Thom Fowler

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Biography:
critic, journalist, novelist, bon-vivant, anarchist, revolutionary, ***. I've sold vintage clothes, taught English in high schools, wrote desperate poetry in a wine drenched haze, had my heart broken and repaired, hiked along majestic ridges, skated on the edge of sanity and foolishly cracked open the bitter sweet fruit of life.
Favorites:
Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure Xanadu
Publications:
eFilmCritic.com , Hollywood Bitchslap
Total Reviews:
137
Total QuickRatings:
45
Location:
San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, Mars

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) " Darryl Hannah practically steals the movie." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 16, 2004
4/5 71% The Last Days of Disco (1998) " The laconic end to Stillman's existential "trilogy" of films about the young urban bourgeoisie" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Nov 17, 2003
4/5 44% Luther (2003) " An inspiring, tightly focused, well-crafted film that tastefully reigns itself in from becoming an epic but pulls back too far on some subplots that could have been more developed." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Sep 26, 2003
4/5 94% Dirty Pretty Things (2003) " Stephen Frears turns nuanced, understated performances into an intensely pitched drama." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 28, 2003
4/5 63% Camp (2003) " The combination of sap, echoes of truth, and lots of razzle-dazzle, song-and-dance is lethal." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 25, 2003
4/5 84% Swimming Pool (2003) " Rampling and Sagnier drive a fiercely provocative film" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jun 20, 2003
3/5 46% Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) " Homo-erotic, swashbuckling, and magically adventurous" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 20, 2003
3/5 40% The Hard Word (2003) " "Honor among thieves" is the film's unspoken catchphrase and ideas like good and bad and right and wrong side of the law are less important than the bonds of love and friendship." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jun 11, 2003
3/5 50% The Heart of Me (2003) " Hum-drum melodrama with fabulous period details" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jun 7, 2003
3/5 76% Gladiator (2000) " Gladiator is a good, predictable and exciting adventure epic with all the classic elements of what drives a man in a macho, patriarchal culture." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 78% Get Real (1999) " An entertaining, saccharine sweet, English gay coming-out story told with depth and clarity." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
2/5 14% Flowers in the Attic (1987) " Aryan incestoids escape torture and neglect through murder and revenge and discover that keeping it in the family really is the best policy." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
5/5 44% Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within (2001) " Real time immersive reality may become more than just science fiction if processing speed and memory continues to get cheaper and more powerful and we are able to create images that look and move as realistically as this film." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 52% Fairy Tale - A True Story (1997) " Representative of the universal childhood, but also the historical childhood of western culture before the adult age of industry, civil engineering and planned growth where everything is now a chart or a graph or a grid or an algorithm and there certainly" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 18% Faces of Death (1999) " A compendium of grotesque and bizzare film clips documenting different aspects of ... Death. You'll be shocked, horrifed and amazed that any ever captured someof this footage or that any else sought it out and collected it." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 86% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) " Never do the film makers attempt to ridicule Tammy Faye or make this documentary one big winky-winky joke." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
43% Evolution (2001) " Creative special affects are the highlight of this B-Grade progeny of GHOSTBUSTERS." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 54% Everybody's Famous! (2001) " Everybody's Famous says that fame is a mask and at times its a ridiculous mask. After all, what does lurk in the depths of Kathy Lee's psyche?" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
5/5 62% Erleuchtung garantiert (Enlightenment Guaranteed) (1999) " Gorgeous! Two brothers discover Zen in spite of themselves." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 43% Electric Dreams (1984) " Beautiful people, a flimsy plot, an old idea but a surprisingly tight story structure and "The Song" (Electric Dreams Theme) by Culture Club." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 92% Election (1999) " List Price: $29.99 Price: $26.99 find out more information Surprisingly sophisticated and complex for what could have been a lighthearted rock driven lifestyle advertisement for the adolescent eMpTyV set." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
2/5 20% Down to Earth (2001) " Down to Earth tries to be too many things for too many people and ends up being like a pair of siamese twins that don't get along." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 91% Dinner Rush (2001) " A giant restaurant commercial in a sexy, old Manhatten kind of way" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 23, 2003
4/5 94% Dark Days (2000) " A sharply engaging and sympathetic portrait of some of Manhattan's dispossesed surviving in the most unlikely of circumstances." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
5/5 62% Dark Blue World (2001) " This Czech film is skillfully executed, superbly acted and avoids all the clichés of a war hero's story" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 68% Dancer in the Dark (2000) " Dancer won Bjork the Palm D'Or for being ultra-cool." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
3/5 45% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) " Tragically boring." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) " The tale looses a stitch now and again, but in all, its a solid, engaging, beautifully crafted film." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 63% Crazy/ Beautiful (2001) " Director John Stockwell really took the time to show authentic Angeleno Latino culture." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
5/5 —— Cosi (1997) " A tribute to art as the path of creative self-realization and expression of the inner forces at work in our psyche." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 81% Clueless (1995) " Supercute remake of Jane Austen's 'Emma'" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
3/5 45% The Cell (2000) " Stunning visuals. Fine as a concept film, even kind of arty and intriguing. But plot? no." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 52% Cecil B. Demented (2000) " Brilliant, self-indulgent, self-referential film. Pure Waters." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
1/5 62% Arlington Road (1999) " Crappy movie that runs all over the place, has no cohesion or thread and is punctuated with a series of not only improbable and unexpected, but completely illogical turns." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
5/5 93% Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) " The restored French Plantation scene gives the film the right counterpoise in its argument that the Viet Nam war was nothing more than administrative insanity played out on the world's stage." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 60% The Anniversary Party (2001) " The Anniversary Party is a great fantasy and I was actually a little bummed that I didn't have such a wonderful, accomplished, charming, vibrant, close knit group of friends." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
3/5 100% Heat (1972) " The Names, the lights, the utterly banal yet skewed lives of Los Angeles has beens and the mindlessly grating drama of their lives makes for a surprisingly good voyereustic time." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 55% An American Rhapsody (2001) " We are taken from a farm in Hungary and into a bizarro world of tract homes, hula hoops, ketchup and outright rebellion." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 14% American Outlaws (2001) " Lots of cute guys hanging out shirtless and being charming and witty while robbing banks and carrying on, God bless their hearts." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
5/5 88% American Beauty (1999) " We may finally see the last vestiges of post-war suburban consciousness thrown out the window." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 31% America's Sweethearts (2001) " In an art imitates life imitates art moment, Larry King, who plays himself, plays himself." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 —— All the Rage (1998) " Revealing and sometimes depressing look at the cost of shallowness in a gay man's life." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 43% All Over The Guy (2001) " Refreshingly honest in its wide portrayal of the larger picture of gay life" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
3/5 90% All of Me (1984) " A farcical comedy of errors with a genderbending twist." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
4/5 69% The Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix) (2001) " Experience and maturity come into play and this road trip movie takes us through those invisible gates we pass through when we know that was is no longer." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
3/5 —— Abba in Concert " Does Abba make you gay, or does being gay make Abba?" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 19, 2003
5/5 34% But I'm A Cheerleader (2000) " Wickedly funny satire disguising an acidic indictment of homophobia." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
5/5 29% Bubble Boy (2001) " Bubble Boy is the stupidest comedy yet and uses anything it can get its hands on for laughs. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this film. And that's why you should see it." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
5/5 47% Brother (2001) " In between people cutting off their pinkies, committing ritual suicide or taking a bullet to the head, Brother is a truly intelligent and artistic movie." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
5/5 —— Boom: The Sound of Eviction " This is the kind of documentary that'll get heavy rotation in schools and libararies the world over. France, India and Mexico are going to love this one." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
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