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Chuck Bowen

Chuck Bowen

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Chuck Bowen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 92% Gleason (2016) "One comes to distrust Gleason's pathos, because it always appears to be selling something. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2016
3/4 100% Don't Think Twice (2016) "It displays an intimate chemical understanding of the exhausting and unrelentingly impotent agony of failure. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/4 93% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Stranger Things is competently crafted, but exists as little more than the pointless sum of its spare parts. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2016
No Score Yet Real Magic TV: Season 1 (TV, 2010) "Quote for Real Magic Season 1. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jul 13, 2016
80% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 13 "The 45 minutes leading up to this conclusion only served to remind viewers of just how disastrously far this series slid downhill over the course of its last several episodes. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
70% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 12 "Taken on its own merit, "Go to Hell" would've been an effective episode if it had been properly prepared for. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
91% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 11 ""Protect the Coven" is not the first episode of Coven to drop a huge unwieldy plot bomb on us, but it's so disappointing this late in the game because it distances us from the characters at what should be a juncture of pivotal emotional understanding. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
91% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 10 "Sloppy though it initially may be, "The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks" grows more confident over the course of its running time. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
91% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 9 "This week's episode of American Horror Story: Coven steers the series into unexpected and retrospectively logical narrative and thematic directions. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
92% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 8 ""The Sacred Taking" finds the show's variables nearly, but not quite, cohering into a grand narrative arc. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 7 ""The Dead" offers a bleak corrective to any potentially incoherent, pandering dissonances of the past. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
92% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 6 "In this week's episode of American Horror Story: Coven, memorably titled "The Axeman Cometh," an elegantly interlocking series of plot turns suggests a major character's undoing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 5 "Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk suffer few indulgences of sentimentality, even of the kind that agrees with their probable politics, and that refreshing tendency is on full display in this week's episode. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
91% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 4 "It suggests that the series has quite a bit more in store for Bassett, which partially assuages my fears that she'd be little more than window dressing for a four-to-five episode arc. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 3 "It's hard to recall an episode that explores the various realms of the sexual taboo with the feverish invention that "The Replacements" displays. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 2 ""Boy Parts" sustains a mood of calmed erotic doom that serves to simultaneously indulge and satirize a variety of sexual power fantasies while presumably setting larger narrative traps for the series. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
75% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 1 "Like Asylum before it, Coven is immediately striking for how brutally it cuts to the bone of the subtext of alienation and subjugation that fuel the sources of Murphy and Fulchak's various riffs. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
98% Mr. Robot: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "In its second season, Mr. Robot's aesthetic is nearing ever closer to the edge of inadvertent self-parody. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/4 75% My King (Mon roi) (2016) "Maïwenn fashions a bracing film about co-dependency, capturing the erotic contours of subservience and flattery. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Riz Ahmed's Naz navigates an extreme incarnation of a tightrope that those with immigrant heritage must walk. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/4 93% Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016) "It offers a visual reprieve from the cumbersomely mechanized aesthetic of so much contemporary fantasy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2016
1.5/4 0% Cell (2016) "The film insufficiently connects the book's prophecy with its present-day, real-world forms of realization. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 3, 2016
1.5/4 56% Carnage Park (2016) "The film covers The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by way of Rob Zombie, Quentin Tarantino, and Ti West. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2016
0/4 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "The film does nothing satiric or fleetingly parodic with the notion of a world united in the midst of alien annihilation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2.5/4 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "It infuses an outdoorsy survival tale and a coming-of-age story of friendship with Taika Waititi's penchant for distaff flakiness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2016
3/4 81% The Phenom (2016) "Noah Buschel shows that formula can be repurposed to serve empathetic ends without losing its self-actualizing appeal. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2016
93% Kate Plays Christine (2016) "The film movingly posits acting as a metaphor for the search for connection, through visceral texture rather than platitude. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2016
94% In a Valley of Violence (2016) "Director Ti West's methodical austerity yields in this film the most powerful passages of his career. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 80% The Tunnel: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The series is crisply staged, well-acted, but only mildly diverting. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2016
100% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) "Lo and Behold offers no conclusions, routinely alternating between episodes that contrast exhilaration with exploitation and damnation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2016
1.5/4 40% Clown (2016) "Jon Watts does nothing with the scarily funny notion of a respectable professional who suddenly refuses to shuck a party costume. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2016
2.5/4 72% Animal Kingdom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The series decadently relishes in the objectification of both genders with amusing shamelessness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2016
2.5/4 66% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) "The lack of ambiguity reflects Benoît Jacquot's treatment of the text, which is devoid of either formal obsessiveness or a contemporary hook. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2/4 39% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "Its openly mercenary ethos initially scan as a bracing lack of pretense in a market crammed to the gills with insidious faux-sentimentality, but its overstuffed relentlessness proves almost equally tedious. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 95% De Palma (2016) "Like Hitchcock, De Palma reveals himself to be guided by an unusual mixture of intuition and intellectualization. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 100% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) "Na Hong-jin's The Wailing is a work of thriller maximal-ism, a rare case of more actually being more rather than less. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 25, 2016
1/4 22% Ma ma (2016) "Julio Medem's film has enough hanky-courting plot mechanics for three remakes of Beaches. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 23, 2016
2.5/4 70% The Ones Below (2016) "Even the film's lapses inform it with a free-associative sense of portent, evoking the stupid things we inexplicably do in our most personal nightmares. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 20, 2016
2/4 89% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Preacher values unoriginal attitude at the expense of plot, theme, and character, yielding a series in which stuff merely happens. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 17, 2016
3/4 96% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) "Steve Hoover's documentary affords one an unusually intimate glance at the collapsed infrastructure of the former Soviet Union. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 16, 2016
1/4 5% The Darkness (2016) "This enterprise is so listless that one can't even work up a proper head of self-righteous steam over the spooky Native American clichés that drive the plot. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 13, 2016
2.5/4 57% The Trust (2016) "Throughout Alex and Benjamin Brewer's film, Nicolas Cage holds the screen with his distinct timing and expressive force of being. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 10, 2016
3/4 71% What We Become (Sorgenfri) (2016) "When Bo Mikkelsen springs his traditional yet cathartic climax, it's earned because the violence matters truly as violation. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 9, 2016
2/4 36% Bite (2016) "Chad Archibald doesn't quite land Bite's transition over from claustrophobic character study into full-blown monster movie. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 2, 2016
.5/4 0% The Offering (2016) "It inspires retrospective gratitude for the empty yet slick craftsmanship of someone like James Wan. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 1, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Maron: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Maron is clearly exhilarated by its hero's fall, as if saying, "Well, we're here now, there's nothing left to fear." " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1.5/4 13% Special Correspondents (2016) "Ricky Gervais's film hopscotches through a variety of premises, looking for jokes that never arrive. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2016
75% Viktoria (2016) "The disconnection between the various characters is so immediately accepted as such a foregone conclusion that nothing ever seems to be at stake. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2016
2/4 62% High-Rise (2016) "The film's notion of a caste system is crudely reductive in the manner of a routine future-shock thriller. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/4 95% Horace and Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series feels like a catharsis for its creator, an announcement of some yet-to-be-defined transition in Louis C.K.'s art-making. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2016
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