Emily Wheeler

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

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T-Meter Title | Year
88% Save Yourselves! (2020) As a lighthearted take on the end of the world, Save Yourselves! is an enjoyable distraction. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
91% Enola Holmes (2020) Enola Holmes puts a bright, lighthearted spin on detective work, and it gives its young star a chance to loosen up as well. Everybody is incredibly game for this material, letting it simply be the charming diversion it is. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
48% Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) Even a mood piece needs an arc or some point to all its wallowing, a fact that Lost Girls seems to have forgotten. Without that, the movie can't be saved, not even by its thoughtful, handsome production. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
33% The New Mutants (2020) Far from the dumpster fire many feared, The New Mutants is a much more mundane disappointment: a near miss. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
40% Centigrade (2020) This chilly thriller never turns up the heat, leaving the audience with little reason to chill with the imperiled couple. It's not a disaster or a triumph. It's just...not much of anything. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
60% Project Power (2020) What should've been a thought-provoking piece of entertainment squanders any chance it had to make a point or provide a thrill thanks to a shoddy plot and oblivious direction. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
77% Summerland (2020) If you're looking for a light, breezy movie to tide you over for a couple of hours, Summerland will hit the spot. T - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) Despite there not being anything glaringly wrong with Greyhound, there's also nothing here to recommend. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
40% Wasp Network (2019) This slick spy story has too many tricks up its sleeve, leading more to confusion than thrills. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
70% The High Note (2020) It's light, charming, and filled with winning performances. Just don't ask too much of it. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Given everything in this story, Spaceship Earth is a colossal bore. It's a failure of documentary filmmaking, never getting past a surface-level look at the events of Biosphere 2 in a way that almost feels irresponsible. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
79% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2020) Instead of building on its ideas it simply hits the same ones over and over again, splattering plenty of blood but leaving little that stains your mind. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
51% Burden (2020) Hampered by a story you've heard a million times and an uneven approach, Burden never justifies why we're revisiting such familiar material. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
47% Underwater (2020) This isn't an outright disaster, but it's not a diamond in the rough, either. There's no ideas that aren't lifted from somewhere else, and even those ideas aren't explored in any meaningful way. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
69% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
52% Charlie's Angels (2019) This iteration makes for an uneven movie, but the joy of watching Stewart, Scott, and Balinska relish the lighthearted fun overpowers any shortcomings. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
76% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
89% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
55% Ma (2019) With abundant humor and a gruesome ending, Ma is a knowingly silly horror film that allows Spencer to revel in the grime. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
53% Tell It to the Bees (2019) With nothing new to say and no new way of saying it, there's little to recommend in Tell It to the Bees. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
95% Little Woods (2019) DaCosta makes a promising debut with Little Woods, showing an ambitious thematic depth while keeping the story affectingly small. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
54% The Best of Enemies (2019) A promising start quickly descends into troubling formula in The Best of Enemies, wasting two excellent lead performances and a story that could have taken us down innumerable interesting side paths. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
25% Corporate Animals (2019) This movie founders in rambling, sporadically funny asides, seemingly stuck in limbo along with its characters. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
95% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
86% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
59% Them That Follow (2019) This is a poorly executed mess, and one can't help but feel let down by the blandness of it all. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
100% Pahokee (2020) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
92% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
96% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
85% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
73% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
77% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
39% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) This Lisbeth is drab and uninspiring, altered to fit into a generic and not very smart movie. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
30% Venom (2018) So much of it is amusingly off-kilter that the joy of watching it is equivalent to the pleasure of eating junk food. It's utter garbage; you won't think about it once it's gone, but it'll hit a lot of instant pleasure centers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
58% White Boy Rick (2018) The saying goes that the story writes itself, but White Boy Rick shows that even the best tales can be crafted into a boring, listless film. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
83% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018