Chris Cabin

Chris Cabin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Chris Cabin's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 93% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp ultimately feels like a nostalgia trip, less for the era in which it's set than for the original film that spawned it. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1.5/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Bill Condon ignores the delights and hardships of becoming an artist in lieu of simply presenting the long-touted liberating effects of art. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2015
2/4 74% Masters of Sex: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "In its third season, Masters of Sex continues to exude a feeling of undue self-satisfaction. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2015
1/4 77% Ray Donovan: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The entire world of Ray Donovan feels typified by nothing more than pent-up machismo. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 100% Rectify: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Rectify's portrait of men and women stuck between their tumultuous inner lives and the public personas is impossible to shake. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2015
1.5/4 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "The underlying, redundant, and underwhelming theme of the film is the pursuit of family unity at all costs. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2015
2.5/4 97% Amy (2015) "For the most part, the documentary succeeds in conveying a galvanizing sense of what made Winehouse so immediately engaging. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2015
1.5/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "The film is a redundant showcase for Seth MacFarlane's racy, ****-centric sense of humor. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
1/4 54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Brink has no backbone, which happens to be the one thing that satire requires. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2015
1/4 No Score Yet The Brink (2006) "The Brink will likely appeal to college and high school kids who just got their first taste of Chomsky and Zinn. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2015
2/4 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "There's an engaging trashiness to season two of True Detective, but the overall production feels overbearingly self-serious. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/4 97% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Season three of Hannibal offers a thrilling feast of visual and auditory delights. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2015
2/4 19% Aloha (2015) "After a while, the film's sing-a-song-for-the-world vibe, so buoyantly optimistic at first, becomes grating and smug. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 28, 2015
1.5/4 55% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Aquarius makes a classic mistake of trying to summarize an entire decade in America, with all its social tribulations and ideological transitions. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 27, 2015
2.5/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The film struggles against the rigid formula that typifies the Marvel universe, but only does so up to a point. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2015
No Score Yet Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio) "This isn't the Taviani brothers' strongest film to date, but it's one that feels uniquely at peace with the limitations of art and depiction in the face of oblivion. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2015
No Score Yet Toto si surorile lui (Toto and His Sisters) "It conjures up risky, relevant, and quite personal ideas about drug prohibition and conveys experiences in recovery that are rattling. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2015
84% The Wolfpack (2015) "The Wolfpack is a great scoop, a high-caliber personal-interest story with designs on the humanistic power of mainstream cinema. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2015
2.5/4 44% True Story (2015) "If the film's copycat visual artistry illuminates nothing, at least its script is sincerely devoted to probing Finkel and Longo's odd partnership. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2015
3/4 100% Silicon Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "In Silicon Valley, even the most progressive form of capitalism hinges on a want to sublimate personal feelings, desires, and opinions. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 12, 2015
3/4 98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Daredevil's fight scenes are infused with the struggle of the poor and lower-middle class, and choreographed with thrilling uncertainty. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/4 97% Louie: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Season five of Louie refocuses on Louis C.K. as a lonely, divorced, ostensibly well-off New Yorker. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2015
3.5/4 97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "There's plenty of death in the fifth season of the show, and it's understood as a cautionary symbol of power. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2015
85% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 16 "This conflictive notion of how violence both undermines and keeps order in society feels embedded into the episode's every exchange and set piece, all the way up to its maddening ending. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 15 "The man we see at the end of the episode trying to kill a violent, unrelenting abuser of women and children is the outcome of Deanna's cancerous passivity. In other words, he's a wake-up call. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2015
2.5/4 73% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Fialo and Franz only finally subvert the viewer's perspective at the very end of the film, which speaks to a goal of crafting a formidable, atmospheric, and surprising work of genre, rather than attempting to transcend such molds. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
89% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 14 "Frankly, the overt stressing of the tragedy of a single character hasn't been so tastelessly extended since Otis got devoured in season two. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
1.5/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "The lack of any visual ingenuity, reflexivity, or awareness of genre tropes diminishes the intermittent pleasures of the action's slightly involving kineticism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3.5/4 100% Entertainment (2015) "It conjures a menacing perspective on how the titular occupation hulls out empathy and cultivates a particularly unsettling strain of cynicism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3/4 73% 3 Hearts (2015) "Throughout, Beno├«t Jacquot never loses sight of the primordial compulsions that drive feelings and expressions of great love and beauty. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/4 85% Cinderella (2015) "The filmmakers cut the film to emphasize the story's familiar plot points, rather than highlight any instances of personal visual artistry. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2015
96% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 13 "There's a potent sense of humankind's rampant need to focus on the manageable, even when history has shown the all-too-real dangers of doing so. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2015
1/4 31% Chappie (2015) "The film's exasperating atonality washes out any legitimate idea about identity, education, nature versus nurture, or artificial intelligence that Neill Blomkamp hoped to evince. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.5/4 75% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The dark wit at the heart of the show​'s excellent previous seasons has grown less savage and more obvious. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 12 "Much of the storyline teases two opposing possibilities of what Alexandria could come to be for the group, only to then introduce a third and far more chilling route in the episode's final seconds. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2015
1.5/4 56% Focus (2015) "Focus turns out to be a strained trumpeting of the return of the proverbial king of the box office. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2015
78% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 11 "The subject, as is often the case with The Walking Dead, boils down to the inherent dangers in believing in safe havens, and that's primarily why "The Distance" feels like one of the more repetitive and dramatically light episodes of this season. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/4 100% Kes (1969) "The politics of the schoolyard are more important than the politics of London in Kes, and though he finds himself continuously ridiculed, Billy can always come back to his beloved kestrel. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2015
1/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Josh Heald's script takes the easy way out, ending the film with a torrent of slapdash sentimentality. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/4 79% McFarland USA (2015) "If there's a general air of emotional authenticity woven throughout all this garden-variety, faith-in-family hokum, it's in the racing scenes. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2015
55% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 10 "Up until the final 10 minutes of the episode, what's most remarkable about "Them" is its sense of quiet. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2015
1/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "It's structured in familiar, safe terms, plays for very low stakes, and appeals to no one so much as white, male teenagers with chips on their shoulders. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 9 "A borderline Malickian montage of deathly images and mournful sounds and sayings is certainly an apropos way to open an episode titled "What Happened and What's Going On?" It's an artful but unidentified perspective. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
1.5/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "For a story that's made up almost entirely of hogwash, Jupiter Ascending never feels as fun as it should. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1/4 34% Project Almanac (2015) "The film delivers the same misogynistic, faux-modernistic jolts of trashy humor and labored plotting that typify the work of co-producer Michael Bay. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3.5/4 100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The Americans locates a stirring balance between the brooding, heated familial melodrama and the equally taut, often lethal procedures of its infectious spy drama in ways that often evade works set in the 1980s. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2015
3.5/4 100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The Americans locates a stirring balance between brooding, heated familial melodrama and equally taut, often lethal procedures of its infectious spy drama. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 26, 2015
2.5/4 90% Mommy (2015) "When Xavier Dolan's tremendous empathy for the abandoned, medicated, and economically stressed is given full visual flight, it's easy to get lost in the rush. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2015
2.5/4 82% Black Sea (2015) "As much as the film is primarily a genre workout for director Kevin Macdonald, the script makes room for a tough-minded, psychologically corrosive depiction of vengeance. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2015
2.5/4 92% Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Togetherness ultimately confronts common struggles when you're half of a whole, and often less. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2015
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