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

Showing 51 - 100 of 137
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
4/5 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) " Classic, in the dark, flashlight on the face, shivers up your spine, engrossing ghost story." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 85% Billy Elliot (2000) " Single minded devotion to a cause is a common trait of all the characters and underneath all the hardness and ferocity is love and caring that warms up the story and softens its steely edge." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 93% Beauty and the Beast (2012) " I like the dark and the demonic of the castle under the curse as much as the light and joyful castle after the spell has been broken by ... what else... True Love." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 88% Bagdad Cafe (1988) " A wonderful film about making friends, crossing boundaries and discovering how much of our life is other people." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 57% Beefcake (1999) " The naive and the experienced come together in the unlikely story that ties Jack LaLanne and Joe Dallesandro to one of the more interesting stories of gay and American history." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
2/5 83% The Bourne Identity (2002) " This rehashed piece of junk should have taken a lesson from Sneakers or Mission: Impossible - two great films it borrows most of its script from." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 95% Best in Show (2000) " Sure its about a Dog Show, but its really about the people who find meaning through their participation in the world of dog shows and how it affects their life. The dogs are their life." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 37% Beautiful Creatures (2001) " Pretty people in nice, blood splattered clothes will take you a long way in terms of sheer spectacle." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 14, 2003
4/5 84% Morvern Callar (2002) " Aesthetically interesting drawn-out existential character study" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Dec 20, 2002
3/5 53% The Transporter (2002) " One long car chase. If you can ignore the cliches and the bad acting, and just focus on Jason Statham's ***, it won't sting as much when you realize you just spend 8 dollars and you coulda got porn." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Oct 13, 2002
4/5 79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002) " A gloriously technicolor orgy of confession, treachery and great costumes." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Oct 13, 2002
5/5 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) " It really is the most important film for the times" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Oct 11, 2002
76% Igby Goes Down (2002) " Good performances, interesting eye candy, but lacking the dramatic tension a film like this calls for." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Sep 12, 2002
1/5 27% Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work) (2002) " To portray modern women the way director Davis has done is just unthinkable." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Aug 26, 2002
3/5 92% Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (2001) " Gorgeous scenes, masterful performances, but the sickly sweet gender normative narrative left an acrid test in this gourmet's mouth." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Aug 21, 2002
2/5 65% Possession (2002) " Great trailer, too bad the movie sucks." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Aug 16, 2002
4/5 82% Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (2002) " A little source material goes a very long way describing the creative partnership of John Flansburgh and John Linnel - one for the archives." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Aug 12, 2002
3/5 50% The Château (2002) " Francophiles will snicker knowingly and you'll want to slap them." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Aug 12, 2002
3/5 97% Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres) (2002) " Revenge is a dish best served cold" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 30, 2002
3/5 79% Warm Water Under A Red Bridge (2002) " An absurd premise hides not truth, but wisdom" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 30, 2002
4/5 71% Sex and Lucia (Lucía y el sexo) (2002) " Bold, Sexy and Beautiful. A film that never would have been made in America." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 11, 2002
4/5 66% Me Without You (2002) " Girls gone wild and gone civil again" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 2, 2002
5/5 84% Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. (2002) " I laughed so hard my hemorrhoids popped out of my ass" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 2, 2002
4/5 37% Pumpkin (2002) " Funny, satirical and insightful. A slowly draining hair plug of a film" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jul 1, 2002
3/5 80% Sunshine State (2002) " Tightly woven drama about hometown blues" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jun 30, 2002
4/5 77% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) " Nothing says I love you like poppin' fresh dough" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jun 14, 2002
4/5 75% Ivansxtc (2002) " Unflinchingly bleak and desperate" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jun 7, 2002
3/5 51% Cherish (2002) " This anti-romance breaks with convention and suffers for it" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Jun 5, 2002
2/5 82% The Believer (2002) " If Jews were Catholics, this would be Catechism" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 21, 2002
4/5 67% CQ (2002) " Really hip, nostalgic and current" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 21, 2002
5/5 89% The Cockettes (2002) " Exhilirating and inspiring doc about the legendary anarchic, gender fluid San Francisco commune and performance troupe at the dawn of the Age of Aquarias" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 10, 2002
5/5 87% Home Movie (2001) " A fascinating doc about place and person in spiritual synergy" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 9, 2002
5/5 90% Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2002) " Amazing opportunity to get a look inside an ancient Innuit tale." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 9, 2002
2/5 91% Murderous Maids (2002) " The elements were all there but lack of a pyschological center knocks it flat." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 9, 2002
4/5 85% Rain (2001) " Land, people and narrative flow together in a stark portrait of motherhood deferred and desire explored." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted May 4, 2002
3/5 34% World Traveler (2002) " Fine acting but there is no sense of connecting the dots, just dots." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 26, 2002
48% Triumph of Love (2002) " Charming and indulgent exploration of the mechanics of love" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 21, 2002
26% Chelsea Walls (2001) " I appreciate what Hawke is trying to do but this film will alienate a lot of people trying to "get it"." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 21, 2002
96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001) " Hi Ho, Hi Ho, its NOT off to work I go." — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 14, 2002
86% Gosford Park (2001) " Hollywood, the fashion world, suburbia and now the English aristocracy" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 14, 2002
52% American Chai (2002) " Please to not feed peanuts to my god" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 14, 2002
75% The Cat's Meow (2001) " Not exactly the Bees Knees" — Hollywood Bitchslap
Posted Apr 14, 2002
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