Stephanie Archer

Stephanie Archer
Stephanie Archer'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
No Score Yet I Blame Society (2020) The originality of story and filmmaking is a sight to see, and its narrative is an exquisite example of how quickly the thin line between reality and art can blur. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
81% Synchronic (2020) While Synchronic is not the deep and pensive film it attempts to be, it is still an enjoyable film that will entertain. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
No Score Yet Definition Please (2020) Definition Please is a film that drives deep into the heart of family, peeling back both the good and the ugly to obtain a complete picture, striving to make its characters whole. Coupled with a push for diversity, it is a film you don't want to miss. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
No Score Yet American Thief (2020) While it boasts gorgeous cinematography throughout the streets of New York City and framing that captures it beautifully, American Thief fails to find cohesion in its message and in its narrative. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
100% Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) In the face of hate, Gay Chorus Deep South is a shining beacon of love and an exemplary display of resilience and strength. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
100% The Old Ways (2020) Cleverly balancing the elements of horror with its deeply relevant and urgent themes, The Old Ways is sure to satisfy both viewer and horror fanatic alike. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
73% French Exit (2021) French Exit is one of the most distinctive films of the year, delivering witty dialogue, nuanced performances, and a resounding depiction of acceptance and control. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
96% Shithouse (2020) There is a cathartic experience Shithouse lends to its audience, a character study not so much in the characters themselves but the character of emotions. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
100% The Truffle Hunters (2020) Even with a few missteps along the way, The Truffle Hunters provides a unique view into a world and an industry many have little knowledge and understanding, delivered with heart and passion. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
100% City Hall (2020) While City Hall has its ups and downs, it gives viewers a unique experience and perspective into the inner workings of Boston's city officials. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
98% MLK/FBI (2021) MLK/FBI is damning of the behaviors of the FBI and its treatment of not only the leader of a revolution but those that surrounded him, and the deeply rooted racism that still lingers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
25% Sno Babies (2020) While the promise of the premise seemed solid, Sno Babies lacks the confidence and focus. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
64% The Devil All the Time (2020) There is a lot to take in, but let the film take you along on this examination of opportunity, villainy, family, loneliness, religion and small-town living - one that will have you sorting out your emotions long after the film has ended. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
78% Akilla's Escape (2020) Akilla's Escape, from writer and director Charles Officer, is an engaging, hypnotizing, and influential look at a young man's journey and his attempt to break away from generational violence and gang life. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
88% Holler (2020) We need more stories like Holler, films unafraid to push the spotlight on the failures and shortcomings of our country and community placed on the youth - on the future. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
65% Entwined (2020) Entwined, from director Minos Nikolakakis, succeeds in its story, a slow burn that is hypnotizing, piquing the interest of its viewers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
81% #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) #Unfit is a timely and vital documentary on the nature and presidency of Donald Trump. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
60% Tesla (2020) It is hard to find a flow, leaving you to question the film's editing choices and narrative structure. What is meant to be unconventional storytelling of an unconventional man, does little to heighten the film or the story it wants to tell. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
53% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) As the credits roll, and you attempt to understand what has finally played out, you start to feel cheated as a viewer. All the attention and commitment to the story, without a solid and satisfying payoff. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
49% Made in Italy (2020) Made in Italy is a fine film to cozy up to, as long as you can overlook the awkwardness and lack of narrative development it presents at times to audiences. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
81% The Painted Bird (2020) While The Painted Bird's brutality will defer many from adding this to their home collections, it is an experience to behold at least once. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
91% Relic (2020) Relic is one of the knock-out horror films of the year. It is relevant and vital to an understanding regarding dementia, from a multitude of perspectives. This is a film that not only horror fans will enjoy, and everyone should see. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
87% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The Truth is an impeccable and intimate view into the quietly tumultuous relationships between mothers and daughters and the shape they take into adulthood. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
83% Aviva (2020) A transatlantic love story filled with passion and heartbreak, Aviva may seem unusual at first, but it will not only earn your attention, it will capture your heart. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
78% Tommaso (2020) Much of the film feels as though it is going through the movements of a surrealist film, though lacking the dedication. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
