Wendy Shreve

Wendy Shreve
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Writer Wendy Shreve's blogs, short stories, novels and articles have been published on-line as well as in print. She received her BA at Smith College and MA at University of Montana. Along with teaching in schools and universities in Europe, Asia, and the United States, her professional experience has included working as a freelance consultant, publicist, and copy-writer. Wendy's film review blog, www.featuringfilm.com, has a loyal local, national and international following, including indie and mainstream professionals.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
39% Downhill (2020) For those searching for an alternative to the congestion of bullet-ridden, maniacal movies released the last few months or the limited selection of offerings during the winter doldrums, Downhill doesn't waste your time. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey make mincemeat of anyone in their way. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) For his latest venture, The Gentlemen (2020), Ritchie has taken a fresh approach to a clichéd set-up: the gangster/moll/henchmen scenario. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
39% The Song of Names (2019) The Song of Names tests the meaning of friendship and loyalty. More so, it examines the power of remembrance. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
83% Just Mercy (2020) Cretton and his team have created a [powerful] sensory experience for the viewer. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) In the end, 1917 removes the gloss, maintains its heart; brings the audience even closer to being caught in the chaos. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig needs a proving ground that doesn't depend on lessening a classic in order to get attention. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
70% Bombshell (2019) Embodied by a brilliant Charlize Theron, whose uncanny resemblance to Kelly immediately establishes authenticity, the veteran anchor explains in an objective voice that to work at Fox means to accept the quid pro quo. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker often touches the childlike innocence lost amongst cynical adults. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
89% Dark Waters (2019) Like a good lawyer, Dark Waters builds its case layer by layer. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
95% Marriage Story (2019) What [Baumbach] weaves-interlacing viewpoints through Charlies and Nichole's eyes-becomes more than a simply designed fabric; it morphs into an intricate pattern with each character providing an essential thread. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
97% Knives Out (2019) [Marta] has the unenviable quirk of revealing a lie via projectile vomiting. A device used far too often, across genres, in movies these days. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
91% QT8: The First Eight (2019) Reality to [Tarantino] appears on paper as he visualizes a story, writes dialogue; maps each scene in his head then comes to the set fully prepared. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
100% The Fare (2019) Well-written; intriguing The Fare warrants your attention. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
81% The Report (2019) The Report ... leaves you wanting to learn more. A good reason to see any movie. In this case, a patriotic imperative. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) Thankfully, for the first time, these two acting phenoms have decided to unite and enthrall the audience with their seamless craft. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v. Ferrari hits the mark as being one of the best movies in its genre in decades. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Human connections, heartbreaks drive Doctor Sleep. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
73% Harriet (2019) However, as the plot unfolds, we can't help feeling that the character has many facets left unexplored. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) But the odds have been stacked against box office success for this movie from the onset. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Five years later, Norwegian director Joachim Rønning has managed to make what potentially could've been an imaginative idea even more of a debacle than the original. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Director Midge Costin (remember her around Oscar time) has managed to take an often overlooked aspect of cinema by today's visually-oriented moviegoers, and elevate it to stardom - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
43% The Addams Family (2019) That's the lesson when watching The Addams Family: nostalgia will help potential audiences to appreciate Charles Addams' original intent. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
82% Judy (2019) Moviegoers may have had their fill of biopics about entertainers recently-Bohemian Rhapsody; Rocketman. They must find room in their stomachs for one more, Judy (2019). - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
No Score Yet Game Day (2019) If for any other reasons than to watch some fine acting, tidbits of humor; moments of touching melodrama, Game Day merits viewing. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) Downton Abbey, a delicate, pastry will satisfy your taste buds yet may leave you unfulfilled. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) ...See It Chapter Two to fill your time. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
91% Luce (2019) No more powerful an argument can be made for perceiving that initial impressions can be deceiving. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Bored in the U.S.A. (2019) I would recommend watching Bored in the U.S.A. (if you can get past the title) to see how an up-and-coming director,with a visual palette, has a future. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Few playing this role could grasp her starts and stops, sometimes manic quirkiness other than Cate Blanchett - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
14% Awake (2019) Awake (2019) releases its grip very early in the narrative. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
No Score Yet Wetware (2017) Jay Craven's Wetware proves he has the bona fides to be recognized as a commercially-viable filmmaker with gravitas. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) In his new, irreverent; often humorous film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), [Tarantino] restrains his excessive nature to produce a story for the ages. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
92% Echo In the Canyon (2019) And those talents featured in this look-back, will have you tapping your toes, laughing, beaming, and savoring music that never grows old. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Few will dispute the stunning beauty of this film: the visuals will thrill scene-by-scene. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The newest installment, Spider-Man: Far From Home, thankfully, has found the correct footing. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) Writer Richard Curtis's movies (Love Actually; Four Weddings and a Funeral) often embody hopeful romanticism with a cynical twist. In his new film, Yesterday (2019), the formula has been reversed. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
100% Chasing the Win (2018) The film's true stars, the animated trainer and his steed, will thrill and move you from start to finish. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2019
23% Men in Black International (2019) Coming in at less than two hours, MIB: International keeps our attention as the pair travel to various locales ... to hunt for clues. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
79% Photograph (2019) Photograph makes an impression. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) All and all, the words/music serve as the thread that binds Rocketman. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) As with the first revival in this series, Godzilla remains the star. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) [And] no better teacher to aid the waif, Aladdin, on his journey than Will Smith's layered Genie. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) Whether you've read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings or not, the viewer can't help be moved by this better than average bio-pic. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
99% Amazing Grace (2019) No matter your conviction, after watching Aretha Franklin channel her faith, body and soul, you will believe in the power of music to move, uplift and set your spirit free. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame dazzles, frazzles, exasperates but never relents. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
71% Teen Spirit (2019) To become immersed in this talented director's inventiveness, this indie gem should be seen on the big screen. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Woman At War will leave you breathless. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) Think Batman's sidekick, a few years younger, in a more outrageous costume with primo superpowers, Shazam! (2019) - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A movie that allows for considerable plot development becomes stuffed to the brim with zigzagging, quick scene changes that left me sated, not satisfied. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019