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Chris Evangelista

Chris Evangelista
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 81% Halloween (2018) While it doesn't capture the magic of the original, this Halloween brings much-needed closure to a troubled franchise, with Curtis excellent and Michael Myers pleasingly terrifying again.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
6/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) While there's plenty of gothic atmosphere, and two delightful performances from Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, Roth never quite figures out how to make The House with a Clock in Its Walls tick.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
8/10 100% In Fabric (2018) Totally twisted, super stylish, and frequently funny, the new fetishistic nightmare-dream from Peter Strickland is a loving recreation of Euro-horror and giallo tropes of the past‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
6.5/10 73% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) The story of JT LeRoy, the best-selling author who never really existed, gets the standard biopic treatment in Justin Kelly's unfortunately uninspired Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
9.5/10 93% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Lee Chang-dong's Burning moves at a pace all its own, telling a tale of mystery and obsession with no easy answers. Hypnotic, haunting, and featuring an incredible performance from Steven Yuen, Burning is one of the year's best movies. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
8/10 68% Hold the Dark (2018) With Hold the Dark, Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier crafts a bleak, unforgiving film with an ever-increasing body count. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
7.5/10 86% High Life (2018) In High Life, Claire Denis heads to space, and brings Robert Pattinson with her. The result is a strange, surreal, often indecipherable trip into the darkest recess of the galaxy, and beyond. But what does it all mean?‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
10/10 99% Roma (2018) This is a masterpiece. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
9/10 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Romantic and tragic, Beale Street is gorgeous and emotionally stirring - the type of movie that only comes along every so often.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
7/10 89% First Man (2018) Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic First Man features exciting sequences and wonderful performances from Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. But this space adventure never really gets off the ground.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
7.5/10 90% Vox Lux (2018) Hard to decipher and loaded with omens and symbols, Vox Lux doesn't quite work, but it makes one hell of an impression.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
6/10 68% The Front Runner (2018) The crackerjack script and dynamite performances are almost enough to get The Front Runner across the finish line, but there's something missing. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
8/10 95% Widows (2018) Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn team for Widows, an exciting, brilliantly-acted thriller about a team of desperate women pushed to desperate measures. A heist film with a lot more on its mind than meets the eye, Widows is a gem.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
8/10 81% Halloween (2018) David Gordon Green's Halloween is a love-letter to horror fans - a brutal, scary and sometimes funny sequel that gives the long-running franchise the respect and adoration it deserves.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
9/10 84% Destroyer (2018) Nicole Kidman gives a tour de force performance as a damaged cop on the edge in Karyn Kusama's twisty, brutal Destroyer. Blending a crime thriller framing device with a character drama focus, Destroyer is one of the year's best films.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
8/10 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Jacques Audiard's The Sisters Brothers is an utterly strange, utterly lovely postmodern Western‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
8.5/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The familiar story of an aging performer discovering a rising star gets a fresh coat of paint, and excels primarily due to the performance (and musical talents) of Lady Gaga.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
6.5/10 33% The Predator (2018) While you're watching the movie, it's hard not to get caught up in all the fun. Black and company are having a blast here, and it's infectious.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
6/10 44% Outlaw King (2018) An unrelentingly brutal, often funny, haphazardly edited affair. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
9/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) A film so relentlessly entertaining that it might actually exhaust you. Believe the hype: this really is the best action movie since Mad Max: Fury Road.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
6/10 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Someone, somewhere, said, "What if we made a sequel to 2015's Sicario, but got rid of all the good stuff?"‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Somehow simultaneously better *and* worse than its predecessor. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
7/10 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 finds new ways to tell old jokes, and for that, it's (mostly) a success.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
6/10 34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) For all Fahrenheit 451 gets wrong, its heart is ultimately in the right place, and that should count for something‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
7/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is the first Star Wars film in recent memory that feels like it's selling something.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) A bloated-yet-breezy blockbuster.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
6/10 46% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Ultimately, The Devil and Father Amorth is less a test of one's faith and more a test of one's patience.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
10/10 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Ramsay has concocted a lean, mean movie that skimps on specifics yet still packs a wallop. It's one of the most remarkable examples of less-is-more storytelling in recent memory.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
7/10 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) They're good dogs. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
5/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) It's official - Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg's worst film.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
7/10 83% Mohawk (2018) A brutal, unrelenting, well-crafted thriller, Mohawk is being sold as a horror film, but it might not be the type of horror film you expect. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
9/10 87% Annihilation (2018) Annihilation is a remarkable achievement. It lingers, burned into your thoughts, branded on the brain. It is nothing short of a masterpiece, and the fact that it exists at all is something worth celebrating.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
5/10 15% Mute (2018) Mute is a disjointed, nihilistic trip through two distinct storylines that have almost nothing to do with each other.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
4/10 18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Perhaps what makes The Cloverfield Paradox so frustrating is that it squanders the gifts it has been given.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
7/10 75% Braven (2018) Braven is not high-art, but gosh almighty is it highly entertaining.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
6/10 75% Mom and Dad (2018) Mom and Dad is just wild enough to draw in a midnight movie crowd, and fans of crazy Nicolas Cage performances won't go away unsatisfied.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/10 29% Inside (2018) The long-delayed Inside remake is finally ready to see the light of day. What this review presupposes is...maybe that's not such a good thing?‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
7/10 70% Happy End (2017) Haneke helms Happy End with a deft hand.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Where does Thor: Ragnarok fit into the ever-growing ranking of the MCU? Somewhere in the middle. It's funny enough, colorful enough, and entertaining enough to strike a chord, but it's ultimately hollow. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
6/10 33% The Current War (2017) The Current War may not break new ground, but it finds exciting ways to make the old seem new. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
8/10 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) 78/52 is both a loving tribute to the work Hitchcock did as well as a sharp, enlightening lesson in what makes Psycho so special. ‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
6/10 74% Killing Ground (2017) The true highlight of Killing Ground is the editing, courtesy of Katie Flaxman, which weaves together the multiple narratives in a concise manner.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
5/10 28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon looks like it should be wonderful.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
7/10 69% mother! (2017) At the very least, though, you won't be bored.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
7/10 73% American Fable (2017) American Fable signals the arrival of an exciting new filmmaker, Anne Hamilton.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
7/10 75% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Fans of the musician will find plenty to tune into here, and the uninitiated will likely go away wanting to scoop up as much of Coltrane's music as they can get their hands on.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
6/10 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Still, there's enough talent on display here, from direction to performances, to warrant a watch.‐ Slashfilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
10/10 84% Silence (2017) Like a true religious experience, you will be in awe of what you've witnessed.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
8/10 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) There's more inventiveness, and more honest to goodness heart in this film than the last four MCU films combined. And the soundtrack isn't too bad, either.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
7/10 100% Lake Bodom (Bodom) (2016) ... there's enough originality here, mixed with truly stunning cinematographer, to make Lake Bodom stand out from the pack.‐ CutPrintFilm
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017