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
72% Adult Life Skills (2019) British comedies tend to get dark in a way that mainstream American comedies rarely do, and while Adult Life Skills occasionally feints in that direction, it retains a core of sweetness, and it's whimsical without also being twee. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
94% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) This picture feels like a film out of time, shot in glorious black-and-white with a steady camera and careful compositions.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
15% The Aspern Papers (2019) The Aspern Papers has a very stylized, theatrical feel, with Rhys Meyers in particular projecting to the cheap seats. That's not a bad thing, and real-life mother and daughter Redgrave and Richardson also have an understandably believable chemistry.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2018) Stan & Ollie opens with the most welcome trope of old-timey movie biopics: the unbroken dolly shot through a bustling studio backlot. It's all gravy after that.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) A portrait of New York's many secrets and of white male privilege... It doesn't make The World Before Your Feet less enjoyable, but it's a reminder that world isn't equally before everyone's feet.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Fun and uplifting and dazzling, but always keeps its emotions and its visual effects grounded.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
83% The Quake (Skjelvet) (2018) The Quake was not submitted to the Oscars, but for big dumb entertainment that has a veneer of respectability because it's subtitled, it deserves your vote. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
89% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) A small but vital part of the story of how our country got to this particular circle of Hell.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
97% People's Republic of Desire (2018) Markedly depressing... The competition is ultimately the same bread and circuses humans have engaged in since boredom was invented.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
93% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) More and more about acknowledging that Bergman wasn't a great person... which Searching basically shrugs off because artists, right? ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
100% Shirkers (2018) Ultimately less about the unfinished 1990s film and more about the man who kept it from fruition. Thankfully, that makes it no less welcome an addition to the canon.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
96% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) Although there are families the film regularly checks in on, the impressionistic, often visually stunning Hale is more about the county's textures and atmospheres.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
74% Chef Flynn (2018) It's somewhat difficult in 2018 to find rooting interest in the story of a straight white male born into a wealthy household who manages to achieve his dream at an early age.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
92% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) Indeed, The Great Buster: A Celebration is at its best when it's just Bogdanovich pointing out all the great stuff in Keaton's movies, particularly Buster's mid-'20s peak with Steamboat Bill, Jr. and the stone-cold classic The General.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Location is everything: As Alienated Young Man dramas go, Lee Chang-dong's Burning might not work quite as well as it does if not for where much of it is set. It's also a meditation on perception, spiritual longing, and the nature of reality.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
84% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) As the saying goes, there's not as much there there, and it's almost aggressively apolitical. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Filmmaker (2018) The Filmmaker confounds... expectations, while remaining a love letter to San Francisco.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
88% In Search of Greatness (2018) An interesting look at what makes certain athletes so darn good.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
98% Wings of Desire (1987) It remains one of the most beautiful, heartfelt movies ever, and will always be just what I need.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
No Score Yet The War at Home (1979) What's striking is how much hasn't changed.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) If a standalone movie can somehow be a bottle episode of itself, then Gustav Möller's gripping The Guilty qualifies, while also being a testament to the importance of sound mixing.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
98% Free Solo (2018) While Chin's reasonably concerned that Free Solo could turn into a snuff film at any moment, it's less of an adventure movie than an intense character study of a death-defying mega-bro.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
89% Studio 54 (2018) It isn't quite as revelatory as its own hype would suggest... But there's still a lot to be said for revisiting these stories every few decades as the cultural perspective changes.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
77% 306 Hollywood (2018) One of the best documentaries of the year.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
No Score Yet The Church (2018) The Church is far from great, but it's never boring, and that's good enough for the faithful.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
91% Hal (2018) A welcome addition to the modern wave of documentaries that use previously unheard audio recordings of their subjects‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
98% Science Fair (2018) Takes a global view of the international competition, looking at how the competitive aspect is ultimately less important than how it brings like-minded smart kids together and encourages them to keep at it, even if they don't win on the day.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
65% Lizzie (2018) It's hard not to wonder why we're still expected to care.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
48% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) Though it's beautifully shot and has an ASMR-level reverence for the crackling sound of 78 rpm records, The Song of Sway Lake is a heist film with no sense of urgency.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
65% American Chaos (2018) Takes the pulse of America on a cross-country trip in the months leading up to that terrible election.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
77% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) An homage to 1970s Italian crime films... But whereas the legendary incoherence of those films was often a result of translation issues, Let the Corpses Tan is intentionally insane, almost to a fault. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
91% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Doesn't really become about McEnroe as a personality until the third act - a rather surprisingly nail-biting retelling of the Men's Singles Final of the French Open on June 10, 1984.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
97% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, and Jeff Springer's brisk documentary Rodents of Unusual Size could also have been called Beasts of the Southern Wild. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
86% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Madeline's Madeline flirts with entering the humanity-versus-bestiary debate... But it's less about that than the fetishization of mental illness, and no less than Evangeline, Madeline's Madeline blurs the line between observing it and exploiting it.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
94% Support the Girls (2018) While the film is a delight throughout, there may not be a better, more cathartic denouement in 2018.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
86% 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
89% 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
96% 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
85% 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
80% 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
82% 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
20% 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
75% 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
96% Ava (2018) For her debut feature, Foroughi shoots her film like an old pro.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
92% 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
81% 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
78% 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
38% 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