Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 100% Iris (2015) " Daffy, brassy, inspiring, and a bit slight. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
C+ 7% The Forger (2015) " The art-heist plot is pretty by-the-numbers, but Travolta nearly saves it with his doomed air of paternal helplessness. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B- 81% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " I walked out of the theater feeling like the survivor of an all-you-can-eat buffet. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B- 41% Adult Beginners (2015) " It's harmless and mild and likable, but it's also a toothless comedy that should have had some bite. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2015
A 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) " Some Nirvana fans, who like their icons unblemished, may choose to look away. But it proves that Morgen isn't interested in hagiography. He wants to show us the real Kurt Cobain, warts and all. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 22, 2015
C- 25% Child 44 (2015) " It's as tedious as a bottomless bowl of borscht. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 16, 2015
C- 31% Lost River (2015) " Ryan Gosling is a tremendously talented actor, but he should really leave the storytelling to someone else. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 13, 2015
B+ 91% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) " A haunting look at the anxieties of a profession where blurring the line between fantasy and reality is both part of the job description and a vocational hazard. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B 90% Ex Machina (2015) " Ex Machina is beautiful and ominous and features another delicately nuanced performance from Isaac, who's quickly making a habit of them. But in the end, for all of Garland's ambition, his reach winds up exceeding his grasp. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 9, 2015
B+ 90% Lambert & Stamp (2015) " The band's first managers take center stage in this fascinating time capsule of swinging '60s London: Kit Lambert was a blue blood with a dizzying musical IQ; Chris Stamp had the Carnaby Street flash. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C+ 42% Effie Gray (2015) " With a script by Emma Thompson, you might expect Effie Gray to have the same period-piece poignancy as her 1995 take on Sense and Sensibility. No such luck. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2015
C 30% Cut Bank (2015) " Shakman is clearly going for a dark and bloody Fargo-style crime thriller, but the biggest crime in the film is just how derivative it all feels. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2015
B- 63% 5 to 7 (2015) " While the film has an undeniably sexy glow, it's too earnest and sappy by half. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2015
B 82% Furious 7 (2015) " At this rate, the next chapter will have to take place in outer space. Fast & Furious: Venusian Drift. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2015
C 67% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) " For a movie about a bunch of debauched Oxford swells, The Riot Club is remarkably lacking in wit...and debauchery, for that matter. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2015
C- 29% Get Hard (2015) " Get Hard is not only a bad movie but a profoundly wasted opportunity. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2015
B- 85% While We're Young (2015) " It's not Stiller's character who's the curmudgeon, it's Baumbach. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2015
B 92% Man from Reno (2015) " Boyle's mystery is both maddening in how much it withholds from the viewer trying to play along, and impressive for how little you end up caring about being kept in the dark. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2015
A- 94% The Salt of the Earth (2015) " With this heartbreaking yet hopeful new documentary about his life's work, Salgado shares the stories behind these split-second black-and-white moments, giving them even more dimension. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 25, 2015
B+ 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) " With its release held up for seven years because of rights issues, Denny Tedesco's illuminating documentary about the unsung L.A. session musicians who provided the backbeat for some of the greatest songs from the '50s through the '80s can now be seen. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
C 33% Cymbeline (2015) " The film has moments of real wit and stylish brutality, but its nods to modernity (motorcycles, iPads, Google) just feel like self-conscious stunts. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B+ 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) " Is Kumiko simply naive, or is she mentally ill? The film's perfect ending doesn't try to solve that riddle, but it will make you feel as if you've just seen something hypnotically original. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
C+ 16% The Gunman (2015) " The kind of film that can't be bothered to do any more with its Spanish setting than have a showdown at a bullfight. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
A- 96% It Follows (2015) " A dizzyingly tense and creepy workout. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B 85% Cinderella (2015) " The fizzy cocktail combination of Blanchett's cartoonish hauteur and Branagh's visual razzle-dazzle and confectionary sets manages to take a tale as wheezy as Cinderella and make it feel almost magical again. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2015
