Chris Feil

Chris Feil
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 37% Glass (2019) Suffice to say, this is not the Unbreakable sequel that that film's first fans had hoped for. The sickly mania of Split's shenanigans is more like it and then some, discarding Unbreakable's slick brooding for something tacky and dull. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
B- 65% Aquaman (2018) For some it might be an acquired taste, but it succeeds by pairing simplistic narrative ambitions with an authentically wild visual experience. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
D 66% Vice (2018) ... the kind of conceptual satire brewed up and whiffed out by dudes confusing vacuous provocation for sociopolitical sharpness. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
C+ 59% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lox is as much of an assault as it is a ghost, lingering close to making an impact on us but never really landing. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
B- 80% Ben is Back (2018) Ben is Back is largely aided by the vigor of Julia Roberts' turn as the mother Holly. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
A 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Shoplifters is a film of radical compassion... - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
B- 59% The Front Runner (2018) The Front Runner is efficient, if uninspiring. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
B+ 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) ... simply a great time at the movies built to relieve through catharsis and creature comforts alike. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C 45% The Meg (2018) Quite as you would expect, The Meg is delirious, humid nonsense. But where it disappoints is its missed opportunities. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C+ 73% Christopher Robin (2018) It's sharpest take on the characters ... is that Tigger is the absolute worst. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B- 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Ethan Hunt has finally begun to escape being defined solely by the aura of the star that plays him. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Its high-concept satire may not land every bizarre flourish it skyrockets at us, but Sorry to Bother You's wit is both profound and satisfyingly off-the-wall. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
D+ 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Soldado is simply a hollow hell. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade finds the healing in the horror of adolescence - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The film finds its characters to only be the sum of their tragedies rather than human beings. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 96% Ava (2018) The tension is high, and the stakes are kept punishingly human. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The film's tonal constant is the brilliant Washington, giving confident comic timing and no-bullshit charisma to match any recent star-making performance. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C+ 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) As much as it sparks elsewhere, its central journey remains a frustrating missed opportunity. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B 83% Puzzle (2018) ... this film carries a steady, oceanic emotional undercurrent in a light package. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
B+ 93% Support the Girls (2018) Writer/director Andrew Bujalski does something impossible with his newest comedy, Support The Girls: create something sweet and optimistic about American corporate misogyny and indifference. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
A- 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Madeline's Madeline is a film built to comb through its details, to question what in its characters is identity and what is performance. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C- 91% Searching (2018) For cases like Searching, innovation isn't enough. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
C 81% Boy Erased (2018) In the hands of sophomore director Joel Edgerton ... this search for healing is detrimentally willing to sacrifice what's real. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C+ 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) ... a lavish footnote destined to be revisited by a cult shocked by such strangeness given to children in deceptively sweet packaging. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
C 70% The Happy Prince (2018) But beyond the fleeting precise observations, the film falls mostly into dull biopic mechanics. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
A- 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) It's haunting stuff, as fascinating as it is difficult to shake. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
C 79% Halloween (2018) The finale of the film is satisfying in the extreme, as primal and exacting as we wish the film entire would have been. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
C- 61% The Oath (2018) There's a steady miscalibration to both its laughs and tension, the rhythms of the film seldom clicking into place... - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
C 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The film is rather unevenly paced, with each new chapter stalling the film rather than intensifying it. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
D 85% The Wife (2018) Too bad we don't buy any of it - not the initiating circumstances of the secret, nor any of its fallout. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C 87% Colette (2018) Colette is ultimately passive where the material begs to challenge... - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) We can find what's real among its mess, but the film doesn't lead us there. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
B+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) ... this update of the classic love story is crafted with a palpable affection and passion. Cooper's take is personal, ingenious, and raw. - Filmmixtape EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
A 94% Wildlife (2018) It's the kind of piercing portrait of a family that makes you want to marinate in all of its surprising details just as you desperately want to escape its breathlessly realized pain. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man and the Gun is a solid bit of mythmaking, but Spacek is its richest joy. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
A- 91% Widows (2018) Captured with cruel beauty by cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, Widows is another psychologically immersive and exhaustive piece from McQueen. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
A- 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the rarest of comedies, as lovely as it is scabrous... - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B+ 89% Diamantino (2018) Think of it like John Waters' Austin Powers with kitsch replaced by mild psychedelia and a smart vantage on contemporary sexual persona and global evils. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B- 90% Rafiki (2019) Whereas other films might make Ziki and Kena's trials tell a story of queer suffering, Kahiu's is one of sweetness. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B- 50% Touch Me Not (2019) Pintilie molds Touch Me Not with a painful intimacy that dares you to look away from its frankness... - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C- 13% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) The film wants to be taken seriously, its earnestness only ever fleetingly successful at being a critique of our perception of it. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 87% Climax (2019) Its first group dance sequence is worth price of admission alone, delivering a one-take dose of creative ecstasy, a gay fantasia among the most singularly thrilling film moments of the year. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C 90% Giant Little Ones (2019) [I]t feels built on the backs of its predecessors both straight and not. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B No Score Yet Bulbul Can Sing (2018) Wrought for feeling without catharsis, Bulbul Can Sing is notable for its beauty and wise queer adjacencies. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C+ 75% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) [F]or a subject known for such personality, this biopic (of sorts) struggles to find one of its own. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B+ 100% Gloria Bell (2019) The film is designed to make Gloria an audience surrogate... When she triumphs, the film builds to something euphoric. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 65% The Little Stranger (2018) For those of us drawn to its musty atmospherics led by its tip-of-the-iceberg character deceptions, The Little Stranger is kind of a rarity. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018