David Wilson

David Wilson
David Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian Sight & Sound Monthly Film Bulletin

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T-Meter Title | Year
78% Seconds (1966) Perhaps the real trouble is that a brilliantly conceived idea is never really worked out beyond its first stage. Whatever might have been made of the idea after the personality-change, Frankenheimer's development of it falls decidedly flat. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2021
91% Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) (1964) There aren't likely to be many films this year as visually magnificent as Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2021
80% The Dirty Dozen (1967) In spite of an intelligent performance from Lee Marvin as the officer, director Robert Aldrich spins it out at such length that by the time the men actually get to France one has lost all interest. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
89% The Chase (1966) Hysterical, extravagant, preposterous... Yet through all the Wagnerian excesses of the film, one can't help remembering the real events of this summer in Texas. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
67% Hell in the Pacific (1968) The symbolism is at once too vague and too facile to provide any indication of just what the message is supposed to be. Still, the basic idea is intriguing, even if its logic won't bear much examination. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
No Score Yet Ten Thousand Suns (1967) This oblique method, the recurring alternation of movement and stillness, the formal geometry of space, time and people, is no mere stylistic indulgence. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
67% State of Siege (État de Siège) (1972) Characteristically, Costa-Gavras is unable to resist the opportunist tricks of the skilled exponent of political melodrama. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
80% Family Life (1971) Family Life is a lot more 'real' than the overrated Kes; but a film which has prejudice as its theme doesn't gain from playing on the prejudices of its audience. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
95% In the Heat of the Night (1967) This is an uncommonly alive little thriller, knowing just what it wants to do and doing it well. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
89% The Last Emperor (1987) Not for the first time in Bertolucci's work, the parts do not quite build into a whole, even when that whole is built on shifting perspectives. But they are magnificent. - Sight & Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
91% Persona (1966) Certainly Persona is Bergman's most concentrated work, in a sense a summation of the themes dominant in most of his previous films; and it is undeniably a difficult film, if only because it leaves itself open to so many interpretations. - Monthly Film Bulletin EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018