Chloe Walker

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Journey to a Mother's Room (Viaje al cuarto de una madre) (2018) Journey To A Mother's Room may be the debut feature from Spanish director Celia Rico Clavellino, but it is shot with the nuance of an established master. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
57% That Time of Year (Den tid på året) (2018) It's hard to see what Steen is really trying to say with other than 'Families, huh?'. The commentary doesn't get any sharper than that, and there's not enough humour here, or depth of characterisation, to sweeten the pill. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
100% A Family Tour (2018) The director trusts that his excellent actors, and the fundamental injustice at the heart of the film, are all that he needs to move the audience. And he is right. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
100% Yours in Sisterhood (2018) Contemplative and moving, Yours In Sisterhood takes us on an exhaustive tour of late twentieth century feminism. We're left to marvel at both how far we've progressed, and how far we have to go. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) Anyone hoping for a focus on M.I.A.'s music will leave disappointed. Anyone hoping for a first-hand look at the evolution of a cultural force won't be. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
96% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) This a film that celebrates change and transformation; the power that comes from our ability to learn from our mistakes and to grow. Like the woman at the centre of it all, it's inspirational. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
48% Bel Canto (2018) Bel Canto is a complete mess. Replete with unnatural dialogue and emotionally manipulative plot developments, it may well go down in cinematic history as the most boring hostage drama of all time. At least that's an achievement. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
71% Snapshots (2018) Despite having the trappings of a TV movie, Snapshots hits on something real. I enjoyed it immensely. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
89% Pin Cushion (2018) For sheer distinctiveness of vision, and for the visceral portrayal of how it feels to be bullied, first time director Deborah Haywood deserves plaudits, as do her two lead actresses. It will be interesting to see what she comes up with next. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
No Score Yet Zen Dog (2016) There's nothing unique or noteworthy about a movie that blithely tells you to follow your dreams while the hero stands on a mountain with outstretched arms. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
No Score Yet Glossary of Broken Dreams (2018) There's an off-putting arrogance to the fact that Grenzfurthner, however smart he may be, thinks he has the capacity to explain every major theory that affects our lives today in barely more than an hour and a half. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Salomé (2013) Wilde Salomé only offers a very basic look into Wilde's life, and the staging of Salomé is distinctly uninspired. The combination of Pacino and Chastain, however, results in plenty to enjoy, however flawed the project may be. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
80% Wilde Salomé (2013) Wilde Salomé only offers a very basic look into Wilde's life, and the staging of Salomé is distinctly uninspired. The combination of Pacino and Chastain, however, results in plenty to enjoy, however flawed the project may be. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
95% 12 Days (12 Jours) (2018) For the most part Raymond Depardon's documentary is an engaging exploration into the lives of people at the very edge of society, filmed with warmth, humour and humanity. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
100% Garden Party (2017) The beauty of the animation would have been enough to make Garden Party a worthy Oscar winner, but then to have the mystery aspect too, that slow-building sense of dread as the film approaches the inexorable conclusion, is why this a truly special work. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
85% Revolting Rhymes (2016) Their voice work, combined with some amusingly expressive animation, and of course, Dahl's peerless writing, means that aside from being just the longest of the nominees, Revolting Rhymes is also one of the very best. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
82% Lou (2017) It isn't as funny as Revolting Rhymes, it doesn't have the final scene kick of Garden Party, it's not as heartfelt as Dear Basketball, and it's not as creative as Negative Space. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
100% Negative Space (2018) The stop-motion gives the film a tactility lacking in some of the other shorts, and that gives the devastating final moments even more of an emotional punch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
75% Dear Basketball (2017) The John Williams score is a bit too, well, John Williams, but Dear Basketball is made with deep feeling, and it really shows; you don't have to know a thing about basketball to find it touching. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
64% The Boy Downstairs (2018) Though the film is small in scope, and much more adept at comedy than romance, first-time writer-director Sophie Brooks tells her story with appealing simplicity, and Zosia Mamet's first lead performance makes you wonder why on earth it is her first. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
80% American Folk (2018) David Heinz's excellent debut is an ardent plea for togetherness in a divided world. Aided by his leading actors, talented cinematographer, and ear-worm of a soundtrack, Joni and Elliott's journey is a privilege to share. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