B- 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " It's the kind of movie that provides a perfect answer for when your mother or grandmother calls you up and asks, "What should I go see with the girls after our weekly canasta game?" " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 4, 2015
B- 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) " In just a few scenes, Hopkins conjures up some sorely needed fizz. But the low-key vibe of the film doesn't match the high-stakes audacity of the crime. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 4, 2015
C+ 44% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate " Despite some real moments of sweetness, it ends up feeling a bit slight. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 4, 2015
C 34% Everly (2015) " Nothing more than a pointless exercise in brutal, nasty style. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
B 56% Focus (2015) " What keeps the film humming along as smoothly as it does is the chemistry and charisma of its leads. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2015
B- 82% Queen and Country (2015) " Tonally, the movie can't decide whether it's a comedy, a romance, or a wistful wartime madeleine. What it's missing is the sense of joy and wonder of its predecessor. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 23, 2015
D 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) " So witless and unfunny and shoddily made it makes The Hangover 2 look like The Godfather 2. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2015
F 6% Accidental Love (2015) " The race for the worst film of 2015 is officially on. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2015
B 95% Wild Tales (2015) " A collection of six vignettes all connected by themes of victimhood and vengeance, and spring-loaded with ironic twist endings worthy of O. Henry, the film feels like Pulp Fiction filtered through the baroque pop sensibility of Pedro Almodóvar. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 19, 2015
B 96% 1971 (2015) " Their message-namely, Who will watch the watchmen?-remains as important today as it was 44 years ago. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2015
A 99% Timbuktu (2015) " Dazzling and morally devastating ... " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2015
A 96% Red Army (2015) " While Polsky's film expertly recounts the political and cultural tensions of the time through archival clips and revealing new interviews, it really comes to life whenever Fetisov is on camera. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 21, 2015
A 91% Mommy (2015) " You feel the movie closing in on you the same way that life is closing in on the characters. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 21, 2015
B 63% Son of a Gun (2015) " Aussie writer-director Julius Avery's over-plotted feature debut is a gritty crime flick that crackles with menace and explores the age-old question of whether there's honor among thieves. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2015
D+ 4% Vice (2015) " Even if you don't own a calendar, one look at this dreary, derivative sci-fi thriller would tell you it's January. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2015
B+ 89% Still Alice (2015) " Even though Glatzer and Westmoreland's film occasionally flirts with three-hankie, disease-of-the-week Lifetime-network clichés, it mostly rises above them thanks to a pair of stunning performances. One that's pretty much expected, the other less so. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2015
C- 33% Blackhat (2015) " Occasionally, Mann shows flashes of the sort of springloaded action set pieces he was once hailed for ... But mostly they just come off as warmed-over parodies from a onetime master aping his own style. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 14, 2015
C+ 77% Fury (2014) " While these orgies of violence are staged with tense, gruesome precision, they don't convey much beyond what we already know. Namely, that war is hell. Message received. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 95% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) " An intelligent and revealing look at one of rock's last true iconoclasts. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 96% Ida (2014) " With her brassy, determined aunt, Ida sets off to find answers and discovers life beyond the convent walls in this leisurely but satisfying journey. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 73% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) " It's a fine introduction, if a bit slight for fans craving new insights. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
A- 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) " Cotillard's Sandra is asking a question not only of her colleagues but of the audience, too: Are we willing to put aside our own self-interest for the sake of empathy? Are we cowardly or brave? " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
A- 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " It's the kind of uncompromising movie we don't see much of anymore. And it makes you nostalgic for a time when the world was worse and the movies were better. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 31, 2014
B- 71% Into the Woods (2014) " The first two-thirds of the film, which are like the Brothers Grimm's Greatest Hits on laughing gas, have a fizzy, fairy-dust energy. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2014
A 99% Selma (2015) " DuVernay has done a great service with Selma. Not only has she made one of the most powerful films of the year, she's given us a necessary reminder of what King did for this country...and how much is left to be done. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2014
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