The Jewish Chronicle

The Jewish Chronicle is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jonathan Foreman, Linda Marric
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 The Public (2018) Linda Marric The Public presents a heartening story of triumph of good over evil, but sadly lacks the gravitas one would usually expect from these types of stories. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
5/5 Parasite (2019) Linda Marric This is what a true masterpiece looks like. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
4/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Linda Marric All in all, a deftly handled, clever and irresistibly wicked interpretation of DC's most unhinged anti-heroines. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Linda Marric Heller evidently excels at these kinds of narratives. Here, she presents an enchanting tale in which a cynic's world is turned upside down when he finds redemption in the most unlikely place. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Linda Marric Iannucci has managed to bring something fresh and new to the original text without having to resort to jarringly obvious anachronistic devices beside the film's inspired diverse casting. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Linda Marric This fantastically unhinged thriller is one of the most exhilarating experiences one is likely to have at the cinema this year. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
4/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Linda Marric Waititi's satirical comedy manages to be one of the most thought-provoking and disarmingly tender films made on the subject. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2019
5/5 Little Women (2019) Linda Marric This is a gorgeously acted, expertly crafted and utterly mesmerising adaptation of Little Women which will live on in the memory of every young girl experiencing this story for the first time. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
4/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Linda Marric Bringing the Skywalker saga to a close, Abrams delivers an action-packed, emotionally-charged and a fitting denouement to this trilogy. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
2/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Linda Marric An interesting take on the transformative nature of space travel and its effects on those who experience it. Sadly though, there isn't enough here in the way of a plot, or much else really, to warrant the film's excessive two hour running time. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 Knives Out (2019) Linda Marric A sharp, witty and irresistible twist on the popular whodunnit genre. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Linda Marric A true masterpiece and a masterclass in filmmaking from Baumbach and his peerless cast who deserve every award coming their way. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Linda Marric Doctor Sleep did just what its title promised. It sent me to sleep. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
5/5 Grâce à Dieu (2018) Linda Marric A robustly acted, compassionate and honest film with moments of disarming tenderness throughout. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Linda Marric Zombieland: Double Tap fails to present a legitimate reason for its existence beyond the obvious financial incentive. In the end we are left with a lame duck of a movie and a cast which, ironically, seems bored to death. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
2/5 The Day Shall Come (2019) Linda Marric The Day Shall Come might have its heart in the right place for the most part, but on the whole this production seems lacking in direction and fails to fully deliver on an otherwise ambitious premise. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Linda Marric Phoenix is truly outstanding in a performance which almost seems like an extension of his role in Lynne Ramsay's stunning 2017 crime thriller You Were Never Really Here. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/5 Skin (2018) Linda Marric Skin does a great job in advancing the discourse around the recent rise of the far-right beyond the newspaper headlines. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 Ad Astra (2019) Linda Marric A handsomely made space odyssey which reads more like an existential mythological adventure than the average film about space exploration. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
2/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Linda Marric Downton Abbey is let down, not only by its flimsy premise and equally preposterous storyline, but it also fails to challenge the status quo or move the conversation beyond its blind loyalty to king and country. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Linda Marric Director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman have managed to masterfully illustrate that the most terrifying aspect of any horror story comes, not from its spine-chilling supernatural boogieman, but from the monsters we encounter in real life. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Linda Marric This is a slightly uneven, yet beautifully observed, moving and expertly acted biopic which acts as a fitting tribute to one of the greatest and most enigmatic British artists of the twentieth century. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
5/5 Dolor y gloria (2019) Linda Marric Antonio Banderas shines in the role of a lifetime. His ability to capture the essence of Almodovar down to the most inconsequential detail, makes it seem as though he was born to play this very role. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Linda Marric Spellbinding. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Linda Marric An utter joy. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 Animals (2019) Linda Marric Hyde and Unsworth present an unreservedly engaging, beautifully observed and robustly acted dramatic comedy that is only slightly let down by its inability to fully break away from Unsworth's original source material. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 The Lion King (2019) Linda Marric A fun and truly spectacular undertaking. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Linda Marric Jim Jarmusch takes on the zombie genre in a production which is both an homage to the films of George A. Romero and a parable for the current American administration. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/5 Midsommar (2019) Linda Marric Another ambitious undertaking from Ari Aster who has once again managed to bring us a thrilling and truly inspired modern horror. Not for the faint hearted. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 Never Look Away (2018) Linda Marric A truly outstanding film and a return to form for one of the most talented European filmmakers. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/5 () Linda Marric A a thoughtful and timely reflection on the humanity within the refugee crisis. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Linda Marric Despite the endless speculations on whether they could pull off yet another sequel, it's safe to say that Pixar didn't flinch, and the result is as satisfying as anyone would've hoped. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Linda Marric It may be a modest indie film, but it deserves a broad audience. Highly recommended. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 Gloria Bell (2018) Linda Marric Despite failing to replicate the authenticity of the original, Gloria Bell offers just the right amount of angst and drama to be able to stand on its own feet. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Linda Marric Godzilla: King Of The Monsters presents such a preposterous and idiotic plot, that even those with expert knowledge of the franchise might find it impossible to follow. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Linda Marric Oozing with moments of high camp and of utter euphoric joy, Rocketman does a great job in capitalising on John's impressive back catalogue of catchy rock anthems to give us one of the greatest rock biopics of the decade. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Linda Marric Relentless, exhilarating and utterly bonkers. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
2/5 Where Hands Touch (2018) Linda Marric Where Hands Touch is ultimately let down by a deeply contrived narrative and tone-deaf melodramatic style which only serves to diminish the importance and urgency of the real life stories behind Assante's screenplay. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Linda Marric One of the best romantic comedies of the decade. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
5/5 Eighth Grade (2018) Linda Marric A beautifully observed exploration of adolescence in all its excruciating awkwardness and devastating uncertainties. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 Red Joan (2018) Linda Marric Perhaps too cosy for its serious subject matter, but remains very watchable nevertheless. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Linda Marric An impressive first cinematic outing for one of DC's most loved superheroes. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
1/5 MacGruber (2010) Jonathan Foreman One of the more interesting and unusual aspects of the film is the sheer unattractiveness and unpleasantness of the hero. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Linda Marric A hugely enjoyable, funny and masterfully put together offering from Marvel and Disney. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 The Aftermath (2019) Linda Marric Kent offers a fairly conventional, and at times, frustratingly predictable film which could have benefited greatly from a more robust storyline. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Linda Marric The film is achingly beautiful and devastating in its depiction of love and race struggle. Jenkins broaches the subject of institutional racism with measured poise and dignity while staying faithful to Baldwin's unmistakable poetic tone. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Linda Marric Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the buddy comedy nobody knew they wanted. It is charming, understated and in parts utterly heartbreaking. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Linda Marric Despite its shortcomings, Beautiful Boy delivers a powerful message of love and understanding whilst highlighting some complex issues related to the addiction crisis currently sweeping America. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Linda Marric Emily Blunt brings her own blend of feisty sprightliness and wit to a role immortalised by Julie Andrews. One might say, she's practically perfect in every way. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 Roma (2018) Linda Marric Alfonso Cuarón has made a truly inspiring, heartening and utterly devastating film. An absolute masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018