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Chuck Bowen

Chuck Bowen

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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
2/4 No Score Yet Standoff (2016) "Standoff isn't quite inspired, but it coasts on unexpected modesty of professionalism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2016
4/4 No Score Yet 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
83% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 2 "The ultimate highlight of "Founder's Mutation" is its conclusion, a Mulder fantasy to complement Scully's. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2016
61% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 1 "What's missing are the grace notes and the sense of play that one might associate with a script written by Darin Morgan, James Wong, and Glen Morgan, or Vince Gilligan, among others. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2016
2.5/4 77% Southbound (2016) "Southbound is yet another contemporary horror film that belongs to seemingly every era but its own. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2016
3/4 98% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Every moment in writer-director Grímur Hákonarson's strange and wonderful film is imbued with mystery and revealing dignity. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet Everybody's Fine (Yi qie dou hao) (2016) "It joins its American cousin in the scrapheap of family dramedies that no one watches, unless by default out of boredom on TBS or TNT. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2016
1.5/4 41% Synchronicity (2016) "The film has the emotional fatuousness of uncertain softcore erotica. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 19, 2016
1/4 30% Mojave (2016) "With the film, director William Monahan offers audiences a bundle of fetishes dressed up as an existentialist thriller about the class system. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2016
3/4 72% Billions: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series is a lurid, textured soap opera with an understanding of finance as a rarefied ecosystem that rules unto itself at the cost of most everyone else. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2016
1.5/4 43% Intruders (2016) "The film ultimately boils down to people bludgeoning one another in unimaginative close-ups. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2016
2.5/4 42% Moonwalkers (2016) "Chummy, often amusing slapstick goofiness merges with hard, jarring violence. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2016
3/4 86% Sweaty Betty (2016) "Sweaty Betty is a reminder that poetry comes in all shapes and sizes, and that art ultimately dictates its own terms. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2016
1/4 18% Diablo (2016) "It inelegantly attempts to infuse a standard revenge western with the gravitas of a war veteran's coming-home odyssey. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2016
4/4 97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) "In Chimes at Midnight, Orson Welles is at the height of his powers while reveling in the poetic force of Falstaff's weakness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Anomalisa's highpoint is one of the most remarkably moving sex scenes in all of American cinema, and the irony of it involving bland puppets is hardly lost on Kaufman and Johnson. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2015
2/4 58% Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015) "Too much of Noma is composed of gorgeous pillow shots, which grow static and fussy, appearing to exist almost apart from the subject matter. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/4 79% Luther: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "There's still something distinctive about Luther and its mix of the chic and the gross. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Body "The filmmakers exhibit no interest in watching the story's central wolves wiggle out of the trap they've potentially set for themselves. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2015
2.5/4 70% Dementia (2015) "The film doesn't quite earn Gene Jones's performance, but it engenders considerable goodwill for allowing him to give it. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2015
2/4 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "Arlo is a collection of insecurities that have been calculatedly assembled so as to teach children the usual lessons about bravery, loyalty, and self-sufficiency. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "It grounds us so effectively in Joplin's emotional realm as to partially rekindle the social transcendence that her voice must have represented for its owner. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 22, 2015
2/4 50% #Horror (2015) "A blunt satire of the dehumanization inherent in social media that also gets off on said detachment. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2/4 47% Criminal Activities (2015) "The actors have the showmanship to chew the lurid, shopworn material up to bits, savoring it like a Royale with cheese. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3/4 60% Funny Bunny "Alison Bagnall and her talented leads appear to effortlessly achieve a tone that's tricky to sustain, one that abounds equally in absurdism and empathy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2015
2/4 23% Heist (2015) "Scott Mann's Heist gets by on chutzpah, growing more diverting with every ludicrous plot twist. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Barista (2015) "It captures the frustration and the longing of forever wanting more and better at the expense of casualness of being. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2015
1.5/4 No Score Yet Wrecker (2015) "Time and again, the filmmaker cuts the money shot meant to theoretically cap a sequence. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2015
2.5/4 76% Flowers (Loreak) (2015) "Everyone heals, or doesn't heal, on cue, and the initial pathos of the narrative is dulled by the architecture of its through lines. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2015
2.5/4 13% Asthma (2015) "Asthma inevitably becomes another film about a man airing out his traumas and hitting all the requisite marks on his path to healing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2015
2.5/4 88% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "One wishes that S. Craig Zahler had more explicitly faced the cultural demons lingering within his premise, attempting to exorcise them. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2015
.5/4 No Score Yet Jason And Shirley "Stephen Winter's film doesn't earn the gall it evinces by pissing on Shirley Clarke's masterpiece. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2015
3/4 100% Meadowland (2015) "Both Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson understand the greatest pain of loss to be rooted in its searing inexpressibility. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2015
2/4 32% Knock Knock (2015) "There's satiric potential here, but Eli Roth's sense of humor abandons him when his hero isn't about to get down with the get down. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2015
2/4 81% Victoria (2015) "One can chart the very moment that Victoria's existence slips out of the routine into the nightmarish, and there's no escape by temporal omission. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 7, 2015
2.5/4 59% Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) "The film doesn't add up to much, but it's a diverting tour of Takashi Miike's anything-goes, splatter-paint sensibility. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 56% Partisan (2015) "Ariel Kleiman fashions an erotic atmosphere of dusty sensuality that complicates our judgement of this world, but he takes shortcuts. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2015
2.5/4 88% Deathgasm (2015) "Director Jason Lei Howden has a flair for punchlines that are funny for reasons that are essentially impossible to describe. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2015
3/4 88% Experimenter (2015) "Aesthetically, the film cunningly suggests life that exists solely within an academic experiment, closed off from chaos that isn't manufactured. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2015
2.5/4 38% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Player is pulp trash with an admirable sense of its own disposability. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2015
2/4 68% The Keeping Room (2015) "Director Daniel Barber uses a bleak and unresolved portion of American history to justify indulging typical genre-film nihilism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2015
1/4 7% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Rosewood is so generic it does a loop-de-loop all the way through inadvertent self-parody, landing back on mere mediocrity again. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 43% Cooties (2015) "It makes an occasionally spirited pretense of injecting the tensions of the United States's educational system into a familiar zombie-siege scenario. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2015
3/4 92% Prophet's Prey (2015) "One watches the film with an escalating sense of disbelief and horror, as Warren Jeffs is steadily revealed to be an even greater monster than we initially take him for. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3.5/4 93% Coming Home (2015) "Coming Home is a film in which everyone's dreams are irrevocably broken, the pieces too small to grasp, let alone pick up. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2015
1.5/4 25% Before We Go (2015) "The setup is so familiar that frustration sets in before the title has barely faded from view. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2015
.5/4 36% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) "Slacker and even less involving than the similarly terrible global kill-fest Last Knights, but easier to watch for the inadvertent camp value of two of the prominent performances. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2015
2/4 72% When Animals Dream (2015) "The film is one long funereal slog in which the main character discovers something about herself that's almost immediately apparent. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2015
4/4 91% Queen of Earth (2015) "Every beautiful, resonant image in writer-director Alex Ross Perry's film is fraught with neurotic, diaphanous riddles. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2015
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