Chris Fyvie

Chris Fyvie

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
The Skinny
Total Reviews:
36

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 36 of 36
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 77% Noah (2014) " Darren Aronofsky has managed ... intrigue, and pointed ecological commentary, in among the blood, wrath and spectacle of this fascinating Old Testament adaptation." — The Skinny
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/5 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Thanks to a lack of heartstrings being insincerely tugged and magnetic performances from Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto ... familiarity never quite breeds contempt." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 85% We Are What We Are (2013) " This existential disquiet and melancholy prove welcome antidotes to the tiresome 'Look! Surprise!' brand of horror that's currently in vogue." — The Skinny
Posted Dec 16, 2013
2/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Slavish devotion to the text and its legion of fans seems to be a problem; Collins' world is so lacking in invention that there's very little for director Francis Lawrence to do." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 21, 2013
4/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " Rudd and Hirsch have great chemistry, and Green gives them room to develop their characters with a languid pace and unobtrusive style." — The Skinny
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 43% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Plot contrivance, bloodshed and lots of shouting prompt only ennui." — The Skinny
Posted Sep 27, 2013
4/5 49% Pain & Gain (2013) " A scabrous satirical swipe at not only the knuckle-headed machismo the director seems so enthralled by, but also at an America crippled by consumerism." — The Skinny
Posted Aug 28, 2013
4/5 87% Il Futuro (2013) " Hauer, absolutely superb, exudes sadness and longing as a hulking, damaged man grasping at the past." — The Skinny
Posted Jul 3, 2013
5/5 84% Upstream Color (2013) " Gorgeous, transcendent and affecting, just watch it and argue the toss later." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 27, 2013
4/5 72% Magic Magic (2013) " A deranged, deadpan delight." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 24, 2013
4/5 96% The Deep (2013) " As a portrait of a lifestyle alien to many and the extraordinary resourcefulness of a very simple man, The Deep provides keen insight and empathy." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 20, 2013
4/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Snyder's reboot provides not only breathtaking spectacle, but some unexpected depth and melancholy." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 45% The Lords of Salem (2013) " Featuring some playfully deranged fantasy and flashback sequences to compliment what is overall sober, superior horror, this budding auteur of the macabre is hitting his groove." — The Skinny
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " With an extra hour's runtime this could have been a masterpiece. As things stand, it's an admirable curiosity." — The Skinny
Posted Apr 10, 2013
1/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " Subplots pop-up inexplicably and incoherently; poorly shot set pieces confound in a wilfully inane bore of a film." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 28, 2013
2/5 70% The Croods (2013) " Loud, dull and daft, this piece could do with crawling back to the cinematic primordial soup." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 21, 2013
4/5 86% Robot & Frank (2012) " A fairly cheap trick towards the denouement aside, this is cutely observed, thoughtful work." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 7, 2013
3/5 74% Love Is All You Need (2013) " Pacing aside, this really is quite delightful." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 90% Bernie (2012) " A beautifully constructed, smartly scripted and very funny tall tale of down-home values and darkness in the most unlikely of places." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Sacha Gervasi's muddled but endearing biopic of/homage to The Master of Suspense." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 7, 2013
2/5 80% Warm Bodies (2013) " Thrown together and laughably bloodless, its only reason for existing seems to be to cash in on a tween obsession with the romantic entanglements of the semi-living." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/5 46% Bullet to the Head (2013) " There's wryness in Bullet's dependence on genre cliché and its aging star has a ball with his no-nonsense button-man." — The Skinny
Posted Jan 30, 2013
4/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " A bold filming of a theatrical classic, anyone with a fondness for the original production and a wee greet will lap this up." — The Skinny
Posted Jan 10, 2013
4/5 85% Sightseers (2013) " Sightseers plays out like a trainspotters' Badlands." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 28, 2012
3/5 82% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) " A work of breathtaking intensity, there's nevertheless a point where so much misery has been thrown on screen that the narrative becomes predictable; imagine something terrible, and it's probably going to happen." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3/5 73% The Monitor (Babycall) (2012) " Sletaune maintains a fraught, creepy atmosphere throughout, making excellent use of the claustrophobic interiors and sparse, crumbling neighbourhood surrounds." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
1/5 14% Ecstasy (2012) " Clearly has affection for the source material and the cinematic subgenre it reflects, which is probably why it's so terrible." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
3/5 67% On the Ice (2012) " Set in a remote Alaskan village, the film's great strength is making the landscape utterly extraordinary to the audience but painfully mundane to its protagonists." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
5/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " Sean Durkin's astonishingly assured debut as writer/director is a haunting meditation on identity, manipulation and abuse." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 1, 2012
4/5 89% The Descendants (2011) " Moving, thoughtful and frequently hilarious, it's good to have Payne back." — The Skinny
Posted Jan 26, 2012
3/5 82% Trollhunter (2011) " Features a great deal of wit, but perhaps not enough bite." — The Skinny
Posted Sep 7, 2011
4/5 82% Super 8 (2011) " The young cast are all outstanding, ably supported by the adults in the background, and the nostalgia of the piece is genuinely intoxicating." — The Skinny
Posted Aug 10, 2011
4/5 90% The Messenger (2009) " Intimate, powerful filmmaking." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 15, 2011
5/5 87% Fire in Babylon (2011) " Through the breathless intercutting of stunning still photography and wince-inducing TV replays, the film perfectly captures the aggression and grace of Lloyd's men." — The Skinny
Posted May 25, 2011
2/5 51% Holy Rollers (2010) " Beautifully, atmospherically shot and sporting a great soundtrack, this is an otherwise quite dull affair." — The Skinny
Posted May 9, 2011
5/5 87% Submarine (2011) " The writer/director has expertly captured the awkward, alienating experience of teenage life for those who don't quite fit in." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 17, 2011
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