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
4/5 87% 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 78% 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 83% 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 50% 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 95% 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 38% 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 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) An utter joy. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 33% The Current War (2019) Overall, The Current War is a robustly acted, if slightly muddled historical drama which could have benefited greatly from a stronger narrative direction. - Screenwords EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 85% 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 54% 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 22% 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 58% 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
3/5 45% Red Sparrow (2018) Needlessly sadistic and often troubling in tone, some keen supporting performances can't save this uneven and forgetful film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 73% The Children Act (2018) Emma Thompson once again proves she's our finest actress working today. The power of the film is diluted slightly by an insistence of adherence to the source but the fine performances shine through. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 66% The Little Stranger (2018) Casting issues aside, Abrahamson delivers an engrossing dark tale of the struggle to find solid ground when all around crumbles in a gothic maelstrom. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) Bold, heartfelt and, most importantly, unafraid, this is a remarkable film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Another fine document of American life at an astonishingly strange point in its history. Sadly the film fails to answer its own questions, despite its most impressive and moving moments appearing to offer something of a solution. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 93% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) An utterly compelling love letter to a master of modern cinema. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 72% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) A compelling exploration of faith and the construction of identity, with a soaring performance from Vincent Lindon. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/5 80% Late Night (2019) A solid modern romantic comedy with stellar performances and a narrative which keeps you hooked throughout. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
5/5 99% Apollo 11 (2019) A masterpiece in storytelling which deserves to be seen on the biggest screen one could possibly find. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 57% Aladdin (2019) The cast impresses, especially Smith filling some enormous boots, and there is both a rush of nostalgia and magic to make this film well worth your time. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2/5 60% Breakthrough (2019) A bold tale of faith is lifted by some decent performances, however the inert narrative breaks the spell. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Relentless, exhilarating and utterly bonkers. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
1/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Simply not funny. - The London Economic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
5/5 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Full of heart and soul, Woman. at War is a triumphant and exciting film, and unlike anything you've seen before. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Strike (Mango) (2019) An enjoyable family film, however a muddled plot means the fun goes on a little too long. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 41% Where Hands Touch (2018) 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. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Unabashedly soppy. You'll find yourself quietly sobbing out of sheer happiness. - The London Economic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) One of the best romantic comedies of the decade. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) The film is buoyed by an impressive performance from Efron. However the narrative omissions and screenplay deficiencies, which appear to stem from the filmmakers' veneration of the central character, dull the impact of the film. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) A beautifully observed exploration of adolescence in all its excruciating awkwardness and devastating uncertainties. - The Jewish Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
1/5 30% Let There Be Light (2017) Godawful. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019