No Score Yet Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017) Perfect Bid is a perfectly fine film. At seventy minutes long, it doesn't overstay its welcome, it's warmly presented, and offers up some interesting behind-the-scenes insights into one of the world's most famous game shows. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
86% Youth (Fang Hua) (2017) though the grander themes will translate for audiences across the globe, Feng's Spielbergian desire to over-sentimentalise every scene means that overall, Youth is more frustrating than affecting. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
52% 24 Hours to Live (2017) 24 Hours to Live is a bad movie. With a plot that shatters credulity and is packed with clichés, it's a loud, ridiculous disaster. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
77% Sweet Virginia (2017) It's a gripping, atmospheric movie, with stellar acting and a characterful script. With a lengthier runtime (and better lighting), it would be pretty near perfect. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
50% Porto (2017) Between the awkward dialogue, needlessly complex form, and uninteresting story, Porto seems much longer than its seventy minutes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
64% Bitch (2017) It's a wonderful film; humanely acted, fiercely entertaining and commendably nuanced. It deserves a wide audience. The world would be better for it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) Rodents Of Unusual Size is a lesson in just how much a canny filmmaker can fit into a documentary that's barely an hour long. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
70% Suck It Up (2017) Twee indie movie tropes abound. If this film actually does have anything new to say, it's hard to fathom from under this sea of mumblecore conventions. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
62% Maya Dardel (2017) Whilst it has many problems, Maya Dardel is a fascinating film, if not an enjoyable one. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
97% The Rider (2018) The Rider is a small film of great beauty and great resonance. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
82% Journeyman (2017) Sitting through Journeyman was a dull and disheartening experience. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
54% Crash Pad (2017) Crash Pad is a perfectly fine way to pass ninety minutes, but you'll soon forget you ever saw it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
85% Loving Vincent (2017) Loving Vincent may look beautiful, but it sure is boring. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is far below the quality that Linklater is capable of. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Though Call Me By Your Name overall is a little disappointing, especially after all the hype it has received, these final scenes are inarguably majestic. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Brawl In Cell Block 99 takes the gruesome horror and sustains it for what feels like forever. It is brutal, nauseating, unsparing... and excellent. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
73% This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2018) There's not so much a story arc as a mess of ideas that are thrown at the screen; some stick, some don't, which means that This Is Our Land is only ever sporadically interesting. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
100% Liyana (2018) Whilst as a piece of cinema it doesn't amount to very much, it's impossible to deny the charm and bravery of Liyana's young narrators. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
59% Bobbi Jene (2017) Truthful, compelling and personal, Bobbi Jene is a vital portrait of an inspiring artist. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) The Untamed, as a whole, is one of those films that needs to be seen to be believed. And once you've seen it, you won't forget it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
95% Chavela (2017) In Chavela, Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi have crafted a documentary that works just as well as an introduction to the legendary ranchera singer as it does a fond remembrance for those who knew her well. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
86% Roller Dreams (2017) Roller Dreams will make you furious, but glad that this important story is finally being told. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
94% Princess Cyd (2017) Princess Cyd is a low-key marvel; an elegant, warm-hearted examination of the ways that we relate to one another whilst dealing with our differences. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) There are a lot of great scenes in Ex Libris. And yet it is so punishingly long, by the time it is over, it's hard to feel anything but relieved. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
67% The Cured (2018) The Cured has everything going for it, but ends up far less than the sum of its parts. It's a waste of a brilliant idea, a waste of some great actors, and ultimately, a waste of time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
82% Ava (2018) Ava impresses with its sensitivity and visuals, and overall, remains an astonishingly accomplished debut. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
25% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) Literally, Right Before Aaron is full of laughter and romance, with an impressively star-studded cast. Its recognition of the pain of enduring will keep it stuck in your head for days. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
89% Abundant Acreage Available (2017) Abundant Acreage Available may be a small film, but it's a deep and rich one, worthy of your full attention. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
58% Elizabeth Blue (2017) For ninety percent of its runtime, Elizabeth Blue is an affecting, heartfelt look at living with schizophrenia. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017