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Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson
Chuck Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Great Flood (2014) Destined for a long life in museums and history classes alike, this is cinema as art, and a classic.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
18% Devil's Due (2014) Devlin's script tips its hand so early on that Devil's Due lumbers toward a woefully flat, predictable ending, and the unwelcome promise of something truly demonic - sequels.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2014
44% Raze (2014) Girl fight! If that phrase makes your pulse quicken, Raze may be the movie for you. Or, it may cure you forever of the desire to see women growl, bite, and brawl.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2014
51% Some Velvet Morning (2013) Although the film's final twist undercuts all that has come before, Some Velvet Morning is provocation of the most artful kind.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2013
100% Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (2013) In this entertaining documentary, the coolest kids in town sing the praises of cartoonist Gahan Wilson, whose work is a brilliant fusion of the personal and the political.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
64% Geography Club (2013) Handles serious issues with a light touch, and should resonate with adolescents.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2013
83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) To use a phrase from the film, The Armstrong Lie is a "myth-buster." It's wholly necessary, brilliantly executed, and a complete bummer.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2013
No Score Yet Billy & Buddy (2013) The filmmakers do find a clever way to incorporate Roba's original Boule et Bill art into the plot, yet any one of those classic doodles has more vibrancy than this unappealing adaptation.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2013
No Score Yet Immigrant (2013) So melodramatic and relentlessly grim that any passion [Shurchin] feels for the material isn't reflected onscreen.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2013
No Score Yet Bridging The Gap (2013) Bridging the Gap is gorgeous and weird.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2013
29% Hellbenders (2013) Aided by capable if unnecessary 3D effects, Petty displays a flair for staging violent action, but he's trapped inside a broad comic set-up that doesn't mesh with the story's innate meanness.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2013
58% Pulling Strings (2013) This bilingual romantic comedy is overly long and has a paper-thin plot, but it's too sweet-natured to dislike.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
61% The Summit (2013) It's a noble effort, but by wading into the murky waters of who acted heroically, and who, perhaps, did not, Ryan loses touch with the mountain itself ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2013
68% Haute Cuisine (2013) Writer-director Christian Vincent and co-writer Étienne Comar, aided by Frot's quiet intensity, imbue Hortense's quest to pull off culinary miracles with an urgency that's almost absurdly compelling, and all the more entertaining for it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2013
No Score Yet Dead Before Dawn 3D (2013) Overlong but amusing ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
No Score Yet Wampler's Ascent (2013) A stirring film that's part documentary, and part promotional tool.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2013
79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) Lowery isn't a Malick and he's certainly no Kazan, but he's his own man, and a filmmaker to watch.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2013
93% This Is Martin Bonner (2013) By calling on his leads to underplay nearly every moment, Hartigan calls into question our deeply ingrained instinct, as moviegoers, to witness a steady parade of amped-up emotions.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2013
70% Terraferma (2013) It's all very predictable, very Hollywood. Storytelling cliché, it would seem, knows no borders.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2013
63% The Rise (Wasteland) (2013) Athale has a flair for guy-pal banter; here, the talk is funny and profane, silly and profound, often in the same breath.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2013
93% Still Mine (2013) [A] pitch-perfect, deeply affecting film ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2013
25% Absence (2013) There are many things absent from this found-footage horror movie, including suspense, logic, and originality.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2013
25% Rapture-Palooza (2013) Should please those who own Shaun of the Dead on Blu-ray, and can quote one-liners from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the novel, not the film).‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2013
No Score Yet From The Head (2013) A remarkably assured debut.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted May 31, 2013
26% Erased (2013) A thriller whose storytelling ingredients are so familiar that one could watch it with the sound off and still know what's going on.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 14, 2013
36% Aftershock (2013) Aftershock is incompetently made and morally muddled, but since talent, morality, and Mr. Roth have never been on speaking terms, we're not exactly surprised.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 9, 2013
49% No One Lives (2013) Director Ryûhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train) is too talented for material this retro-junky, but he and screenwriter David Cohen keep the action coming hard and fast ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 8, 2013
32% The Numbers Station (2013) There are some decent shootouts, but the movie's strongest assets are the soulful performances ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2013
44% The Lords of Salem (2013) The movie is eerily photographed, but never suspenseful or scary, and eventually, events descend into goat-sacrificing silliness.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2013
64% Antiviral (2013) Papa Cronenberg must be proud, but be advised: If there's a blood test in your future, book it before seeing this movie.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2013
52% Lucky Bastard (2014) Although it takes Nathan a bit too long to get his characters to Van Nuys, knowing in advance that Dave is likely to snap not only creates suspenseful dread, but ultimately makes the moviegoer complicit in the violence (which is believably haphazard).‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2013
61% Evil Dead (2013) The plotting as a whole feels fresh, as does the emphasis on women strong enough to defend themselves.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2013
0% Lotus Eaters (2013) Maddeningly shallow-maybe that's the point-but McGuinness does have talent.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2013
80% The Story Of Luke (2013) A feel-good story about an autistic man's quest for independence, The Story of Luke is a charming little film in need of a bit more grit.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2013
94% Blancanieves (2013) So witty, riveting, and drop-dead gorgeous that moviegoers may forget to notice that they can't hear the dialogue.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2013
91% The Sapphires (2013) Why resist?‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2013
17% The Kill Hole (2012) Boseman and Kittles somehow push past the blather to reveal the inconsolable grief and fury that so often haunts our vets.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2013
87% The Silence (2013) Making his feature debut, Swiss-born writer/director Baran bo Odar has turned Jan Costin Wagner's 2007 novel The Silence into a taut, beautifully acted thriller.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2013
0% The Condemned (2013) So tame and so completely boring that to call it a horror film is to insult the genre.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2013
47% Bullet to the Head (2013) Stallone looks great (even if his face doesn't quite move when he talks), while Hill brings lean economy to the film's bloody, unapologetic mayhem.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2013
62% Jack Reacher (2012) Logic is rarely the point in movies like this (and the novels that inspire them). There's much to enjoy here ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2012
55% Citadel (2012) This hopelessly muddled horror movie takes place in a United Kingdom public housing high-rise so dingy and bleak you might feel that razing it would be a mercy.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2012
96% Chasing Ice (2012) Jeff Orlowski's beautiful yet sobering documentary about the world's rapidly melting ice caps.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2012
No Score Yet Dust Up (2012) Billy Jack meets Rob Zombie meets John Waters in this trippy, gory, not-as-fun-as-it-should-be genre mash-up from writer-director Ward Roberts.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2012
24% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Screenwriter Christopher Landon, along with co-directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, make a truly lame attempt at establishing a supernatural mythology to explain all this ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2012
84% The Flat (2012) In families, this fascinating film suggests, acknowledging or denying the darker truths of one's legacy is a choice that must be made again and again, each and every day.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2012
40% Nobody Walks (2012) Evocative ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2012
18% Smiley (2012) Smiley's face, or lack of one, is the single creepy effect in the limited trick bag of first-time writer-director Michael Gallagher, age 24, who otherwise relies, again and again, on false-scare musical shrieks to make audiences jump.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2012
85% End of Watch (2012) As social insight, End of Watch is useless, but as engrossing entertainment, it's irresistible, thanks to Ayer's gift for dialogue, the relentless pacing set by film editor Dody Dorn, and gorgeous performances by Gyllenhaal and Peña ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2012
38% The Oregonian (2012) Writer-director Calvin Lee Reeder, making his feature debut, isn't interested in satisfying the conventional expectations of an audience.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2012