Sherin Nicole

Sherin Nicole
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Biography:
Sherin Nicole might be a covert agent. Word on the street says the CIA offered her a scholarship to college (but that's classified). By day, she's an agent provocateur as chief creative officer at idobi Network. By night, she produces content for geeks and nerds alike on Geek Girl Riot.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
86% Passing (2021) Hall's film is an artful conundrum...Passing digs its fingernails into your skin and doesn't relent until it fades to black. That's the point when you'll exhale. The tension that shadows the two [leads] is fear-and they make you feel it. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2021
87% The Harder They Fall (2021) From the magnificent cast to the action to the production design to that previously mentioned soundtrack, The Harder They Fall plays out like a sumptuous, stylistically violent, hardknock western visual album (in the best possible way). - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2021
83% Dune (2021) DUNE is a strong film and a beautiful adaptation of Herbert's book. It's cold-blooded, imaginative, and robust; this is the kind of epic sci-fi we need. That is due to the artist at the helm, Denis Villeneuve is a brilliant filmmaker and storyteller. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2021
35% Needle in a Timestack (2021) John Ridley does something lovely in Needle in a Timestack, so does the cast. Within the film is a central question: What would you risk if you believed in true love? - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2021
75% Stop and Go (Recovery) (2021) Filled with an all-white squad of awkward characters who nevertheless avoid cliches. The trip is unpredictable and eventful. Yet I constantly pondered: Is this funny? And if that is the question you're asking, you probably already know the answer. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2021
47% Queenpins (2021) Couponing can be a thrill but Queenpins offers less than a good deal. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2021
96% Language Lessons (2021) Natalie Morales' newest film reveals the uncertain complexities of falling in love with a new friend when everything else is falling apart. Language Lessons is a lovely film, snappily written, candid, and softly endearing. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2021
42% Cinderella (2021) Therefore the best I can say about Cinderella (2021) is: It's not great but it is feminist. And maybe on a rainy Saturday that'll be all you need. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2021
92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Shang-Chi takes me back to the wuxia & other martial arts films I grew up with but also blends pop culture with Chinese mythology. It's a bit hodge-podge in parts but the cast is fab and the story ties in nicely to the larger MCU. Also Tony Leung forever. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2021
93% Lily Topples the World (2021) Lily doesn't topple the world but helps to build it into something lovelier. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2021
37% Reminiscence (2021) Joy takes another turn at perception bending with a cocktail of film noir, cli-fi (climate fiction), and action-thriller that is instantly recognizable for fans of those genres - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2021
96% CODA (2021) ...a movie about joy and hardship, in which deafness is not a struggle but a way of life. Stepping out of the margins requires shining a light on the fullness of every community's humanity. That light shines here. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
80% Free Guy (2021) FREE GUY becomes more than an engaging video game spoof. This is a satirical dissection of society and class. Yup, that's what I said. The themes here blew my mind. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2021
94% Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over (2021) Punk has produced queens because its queens have made punk "rock." Lydia Lunch knows women making noise are women being heard and The War Is Never Over proves her point is perennially sharp. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
89% Ailey (2021) How do you honor Alvin Ailey? With body, with sound, with memory born of heritage flung out to the farthest reaches of what was and who we have yet to become. Filmmaker Jamila Wignot's documentary encompasses all of the above--and it is we who are moved. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
86% Vivo (2021) This is a beautifully animated, really lively movie... You feel the love letter to Cuba. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
88% Nine Days (2021) Nine Days is stunning. At its start it is meditative and slow to reveal its secrets, but it soon enraptures you with a sense of pureness you suspect only unborn souls could share. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
90% The Suicide Squad (2021) Gleefully wicked, fabulously demented, and gloriously gory--who knew villains could be this good. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
79% Black Widow (2021) This new Marvel movie launches into the espionage and assassin genres with the unblinking verve of a Bourne or a Wick. It's an unexpected form for an Avengers offshoot to take. But that's what makes it work. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
90% Les nôtres (2021) This is a slowly seething film that causes your hands to clench. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
74% Cruella (2021) Cruella threatens us with a good time and delivers most fabulously. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
75% When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl) (2019) Pink Rabbit is gently moving, it does not hide from the Holocaust but it does remind us hope persists...[it is] as wistful as memory, it's in the warm muted color palette, the andante pacing, and the characters who are near and still just out of reach. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2021
100% Knots: A Forced Marriage Story (2021) Brewer intersperses their stories with editorial styled photo collages...distorted proportions and muted colors to illustrate the staggering imbalance in power dynamics... This isn't a nightmare from another era, it is America today. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2021
85% The County (Héradid) (2019) Inga, played with verve and a shimmering yet contained rage by Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, fights the corruption and misogyny of a dairy co-op with pure force of will, milk, and manure. Yes, you've read that right. I'm grinning because it is incandescent. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
