stated philosophy is "Don't lose the humor," his disguises never descend into a Patch Adams-type aggressive whimsy.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
No Score Yet Smile Again, Jenny Lee (2015) Hafen's performance rises above the material, eliciting more sympathy for Jenny than the movie believes she deserves.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
95% Neruda (2016) Neruda is ultimately about as historically accurate as Miles Ahead, but like that film, it's also more satisfying and poetically truthful than had it just related events as they happened.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
41% 100 Streets (2017) Soapy but affecting.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
76% Chronic (2016) It's a character study in which little is revealed about the character being studied.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
63% One Piece Film: Gold (2017) The picture is boisterous and shouty and frequently grotesque, and it features a preponderance of scantily clad, large-breasted women, including Straw Hat pirate Nami, whose barely-there bikini top helpfully has the word "sexy" printed on it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
63% Videofilia (and Other Viral Syndromes) (Videofilia: y otros síndromes virales) (2016) Videofilia doesn't add up to much, and is just begging to be remixed down into a tight video-art collage -- which may even be the point.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Rémi Chayé's Long Way North is a lovely, traditionally animated film that falls a little short in the story department.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
100% Off the Rails (2016) In addition to being a character study of a tragic figure, Off the Rails is an indictment of a justice system that hasn't been on the rails for a long time, if ever.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
80% Theo Who Lived (2016) Fitfully interesting.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
80% Kiki, Love to Love (Kiki, el amor se hace) (2016) [Kiki] has been compared to early Almodóvar for good reason.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One may be more intense than fun, but it's the best Star Wars prequel film by a long shot.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) The Brand New Testament may well be the purest fantasy film of the year. It's certainly one of the most satisfying.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
83% Eden (2015) Eden may especially resonate with those who've struggled and put their all into their art, only to see their colleagues succeed and pull up the ladder behind them. Plus, it has a good beat and you can dance to it.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
81% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) A worthy addition to the director-and-their-muse documentary subgenre that includes films like Liv & Ingmar or Werner Herzog's My Best Fiend.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
79% Evolution (2016) Evolution never quite gives up its secrets, and it's not a coincidence that the opening shots are deep underwater, since the picture submerges the viewer in its world and keeps them there.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
43% Ovation! (2016) The real-life theater location gives the picture more production value than is often found in the Jaglomography, and Ovation! is one of his more accessible works overall.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
96% Daughters of the Dust (1991) The dialect-heavy picture makes few concessions to mainstream storytelling and is all the stronger for it.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
62% Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) (2016) Glover is always pleasant to hang out with, Rudolph gets to show off her considerable dramatic chops, while Joel Murray makes a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo. And if you don't think you can feel sorry for a pig, wait for those last few minutes.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
91% Always Shine (2016) Sophia Takal's unnerving Always Shine is the most overtly (and awesomely) feminist horror movie since last year's Felt.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) As to be expected from the directors of Winged Migration, the meditative Seasons is a sparsely narrated collection of often-stunning footage of animals going on about their business, sometimes in spite of humanity's best efforts.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
No Score Yet My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree (2016) The result is more of a hang-out film than the first three, which is not necessarily a bad thing, and Everfree can't be accused of treading the same old ground.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
100% Tampopo (1985) The film has lost none of its silly charm in the ensuing decades.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
79% Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (2016) It's refreshing that Pierre plays in a band, and is uninvolved in drag culture. Who knew that not all boys who defy gender expectations dream of lip-syncing Cher?‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
88% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) The film does work as an interesting formalistic experiment... I Am Not Madame Bovary doesn't attempt to prettify the smoggy, overcrowded landscape, making the already-small frame feel that much more claustrophobic.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Fire at Sea meditates on how life can go on even with a front-row seat to unspeakable misery and injustice. After all, someone still has to make the pasta and take listener requests.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
95% The Similars (Los Parecidos) (2016) Between The Incident and now The Similars (Los Parecidos), Isaac Ezban is proving himself to be one of the best directors of brainy sci-fi.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
100% Tower (2016) In addition to being as close to a you-are-there document of an incident that the NRA would probably rather we forgot, Tower also works as a study of both survivor guilt and guilt-guilt.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
95% Gimme Danger (2016) One of the more entertaining boom-nostalgia docs of late.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) While The Handmaiden is an empirically gorgeous movie no matter what's happening on screen, it also has no business being two-and-a-half hours long. It loses its momentum in the third act -- but lordy, those first two acts.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
79% We Are X (2016) Ultimately, it comes across more like a bonus disc than a feature film.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
88% Christine (2016) In addition to being a terrific portrait of crippling social anxieties, Christine is a portrait of a bygone era that in many ways looks the same as ours.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
No Score Yet reVISIONS (2016) Of a piece with Love and Demons, but never quite as emotionally satisfying as that film, reVISIONS also functions as an east-of-Twin-Peaks travelogue of San Francisco.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
88% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) There's one good thing that comes from the occasional American Godzilla film: They get Toho to dust off the property and do it right.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
94% Command and Control (2016) Sleep well, America!‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
92% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Nothing in Hannes Holm's tearjerking comedy A Man Called Ove is likely to come as a surprise, but that doesn't make the picture any less entertaining.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) Miss Hokusai is a lovely biopic, even if it never quite picks up and focuses on a single thread. (Then again, neither does life.)‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016