Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson
Chuck Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68% Beautiful Boy (2018) Imperfect yet affecting.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) A Prayer Before Dawn feels scarily authentic, and may be too much for some. But there are moments of grace amid the setting's despair.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Buddies (1985) Thirty-three years after its initial release, the film remains as affecting as ever.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
60% Another Kind of Wedding (2018) A comedy that presents Kathleen Turner and Frances Fisher as feuding life partners should be irresistible, but Another Kind of Wedding proves more irritating than charming.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Horror fans trust Blumhouse, so why waste the brand on a flick as lame as Truth or Dare?‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is completely gripping, and in a film fully reliant on facial communication, exquisitely acted by those amazing kids, and by Krasinski and Blunt, who've never been better.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
40% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Has a slow and rather grim first half, but then, in the home stretch, takes a welcome turn into the seriously silly.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr's lifetime, but in this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman - "I'm a very simple, complicated person" - finally gets her due.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
89% Wait for Your Laugh (2017) A disappointment.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
100% Diamond Island (2016) This kind of narrative inexactitude might drive some viewers crazy, but there's an emotional truth to it, too.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
83% Tom of Finland (2017) Why does Tom of Finland play like an over-cited term paper? The film is jammed with incident and detail but there's little flow to the storytelling ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
88% Super Dark Times (2017) Both a thriller and meditation on the loss of innocence, Super Dark Times is rich with the minutiae of a bygone era ... but Phillips and screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski press hard against the instinct for nostalgia.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
25% Unlocked (2017) Unlocked feels like a 1970s-style conspiracy thriller, which makes it a perfect fit for the 76-year-old Apted, whose wonderfully varied career includes the James Bond flick, The World Is Not Enough.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
49% Churchill (2017) So full of movie clichés and high melodrama that it's sometimes hard not to giggle - and one should never laugh at the prime minister.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
60% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) [A] beautifully produced but dramatically wobbly epic.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
36% Live Cargo (2017) The need to tell a story and the desire not to collide in Live Cargo, the narratively uneven but visually exquisite debut feature from writer-director Logan Sandler.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
94% Midsummer in Newtown (2017) Slightly uneven yet deeply affecting ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
92% The Lion in Winter (1968) All that's ever mattered about The Lion in Winter are Hepburn and O'Toole, and the pleasure we take from watching two masters inspire each other to greatness. Scenery chewing has rarely been so artful.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
14% Tank 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) (2016) A last-minute flurry of action and a final plot twist aren't enough to redeem this busy but tedious thriller.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
91% Uncle Howard (2016) A bit disjointed but also vibrant and loving, much like its subject.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
100% A Stray (2016) Most of the turns of plot feel organic, ours to discover, as long as we're paying attention.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
20% The David Dance (2016) [A] painfully dull film ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) Bates is a shameless ham throughout, but when she works her magic on Trotter's end-of-movie speech to Gilly, resistance is futile.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
78% Closet Monster (2016) It wouldn't work at all if the filmmaker hadn't lucked into an actor as gifted as Jessup.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
71% The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) (2016) In his lovely new film, Argentine director Daniel Burman mixes reality with fiction in inventive ways.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
91% Zero Days (2016) Since no terrorist group or nation state has ever claimed credit for Stuxnet, Gibney can only hypothesize about its origins, but he makes an alarmingly lucid (if circumstantial) case for the culpability of the United States and Israel.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) The 93-year-old is a legend with a zillion stories - so why is the new documentary about his life so unsatisfying?‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
92% Heaven Can Wait (1943) Heaven Can Wait may be 73 years old, but it's vibrant and alive, and teaching us anew the central language of film.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
20% Who's Driving Doug (2016) The road-trip drama Who's Driving Doug is earnest but not overly sweet - a blessing for a film with built-in sentimentality traps.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
7% Misconduct (2016) Shimosawa's debut feature boasts an elegant visual style and a mystery plot with so many absurd twists that the film becomes enjoyable high melodrama.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
9% Martyrs (2016) Proves only that what is repellent in French is equally so in English.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2016
67% Krampus (2015) The movie sends mixed messages. It's hard, but gooey, too. Trick 'r Treat showed that Dougherty has a mean streak (with wit), but with Krampus, he's clearly been charged with delivering a wide-appeal PG-13 film.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
62% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015) Led by the honorably dour Firth and the charisma-free Harington, MI-5 is convoluted and dull ...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
100% Top Spin (2015) These "kids" turn out to be wiser than their years - wiser than most of us, probably - as they both win and lose with an enviable grace.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
71% The Looking Glass (2015) An overlong but deeply felt film about a dying woman trying to connect with her granddaughter.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
96% The Russian Woodpecker (2015) The Russian Woodpecker is very much like Fedor himself -- eccentric as hell, smart as a whip, and, at the end of the day, a heartbreaker.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015
100% Movement And Location (2015) Movement and Location is an original and intelligent immigrant drama with a title so academic (and uncommercial) that you might want to give the filmmakers a firm talking-to.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
25% Hellions (2015) Hellions is unsettling, but in all the wrong ways.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
83% Uncle John (2015) Thanks to Ashton's brilliant, career-defining performance, we're made to see that the only thing worse than doing evil deeds is being nice enough to feel guilty about them.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
38% Contracted: Phase II (2015) The filmmakers don't appear fully committed to the idea of a zombie apocalypse, so no sense of dread (or suspense) ever takes hold.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
83% Paulette (2013) It's all pure hokum, perfect for a Shirley MacLaine remake, but it's lovely to see Lafont carrying a film so effortlessly.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) If the kids think this is the scariest thing ever, then so be it.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2015
No Score Yet We Are Kings (2014) We Are Kings is that rare thing: a film about musicians where you actually look forward to the next song. ‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2015
41% Comet (2014) Esmail frames his lovers against landscapes that are richly textured and swooningly romantic, but they prove unworthy of the fuss.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2014
100% Flamenco, Flamenco (2010) A viewer may not connect, emotionally, with every number, and may even dislike a few, but that, too, the film suggests, is the nature of flamenco. We bring to it whoever we are in the given moment.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2014
97% Housebound (2014) Hard to categorize -- horror-comedy? mystery-thriller? -- but lots of fun to watch.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2014
73% Algorithms (2014) Three visually impaired teenage boys from India who play chess at the championship level are the subject of this slow-moving yet soulful documentary.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2014
54% The Houses October Built (2014) The scary Halloween house at your local amusement park is child's play compared to the "extreme haunts" that fill this uneven but intriguing found-footage horror flick.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2014
86% For Those In Peril (2014) The film's finale is wild and daring and so perfectly executed that it marks Wright as one of the film year's most audacious new voices.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
80% The Little Bedroom (2014) Decades apart in age, Caille and Bouquet both exemplify artful restraint - deciphering their tiniest gesture is a deeply rewarding experience.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2014