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Chris Cabin

Chris Cabin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% Stranger Things (2013) "'Stranger Things' ends up being an entertaining and impassioned throwback to the time when friendly aliens were all the craze, but there's a consistent sense that a far more imaginative and daring series hiding behind the monsters. " ‐ Collider
Posted Jul 14, 2016
64% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "At the heart of the show is the mad desire to find respect, power, and likability. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jul 9, 2016
4/5 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "Microbe & Gasoline can be more seen as a reflection of Gondry's life as an artist that is often asked to engage separate parts of his personality, as well as work with people who are very different yet strangely like-minded. " ‐ Collider
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 94% Blood Simple (1984) "There's a simple magnetism inherent in this kind of filmmaking, and the Coens know how to orchestrate it. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2016
1/5 55% Wrecked: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "As such, once you get the humor of their particular type, the jokes grow immediately stale and one-note, making anything beyond the first episode of the short-order series borderline pointless. " ‐ Collider
Posted Jun 14, 2016
1/4 32% Uncle Buck: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Uncle Buck bears the unmistakable mark of a series that was market-tested to death in every predictable plot turn. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jun 11, 2016
2/4 23% Feed the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Feed the Beast ultimately becomes nothing much more than a paean to the myth of the wild, ingenious badass chef. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/5 87% All the Way (2016) " The writing only takes the time to make LBJ into a fully fleshed-out, complex creature, while everyone else is judged simply by Roach and Schenkken's bland conception of moral codes. " ‐ Collider
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 97% Lady Dynamite: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The inherent fascination of the series comes from the sheer unpredictability of its trajectory, the wild sense of invention that Bamford shows, even when there doesn't seem to be much in the way of cohesion or rhyme or reason to what's going on. " ‐ Collider
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 92% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "Veep continues to typify American politics with a brand of acidic cynicism that yields big laughs and increasingly unlikable characters. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2016
4/5 100% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may evince a skepticism about our modern times, but it also knows that the world, inside and outside of New York City, is worth fighting for, and that a good sense of humor is often the best utility for such a job. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 14, 2016
93% All the President's Men (1976) "Pakula was clearly talented from the moment he lensed his first feature, but like so many other New Hollywood icons, nationwide recognition didn't come until he took on the story of one of the great con jobs on the American people, the Watergate scandal. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 33% Dice: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Clay's disbelief at, and arguments with, the world and society at large suggest a man who is indeed attempting to grow with the times, but is also failing regularly. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 13, 2016
4/5 81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Girlfriend Experience infers the complicated emotional and fiscal fallout of taking other people's money to fund your profession. Creators imbue the show with potent eroticism and an alluring sort of intimacy. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 13, 2016
4/5 83% The Last Panthers: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "From the performances to the direction to the editing, The Last Panthers ends up making the familiar feel fresh, allowing the equally thrilling and melancholic subject matter to unfurl with surprising effectiveness. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 13, 2016
66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) "Despite the rampant symbolism that Soderbergh conjures and indulges, The Girlfriend Experience is not a cold or clinical film at all. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 72% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "In many ways, the show still feels like it's finding its foothold in style and substance, which means that it's currently denoted by its most creative and alluring scenes or even moments. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 6, 2016
56% The Ranch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Considering this is from the minds that crafted Two and a Half Men, rampant sexism was to be expected here, but there's no overstating just how lazy these laughs are, just how callous, unthinking, and shallow this brand of humor is. " ‐ Collider
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Archer: Season 7 (TV, 2016) "Archer is consistently in the moment and garners many of its still plentiful laughs by focusing on the immediacy of the world that Reed has created. " ‐ Collider
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1/5 24% Rush Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series is misguided on numerous levels, to an often repugnant degree, but it's clear that the series is hopeful, optimistic, and means no ill will. " ‐ Collider
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1.5/4 81% The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Path fails to provide insight into the fight between faith and personal desire. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2016
4/5 75% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Daredevil is a show that is constantly evolving, and consistently searching for challenges, whether they be warding off a dozen-deep gang of homicidal bikers or testing the very rules that dictate a civil society on the brink of bedlam. " ‐ Collider
Posted Mar 15, 2016
3.0/5 95% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Amazon's latest series is quite engaging, but when it hints at the wild and insightful series that it could have been... " ‐ Collider
