Sherilyn Connelly

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  • Ami Canaan Mann's Jackie & Ryan is a sort of low-rent Nicholas Sparks romance that, for want of a better way to put it, never generates any sparks of its own. Jackie (Katherine Heigl) is a country singer who's moved back to her family home...

  • "I hate myself."

    That's an unusual statement coming from the hero of an animated film, let alone in the first two minutes. But twelve-year-old orphan Anna (Sara Takatsuki), the protagonist of Hiromasa Yonebayashi's lovely anime When...

  • Amy S. Weber’s heart-wrenching A Girl Like Her begins by solving one mystery while posing another. As teenager Jessica (Lexi Ainsworth) tries on a spy camera that records from a seemingly impossible p.o.v. angle, the scene is...

  • In Rachid Bouchareb's Two Men in Town, a remake of José Giovanni's 1973 film, William Garnett (Forest Whitaker) is on parole after serving eighteen years for murdering a deputy of Sheriff Agati (Harvey Keitel). Agati is not at all...

  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83. Both on camera and off, he exemplified the best of what Star Trek, and thus humanity, could represent. Part of that was Trek's writing, of course. But it was Nimoy who took what was on the page — ofte...

  • Tomm Moore's touching Song of the Sea is not anime, but it shares elements with some of the best anime films of recent years, particularly Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children. Then again, certain kinds of legends pop up in every culture....