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Brad Wheeler

Brad Wheeler
Brad Wheeler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 92% Chavela (2017) The late Chavela Vargas, a sad and fiery legend of Latin American song, is the subject of an adoring portrait as straightforward as its title, Chavela.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
2.5/4 67% Suck It Up (2017) Examines grief in smoothly pleasing and respectfully comic ways.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
1.5/4 No Score Yet Stegman Is Dead (2017) The film's plot is unconvincing and complicated, involving blackmail, bungling, backstabbing and, naturally, octopus pornography. The less said, the better.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2/4 86% Wonder (2017) Owen Wilson cries, but audiences will more likely roll their eyeballs at writer-director Stephen Chbosky's outrageous emotional manipulations.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 99% Jane (2017) Jane is Brett Morgen's gorgeous, convincing new documentary on Jane Goodall, the one-time ape watcher and current UN messenger of peace.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 75% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2017) Director Barbosa's love letter to his late friend is emotionally satisfying and cinematically splendid, with social commentary shoe-horned in for better or worse.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/4 98% Dina (2017) Co-directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles tell the story gracefully, doling out Dina's tragic backstory in excellent increments.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
2.5/4 54% LBJ (2017) Harrelson gives it all he has as the gruff, emotionally needy and politically savvy successor to the matinee-idol commander-in-chief, John F. Kennedy.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet On Putin's Blacklist (2017) Ivanov does a good job profiling Canadians affected by Putin's ugly policies, but his work is more human interest than hard-hitting.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
2.5/4 76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) There's something meek at Thank You for Your Service's core.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/4 100% California Typewriter (2017) I enjoyed this film about typewriters so much that I feel guilty writing this review on a computer instead of a Smith Corona.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/4 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The comedy is clever; the study of family dynamics is sharper still.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/4 61% The Foreigner (2017) The intrigue is high and the action is furious, but a sort of meta subplot is also at work: Sextagenerian action-film hero Chan against onetime 007er Brosnan.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2.5/4 71% Happy Death Day (2017) There's a spunky charm to the Scream-meets-Groundhog Day thing, and the film is well-built. The problem is its chipper message.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Unarmed Verses (2017) A poignant, blossoming 86-minute experience about the power of art (among other things).‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 98% Lucky (2017) Lucky us.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) It all snaps together easily, just like it says on the box.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017) The film's brisk pace is a bit wearing once the one-hour mark is passed, but the high energy and intelligence is quite charismatic over all.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
1.5/4 No Score Yet Hunting Pignut (2016) The action is erratic and unlikely. But if too many things just don't ring true, the genuineness of actress Hickson is never in question.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/4 88% Long Time Running (2017) In the end - and this may well be the end - Long Time Running is about perseverance, both the band's and Downie's.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Luk'Luk'I (2017) The film is sobering but rough-around the edges -- more of a series of only occasionally overlapping vignettes as opposed to a fully-realized feature.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
2.5/4 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) [Washington is] the best part of a clunky crowd-pleaser that bills itself as a dramatic thriller but isn't really that.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
2.5/4 71% The Ritual (2017) Directed by David Bruckner, the film's horror is engaging; its look, handsome. While thoughtfully done, the entertainment value of this sombre scare fiesta isn't high. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 75% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Entertaining but manipulative. Gaga is always on. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Breadwinner (2017) The picture sings and inspires.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton move beyond the ready-made charisma of the serve-and-volley shenanigans to offer a contextualized portrait of the closet-lesbian King and her fight against sexism and the social mores of the time.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 77% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) Game, set and almost a great movie.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/4 96% The Rider (2018) [Chloé] Zhao's artful look into the American West is a lightly brooding winner. Clearly this isn't her first time at the rodeo.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/4 29% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) It's fun, involving off-set sexual escapades and a scheme to rescue a back-from-the-dead film director from a work camp.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2.5/4 46% Bushwick (2017) Bushwick is an unpolished work, but there's an adrenalin charge, sure thing. It's close combat and it's closer than most Americans might wish to believe.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) From the casualties-of-war file comes a gorgeous-looking animated feature from the writer-director Sunao Katabuchi.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4/4 91% Good Time (2017) Tense, immersive and excellently assaulting, Good Time is hella time.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 97% Menashe (2017) Delicately woven and sensitively told, director-writer Joshua Z Weinstein's ode to a shlemiel rings true.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2.5/4 83% The Trip to Spain (2017) The ending is odd and in questionable taste. Over all, the food porn was played down, the series is getting a little road-weary and who knows what happens with these guys next.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) An oddball charmer of a motion picture about nostalgia, the pursuit of artistic passion and a coming of age bizarrely delayed and uniquely fulfilled.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 74% Landline (2017) A zippy and friendly episodic comedy and coming-of-age story ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 88% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) In the end, the story is one not only of rock- and pop-culture history, but of human persistence and indigenous contributions that have been historically (and often intentionally) overlooked.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
1.5/4 8% The Black Prince (2017) "I will not vanish without a fight," Singh vows. But he kind of does.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/4 96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) The Women's Balcony overlooks nothing when it comes to addressing faith, segregation and sexism in a peppery, entertaining way.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Call of the Forest: the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees (2016) Passionate and gently insistent, Call of the Forest carries its important message with grace.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2.5/4 68% The Journey (2017) The bit of MI-5 chicanery behind the whole plot is a tad silly, but the sparring of Spall and Meaney is just worth the 94-minute investment.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2/4 32% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) Garcia has a stylish eye for detail, but I haven't experienced French melodrama this rich since I spilled Bordeaux on my dying Parisian mistress's wedding gown.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/4 76% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) 13 Minutes works like clockwork as an artful (if not terribly ambitious) take on a grotesque era.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3/4 100% Nowhere To Hide (2017) An immersive, compact and unpolished documentary ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Scored intensely and photographed vividly, the electric film imagines a small slice of doomsday with horrific believability.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) A delicious black-widow mystery, in which the deep-gazing actress Rachel Weisz rocks the veil.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) The film's director, who would make an excellent character witness for the defence, raises ... questions but frustratingly doesn't answer them in an otherwise compelling documentary.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 27% Drone (2017) A simmering, on-target drama involving a visiting Pakistani businessman whose motive and briefcase are both suspicious.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
91% Tanna (2016) The film uses its 100 minutes smartly. Emotional notes are hit neatly and refreshingly.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 86% Population Zero (2016) A novel if earnest cross-genre thriller.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017