Movie reviews of Rachel Willis

These are all the movies and series that Rachel has reviewed. Read more at: Maddwolf.

Number of movie reviews: 70 / 70

Options

The holidays seem a perfect time to get lost in an epic love story, but Sylvie’s Love isn’t quite compelling enough to join the ranks of the truly great romances. Review

5.0

List

Rate

23 december

23 dec

Unfortunately, there are times when I’m Your Woman embraces some cheesy clichés, with some character decisions appearing predetermined by the type of film rather than because the situation warrants it. It’s disappointing such an overall strong film doesn’t avoid certain predictable pitfalls. But with such a stellar cast in a film that bristles with energy, it’s easy to overlook the few flaws. Review

7.0

List

Rate

9 december

9 dec

The film is an ode to the United States Postal Service, the hard work they do each year to make Operation Santa a success, as well as to the adopters who make it possible for children to have the merriest of Christmases. Review

8.0

List

Rate

3 december

3 dec

The major question: Is any of the information presented new to those who believe Kennedy’s murder was part of a larger plot? Maybe not, but as we approach the anniversary of the assassination, during a period of history that’s ripe with conspiracy theories, it’s worth re-examining once more. Review

6.0

List

Rate

17 november

17 nov

There are a couple of funny moments, some of Charlene’s jokes provide a minor chuckle. But much of the dialogue is delivered like a training video: Comedy 101. Or worse, if there was a retail store for comedy, this is the video they’d show you on your first day. Review

4.0

List

Rate

11 november

11 nov

It’s easy to have fun with this movie – as long as you check your expectations at the door. Review

4.0

List

Rate

3 november

3 nov

There is a lot working for Behram’s film. Review

8.0

List

Rate

20 october

20 oct

With her film, Resisterhood, she reminds us why people, particularly women, are fighting the Trump agenda. Review

6.0

List

Rate

22 september

22 sep

The actors aren’t terrible in their roles. They’re not the worst trio to spend time with on a road trip movie, and the film does have one or two funny moments. But too much of the movie is focused on what it wants to be rather than effectively embracing what it is. Review

4.0

List

Rate

15 september

15 sep

Strong acting, particularly from Lúcia Moniz, keeps the movie watchable, but it’s not enough to save it from poor writing. Review

4.0

List

Rate

25 august

25 aug

Removed from the situation by nearly half a century, it is still a critical moment in American history and not one to be forgotten. Kopple ensures it will remain fresh in our minds a little longer with her riveting piece of filmmaking. Review

8.0

List

Rate

19 august

19 aug

Kotlyarenko, co-writing with Gene McHugh, wants to deliver a comedic observation of the effects of the digital world on the real one. It’s not a bad idea. It’s too bad the movie isn’t funny nor especially profound. Review

3.0

List

Rate

11 august

11 aug

A middling film about love and friendship that still has enough appeal to thaw the coldest hearts. Review

6.0

List

Rate

28 july

28 jul

Dawn Porter decides to highlight a little bit of everything in John Lewis: Good Trouble. The result is a fascinating, if messy, portrait of one of America’s greatest fighters for equality and justice. Review

7.0

List

Rate

30 june

30 jun

The film’s strength is the way it lets this story unfold organically. As the plot takes us forward, we learn more about the connections between characters—small, intimate moments conveying vast amounts of information. Review

8.0

List

Rate

18 june

18 jun

Some of the conversations are more interesting than others, but the filmmakers play a critical role with their lack of presence. They allow the group to share their own stories, to let their voices be heard at a time when it is essential that those who have been silenced in the past are allowed to speak. Review

8.0

List

Rate

16 june

16 jun

If you dig British thug dramas, there’s enough that works to make this enjoyable. But if you’re looking for a fresh take on the genre, you won’t find it here. Review

5.0

List

Rate

20 may

20 may

Formulas are often reused because they work, and if you’re looking for a feel-good film you won’t go wrong here. However, this is the kind of forgettable film that will fly under most people’s radar. Review

5.0

List

Rate

20 may

20 may

These are a few of the lessons worth learning within this disjointed documentary. Review

5.0

List

Rate

19 may

19 may

A few lovely moments of female solidarity help the movie become something a little more than a cliched look at two outsiders bonding, but those instants are mostly lost in a film that can’t seem to embrace its own otherness. Review

5.0

List

Rate

22 april

22 apr

Throughout the film, Zilberman uses archival footage to great effect. It heightens the tension and shows the audience exactly how violent the rhetoric became surrounding the peace accords. Review

6.0

List

Rate

27 february

27 feb

If you’re not already well-versed in Russian history and politics, trying to follow everything may at times be distracting, but Gibney always manages to keep the film engaging. Review

8.0

List

Rate

6 february

6 feb

Kasbe lets the story unfold without judgment. We follow X and Asan as they interact with their families, there are a few particularly touching moments between the men and their sons, and as their jobs take them into the wilds of Kenya. Review

8.0

List

Rate

2019-12-20

2019

Re:Born has many of the elements of a great action film. A captivating story and great actors make-up for the few flat moments. This is a film that asks you to pay attention and rewards you for doing so. Review

8.0

List

Rate

2019-11-11

2019

What is Veboli?

Veboli provides personal movie advice, so you can easily choose the right movie to watch. Learn more

Stay up to date?

Read the Veboli blog

Instagram
Instagram
LinkedIn
Twitter

Got a question?

Send us a message

English