Les Wright

Les Wright
Les Wright's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Lore (2013)

"Lore and her siblings make a harrowing journey across Germany" culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 15, 2013

Vincent will Meer (Vincent Wants to Sea) (2011)

"Whether classed as a drama, a comedy, or a road movie, Vincent Wants to Sea is a perennially favorite Hollywood tale." culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 7, 2011
No Score Yet

Christopher And His Kind (2010)

"a powerful evocation of a place lost in time but richly alive in collective gay memory " culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 23, 2011

Gun Hill Road (2011)

"The downbeat story of Michael, who is trapped half way in the process of coming out as a transgender-identifying person." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 23, 2011

These Amazing Shadows (2011)

"a long commercial promotion for The National Film Registry" culturevulture.net
Posted May 18, 2011

Heartbeats (2011)

"Director Dolan focuses on the fetishes of fashion" culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 2, 2011

We Were Here (2011)

" ... the document of record, establishing the public, collective memory of a time and place so many have wanted to forget." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 1, 2011

Avaze gonjeshk-ha (The Song of Sparrows) (2009)

"Achingly poetic in a way that recalls the Italian neo-realism of The Bicycle Thief." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 12, 2009

Watchmen (2009)

" ... a total immersion experience." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 10, 2009

Aanrijding in Moscou (Moscow, Belgium) (2008)

"Barbara Sarafian's performance in this incongruously scintillating little film is a joy." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 4, 2009

A Jihad for Love (2008)

"To be called a monster and then be stoned to death is pretty much as bad as it can get." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 29, 2008

For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

"The Bible Tells Me So" culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 30, 2007
No Score Yet

Sound of the Soul (2005)

"Part travelogue, part primer on world religions, part concert film, Sound of the Soul delivers a powerful and timely message to a world increasingly seized in the paralyzing grip of self-destructing partisan fundamentalist-fueled strife." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 3, 2007

The Witnesses (2007)

"Never polemical, frequently philosophical, occasionally saturnine, and beautifully filmed and acted, this film is a minor masterpiece, and one of the best films about AIDS to date." culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 11, 2007

The Rape of Europa (2007)

"The relationship between Hitler's obsession with art, as a means to dehumanize his enemies and apotheosize his master racial aesthetic values -- and just how integral to Hitler this strategy to redraw the geopolitical map through bald physical brute force" culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 10, 2007

Four Minutes (2007)

"A riveting film-going experience, Four Minutes may prove "too German" for many non-German-speaking audiences." culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 10, 2007

La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007)

"A memorable cast, vivid cinematography, crisp and resonant sound recordings, and dramatic storytelling make this a must-see film for fans and novices alike. Though, at 140 minutes, the film may feel like it runs as long as Piaf's tragically short life." culturevulture.net
Posted May 14, 2007

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"As a serious film, only an American could love Marie Antoinette. To the French, it must be gravely insulting. As an unwitting camp, it may have a great future." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 27, 2007

Death of a President (2006)

"There is little of the fall of the Twin Towers trauma, but much of All the President's Men here. That this film's buzz has launched such vitriol and condemnation is not surprising. Range's film exposes wider audiences to some basic truths of our times." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 27, 2007

Sommer vorm Balkon (2007)

"In Summer in Berlin, director Andreas Dresen presents the portrait of a friendship between two women, Nike (Nadja Uhl) and Katrin Engel (Inka Friedrich). In the German tradition of the Kammerspielfilm, this is a closely and lovingly observed study in psyc" culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 26, 2007
No Score Yet

Pervert! (2005)

"The heteros become homos, the unsatisfied virgins become red meat, over and over. If you liked Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, you will like this bit of silliness. And, if you understand this film, then, truly, you are a pervert too. Go, be with your peopl" culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 20, 2007

Man Push Cart (2006)

"A sad, powerful, austere experience of a movie, this is the story of a man who has known profound, compound loss." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007
No Score Yet

Fisherman and His Wife (2005)

"Meanwhile, Dörrie sends up, more with humor than rebuke, the present decade's global-wide obsession with its win-at-all-cost competitive spirit, the blurring of boundaries between profit-making and service providing, the West's infatuation with Japanese d" culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007

Three Kings (1999)

"Keilich strikes a sweetly engaging balance between humor and pathos." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007

The Lives of Others (2006)

