George Wu

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

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culturevulture.net , rec.arts.movies.reviews , Senses of Cinema
Total Reviews:
115

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " There have been many films about the confusion of adolescence and the difficulty of coming out...but he makes the material fresh by understating the subtext while concentrating on the immediate experiences of the characters." — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2014
93% The Past (2013) " Any short-term illusion of being in charge is at the cost of long-term trust and fidelity. The Past stands as a resonate warning to this vicious cycle." — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2014
69% Visitors (2014) " Godfrey has said he wants Visitors to be about texture, not text, but it actually feels like the most cerebral of his films and not in a good way, but rather in an overdetermined didactic way. " — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2014
89% The Descendants (2011) " Even as Payne's weakest film, The Descendants is still worth seeing" — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 18, 2011
84% The Tree of Life (2011) " The Tree of Life is one of those few films that comes along once in a decade with artistic aspirations so enormous, it stands like a giant towering over the movies around it." — culturevulture.net
Posted May 30, 2011
77% Thor (2011) " Thor gets by on humor and on the performances of Hemsworth, Hiddleston, and Dennings ... " — culturevulture.net
Posted May 18, 2011
72% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) " Noe's style is near-experimental, which is often not a good thing, but even worse, the content is simplistic and monotonous." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 1, 2010
96% The Social Network (2010) " ... it's flashy as hell given its subject matter. It also doesn't hurt that it's pretty good." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 1, 2010
89% Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009) " The drama tends to be pitched over the top %u2026 Before, Woo could pull off such extremes because he did it in an operatic fashion of gonzo emotion, but here it often comes off as inadvertently hokey." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 12, 2009
73% Tokyo! (2008) " Tokyo!, in lineage with (the yes, middling) New York Stories, however actually manages the exceedingly rare accomplishment of getting all three of its episodes right." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 11, 2009
94% My Winnipeg (2007) " ... no one else out there makes movies like this, and it has enough highlights that Guy Maddin fans should still seek it out." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 9, 2008
59% Les Chansons d'Amour (Love Songs) (2008) " ... writer-director Christophe Honoré ... fashions a 14-song musical about love and loss." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 27, 2008
70% The Duchess of Langeais (Ne Touchez Pas La Hache)(Don't Touch the Axe) (2007) " Rivette tells the story at a length any other filmmaker would have halved." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 2, 2008
67% Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon (Romance of Astrea and Celadon) (2008) " Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon" — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 17, 2007
96% 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) " This year's Palme d'Or winner, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, makes it's U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival" — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 17, 2007
93% Secret Sunshine (2010) " Can a movie traumatize you in a good way?" — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 17, 2007
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) " Devil possesses a dramatic power akin to watching a big train wreck, but it's an elaborate Rube Goldberg device with no real heart at its center." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 15, 2007
100% Out 1, Noli Me Tangere " What one can say after the experience is that there is nothing else quite like it in all of cinema." — culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 11, 2007
86% Paris Je T'aime (2007) " While too fleeting in grace to be a great movie, Paris Je T'aime does however reward the hope offered with this prestigious cast and crew." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 23, 2007
48% Exterminating Angels (Les Anges Exterminateurs) (2007) " If the movie was meant to render sympathy to Brisseau, it only reinforces how monstrously repugnant he is. The audacity to suggest his complete innocence makes the whole thing seem like black comedy, only the core sentiment is not funny." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007
58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) " Agree or disagree, this is a work so bold and provocative and distinctive that it demands to be seen." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007
66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) " Every stone, every piece of fabric, every pushed-up bosom is fetishized to ludicrous extremes. Zhang apparently wants to dazzle the eyes with the visuals, but Curse is one of the gaudiest looking movies ever made." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007
81% Fong juk (Exiled) (2006) " Exiled is compromised by the feeling one gets that Johnnie To has been watching too many westerns." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007
93% Gwoemul (The Host) (2007) " Boon shows that he has the film grammar of a Spielberg in how well he conveys his story cinematically... Boon will go places that Spielberg won't though." — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007
72% Inland Empire (2006) " It feels Lynchian to the point of self-parody." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 28, 2006
96% Triad Election (Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai) (2007) " Triad Election lacks the emotional punch or aesthetic dazzle to take it up a notch." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 16, 2006
47% Azumi (2003) " It's a B-movie through and through and its indulgences come from loving the genre too much, not bracketing it with postmodern quotation marks." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 27, 2006
72% Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes) (2006) " 'Russian Dolls' is not an intellectually cohesive movie, but it's so much exuberant fun, it doesn't matter" — culturevulture.net
Posted May 9, 2006
84% 13 Tzameti (2005) " Shot in black and white, '13' maintains a strong disconsolate tone, one in which the world feels barren and uncaring." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 10, 2006
46% Battle in Heaven (Batalla en el cielo) (2006) " Will one day make its mark in the film canon as the singular film experience it is" — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2006
84% King Kong (2005) " Every scene in the new 'King Kong' strains to be the biggest, most pulverizing, in-your-face spectacle that you've ever experienced." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 18, 2005
86% Zui hao de shi guang (Three Times) (2005) " Hou captures that new couple exuberance in a way few films have, and the climatic moment here is as magical as they come." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 4, 2005
51% Manderlay (2006) " [Von Trier] has imbued the material with enough dramatic power and relevance that despite its many flaws, it is still essential viewing." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 2, 2005
74% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) " The flashiest, funniest, and most baroque of the "Vengeance Trilogy." It is also the most simpleminded and, despite that, eventually the most muddled." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 30, 2005
86% L'Enfant (The Child) (2006) " Does not present any convincing evidence that Bruno is either so dense or so uncaring as to be remotely capable of selling his son on a whim" — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 23, 2005
53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) " The movie's violence is used to explore the ties of family, both by blood and by bonds of personal history." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 28, 2005
89% Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok) (2003) " A great opening and...a visceral, heartbreaking ending" — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 21, 2005
90% My Summer of Love (2004) " Pavlikovsky ends up falsifying everything his style was working so effectively to create, and only because he ultimately chose content over style." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 28, 2005
90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) " Chow's best all-around achievement, meshing a coherent story, character arcs..., and technical depth." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 16, 2005
70% Torremolinos 73 (2005) " Berger straddles the cartoonish and the naturalistic with mixed results." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 15, 2005
80% Oldboy (2005) " Works best as a thrilling ride, a genre piece, not as a movie to gain insight into the human experience" — culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 24, 2005
86% Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) (2005) " The only reason to see it is for the action. In that arena, on a scale from 1 to 10, it's a 20. " — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 17, 2005
88% House of Flying Daggers (2004) " It's hard to take it as anything but unintended camp." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 2, 2004
88% Bad Education (La Mala educación) (2004) " An hour in, everything in the movie is upended in a way that is not so much difficult to swallow as simply out of left field." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 23, 2004
97% The Incredibles (2004) " Provides all the wonder and excitement to be wrought from the superhero genre while making fun of itself in gut-busting ways. " — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 16, 2004
96% Sideways (2004) " Payne has an eye for making the mundane remarkable through specificity of details" — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 20, 2004
45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) " The plot contrivances on display are so silly that the theme is hard to take seriously on any rational level." — culturevulture.net
Posted May 30, 2004
54% Troy (2004) " Despite the spectacle of war with which Warner Brothers hopes to entice audiences, Troy is essentially an anti-war film." — culturevulture.net
Posted May 17, 2004
64% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) " Has a student film quality in its conception and realization" — culturevulture.net
Posted May 13, 2004
81% Hellboy (2004) " Deadpan humor combines with inventive action and real character development" — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 4, 2004
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