Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Chuck Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% It Follows (2015) "If the kids think this is the scariest thing ever, then so be it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
No Score Yet We Are Kings (2014) "We Are Kings is that rare thing: a film about musicians where you actually look forward to the next song. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2015
45% Comet (2014) "Esmail frames his lovers against landscapes that are richly textured and swooningly romantic, but they prove unworthy of the fuss. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
100% Flamenco, Flamenco "A viewer may not connect, emotionally, with every number, and may even dislike a few, but that, too, the film suggests, is the nature of flamenco. We bring to it whoever we are in the given moment. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2014
96% Housebound (2014) "Hard to categorize -- horror-comedy? mystery-thriller? -- but lots of fun to watch. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014
67% Algorithms (2014) "Three visually impaired teenage boys from India who play chess at the championship level are the subject of this slow-moving yet soulful documentary. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014
45% The Houses October Built (2014) "The scary Halloween house at your local amusement park is child's play compared to the "extreme haunts" that fill this uneven but intriguing found-footage horror flick. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 7, 2014
90% For Those In Peril (2014) "The film's finale is wild and daring and so perfectly executed that it marks Wright as one of the film year's most audacious new voices. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2014
80% The Little Bedroom (2014) "Decades apart in age, Caille and Bouquet both exemplify artful restraint - deciphering their tiniest gesture is a deeply rewarding experience. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "Its heart lies in the noirish past of both movies and literature. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2014
0% The Prince (2014) "If filmmakers were put on trial for hackery, a good prosecutor might ask director Miller why The Prince contains no discernible prince but does feature a closing-credit shout-out to "Prince Yoohanhwesa." " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
7% Are You Here (2014) "Writer-director Matthew Weiner, creator of the magnificent Mad Men, has made a feature film - theoretically a comedy - that's just shy of terrible. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2014
17% Jersey Shore Massacre (2014) "Watching the hopelessly vapid get taken out, one by one, has never been more depressing. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2014
19% Very Good Girls (2014) "Very Good Girls is a film one wants to like but can't. It just doesn't work. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 22, 2014
60% Hellion (2014) "Hellion offers Paul his most adult screen role so far, and he's very fine, but the movie belongs to Wiggins, a newcomer whose innate gifts are a perfect echo of Paul's. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014
89% Test (2014) "Six years after his debut feature, The New Twenty, writer-director Chris Mason Johnson returns with a film that's less polished but braver. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014
83% Sol LeWitt (2014) "Teerink paints a portrait of an intensely modest man who relished the idea of other artists carrying out his ideas, and, in the process, extending a given idea further than he himself had imagined. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 6, 2014
95% Ran (1985) "Less a director's return to form than an essay in solipsism and self-pity run amok. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2014
61% 13 Sins (2014) "Stamm brings such a deft touch to these tonal transitions that it's hard to believe he directed the dreadful 2010 hit The Last Exorcism. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2014
77% Watermark (2014) "Watermark is a documentary filled with images both beautiful and wrenching, yet the film as a whole is a disappointment. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 1, 2014
84% It Felt Like Love (2014) "In her pitch-perfect feature film debut, writer-director Eliza Hittman explores the terrible uncertainties of adolescence, and in the process reclaims the word "girls" for its rightful owners. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
65% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014) "A compelling but ultimately unsatisfying film. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 11, 2014
9% Dark House (2014) "Dark House is one nutty horror movie, but what's crazier still is how well it works - until it doesn't. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 11, 2014
97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) "The film's gorgeous, hand-drawn animation is as lovingly detailed as the drawings a girl mouse named Celestine is secretly making about an imaginary mouse and bear friendship. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2014
55% Nurse (2014) "If the onscreen serial killer isn't having fun, how can we? " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 10, 2014
100% The Great Flood (2014) "Destined for a long life in museums and history classes alike, this is cinema as art, and a classic. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 31, 2014
18% Devil's Due (2014) "Devlin's script tips its hand so early on that Devil's Due lumbers toward a woefully flat, predictable ending, and the unwelcome promise of something truly demonic - sequels. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 17, 2014
45% Raze (2014) "Girl fight! If that phrase makes your pulse quicken, Raze may be the movie for you. Or, it may cure you forever of the desire to see women growl, bite, and brawl. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 7, 2014
48% Some Velvet Morning (2013) "Although the film's final twist undercuts all that has come before, Some Velvet Morning is provocation of the most artful kind. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 10, 2013
100% Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (2013) "In this entertaining documentary, the coolest kids in town sing the praises of cartoonist Gahan Wilson, whose work is a brilliant fusion of the personal and the political. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 19, 2013
64% Geography Club (2013) "Handles serious issues with a light touch, and should resonate with adolescents. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 12, 2013
84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) "To use a phrase from the film, The Armstrong Lie is a "myth-buster." It's wholly necessary, brilliantly executed, and a complete bummer. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2013
No Score Yet Billy & Buddy (2013) "The filmmakers do find a clever way to incorporate Roba's original Boule et Bill art into the plot, yet any one of those classic doodles has more vibrancy than this unappealing adaptation. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2013
No Score Yet Immigrant (2013) "So melodramatic and relentlessly grim that any passion [Shurchin] feels for the material isn't reflected onscreen. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2013
No Score Yet Bridging The Gap (2013) "Bridging the Gap is gorgeous and weird. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2013
29% Hellbenders (2013) "Aided by capable if unnecessary 3D effects, Petty displays a flair for staging violent action, but he's trapped inside a broad comic set-up that doesn't mesh with the story's innate meanness. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2013
58% Pulling Strings (2013) "This bilingual romantic comedy is overly long and has a paper-thin plot, but it's too sweet-natured to dislike. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 3, 2013
61% The Summit (2013) "It's a noble effort, but by wading into the murky waters of who acted heroically, and who, perhaps, did not, Ryan loses touch with the mountain itself ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 1, 2013
68% Haute Cuisine (2013) "Writer-director Christian Vincent and co-writer Étienne Comar, aided by Frot's quiet intensity, imbue Hortense's quest to pull off culinary miracles with an urgency that's almost absurdly compelling, and all the more entertaining for it. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2013
No Score Yet Dead Before Dawn 3D (2013) "Overlong but amusing ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2013
No Score Yet Wampler's Ascent (2013) "A stirring film that's part documentary, and part promotional tool. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 27, 2013
79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) "Lowery isn't a Malick and he's certainly no Kazan, but he's his own man, and a filmmaker to watch. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 13, 2013
93% This Is Martin Bonner (2013) "By calling on his leads to underplay nearly every moment, Hartigan calls into question our deeply ingrained instinct, as moviegoers, to witness a steady parade of amped-up emotions. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 13, 2013
70% Terraferma (2013) "It's all very predictable, very Hollywood. Storytelling cliché, it would seem, knows no borders. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2013
63% The Rise (Wasteland) (2013) "Athale has a flair for guy-pal banter; here, the talk is funny and profane, silly and profound, often in the same breath. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2013
93% Still Mine (2013) "[A] pitch-perfect, deeply affecting film ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 10, 2013
25% Absence (2013) "There are many things absent from this found-footage horror movie, including suspense, logic, and originality. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 2, 2013
22% Rapture-Palooza (2013) "Should please those who own Shaun of the Dead on Blu-ray, and can quote one-liners from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the novel, not the film). " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 4, 2013
No Score Yet From The Head (2013) "A remarkably assured debut. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 31, 2013
26% Erased (2013) "A thriller whose storytelling ingredients are so familiar that one could watch it with the sound off and still know what's going on. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 14, 2013
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