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Chris Barsanti

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"Isabelle Huppert astonishes yet again in this steely, beautiful, intellectually hungry story from Mia Hansen-Løve." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 30, 2016

Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)

"This documentary about IRA martyr Bobby Sands' 1981 hunger strike is both tragic aria and political-history essay. " Film Journal International
Posted Nov 29, 2016

Disturbing The Peace (2016)

"Disturbing the Peace is a striking but imperfect vehicle for a transcendent message." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 9, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"...a quasi-animist saga where spirits infuse almost every object and being, while the characters remain deeply and at times overpoweringly human." ‐Medium
Posted Nov 6, 2016

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016)

"By swinging too large a scythe, All Governments Lie needlessly demeans an entire profession in the interest of championing a few would-be Izzy Stones. " Film Journal International
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/10 75%

Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (2016)

"In this story of child abduction, identity, and sexuality, Anna Muylaert seems more interested in themes, like doubling or performing, than the development of her characters." ‐PopMatters
Posted Nov 2, 2016
8/10 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"Park Chan-wook's elegantly mounted Gothic story surprisingly combines sensuous melodrama and a delightfully full-blown romanticism." ‐PopMatters
Posted Oct 28, 2016

Inferno (2016)

"[Ron Howard] remains as ever the reliable journeyman, doing what he can to keep the race-the-clock thriller genre alive in the age of steroid superheroes." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 26, 2016

Moonlight (2016)

"Floridly shot, richly humanistic drama about a young man coming of age in a rough Miami slum tangles with love, violence, identity, addiction and sexuality." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 18, 2016

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"In this laugh-free turkey, one couple's humdrum suburban life gets a turbocharge when an exciting new couple moves into their cul-de-sac." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 18, 2016
7/10 91%

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016)

"... like watching the greatest theater camp of all time." ‐PopMatters
Posted Oct 17, 2016
5/10 96%

Aquarius (2016)

"...features many moments of beauty and moody discomfort, but Filho's treatment can seem occasionally narcotized." ‐PopMatters
Posted Oct 17, 2016

The Accountant (2016)

"What could serve as the year's most preposterous mainstream release." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/10 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

" entranced by individual bravery it mostly forgets about corporate villainy." ‐PopMatters
Posted Sep 28, 2016

Storks (2016)

"The jokes in this high-concept, star-packed animated family film land about as often as its storks manage to avoid flying into windows." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 20, 2016

The Vessel (2016)

"A village already traumatized by a deadly natural disaster undergoes a crisis of faith in this slight but beautifully shot allegory starring Martin Sheen as the local priest." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 15, 2016

Command and Control (2016)

"A crisp, horrifying, investigative documentary about the nuclear missile silo disaster that nearly annihilated much of Arkansas in 1980." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2016

London Road (2016)

"A sharp-elbowed, guerrilla-theatre documentary musical." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 7, 2016

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)

"Ringing with a vivid moral clarity, 'Defying the Nazis' is a tightly focused documentary that raises an unusually sprawling number of challenging questions for its audience. " Film Journal International
Posted Sep 7, 2016

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

" a time of near-record income inequality ... is there anything to celebrate in this kind of fantasy-making?" ‐Medium
Posted Aug 28, 2016

Imperium (2016)

"Imperium goes wrong almost from the start." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2016
8/10 95%

A Touch of Zen (1969)

"...pure, ravishing spectacle." ‐PopMatters
Posted Aug 11, 2016

The Lost Arcade (2016)

"A deeply felt and bittersweet experience." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 10, 2016

Citizen Soldier (2016)

"A promising but half-realized documentary whose relentlessly upbeat and on-message tone is more akin to a recruiting video." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 4, 2016

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)

"Warm, familial and unhurried portrait of the great Austin auteur provides a good overview of an underappreciated director's work and unusual approach." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 3, 2016
8/10 89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"Brady Corbet's disturbing psycho-historical melodrama is like the Stanley Kubrick edit of The Grand Budapest Hotel." ‐PopMatters
Posted Aug 3, 2016

Bad Moms (2016)

"It's not exactly for the ages, but it's not exactly The Hangover Part II, either." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 28, 2016

Zero Days (2016)

"...a prescient warning for the new world of conflict we are blundering into without so much as a flashlight. " ‐Medium
Posted Jul 27, 2016
4/10 70%

Café Society (2016)

"...half-heartedly poses the same questions [Allen has] been ruminating on for decades." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jul 25, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

"...strains to connect the lo-fi improv style of its leads with the big plot points and special-effects scenes needed to justify the eight- and nine-figure budgets." ‐Medium
Posted Jul 20, 2016

Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016)

"This jazzy, fragmentary, inside-out portrait of photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank isn't itself a great work of art, but it contains multitudes of them." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 12, 2016

O.J.: Made in America (2016)

" of the great documentary epics of our time." ‐Medium
Posted Jul 11, 2016
7/10 75%

The BFG (2016)

"...a modestly magical film for a grimly realistic age." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jun 30, 2016

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"...more a firefight-filled chase film with strident political subtext than horror film." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 30, 2016

Free State of Jones (2016)

"Alternately hair-raising and clunky, Free States of Jones doesn't pack its story neatly into a box. " Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016

T-Rex (2016)

"In this rousing documentary about women's Olympic boxing pioneer Claressa Shields [...] the specter of poverty enhances rather than distracts from the central narrative." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 22, 2016
9/10 84%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

" of the sweetest, most genuinely satisfying romantic comedies to hit screens in some time." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jun 16, 2016
7/10 No Score Yet

P.S. Jerusalem (2015)

"... [an] emotion-wracked and politically challenging multi-year journey." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jun 15, 2016
7/10 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

" least exceeds expectations, if not the original." ‐PopMatters
Posted Jun 15, 2016

Do Not Resist (2016)

"...equal parts black comedy and dystopian nightmare." ‐Medium
Posted Jun 9, 2016

De Palma (2016)

"In [directors Baumbach and Paltrow's] minimalist take on a maximalist artist, they leave the man and his work free to stand or fall on their own. " Film Journal International
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016)

"Shifting from class satire to sex farce to stark historical warning with a surrealist's stinging alacrity." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Hooligan Sparrow (2016)

"Although Hooligan Sparrow is a protest film at heart, it is also a fascinating strategy and survival document. " ‐Little White Lies
Posted Jun 7, 2016

The Witness (2016)

"A public crime becomes a private obsession in this sharp, poignant documentary." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 2, 2016

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"A helter-skelter of moments that read like something stitched together almost at random from the notebook leavings of Rogen and Evan Goldberg." Film Journal International
Posted May 18, 2016
6/10 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

" better as big group caper film than action extravaganza." ‐PopMatters
Posted May 5, 2016
6/10 90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"... delivers a lush, narcotic charge" ‐PopMatters
Posted May 4, 2016
5/10 63%

High-Rise (2016)

"...pulls back the skin of civilization with glee. But all it seems to know to do afterward is play with the blood and gristle." ‐PopMatters
Posted May 3, 2016

The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)

"L'Attesa makes its audience wait but without enough of a reason for them to want to." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 28, 2016
7/10 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"Faith in the transformative power of music courses through Sing Street like an electric current. " ‐PopMatters
Posted Apr 21, 2016
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