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Emily Wheeler

Emily Wheeler
Emily Wheeler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Ice Guardians (2016) Ice Guardians moves at a nice clip, using rock and other high energy music to add to the momentum of its arguments.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
100% Liyana (2018) The approach certainly makes Liyana unique, but be aware that it gives you a glimpse and not the full picture of these kids. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Bedlam (2019) Bedlam isn't shy about how many errors we've made or how much work it will take to correct our course, but thanks to Rosenberg's care in crafting this documentary, you'll leave feeling more resolved for change than bogged down by defeat.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
100% Pahokee (2019) The kids of Pahokee are so winning and the eye of directors Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan are so attune to the consequential aspects of teen life that it leaves you with several takeaways worthy of your time. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
100% The Disappearance of My Mother (2019) All of this and several other swirling ideas make The Disappearance of My Mother a captivating watch for most of its runtime, but unfortunately the bottom gives way as the film tries to wrap up. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) Apollo 11 makes you feel the sense of awe at seeing our world expanded, and it does it again and again.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
98% Dolores (2017) Dolores is only interested in getting the activist recognition, and it serves as an entertaining overview of the staggering things Huerta has accomplished.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) The film gives off such a vivacious energy that it never feels of the past; it is a moment preserved exactly as it should be.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Even when Fallout is examining its characters in more depth than is necessary, it never lets up the pace. Consistent action with real stunts are the series' bread and butter, and McQuarrie is among the best at delivering this in a steady stream‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
97% 13th (2016) With 13th, Ava DuVernay provides a comprehensive and wide-eyed look at the complications of the 13th amendment we aren't discussing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
97% Columbus (2017) Kogonada put his deep film knowledge to good use in this stunning debut, delivering a movie with a perspective and message that stands out from the crowd.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) It potentially needed to brake more often to let its observations settle, but you won't realize that until after the credits roll. It's too easy to get swept up by this documentary to worry about its minor failings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
96% Little Woods (2019) DaCosta makes a promising debut with Little Woods, showing an ambitious thematic depth while keeping the story affectingly small.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) Hail Satan? delivers everything you want from a movie with such a cheeky title; it's knockout funny, wickedly smart, and a grand time at the cinema. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The Peanut Butter Falcon is, seemingly by design, a rather small film, which works perfectly when it's trying to be the gentle hangout movie that it mostly is. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
94% Nuts! (2016) Nuts! is downright fun, and the larger ideas underlying Nuts! are certainly thought-provoking enough to sustain multiple viewings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
94% My Days of Mercy (2017) Heady problems put the characters in My Days of Mercy through the wringer, but the clarity with which they are captured makes the difficult journey more poignant. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
94% Sweetheart (2019) Thankfully, Sweetheart has the self-awareness to keep it short, so those in for a down and dirty creature battle should be satiated. Those wanting anything more, though, will likely leave disappointed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
93% Monos (2019) Watching it is about letting its obtuseness wash over you; it'll likely be after the credits role that you decide whether this brutal film was worth it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
92% Thelma (2017) Thelma is likely to stick with you, and it makes for an exciting change-up from some of international cinema's best.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon does ultimately succeed at making a gay coming-of-age film broadly accessible, but hopefully we'll get more nuanced takes going forward.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
92% A Vigilante (2019) Even as it skims a bit too lightly over its complex themes, A Vigilante manages to capture a resilience and toughness that often goes unhailed on film. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
92% The Harvesters (2019) It's a film with uncomfortable weight, one that slowly but surely crushes you in the way any society presses on those who don't fit in.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
90% Luce (2019) These taut scenes are what Luce is all about, leaving you dangling with your own questions as the film swiftly moves on to new ones. This makes its few implausible moments easy to forget and allows Luce to be both challenging and crowd-pleasing.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
89% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) Ildikó Enyedi has made a film worthy of its widespread praise, and she did it with an assured, distinctive hand. It may not be for everyone, but for the adventurous viewer, it's a must-see.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
