Clay Risen

Clay Risen
Clay Risen'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.
Publications: Flak Magazine

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% Secretary (2002) Secretary is hardly the transgressive film it pretends to be. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
52% Scarlet Diva (2000) It's more like watching a video diary than a feature film... And to watch a full two hours of the stuff is easily worth the price of admission. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
75% Quills (2000) Art is, as they say, neither moral nor immoral, just good or bad. In its rush to make this clear, Quills forgets that films can be bad, too. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
80% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) It's like a Joseph Cornell box, an overflowing bounty of lovely weirdness, something you could stare at for hours and never tire of... It's just a shame that at the center of the box sits Adam Sandler. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
78% The Pledge (2001) The Pledge is at times a disturbing, difficult and depressing film, but the response it will overwhelmingly evoke in its audience is frustration. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
73% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001) The Piano Teacher is wonderfully subtle piece of psychological portraiture, a soberingly dark, well-executed inspection of repression and its consequences. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
83% Nurse Betty (2000) Nurse Betty is what Fargo would have been had it had a conscience. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) At what point do good intentions cause so much evil that they cease being good?... It's an interesting and important question, but one that Morris, too enamored with the character and personality of McNamara, seems unwilling to ask. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
94% Amadeus (1984) Amadeus gives us what we really want, what we really feel when we see others excel at things we could only dream of approaching - bitter, sinfully deep jealousy. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018