"Relative newcomer screenwriter and director Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck makes a remarkably self-confident and promising debut with the tensely sublime film The Lives of Others...The Lives of Others is a rare film achievement, arguably a "perfect" film" culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 12, 2007
C- 57%

The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

"It could be portending the decline and fall of Hollywood, except that it is so unexceptionally bad, and unexceptionally typical of the studio fare right now." culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 24, 2007

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

"When it flies, it soars. But it develops leaden feet as it spins over into a convoluted, overly long wind down. This is an intelligent, engaging film that gets it right, for the most part, before ultimately capitulating to the demands of Hollywood." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 29, 2006

Volver (2006)

"It is an impossible hybrid, (in the words of at least one observer) an epic comedy." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 29, 2006

Al Franken: God Spoke (2006)

"Always engaging, often insightful, [and] at times deeply moving." culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 10, 2006

Haven (2006)

"By the time this quasi Robert Altman-like meeting of unrelated characters happens -- and even if the viewer has kept track of all the characters -- it's hard to care about much of anything, other than knowing the film is nearly over." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 15, 2006

Zen Noir (2006)

"The acting is stylized, the sets are stylized, the editing is stylized, all toward a Zen-like minimalist aesthetic." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 15, 2006

My Country, My Country (2006)

"Journalism at its finest, as has not been practiced in the U.S. in some time." culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 5, 2006

The Quiet (2006)

"In the most inappropriate moments, the film slides into archly dark humor, even bombast. The prompted urges to laugh tend less to defuse the sting and more to render banal." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 31, 2006
No Score Yet

Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965)

"Brynych draws upon German Expressionist film techniques, blending both Hollywood noir and classic horror film styles." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 28, 2006

Half Nelson (2006)

"Philosophically sound, dramatically absorbing, highly entertaining and highly instructive, 'Half Nelson' is hands down one of the best films of the year." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 26, 2006

Factotum (2006)

"Dillon shambles, dishevels and enunciates, simulating with precise timing and bearing a wholly satisfying portrayal of Charles Bukowski." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 25, 2006

House of Sand (2006)

"The slow-moving plot, the oppressively vast and empty landscapes of The House of Sand hearken back to the moral landscapes of John Ford and seem to fill up with the deep passions of Greek heroines." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 10, 2006

Quinceañera (2006)

"Set in a cultural borderland, the film...straddles realism and melodrama, telenovela and parable." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 10, 2006

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006)

"A mostly engaging, informative, entertaining film" culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 15, 2006

Army of Shadows (L'Armée des ombres) (1969)

"Taut, superb acting, narrative told by mood rather than action, the understated visuals, the elements of 'Army of Shadows' merge to seep in under the skin and create an unforgettable and disturbing experience." culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 8, 2006

Superman Returns (2006)

"[Director Singer] reinvigorates an original American archetype. 'Superman Returns' gets it exactly right." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 28, 2006

Lemming (2006)

"A transparently formal film that plays along the narrative boundary between the psychological and the supernatural." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 17, 2006

Twelve and Holding (2006)

"The excellent casting and acting, the strong script and subtle plotting build into a carefully crafted roller coaster ride." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 16, 2006

Cars (2006)

"Richly silly, but also solid, with something for the kids and the adults" culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 8, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

"Gore's multimedia presentation is like a rock concert: ever-changing visuals and on-stage mini-shticks that draw the audience into a mountain of scientific data, anecdotes that connect the dots and make the larger picture clear..." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 2, 2006

Cavite (2006)

"The directing duo brilliantly stretch the limits of their very low budget to moving aesthetic and dramatic effect." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 1, 2006

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

"By turns a riveting study of the world of competitive gymnastics, a parable for an alternative vision for today's society, and a study in the psychology of mentoring, 'Peaceful Warrior' is a satisfying movie-going experience, with or without 'the message." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 1, 2006

Wah-Wah (2006)

"A somewhat unsettled balance between domestic and epic, serious drama and nostalgic recollection." culturevulture.net
Posted May 25, 2006
No Score Yet

Grain In Ear (2005)

"The film is entirely without human interiority, the sets and camera work serving as objective substitutes." culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 12, 2006

Evil (Ondskan) (2006)

"The second half of 'Evil' takes this genre into new and challenging territory." culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 11, 2006
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