Carson Lund

Carson Lund

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Carson Lund's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix, Slant Magazine

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Animals (2015) "It sticks firmly to a Kerouac-lite immersion into young love rather than a more provocative portrait of the hazards inherent to modern urban life. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 11, 2015
1/4 67% The Dead Lands (2015) "A phony collection of storytelling clichés held under the banner of archetype and lent a modicum of weight by the splendor of the landscape. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 12, 2015
2/4 30% Cut Bank (2015) "If the film is meant only as a pulpy genre exercise, Matt Shakman's competence in various modes actually works to strip it of any sense of coherent vision. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2015
2/4 27% Marfa Girl (2015) "The film finds the actors' performance deficiencies functioning less as signs of authentic teenage behavior than as an incompetent carrier of plot. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2015
No Score Yet Limbo "Though short on concrete details, the film's evocation of late adolescence is rich in emotional texture and geographic specificity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2015
No Score Yet A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) "Those familiar with Les Blank's malleable approach to documentary production will recognize that energy in its nascent form. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2015
No Score Yet The Boy (2016) "By the time the film goes out in a blazing inferno of hell-raising loneliness and tops itself off with the best final line-to-credit song combo since Killer Joe, The Boy has reached a point of stupid fun. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2015
64% The Nightmare "The Nightmare exhausts whatever built-in intrigue it has by at least the third or fourth more-or-less identical retelling. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet La creazione di significato (The Creation of Meaning) "The film views the meaning-making process as something malleable and dependent on perspective. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2015
2.5 61% Run All Night (2015) "This time around, in spotlighting Liam Neeson's fatigued charisma, Jaume Collet-Serra's formidable filmmaking chops have plateaued. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Ethan Hawke's concentration on Seymour Bernstein isn't a betrayal of his own ego massaging, but rather an attempt to have a genuine soul-bearing conversation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2015
1.5/4 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "For all the thematic emphasis the script ultimately places on the allegedly thick bonds among these men, it's surprising how often they communicate solely through exposition. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2015
2/4 70% Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2015) "Its lack of dramatic specificity places it in a precarious middle ground between exacting character study and ethereal parable. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2015
.5/4 21% Old Fashioned (2015) "Any masochistic joy that can be derived from watching the film owes to seeing it take its bullheaded conceit to its logical, artless extreme. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
3/4 100% Giuseppe Makes A Movie (2014) "Adam Rifkin's documentary convincingly portrays the sense of community fostered by Giuseppe Andrews's crazed passion. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2015
1.5/4 67% It's All So Quiet (2015) "There's literally no way to miss the memo that It's All So Quiet is about dealing with the encroachment of death, as it's there in every scene. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/4 54% Pioneer (2014) "Its greatest asset, and another trait it shares with Mann and Fincher's work, is a careful attention toward the particulars of its milieu in a way that doesn't call attention to those period touches. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2014
3/4 94% Bad Hair (2014) "The narrative works through the many contradictions brewing inside its main character in the wake of his personal actualization without ever feeling like a dramatic checklist. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2014
2/4 25% Wolves (2014) "The cinematographic approach of the film suggests some unholy hybrid of the aesthetic and genre indulgences of Michael Bay and the hyper-literalist plot construction of Christopher Nolan. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2014
1.5/4 40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater (2014) "Of greatest damage to the doc's coherence is its wholehearted belief that its subjects are offering firsthand reports worth hearing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2014
3/4 94% The Heart Machine (2014) "It showcases a genuine fascination with the mind/body split engendered by Skyping, online dating, and constant app usage through a plot that doesn't fuel itself on received wisdom. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2.5/4 93% Diplomacy (2014) "The film isn't really fooling anyone into feeling doom-laden suspense (Paris, after all, is still standing), but the principal performers sell the momentousness of the drama. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
1.5/4 80% Fort Bliss (2014) "The complicated psychological realities of army personnel require a tougher directorial treatment than the maudlin melodrama presented here. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 86% La Sapienza (2015) "Eugène Green's mannered direction doesn't work for every situation it's homogenously applied to, but at its most effective it inspires an enhanced sensitivity to the import of every gesture, visual or verbal. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3.5/4 73% Fedora (1978) "The offhand jabs at the dissolution of orthodox craftsmanship in 1970s cinema are overwhelmed by a deeper core of autocritique played out in the film's downward trajectory. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2014
1/4 11% The Damned (2014) "From its first draw of blood onward, it bolts down a foreseeable slasher-movie trajectory, laying on thick the dramatic irony while constantly inventing new reasons to punish its characters for old iniquities. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet Mr. X "For a life beyond mere DVD supplementary material, the film could use a dose of rigor to balance out its steady stream of congratulatory pit stops. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2014
1/4 13% Louder Than Words (2014) "Never once does it project an intuitive understanding of how humans would behave or react in the midst of such a shattering misfortune. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2014
2/4 95% Gabrielle (2014) "Writer-director Louise Archambault's neatly affirmative denouement is at odds with the more uncertain reality occurring at the edges of the film's drama. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2.5/4 80% Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) "The lasting impact is of a restless soul whose showbiz drive is genuine. " ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 22, 2011
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