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Chris Feil

Chris Feil
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D- 41% Irresistible (2020) [A] pungently toxic dose of cynicism...‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
C- 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) Uncharismatic in the extreme, [Davidson's] performance is entirely out of sync from the demands of Apatow's trademark lovable losers.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
A- 88% Shirley (2020) Everything Decker is doing deftly dodges cliches of period films, biopics, and marriage dramas alike, making for an uncommonly composed example of each of those genres that simultaneously critiques them.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
B- 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) How to Build a Girl charms fully, but doesn't register much deeper than that.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
B- 75% Military Wives (2020) Military Wives is more defined by its modesty than its showmanship, lovely and satisfying but without much in the way of complication or embellishment.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
B 69% The High Note (2020) ... it accidentally sets a ceiling on its potential for greatness, but mostly spends its time hovering near it.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
B 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) History is also peppered with matter-of-fact anachronism and stagy visual tableaus to fresh but not overwhelming effect.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
C 42% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Endings, Beginnings is ultimately an undemanding but mildly absorbing watch that could be much more, especially given that it gets a few key things right about not fetishizing depression onscreen.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
B 67% Liberté (2020) Serra achieves something fascinating through repetition, though the film is by design more compelling to think about than to experience...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
B 72% The Other Lamb (2020) At a brisk 97 minutes, [Szumowska] gets at the deep psychological roots of male domination and renders something as alarming as that should be.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
B- 91% The Invisible Man (2020) What was once meant for the microwaved territory of the would-be Dark Universe has found new, timely, and sometimes ingenious life as a one-off.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
C- 37% Downhill (2020) It all rings of a lack of intention or clear point of view.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey follows a familiar formula for other pseudo-anarchic and violent superhero subversions. But what sets this take apart from the Deadpools of the multiplex is its reversal of their toxicity‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
B 74% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge mines stifled depression and dormant religious punishment for a uniquely unsettling experience, one that might not satisfy all viewers...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
C+ 20% Cats (2019) The ultimate effect of the neon and glitter-drenched CGI extravaganza is Hellraiser 2 by way of Roald Dahl, a family entertainment spectacularly drunk on its own supply of batshit.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B+ 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is a dose of high anxiety filmmaking that's partly Shakespearean tragedy of hubris and part underbelly crime saga...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
D+ 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Embarrasingly ill-conceived, Richard Jewell reductively characterizes all of its players to simplistic cliches, even (perhaps especially) its heroes.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
C+ 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 becomes limited in its capacity for something visceral without deeper established roots in its characters.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
D+ 72% The Aeronauts (2019) That's not hot air filling The Aeronauts for 100 lugubrious minutes, it's just gassy.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
B 91% Clemency (2019) There's a morose expressionism to Chukwu's approach to the material that will be tough for many to stomach, but carries a weight and intellectual vigor that shouldn't be ignored.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
B 90% Dark Waters (2019) Haynes already has [safe], but now he might have a version of its ideas digestible for the masses.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
B- 94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is more in the telling of its personal wounds than what it unfolds or how it resolves.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2019
A 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Arresting the senses and stimulating the mind, Céline Sciamma has made one of the most breathtaking screen romances of the decade...‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
A 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) [T]his is a film more about our relationship with Rogers than the man himself, and that distinction reveals much of the film's ample emotional intelligence.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
C+ 77% Frozen II (2019) Maybe the only purpose Frozen 2's narrative expansion serves is to provide a more compelling foundation for another sequel than the original left for this one.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
C 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) It's missing a soul.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
A 96% The Irishman (2019) Epic in its timeline and intellectual scope, Scorsese has made something funereal and absurdly funny, one that appears in surprising dialogue with his career and place in the modern cinematic landscape.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B- 46% Last Christmas (2019) It's a sugar high of a movie that remains grounded in some substance...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
B- 82% The Report (2019) Burns isn't inventive, but he produces something stoically precise.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B+ 95% Marriage Story (2019) Precise in moments, if softer as a whole, [Baumbach's] overarching attempt here still makes the film feel like a progression of sorts for the writer-director.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
B+ 58% Frankie (2019) Sachs' delicate touch in this beautifully meandering story of love, life, and death makes for something uniquely moving, particularly in the film's quiet final moments.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) [Banderas'] work is exquisitely in sync with what Almodóvar is attempting to achieve, painting for us a soul aching to be released.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Surprising in its observations and developments, the film is has all the makings of one destined for rewatch and deeper examination in perpetuity - a film with the power to continue to reveal things about how we interact and how we survive.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
C 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The film's certainty of its audacity only serves to underline its conceptual tepidness...‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
B- 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Is the master just coasting here? Maybe, but First Love still is an easy treat.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
B 93% Monos (2019) Filled with sensory explosiveness, Monos is an incredibly evocative breakthrough for filmmaker Alejandro Landes.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
C 82% Judy (2019) It's a blend of the somber and the splashy, a sometimes inelegant tonal soup that is nevertheless elevated by a transformative performance from Renée Zellweger as Garland in her most tragic days.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
A- 90% The Lighthouse (2019) [A] duet of delicious artifice and audacity...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
C 63% Resin (Harpiks) (2019) While beautiful, sadly Resin is mostly superficial‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B- 85% Sea Fever (2020) Sea Fever is an oceanic brand of horror that has faded with our taste for cheese, but Hardiman approaches it in a way that revisits the subgenre unpretentious sturdiness.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B 77% The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (2020) Hoss excels here in externalizing Anna's depressive turmoil despite the character's uncommunicative nature.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 88% Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (2019) It's a morbidly funny and grotesque psychological exercise not for the squeamish, but also not without its share of humanism.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 69% Pelican Blood (Pelikanblut) (2019) But the balance of occult and melodrama here make a beguiling mix paired with Gebbe's visual and narrative astuteness.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 97% Knives Out (2019) What makes Knives Out such a joyful experience (and one that should absolutely be seen with a massive crowd) is the catharsis that comes with its very arch depiction of the toxins that currently poison the American culture.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B 89% The Two Popes (2019) This duet of performances finds both actors providing some of their best work in quite some time, each with a rich well of emotional intelligence towards their characters and their scene partner.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Filled with creative ingenuity and a soothingly subdued energy...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B- 93% Saint Maud (2020) A nightmarish vision of martyrdom and repentance, Saint Maud has great work from Clark and wicked tactics in making us squirm...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ 75% The Vigil (2019) With an intricate soundscape and a slow build into the grimly hallucinogenic, Thomas crafts a film at home next to James Wan's ghostly features but with more resonant emotional depth.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
C 83% Waves (2019) [D]espite its fevered sensory world and punishing human stakes, Waves struggles to align the two for the truly immersive experience of its ambitions.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
C- 21% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Hawley's more pseudo-humane vision is defined by its inertia. It's too boring to be embarrassing.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019