Filmmixtape

Filmmixtape is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris Feil
Rating Title/Year Author
D- Irresistible (2020) Chris Feil [A] pungently toxic dose of cynicism... EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
C- The King of Staten Island (2020) Chris Feil Uncharismatic in the extreme, [Davidson's] performance is entirely out of sync from the demands of Apatow's trademark lovable losers. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
C- Downhill (2020) Chris Feil It all rings of a lack of intention or clear point of view. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2020
C+ Cats (2019) Chris Feil The ultimate effect of the neon and glitter-drenched CGI extravaganza is Hellraiser 2 by way of Roald Dahl, a family entertainment spectacularly drunk on its own supply of batshit. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
D+ Richard Jewell (2019) Chris Feil Embarrasingly ill-conceived, Richard Jewell reductively characterizes all of its players to simplistic cliches, even (perhaps especially) its heroes. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
C+ 1917 (2019) Chris Feil 1917 becomes limited in its capacity for something visceral without deeper established roots in its characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
B Clemency (2019) Chris Feil There's a morose expressionism to Chukwu's approach to the material that will be tough for many to stomach, but carries a weight and intellectual vigor that shouldn't be ignored. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
B Dark Waters (2019) Chris Feil Haynes already has [safe], but now he might have a version of its ideas digestible for the masses. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
B- Honey Boy (2019) Chris Feil Honey Boy is more in the telling of its personal wounds than what it unfolds or how it resolves. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
A Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Chris Feil Arresting the senses and stimulating the mind, Céline Sciamma has made one of the most breathtaking screen romances of the decade... EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
A A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Chris Feil [T]his is a film more about our relationship with Rogers than the man himself, and that distinction reveals much of the film's ample emotional intelligence. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
C+ Frozen II (2019) Chris Feil Maybe the only purpose Frozen 2's narrative expansion serves is to provide a more compelling foundation for another sequel than the original left for this one. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2019
C Ford v Ferrari (2019) Chris Feil It's missing a soul. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
A The Irishman (2019) Chris Feil Epic in its timeline and intellectual scope, Scorsese has made something funereal and absurdly funny, one that appears in surprising dialogue with his career and place in the modern cinematic landscape. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
B- The Report (2019) Chris Feil Burns isn't inventive, but he produces something stoically precise. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
B+ Marriage Story (2019) Chris Feil Precise in moments, if softer as a whole, [Baumbach's] overarching attempt here still makes the film feel like a progression of sorts for the writer-director. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
B+ Frankie (2019) Chris Feil Sachs' delicate touch in this beautifully meandering story of love, life, and death makes for something uniquely moving, particularly in the film's quiet final moments. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
B+ Dolor y gloria (2019) Chris Feil [Banderas'] work is exquisitely in sync with what Almodóvar is attempting to achieve, painting for us a soul aching to be released. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
A Parasite (2019) Chris Feil Surprising in its observations and developments, the film is has all the makings of one destined for rewatch and deeper examination in perpetuity - a film with the power to continue to reveal things about how we interact and how we survive. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
C Jojo Rabbit (2019) Chris Feil The film's certainty of its audacity only serves to underline its conceptual tepidness... EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
B- First Love (2019) Chris Feil Is the master just coasting here? Maybe, but First Love still is an easy treat. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
B Monos (2019) Chris Feil Filled with sensory explosiveness, Monos is an incredibly evocative breakthrough for filmmaker Alejandro Landes. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
C Judy (2019) Chris Feil It's a blend of the somber and the splashy, a sometimes inelegant tonal soup that is nevertheless elevated by a transformative performance from Renée Zellweger as Garland in her most tragic days. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
B Vita & Virginia (2018) Chris Feil It's something left-of-center in a traditional costume drama's clothing, and arrestingly so. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
B The Nightingale (2018) Chris Feil The Nightingale is bleak and uncompromising, an exhaustive polemic of staggering composition, if sometimes porously communicated. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
C+ Them That Follow (2019) Chris Feil [T]he characters and surroundings come off more cliche than probably intended. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
A The Farewell (2019) Chris Feil Wang crafts the kind of film you hate to let go of when you leave the theatre, wishing you could stay in the weight of its affections and its grace. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
C Consequences (2018) Chris Feil ... falls flat as both a gay narrative and a teen melodrama. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
B Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Chris Feil [Tarantino's] risk is, above all, rather lovely - he's never felt more vulnerable and it oddly suits him. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
C The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Chris Feil The film may be wisest (not to mention funniest) when it views maleness as a cult, but it's also clumsy for how it makes itself a proud member. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
B- Pasolini (2014) Chris Feil What distinguishes Pasolini from other biopics is its willingness to get lost within the artist's creative perspective while detailing his life. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B Wild Rose (2018) Chris Feil [O]ne of the summer's most joyous movie pleasures. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B Shadow (2018) Chris Feil While Shadow doesn't break the narrative mold of its genre, the formal creative risk of its monochrome results in an intoxicating visual experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
C+ The White Crow (2018) Chris Feil At its best, The White Crow allows its dance sequence to function as its most exciting set pieces... EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
B Little Woods (2018) Chris Feil A stark but auspicious feature debut... EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
B+ Peterloo (2018) Chris Feil [Leigh] gives us a massive textbook with the dust clouding off of it as he slams it in our laps, reeking of the kind of appealingly pungent book mold that immediately promises something austere and of a bygone time... EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
B- Under the Silver Lake (2018) Chris Feil [I}t's part Looney Tunes on downers, part Waiting for Godot at Coachella. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
B Sauvage (2018) Chris Feil [S]hirks tidiness or the dishonesty of an overly pat, definitively complete character arc. The film is a dark night of the soul where personal demons might always remain to haunt, where darkness has as much potential undertow as optimism. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
B- Teen Spirit (2018) Chris Feil Teen Spirit follows a very familiar pop ascension narrative trajectory to acceptably involving results, relying largely on its ultrahip playlist of pop covers. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
C The Aftermath (2019) Chris Feil Luckily, and forgivably, The Aftermath doesn't leave much of an aftertaste. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
B Diane (2018) Chris Feil Like death, Diane is too indiscriminate to be called cruel, but it is quietly vicious. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
C- Napszállta (2018) Chris Feil [A] high-risk dramatic gamble that doesn't pay off. Instead, Nemes presents a vision built to confuse with condescension, one that effectively isolates but struggles to function as anything but a labored temporal exercise. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
D Out of Blue (2018) Chris Feil It's an admirably earnest attempt at the metaphysical where we least expected, but also an unintentionally funny one as well. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
B Arctic (2018) Chris Feil On top of the film's impressive craft, Penna keeps the film brief and relentless... EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
D Vice (2018) Chris Feil ... the kind of conceptual satire brewed up and whiffed out by dudes confusing vacuous provocation for sociopolitical sharpness. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2018
C+ Vox Lux (2018) Chris Feil 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
B- Ben Is Back (2018) Chris Feil Ben is Back is largely aided by the vigor of Julia Roberts' turn as the mother Holly. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2018
A Manbiki kazoku (2018) Chris Feil Shoplifters is a film of radical compassion... EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
B+ Eighth Grade (2018) Chris Feil Eighth Grade finds the healing in the horror of adolescence EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018
C Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Chris Feil The film finds its characters to only be the sum of their tragedies rather than human beings. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2018