Brianna Wellen

Brianna Wellen
Brianna Wellen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader AV Club
Publications: Chicago Reader, AV Club

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
95% Palm Springs (2020) [Palm Springs] seamlessly blends romance, comedy, science fiction, and heart-wrenching emotional drama. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/4 96% John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) Who knew a childless, 30-something white man from Chicago would be one of the most reliable soldiers in the fight against toxic masculinity and a champion for weird and wonderful kids everywhere? - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
A 100% Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019) Where some textbook comedy specials fall flat because of over-rehearsed jokes or stiffness, Stage Fright succeeds because it oozes authenticity, thanks in part to a combination of Slate's overwhelming joy and a display of deep vulnerability - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
14% Just My Luck (2006) This movie is less about the two main characters falling in love and more about exploring the equilibrium of good will in the universe. It's a mystical fantasy about how each decision we make matters and the differing paths life can take. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
79% Veronica Mars (2014) The uninitiated may not go for the all-too-convenient crime solving, melodramatic love triangle, and playful banter, but cultists will find all the show's pleasures intact. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2014
No Score Yet Close Quarters (2012) As friends who gradually realize their respective spouses are cheating on them -- with each other -- these two are experts at building a story naturally while subtly exploring a range of emotions. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
80% G.B.F. (2014) A few sweet moments highlight the importance of acceptance and being yourself, but these after-school-special interludes clash with the snarky tone. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2014
79% Bluebird (2014) The characters' personal struggles are so singular that this feels like a collection of vignettes instead of a continuous film. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013
No Score Yet Mutasalilun (Infiltrators) (2012) Though the poor picture quality can make this difficult to watch, the film is redeemed by its human moments. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013