Bill Clark

Bill Clark

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
I have been involved with DVD and film review for eight years, since the age of sixteen. I was the founder and operator of The DVD Line, one of the very first online DVD review sites. When it closed down in the summer of 2000, I did DVD reviews part time for DVD Angle. In 2003 I founded FromTheBalcony.com, which is an ever-growing site of reviews and editorials. I am a member of the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA), and the Internet Entertainment Writers Association (IEWA).
Publications:
DVD Angle , FromTheBalcony , rec.arts.movies.reviews
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
506
Total QuickRatings:
38
Location:
Columbus, OH

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 85% Ivory Tower (2014) " Ivory Tower is a competent, slickly-produced documentary that takes a hard look at the cost and perceived benefits of higher education in the United States." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Aug 26, 2014
F 24% The Other Woman (2014) " It is a grotesque, shrill, never-ending effort that always finds a way to sink a little lower just when you're positive there's no way it can." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Aug 25, 2014
B 39% If I Stay (2014) " It has a handful of eye-rolling moments, but they're few and far between thanks to Moretz's presence, a refreshing teen romance, and understated drama that works." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Aug 20, 2014
B 34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " The Expendables 3 delivers despite some narrative speed bumps, questionable acting from the rookies, and iffy visual effects." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B 20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " It's nearly impossible to gauge what constitutes a "good" Turtles film, but this one delivers the requisite thrills, visual effects, and humor as well as one can reasonably ask for." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Aug 7, 2014
B+ 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Guardians of the Galaxy breathes new life into an otherwise stale story thanks to a great script and Gunn's crafty direction." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Aug 1, 2014
C- 22% Need For Speed (2014) " Need for Speed provides some excitement for its target demographic while proving to be an overlong slog for everyone else." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 30, 2014
B 65% Lucy (2014) " This is one bonkers movie, filled with enough sci-fi concepts for an entire series and just enough grisly action to get by during its sub-ninety minute runtime." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 25, 2014
A 72% True Lies (1994) " Writer/director James Cameron has made his fair share of groundbreaking, great movies, but pound for pound True Lies is his most flat-out entertaining." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 15, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) " Life Itself is a glorious celebration of Ebert and everything he accomplished throughout his life. It's tough at times, but always fair." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 10, 2014
A 93% Speed (1994) " It's easy to poke fun at some of the more far-fetched scenes and, at times, cheesy dialogue, but this is still one hell of an action movie." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 10, 2014
B 90% Willow Creek (2014) " Willow Creek is an unexpectedly restrained and atmospherically effective slow burn." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 3, 2014
F 24% Tammy (2014) " It's a sad, angry excuse for a comedy that contains exactly one chuckle and infinitely more cringing." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jul 1, 2014
C- 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Just because you know you're a lame retread doesn't mean you're not a lame retread." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 13, 2014
A- 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Finally, a summer movie. Edge of Tomorrow is an engaging and exciting sci-fi film that has a lot of fun with its premise." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 6, 2014
C- 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " I, Frankenstein leaves itself open to be franchised, but the chances of that happening are equal to Eckhart putting this film at the top of his resume." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jun 3, 2014
B+ 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " MacFarlane knows his audience and A Million Ways to Die in the West is one of the funniest films of the year - provided you're a member of his audience." — FromTheBalcony
Posted May 30, 2014
C- 18% Ride Along (2014) " Director Tim Story puts a competent visual polish on Ride Along, but it's simply not funny or action-packed enough to warrant a recommendation." — FromTheBalcony
Posted May 28, 2014
C- 14% Blended (2014) " Adam Sandler, reigning king of the Filmed Vacation, is back for another luxurious trip short on belly laughs and long on gooey sentimentality and familiar slapstick." — FromTheBalcony
Posted May 22, 2014
D 73% Godzilla (2014) " Key components missing: a point, a sense of awe, serviceable acting, and fun." — FromTheBalcony
Posted May 16, 2014
B+ 73% Neighbors (2014) " Neighbors is the funniest film of 2014 to this point." — FromTheBalcony
Posted May 9, 2014
B- 62% Draft Day (2014) " Draft Day is a passable sports drama for those interested in the behind-the-scenes hi-jinks of the title event. For everyone else, there's not much to see." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Apr 11, 2014
D 20% Sabotage (2014) " You know fun? Think the exact opposite of that and you'll be in the right mindset for Sabotage." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Mar 27, 2014
