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
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
90% 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
99% 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
79% 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
90% 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
64% Lizzie (2018) It's hard not to wonder why we're still expected to care.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
47% 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
78% 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
90% 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
96% 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
87% 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
92% 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
85% 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
88% 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
84% 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
79% 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
95% Ava (2018) For her debut feature, Foroughi shoots her film like an old pro.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
93% 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
83% 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
77% 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
40% 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
71% Damsel (2018) Damsel is one of the best of 2018 so far. ‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
52% 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
76% 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
85% 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
91% 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
96% Filmworker (2018) Through Filmworker Vitali, we learn Kubrick was human after all.‐ SF Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
74% 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
78% 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
70% 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
60% 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
75% 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