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2012 Stories by Chuck Wilson

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  • Tom Cruise Scores as the Strapping Jack Reacher

    published December 19, 2012

    In his 2005 novel One Shot, writer Lee Child lays out nine rules for surviving a five-against-one alley fight, a challenge his hero, the... More >>

  • American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness

    published December 19, 2012

    "We've traded our Declaration of Independence for dependence on corporations and our Bill of Rights for corporate rights," writer-director... More >>

  • Chasing Ice

    published November 7, 2012

    If you recently had a close encounter with the howling demon known as Hurricane Sandy, you might have a renewed belief in global warming. If... More >>

  • Chuck Wilson


    published November 7, 2012

    Reportedly inspired by a violent mugging experienced by writer-director Ciarán Foy, this hopelessly muddled horror movie takes place in... More >>

  • Dust Up

    published October 24, 2012

    Billy Jack meets Rob Zombie meets John Waters in this trippy, gory, not-as-fun-as-it-should-be genre mash-up from writer-director Ward... More >>

  • The Flat

    published October 17, 2012

    It begins as an ordinary, if bittersweet, family event. The 98-year-old grandmother of Israeli filmmaker Arnon Goldfinger has died, and as this... More >>

  • Nobody Walks

    published October 17, 2012

    For her evocative third feature, writer-director Ry Russo-Young has collaborated with filmmaker-actress Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture,... More >>

  • Paranormal Activity 4

    published October 17, 2012

    Are you an electronics moron? Are you incapable of shooting a cell phone video, much less managing the intricacies of a Web cam chat?... More >>

  • Smiley

    published October 10, 2012

    Tell a die-hard horror-movie fan that the latest scary movie is the worst thing ever, and that fan will nod respectfully but still make plans to... More >>

  • End of Watch

    published September 19, 2012

    Born in 1968, filmmaker David Ayer grew up in the infamously troubled region known as South Central Los Angeles. As an adult, his Hollywood... More >>

  • The Oregonian

    published June 6, 2012

    The unnamed Oregonian in question, a young woman (Lindsay Pulsipher) in her twenties, is having a bad day of Lynchian proportions. Bloody and... More >>

  • Hick

    published May 9, 2012

    The white trash family of 13-year-old Luli (Chloé Moretz) includes drunken parents (Juliette Lewis and Anson Mount) and an uncle whose... More >>

  • Kicking and Screaming

    published May 9, 2012

    Guaranteed to make most men feel woefully unprepared for a fistfight to the death, these five action flicks from After Dark Films—each of... More >>

  • Jesus Henry Christ

    published May 2, 2012

    "Egg, meet sperm. Sperm, my mother." And so it is that 10-year-old Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) introduces his mother, Patricia (Toni... More >>

  • No Sparks: The Chemistry Fizzles in Notebook-lite The Lucky One

    published April 18, 2012

    It’s Nicholas Sparks’ world; we just live in it. Sparks, in case you haven’t scanned the paperback racks lately,... More >>

  • ATM

    published April 4, 2012

    When pulling up to a remote ATM kiosk at 1 a.m. in subfreezing wind, it's generally unwise to park 100 feet from the door. Sure, the brisk run... More >>

  • Kill List

    published February 1, 2012

    Hit men have bills to pay, too, and sometimes a kid to feed and an anxious wife to placate even as they worry that their reputation in the... More >>

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