C- 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " It piles on the beheadings, throat slashings, and impalements to near-unprecedented levels. No sign of brains, however." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Mar 7, 2014
C+ 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Non-Stop features such a brilliant set-up that you spend most of the film wondering if it can pay it off. The answer is no." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 28, 2014
B- 29% Pompeii (2014) " Pompeii may have razor-thin characters and the least-convincing romance of the past few years, but one thing it is not is boring." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 21, 2014
C- 48% RoboCop (2014) " A generic, factory-sealed action film that is actually more interesting before Alex Murphy makes his transformation to RoboCop." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 12, 2014
A 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " This is a high-energy, smart, and surprisingly touching family film that truly delivers something for everyone - and maybe even more so for adults." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 7, 2014
C- 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " A dreary and largely uninteresting film about events that shouldn't be dreary and uninteresting." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 7, 2014
45% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) " You let one-man shows do their act, and Carrey's entrance to Hollywood is still a fun ride." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Feb 4, 2014
D+ 33% Labor Day (2014) " If you like bizarre, confusing tonal shifts wrapped around a sloppy, never-believable-for-a-minute story, look no further than Labor Day." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 31, 2014
B+ 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " A lean, old-school espionage thriller that never tries to be more than it is, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a very pleasant surprise." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 17, 2014
D 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " It's difficult to even discern what the appeal is, but if you like choppy action sequences, hammy acting, and are completely bored out of your skull...no, I can't even recommend it then." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 10, 2014
A 94% Her (2013) " Her is a gorgeous creation, and one of 2013's finest films." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 10, 2014
C+ 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " It's a pretty by-the-numbers war flick that does itself a disservice with its spoiler-ridden title." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Jan 10, 2014
F 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " ...a thoroughly detestable piece of gutter trash masquerading as some kind of abstract piece of pop art." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 31, 2013
A 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " It's a sweaty-palmed, relentless thriller - and a damned good one." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 30, 2013
A- 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " As a retelling of Belfort's rise to power and influence, The Wolf of Wall Street is as electric as any movie in years." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 24, 2013
B 29% Grudge Match (2013) " Thanks to a stellar cast and some great one-liners, Grudge Match is a funny, albeit completely disposable, time at the movies." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 23, 2013
B+ 93% Fruitvale Station (2013) " As a biographical drama Fruitvale Station works, though you're not going to pick up anything about the actual shooting that you don't already know." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 17, 2013
B+ 92% Nebraska (2013) " Nebraska is gentle, heartfelt, and strikes an emotional chord that falls right in line with director Alexander Payne's other recent works." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 16, 2013
B+ 80% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Saving Mr. Banks makes you want to go back and revisit Mary Poppins, and that in itself is the highest compliment one can pay the film." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 13, 2013
B 93% American Hustle (2013) " With a tighter plot and more consistent tone, American Hustle could have had a shot at greatness." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 13, 2013
B- 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " As a biography about a man going through a very new, very scary disease and his will to help others, Dallas Buyers Club is a good, not great, effort." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 6, 2013
A- 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " 12 Years a Slave is an authentic, stunning, and moving work about the darkest reaches of American history." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 4, 2013
B+ 89% Frozen (2013) " It won't get any bonus points for breaking new ground, but it does for being very entertaining." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 3, 2013
C 93% All Is Lost (2013) " All Is Lost should have been a movie that has you thinking for days; instead it ends with a brief sigh of relief and a shrug." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Dec 1, 2013
A 97% Gravity (2013) " With Hollywood recycling and "rebooting" the same stories and sights more than ever, Gravity stands out as a spectacle not to be missed." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 27, 2013
B+ 84% Good Ol' Freda (2013) " Kelly is what makes Good Ol' Freda such an involving film when it covers otherwise well-traveled Beatles lore." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 19, 2013
A 96% The Fugitive (1993) " In many ways The Fugitive represents the pinnacle of a genre not much in style any more: the suspense/action picture." — FromTheBalcony
Posted Nov 19, 2013
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