Melissa Weller Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Melissa Weller

Melissa Weller
Melissa Weller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 84% Tallulah (2016) Despite stretching itself uncomfortably thin in the beginning, Tallulah has an arresting power as the characters get entangled in the same web, having been short-shrifted by the institution of motherhood.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
6/10 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Captain Fantastic's passion for extra-crunchy progressivism is served with a large side of emotional fructose, but one can't subsist on brownie points alone.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
8/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Where the level of technology in The Jungle Book has historically been used for maximizing the wow factor in Michael Bay explosion-packed action flicks, Favreau makes the case for special effects that actually affect.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
6.9/10 74% Miles Ahead (2016) Miles Ahead is massively entertaining but guided with a shaky hand, at times overly stylized and others stiflingly formulaic, a film whose quest for innovation within its genre may have outpaced its ability to deliver.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
5.8/10 67% The Automatic Hate (2016) This bizarre take on star-crossed lovers is savvy enough to keep audiences invested in more than a train-wreck capacity. And yet, its risky premise never really offers any reward.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
5/10 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Tone deafness abides.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
5.5/10 88% Sweaty Betty (2016) Reed and Frank may have overcommitted to capturing life as it happens, taking the cinema clean out of cinéma vérité. But it's a courageous first effort, and a lot of people should be genuinely interested it what they come up with next.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.8/10 35% Big Stone Gap (2015) Brutally mediocre.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
8.5/10 82% Mistress America (2015) As exhausting as his characters can be... the adoration with which he writes them and the ferocious wit for which he's revered make Baumbach one of contemporary cinema's greatest character sketchers --and Mistress America falls right in line.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
7.2/10 83% 10,000 Km (2015) What makes the film so disarming is the way Marques-Marcet confronts this decline with almost giddy fascination in their philosophical and artistic quandaries, but fully embraces his apprehension and vulnerability from a strictly sociological standpoint.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
5.9/10 19% 7 Minutes (2015) 7 Minutes is a slick ride through a sexy cultural wasteland, but before the credits roll you know it won't cross your mind again.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
60% Saint Laurent (2015) Saint Laurent won't bring anyone closer to Yves. But it does capture why he loved them so much.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
4.7/10 81% Noble (2015) Noble's biggest flop may be its dialogue.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
23% Enter the Dangerous Mind (2015) There's not much praise to find-not in the substance, nor the ambition, nor the writing, nor the cast. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
4.5/10 41% Black or White (2015) A movie that means well but lacks the conviction and cultural awareness necessary for anything substantial.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
5.8/10 72% Big Eyes (2014) The story of Walter and Margaret Keane is bona fide movie material through and through, but rich narrative drama is just not part of Burton's wheelhouse.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
8/10 84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) It's the miraculous in the mundane, and the celebration of a united kingdom of common people.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
6.1/10 83% Tracks (2014) Pulling off an odyssey epic like Tracks without leaning on dialogue or character drama requires a lot of patience, and the film has plenty of patience, but still, this approach is not without its drawbacks.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
4.1/10 11% The Longest Week (2014) Throughout the film, the writing is heady but heartless, as if Glanz means to occupy the intellectual high ground by exploiting tired romantic clichés and passing off his finger pointing as evidence of self-righteousness.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2014
6.4/10 42% Life After Beth (2014) It's a fun romp, and what it lacks in focus it makes up with integrity.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2014