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
78% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) The picture proceeds with the inevitability of a folktale or a Shakespeare tragedy, although both of those forms ignore what we now know: White men are forgiven sooner rather than later. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Skate Kitchen is a hangout film first and foremost, and the camaraderie of the real-life besties is endlessly joyful.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) Bowers was a cog in the wheel, not the wheel itself, and while cogs are important, this one never feels like it's worthy of a full-length documentary. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
95% The Atomic Cafe (1982) It's often hilarious and frightening, because of how little we understood about atomic energy and how cheerfully the public accepted its terrors... The Atomic Café's half-life is far from over.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
83% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) Kore-eda raises his pet theme of judgment from subtext to text, while also contending with personal responsibility and the overall coldness of the universe‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
82% Love, Cecil (2018) Love, Cecil uses Beaton's diaries as a primary source, and doesn't necessarily shy away from his darker side... For all his flaws, Cecil still offered a lot to love.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
81% Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018) The often-mesmerizing Milford Graves Full Mantis is also one of those documentaries where you wish the music being played identified onscreen at the time.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
No Score Yet Poor Boy (2018) Poor Boy deserves credit for trying to find a new spin on the "dumb guys get in over their heads in the crime world" genre, but it ultimately spins out of control, trying hard to be both an art film and a crime film without finding the balance.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
74% The Misandrists (2018) The film has countless opportunities to go wrong... but it mostly works.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
100% Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018) Jim Gaffigan has a reputation for not swearing, and while cussing can be pretty darn hilarious, he manages to be very funny without it - and, more importantly, without punching down.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
94% Ava (2018) For her debut feature, Foroughi shoots her film like an old pro.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Like all the best speculative fiction, the assimilation parable Sorry to Bother You is set in a recognizable world that takes certain elements to their sometimes terrifying conclusions. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
82% That Summer (2018) An odds-and-sods compilation that's even heavier on the squalor porn, That Summer is primarily for Grey Gardens completists...‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
74% The King (2018) What does Elvis Presley mean to American culture now? Eugene Jarecki's terrific documentary The King ponders this question...‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
43% Fireworks (2018) Fireworks is very much told from the male point of view, and Nazuna seldom rises above "free-spirited object of desire."‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
73% Damsel (2018) Damsel is one of the best of 2018 so far. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
51% Boundaries (2018) Boundaries makes a few tweaks to the formula, some of which are welcome and others which are baffling... but overall it's pleasant enough.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
91% The Most Unknown (2018) None of the nine scientific pursuits on display can be covered in-depth, but there are still mindblowers... The Most Unknown demonstrates how both science and society can progress.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
78% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) There aren't a lot of people for whom the words "punk," "icon," and "activist" can all be applied, but Lorna Tucker's documentary... makes a strong case for at least two of those three for genuinely iconic fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
82% Nancy (2018) How the characters react to their situation is less important than how the situation is resolved on a story level.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
14% The Texture of Falling (2018) The Texture of Falling's ambition can't be understated, but the hyper-stylized execution leans too heavy on the sound and fury.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Hearts Beat Loud's pleasures are many and varied. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) One of the most emotionally harrowing horror movies in years.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
95% Filmworker (2018) Through Filmworker Vitali, we learn Kubrick was human after all.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
76% Bernard and Huey (2018) Most of the running time it's Jim Rash speaking Jules Feiffer's words, which makes 2018 just a little more bearable.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
75% Discreet (2018) For all the story, Discreet's 80-minute runtime is never rushed, and an almost eXistenz-level of attention is paid to the simple sounds and textures while Mark De Gli Antoni's spooky drone score keeps things unsettling.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A fun, fast-paced adventure, chockablock with gadgets and action yet populated by characters we care about.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
59% Always at the Carlyle (2018) So it's mostly about the staff, as well as the café and lounge and other tony accommodations you'll never experience, making Always at the Carlyle celebrity-lifestyle porn.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
76% The House of Tomorrow (2018) Doesn't quite ring true... but [Asa] Butterfield and [Alex] Wolff's terrific chemistry more than makes up for it. Those crazy kids have a bright tomorrow.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) Dark Crimes is dank and dreary and no fun...‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
94% Beast (2018) Passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors, and keeps you guessing as to who the title character really is. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
88% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) Boom for Real sheds new light on an already well-mythologized era.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
21% Terminal (2018) Unfortunately, the most interesting subplot in this wildly overplotted film... resolves itself by the end of the second act. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) Even by anime standards, Lu Over the Wall is best enjoyed by disconnecting your logic circuits and just enjoying the pretty colors and sounds.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
90% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) Being a story of con men and the unreliability of memory, it's also the best German-language film Joel and Ethan Coen never made.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% Lives Well Lived (2018) Despite occasional Hallmark-level sentiments, in its best moments Lives Well Lived is a statement about the value of living memory.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% L'eau froide (Cold Water) (1994) Cold Water's worldview is bleak and apocalyptic, and it ends with the sense that pop music may be the only defense against a hopeless future. In other words, it perfectly captures the feeling of being a teenager.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
94% RBG (2018) The degree of conciliatory awesomeness the great RBG displays in RBG is one we should all aspire to. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
82% Ghost Stories (2018) By the time the mystery is solved at the end, it's hard to care.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
95% Zama (2018) Lisandro Alonso's Jauja remains the high-water mark of this burgeoning genre, but Martel's Zama is a worthy if not wholly satisfying addition.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
54% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) Titled Redoubtable on the festival circuit, Michel Hazanavicius's Godard Mon Amour is ultimately more about style than substance, which is appropriate for its subject.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
86% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) The result of the myriad forces at work in Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami is that while Ms. Jones is clearly human, she also comes across like the force of nature she is, a pure diva who never didn't exist. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
96% The Rider (2018) Zhao manages to get performances out of her nonprofessional cast that feel authentic rather than awkward‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
97% The Endless (2018) Unlike more mainstream shared-universe films, The Endless functions as a self-contained and very entertaining little puzzlebox on its own merits.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
71% Kodachrome (2018) Shot on 35mm Kodak film, the mostly-pleasant movie being promoted as Netflix's Kodachrome also proves that no matter the format, the middle-aged guy will always get the hot woman who's more than a decade his junior.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
96% 1945 (2017) Shot in glorious black-and-white and featuring a score that evokes Thomas Newman at his most foreboding, 1945 is a low-key, claustrophobic study of how easily a little paranoia can cause people to bust out the pitchforks.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) A sort of Blue Jasmine by a director who actually understands how human beings behave, Where is Kyra? isn't an easy film to watch, but it's even harder to look away from.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) [It is] anchored by Joaquin Phoenix's most damaged characterization since The Master.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
75% Gemini (2018) Although it has a modern visual style and a mise en scène more in tune with The Neon Demon and Mulholland Drive, Aaron Katz's very enjoyable Gemini is one of the most laid-back Los Angeles mystery films since Robert Altman's The Big Goodbye.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) The picture is also further evidence that no matter how beautifully rendered it is or how complex the emotional context, and Big Fish & Begonia is both beautiful and complex, any shot of a sea creature leaping over a human will invoke Free Willy.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018