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3.0/4 93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "However is its narrative breadth, it's not entirely successful but nevertheless enthralling scope in detailing the world of the pre-Lincoln south " ‐ Collider
Posted Mar 10, 2016
1/5 11% Damien: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Shallow, dull and predictable. " ‐ Collider
Posted Mar 7, 2016
97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) "The fight scenes are utterly sublime, often shot to make great use of the width of the screen, and speak to the tremendous wonder and visceral passions that these kinds of stories aroused in artistic souls like Ang Lee. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 24, 2016
2/5 59% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 1 "There's no sense of the desperation, panic, or even possible good intentions that we're accustomed to on The X-Files. That the pilot of the series' tenth go-around is such a astounding misfire is startling and sad. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 86% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 2 ""Founder's Mutation" feels more like a strong episode of one of The X-Files' major scions, Fringe, where the wildness of the weird is simply accepted as part of the gears of the world. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 100% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 3 ""Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" is thrillingly alive with people, creatures, and all their wondrous shades of character. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2.5/5 85% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 4 "Little more than an enjoyable mediocrity. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 32% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 6 "The finale is essentially a cop-out, a tease to make viewers rally for and return to another season, leaves a bitter aftertaste. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 100% Broad City: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson's 'Broad City' deserves to be categorized under the same rubric as 'Seinfeld' and 'Louie' in regards to giving the city life a unique flavor that emits from its creators. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 21, 2016
3/5 87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The depiction of the life of Hollywood's middle and lower classes or former stars (plus Gillian Jacobs) is the arena where 'Love' is distinctly memorable, insightful, and quite involving. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 88% Togetherness: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "In its second season, Togetherness blooms into a stirring study of modern parenting as an experiment in creation and imagination. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2016
2/4 60% Animals.: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series swims (pun intended) around major cultural discussions and yet offers nothing in terms of detail. " ‐ Collider
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1/4 49% Lucifer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Lucifer is the type of show that can't get over the cleverness of its central conceit. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Portlandia: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "Given the show's flippant depiction of youth, the plots involving middle-aged characters feel considerably more resonant and sincere. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 18, 2016
1.5/4 70% Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Baskets quickly devolves into a dreadful, if strange and intermittently fascinating, comedy of bleakness. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 6, 2016
3/4 93% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Jessica Jones is a far more socially aware series than Netflix's Daredevil, but it lacks for its predecessor's consistent, enveloping style. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/4 53% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "For all the agility on display in Into the Badlands, the series feels narratively uncertain, stuck between the simple pleasures of genre staples and the sadly unfulfilled aspiration toward a more imaginative, substantive work of stylized fantasy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/4 98% Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The series is charmingly and giddily scrappy, in both narrative and aesthetic. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2015
98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Though Goddard never lets the cynicism of this world override the joy and wonder of Daredevil, it's clear that he's spoiling for a good fight. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2015
3.5/4 97% The Knick: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The Knick envisions the long history of the deeply wrong-headed war on drugs in miniscule but effectively personal terms. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3.5/4 87% Homeland: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Season five​ suggests a politically wise and deeply skeptical update of John le Carr├ę's very best spy-centric work. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3/4 88% Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) "The show's sophomore season improves on the first in its sense of scope. " ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Sep 23, 2015
1/4 49% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The series suggests a shallow sense of sophistication in its attention to not-so-well-known history. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2015
1.5/4 82% The League: Season 7 (TV, 2015) "The show's seventh season is a simple bid at nostalgia. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2015
4/4 94% Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) (1956) "Jules Dassin doesn't waste much time in expressing exactly what he thinks of the criminals and gangster culture that rule his underworld. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2015
2/4 92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp ultimately feels like a nostalgia trip, less for the era in which it's set than for the original film that spawned it. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1.5/4 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Bill Condon ignores the delights and hardships of becoming an artist in lieu of simply presenting the long-touted liberating effects of art. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2015
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