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
87% LA 92 (2017) In addition to being composed of horrifying found footage, LA 92 consciously evokes a found-footage horror film.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
80% My Friend Dahmer (2017) It's admirable that the film avoids full-on exploitation by ending just before Dahmer's first human kill, but the two-act structure also results in the film never quite making it to the fireworks factory.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
40% Nails (2017) The shame of it is, Nails could also function as an all-too-timely parable about women not being listened to when reporting assault, but it's buried within a deeply stooopid movie.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
93% Gilbert (2017) Gilbert creates something of a triptych with two past documentaries.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
91% Wait for Your Laugh (2017) With Rose Marie, you never had to wait long to laugh.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
100% Window Horses (2017) Many independent animated films in recent years have adopted a hand-drawn and/or collage-heavy aesthetic, but few are quite as heartfelt and charming as Ann Marie Fleming's Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
85% Brimstone & Glory (2017) The 67-minute Brimstone & Glory is many things: ruthlessly economical, mesmerizing to look at, and downright vertiginous when scaling a castle while wearing a helmet-cam.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% The Departure (2017) When you're faced with constant horror and sadness, sometimes all you can do is face the music and dance.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) There's little that countless past books and documentaries haven't covered already, but it's fun to listen to the picture discussed by filmmakers young and old including Guillermo del Toro, Elijah Wood, and Peter Bogdanovich.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Jane (2017) By necessity, Morgen added in the ambient nature sounds and an appropriately lush score by Philip Glass in full-tilt doodle-deedle-doodle-deedle mode accompanies the picture.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
40% Wild (2016) Wild is a top-notch portrait of alienation that doesn't skimp on carrying its bestial themes to their logical and often moist conclusions‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
98% Dina (2017) The off-center romance of Dina is enough to make you think that maybe there really is someone for everyone. There isn't, of course - it's among the biggest of the Big Lies - but it's reassuring to see that these nice folks are among the exceptions.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
83% Tom of Finland (2017) Though not explicit per se, Tom of Finland is quite visceral; you can practically smell this movie, with many scenes reeking of cigarettes, sweat, and ... And you know whether that's high praise or not.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
91% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2017) It has some interesting visuals, but A Silent Voice demands investment in the redemption of someone who's impossible to root for.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Books are ... present throughout, including lots of tasty archiving porn in the Picture Collection and especially the Berg Collection. Like libraries themselves, Ex Libris has something for everyone. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
45% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) My Little Pony: The Movie has plenty to offer viewers of all ages, it does not require prior familiarity with Friendship Is Magic, and it's quite smart.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
80% Loving Vincent (2017) In the end, Loving Vincent feels more impersonal than other recent (and arguably more truly handmade) animated films, such as The Girl Without Hands or especially My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
90% Chavela (2017) Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi's documentary Chavela is both a celebration of the rough but ultimately triumphant life of Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) John Carroll Lynch's lovely Lucky has exactly as much story as it needs, and it doesn't need much considering that it's the final leading role for Harry Dean Stanton, who recently passed away at 91.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
67% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) It's not surprising that his new Napping Princess has some spectacular visuals but that it's otherwise flat.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
100% Unrest (2017) Brea shot much of the film on her iPhone, which often gives it the tone of a found-footage horror film. Making it all the more horrifying is the fact that not only is it real, but it's while Brea is unable to stand up or often even move beyond crawling.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
90% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) The picture ... addresses a question not often examined in movies, and an eternal source of debate among those who are noticeably different: Is it dehumanizing when someone is specifically attracted to the elements that set you apart? ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
76% The Tiger Hunter (2017) The brightest point of The Tiger Hunter is Pudi, often the best thing in good television shows that either burned out (Community) or never quite caught fire (Powerless), finally getting a chance to shine as a leading man. He's always worth hunting down.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
90% The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017) In addition to being a sweet portrait of a local legend, Untold Tales demonstrates that it's possible for privileged white males to rise above poisonous upbringings of racism, sexism, and homophobia.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
92% The Force (2017) When Mayor Libby Schaaf pledges to root out the department's "toxic macho culture," it's hard not to wonder if maybe, just maybe, that was the problem all along.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
84% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) The most interesting sequence is Polina's descent into Antwerp's nightlife.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
100% Dolores (2017) Dolores is an important step toward reclaiming Huerta's place in history.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
No Score Yet Ladronas de almas (2016) Director de la Riva shoots much of Ladronas de Almas by firelight in long takes with fluid camera movements, still finding plenty of dread in crisp HD. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
88% The Teacher (Ucitelka) (2017) The Teacher is a sly goof on the inspirational-teacher genre.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
88% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Wray and his signature song are the launching pad for Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana's essential documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) Bell keeps I Do...Until I Don't sweet and light, not judging any of her characters other than Vivian, and if the ending is a bit pat, it's still a pleasant ride to get there.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
88% Tokyo Idols (2017) Tokyo Idols also gives a necessary platform to journalist Minori Kitahara, a vocal critic of how the idol movement protects male fantasies and the objectification of women, for which she's received major backlash. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
86% Buzzard (2015) Lacking a third act, Buzzard is less of a complete story than a slow-motion car crash, but then again, there are few things more fascinating than car crashes.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
72% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Magician is a good primer for those who are unfamiliar with Welles, while functioning as a greatest-hits reel for students of the man. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
65% Futuro Beach (2015) But if you can't find happiness either on a beautiful but frequently lethal beach or a bustling but grim Berlin, where can you? Futuro Beach doesn't know, either.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
72% Kung Fu Killer (2015) Director Chan doesn't skimp on the hand-to-hand, foot-to-face, and occasional sword-to-shoulder action.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
87% Heaven Adores You (2015) Heaven Adores You means to celebrate Smith's life, not his death.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
100% Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock And Roll (2015) Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll takes a broader look at the country's music culture before the encroachment of the Vietnam War, and the subsequent genocide under Pol Pot. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
52% Live From New York! (2015) Nguyen's film does deserve credit for not only not shying away from its subject's darker moments, but addressing them head-on in the first act.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
84% While We're Young (2015) Among other things, Noah Baumbach's very funny While We're Young is a rumination on the Long Tail, the theory that pop culture remains accessible long after it's originally created. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
71% Beloved Sisters (2015) The question of whether Dominic Graf's costume drama romance Beloved Sisters needs to be three hours long is an academic one on many levels.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
48% 5 Flights Up (2015) 5 Flights Up pairs up Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman at long last, though it's not quite the revelation it should be. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
66% Life Partners (2014) The focus is ultimately on Sasha and Paige's friendship, and how Paige's successes cause Sasha to reflect on her own failures, though being queer is not among them; it's just who she is.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
87% Still Alice (2015) Moore's performance as a well-to-do woman stricken with Alzheimer's before her time redeems Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's cringe-drama Still Alice.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
95% The Search For General Tso (2015) The Search for General Tso is also a history of the Chinese immigrant experience in America, as the way into the hearts of xenophobic white Americans was through their stomachs.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
No Score Yet The Rumperbutts (2015) Marc Brener's The Rumperbutts is a well-meaning musical-fantasy that never quite comes to life.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
89% Jauja (2015) Jauja will be off-putting to some, but for those willing to get on its challenging wavelength, it's worth the ride.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
75% Match (2015) Few things are more entertaining than Stewart playing to the cheap seats, and since most of us will probably never get to see him in a live performance, Match may be the next best thing.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
91% Sunshine Superman (2015) In the end, Jean Boenish is the real hero of Sunshine Superman.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
71% The Salvation (2015) The Salvation is a gorgeous-looking western with no other aims than being a gorgeous-looking western.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017