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Chris Feil

Chris Feil
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
A 94% Wildlife (2018) It's the kind of piercing portrait of a family that makes you want to marinate in all of its surprising details just as you desperately want to escape its breathlessly realized pain.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
A 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters is a film of radical compassion...‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
A 83% Her Smell (2019) By the time the film reaches its exhaustive conclusion, through angry rock and reflective ballads, it feels like we've witnessed some kind of exorcism.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 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
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
A 98% The Farewell (2019) Wang crafts the kind of film you hate to let go of when you leave the theatre, wishing you could stay in the weight of its affections and its grace.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
A 83% Midsommar (2019) Aster leaves the audience with a devilishly funny and despairing experience of mind, body, and spirit...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 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- 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the rarest of comedies, as lovely as it is scabrous...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
A- 91% Widows (2018) Captured with cruel beauty by cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, Widows is another psychologically immersive and exhaustive piece from McQueen.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
A- 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Madeline's Madeline is a film built to comb through its details, to question what in its characters is identity and what is performance. ‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
A- 90% The Lighthouse (2019) [A] duet of delicious artifice and audacity...‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
A- 93% Us (2019) Us satisfies immensely in part because Peele is as concerned with developing Adelaide's inner tension as he is in molding specific family dynamics.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
A- 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) It's haunting stuff, as fascinating as it is difficult to shake.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
A- 87% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) You leave the film dazed and angry but not despairing, too exhilarated to be exhausted by its intellectual landmines steadily placed throughout.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
A- 87% Hustlers (2019) It's women behaving badly as a natural extension to an ecosystem led by men who burn the world down to serve their own interests, and it's as entertaining as it is because of Scafaria's balance between the affectionate and the defiant.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
A- 87% 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+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) ... this update of the classic love story is crafted with a palpable affection and passion. Cooper's take is personal, ingenious, and raw.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
B+ 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ... simply a great time at the movies built to relieve through catharsis and creature comforts alike.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 66% Peterloo (2019) [Leigh] gives us a massive textbook with the dust clouding off of it as he slams it in our laps, reeking of the kind of appealingly pungent book mold that immediately promises something austere and of a bygone time...‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
B+ 96% Ava (2018) The tension is high, and the stakes are kept punishingly human.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade finds the healing in the horror of adolescence‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 91% Support the Girls (2018) Writer/director Andrew Bujalski does something impossible with his newest comedy, Support The Girls: create something sweet and optimistic about American corporate misogyny and indifference.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 86% Diamantino (2019) Think of it like John Waters' Austin Powers with kitsch replaced by mild psychedelia and a smart vantage on contemporary sexual persona and global evils. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B+ 97% Booksmart (2019) Wilde has crafted a subtly bold debut, approaching the film with a level of experimentation that is both exciting and well-attuned to her young subjects.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 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
B+ 91% Gloria Bell (2019) The film is designed to make Gloria an audience surrogate... When she triumphs, the film builds to something euphoric.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
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+ 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+ 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
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+ 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+ 93% Bad Education (2019) Finley makes something that is journalistic but not dry, immensely pleasing but not aggressive. ‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 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+ 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+ 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
B 86% The Nightingale (2019) The Nightingale is bleak and uncompromising, an exhaustive polemic of staggering composition, if sometimes porously communicated.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
B 65% The Little Stranger (2018) For those of us drawn to its musty atmospherics led by its tip-of-the-iceberg character deceptions, The Little Stranger is kind of a rarity.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man and the Gun is a solid bit of mythmaking, but Spacek is its richest joy.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Its high-concept satire may not land every bizarre flourish it skyrockets at us, but Sorry to Bother You's wit is both profound and satisfyingly off-the-wall.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 84% Puzzle (2018) ... this film carries a steady, oceanic emotional undercurrent in a light package.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) [Tarantino's] risk is, above all, rather lovely - he's never felt more vulnerable and it oddly suits him.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
B 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The film's tonal constant is the brilliant Washington, giving confident comic timing and no-bullshit charisma to match any recent star-making performance.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 96% Little Woods (2019) A stark but auspicious feature debut...‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
B 93% Diane (2019) Like death, Diane is too indiscriminate to be called cruel, but it is quietly vicious.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
B 89% Missing Link (2019) As gorgeously rendered as the film's world tour of locations reveal themselves, its thematic textures feel thoughtfully realized as well.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
B 90% Arctic (2019) On top of the film's impressive craft, Penna keeps the film brief and relentless...‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
B 93% Sauvage / Wild (2019) [S]hirks tidiness or the dishonesty of an overly pat, definitively complete character arc. The film is a dark night of the soul where personal demons might always remain to haunt, where darkness has as much potential undertow as optimism.‐ Filmmixtape
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
B 68% Climax (2019) Its first group dance sequence is worth price of admission alone, delivering a one-take dose of creative ecstasy, a gay fantasia among the most singularly thrilling film moments of the year.‐ The Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018