Chuck Wilson

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  • Sam Esmail's first film has a visual assurance that suggests the arrival of a gifted director, but the characters he's created are so off-putting that viewers aren't likely to appreciate the beauty surrounding them. While waiting in line to view...

  • The Drop, the richly textured, beautifully acted film collaboration between Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and novelist-turned-screenwriter Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), takes place in the present, but its...

  • 9 months ago | Film Reviews

    The Drop, the richly textured, beautifully acted film collaboration between Belgian director Michaël R. Roskam (Bullhead) and novelist-turned-screenwriter Dennis Lehane (Mystic River), takes place in the present, but its heart lies in the noi...

  • As Above, So Below is sometimes creepy but mostly silly, which is too bad because the film's cramped subterranean setting is inherently unnerving. Fearless, beautiful Scarlett (Perdita Weeks) is an English archaeologist desperate to...

  • In writer-director Kit Candler's debut feature, the actors do powerful work despite a screenplay whose plotting often feels forced and schematic. Thirteen-year-old Jacob (Josh Wiggins) has been put on juvenile probation in his small Texas town...

  • Watermark is a documentary filled with images both beautiful and wrenching, yet the film as a whole is a disappointment. In her Manufactured Landscapes (2006), filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal explored the working methods of renowned...