Chris Barsanti

Chris Barsanti

Reviewing for: Slant Magazine, PopMatters, The Playlist, Eyes Wide Open.

Once reviewed for the dear departed: Film Journal International, filmcritic.com, Citysearch.

Responsible for some books: What Would Keanu…

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  • 76 Days

    76 Days

    ★★★★½

    A tight, tense, and, at times, unrelentingly emotional account of front-line pandemic medical combat all set in a Wuhan hospital during the early 2020 COVID lockdown.

    My full review from the Toronto International Film Festival is here.

  • All In: The Fight for Democracy

    All In: The Fight for Democracy

    ★★★½

    Dramatic and informative documentary about the history and current state of the fight over restricting voting rights. Good on its own storytelling merits but benefits from an ebullient protagonist (Stacey Abrams) and hiss-worthy villain (Brian Kemp).

    You can read my full review here: here.

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  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★

    This sharp, twisty, emotionally nuanced thriller has me convinced that Elisabeth Moss should star in each new take on an H.G. Wells classic. Negotiating a peace between Morlocks and Eloi in The Time Machine? Navigating the moral quicksand of human gene splicing in The Island of Dr. Moreau? Narrating a Martian invasion via Zoom in The War of the Worlds? Yes, please to all.

  • MLK/FBI

    MLK/FBI

    ★★★★

    A knotty and compelling documentary that threads together the story of the F.B.I.’s obsession with finding compromising secrets about King with an unusually frank accounting of what some of those secrets were.

    My full review from the Toronto International Film Festival is here.