Linda Marric

Linda Marric
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Linda Marric is a freelance film critic and interviewer. She has written extensively about film and TV over the last decade. After graduating with a degree in Film Studies from King's College London, she has worked in post-production on a number of film projects and other film-related roles. She has a huge passion for intelligent sci-fi movies and is never put off by the prospect of a romantic comedy. Her favourite movie is Brazil.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) A sharp, witty and irresistible twist on the popular whodunnit genre. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
3/5 53% Charlie's Angels (2019) A passable, if a little predictable, addition to a tired old franchise. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 83% The Report (2019) In direct contrast with the overtly melodramatic feel of his Soderbergh collaborations, Burns here presents a sober and decidedly tame story which despite its lack of an obvious hook, still manages to be both convincing and thoroughly engaging. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) With some impeccably-judged gags and two brilliant central performances courtesy and Menzel and Bell, the film feels every bit as spritely and as acerbic as its predecessor, even if the plot can seem like a bit of slog at times. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/5 97% Marriage Story (2019) A true masterpiece and a masterclass in filmmaking from Baumbach and his peerless cast who deserve every award coming their way. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
5/5 97% The Irishman (2019) Away from the boisterous japes of The Wolf of Wall Street and the explicit violence of his Goodfellas days, the film-maker here offers a set of characters who may brag less but who, deep down, are still very much in charge. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Overall, Francois Ozon has given us a story that is both compassionate and honest. He has also managed to pepper it thought with moments of disarming tenderness. A truly heartening and devastating account. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep did just what its title promised. It sent me to sleep. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
5/5 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) A robustly acted, compassionate and honest film with moments of disarming tenderness throughout. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
4/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) With impressive action set-pieces, elaborate car chases and more big guns than you can shake a stick at, we get the feeling that we're finally back in safe hands. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3/5 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Beyond some unnecessary wild speculations, Mystify does a decent job in offering up a clear narrative arc which is more than enough to keep us hooked till the very end. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
5/5 97% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman is cinema at its purest and most real form. To quote the master himself, go see it on the biggest screen you can lay your hands on. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) Timothée Chalamet proves once again that he truly is the real deal. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) The Last Black Man In San Francisco is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best films you'll see in 2019. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/5 69% Joker (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) A beautifully shot mess. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 78% Skin (2019) Skin does a great job in advancing the discourse around the recent rise of the far-right beyond the newspaper headlines. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 98% Clemency (2019) A brave, emotionally charged and brilliantly acted drama centred around the thorny subject of Capital Punishment. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 87% Deerskin (2020) At 1h 17min, Deerskin is careful not to overstay its welcome, and interestingly enough, this is what makes it so goddam watchable. It's sharp, complex and above all genuinely funny. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) A handsomely made space odyssey which reads more like an existential mythological adventure than the average film about space exploration. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is brash, often crude and unabashedly chaotic, but it is its "buddy movie" sensibility which ultimately wins the day. A robustly made, beautifully acted and decidedly engaging story about some unlikely heroines. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) A masterpiece, with a career best performance from Pitt. An astonishing cinematic journey, and a soulful meditation on love and loss. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
5/5 100% Bait (2019) Mark Jenkin has given us a brilliantly original, intriguing and deeply engaging story which is sure to resonate with anyone who has spent any amount of time in Cornwall as a tourist or otherwise. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 59% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) A solid, if completely unnecessary sequel to a franchise which surely must be on its last legs by now. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Spellbinding. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) An utter joy. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 86% Animals (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) A fun and truly spectacular undertaking. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) A visceral, open-hearted exploration of grief and the implacability of loss. Led by extraordinary performances this may well be Hogg's best film so far. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
4/5 69% The Flood (2019) The Flood offers a timely and urgent reflection on the current refugee crisis. Masterfully acted, touching and brilliantly measured throughout. A must see. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Hugely entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable. - The Sun (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) A truly outstanding film and a return to form for one of the most talented European filmmakers. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
4/5 100% Alice (2019) A truly remarkable exploration of identity, and the strength required to rebuild a life. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 69% The Flood (2019) A a thoughtful and timely reflection on the humanity within the refugee crisis. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 100% Aurora (2019) A though-provoking and charming film on the pains and pleasures of finding one's way in the world. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Sufficiently entertaining, but a little rough around the edges. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) It may be a modest indie film, but it deserves a broad audience. Highly recommended. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
91% Eating Animals (2018) All in all, Eating Animals makes for a sobering watch, and by the time you've sat through a quarter of it, you'll either be thanking your lucky stars for being a vegetarian or you'll become one on the spot. - The London Economic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019