Sherilyn Connelly

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  • 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...

  • 3 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 — often repa...

  • 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....

  • All Japanese animation is anime, but not all anime is what we tend to think of as Anime, bright and colorful with big-eyed characters. A case in point is Isao Takahata's beautiful The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which is rendered in a muted,...

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day actually covers two days. The first is the birthday eve of Alexander (Ed Oxenbould), a lousy day that garners little sympathy from his family. He wishes his happy family members...

  • Frank Gladstone's animated kids' movie The Hero of Color City is a perfectly pleasant pastiche of other movies, the most obvious antecedent being the Toy Story films. Every night after a young boy goes to sleep, his generic,...