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Chris Nashawaty

Chris Nashawaty
Chris Nashawaty's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) That said, I'd stop short of calling director Rian Johnson's undeniably impressive initiation into the Star Wars fold the masterpiece that some desperately want it to be. The film simply drags too much in the middle.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
C 86% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It manages to pull off something I once would have thought was impossible: It makes the original Jumanji look like a beloved cinema classic.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
B 90% Phantom Thread (2017) Once again, Day-Lewis goes deep and has clearly done his homework. The 60-year-old actor doesn't seem to know any other way. In an era of tin-plated movie stars, the world of cinema will miss him.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
B+ 86% The Post (2017) The beauty of Streep's performance (and it's one of her best in years) is how she lets you see her grow into the responsibility of her position. She elevates The Post from being a First Amendment story to a feminist one, too.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
A 94% The Shape of Water (2017) It's both weird and wonderful.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
C- 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) For years, the writer-director has returned to the nostalgia-soaked New York of his youth. But in his latest - the turgid, inert Wonder Wheel - he's moving in place as lazily as the Coney Island Ferris wheel of the title.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
B+ 85% Darkest Hour (2017) I don't think we'll ever see anyone else do Churchill this well again unless the man himself comes back from the dead.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) With his hunched gait, lack of people skills, and idealism built on quicksand, Washington makes you believe in Roman 100 percent.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
A- 97% Mudbound (2017) I'm not quite sure how Rees has done it, exactly, but the depth of heartbreak and humanity in this - just her second feature film - is remarkable.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
C+ 40% Justice League (2017) Some day, hopefully soon, DC will get the recipe right again and duplicate Wonder Woman's storytelling magic. But today isn't that day, and Justice League unfortunately isn't that film.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B+ 85% Wonder (2017) You're guaranteed to spend nearly two hours with a lump the size of a nectarine in your throat without resenting it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
C+ 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) This follow-up to 2015's dueling-daddies hit does have a few mild chuckles, but not as many as you want.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
B 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a modest, bittersweet thing of beauty.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
B- 54% LBJ (2017) The best thing the director has going for him is his star, Woody Harrelson.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
C- 80% My Friend Dahmer (2017) More than a week after watching writer-director Marc Meyers' My Friend Dahmer, I'm still trying to figure out who exactly the film is meant for and why on earth it was made.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
B- 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The Killing of a Sacred Deer is haunting and singular and strange, but it's also icy, remote, and too enigmatic.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B- 81% The Square (2017) It tries so hard to tweak the audience, it virtually breaks a sweat.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
B 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ragnarok is basically a Joke Delivery System - and on that score, it works. The movie is fun.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
A- 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) 78/52 is an orgy for movie obsessives. It makes you see the familiar with fresh eyes.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Smart, relatable, laughter-through-psychic pain entertainment that happens to be elevated by a handful of wonderful performances ...‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
B 98% Lucky (2017) Lucky is an elegiac and ultimately affirming meditation on mortality, regret, and smiling through hardship. You couldn't ask for a more poignant swan song from a more singular artist.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B+ 92% Super Dark Times (2017) Super Dark Times perfectly nails the minute details of adolescence-a minefield of confusion about right and wrong that leads to all kinds of impulsive bad decisions.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B+ 87% American Made (2017) Seal is not a likable guy exactly. He's actually kind of a greedy, amoral dirtbag. Which is why Liman and screenwriter Gary Spinelli need someone like Cruise to sell him. And sell him he does.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
C- 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Even approached with the watered-down expectations that one brings to a late-September Hollywood sequel, Matthew Vaughn's bespoke secret-agent follow-up is massively disappointing.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
C 68% mother! (2017) In the end, it's hard not to get the impression that Aronofsky's film has a lot more meaning for him than the audience.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
C+ 29% Rebel in the Rye (2017) You won't find much new light shed on the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye in writer-director Danny Strong's polished but cliché-festooned biopic Rebel in the Rye.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B 85% It (2017) It is essentially two movies. The better by far (and it's very good) is the one that feels like a darker Stand by Me.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
C 40% Death Note (2017) The whole thing feels like the pilot episode of a third-rate comic-book vigilante TV show.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
B 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) It's like déja-vu with a breakbeat. The most remarkable thing about the film is how little you'll actually mind by the end.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Essentially a red-state Ocean's Eleven - a fizzy, twisty Southern-fried heist flick that's more enjoyable the less you try to dissect it.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The set-up is promising, and it offers some decent early jump scares. But eventually the thinness of the material becomes overwhelmingly obvious.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
A- 81% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) You can feel the Middle Eastern country's impending wave of frustration, corruption, and paranoia simmering underneath every scene in the film like white noise in the background.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B+ 97% Columbus (2017) Columbus is a charming and beautiful indie debut.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
B+ 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore is a little grayer and a little thicker around the midsection, but he's still tirelessly speaking truth to power on behalf of our ailing planet in his folksy Tennessee twang.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) A slight, handcrafted indie that's sweet, skewed, and feels a bit like a skit stretched out to feature length.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is simply an exercise in style. But what style!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A 92% Dunkirk (2017) This is visceral, big-budget filmmaking that can be called Art. It's also, hands down, the best motion picture of the year so far.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
C+ 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Those expecting another date with Banquo, Macduff, and the gang are sure to be disappointed.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
C- 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) As the story went on, it came into sharper and sharper focus: Valerian is an epic mess.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
A- 99% City of Ghosts (2017) As the world slowly wrestles with how to fight ISIS, here's a story of a handful of intrepid individuals who don't have the luxury of waiting.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
C 90% A Ghost Story (2017) Maddening, inscrutable, and alienating.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B 86% Okja (2017) On its surface, Okja is a sweet, heartwarming fable about a young girl and her pet pig. But don't let that thumbnail synopsis fool you, we're galaxies away from the kid-friendly entertainments of Babe and Charlotte's Web here.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Like Caesar and company, the films seem to be getting more intelligent and human as they evolve.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
B- 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) It more or less gets the job done (especially if you're handing out bonus points for a title that traffics in the metric system).‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C+ 84% Megan Leavey (2017) If you're looking for a good cry, Megan Leavey gets the job done, I suppose. But it's a bit like a wet kiss from a puppy.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
B 88% It Comes At Night (2017) I kept wanting Shults' film to add up to a little more in the end. Still, his chops behind the camera are undeniable. I can't wait to see what he does next.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B- 16% The Mummy (2017) I'm not sure that this aimless, lukewarm, but occasionally rollicking take on The Mummy is how the studio dreamed that its Dark Universe would kick off. But it's just good enough to keep you curious about what comes next.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
B- 64% Dean (2017) A likable, slightly lightweight comedy about loss, grief, love, and the unbreakable bonds between fathers and sons.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is smart, slick, and satisfying in all of the ways superhero films ought to be.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
B 74% Wakefield (2017) Cranston is utterly hypnotic as a certain kind of American male on the verge of a nervous breakdown.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017