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
No Score Yet Fly Like a Girl (2020) The pilots' enthusiasm will capture young audiences; the women's determination, grittiness will impress all ages. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
89% Maxima (2019) Diane Sparrow's MAXIMA (2019) could end there, another blotch on Mother Earth, but, the documentary soon focuses on one remarkable woman, Máxima Acuña, and her family's determination to keep their way-of-life. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
No Score Yet Resisterhood (2020) The infectious, focused energy of these and other women, all ages, rouses the viewer, provides hope when all seems lost; gives to those who cannot speak for themselves a symbolic microphone. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
91% Enola Holmes (2020) The timing couldn't be more appropriate for a hero that overcomes the status quo, employs cunning; deductive reasoning, cryptology, erudition, science along with tenacity to solve commensurate puzzles than Enola Holmes. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
No Score Yet Freaks: You're One of Us (2020) Watch for more movies featuring Cornelia Gröschel. Her talent saves Freaks from circling the drain. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
71% Tenet (2020) No question that Nolan's superlative filmmaking technique, once again, rises to the occasion. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
34% The New Mutants (2020) The New Mutants has the acting talent to keep younger audiences engaged. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
78% Chuck Berry (2018) For in the end, the King should never be forgotten--The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame chose Chuck Berry as their first inductee for a reason. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
89% Stars and Strife (2020) A feel-good Michael Moore, [Director David] Smick backtracks on several points; inserts head-scratching statements about compromise - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
47% Unhinged (2020) Since the days of the gladiators (forgive the pun, Russell), audiences--many men, some women--have enjoyed the pastime of watching others suffer. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
48% Made in Italy (2020) Watch Made in Italy for the beauty to the eye, the impassioned performances by father and son, and a look at what is old and should be new again. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
89% Zombieland (2009) Not for everyone, Zombieland succeeds in demonstrating that the undead has their uses: mainly to make us laugh even when we're horrified. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
61% Radioactive (2020) Rosamund Pike deserves a project that doesn't undermine her estimable work. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
82% Mississippi Mermaid (La Sirène du Mississipi) (1969) Mississippi Mermaid will keep you guessing about who genuinely casts the spell. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The viewer will never weary of the intelligence, emotional resonance that radiate from this story. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) But soon, despite the gorgeous backdrop, initial revelry, the story begins to sink-like a weather-laden fishing vessel-with distasteful jokes; sluggish dialogue. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
100% Suzi Q (2020) Watch Suzi Q to observe a trailblazer who jolted the hard rock establishment, proving she had the grit to stay competitive in a male-dominated industry. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
90% The Booksellers (2020) The viewer becomes enthralled by these often fascinating characters who have their own intriguing stories to tell. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
70% The High Note (2020) A tighter plot, less clichéd dialogue, a less predictable outcome, more effective comedy and less superficiality (or more drama and fewer flat attempts at humor), would've helped lift this film to reach its highest notes. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
96% Apollo 13 (1995) Dust off your DVD/Blu-ray or stream Apollo 13 to watch a master craftsman, his players, and crew coalesce to provide one helluva of a ride. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
76% Shoot to Marry (2020) Watch Shoot to Marry and see this vulnerable fellow discover his better self. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
90% Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu) (1994) Watch a master filmmaker [Ang Lee] hone his craft. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) See Jumanji: The Next Level for an escapist ride into a tame fantasy. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
20% Cats (2019) What worked for Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Broadway cast/crew only transcribes to the screen half the time. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) JoJo Rabbit doesn't work as a satire because no matter how much time has passed, the tragedy continues to overwhelm the ridiculous. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
92% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky blends humor as well as excitement, sans the edginess you may expect in a Soderbergh picture. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
97% Love & Friendship (2016) Writer Whit Stillman's staccato dialogue (from his adapted screenplay), performed by what only could be described as a cast of character actors who used their brilliant instruments to elicit laughter and surprise from the viewer, is music to the ears. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) Affleck steals your heart; he immerses himself in the role as if the part were written for him - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
50% Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible (2020) In this new look at the Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible (2020), Director Matthew Taylor has assembled an impressive array of international art historians/scholars to illustrate Duchamp's evolution. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) The plot has more holes than a brimming pin cushion. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) In Sciamma's hands, the camera savors each scene like a moving still-life. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
37% 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
78% 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
75% 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
40% 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
84% 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
69% 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
51% 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
90% Dark Waters (2019) Like a good lawyer, Dark Waters builds its case layer by layer. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
94% 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
82% 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