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Walter Chaw

Walter Chaw
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ghost in the Shell is a terrible Ghost in the Shell movie. But it's a great Scarlett Johansson movie.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/4 80% Personal Shopper (2017) I recognize that I love Personal Shopper for the mystery it builds not intratextually, but intertextually. There is a larger play in Assayas's work.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
1/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Just sort of silly and twee.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
1/4 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) At the end of it all, the picture's only real saving grace is John C. Reilly as a castaway WWII airman who lands a few one-liners the way that only Reilly can, while off-setting the general shittiness of the rest of the human interaction.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/4 92% Logan (2017) Logan when, in the aftermath, our heroes navigate a battleground littered with non-combatants. For all the wrestling in the Marvel Universe with collateral damage, this is the best, most devastating representation of it.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
3/4 85% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) The innovation of Girl is that Melanie is, in fact, a monster... Horror films are best when they borrow from and reflect reality. There isn't anything scarier than truth; dig it.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) Gloriously, fantastically stupid from beginning to end, Fifth Generation legend Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall is also, you know, not terrible on the grand scale of terrible things.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
3/4 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness is lurid unto beautiful, exquisite pulp, just barmy enough to attract a cult and just smart enough to deserve it.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
3.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 isn't perfect. Doesn't matter. It's fantastic.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
1.5/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A low bar for inauthenticity, and by the third or fourth joke about how corny the old TV show is, you remember the old TV show had more meta intelligence in any ten minutes of a given episode than the whole of this exhausting exercise.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
4/4 85% Silence (2017) Like the resolution of Ted Chiang's Tower of Babylon, there is no answer in inward faith: there's only the outward expression of grace. Silence is a masterpiece.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
3/4 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out works the way it does because of its emotional purity. Chris's discomfort is real; Rose's chagrin with the way her family is behaving is real.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) I could go on. The film certainly does.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
1/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) It's the kind of movie where you compliment the performances and then trail off because there's nothing much left to say that won't make you sound like a jerk.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
4/4 88% 20th Century Women (2017) 20th Century Women, itself melancholic, is a medicine for melancholy. ‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
4/4 95% Paterson (2016) Jarmusch was always funny, but there's warmth now, too.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
2.5/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) an effective weepie, yet there are moments where it demonstrates that it could have been a good deal more than that.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
1/4 31% Passengers (2016) It's the feature-length adaptation of that article about how to talk to a girl wearing headphones.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
1/4 93% Fences (2016) Get it? Gabriel with his trumpet? Man, you ain't even listening.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A deep cut for Star Wars fanatics,‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
3/4 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Understanding both its failures and its attraction is the only chance we really have.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
2.5/4 96% Moana (2016) What works best about Moana are its moments of cultural peculiarity.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
1/4 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's an intensely personal picture. That's its greatest strength, along with its greatest weakness. It may not be for anyone else. ‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
2/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) I hope Steve Kloves decides he wants to write the next one.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
3.5/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Fede Alvarez is the real deal‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
2.5/4 88% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) fitfully-fascinating‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) I've wondered often since seeing Manchester by the Sea how Lee is doing. Well, I hope.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
2/4 90% Into the Inferno (2016) He's an old softie, now. That's incredibly boring.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
2/4 83% Una (2016) These two have a genuine fission in their interplay that makes it all feel dangerous. ‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
2/4 85% Sully (2016) An elderly film by an elderly filmmaker for an elderly audience‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
3/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is always in tension with itself. Sometimes it wins and turns into something absolutely, rapturously lovely. Sometimes it loses.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
1/4 93% La La Land (2016) Step Up 6: Awards Season‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/4 94% Arrival (2016) It's the fulfillment of what great fiction can do, particularly genre fiction.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
0/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Brutally bad‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/4 97% In a Lonely Place (1950) It's a deeply Freudian film that happens to understand Freud--testament to its enduring, unshakable nature.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/4 91% No Way Out (1987) No Way Out is a secret noir.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) You can find fault, and easily, with its prose, but when it's right, it's right in exactly the right way.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
3.5/4 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Bridging the gap between Charlie Kaufman movies‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/4 57% The Dark Half (1993) another variation on the Monkey Shines conceit of Jungian shadows and Freudian id manifestations‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
1.5/4 50% Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (1988) a lot of awful performances in the service of a lousy script.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
1.5/4 75% Knightriders (1981) feels less "spartan" on purpose than "affectless" by accident.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
0/4 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) There are many ways you could go in attacking something like Dirty Grandpa. ‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
1.5/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) bland, empty, crowd-pleasing, middlebrow gruel for the sedate appreciation of people who are almost dead.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
1/4 35% Ghost Story (1981) The Shining is about decay. Ghost Story talks about decay. ‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 91% The Witch (2016) I can't wait to see it again, but I'm afraid to.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
3.5/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) the cinema of delight‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Writing about Malick now inspires flights of poesy.‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) the Coens at their most and least cynical. Amen and hallelujah. - ‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
2/4 84% Deadpool (2016) The primogenitor of Deadpool is Dennis Miller's '90s standup: sneering, smarmy, arch, and peppered with pop-culture references‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/4 96% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) says something wonderful about who we are when we're at our best. ‐ Film Freak Central
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016