80% The State of Texas vs. Melissa (2020) The State of Texas vs. Melissa unfolds slowly, meticulously, and with intent. Every question you find arising will be answered - but in time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
100% Through the Night (2020) There is a unique nature to director Loira Limbal's documentary Through the Night, a quiet stillness. Even with the children running around on-screen, a peace that exudes. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
25% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) While Dangerous Lies does present an interesting puzzle, maintaining attention, the film panders too often to its audience. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
41% Capone (2020) There was a story here, one that could have been captivating, but it became lost in sea of confusion. Unfocused to the core, Capone will leave viewers with more questions than answers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) It's timely that the release of How to Build a Girl coincides with Mother's Day weekend as this is a film you will want to share with your mother or daughter - and lends itself to becoming one of the most rewatchable films of 2020 thus far. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
100% El Father Plays Himself (2020) I honestly can not recommend El Father Plays Himself enough. It will burrow deep below your skin, locking you in front of your screen. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
65% Clementine (2019) Well-made and brilliantly crafted, Clementine will speak to a variety of audiences, giving messages of not only understanding, but hope. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
100% The Toll (2020) With a fairly limited setting, limited cast, yet a resonating punch of its own, The Toll is not one to be missed. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
100% Drunk Bus (2020) Drunk Bus is edgy and heartwarming, bringing powerful performances and an even stronger message to this coming-of-age film - and one of the must-see films of 2020. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
89% The Dilemma of Desire (2020) If you think you have heard it all, The Dilemma of Desire, from director Maria Finitzo, will open your eyes, presenting womanhood and sexuality from all facets of life and the world, giving each woman a voice and a new sense of empowerment. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
No Score Yet The Boy Who Sold The World (2020) The Boy Who Sold the World is a fascinating and captivating documentary looking into the world behind the technology, and the minds of the youth who are set on changing the world. Captivating until the end, this one will not let you down. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
100% Coded Bias (2020) In a time where we as consumers instill unrelenting trust in the people behind the screen, there has never been a more vital documentary. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
100% I Will Make You Mine (2020) While there are a few stumbles along the way, I Will Make You Mine is a deeply nuanced directorial debut from Lynn Chen that will leave audiences satisfied. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
47% Run This Town (2020) Lost in poor editing and poor character development, Run This Town seems fated to become lost in a sea of releases. There was so much this film could have said, so much depth it could have provided, and it is a real shame to see it fall so flat. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
87% Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations (2020) Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutation is timely and it is vital, and it is a documentary that not only a community needs, but all of us do. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
No Score Yet Grim Woods (2020) Even though the ending of the film itself has a surprise, the poor acting and unnatural dialogue do rob it of its validity. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
No Score Yet Get Gone (2020) While there are pieces of a truly successful horror film scattered throughout, they are drowned within a film lacking character depth, unnecessary exposition, poor technical execution and a continued male perspective of female treatment in horror films. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
50% The Wolf Hour (2019) Alistair Banks Griffin's take on a young agoraphobic woman in the crescendoing height of summer, chaos flounders, yet delivers audiences with a thriller that is sure to satisfy. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
63% American Trial: The Eric Garner Story (2020) Unfortunately this is not a film many will sit all the way through, the story and message being lost to audiences with less patience and attention span that the filmmakers were intending. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
40% Wasp Network (2019) While not a bad movie, per se, Wasp Network does little to make its mark, to stand out before the films before it and become wholly captivating. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Motherless Brooklyn, while not a masterpiece, is one of the finer films I have seen this year. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) The Wild Goose Lake is a ride you want to be on, holding on to you until the very end. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
59% Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière) (2019) Filmed with intensity and with a cast that commits to each of their roles and nuances, Oh Mercy! delivers exactly what it promises. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
86% Zombi Child (2020) It is a film that breaths, letting each detail marinate in an audience member's mind, allowing for the film's elements to be fully fleshed out, creating an unique experience for audiences. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
64% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) 3 Days With Dad does not deliver to the audience what it promises, presenting an exercise in patience that goes one day to long. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019