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
81% 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
62% It Chapter Two (2019) ...See It Chapter Two to fill your time. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
93% 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
46% 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
17% 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
94% 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
90% 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
22% 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
41% 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
51% 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
73% 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
91% 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
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) If we, the audience, recognize that The Greatest Showman's filmmakers want to entertain not explain, then they've succeeded. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
92% The Shape of Water (2017) With welcome details in every frame, the set design and costumes speak their own language. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
88% The Post (2018) The movie's perfect tempo kept this reviewer rapt until the film's end. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Tailoring shears would've come in handy to snip, snip the pregnant pauses. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Its refreshing to watch a movie which embraces the past without sacrificing the present. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya becomes a study in stupidity by every player. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Maybe its time for the much-admired director to rest on his laurels. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
96% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther strikes a chord for humanity. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
85% Game Night (2018) Game Night provides escapist camp, a fun night at the movies. Keep in mind, however, that rationalization should be checked at the door. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Through a quantum lens, A Wrinkle in Time succeeds. With more attention to the particles, the entire picture would be that much clearer. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) [DeKnight] drops the reins in favor of CGI gone amok, minimalizes the humor, and bloats the melodrama. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
72% Ready Player One (2018) If you enjoy gaming, wax lyrical about 80s entertainment... and appreciate action above under-developed personae, you will love Steven Spielberg's interpretation of Ready Player One. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place epitomizes what great horror stories should be. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
82% Beirut (2018) Hamm's nuanced performance elevates the actor to stardom. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The directors demonstrate how to juggle disparate segments while maintaining an emotional thread. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
71% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) Whether you savor wine, value farming rituals, and/or search for character-driven films with fine performances, you will find Back to Burgundy a story which beckons discovery. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Humor deteriorates into nauseating jokes about pedophilia, character-vivisection, border-line racism and crudity. Escalating violence also undercuts the story-line which gets lost in the mayhem. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
54% Book Club (2018) Book Club underscores why the romantic comedy remains a viable genre. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
82% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Pope Francis - A Man of His Word will restore your faith in benevolence. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) But all the glitz and glamour can't replace a good script--derivative, a combo of Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve--or an engaging story. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The characters dictate the plot rather than being instruments in never-ending action; the story grabs your attention, keeps its momentum. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The CGI impresses. However, the characters supersede the special effects. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
62% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) It's Adam Sandler's voice talent as Dracula who steals the movie. Never has Dracula been more alluring or funny. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) [Lily James]'s energy infuses every scene in which she appears, and she, unexpectedly as well as thankfully, out-sings Meryl Streep. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
100% Leave No Trace (2018) In essence, Leave No Trace, reinforces why independent filmmaking continues to capture what mainstream films often cannot--human nature exposed to the elements. - Featuring Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019