William Wolf

William Wolf

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

William Wolf's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A - 90% Wild (2014) "Reese Witherspoon gives one of the year's best performances as a woman who takes an arduous 1000-mile trek to boost her self esteem after a life of turmoil. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Dec 3, 2014
A 77% Rosewater (2014) "Jon Stewart turns writer director with successful real-life drama about Newsweek correspondent imprisoned in Iran on phony spy charge, interrogated, tortured but released after international pressure. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 14, 2014
A 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Steve Carrell outstanding in performance as wealthy, arrogant and controlling John du Pont in well-told real-life story of his effort to dominate Olympics wrestling leading to a disastrous result. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 14, 2014
A 50% Viva la libertĂ  (2014) "Clever, deviously funny political satire of politics in Italy, with excellent actor Toni Servillo playing twin brothers, one a fed-up politician who vanishes, the other just out of an insane asylum and tapped to replace him. Ultra smart and entertaining. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2014
A- 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Physicist Stephen Hawking bio emphasizing his courage fighting his ALS-related illness, his devoted wife and other ultimately other romantic interests for both. Intelligent and often moving with superb performance as Hawking by Eddie Redmayne. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 7, 2014
B + 72% Interstellar (2014) "Christopher Nolan's ambitious space film about finding another planet on on which humans can live as earth becomes uninhabitable is super-great on special effects but saddled with a pedestrian screenplay. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Nov 5, 2014
B+ 47% The Judge (2014) "Robert Downey Jr. as a lawyer who defends his father, a leading judge played by Robert Duvall, in a court case after their years of estrangement. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 11, 2014
B- 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "Adults and youngsters use the internet and smartphones to find sex and trouble in intricate character observations. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Oct 2, 2014
A 92% Pride (2014) "Stirring and entertaining reality-based film about unusual alliance when gay and lesbians supported South Wales coal miners in 1984 strikes, a story told with humor and passion. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 29, 2014
B - 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Messy but sometimes funny family comedy and drama with good cast, but can't support more serious side. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2014
A 91% Art and Craft (2014) "Fascinating documentary about talented art forger Mark Landis who commits no crime because he has donated his fake painting to museums without charge as part of his quirky desire for achievement. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B 62% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) "Suicidal woman in marital breakup with subsequently revealed past event at the root of the emotional turmoil. Mannered writing and direction become annoying but film gains from good acting by Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 13, 2014
A - 59% My Old Lady (2014) "Good acting surmounts contrived plotting as Kevin Kline plays a troubled man inheriting a Paris apartment occupied by Maggie Smith as an elderly tenant, with Kristin Scott Thomas as her daughter. Many complications. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Sep 13, 2014
B- 66% Lucy (2014) "Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, who, with a magical drug that increases brain power enormously, is turned into a kick-ass dame who disposes of bad guys while extending human knowledge in effects-loaded sci-fi action yarn. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 30, 2014
A- 89% Calvary (2014) "Strong, complex performance by Brendan Gleeson as a priest in an Irish town threatened with death in the confessional booth by a mysterious angry parishioner wanting to avenge childhood abuse although this priest is blameless. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 30, 2014
A- 98% Boyhood (2014) "Writer-director Richard Linklater's unusual fictional drama following the lives of a boy, his sister, mother and dad over a 12-year period with same well-cast actors as their lives progress. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 28, 2014
A 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Writer-director Woody Allen's scintillating, entertaining, gorgeous-to-look-at film set in 1920s south of France with Colin Firth as magician trying to expose Emma Stone as a psychic fraud. They clash but are, of course, really attracted to one another. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 18, 2014
A 56% Marius (2014) "Director-adapter-actor Daniel Auteuil's charming new version of the Marcel Pagnol work,originally made into a 1931 black and white film, but now attractive in color in same Marseilles location and time frame with perfect casting. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 4, 2014
A 68% Me and You (2014) "Director Bernardo Bertolucci is back with an intense Italian drama focused on a 14-year-old loner lad and his troubled older half sister, with each gaining something from the experience. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jul 3, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) "Deeply moving and informative documentary on the professional and personal life of renowned critic Roger Ebert, including his valiant fight against cancer and the heroism of his beloved wife Chaz. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 30, 2014
A - 93% Bound By Flesh (2014) "Sensitive and fascinating documentary about the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, sisters born co-joined in 1908, covering their fame, physical and psychological challenges and ultimate descent into poverty and death. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 27, 2014
A 48% Le Chef (2014) "A tasty bonbon from France about an aspiring chef aiming high and a top chef who employs him and their fight to preserve quality. For those who love food, bright comedy and appealing romance. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A - 98% A Summer's Tale (2014) "The late Eric Rohmer's hitherto-unreleased-here film incisively examining youthful encounters at the seaside resort of Dinard in Brittany. Much talk, some charmingly revealing, some vacuous, all in Rohmer's inimitable style. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A - 76% The Last Sentence (2014) "Jan Troell's fact-based Swedish drama about a journalist's stand against Hitler facing those who fear he will hurt Swedish neutrality. Mixed with weaker personal story about the women in his life. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A 91% Venus in Fur (2014) "Roman Polanski's sex-charged adaptation of David Ives's play about a director and actress in a sadomasochistic relationship in and out of the stage work. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 20, 2014
B + No Score Yet Policeman (1933) "Israeli anti-terror unit fighting against outside terrorists gets assignment to combat internal revolutionaries in dark, brooding film raising political issues. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 13, 2014
