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Christopher Kompanek

Christopher Kompanek
Christopher Kompanek's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 88% Love After Love (2018) An unflinching portrait of how grief can unravel a tightknit family in ways both banal and heart-wrenching.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
2/4 81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Picoult's screenplay is frustratingly slight, never evolving note.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2.5/4 51% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) As Ismael, Almaric grounds the unwieldy film...delivering an incisive performance that imbues his subtlest gestures with searing turmoil.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
3/4 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Sight gags and slapstick erupt from a pervasive atmosphere of dread and terror.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/4 81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Animation allows for greater freedom to play with the perception of time and space, and one of the film's great joys is simply looking at it.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
2/4 79% American Folk (2018) Sung mainly by real-life folk musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, the songs lend the film an emotional resonance that the forced dialogue often struggles to achieve.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/4 96% For Ahkeem (2017) The story that is told here, with such heartbreaking clarity, is an important one, but it is hard to watch.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/4 67% Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017) Talking-head interviews interspersed with reenactments reminiscent of cheap true-crime shows are the filmic equivalent of a polo shirt and khakis: blandly acceptable but uninspired.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3.5/4 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) The mercurial nature of fame acts as an ideal metaphor for the fleeting and uncertain nature of life itself - all of which, in the masterful hands of Brydon, Coogan and Winterbottom, goes down more smoothly than a glass of Rioja.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 90% Pop Aye (2017) As Thana, Warakulnukroh radiates a sense of unadorned humanity, coupling a sense of being lost with the desire to be of service.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/4 95% Radio Dreams (2017) "Radio Dreams" is a quintessentially American story.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/4 23% Below her Mouth (2017) Krill and Linder have an understated delivery, common to the mumblecore genre. Although this sometimes works against dramatic momentum, it contrasts nicely with - and ultimately heightens - their intimate moments together.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/4 100% Alive and Kicking (2017) Glatzer captures the visceral charge of moving wildly in tandem with another person, often in improvised bouts that forge strong bonds between partners, if only for a few minutes.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) Hollywood loves its heroes, even if it finds it difficult to admit that courage and honor aren't superpowers. That's why it's refreshing to see the shadow of impending doom that hovers, just out of frame.‐ Independent (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) War movies all too often take it for granted that some causes are worth dying for. To have characters grapple with that notion, imperfectly, is nothing short of cathartic.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/4 84% Les Cowboys (2016) Bidegain and cinematographer Arnaud Potier speak multitudes with wide-angle, slow-panning shots that immerse us in a post-9/11 quagmire that's never less than utterly personal.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
1.5/4 83% Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016) Teetering precariously between satire and base humor, "Jimmy Vestvood" squanders opportunities for both.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 50% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) Robert Edwards, the writer and director, explores the layers of melancholy contained within these familiar but authentically drawn characters, and he cleverly doles out virtue and vice to each while weaving in acid humor borne from regret.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 72% Remember (2016) This isn't a paint-by-numbers revenge plot. When the payoff finally comes, it's as satisfying as it is perplexing.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016