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Chuck Bowen

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 97% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Throughout the documentary, Benjamin Ree upsets conventions, offering a moving portrait of two lost souls.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
2.5/4 24% Inheritance (2020) Simon Pegg occasionally fulfills the nightmarish potential of the film's fairy-tale premise.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
3/4 100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) In this time of peril and chaos, Elizabeth Carroll's documentary is a balm for the soul.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
1.5/4 42% Capone (2020) Every scene is virtually self-contained, and so Capone feels as if it's starting all over again from frame to frame. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/4 88% Spaceship Earth (2020) The film offers a refuge of idealism and intellectuality in an age that's actively hostile to both of those qualities. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
2.5/4 91% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2020) The film's early scenes turn the stuff of paying bills and managing kids into manna for an unsettlingly intimate domestic thriller.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
2/4 73% The Wretched (2020) The filmmakers don't examine the psychological terror, the bitterness, and lust that gave rise to many of the works they cherish.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
2/4 90% Bull (2020) Director Annie Silverstein tries to enrich the tropes of her class-conscious buddy scenario by canceling them out.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
2/4 39% The Quarry (2020) Only Michel Shannon's off-kilter timing brings The Quarry to sporadic life.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
3/4 84% Deerskin (2020) In Deerskin, Quentin Dupieux mines the absurdism that is his signature with newfound forcefulness.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
3/4 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) The film allows that we are complicit in privilege for our fascination and envy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/4 70% Siberia (2020) Abel Ferrara doesn't require traditional dream logic, as his grasp of the nitty-gritty quotidian of longing is inherently uncanny. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
3/4 89% Swallow (2020) Fortunately for the film, Carlo Mirabella-Davis continually springs scenes that either transcend or justify his preaching. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/4 91% The Assistant (2020) With The Assistant, writer-director Kitty Green offers a top-to-bottom portrait of incremental dehumanization, and, on its terms, the film is aesthetically, tonally immaculate. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
2.5/4 71% Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2020) What distinguishes the film from much of its ilk is Albert Shin's ongoing taste for peculiar and unsettling details.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
2.5/4 81% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) Robertson's sadness, his sense of having witnessed friends and collaborators get washed away by bitterness and addiction, was more fulsomely evoked by Scorsese in The Last Waltz.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
2/4 77% Buffaloed (2020) The filmmakers allow their characters to learn the usual humanist lessons, in the process eliding the ramifications of their scenario.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/4 100% Cane River (2020) The film's awkwardness is expressive of the pain and confusion of wrestling with truths that shake one's conception of identity.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3.5/4 61% New York, New York (1977) New York, New York, like most Martin Scorsese films, is about the trials and glories of making art.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
2.5/4 No Score Yet Guns Of The Trees (1962) The film is but one deliberately imperfect piece of a vast slipstream.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
2.5/4 91% Weathering with You (2020) Contemporary outrage could've potentially counterpointed the film's increasingly mawkish tendencies. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
2.5/4 55% The Informer (2020) Outside of the Easy Money series, Kinnaman has rarely been allowed to utilize his tightly wound intensity this explicitly.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
2.5/4 57% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) The film's skittishness is particularly maddening considering that Woody Allen has nothing to artistically to prove.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/4 91% Clemency (2019) Chinonye Chukwu's film is a morality play with a true sense of contradiction and melancholia. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/4 92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) The true shock of Rolling Thunder Revue is in how good, how alive, Dylan is on stage.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Ironically, Clint Eastwood is as condescending of Jewell as the bureaucrats he despises.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
3/4 99% Midnight Family (2019) It's the mix of the humane and the calculating that gives the film its empathetic power.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/4 92% In Fabric (2019) Strickland's film is another fetish object that rues the perils of fetishism.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/4 68% Little Joe (2019) Jessica Hausner confidently expresses a thorny and disturbing theme, though perhaps with too much confidence.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
2.5/4 73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) Kim Longinotto is so eager to celebrate her hero that she also glides past thornier portions of Letizia Battaglia's life. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
1.5/4 68% Adopt a Highway (2019) Viewed charitably, its sketchy protagonist and vague atmosphere are meant to achieve the effect of a parable.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
2.5/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) After its promising first act, Craig Brewer's film becomes a series of fleeting bits, allowing questions to pile up. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.5/4 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) The film mixes a self-help message with moments of hard, cruel detail.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 94% The Dead Center (2019) The film is in tune with the need to remain lucid and empathetic while in the maw of human extremity. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
1.5/4 4% Mary (2019) Mary comes to feel as if lacks a through line, collapsing into a series of disconnected horror-movie beats.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
3/4 71% Low Tide (2019) Kevin McMullin displays a piercing awareness of the tensions that drive the dynamics of adolescent outsiders. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
1.5/4 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) Vincenzo Natali's film divests itself of stakes in the name of total meaninglessness. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/4 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) First Love reveals itself to be an elegant and haunting Takashi Miike film in throwaway clothing.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
2/4 78% Loro (2019) Like most of Paolo Sorrentino's films, Loro is closer to a stylistic orgy than an existential rumination on Italy's heritage.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
2/4 59% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) The Dardennes maintain a distance from Ahmed as a way of celebrating their refusal to reduce him to any easy psychological bullet points. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 57% Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière) (2019) Arnaud Desplechin evinces a glancing touch with showing how social tension and need inform law and crime.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2.5/4 65% The Sound of Silence (2019) A wonderful high concept is compromised for another story of lonely people learning to connect. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
2.5/4 60% A Girl Missing (Yokogao) (2020) Kôji Fukada adores stray textures that stick in the proverbial throat and free-associatively affirm his characters' rootlessness. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/4 86% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) The tactility of earlier Hirokazu Kore-eda imagery has been traded for a softer, more luscious, nevertheless melancholic dream world. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/4 92% Say Amen, Somebody (1982) Throughout, artists intermingle in scenes that have been rendered with an Altman-esque sense of personal panorama.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
1.5/4 14% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) The film is so clichéd and scattershot as to make Copycat look like Peeping Tom by comparison.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
2.5/4 83% Official Secrets (2019) Gavin Hood wrings suspense out of the parsing of the nuances of evidence and the tapping of mysterious contacts.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/4 98% One Child Nation (2019) Rich in intimate detail, the film attains a more epic power as it burrows deeper into the effects of China's one-child policy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/4 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The film's action is the most extreme encapsulation yet of Dwayne Johnson's bombastic blockbuster work.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
100% Streetwise (1984) Bell proves uncannily adept at capturing moments that seem to encapsulate a subject's entire emotional temperature.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019