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Critic, Entertainment Weekly and EW.com

Chris Nashawaty is a Senior Writer for EW.

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Movie Review Life of Crime
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 28, 2014

There have been good Elmore Leonard adaptations and bad ones. But this interpretation of his 1978 novel The…

Movie Review The Congress
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 28, 2014

Robin Wright plays an actress named Robin Wright, whose career is in decline and who's offered a ton…

Movie Review Starred Up
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 27, 2014

It took a good half hour for my ears to acclimate to the indecipherable accents and rapid-fire bursts…

Movie Review If I Stay
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 22, 2014

What is it about teenage girls clinging to life that speaks so directly to the YA audience? Earlier…

Movie Review Coldwater
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 15, 2014

It's both a parent's worst nightmare and the subject of countless 20/20 exposés: A troubled teen is shipped…

Movie Review The Expendables 3
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 14, 2014

You're either going to see The Expendables 3 or you're not. You can't be on the fence about…

Movie Review Are You Here
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 13, 2014

As Sopranos creator David Chase proved with his undercooked 2012 coming-of-age drama Not Fade Away , making great…

Movie Review Life After Beth
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 13, 2014

I'd call writer-director Jeff Baena's new zombie rom-com, Life After Beth , the best entry in the genre…

Movie Review The Trip To Italy
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 13, 2014

In 2011, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon starred in The Trip , Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised road movie…

Movie Review Into the Storm
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 08, 2014

I never thought I'd call Jan de Bont's tornado flick, Twister , a classic. But compared to the…

Movie Review The Dog
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 07, 2014

Sidney Lumet's sweaty 1975 stickup thriller, Dog Day Afternoon , was inspired by the true story of John…

Movie Review The Hundred-Foot Journey
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 07, 2014

Early in her career, Helen Mirren specialized in playing hot-blooded schemers and even hotter-blooded seductresses. In films such…

Movie Review The One I Love
by Chris Nashawaty | Aug 07, 2014

Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss play a couple who have lost their romantic spark and are sent by…

Movie Review Calvary
by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 30, 2014

Brendan Gleeson's Father James, a man with a scruffy ginger beard, flowing black cassock, and bottomless well of…

Movie Review Get On Up
by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 30, 2014

How on earth is a movie about James Brown rated PG-13? The Godfather of Soul not only oozed…

Movie Review Guardians of the Galaxy
by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 30, 2014

If the Avengers are the New York Yankees of the Marvel universe — a collection of slick all-stars…

Movie Review Magic in the Moonlight
by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 18, 2014

Woody Allen movies are like birthday presents. We receive them once a year, they come wrapped in familiar…

Movie Review Land Ho!
by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 16, 2014

''A delightfully poignant comedy about loneliness, friendship, and aging.''

Movie Review Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 09, 2014

''Caesar is home''. In the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Caesar declared that he was home in the woods. In this film he's fighting to keep it.

Movie Review Boyhood
by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 09, 2014

This coming of age film was shot over the course of 12 years so that the actors can age naturally as oppose to using make-up.