Chandler Levack

Chandler Levack
Chandler Levack's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Globe and Mail
Publications: Globe and Mail

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 48% The Craft: Legacy (2020) Sadly, it then goes totally haywire, with a third act trading in maudlin melodrama, climaxing in a cheap and poorly directed supernatural battle between the sexes, turning what initially felt like a stone-cold classic into Twilight: Special Witch Edition. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
2.5/4 73% Nose to Tail (2019) Nose to Tail is more like Poorly Diced Carrots. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 73% The Lodge (2020) While The Lodge isn't as hearty as the horror films it desperately wants to emulate, the filmmakers have concocted a heavy stew of emotions, left on a low simmer. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/4 55% Rabid (2019) Rabid with a female lens isn't camp, it isn't satire. The Soska Sisters's take on Cronenberg's cannibalistic horror film is full of empty calories. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/4 64% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Everything about this high-concept movie feels like a male screenwriter's third-best idea at a Hollywood pitch meeting; I can't believe all the ways Perkins elevates it into art. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
3.5/4 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Sound the gong of transcendent Nicolas Cage weirdness, Color Out of Space gets 3.5 alpacas from me! - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/4 92% Clemency (2019) While admittedly spartan in its stylistic approach, Clemency is wrenching in its performances and direction. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
2.5/4 88% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) While Garver's documentary isn't worthy of its subject's fascinating artistic legacy, I anxiously await the one that is. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
3/4 89% Cunningham (2019) Cunningham doesn't always work as a portrait of its enigmatic subject, who tended to downplay his success in favour of letting his work speak for itself, but when it does, your jaw drops. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
.5/4 20% Cats (2019) The worst thing about Cats - and I was forced to see two cat burglars sensually drape a string of pearls around the scruff of Hayward in the obvious foray to a cat threesome - is that it was made in the first place. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/4 95% Little Women (2019) Gerwig understands the indignity of being born a girl just as well as her author did. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
2.5/4 45% Kingsway (2018) Unfortunately, his film gets lost in the myopia of Matt's cuckledom, sidelining the far more interesting mother-daughter duo who can't help but keep walking in on each other's one night stands. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
2/4 39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a misfire, despite its wonderful title, which feels plucked straight from an Elvira movie. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
2.5/4 40% Sweetness in the Belly (2020) This is a well-crafted, Bechdel-passing film that prioritizes an intersectional female friendship, yet Lilly remains nothing but our Trojan horse into the 1980s Ethiopian refugee crisis. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
4/4 94% The Twentieth Century (2020) A killer ensemble featuring Sean Cullen, Sarianne Cormier and Louis Negin rounds out this bizarrely beautiful biopic for a history lesson you'll never forget. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3.5/4 66% Castle in the Ground (2019) This film will stay with you for a long, long time. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3.5/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Bell draws laughter and tears out of her character's indignities but also invests us greatly in her desire to change her own life. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2.5/4 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Just like its mobile incarnation, The Angry Birds Movie 2 simply pelts you with loud, shrieking diversions. The filmmaking has levelled up, but you're still wasting your time. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/4 64% Child's Play (2019) While Child's Play is definitely new-and-improved, I'm not sure if audiences are ready for layered, psychological Chucky. Perhaps he needs his own prestige cable series. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/4 96% Booksmart (2019) Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/4 35% Poms (2019) Desperately wanting to look and feel like Something's Gotta Give, it settles for a septuagenarian Lifetime aesthetic. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
0/4 18% Hellboy (2019) Watching Hellboy is my new personal idea of hell. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/4 58% Pet Sematary (2019) Hidden within the deep recesses of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmye's not-that-scary movie is a really compelling film about death, unfortunately they're tasked with a bland, way too literal script to be able to make it. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) An all-out assault on the senses, Hotel Mumbai will stay with you, though it's hard to watch. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/4 28% The Aftermath (2019) Unfortunately, a weak screenplay co-written by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel (what a pen name) drags everything down as the film takes a page from every illicit historical romance in history. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/4 100% Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018) There's a compelling mystery at the core of Invisible Essence: The Little Prince. But more than anything, it will inspire you to pick up that dog-eared copy of the novella you've had since childhood. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/4 100% What Walaa Wants (2018) The film is ultimately a redemptive story, but one that's been finely crafted and plainly told. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/4 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic barely gives its commanding star a plot, let alone a character arc. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/4 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) There are times when one must simply quote Weird Al: The Kid Who Would Be King gets medieval on our heinies. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/4 44% Second Act (2018) The film feels as finely tailored to J. Lo as the booty-enhancing pencil skirts she wears throughout the movie: Second Act's Maya from Queens is our Jenny from the Block. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/4 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) A powerful tribute to every veteran and one of the most empathetic portraits of war ever created. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) Hey ... it's almost as if they're stealing our money and selling it right back to us by way of another thoughtless capitalistic Robin Hood remount. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
81% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family has its heart in the right place within a genre that has set the bar low. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
3.5/4 60% Octavio Is Dead (2018) A love story in which the haunting complexities of sexuality and gender are treated with cinematic urgency. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
1/4 38% Backstabbing for Beginners (2018) Whatever potential was evident in Soussan's source material is wasted on empty clichés and spoiler-alert casting. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/4 97% The Rider (2018) Jandreau, acting opposite his real-life family members and friends, disappears into a role largely based on his own experiences, oozing empathy from his pores. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3.5/4 91% Love, Simon (2018) As a consumer, it is simply your responsibility to see it, just so that many more Love, Simons can be made. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/4 39% Nostalgia (2018) Only a few of the characters are well-developed enough to sustain the movie's interest, while the rest speak in obscure, poetic dialogue that repeats the central thesis ad nauseam. - Globe and Mail EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018