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 To Olivia (2021) Linda Marric A contrived and cliché-filled biopic which uses all the tricks in the book usually associated with these kinds of productions. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
4/5 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Linda Marric This film feels both timely and overdue, with Day's impressive portrayal of one of the most iconic artists of all time, centre stage. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
4/5 News of the World (2020) Linda Marric A beautifully crafted, no frills adventure which often feels like an homage to Westerns of yore. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2021
4/5 I Care a Lot (2020) Linda Marric It does a great job in challenging preconceived ideas around action and consequence while asking some commendably pertinent questions about the failure of the American dream. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
2/5 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Linda Marric Beside the usual deadpan and cartoonish Saturday Night Live-style deliveries we've come to expect from Wiig, the film often fails to make a convincing argument for its existence EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
3/5 The Dig (2021) Linda Marric The Dig fails to unearth anything of great value beyond two genuinely thrilling performances by Mulligan and Fiennes. Still, the film manages to be engaging despite its shortcomings in the storytelling stakes. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/5 Blithe Spirit (2020) Linda Marric A slightly dated, yet stylish screwball comedy which owes most of its charm and appeal to its stellar cast. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Linda Marric An overlong and bewilderingly muddled film which puts the emphasis on all the wrong aspects of the story. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
3/5 The Prom (2020) Linda Marric Those who have so far remained unconvinced by Murphy's body of work won't find much here to make them reconsider, but on the whole this is a joyous, and beautifully executed musical which does exactly what it is expected from it. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 Happiest Season (2020) Linda Marric Duvall should be commended for bringing one of the funniest and most unapologetic queer romances of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
4/5 The Kid Detective (2020) Linda Marric Evan Morgan must be commended for crafting one of the most compelling neo-noirs of recent times, especially in his ability to skirt around some heavy subjects without a hint of contrivance. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
3/5 Honeymood (2020) Linda Marric Granted, the gags don't always come to fruition and the allegory is laid on a little too thickly in parts, but Lavie has proven that she isn't a flash in the pan, but here to stay. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
2/5 A Call to Spy (2019) Linda Marric This is a film with big ideas but a modest budget, and sadly that is its biggest downfall. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
3/5 Golda (2019) Linda Marric Unfortunately, Golda glosses over Meir's early formative years in the United States, and also fails to delve into her earlier socialist beliefs which she later all but abandoned, according to her detractors. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
4/5 Asia (2020) Linda Marric Sparse and gorgeously acted. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
5/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Linda Marric Ending on a plea of "NOW VOTE", this couldn't have come at a better time to expose what is really at stake in the upcoming presidential election. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 Rebecca (2020) Linda Marric This being Wheatley, there is an undeniable mischievous and knowing undertone in the way some of his peripheral characters interact with each other, but it would have been interesting to see him throw an even bigger curveball storyline wise. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 Supernova (2020) Linda Marric This is a heartfelt and engaging story about love, sacrifice and what it means to envisage life without a loved one. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Linda Marric Much of the film's appeal lies in its brilliantly snappy dialogue. Having said that, those who remain unconvinced by Sorkin's particular brand of witty repartee won't find anything here that's likely to change their minds. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 Miss Juneteenth (2020) Linda Marric The film owes most of its appeal to its ability to navigate some rather thorny post-race themes under the guise of a breezy social drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
5/5 Rocks (2019) Linda Marric Gavron has given us a strong, courageous and celebratory portrayal of contemporary British girlhood. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
5/5 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Linda Marric Showing more maturity and self-awareness than we've seen from him before, Kaufman has taken a story which seemed almost unfilmable and made it his own. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
5/5 Mulan (2020) Linda Marric A beautifully layered and stunning martial arts adventure full of intricate action set pieces and a truly compelling premise. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 Tenet (2020) Linda Marric Revisiting ideas he had already broached in his brilliantly underrated space saga Interstellar, Nolan is back again to his favourite subject, Time. The results are, unsurprisingly, phenomenal. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
5/5 Perfect 10 (2019) Linda Marric Elevated by Steven Cameron Ferguson's gorgeously evocative cinematography and Riley's masterful observational style, Perfect 10 manages to be both socially aware and undeniably engaging. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
4/5 An American Pickle (2020) Linda Marric As high concept ideas go, one couldn't have dreamt up a more absurd premise than An American Pickle, yet for all its ludicrous twists and turns, somehow it works. Rogen shines in this fantastically well observed comedy. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
4/5 The Vigil (2019) Linda Marric There is an eerie creepiness about The Vigil which is both terrifying and impressive in its treatment of folklore and old superstition. Enlightening and genuinely engaging. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
2/5 Unhinged (2020) Linda Marric Tempted as I am to say that this is "so bad, it's good", there is a lot about Unhinged's relentless and gratuitous violence which feels crass and unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/5 How to Build a Girl (2019) Linda Marric Feldstein makes this into so much more than your average coming of age story. Her ability to capture a certain British working class sensibility won't be lost on anyone. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
2/5 The Way Back (2020) Linda Marric O'Connor and Ingelsby seem far too reliant on generic narrative tropes for the film to be anything but yet another predictable sports movie by the numbers. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2020
4/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Linda Marric Dobkin's film is impressively self-aware and hugely respectful of its subject. Expect hilarity, high camp and the usual Ferrell silliness. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 The Girl With a Bracelet (2019) Linda Marric Although The Girl With A Bracelet at times feels more like a made for TV production, one can't help but admire Demoustier's handling of this admittedly thorny subject. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
3/5 Resistance (2020) Linda Marric A handsomely executed production sadly let down by a rather pedestrian screenplay. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
4/5 A Rainy Day in New York (2019) Linda Marric Neurosis, self-doubt and chaos take centre stage in this charmingly whimsical story. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2020
4/5 The Vast of Night (2019) Linda Marric Patterson fetishises objects such as AM radios, switchboards and reels of tape in the most fascinating way. Away from the usual jukebox and bubblegum tropes, his version of the 1950s is an altogether more sober one. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2020
4/5 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Linda Marric With intimate and often claustrophobic close-ups, Hittman's characters are beautifully framed, but never too rigidly directed. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2020
5/5 The Assistant (2019) Linda Marric Kitty Green manages a tour de force without resorting to reductive expositional devices. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/5 Astronaut (2019) Linda Marric Sitting somewhere between The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and something slightly more earnest, this charming tale of triumph over adversity does its best with some admittedly limited resources. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 Who You Think I Am (2019) Linda Marric Binoche gives another outstanding performance in this thrilling psychological drama. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2020
4/5 The Perfect Candidate (2019) Linda Marric Perhaps the most admirable thing about Al-Mansour's approach here is that she isn't beyond relying on artifice and melodrama to advance the story. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
4/5 Vivarium (2020) Linda Marric Finnegan and Shanley have devised a commendably dense, insightful and genuinely thought-provoking modern sci-f thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2020
3/5 Misbehaviour (2020) Linda Marric An engaging, if decidedly disjointed production that's often let down by its inability to decide which story it wants to tell. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
3/5 Military Wives (2019) Linda Marric While there doesn't appear to be much here that we haven't already seen from Cattaneo, it's the performances that make the film. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
4/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Linda Marric Elisabeth Moss delivers an outstanding performance as a woman teetering on the edge of reality in this thoroughly engaging reboot. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
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