Wilson Kwong

Wilson Kwong
Wilson Kwong's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry
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T-Meter Title | Year
100% The Paper Tigers (2020) The Paper Tigers is crafted with a sense of passion that can only come from a filmmaker who is eager to express their own intimate creativity. Which is impressive for a feature film debut. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
67% 180 Degree Rule (Khate Farzi) (2020) Farnoosh Samadi's first feature is a technically impressive debut but unfortunately falls short of being an accomplished piece of dramatic storytelling. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
74% Shadow in the Cloud (2020) For a film that takes place mostly within the confines of a warplane cockpit, Shadow In The Cloud plays out as a ferociously entertaining thrill ride. Anchored by a strong performance from Chloë Grace Moretz. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
95% Beans (2020) Not that we needed any convincing, but Deer makes a strong argument for why representation and culturally-specific storytelling needs to be a vital part of cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
81% Violation (2020) Violation is a film that doesn't shy away from being brutally honest, and in doing so, creates an immersive experience that will surely stay with audiences. This is truly a stunning debut from two very promising Canadian filmmakers. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
100% A Mermaid in Paris (Une Sirène à Paris) (2020) A Mermaid in Paris is a refreshingly original film about what it means to believe in the things you love, and in doing that, makes a strong argument of why you should love the film itself. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
96% Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business (2020) Being completely self-deprecating and honest, McConnell crafts a vitally important piece of cinema that will certainly resonate with anyone who has an appreciation for the art form itself. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
86% Wet Season (2019) There's certainly a lot to unpack in a film like Wet Season, and it's something that will surely stick with you for a very long time. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
57% The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (2019) Overall, Drug Lords is certainly an entertaining piece of filmmaking that will still delight fans of Hong Kong cinema. But on a more objective level, it just fails to engage in a way that its premise and onscreen credits would have suggested. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
100% Chasing Dream (2019) The film demonstrates that the ageing filmmaker is still attempting to reach beyond his own comfort zone, which is certainly an exciting thing for the world of cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
No Score Yet Ordinary Justice (Palazzo di giustizia) (2020) Ordinary Justice is a quiet film with a loud impact, and far from an ordinary courtroom drama. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
100% Twilight's Kiss (Suk Suk) (2019) Yeung has crafted a film that relishes on its local roots, but also has a strong universal thematic presence that easily reaches out to any viewer hoping to experience an emotional narrative. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
100% Death of Nintendo (2020) Although Death of Nintendo may not be the most ingenious piece of filmmaking, it does manage to find a focal point of inspiration despite adhering to the very familiar tropes of the coming-of-age narrative. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
63% The Intruder (El prófugo) (2020) Audiences looking for a straightforward psychological thriller with some planted scares will be pleasantly surprised with what it has to offer. It's a film that has so much to say, and luckily, uses the great Érica Rivas as its capably talented messenger. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
83% Undine (2020) Both Paula Beer and Franz Rogowski are once again astoundingly convincing in their respective roles, which helps elevate the film's atypical rendering of a romanticized fairytale set in the modernized world. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
20% Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020) Berlin Alexanderplatz is a grand and ambitious film that has a great start but simply loses its narrative focus by trying to juggle a few too many things. It's an unfortunate letdown given the narrative's very apparent potential. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
100% My Little Sister (Schwesterlein) (2020) Schwesterlein (My Little Sister) is intensely emotional and manages to defy some of the typical tropes bounded to a narrative of this nature. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
43% The Roads Not Taken (2020) The film itself is far from perfect, but a thoughtfully touching father-daughter relationship between Bardem and Fanning helps steer it in the right direction. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
100% Days (Rizi) (2020) It's far from the norm of what one expects from a film, and requires more work than one might be agreeable to. Yet somehow, in a truly remarkable fashion, it still manages to feel like cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
90% Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness (2020) This emerging filmmaker is showing no signs of dampening his creative intentions. With his latest effort, he's crafted a socially conscious film while making some truly bold cinematic choices. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) For such a quietly paced film, The Assistant certainly tackles a very serious topic through an intensely contemplative lens. They've created a rare piece of cinema that is able to dramatize a distinctly horrific topic in the most unassuming way. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
96% First Cow (2020) It's hard not to leave First Cow feeling somewhat empty and underwhelmed, which is unfortunate given how layered and complex the film set out to be. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
94% Anne at 13,000 ft (2020) Anne at 13,000 ft might not be exciting in the traditional sense, but it's a film with hard-earned dramatic realism, and that is a type of excitement we don't often see in cinema. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
92% Be Water (2020) Be Water not only reminds us of Lee's monumental accomplishments, it does so in the most humanistic way possible. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) There's a lot to digest here, and Possessor is the kind of film that will sit with you long after the credits start rolling. It's a deeply immersive roller coaster ride that came out of the mind of a Cronenberg, but one that only Brandon could've made. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Hittman truly knocks this one way out of the park by crafting a brutally realistic film that is both beautiful and painful to watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
91% Miss Americana (2020) It might not be overly apparent on the surface, but Miss Americana is socially responsible filmmaking at its finest, which is certainly a pleasant surprise. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
81% Let It Snow (2019) You're likely to have an endearing cinematic experience because Let It Snow is all about the feels. And that, is something that hits the mark for everyone, regardless of how old you are. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
87% Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) Any overarching sense of legacy is almost absent until the closing moments, which truly feels like a wasted opportunity. In the end, Ip Man 4: The Finale simply feels more like a mid-chapter episode, rather than a true finale. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
48% American Son (2019) American Son may not be a groundbreaking piece of filmmaking, but that's not what it was meant to be either. The film is a transformative adaptation that attempts to elevate elements of its original source material through the cinematic medium. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
77% My Zoe (2019) Julie Delpy goes beyond expectations by delving into the emotional ruins of conflicting morality with such perfection, and proves herself to be a truly remarkable filmmaker. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
90% Blood Quantum (2020) Although the zombie genre can seem overplayed at times, Blood Quantum manages to be creative, while somehow also maintaining the genre's known sensibilities. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is cinema at its very best, and will continue to be lauded as a timeless masterpiece. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019