Wes Greene

Wes Greene
Wes Greene's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine
Publications: Slant Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 97% Maiden (2019) Director Alex Holmes ultimately takes a frustratingly simplistic approach to his thematically rich material. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet A Bigger Splash (1974) Jack Hazan's portrait of David Hockney stands between documentary and fictional film, reality and fantasy. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/4 71% All Is True (2019) It's an unfussy, intimate chamber drama that's fearless in confronting the attitudes of its exalted subject. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2/4 92% If the Dancer Dances (2019) It's less of an insightful backstage documentary than a gushing, sycophantic love letter to the late Merce Cunningham. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
2.5/4 82% Someone Great (2019) The film plays like a mixtape of various sensibilities, partly beholden to the self-contained form of the bildungsroman. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
1/4 15% The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) In a film that features Charles Manson and his disciples, there's something unsavory about presenting Sharon Tate as one of the crazy ones. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
1/4 64% Unicorn Store (2019) Brie Larson's directorial debut is nothing so much as a series of quirks. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/4 73% A Land Imagined (2018) Writer-director Yeo Siew Hua suggests that becoming another person is as easy as dreaming it. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/4 14% An Acceptable Loss (2019) Writer-director Joe Chappelle's An Acceptable Loss is a B movie with a morally urgent message. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
100% The Grief of Others (2018) This a much leaner film in terms of narrative incident than In the Family, though it paves the way for Patrick Wang to step into new artistic terrain. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
2.5/4 88% What They Had (2018) What They Had gracefully coasts on its patient observations of one family's dynamics, but once the third act hits, Elizabeth Chomko goes about neatly tidying up seemingly every loose end. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
2/4 88% All About Nina (2018) Right out of the gate, the film only sees a kind of blunt irony in this blurring of her public and private selves. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2018
3/4 92% Nico, 1988 (2018) The unflashy, austere visual style of the film is but a veneer over writer-director Susanna Nicchiarelli's deceptively radical treatment of the musical biopic. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
2/4 71% Moss (2018) Daniel Peddle's film emphasizes, for better and worse, the crushing monotony of living in insolated parts of the Deep South. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2.5/4 84% First Match (2018) The film traffics in the same tired and sentimental clichés that hamper so many sports dramas. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2/4 71% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) Cédric Klapisch correlates wine's complex arrangement of flavors to the complexity of memory itself, which, it should be said, is the most nuanced of the filmmaker's wine metaphors. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
1.5/4 17% Dear Dictator (2018) The potential comic absurdities of the premise are squandered as soon as the film settles into a tepid coming-of-age tale. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
3/4 80% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) The film's pale-hued, Flash-like animation is abundant in detailed backgrounds that make the characters stand out like placards, allowing for Liu's critique of modern China to land with maximum force. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
2/4 63% My Art (2018) Laurie Simmons isn't so much creating art as a means to explore cinema's effect on identity as she is conducting an act of indulgence. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
2.5/4 95% Chavela (2017) The film's hopscotching-in-time structure, informed by specific remembrances of Chavela Vargas's life, is refreshingly unconventional. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
1.5/4 13% The Summoning (Planetarium) (2017) Given all its clumsily executed genre detours and tonal fluctuations, Rebecca Zlutowski's Planetarium suggests an amateur juggling act. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
2.5/4 74% Amnesia (2017) Amnesia ultimately delivers rich insights about its main characters' relationship to their backgrounds. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2.5/4 85% Band Aid (2017) At its most honest, the film wrestles with the reluctance or unwillingness of women to fulfill ostensibly requisite roles. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
3/4 100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) The film plays like one of the Grateful Dead's seminal concerts: protracted and digressive, yet intricate in its design. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
1.5/4 70% Little Boxes (2017) The film's default mode is to lazily skewer suburbanites as cartoonishly privileged yuppies. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/4 94% SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017) Throughout, the content and tenor of certain stories told by Mick Rock ambitiously inform the film's style. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
2/4 36% Live Cargo (2017) The faces in Logan Sandler's film, like the landscapes of the paradise setting, only convey an empty sort of ambiguity. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Boundaries (Pays) (2016) The film's jarring and experimental shifts in tone reflect the untidy side of life that the three main characters find themselves in. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3/4 96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud's Seasons is a nature documentary that reveals itself as a story of tragic usurpation. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
2.5/4 62% Come And Find Me (2016) Aaron Paul possesses an innate everyman quality that lends itself well to writer-director Zack Whedon's film. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
2/4 67% Rainbow Time (2016) Linas Phillips's contrived sense of follow-through betrays the truthfulness of his initial characterizations. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
2.5/4 74% Danny Says (2016) It ends on a muted whimper of a note that one doesn't expect given that the film's subject is such an immensely entertaining raconteur. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
3/4 78% A Family Affair (2016) The film gives the impression of being transmitted from someone's memory, or a journal comprised of unorganized entries. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
.5/4 No Score Yet Happy Birthday! (2016) It plays like it was written by a bro who just discovered the early films of Quentin Tarantino. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
2/4 33% Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2016) Mirai Konishi's documentary inevitably reveals itself to be an elaborate infomercial for Westerners. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/4 80% Joshy (2016) The film feels most real, even at its most absurd, when focused on the idea of closure as a kind of fantasy. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
2.5/4 88% Phantom Boy (2016) The filmmakers are thankfully willing to render, with unremitting vigor, how grief can batter the human heart. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/4 86% Nakom (2017) Nakom depicts a culture rarely ever shown on screen, and yet Iddrisu's struggle to move forward without betraying his upbringing reflects feelings that are unmistakably universal. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
No Score Yet Return To Waterloo (1985) Ray Davies seamlessly transitions to the role of director and shapes his artistry for a new format. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2016
2.5/4 89% The Tainted Veil (2015) The filmmakers refuse to promote a political agenda of their own in order to let the varied convictions of others foster a necessary dialogue. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
3/4 79% Kingdom Of Shadows (2015) The visible numbness and empty stares of the doc's three subjects painfully evoke years of being gripped by the war on drugs. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
2/4 29% Reversion (2015) It may look like a dream, but it plays like someone reading a congressional report on corporate finagling out loud. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
2.5/4 95% The Creeping Garden (2015) It's something unique for both a genre exercise and a documentary: a science-fiction film that doesn't contain an ounce of fiction. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
2.5/4 100% Becoming Bulletproof (2014) The trust that Bulletproof's filmmakers have in their cast and their talent is humanely and succinctly illustrated throughout. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
3.5/4 82% I Touched All Your Stuff (2015) A documentary whatsit acutely aware of the inherent performance people put into social discourse to maintain appearances. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2015
3/4 80% Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014) Rarely do the interviewees express their own thoughts on Beltracchi, as Birkenstock lets him speak for himself, for better and for worse. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2015
2/4 94% Rosenwald (2015) Director Aviva Kempner profile of Julius Rosenwald suggests a 60 Minutes segment stretched to feature length. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2015
2/4 82% Homme Less (2015) Thomas Wirthensohn frequently sinks into dully positing Mark Reay as something close to the pinnacle of human integrity. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2015
.5/4 40% Lucky Stiff (2015) Its irritatingly saccharine tone is such that it shuns grappling with certain characters' dubious and perverse behaviors. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2015
2/4 53% Closer To God (2015) The end result suggests Re-Animator as told through an airless CNN report. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015