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Walter Chaw

Walter Chaw

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 65% Krampus (2015) "It's the kind of thing that only really worked when it was Gremlins. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 13% Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood (1996) "In the history of active sabotage, this one's right up there. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 37% Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995) "Lightning in a bottle. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 94% Creed (2015) "I love this movie. I do. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "the last hour of Hunger Games 3.2 is good enough that deeper readings of this text would actually hold water in a way that previous attempts to politicize it have failed. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 64% Spectre (2015) "plotting is convoluted, maybe even tortured, though I do wonder if all its conspiracies and turns don't constitute a MacGuffin. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1.5/4 59% Lord of Illusions (1995) "Clive Barker is the Douglas Sirk of splatter. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/4 36% Nightbreed (1990) "Clive Barker is the Douglas Sirk of splatter. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/4 No Score Yet Kanashimi no Beradona (Belladonna of Sadness) (1973) "the gift that keeps on giving. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "There's a point at which someone who is an expert in something can go from teacher to pedant. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "highly-polished garbage from almost the beginning, with no relief from its elderly ministrations all the way through to the end. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 26% Pan (2015) "It reminds me most of Sylvain Chomet's The Triplets of Belleville. It's great. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 10, 2015
1/4 96% Room (2015) "I think Abrahamson understands that Jack is more than a little f*****-up. If that's true, Room has betrayed him terribly, too. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "If anything, Spotlight suggests that it knew better than to get in the way of its story, and, you know, I'll take it. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
4/4 91% Anomalisa (2015) "The pain in Anomalisa is tactile. Its loneliness is immense. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "The problem is that I felt bad for Agu, but I never felt empathy for him. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3.5/4 98% Rams (HrĂștar) (2016) "It's an elegant film full incongruously of low humour. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Ones Below "while the technical craft of it is fine, its influences are worn too proudly on its sleeve. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Downriver "Downriver is at the end a lovely frustration. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2/4 92% The Martian (2015) "Bloated, dry as a soda cracker, and 100% safe for awards-season consumption. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
0/4 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Diablo Cody on steroids " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Full Contact "Full Contact is a conversation--sometimes a very good one, sometimes a vaguely condescending one- " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
0/4 No Score Yet Gridlocked "Danny Glover's been too old for this shit for over thirty years now. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
4/4 63% February "February is a chronicle of loss. It's scary because loss is scary. It's poignant because it understands that it's scary enough to explain all the sorrows of the world. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015) "a well-mounted documentary " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 59% Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) "It's a good place holder until Miike produces a sequel to 13 Assassins or Sukiyaki Western Django on the one side or Audition on the other. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
1.5/4 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "I've never hated one of their movies. They don't elicit that kind of emotion. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
0.5/4 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "I'm sort of amazed that movies like this keep getting made, which makes me the stupid one. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Oct 4, 2015
2.5/4 93% Carol (2015) "Todd Haynes movies tend to grow on me. I expect that Carol, his adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt, will do the same. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
1/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "pointless " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
0/4 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "The other thing you come to terms with watching T5 is that wanting to engage with it on any level is ill-advised and purely masturbatory . " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
1.5/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "If you don't know how Southpaw is going to end, then this is the first movie you've ever seen and you should have started with a better one. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
2.5/4 80% Ant-Man (2015) "any film that references The Incredible Shrinking Man so beautifully deserves its moment on the stage. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
4/4 100% Vernon, Florida (1981) "a Platonic dialogue in that it's suspiciously like a monologue disguised as an exchange. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
4/4 94% Gates of Heaven (1980) "Trying to decode what it is about Errol Morris's best work is a thorny proposition. - " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
3.5/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "I hope the franchise continues with Hardy, but I wouldn't mind another franchise that's just Furiosa. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
3.5/4 96% 45 Years (2015) "It's a tough film, lingering in my memory. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
0.5/4 73% Suffragette (2015) "But Suffragette isn't about difficult questions, it's about creating a character to have enacted on her all the odious offenses of the early twentieth century " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
3/4 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "features an Oscar-winning (in a year without a slavery or Holocaust picture, just mail it to him) performance by Michael Fassbender " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
1.5/4 75% Black Mass (2015) "Nicholson steals the film in two minutes. I can't wait to see more from her. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Sep 8, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Dwarves Kingdom "Dwarves Kingdom is a complex piece about intolerance and the pain of difference. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted May 8, 2015
0/4 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "only thing that could make Magic Mike more desirable to women is to turn him into a dog with eagle wings. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "One of the year's best, it's beautiful in its modesty, reminding me in an odd way of films of perseverance like Nights of Cabiria and Vivre sa vie. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 4, 2015
1.5/4 78% Rosewater (2014) " I was distracted by the moist sound of 1,200 eyes rolling at the same time. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/4 96% '71 (2015) " A formidable debut for TV/commercial director Demange " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/4 97% Insomnia (1998) "a masterpiece of unease and illness, the more so because the terminal sickness it describes is a universal condition. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
1.5/4 51% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) "Though I'm not a huge fan of Anderson, he's never struck me as simpering. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
4/4 92% Force Majeure (2014) "essentially the droller, married version of Julia Loktev's masterpiece of relational/gender dynamics " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
3/4 71% Interstellar (2014) "It's a fairly s----y science-fiction movie, but as a metaphor for love it's kind of great. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
4/4 96% The Innocents (1961) "Having Truman Capote adapt Henry James's The Turn of the Screw (two taxonomists of beasts in the jungle of the Id), is an act of genuine inspiration. " ‐ Film Freak Central
Posted Dec 29, 2014
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