Christian Gallichio

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For 60 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Christian Gallichio's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Disciple
Lowest review score: 25 The Night Clerk
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 60
  2. Negative: 4 out of 60
60 movie reviews
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    • 58 Christian Gallichio
    If First Love never really coheres into a fully formed film, it nevertheless finds Edwards moving more towards narrative expansion than ever before. We are a long way from the imitative style he showcased in his first feature.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Christian Gallichio
    While the story beats may not be surprising, Poser still acts as an impressive debut for not only the directors but also Mix and Kitten, who create a simmering tension between them.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Christian Gallichio
    While the first hour or so is compelling, the problem with The Policeman’s Lineage isn’t so much the fact that it’s an amalgamation of various genres and tropes, but more that there is little coherency when the film transitions between them, creating a feeling of whiplash.
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    • 91 Christian Gallichio
    There’s simply too many stories to contain about the Chelsea, but “Dreaming Walls” does well to show how the ghosts of the residents past can, hopefully, inform the hotel’s future.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Christian Gallichio
    "Look at Me” provides a fascinating overview of Onfroy’s meteoric rise in the music industry, while also broadly touching on the various legal issues, including appalling allegations of abuse, that dogged his career.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Christian Gallichio
    We never get a full sense of what these people went through after finding out that Cline was their biological father, mainly because Jourdan doesn’t seem particularly interested in unpacking these issues, or giving enough narrative space to explore the psychological toll.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Christian Gallichio
    While Trocker attempts to connect the form to the content of the film, he gets lost in his formalist conceits, never creating fully realized characters to hold the weight of his structural choices.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Christian Gallichio
    The biographical and fictional afterlives of Monroe are particularly interesting, and probably tell us more about the authors who choose to dedicate their lives to researching her than anything new about Monroe, herself. One wishes that Cooper, and Summers, would’ve realized this.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Christian Gallichio
    When the film drifts into the larger discourse of Abercrombie’s fall, it favors simplistic answers — namely the democratization of social media — over a more critical interrogation of why Abercrombie fell, and how they are still trying to claw their way back to relevancy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Christian Gallichio
    While a bit too opaque near the end, and perhaps not the horror show that one might expect, it’s nevertheless an impressive debut.
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    • 50 Christian Gallichio
    Unfortunately, as its title implies, Meat the Future is more glorified advertisement than deep-dive into the clean-meat movement.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Christian Gallichio
    Return to Space is a bit too neatly packaged and overly idealistic about what SpaceX might mean for space travel. By turning their focus up to the stars, the filmmakers, unfortunately, ignore the myriad issues that private space travel creates on earth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Christian Gallichio
    “Until the Wheels Fall Off” may not, no pun intended, reinvent the wheel of sports documentaries. But it’s a compelling dive into skateboarding culture from 1980 onwards and helps to illustrate just how important Hawk was to legitimize the sport.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Christian Gallichio
    Even with the notable gaps in Dalla’s story and slight storytelling, For Lucio works as a professional, if not precisely personal, introduction to the renowned musician, showcasing how his songs reflected a country that was grappling with class struggles and an identity crisis during the 1970s.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Christian Gallichio
    Not only does Ostroy contextualize her life outside of filmmaking, but he also centralizes Shelly’s steady and progressive growth from actress-for-hire to independent filmmaking force, noting how creative autonomy allowed her to develop her own projects but also slowed down the development time in-between movies as she scraped together financing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Christian Gallichio
    Not all choices that Williams and Jones make pay off—including a late-act decision to explicitly spell out the reasons Cadi is seeking revenge—but The Feast is a compelling addition to the burgeoning genre of eco-horror, one of the more gruesome, nasty films in recent memory.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Christian Gallichio
    Marionette is a bit less than the sum of its individual parts. Still, for the first half of its runtime, the film is sufficiently compelling.
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    • 83 Christian Gallichio
    If the film splits its time a bit too loosely and unevenly between ICP biography, anthropological study of Juggalo culture, and trial recitation, all three of these subplots are nothing less than fascinating.
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    • 58 Christian Gallichio
    Menoh works to claim her own narrative against the forces that would seek to define and codify her own artistry. But, in doing so, we never get a sense of who Menoh is as an artist. Who is Lunn*na Menoh? An artist, provocateur, and, also, a film too in love with its own schematic design.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Christian Gallichio
    Somber, depressing, and ultimately a must-watch, “Four Hours” moves through that fateful day with precise clarity – toggling between the lawmakers and those within the mob as the situation grew increasingly dire.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Christian Gallichio
    Peete and Yapkowitz have created a tender portrait of the underappreciated singer, humanizing her experience within the recording industry and showcasing a one-of-a-kind musician who is only just beginning to get the recognition she deserved.
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    • 58 Christian Gallichio
    Hodge treats him as an entertaining anomaly, diagnosable in his cruel behavior, and someone you cannot look away from.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Christian Gallichio
    The Longs’ debut film may be Frankensteined together from disparate genres. Still, it also is an occasionally delightful, sometimes funny, but also just often dull comedy that, ultimately, wastes a game cast on underdeveloped material.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Christian Gallichio
    While riffing off almost every film about androids that came before it — “A.I.,” “Ex Machina,” etc. — Baird’s film fails to add anything new to the sub-genre, creating a derivative pastiche of better works that often looks visually compelling but collapses under an underwritten script.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Christian Gallichio
    Mosquito State may fall short in synthesizing its odd fusion of body-horror and cautionary Wall Street tale, but it’s nevertheless a memorably gross film that shows Rymsza should make work more often.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Christian Gallichio
    Water’s film is merely bland, a boring hodgepodge of Gen-Z references and a workmanlike script that never seems to understand what it’s trying to say.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Christian Gallichio
    Featuring pointedly jagged performances from James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan, the only characters in film besides their son Arthur (Samuel Logan), who moves around the film, and frame’s, periphery, Together is an occasionally slight, but nevertheless riveting showcase for the actors and Kelly’s decidedly unsentimental script.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 42 Christian Gallichio
    America: The Motion Picture only works in fits and starts, more a series of discrete parodies than coherent film. While some of these moments are amusing, and occasionally laugh out loud funny, most are only mildly entertaining.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Christian Gallichio
    The Ice Road is a serviceable, if incredibly convoluted, addition to a recent run of bland action movies that ask the actor to do the bare minimum— scowling as things explode around him.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Christian Gallichio
    Brighton 4th might be slower and lack the dramatic stakes of other films that dive into this type of criminal activity, it’s still a compelling and somewhat tangential portrait of the Eastern European community that exists in Brighton and features a great performance by Tediashvili, in his first film role.

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