88% The Big Short (2015) The Big Short's faults aren't hidden, but neither is its remarkable ability to entertain while giving a rather complex lesson.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
86% The Lost City of Z (2017) Even when The Lost City of Z's minor flaws do crop up, they are quickly washed over by moments that get your mind fluttering or simply leave you in a state of awe. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
86% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) It's only in minute moments that the film does anything very remarkable, and even then it's only the kind of pleasures that flit by - tiny things that perk up viewers just enough to make them feel like they're seeing something worthwhile. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
86% Ms. Purple (2019) What saves Ms. Purple are the bits where Chon and his team manage to hit the same subdued note, capturing the character-driven essence of this story.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
85% Lamb (2016) Partridge didn't bring anything new to the table, leaving Lamb as little more than a carbon copy of the book's successes and failures.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
85% Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) There's more than enough affable scenes to make Moonlight Sonata worth flipping on some lazy afternoon, but don't expect any revolutionary change in the way deaf people are portrayed on screen.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
83% Always in Season (2019) Always in Season asks enough sobering questions to be worthwhile and makes a compelling case for keeping them open for discussion.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
83% Lovesong (2017) So Yong Kim's Lovesong is a minimalist, strikingly formed small-scale drama about two female friends slowly falling in love.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen & Slim makes a societal statement out of a character piece, one that pits the intimate realities of life against a world uninterested in such self-identity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
82% Ben is Back (2018) The film is a much more obvious misfire, one that seemingly couldn't decide if it wanted to be a sincere family drama or a crime thriller.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
79% Naz & Maalik (2016) Naz and Maalik themselves are unique, but the story they're put in doesn't delve deep enough into the issues that it naturally brings up to be truly satisfying.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
78% Green Book (2018) The comic timing and openheartedness that Farrelly imbues the film with goes a long way towards getting you on its side, and if nothing else, at least Mortensen and Ali get to revel in showy roles.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
78% Skin (2019) The result is a listless film, one that manages a few gripping moments thanks to its cast but can't string them together into something meaningful.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
77% The Escape (2018) The audience is launched into an unsettling character study, one that takes its time getting its claws into you but ultimately delivers an intense ride.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
76% American Folk (2018) Overall, Heinz managed to craft a feel-good film that breaks through even crusty hearts like mine, and that's no small feat.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island is fleeting entertainment, but given its massive budget and the audience's predisposition to Kong, that's not a terribly impressive feat. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
75% Bomb City (2018) An excellent central performance from Dave Davis and the promise of director Jameson Brooks makes this a noteworthy film for anyone hoping to discover fresh talent, but even those just looking for a good individual film will find this satisfying‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
74% Destroyer (2018) Kidman and Kusama work impeccably together to create an anti-heroine who can shoulder the weight of a familiar genre while rarely giving in to easy tropes. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
74% Adam (2019) Director Rhys Ernst took a bold step in adapting this difficult material for the big screen, and what he delivered was a surprisingly hilarious, complicated look at a pivotal moment in queer culture. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
71% The King (2019) Moments where interest is snatched from the jaws of boredom come just often enough to keep you from switching to one of Netflix's many other offerings, but it's not enough to recommend starting The King in the first place.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's a step in the right direction, so while Dark Fate isn't the savior the series needs, it is an adequate life raft.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
70% Adrift (2018) It sets out to entertain, and in its modest way, it does. Adrift may not be everything you want it to be, but it's just enough to be satisfying.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
69% Three Peaks (2019) Three Peaks transforms the emotional labor of building a family into real, tangible threats, slowly building to a conclusion that feels both inevitable and horrifying. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
68% Bombshell (2019) The events portrayed in Bombshell may have captured the world's attention, but this film delivers too soft a punch to make the same impact. It's hard not to feel a little let down given everything this film touches upon.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
66% The Little Stranger (2018) It will not spoon feed you scares, and it's all the better for it. Instead, it wheedles into your mind, unearths your paranoias, and forces you to sit with them for a couple hours. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018