Christian Gallichio

Christian Gallichio
Christian Gallichio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist The Film Stage
Publications: The Playlist, The Film Stage

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
C- 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) If Close gives a mildly restrained performance, and she really is the best thing in the film, Adams shockingly miscalculates, playing every scene up to 11. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
A- No Score Yet The Atlantic City Story (2020) By limiting the narrative and thematic scope, never looking beyond the lives of these two fully-formed characters, Butash's film is a compact marvel. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
B 82% Notturno (2020) Rossi has crafted an astonishingly alluring film that lacks a firm point of view, treating each subject (including an ISIS soldier, at one point) with the same detached perspective. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
A- 100% 76 Days (2020) While at times a brutal watch, with the film's insistence on showing the ravages of COVID-19 in up-close detail, 76 Days will, I suspect, become a landmark document when talking about the virus and China's initial response. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
A 100% Coup 53 (2020) "Coup 53" is a live-wire thriller that is one of the best documentaries of the year. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
B+ 97% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) While "Tell Me Who I Am" doesn't offer any real answers about the role of memory in coping with abuse, it does bring up fascinating questions. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
A 100% Jacinta (2020) Earnshaw has made a deeply emotional and poignant film on the personal, familial horrors of addiction. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
A- 100% A Secret Love (2020) A Secret Love is profound. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
C 56% Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le maire) (2019) It's a strange hybrid of a film, with the two disparate sections never really working in conjunction. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
A 99% Saint Frances (2020) "Saint Frances" is truly a stunning debut, both in its overt treatment of problems women face all the time, and its sheer unconventional approaches to, what on the surface looks like, a conventional narrative. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
B- 98% The Fight (2020) Despite serving as an excellent primer for the type of work the ACLU performs, The Fight is more of a curiosity, preaching to the already converted. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
B 97% Midnight Family (2019) A thrilling, subjective, portrait of one family's attempts to navigate the corrupt economy of emergency health care while, also, providing much-needed services for a city desperately in need of EMTs. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
B 87% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Trading nuance for blistering attacks, nevertheless, the film is a compelling portrait of a looming presence in American politics. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
B- 83% Giants Being Lonely (2019) Director Grear Patterson and cinematographer Hunter Zimny are talents to watch, as they have made a stylistic-if somewhat derivative-first feature. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
B+ 97% Love, Antosha (2019) Price's documentary is a loving eulogy for one of the most gifted actors of the last generation and, for fans of Yelchin, an absolute must-see. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
C 30% Into the Ashes (2019) "Into the Ashes" is by no means a terrible film, but still fails to leave a lasting impression. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
B- 86% Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, Three Days That Defined a Generationis a mostly surface level look into the famous festival that did, in fact, leave lasting ramifications across arts, politics, and society. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
B- 100% Vision Portraits (2019) Vision Portraits lives up to its title, presenting a series of fascinating case studies in how the artistic spirit, and the need to create, can overcome anything. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
B- No Score Yet O Beautiful Night (2019) Nina's presence is symptomatic of problems that exist in the entire film, which favors oddly disconnected scenes that never truly gel together, leading to a take-it-or-leave-it approach. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
92% Wanda (1971) Eschewing plot in favor of character study, Loden creates a fully-rounded portrait of a character unable to find her true meaning. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
D 17% The Outsider (2018) It's hard to fault The Outsider too much though, as it will predictably fall into the black hole that is Netflix original movies, so here's hoping that Zandvliet, Leto, and especially Hjelm move on to better things in the near future. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
B+ 80% Drift (2017) What Drift does illustrate, though, is that Wittmann is a major talent with a lot of promise. Regardless of whether she coalesces a more grounded narrative in the future or not, it'll be exciting to what where she goes next. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
87% Notes on an Appearance (2018) Despite [its] flaws, Notes on an Appearance illustrates a confident director who leans heavily on his own idiosyncratic style, something that can't be faulted too much. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C 78% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) Haq soon levels one torture after another on Nisha, sacrificing nuanced storytelling for blunt force trauma and reducing everyone that isn't Nisha into caricature. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
B No Score Yet Ulysses & Mona (2018) A sweet yet restrained comedy that features two brilliant performers and a number of memorable set pieces. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 73% Galveston (2018) What we are left with is far from a perfect film, but Laurent is a confident director who elevates the pulpy plot of Pizzolato's novel into a unique reflection of characters on the margins of society. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
A 100% Charm City (2018) Charm City may not be an easy watch, but [director Marilyn] Ness argues that through empathy, progress can be made. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
A- 93% Diane (2019) Quiet and profound, Kent Jones' feature debut Diane tells the small-scale and moving story of a woman navigating through her tiny community of friends and family in rural Massachusetts. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
A 68% Come Sunday (2018) Buoyed by exceptional performances by Ejiofor, Jason Segel, and notably, Lakeith Stanfield, this is a film that should not be missed. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
B No Score Yet Thy Kingdom Come (2018) "Thy Kingdom Come" reclaims that great performance while allowing often marginalized subjects the chance to share their story. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018