Walter Chaw, Decider

Walter Chaw


Denver, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Walter:

Guillermo Del Toro Tells Dark Tales, But Tales That Are Nonetheless Filled With Hope

Del Toro excels at telling fables populated by monsters. → Read More

Ray Liotta Was Scary As Hell, And Truly Something Wild

There’s something particularly and profoundly touching about broken people working to be the best versions of themselves. → Read More

‘Deep Water’ Is The Best Book-to-Screen Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Dark, Nihilistic Body of Work

Strangers On A Train remains the best film to be based on a Highsmith novel, though. → Read More

John Cusack Is The Embodiment of Gen X: Perpetually Out of Place, Perpetually Out Of Time

Cusack long ago established himself as the avatar for disaffected, lovelorn oddballs. → Read More

Geezer Rage: What Happens When The Last Generation Of Movie Stars Get Their AARP Cards?

Here are seven films about aging out of the game, seven portraits of melancholia that becomes acceptance. → Read More

‘A Clockwork Orange’ at 50: A Film That Maintains Its Shocking Power Because Of Its Nihilism

The message of the piece, as it was for so many films from the 1970s, is that there are no actual consequences for the bad guys. → Read More

‘Creepshow’ Season 3 Episode 5 Recap: “Time Out” + “The Things In Oakwood’s Past”

"Time Out" brilliantly reminds viewers that the only thing you really get from working yourself to death is to pass along the message to your children that it's what's required of them, too. → Read More

‘Halloween Kills’ Is The Slasher Equivalent Of ‘Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom’

David Gordon Green's 'Halloween Kills' is grim to the point of nihilistic. It's ugly, sadistic, and mean. → Read More

‘Creepshow’ Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: “The Last Tsuburaya” + “Okay I’ll Bite”

We can't tell you how excited we are to see this series picking up steam again. → Read More

‘Creepshow’ Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: “Mums” + “Queen Bee”

The best episodes of Creepshow capture the camp quality of the film upon which it’s based. These two episodes, however, fail that test. → Read More

‘Donnie Darko’ at 20: Richard Kelly’s Cult Classic Remains A Devastating Portrait Of Despair In Our Mad World

"The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had." → Read More

Angelina Jolie’s Return To Action In ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Is Cause For Excitement

Jolie is one of the most compelling stars that cinema has produced in the last few decades, yet she remains unfairly maligned. → Read More

‘Creepshow’ Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: “Pipe Screams” + “Within the Walls of Madness”

Is "Pipe Screams" an expression of minority concerns, or a fantasy of a fearful majority's prejudice? → Read More

‘The Last Of The Mohicans’ Is An Opera Of Testosterone — And Michael Mann’s Best Film

The last twelve minutes of the The Last of the Mohicans are the single best twelve American minutes of film in the last thirty years. → Read More

‘A Creepshow Holiday Special’ Is Exuberantly Reckless With Regards To Sacred Cows

There's delight in A Creepshow Holiday Special, in other words, and a jaunty sense of humor and pace that moves everything along pleasantly. → Read More

‘Sound Of Metal’ Is A Work Of Surpassing Sensitivity and Patience

Riz Ahmed, man. Riz Ahmed. → Read More

‘His House’ Is A Devastating Movie About The Horrors Of Assimilation For Immigrants

This is as keenly observed and sharply-written film about the immigrant experience as anything that we’ve ever seen. → Read More

‘Gunda’ Is An Unparalleled Vehicle For Empathy Towards Animals, And Ourselves

It's 'Au Hasard Balthazar,' only with pigs and no humans. → Read More

‘Maniac Cop’ No Longer Feels Like A Pure Exploitation Picture — It’s A Prescient Precursor To Today’s State of Police Distrust

Pathos is the defining emotion of Maniac Cop. → Read More

‘Masque Of The Red Death’ Is Finding Renewed Relevance In 2020

The parallels between Edgar Allan Poe’s story and the superspreader outbreak of COVID-19 at the White House are impossible to ignore. → Read More