Chris Evangelista

Chris Evangelista
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/10 38% Cherry (2021) Full of shifting aspect ratios, changing color palettes, abundant slow-motion, and all sorts of over-stylized hokum, Cherry is so showy that it borders on laughable. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
6/10 90% Together Together (2021) A nice movie that's also kind of forgettable. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
8/10 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) There's are undeniably great moments in Judas and the Black Messiah, but one can't help but think the movie needed to push itself just a little bit further. But perhaps the raw power radiating off the screen via the performances is enough. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
3/10 67% The Blazing World (2021) You would think any movie that casts the iconic Udo Kier as an enigmatic dream guide who munches on fireflies would at least be interesting, but no. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
6.5/10 69% Land (2021) But pretty pictures only go so far, and while Wright is appropriately anguished as Edee, Land begins to tread the same ground over and over. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
8/10 84% Passing (2021) A confident and assured directorial debut with great performances from Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
7.5/10 86% Coming Home in the Dark (2021) A one and a half-hour gut-punch, Coming Home in the Dark is bleak, tense, and often unshakable. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
7/10 79% In The Earth (2021) Ben Wheatley Gets Wild in the Woods With a Pandemic Horror Film That Assaults Your Senses - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
8.5/10 81% Wild Indian (2021) Wild Indian is a singular achievement; a film so raw and centered that it dares you to look away from scenes that simmer and burn. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
6.5/10 76% Knocking (2021) Strange Sounds and Even Stranger Neighbors Haunt This Brief, Effective Horror-Thriller - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
7/10 100% The Pink Cloud (2021) The Pink Cloud is not about our current COVID-19 situation but the connections are inevitable at this point. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
6/10 87% Censor (2021) A Tribute to Video Nasties That Can't Keep Up Its Momentum. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
6.5/10 47% The Little Things (2021) The dream of the '90s is alive in The Little Things, a new serial killer thriller that's actually anything but new. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
7/10 88% News of the World (2020) Hanks gives a performance that should be held up with some of his other oft-praised work. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
6/10 51% The Midnight Sky (2020) There's the germ of something beautiful buried in here, but... - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
7/10 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) It's like a quick vacation that immediately starts to fade from memory the moment you return. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
8/10 88% THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (2020) This is big, bold, sweeping stuff. It's operatic. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
7/10 89% Run (2020) Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allen Are Equally Strong in Aneesh Chaganty's Relentless Thriller. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
8/10 83% Freaky (2020) It's the best, and most inventive, slasher movie since Scream. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
9/10 83% Mank (2020) At first blush, Mank isn't your typical David Fincher flick. And yet, when you look closer...it does. Because like all great Fincher films, Mank is about obsession. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
6/10 39% Rebecca (2020) Ben Wheatley's slick update on the gothic romance fails to thrill. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
5.5/10 62% Nocturne (2020) An unsuccessful riff on Black Swan. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
4/10 47% Evil Eye (2020) Evil Eye deserves acknowledgment for taking a supernatural approach that involves cultures beyond Western trappings, but that's about the only positive thing I can say here. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
6/10 72% Black Box (2020) Black Box loses steam rather quickly. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/10 43% The Lie (2020) This is all building somewhere, I promise - and I'm pretty sure you're not going to like it. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
7.5/10 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The Trial of the Chicago 7 is nothing if not a showcase for great performances. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
5/10 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Chloë Grace Moretz Battles Sexists and Gremlins in This Goofy World War II Horror Movie. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
6.5/10 87% Violation (2021) An Unflinchingly Brutal, Needlessly Muddled Story of Trauma and Revenge. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
7.5/10 77% Concrete Cowboy (2020) It's hard not to love Concrete Cowboy just a little bit. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
8/10 99% MLK/FBI (2021) If there is a light at the end of this tunnel it is that for all of Hoover and the FBI's efforts, for all of their unlimited power, they never managed to destroy King's legacy. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
7/10 76% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Vanessa Kirby Delivers a Career-Best Performance in a Tragedy That Never Comes Together. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
10/10 94% Nomadland (2021) Frances McDormand is Sublime in Chloé Zhao's Achingly Beautiful Drama. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
9/10 98% One Night in Miami (2020) It's impossible not to become engrossed with what we're seeing; we want to spend as much time with these guys as we possibly can, and when the film fades to darkness, we're sorry to see them go. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
7.5/10 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Sprawling and brutal, The Devil All the Time is not for the impatient or the squeamish. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
9/10 98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) David Byrne's American Utopia is a show about connections. About reaching out and connecting with others - and it arrives at a time where doing such a thing in person is near impossible. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
8.5/10 92% The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Ominous and loaded with genuinely creepy scares, The Dark and the Wicked is a twist on possession horror. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
7/10 70% Tenet (2020) Christopher Nolan Creates Stunning Action in a Frustrating, Muddled Movie. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
6/10 28% Antebellum (2020) Antebellum feels curiously unfinished. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
9.5/10 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Charlie Kaufman's Long, Strange Trip is a Surreal Masterwork - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
6.5/10 72% An American Pickle (2020) A Clumsy But Sweet Story About Family, Friendship, and Pickles. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
7/10 75% The Rental (2020) The Rental is a relationship drama that suddenly turns into a slasher movie. It probably shouldn't work, and yet, director Dave Franco finds a way to strike the right balance. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
5/10 80% The Old Guard (2020) The biggest mistake The Old Guard makes is the same mistake so many modern film adaptations of established material make these days: it's all set-up. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
6/10 41% You Should Have Left (2020) You Should Have Left has a lot on its mind, and no real idea what to do with it all. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
8.5/10 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) A must-see, featuring a career-best performance from Delroy Lindo. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
5/10 74% The King of Staten Island (2020) This comedy mostly gets by on the charms of its cast, but its unfocused, shambling manner saps most of the film's energy by the time it draws to an unsatisfying conclusion. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
5/10 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Those starved for any form of new entertainment might find enough enjoyment in watching Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as they stumble around desperately searching for a better movie, one that suits their talents. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
7/10 39% Capone (2020) This is Capone, Josh Trank's strange hybrid that wants to be both a gangster movie and also a horror pic. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
5/10 67% Extraction (2020) As far as disposable action flicks go, Extraction makes good on its promise of seeing Chris Hemsworth kill a lot of people. Maybe that's good enough for a direct-to-Netflix release. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/10 30% Bloodshot (2020) It takes Vin Diesel exactly 8 minutes to put on a white tank-top in Bloodshot - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
5/10 57% The Hunt (2020) How can a film this violent be so toothless? - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020