Buzzine Magazine

Buzzine Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Staci Layne Wilson
Rating Title/Year Author
A Dangerous Method (2011) Staci Layne Wilson A Dangerous Method is one of the best dramas I have seen all year. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2011
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Staci Layne Wilson Though very well-acted, the story collapses under the weight of its own disjointed melancholia. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2011
Isle of Dogs (2011) Staci Layne Wilson Fans of arch dialogue (Howard chews the considerable scenery in a monologue about dogs, bitches, and loyalty) and those who know their giallo (there's a wonderfully voyeuristic stalk and slash scene) will not be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2011
The Trouble With the Truth (2011) Staci Layne Wilson Lea Thompson and John Shea sit down 'My Dinner With Andre' style and chew the fat about love, life, longing and letting go, in this unexpectedly poignant, often wryly humorous, drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2011
Anonymous (2011) Staci Layne Wilson Directed with the usual sledgehammer hand of actioneer Roland Emmerich, the purple prose of the Elizabethan poet is mauled into the blue balls of Queen Elizabeth's suitors as the not-so-virgin Queen reigns supreme in the halls of shame. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2011
Micmacs (2009) Staci Layne Wilson There was too much slapstick for my personal taste, but the people are endearing, the mechanization of the action is soufflé light, and the color, cinematography and overall awe-factor are undeniably captivating. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009) Staci Layne Wilson Director Jan Kounen's complex, considered style brings to mind the '70s-era work of Bertolucci or Bergman; little is explained, but all is shown %u2014 this is definitely a coffee, pie and conversation-after type film. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
Robin Hood (2010) Staci Layne Wilson Who doesn't smile at the thought of the tale of rollicking Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and the Merry Men? I can name a couple: Director Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe. This dour duo bring a heretofore unexplored gloom and doom to the age-old fable. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
The Doors: When You're Strange (2009) Staci Layne Wilson My eyes were like saucers at the sight of Jim Morrison in all his splendor in never-before-seen 35mm outtakes from the 1969 experimental short film HWY. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2010
(Untitled) (2009) Staci Layne Wilson With the use of Sahara dry satirical wit and subtle, whip-smart mockery, (Untitled) sends up the pretension of the art world with love. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2009
Whip It (2009) Staci Layne Wilson Actor Ellen Page can do no wrong. Unfortunately director Drew Barrymore, screenwriter Shauna Cross, and cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman can. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2009
Youth in Revolt (2009) Staci Layne Wilson Director Miguel Arteta can't quite keep all the balls in the air long enough to sustain the film's running time, but he does manage a bang-up ending that's worth the wait. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2009
Bronson (2008) Staci Layne Wilson While I can't say Bronson is - to lean on a running gag of the movie's - "my cuppa tea," I can't say it isn't art either. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2009
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Staci Layne Wilson It's not only a super cute adventure, perfectly appropriate for kids of all ages, but the vocal talent is a bountiful buffet, to say the least. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2009
The Informant! (2009) Staci Layne Wilson All the ins and outs of the conference-room falsehoods and the jet-setting subterfuge are fun to follow, but it's really the acting, characters, and cleverly interwoven backdrops which make the flick stick. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2009
(500) Days of Summer (2009) Staci Layne Wilson It's all about the architecture of love. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2009
It Might Get Loud (2008) Staci Layne Wilson I was wowed by the unprecedented access to these men and the unconventional take on them as musicians. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2009
Gigantic (2008) Thomas A. Sullivan It's a cute and problematic indie comedy and nothing more, but for what it is, it's satisfying and worthy of my recommendation. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2009
Sleep Dealer (2008) Staci Layne Wilson It's a good story and is well-acted and nicely shot, but its pace is disappointingly plodding. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
Alien Trespass (2009) Staci Layne Wilson Everything is perfected to the letter, but it lacks the oomph of homage movies like Pleasantville, or the fun irony of social satires like Fido. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
Moon (2009) Staci Layne Wilson Moon is definitely one of the better science fiction movies to come out since Children of Men and Sunshine. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
American Swing (2008) Staci Layne Wilson Can't get it up. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
Filth and Wisdom (2008) Staci Layne Wilson Madonna's got her Godard down! EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2008
