Jesse Weiner

Associate Editor | [email protected] | Jesse Weiner (21C) is from Ambler, Pennsylvania, and plans to major in business and history. In addition to the Wheel, he is a trip leader for Outdoor Emory and the housing chair for Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He spends his free time watching movies and debating their merits with the Wheel's film critic, cheering on the Miami Marlins and updating his country music playlist.

In Samberg’s Triumphant ‘Palm Springs,’ Life Never Stops Stopping

  Ever since Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day” was released in 1993, the concept of a time loop has been so exhausted in film that I had low expectations for “Palm Springs,” Andy Samberg’s recent attempt to follow in Murray’s iconic footsteps. However, much like Samberg himself, the film is bold, subversive and hilarious. Brilliantly headlined [...]

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Stewart’s Film Is Less ‘Irresistible,’ More Unsatisfying

Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell) and Jack Hastings (Chris Cooper) announce their campaign in front of the citizens of Deerlaken./Courtesy of Daniel McFadden/Focus Features Since stepping down as host of “The Daily Show” in 2015, Jon Stewart has kept a low profile, which is especially surprising in today’s political climate. So when I saw the news [...]

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‘Richard Jewell’ is No Gem, But Has Sparks of Brilliance

  Courtesy of Claire Folger/Warner Bros. For those of us living right outside downtown Atlanta, few stories hit as close to home as the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing. While the tragic event happened nearly 24 years ago, I find it impossible to walk through Centennial Olympic Park without thinking about the pipe bomb that [...]

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‘1917’ is a One-Shot Wonder

Courtesy of Universal Imagine “Lord of the Rings,” but instead of Sam and Frodo delivering a ring to Mount Doom to save Middle-Earth, it’s two soldiers delivering a message to the British front lines that will save thousands of lives. Director Sam Mendes’ “1917” takes note from J.R.R. Tolkien’s World War I-based fantasy and delivers [...]

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