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Chuck Bowen

Chuck Bowen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Chuck Bowen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 7% Ma ma (2016) "Julio Medem's film has enough hanky-courting plot mechanics for three remakes of Beaches. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 23, 2016
2.5/4 74% The Ones Below (2016) "Even the film's lapses inform it with a free-associative sense of portent, evoking the stupid things we inexplicably do in our most personal nightmares. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 20, 2016
2/4 91% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Preacher values unoriginal attitude at the expense of plot, theme, and character, yielding a series in which stuff merely happens. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 17, 2016
3/4 96% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) "Steve Hoover's documentary affords one an unusually intimate glance at the collapsed infrastructure of the former Soviet Union. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 16, 2016
1/4 5% The Darkness (2016) "This enterprise is so listless that one can't even work up a proper head of self-righteous steam over the spooky Native American clichés that drive the plot. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 13, 2016
2.5/4 54% The Trust (2016) "Throughout Alex and Benjamin Brewer's film, Nicolas Cage holds the screen with his distinct timing and expressive force of being. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 10, 2016
3/4 71% What We Become (Sorgenfri) (2016) "When Bo Mikkelsen springs his traditional yet cathartic climax, it's earned because the violence matters truly as violation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 9, 2016
2/4 36% Bite (2016) "Chad Archibald doesn't quite land Bite's transition over from claustrophobic character study into full-blown monster movie. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 2, 2016
.5/4 0% The Offering (2016) "It inspires retrospective gratitude for the empty yet slick craftsmanship of someone like James Wan. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 1, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Maron: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Maron is clearly exhilarated by its hero's fall, as if saying, "Well, we're here now, there's nothing left to fear." " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1.5/4 13% Special Correspondents (2016) "Ricky Gervais's film hopscotches through a variety of premises, looking for jokes that never arrive. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2016
81% Viktoria (2016) "The disconnection between the various characters is so immediately accepted as such a foregone conclusion that nothing ever seems to be at stake. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2016
2/4 63% High-Rise (2016) "The film's notion of a caste system is crudely reductive in the manner of a routine future-shock thriller. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/4 95% Horace and Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series feels like a catharsis for its creator, an announcement of some yet-to-be-defined transition in Louis C.K.'s art-making. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2016
2/4 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "The film is taken with comfy gags that celebrate these men's ownership of pop culture, filtering them through a lens of unrevealing caricature. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2016
2.5/4 74% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "An admirably bizarre and beautiful genre mixtape, but Anders Thomas Jensen's empathy for his characters gradually impedes his imagination. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2016
No Score Yet Rebirth "Karl Mueller convincingly posits freedom as being elusive because it's essentially a violation of human nature. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2016
2.5/4 80% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "Eventually, Matteo Garrone's self-consciously patchwork, one-thing-after-another structure wears thin. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2016
100% Keep Quiet "The filmmakers astutely reveal how a culture can eat another alive and somehow live with itself. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2016
2.5/4 92% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The Night Manager goes down easy as a glamorous procedural, but its conventionality grows narcotizing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2016
4/4 81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Girlfriend Experience's chic, streamlined aesthetic cumulatively boasts an impression of metallic coldness that's both frightening and intensely attractive. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/4 88% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016) "Álex de la Iglesia's film is an explosion of kitsch, an intensely formalized mixture of farce and tragedy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2016
3/4 21% An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté) "Denys Arcand fashions a commandingly leisurely pace that allows us to follow these people who walk a tightrope separating ecstasy from misery. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/4 85% The Last Panthers: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Last Panthers pressures one to like it with its power of prestige. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 71% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) "Jerzy Skolimowski's formal control over the material is so masterful that the textual particulars are revealed to be beside the point. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2016
2.5/4 40% Mr. Right (2016) "It has a bouncy sense of lunacy, wearing its derivative junkiness on its sleeve with surprising lightness of authority. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2016
2/4 68% Darling (2016) "The film's aesthetic is striking, but feels almost intangibly derivative, most obviously suggesting an austere cover of Repulsion. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2016
3.5/4 94% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) "The director's greatest asset, though, is Lindon's sad, weathered, haunted face, which invests the film with omniscient heartache, offering evidence of the sense of self that's lost in the bureaucratic labyrinth that many of us call home. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2016
2/4 16% The Girl In The Photographs (2016) "The film is ultimately devoted to formula, as Nick Simon discards his jumbled meta-media conceit at around the halfway mark. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2016
1.5/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Writer-director Robert Budreau strip-mines the life of an amazing musician for the purpose of mounting yet another comeback story. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2016
2/4 54% The Program (2016) "The Program is flashier and more self-conscious than many biopics, but it's ultimately just as hollow. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2016
2.5/4 94% The Little Prince "As preachy and repetitive as The Little Prince can be, it offers enough moments of poetry to keep it flirting with greatness, or at least goodness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2016
3.5/4 92% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) "Everything in the film is understood to be a subsumed sex act, with actual sex serving as a contextualizing catharsis. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2016
2/4 80% Evolution "The film interprets itself, offering an essay on rape and gender fluidity that locks us out of the cognitive process of digesting it. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2016
2/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "The legacy of Syd Field's screenwriting manual hangs over 10 Cloverfield Lane, as it does all of Abrams's productions, which never even accidentally cast a whiff of subtext or authorial personality. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3.5/4 100% Demon "Once the wedding begins, director Wrona springs a dazzling variety of set pieces of exponentially intensifying strangeness and sadness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/4 0% Backgammon (2016) "The imagery fails to express either the characters' or the filmmakers' obsessions or synchronicities. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2016
2.5/4 50% Lolo (2016) "A curiously unsentimental director of romantic comedies, Julie Delpy sees romance for the work that it primarily is. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2016
2/4 40% Flaked: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If Flaked acknowledged its superficiality, it might have the makings of a bracingly sexy and modern romantic comedy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2016
3/4 86% Hap and Leonard: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The actors are charismatic enough to compensate for the self-consciousness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2.5/4 62% Ava's Possessions (2016) "Jordan Galland confidently perches the film right on the razor's edge separating absurdist comedy from horror. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2016
2.5/4 15% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) "It has an appealingly inventive, unruly genre party streak running down its figurative back. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2016
32% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 6 "Despite its uncertainties, "My Struggle II" fulfills this season's promise by bringing The X-Files into the 21st century, revealing paranoia, which isn't always paranoia, to be timeless. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/4 100% King Georges (2016) "Erika Frankel's documentary is finally revealed to be a story of prolonged adjustment to retirement, and a poignant illustration of sublimated redemption. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2016
69% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 5 "The final few minutes, in particular, might be a new low point for The X-Files. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2016
1/4 0% Cabin Fever (2016) "Travis Zariwny predictably scrubs all the edges and eccentricities down, however, fashioning another impersonally polished cover jam. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Vinyl is a fictional exploration of an exciting time in American music that's encased in nostalgia masquerading as daring. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 50% Standoff (2016) "Standoff isn't quite inspired, but it coasts on unexpected modesty of professionalism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2016
4/4 96% Better Call Saul: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The series is so casually beautiful as to risk being taken for granted. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 8, 2016
100% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 3 "Almost every line of dialogue is a zinger, and nine out of 10 hit their intended bullseye. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2016
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