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Christopher Schobert

Christopher Schobert
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 42% Capone (2020) Hardy gives an unexpectedly resonant performance that initially verges on parody, but ends up packing an emotional punch. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
A- 83% The Whistlers (2020) "The Whistlers" is a hugely entertaining gem -- a witty, stylish caper with a breathtaking finale.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B+ 92% Alice (2019) Emilie Piponnier gives a bravura performance in this undeniable conversation-starter. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B+ 81% Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020) Full of gorgeous archival footage and genuinely soul-stirring music, "Once Were Brothers" is involving from start to finish.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
B- 41% Endings, Beginnings (2020) 'Endings' is not a great film, but it's a solid romantic drama featuring standout work from Woodley.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
B+ 85% Sea Fever (2020) While it never entirely breaks free of genre tropes, 'Sea Fever' counts as pleasant surprise - intimate, intense, and genuinely harrowing.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
B- 78% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) While overlong and a tad overstuffed, Justin Kurzel's film is full of grit and verve.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
B 72% Vivarium (2020) While not altogether satisfying, it's a memorable descent into suburban madness with another fine performance from Imogen Poots.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
C 56% Resistance (2020) While an admirable effort from all concerned, the wartime story of the legendary Marcel Marceau falls flat.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
A- 89% Swallow (2020) Haley Bennett gives one of the most compelling performances in recent cinema in this disturbing, wildly idiosyncratic film.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
A- 92% And Then We Danced (2020) 'And Then We Danced' is a superb drama, and a big-hearted exploration of one young man's desire for escape and liberation."‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
A- 91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Part midnight movie, part timely exploration of haves-and-have-nots, 'Bacurau' is fierce, darkly funny, and unforgettable.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
C 31% Clover (2020) The overly familiar 'Clover' features a solid B-movie cast stuck in a standard B-movie storyline.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
B- 100% The Island of Cats (2019) 'Cats' is a knowing, warm-hearted drama that moves at a leisurely pace. ‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
A- 86% Emma. (2020) The latest adaptation of Jane Austen's novel is a delight, featuring a stellar lead performance from the exquisite Anya Taylor-Joy.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
B+ 72% The Other Lamb (2020) Małgorzata Szumowska's brilliant, stomach-churning drama perfectly encapsulates the life-on-the-outside longing of being born into a cult.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2020
B 88% Onward (2020) Like James Cameron, Pixar should never be doubted. The studio's remarkably consistent success continues with Onward, a delightful, genuinely moving film about children, siblings, and parents who just so happen to be fantastical creatures.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
B 96% Saint Frances (2020) A warm-hearted indie comedy that captures the awkwardness of adulthood with real precision.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Purposely untidy and at times cheerfully off-putting, Birds is more memorably unhinged than the likes of Joker, Venom, and Deadpool.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
A- 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) "'Isle' is dark, violent, and too thematically complex for pre-teens. But it's also bloody brilliant, and teenage and adult cinephiles will be spellbound."‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
B- 91% QT8: The First Eight (2019) The interest for Wood is, without question, the films and the casting rather than a more personal look at how the director's sensibilities were formed.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
A 96% The Irishman (2019) The result is a late-period masterpiece for Scorsese. A sterling cast, fascinating story and the use of de-aging CGI effects make the film a genuine, modern cinematic event.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
B+ No Score Yet White Riot (2019) Making its world premiere at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, 'White Riot' is a stunning, often terrifying film. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
B+ 59% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) The documentary is a riveting, highly engaging look at one of the few rock stars of the 1990s who deserves icon status. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
B 89% Red Penguins (2019) 'Penguins' is an involving, humorous, but rather slight film from the director of 2014's 'Red Army.' ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
B+ 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari is, in a word, sturdy. It's the kind of airtight drama that could never be called groundbreaking or even original. But it offers ample pleasures in performance and design. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
A 83% Waves (2019) The film is an emotional knockout that will leave even the most stoic viewer on the verge of weeping, but the shifts of the film's second half are ultimately uplifting.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
A- 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) What makes Neighborhood such a tremendous success is that it is not a film about Mr. Rogers. Rather, it's a film about the impact of Mr. Rogers.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C 34% Seberg (2020) Starring the ever-splendid Kristen Stewart, a gifted actor who captures Seberg's look and grace, the film is a watchable failure.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B 83% Just Mercy (2020) Even with its flaws, Just Mercy is an engaging experience, and it is further evidence of Michael B. Jordan's excellence. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
B 62% Driven (2019) While its title may notlinger in your memory, Driven is a well-told, strongly-acted drama with real heart.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
B+ 88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) "Non-Fiction" is breathtakingly intelligent, immaculately shot, wonderfully incisive, and a bit frustrating. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
D+ 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Despite a stunning cast of character actors and a quasi-lead role for Millie Bobby Brown, "King" is an anonymous blockbuster that will please no one.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
B+ 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Yes, it's long, but it's rare to find a three-hour film that moves with the velocity of "Endgame." It's certainly a winner.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
C 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) Mary Magdalene is not a film that will delight fans of faith-based cinema, nor is it likely to please everyone else.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3.5/4 71% The Invisibles (2019) The Invisibles, then, works on multiple levels: as a historical document, as thrilling cinema, and as satisfying drama.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
C- 43% The Wedding Guest (2019) An aimless, mostly uninvolving, and hugely frustrating thriller.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
B 92% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2019) The standout is 'Weekends,' a visual wonder rooted in the sad realities of childhood and featuring an omnipresent Toronto skyline.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 81% 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2019) One of the shorts, 'Detainment,' is a profound, sobering drama featuring remarkable performances from its two young leads.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
B+ 77% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) 'Sparrow Creek' is a tense, atmospheric potboiler from first-time writer-director Henry Dunham.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
B+ 72% Piercing (2019) This quasi-love story is hard to watch - especially a downright unforgettable torture scene - yet also full of twisted humor.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
A- 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) "Into the Spider-Verse" is the only animated film this year that can comfortably fit on the Top 10 list for a 10-year-old superhero junkie and a late-thirtysomething film critic.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
C- 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) There's a lot riding on "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." Sadly, the film is a dud - the first real miss of the "Harry Potter" series.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
A- 86% First Man (2018) Chazelle has directed a story of pain, sacrifice and, ultimately, triumph, that will resonate with audiences. ‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B 55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) The casting of Stewart and Dern is inspired, and they make Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy a tasty, satisfying version of one of the most gobsmackingly wacky literary hoaxes of the last two decades.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
A- 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) Jenkins has written and directed an exquisite, timeless film about a place and historical period-Harlem in the 1970s-that feels painfully connected to the present.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B 74% Destroyer (2018) Kidman gives one of her best performances, and Kusama keeps us interested even when we know what's coming.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
C- 51% Tell It to the Bees (2019) The ingredients are all there, but the execution is faulty.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B- 87% Freaks (2019) "Freaks" is a fine example of doing a lot with a little. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B+ 91% Widows (2018) This is precision entertainment, a crackling, pulse-pounding heist movie with a sterling cast, a whip-smart script, and undeniable social resonance, calling to mind heavyweight champs like The French Connection and Heat.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018