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Chris Barsanti

Chris Barsanti

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/10 80% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "The Coen brothers' artfully conceived but strained satire of '50s Hollywood gets the look right, but little else. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 5, 2016
30% The Benefactor (2016) "An off-kilter film that leaves too many promising elements behind to make room for more capering and raging from Gere. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 14, 2016
54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Saying that this powerful, fact-based action drama is Michael Bay's greatest film isn't actually faint praise. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 14, 2016
92% The Treasure (2016) "Don't expect a big payoff in Corneliu Porumboiu's long-build satire about some hapless diggers for buried treasure; the journey is the joke here. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 5, 2016
9/10 92% Ex Machina (2015) "...a darkly funny and philosophical cyberpunk locked-room thriller that tangles with the greatest sci-fi puzzle: What does it mean to be human? " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 28, 2015
5/10 92% Anomalisa (2015) "'Anomalisa' can't generate enough interest in its depressed protagonist to make us care about its possible love story. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 23, 2015
8/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Quentin Tarantino's hybrid Western-mystery flick builds to multiple crescendos of greed, betrayal, and violence. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 22, 2015
7/10 82% The Revenant (2015) "Apocalyptic filigree and bravura filmmaking aside, The Revenant keeps coming back to an old, bloody story: good man chases bad man for doing bad things to good man. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 18, 2015
60% Joy (2015) "Has energy to spare and a cast to die for but is nearly undone by a ramshackle last act. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 17, 2015
6/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "J.J. Abrams's sleek, feverishly hyped Episode Seven injects the moribund series with humor and humanity, but relies too much on remixed bits from the original trilogy. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 16, 2015
9/10 88% The Big Short (2015) "... a ragged, jolting, and savagely funny guerrilla agitprop that gives after-the-fact credit to the financial crises Cassandras. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 11, 2015
43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "An immersive experience but shows little grasp of the human element. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 9, 2015
80% Macbeth (2015) "A raw, muddy and appropriately blood-spattered take on the Scottish Play that sees a muted Michael Fassbender upstaged by Marion Cotillard's grief-stricken Lady Macbeth. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 2, 2015
9/10 97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) "A fresh look at the ultimate mock epic, after the Python method has been assimilated into the cultural DNA, reveals the subversive spirit of this bloody and cynical Arthurian deconstruction. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 2, 2015
10/10 96% Mustang (2015) "Deniz Gamze Ergüven's exuberantly defiant debut film follows five sisters who fight sexist traditions in a remote Turkish village. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 30, 2015
7/10 93% Carol (2015) "Todd Haynes' resonant period romance echoes 'Far From Heaven,' but Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara elude that film's glossy fatalism. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 24, 2015
80% Kingdom Of Shadows (2015) "In a year of strong films about cartel violence [...], Bernardo Ruiz's riveting documentary still stands tall. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 19, 2015
42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Billy Ray's crisply acted but jumbled remake of the 2009 Foreign-Language Oscar winner [...] never does justice to its source material. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 19, 2015
62% Legend (2015) "An energetic and sometimes quite likeable but still ungainly gangster film wrapped around two of the deftest performances to hit theatres this year. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 18, 2015
31% By The Sea (2015) "A divertingly gorgeous mediocrity. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 13, 2015
6/10 76% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Michael Moore's solutions are simplistic, but the underlying malaise they highlight is disturbing. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 12, 2015
10/10 94% In Jackson Heights (2015) "It would be difficult to find a stronger, more effective rebuke to Tea Party reactionaries who would erase Emma Lazarus' welcoming words from a certain statue in New York Harbor. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 12, 2015
5/10 97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "In Colin Hanks' admiring and tragic corporate biography, Tower Records wasn't just a rock 'n' roll mecca, but a family operation that got high on its own supply. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 5, 2015
95% The Wonders (2015) "A teenage girl's coming of age is elegantly threaded into this lugubriously madcap Tuscany-set drama about family, history and obsession. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 28, 2015
3/10 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Aaron Sorkin's aggressively stagey and bullying biopic fails to comprehend either its subject's cruelty or genius. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 21, 2015
9/10 96% Room (2015) "...just enough beauty here to keep it from drowning in darkness, but not enough to cheapen what's at stake. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 16, 2015
9/10 88% Experimenter (2015) "Michael Almereyda's knotty, intellectually playful film about Stanley Milgram's chilling 1961 experiments asks why so many seemed so unwilling to accept his conclusions. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 16, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "[A] fact-based but ungainly moralistic spy saga. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 13, 2015
No Score Yet Non eravamo solo... Ladri di biciclette - Il neorealismo (The Neorealism: We Were Not Just Bicycles Thieves) "More a rambling shuffling of notes than a fully thought-out thesis, barely scratching the surface of neorealism's revolutionary impact on the form and other filmmakers. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 1, 2015
7/10 92% The Martian (2015) "Ridley Scott's futuristic lost astronaut epic is a string of logic puzzles shot through a lighthearted ensemble dramedy that feels part 'Avengers' and part 'Gravity.' " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 1, 2015
6/10 85% The Walk (2015) "Part caper and part thrilling ballet. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Oct 1, 2015
100% Man on Wire (2008) "...cheekily irreverent " ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 30, 2015
7/10 88% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "Douglas Tirola's celebration of the '70s comedy institution doesn't know when to put on the brakes. Nevertheless, its enthusiasm proves infectious. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 29, 2015
6/10 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "A deconstructive sweet-and-sourball of a romantic comedy... " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 28, 2015
6/10 93% Sicario (2015) "...a hard-nosed procedural for the post-post 9/11 era. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 25, 2015
68% The Keeping Room (2015) "An ambitious if overreaching home-invasion thriller. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2015
73% Unbranded (2015) "[A] sumptuously packaged and goofily charming oddball feature-length advocacy advertisement about America's wild-horse overpopulation crisis. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 24, 2015
5/10 81% The New Girlfriend (2015) "There is a sharp, sublime Almodóvar film trapped inside the blurry outlines of François Ozon's The New Girlfriend, as if aching to get out. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 16, 2015
26% Dirty Weekend (2015) "A placid, minor effort from a onetime scandalous writer-director. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 3, 2015
7/10 92% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "Stanley Nelson's studious history shows that even without the law enforcement campaign of disinformation, infiltration, and assassination, the Black Panthers would have imploded on their own. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Sep 2, 2015
8/10 97% Welcome To Leith (2015) "...revealing and frightening " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 31, 2015
6/10 78% Z For Zachariah (2015) "...a post-apocalyptic drama focused not on marauding mutants, but on the old, awful standbys: fear, loneliness, cold, starvation. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 27, 2015
41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "We Are Your Friends is neither here nor there, like a song that can't decide whether it wants you to dance or be moved. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 25, 2015
82% Mistress America (2015) "A busier film than Noah Baumbach usually delivers, and not always a cohesive one. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 13, 2015
8/10 79% Cop Car (2015) "...[an] impressively taut neo-Western. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 7, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) "[The conclusion] dramatically overplays its hand and overstays its welcome almost more than Gordo himself. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 7, 2015
8/10 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "...[not] a celebration of intellectual combat, it's an original-sin tale for where TV news went wrong. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 31, 2015
80% Counting (2015) "There's a lot of what can feel like filler in Counting. But when [director Jem] Cohen hits the mark, it's a beautiful thing. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 29, 2015
No Score Yet Capital C (2015) "Thin but inspirational. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2015
6/10 85% Trainwreck (2015) "...more like a typical Judd Apatow movie about childish adults growing up. " ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jul 16, 2015
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