98% Hope (Håp) (2021) ...the desperation and occasional despair the film so compassionately reveals does not overcome the too steady pacing. Therefore the sentiments do not truly linger. But still there is love here and because of that one cannot deny the film's truth. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
77% Stowaway (2021) STOWAWAY feels a lot like classic sci-fi films and short stories. It isn't about breakneck action or aliens or the thrill of 'which one of us is the killer' -- instead the film is an exploration of what we would do if survival meant sacrifice. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
90% Together Together (2021) Patti Harrison and Ed Helms, as Anna and Matt, are awkward and annoying (but cute) in this wry comedy about filling the spaces within the loneliness and having a baby along the way. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
90% Together Together (2021) In writer/director Nikole Beckwith's Together Together a thousand tiny relationship revelations bloom into something that may not last into perpetuity but is lovely in its moment. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2021
82% Arlo the Alligator Boy (2021) The idea of "finding the place where you belong" is a classic theme because when it's done well it sings--with its music and its sensitivity, Arlo the Alligator Boy is belting out good vibes. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
100% Sugar Daddy (2021) Told in a mixture of life lessons and dreamscape, Sugar Daddy is not always at its peak, but it is relatable enough to hold on to you, in order to learn how this particular talented yet fragile femme might survive. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
100% Slalom (2021) At times cold, at others quietly appalling, it is a film that feels too real, and perhaps that is ultimately a compliment to its director and performances. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Kaiju and mecha and retina sizzling action, for people like me that's a dopamine high. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Although it is a marathon, long and winding, I say yes to this reset (retcon) of the franchise, which begins to restore these characters to who they are and shows us a glimpse of who they might yet be: Heroes. Super and beyond. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
95% Rose Plays Julie (2021) Rose Plays Julie is an effective examination of "what if" and sexual assault, one that leaves no doubt about the harm the latter causes, which is visceral and frightening and long lasting. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
69% Moxie (2021) Moxie left me sitting firmly on the fence--the pointy part--which might've been exciting if it didn't sting so much. - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021
43% Boogie (2021) This double Taylo(u)r dose has great chemistry...in this slice of life that hits like a throwback to 90s basketball films, but it needed one extra hit of something to turn a corner...Boogie stopped just short of being a touchstone kind of film. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
88% The Orphanage (2019) In this almost Stand by Me of late 80s Afghanistan, writer/director Sadat explores survival, and both the quiet and the shattering moments of life as an orphaned teenage boy. Shot with the palette of the time and the sensitivity of documentary... - AWFJ Women on Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) A very good, exciting, funny, joyous animation about the power of coming together, truth beyond the legends, and learning to trust when that's the most dangerous thing you can do. I've watched it a few times (no shame) I'm about to watch it again. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
56% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) ...yet it is an arresting film catapulted by stunning performances and a truth as glinting, as sharp, and as lethal as a switchblade. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2021
79% To All The Boys: Always And Forever (2021) To All the Boys: Always and Forever is a nice way to wrap up the trilogy-very sweet with lots of growing pains-I give it a 'aww, ain't that sweet' rating. Fans of the series are going to enjoy it. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
98% Minari (2020) A very gentle film about very real hardships...a decidedly American story. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
57% Malcolm & Marie (2021) Shot like a 1950s thriller, Malcolm & Marie is a romantic duel about the spaces between lovers and how they are widened or filled up, depending on the lovers themselves and how allergic they are to the truth. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
36% Outside the Wire (2021) Mackie and Idris play well off each other. The characters are well defined, which makes you feel good about taking this frenetic journey with them. - Geek Girl Riot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
58% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) These many problematic messages dampened my enjoyment of the movie. And that's before we dig into a plot that has too much going on to actually tell a satisfying story. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
50% The Midnight Sky (2020) The Midnight Sky goes down like a cocktail of Arrival and Frequency but it lacks the emotional potency of either. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
98% One Night in Miami (2020) One Night in Miami is a juicy slice of four extraordinary lives; not because of anything gossip worthy but because it hones in on who they were then to inform who we are now. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
90% Promising Young Woman (2020) In her hyper-stylized rollick through vengeance and festering wounds, Emerald Fennell kicks social interaction directly in its criminal underbelly. [But] when it has an opportunity to flip the genre with a knockout punch, it kind of throws in the towel. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
88% News of the World (2020) ...this film is pleasant enough but not impactful enough--even while Hanks and Zengel give it just enough charm to make it worth watching. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
56% All My Life (2020) Sentimental but soulless. There's really not much more to be said. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
97% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed is an actor with a fierce knowledge of how to occupy a character, how to live inside them and make them breathe. Whomever he is in the moment, we believe him. - idobi.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020