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Chuck Bowen

Chuck Bowen
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
3/4 93%

Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016)

"Johnny Ma's Old Stone is a lean, nasty entry in a subgenre that could be termed the bureaucratic noir." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2016
0/4 75%

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

"Though the film strives to be audacious and galvanizing, it's easily shaken off as an exercise in stunted necrophilia erotica. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 27, 2016
3.5/4 95%

The Love Witch (2016)

"It has an artisanal intensity that prevents it from turning into a smug and predictable exercise in political revision." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/4 80%

The Monster (2016)

"The film has an eerily WTF arbitrariness that should be the domain of more films in the genre." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

"The plaintive plain-spokenness of the interviewees, the way they matter-of-factly speak of atrocity, is transcendent and intensely haunting. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/4 89%

Into the Inferno (2016)

"The busy-ness of its conceit grounds Werner Herzog in a documentary procedural form that's surprisingly conventional by his standards." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2016
3/4 94%

Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016)

"In terms of formal orchestration, Creepy is as sublime as any prior Kiyoshi Kurosawa film." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 48%

31 (2016)

"It collapses into repetition and unintended self-parody, as it's devoid of the subtext and empathetic audacity." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/4 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"With The Handmaiden, Park Chan-wook has made a gigantic leap as an artist, but he retreats to lurid cartoonishness just as he's earned your trust." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2016
2.5/4 88%

Theo Who Lived (2016)

"The film pushes through one story point to the next, occasionally prizing velocity over texture." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/4 93%

Blue Jay (2016)

"Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson have extraordinary chemistry, painting a cumulative portrait of the fragility and rareness of being truly in sync with a partner. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2016
2.5/4 80%

The Rehearsal (2016)

"A civics lesson in the film tethers a promising tale of artistic toil to the strictures of melodrama. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/4 65%

Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017)

"The film changes gears whenever one is lulled into believing that it has finally settled into a recognizable narrative pattern." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2016
2/4 31%

Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) (2016)

"Christophe Gans's telling of Beauty and the Beast abounds in impersonal and unsatisfying sumptuousness." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2016
81%

Tanna (2016)

"The film blends the Bard with National Geographic, failing to make a case for the inexplicability of their union. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2.5/4 69%

Operation Avalanche (2016)

"The film attains a chilly existential quality as Matt Johnson's character discerns the weight of his actions." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2016
50%

Lady in Cement (1968)

"The political resonance of Frank Sinatra's sleepwalking is unsubtly reactionary." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2016
60%

Tony Rome (1967)

"The political resonance of Frank Sinatra's sleepwalking is unsubtly reactionary." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 100%

As I Open My Eyes (À peine j'ouvre les yeux) (2016)

"Leyla Bouzid displays considerable talent for dramatizing how young people eroticize peril and risk due to a lack of experience." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/4 84%

To Sleep With Anger (1990)

"Charles Burnett bridges theatrical dialogue, portentous omens, and presentational acting with masterful grace." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2016
1.5/4 43%

Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

"It relies less on in-camera stunts than editing that renders vague gibberish of the altercations." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2016
2/4 33%

Max Rose (2016)

"It occasionally and promisingly suggests an obsessive and free-associative paean to regret." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2016
2.5/4 48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"Underneath the impersonal formal beauty and good acting is a familiar moral about self-imposed limitations." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/4 84%

In Order of Disappearance (2016)

"The film has been executed with a sense of formally stylish and thematically symmetric panache. " ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2016
2.5/4 89%

Blood Father (2016)

"Jean-François Richet's film shrewdly capitalizes on Mel Gibson's off-screen embarrassments and controversies." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/4 59%

The Lost Arcade (2016)

"The film's images have a loose, rough, textured liveliness that honors the spirit of Chinatown Fair." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/4 71%

Ants on a Shrimp (2016)

"It offers lively and layered images that reveal the chefs both as individuals and components of a larger social organism." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2016
2.5/4 96%

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 99%

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
3/4 73%

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
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 7%

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 61%

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 31%

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 98%

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 77%

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
4/4 84%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"It movingly posits acting as a metaphor for the search for connection, through visceral texture rather than platitude." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2016
3.5/4 76%

In a Valley of Violence (2016)

"The film communicates a sense of pastiche unpredictably giving way to a raw and primordially intimate emotional realm." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/4 92%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"It offers no conclusions, routinely alternating between episodes that contrast exhilaration with exploitation and damnation." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2016
1.5/4 42%

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 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 38%

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 96%

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 98%

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 72%

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
3/4 98%

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 4%

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 59%

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
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