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Christopher Schobert

Christopher Schobert
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 73% The Rental (2020) A sturdy, small-scale thriller that makes little lasting impact but certainly succeeds in providing some clever jolts.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
84% Mr. Jones (2020) It's not always an easy watch, but Mr. Jones is a worthy study of an intensely sad subject.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
97% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) This is a genuinely riveting psychological drama with a devastating ending. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
79% Judy & Punch (2020) Mirrah Foulkes deserves credit for creating this strange stew, and for eliciting tremendous performances from stars Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman. ‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
89% Feast of the Epiphany (2018) The Feast of the Epiphany is a beautiful, thought-provoking film.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
B 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) You Don't Nomi is another essential chapter in the Showgirls story-and completes the cultural reappreciation the film deserves.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
A- 77% Tommaso (2020) "Tommaso" features some of the most resonant work of Dafoe's career, and is a late-career highlight for Ferrara - difficult, daring and mesmerizing.‐ Buffalo News
Posted Jun 5, 2020
B+ 87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Featuring new interviews and lots of archival footage, "Earth" is an engrossing exploration of an event many have forgotten.‐ Buffalo News
Posted Jun 5, 2020
B- 76% Military Wives (2020) There is nothing remotely hip about "Military Wives," yet it feels silly to come down hard on a film this good-natured.‐ Buffalo News
Posted Jun 5, 2020
B 87% Shirley (2020) "Shirley" is often uncomfortable. It's also bold, darkly funny and ridiculously well-acted by star Elisabeth Moss. ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Jun 5, 2020
B+ 86% Deerskin (2020) Brisk - just 77 minutes - and delightfully peculiar, "Deerskin" is a must-see for anyone who adores absurdist cinema.‐ Buffalo News
Posted May 28, 2020
B- 85% Zombi Child (2020) Bonello's continent- and time-period-spanning film leads to a surprisingly emotional conclusion, and includes some beautifully haunting imagery.‐ Buffalo News
Posted May 28, 2020
B+ 87% Sorry We Missed You (2020) "Sorry" is a story that could have been told with anger, but Loach instead opts for desperation. This makes for a devastating experience. ‐ Buffalo News
Posted May 28, 2020
A- 97% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) While it's not an easy watch, Jan Komasa's film is an emotional powerhouse that will leave viewers rattled.‐ Buffalo News
Posted May 28, 2020
A- 100% Driveways (2020) "Driveways" is a sweet, funny and genuinely moving tale that features Dennehy at his subtle best.‐ Buffalo News
Posted May 28, 2020
D 49% Scoob! (2020) Dull, overlong, and never remotely involving, "Scoob!" makes the silly Matthew Lillard-starring live action films seem rather quaint and joyful by comparison. ‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
B 90% Blood Quantum (2020) Canadian zombie flick "Blood Quantum" is down, dirty, and legit terrifying. ‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
B- 93% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) "Goose Lake" is a stunningly photographed ride, one that is never remotely dull and often heads into unexpected terrain.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
C 38% The Roads Not Taken (2020) Here is a film whose heart is in the right place. But despite good intentions and a stacked cast of heavyweights, the story simply does not work. ‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
B+ 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) The fifth and (supposedly) final film in Michael Winterbottom's "Trip" series might be the best yet - uproarious and moving. ‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
C+ 81% How to Build a Girl (2020) Feldstein brings her usual wit and charm to the role. But the film is far too predictable, and never quite as funny or moving as it should be.‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
A- 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Anchored by two of the most natural performances from young actors in recent memory, Eliza Hittman's "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" might be the year's most impactful film. ‐ Filmswoon
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
B- 41% Capone (2020) Hardy gives an unexpectedly resonant performance that initially verges on parody, but ends up packing an emotional punch. ‐ Buffalo News
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
Posted May 12, 2020
B+ 89% Alice (2019) Emilie Piponnier gives a bravura performance in this undeniable conversation-starter. ‐ Buffalo News
Posted May 12, 2020
B+ 82% 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
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+ 86% 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- 79% 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- 88% 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- 93% 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 28% 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- 87% 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+ 73% 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 99% 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+ 100% 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+ 60% 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 92% 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 84% 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- 95% 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