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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
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
Posted Jan 19, 2017
92% 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
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
Posted Jan 19, 2017
96% 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
Posted Jan 12, 2017
41% 100 Streets (2017) Soapy but affecting. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Jan 12, 2017
76% Chronic (2016) It's a character study in which little is revealed about the character being studied. ‐ SF Weekly
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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
80% Theo Who Lived (2016) Fitfully interesting. ‐ SF Weekly
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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 13, 2016
83% 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
Posted Dec 8, 2016
78% 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
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
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
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
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
Posted Nov 23, 2016
95% 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
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
Posted Nov 23, 2016
100% Tampopo (1985) The film has lost none of its silly charm in the ensuing decades. ‐ SF Weekly
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Nov 4, 2016
94% Gimme Danger (2016) One of the more entertaining boom-nostalgia docs of late. ‐ SF Weekly
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
Posted Oct 27, 2016
79% We Are X (2016) Ultimately, it comes across more like a bonus disc than a feature film. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Oct 27, 2016
86% 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
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
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
Posted Oct 13, 2016
94% Command and Control (2016) Sleep well, America! ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2016
91% 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
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
Posted Oct 12, 2016
No Score Yet The Hollow (2016) Miles Doleac's The Hollow is a fun little genre potboiler that gets it right. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2016
67% The Lennon Report (2016) What hampers The Lennon Report are its austere budget -- we're told that 1980 is an especially violent year in New York, yet the hospital is all but deserted -- and its occasionally sub-par acting. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2016
82% Girl Asleep (2016) Rosemary Myers' wonderful Girl Asleep is a modern fairy tale -- if a story set in the 1970s can qualify as "modern." ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Oct 5, 2016
20% The Late Bloomer (2016) Though Pollak's direction in his first narrative feature is solid, The Late Bloomer is mostly an excuse for predictable sex jokes and ample toplessness. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 5, 2016
62% Danny Says (2016) It's not that there isn't the germ of an interesting history lesson in Fields' life, and its swell that he's still alive to tell his stories, but the 104-minute Danny Says feels like it lasts a lifetime. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2016
76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Ross Adam and Robert Cannan's fascinating documentary The Lovers and the Despot recounts a political story that would be unbelievable if weren't true. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2016
95% Spa Night (2016) Coming out as queer is always a difficult process, as is making an interesting movie about coming out in 2016, but Andrew Ahn's meditative Spa Night pulls it off. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2016
100% Cameraperson (2016) The challenging, deeply artistic Cameraperson is also exactly that kind of documentary that would be appropriate for a festival celebrating arthouse theaters. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2016
38% Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2016) Lacks the visceral tastiness often found in other foodie documentaries. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2016
77% Goat (2016) Andrew Neel's Goat wants to be a shocking exposé of fraternity hazing, but it undercuts itself at every step. ‐ SF Weekly
Posted Sep 22, 2016
12% I.T. (2016) A Good Day to Die Hard and Max Payne director John Moore has updated the notorious 2006 flop Firewall for the smartphone era with I.T. , and it's every bit as unpleasant as A Good Day to Die Hard and Max Payne. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 22, 2016
67% Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016) A rote but engaging historical drama about the eternal debate between truth and mythology. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 16, 2016