Chuck Bowen Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Chuck Bowen

Chuck Bowen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 535
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 86% The Rehearsal "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 62% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) "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
3.5/4 92% Easy: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Joe Swanberg's Easy is about sex, even and especially on the rare occasion when it doesn't appear to be. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2/4 84% Designated Survivor: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Designated Survivor offers tapioca disguised as spicy contemporary cuisine. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 19, 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
79% 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 68% 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
2/4 70% Quarry: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series suffers from a sense of prescribed and stiflingly tangible heaviness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 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 80% To Sleep With Anger (1990) "Charles Burnett bridges theatrical dialogue, portentous omens, and presentational acting with masterful grace. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2016
3.5/4 100% Atlanta: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Atlanta exhilaratingly explores the complicated intersections between pop culture, capitalism, and crime. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 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 47% 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 88% 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 63% 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 67% 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
2/4 95% 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
67% 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
58% 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
85% 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
83% 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
83% 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
87% 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
93% 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
92% 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
79% 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
94% 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 72% 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 8% 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 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 93% 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
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
3.5/4 93% 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
Previous | Next
Showing 1 - 50 of 535