Amelia Emberwing

Amelia Emberwing
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Amelia Emberwing is a film and television critic who survives on a steady IV of caffeine and glitter, and spends too much time talking about dinosaurs, superheroes, and folk horror.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 67% Moxie (2021) 'Moxie' says big things in a way that will still leave you smiling. It's loud, proud, intersectional, and unapologetically feminist. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
2/5 24% Tom & Jerry (2020) HBO Max's Tom & Jerry is a perfect example of "just because you can doesn't mean you should." - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
4/5 90% Together Together (2021) Together Together gets a lot of bonus points for being a story both about paternal desires and platonic love, but's also a good reminder that sometimes stories can just be nice. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
3/5 100% The Pink Cloud (2021) Gerbase's feature debut is an impressive one, but I can't help but feel that the writer/director hates her female lead in this film. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
2.5/5 53% Superior (2021) Superior is certainly attractive to look at and features a couple solid performances. There's just nothing here that really warranted this ever being more than the short it originated as. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/5 56% Mayday (2021) Mayday is a surprisingly hopeful story told through a lens of feminine brutality and nonconformity. It doesn't do everything it's trying to do perfectly, but there's a lot to love here. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 65% One for the Road (2021) One for the Road reminds us that there's a difference between surviving and living, and is easy to look at while it does so. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
2.5/5 67% Human Factors (2021) Its early set-up might hobble it in the beginning, but those who know what they're getting into will likely have an alright time with the story. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
3/5 39% Rebecca (2020) Though Ben Wheatley makes three different movies here, it mostly works out the favor of the film so long as you don't compare it to the original. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 26% The Doorman (2020) You have seen this movie before in the same way that you have seen every Gerard Butler, Bruce Willis, [insert an infinite list of male action stars here] action flick. If you're fine with those, you should have enough fun with The Doorman. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 91% Lucky (2020) Hiding in Lucky is an imperfect conversation about white feminism and a scathing indictment of what happens when you don't help your fellow woman. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 77% 12 Hour Shift (2020) Brea Grant's 12 Hour Shift is what happens when a comedy of errors, a game of cat and mouse, and some exquisite weirdness make a film baby. It's a dark comedy swaddled in a neo-noir blanket that doesn't feel at all like a sophomore feature. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 87% Survival Skills (2020) Quinn Armstrong's Survival Skills is a peculiar film. It's adequately made, to be sure, and there's something to be said for the 80s safety guide style of yore. It just doesn't seem be sure what it's trying to say. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 62% Radioactive (2020) A capable, humanizing, and often lovely look at one of the greatest scientific minds in history. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) Two action-packed hours featuring Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and an absolutely rockstar cast. What more could you want for your Friday evening stream? - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
2/5 80% The Beach House (2020) The first moment of true tension in 'The Beach House' doesn't occur until ten minutes before the credits role. The rest is about as interesting as that sentence implies. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
5/5 98% Hamilton (2020) This taping does a remarkable job showcasing the play in a new way-even if you've already seen it on stage. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
2/5 40% Irresistible (2020) Missing Jon Stewart's commentary won't save this film for you. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
1/5 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) The fact that this film has a young Black female character whose sole narrative purpose is to bring people sandwiches should tell you everything you need to know about it. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
2.5 87% Shirley (2020) 'Shirley' will likely pull decent enough numbers, but it feels like it wants to lean into its crazy solely by telling us about it rather than showing us. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 90% Blood Quantum (2020) 'Blood Quantum' does nearly everything right, with both of its exceptions being relatively minor. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 86% I'll Meet You There (2021) 'I'll Meet You There' is a beautiful meeting of two cultures. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 38% Rare Beasts (2019) 'Rare Beasts' finds a nice balance between caricaturizing fierce feminism and having a real discussion about its merits. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 100% Make Up (2020) The film's short runtime ensures that no minute is wasted, and there's a palpable kind of chemistry between the leads. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 100% I Will Make You Mine (2020) 'I Will Make You Mine' is the type of film that's going to make you feel things that you didn't expect to feel going in. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 80% Selfie (Smiley) (2019) If you've ever wondered what it would be like if someone caricaturized humanity's weird obsession with social media, Selfie is what it would look like. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 57% The Hunt (2020) While The Hunt's plot is more hammer than a scalpel, it actually ends up being funnier than it has any right to be. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 86% Big Time Adolescence (2020) Overall, this is a movie that most can probably miss and be fine. But it's entertaining enough if you're interested in Pete Davidson's work. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 91% The Invisible Man (2020) 'The Invisible Man' displays how victims can be in constant danger, whether they're at home or in a crowded room. - WhatToWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
9/10 No Score Yet The Conductor (De dirigent) (2018) The Conductor will fill your heart with love and hope while giving you something gorgeous to look at and listen to. It's fierce, lovely, and complicated from start to finish, just like woman it portrays. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
9/10 99% Saint Frances (2020) Saint Frances grabs women by the face and tells them in a fierce but supportive whisper that they're not alone. It takes conversations that many girls never hear spoken out loud and literally screams them from the rooftops. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
6.5/10 83% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real immediately puts the viewer on edge. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
7/10 100% Philophobia: Or the Fear of Falling in Love (2019) Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love has a little something for everyone. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Nightcrawlers (2020) By including the beauty of their songs, Nightcrawlers humanizes an often-dehumanized group of people. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
56% Random Acts of Violence (2020) Random Acts of Violence may not say anything new, but it's quick, bloody, and brimming with some genuinely solid practical effects. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
72% The Cleansing Hour (2019) It plays it straight and has a hell of a lot of fun while doing it. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
79% Homewrecker (2019) Things go from zero to one hundred in the third act, but not in a way that does Homewrecker any favors. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
100% Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro (2020) It's heartbreaking while still being hopeful and refreshing. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
No Score Yet Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters (2019) The subject matter might be presented without a lot of frills, but how much frill is really needed when you're looking at the career of a man who gave us so many iconic creatures throughout our lives? - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
53% Bloodline (2019) Bloodline delivers a lot of bloody fun. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
93% Fighting with My Family (2019) It's an entertaining ride from start to finish (even for those of you who ugly cried a couple of times, like me), and it shows all of the heart behind something like wrestling. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
92% Werewolf (2018) Werewolf is a beautiful look at what people can do under the most gruesome of circumstances. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) One Cut of the Dead is a low-budget masterpiece that's just waiting to charm you to death - then bring you back to life so it can do it all again. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
60% You Might Be the Killer (2018) You Might Be the Killer isn't perfect by any stretch, but it'll do the trick if you're looking for some lighthearted slasher fun. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
45% Open 24 Hours (2018) There's nothing terrible about Open 24 Hours, it's just a bundle of "mostly okay" -- that's open for one hour and forty minutes. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
83% Level 16 (2019) Don't sleep on this one! - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
86% Modest Heroes (Ponokku tanpen gekijô: Chiisa na eiyû - Kani to tamago to tômei ningen) (2019) Modest Heroes is solid from start to finish, and does a great job illustrating Studio Ponoc's range. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
33% The Innocent (Der Unschuldige) (2018) Overall the movie feels like a miss. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
No Score Yet Bloodline (2018) Ultimately, the climax of the film undercuts his character's ethically grey nature - and slashes away at the story's potential. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
52% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Exceptional fight choreography coupled with one of the best songs in Star Wars' history certainly isn't enough to save [it], but next time someone makes the ill-advised choice to check it out, you at least have [a] great sequence to look forward to. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018