Burn After Reading (2008) Staci Layne Wilson Burn After Reading is a crime comedy-of-errors that's pretty much flawless. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2008
Choke (2008) Staci Layne Wilson A humdrum conundrum. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2008
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Staci Layne Wilson The documentary, narrated by Johnny Depp, keeps the action moving along, even when there are only audio recording or still photos available to illustrate points - it's visually arresting as well as attention-grabbing. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2008
Viva (2007) Staci Layne Wilson If you love the '70s, and especially if you're a fan of sexploitation comedies like The Happy Hooker or today's me-generation throwbacks like CBS's Swingtown, then you absolutely cannot miss seeing Viva. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2008
The Last Mistress (2007) Staci Layne Wilson The tale is told from the point of view of the man, which is an intriguing tack, but sadly, the sordid story unravels slowly and surprisingly tediously, considering all the emotional interplay, intrigue, gore, and gratuitous sex - I was bored beyond belie EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2008
Quid Pro Quo (2008) Staci Layne Wilson Like a fender-bender to David Cronenberg's Crash, Carlos Brooks' Quid Pro Quo is a tame, yet weird and wonderful love-letter to the walking wounded. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Staci Layne Wilson In a summertime sea of superheroes, Indy emerges once again the coolest crusader of them all. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2008
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) Staci Layne Wilson I wish someone had lost this script in the fire. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2008
CJ7 (2008) Staci Layne Wilson The tragic events and their oddly cavalier presentation make CJ7 one of the most emotionally-scarring kid flicks since 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2008
Never Back Down (2008) Staci Layne Wilson Never Back Down is a compulsory guilty pleasure. Think: Save the Last Dance meets Fight Club meets 8 Mile meets YouTube. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2008
The Bank Job (2008) Staci Layne Wilson One of best in the heist genre I've seen in some time. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2008
Grace Is Gone (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Its saving grace is also its downfall: there is no sappy sentiment, but no emotional pull, either. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2007
The Golden Compass (2007) Staci Layne Wilson All put together, [the awesome] elements do little to inspire awe. In spite of the fact that it's gorgeous, well-acted, and action-packed, The Golden Compass is emotionally inert. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2007
I'm Not There (2007) Staci Layne Wilson I'm Not There is very much there in every sense: visual, aural, emotional. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2007
Enchanted (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Works like a charm! EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2007
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Magorium is not your average character, to say the least... Unfortunately, the film feels very average indeed. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2007
Beowulf (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Straddling an uneasy line between fantasy and reality, this animation technique is more irritating than impressive. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2007
Sleuth (2007) Staci Layne Wilson If you can get in the mood for a talky tête-à-tête, then Sleuth will be right up your lover's lane. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Staci Layne Wilson For fans who say they'd pay to watch Brad Pitt read the Yellow Pages -- well, your money might be better-spent on that. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2007
In the Valley of Elah (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Intelligent, absorbing, and exceedingly well-acted. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2007
Mr. Woodcock (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Billy Bob Thornton: acerbic aces! EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2007
Delirious (2005) Staci Layne Wilson While Delirious doesn't have the sophistication of DiCillo's Living in Oblivion, nor the biting wit of The Real Blonde, it's still worth a look for those who enjoy the entertainment industry's POV. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2007
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Staci Layne Wilson ...a whip-smart rollercoaster ride of bullets and baddies. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2007
Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Live Free or Die Hard is everything a fan of the franchise can expect, and more. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2007
Ratatouille (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Catch this rat! EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2007
Death at a Funeral (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Puts the fun in funeral. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2007
Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007) Staci Layne Wilson Your Mommy Kills Animals will more than likely still draw you in with its unbiased approach -- and, no matter where you stand on the issue of animals, you will definitely learn a lot about people. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2007