Sherilyn Connelly


Sherilyn Connelly is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • Success begets imitators, but the floodgates really open wide when a supernatural teenage romance becomes a blockbuster. The impact of Your Name becoming the highest-grossing anime film of all time becomes clear with Akiyuki Shinbô’s...

  • Mermaids are the new vampires, so Masaaki Yuasa’s bouncy anime Lu Over the Wall incorporates vampiric elements into its mermaid mythos, because why not? Indeed, "because why not?" seems to be the guiding impulse behind this colorful trifle...

  • 5 months ago | Film and TV

    Soozandeh wastes no time establishing both the hypocrisy of the devout in Iran (or America, or Gilead) and his Short Cuts-ian tapestry of characters.

  • There are many taboos explored in Ali Soozandeh’s animated Tehran Taboo, not the least of which is the taboo against filming movies in Tehran about things that are taboo in Tehran.

    As such, Iranian-born Soozandeh shot his cast...

  • On the heels of Ann Marie Fleming's joyful animated indie Window Horses comes Nora Twomey's thematically similar but far darker The Breadwinner. Parvana (Saara Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living in Afghanistan under Taliban rule...

  • Many independent animated films in recent years have adopted a hand-drawn and/or collage-heavy aesthetic, but few are quite as heartfelt and charming as Ann Marie Fleming's Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming. Rosie...


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