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Richard C. Walls

Richard C. Walls
Richard C. Walls's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Orlando Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 25% Pearl Harbor (2001) Bay seems temperamentally incapable of holding a shot for much more than five seconds. ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted May 27, 2014
3.5/5 90% In the Mood for Love (2001) While one may be less than happy with the film's narrative turns, Wong Kai-war remains one of those intrinsically visual directors whose work needs to be seen, not described. ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3.5/5 88% Shrek (2001) The animation, with its dimensional verisimilitude, is beguiling and the whole package ends with a noncloying dash of uplift. ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Nov 25, 2013
86% The Blair Witch Project (1999) No doubt part of the reason that the film has affected some viewers so intensely is because it requires them to fill in a lot of blank spaces, to exercise a perceptive muscle which, especially among younger viewers, may have grown flabby from neglect. ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Oct 5, 2013
3% Battlefield Earth (2000) It's incessantly loud, underlit and badly directed -- actually not so much directed as ineptly assembled, with no action sequence going unbotched. ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted May 28, 2013
4/5 100% Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) With Bresson, patience is rewarding, and not just because Balthazar has an ending both strangely beautiful and profoundly sad. It's worth the effort to connect to this singular vision, one that's austere and humane in equal measure. ‐ Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 5, 2013
77% Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2005) [A] big, beautifully photographed and somewhat mushy film. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 11, 2005
2/5 72% Mondovino (2005) It's informative but not very entertaining -- unless you stay up nights worrying about the globalization of the wine industry, that is. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 5, 2005
3/5 96% Born Into Brothels (2004) A film that's ultimately more charmingly bittersweet than truly disturbing. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 17, 2005
2.5/5 68% Seducing Doctor Lewis (La grande séduction) (2004) Too faithful to the well-worn formula of mixing homegrown eccentricity with a slathering of sentiment, and it never really takes off. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Dec 9, 2004
3.5/5 73% Zelary (2004) A detailed tale well told. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 18, 2004
2/5 41% Zhou Yu's Train (2004) Zhou Yu's Train looks good, but there's no denying that there's very little lurking underneath its pretty surface. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2004
4/5 95% Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003) It's a harsh story told against a lush backdrop, sad without being sentimental and instructive without being preachy. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 4, 2004
4/5 87% Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003) It's a throwback to the days when horror movies often had a certain visual grandeur. And while one may miss a modern frisson or two, there's still a great deal of dreadful beauty to relish. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 7, 2004
3.5/5 37% Sylvia (2003) This could be very dreary stuff if it weren't for Gwyneth Paltrow, who is pitch perfect as Plath. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Nov 14, 2003
2.5/5 24% Masked and Anonymous (2003) The idea of a movie where Dylan essentially plays himself sounds kind of promising. Maybe someday that movie will get made. It's not this one. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2003
2.5/5 88% The Cuckoo (2003) A pretty good film -- a dark comedy rigorously observed -- until Rogozhkin reveals himself to be just another New Age softie. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2003
64% Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002) Along with the smudgy visuals, the first part of the movie goes heavy on the shock cuts and sudden loud noises -- effective interruptions in a narrative that leans toward the quiet and introspective. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2003
3/5 78% Tadpole (2002) Its direction, its script, and Weaver's performance as a vaguely discontented woman of substance make for a mildly entertaining 77 minutes, if that's what you're in the mood for. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Aug 22, 2002
3.5/5 74% Under the Sun (Under solen) (2000) Under the Sun succeeds in direct proportion to one's ability to fall in sync with its tentative pace and low-keyed mood. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 14, 2002
4/5 83% The Mystery of Picasso (Le mystère Picasso) (2000) It is, in a sense, the ultimate art film. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 14, 2002
83% L.I.E. (2001) It seems brave, in its restrained fashion, and when Cox is on-screen you feel it's getting close to some uncomfortable truth. ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Oct 19, 2001