A 84% Violette (2014) "Fascinating French film about the literary and personal relationship between writers Violette Leduc and Simone de Beauvoir in the context of their era. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 12, 2014
A - 100% The Only Real Game (2014) "Unusual documentary about passion for baseball in Manipur in northeast India, with extra impact as enthusiastic participants see the sport as a way forward from the difficult conditions faced in daily life. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 6, 2014
A - 77% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) "Often very funny documentary depicting talent manager Shep Gordon's flair for marketing. Directed by Mike Meyers and packed with anecdotes of Gordon's prowess and comments by a wide range of celebrities who have known or worked with him. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Jun 6, 2014
A 96% The Lunchbox (2014) "Delicate romantic story from India. Wrongly delivered lunchbox from bored, unhappy wife to widower in office sets off correspondence that may or may not lead somewhere. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 30, 2014
C 85% Night Moves (2014) "Minimalist director Kelly Reichardt works up tension as three independent environmentalists conspire to blow up Oregon dam but film then descends into murky, credibility-strained melodrama. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 30, 2014
A 96% Ida (2014) "Novice in Polish convent in 1962 is sent to meet aunt who tells her she is a Jew saved from slaughter during World War II. They try to learn what happened to Ida's parents. Haunting, superbly acted, examining issues against background of Polish history. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 28, 2014
B 86% Chef (2014) "Chef loses fancy restaurant job and sets off in food truck to cook Cuban sandwiches and find happiness. Amiable populist sort of unsophisticated entertainment sparked by cast, headed by writer-director John Favreau as the chef. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 27, 2014
B + 88% The Immigrant (2014) "Memorable performance by Marion Cotillard as 1921 immigrant pressed into prostitution, who struggles to survive, rescue her ill sister from Ellis island and escape the clutches of her pimp. Overwrought plot but effective. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 23, 2014
c minus 27% The Love Punch (2014) "Stars Pierre Brosnan and Emma Thompson work oh-so hard to extract laughs from a silly, far-fetched comedy involving a divorced couple planning a French Riviera jewel robbery to restore bankrupted pension funds. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 23, 2014
A 42% Words And Pictures (2014) "An entertaining, mature film about the power of words versus art with colorful performances by Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as antagonistic but romantically attracted prep school teachers. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 23, 2014
A 67% A Short History Of Decay (2014) "Mix of younger generation and older one provides an unusual involving story both humorous and heartbreaking. Aspiring writer finds new romance and also new insight into his ailing parents movingly played by Linda Lavin and Harris Yulin. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 16, 2014
A 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) "Third in trilogy (after "L'Auberge Espagnol" and "Russian Dolls"), with leading characters in later life assembled for this entertaining, romantic and convoluted French film shot mainly in New York. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 16, 2014
B + 82% The Double (2014) "Based on Dostoevsky's 1846 novella, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg as an employee whose identity is assumed by his double. Well-made, but dreary to watch. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 9, 2014
A 83% Belle (2014) "Superb, absorbing and wonderfully acted historically inspired 18th century British drama about a mixed-race young woman raised by an aristocratic family and involving interracial romance and a famous slave ship case judicial ruling. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 2, 2014
B + 71% Documented (2014) "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas's personal story about his revelation that he is an undocumented immigrant to focus attention on the need for paths to citizenship. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted May 2, 2014
A - 38% The M Word (2014) "Henry Jaglom's latest about a TV performer who wants to make a film about menopause. Bold and entertaining, although overly cluttered, yet such broadness is also Jaglom's stength. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 30, 2014
A - 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) "Pretty 17-year-old student in France takes to internet prostitution opportunities until her astonished family learns of her sex work after a client dies suddenly in a hotel room. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 25, 2014
A 73% The German Doctor (2014) "Hunted Nazi butcher Mengele insinuates himself into an unsuspecting family in 1960 Argentina and begins experimenting with their short daughter to make her grow. Eerie atmosphere in compelling, disturbing mix of fiction with factual history. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 25, 2014
A - 86% Bright Days Ahead (2014) "Fanny Ardant worth watching as bored 60-year-old French wife who gets into an affair with an attractive much younger man and has to resolve that with her listless marriage. Can there be a new marital start? " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 25, 2014
A - 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Woody Allen stars as a Murrray, a failing bookstore operator and writer-director John Turturo stars as Fioravante, who becomes a hooker with Murray pimping. Funny with a romantic story to boot. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 18, 2014
A- 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) "Jim Jarmusch's eerie, often amusing take on vampires played by Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as Adam and Eve, who purchase their blood and live apart, she in Tangier, he in Detroit and meet on occasion. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A- 66% The Railway Man (2014) "Victim of Japanese torture in World War II goes back to seek revenge but on meeting torturer finds unexpected feelings. Excellent acting and drama. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 9, 2014
B + 87% Alan Partridge (2014) "Steve Coogan often hilarious as Partridge, his long-time British television hit character of bumbling broadcaster, now brought to big screen audiences on this side of the pond. Often strained, but laughs guaranteed. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Apr 4, 2014
A - 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "Lars von Trier examines the fictional case of a nymphomaniac in two parts. While sexuality explicit in deed, nudity and language, it is not pornography but a harrowing study of the horrors of an illness as devastating as alcoholism or drug addition. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Mar 23, 2014
B + 84% Rob the Mob (2014) "Young couple on crazy spree robbing Mafia social clubs based on real story. Nina Arianda and Michael Pitt entertaining as the nervy couple with a "Bonnie and Clyde" aura. " ‐ Wolf Entertainment Guide
Posted Mar 21, 2014
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