Chris Nashawaty Chris Critic Entertainment Weekly and Senior Writer Time Inc.
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Chris Nashawaty

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Chris Nashawaty is a Senior Writer for EW.

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Movie Review The Maze Runner
by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 19, 2014

Like a brainteasing hybrid of Lost and Lord of the Flies , The Maze Runner is the latest…

Movie Review This Is Where I Leave You
by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 15, 2014

That old saw about bickering siblings returning to their childhood home to pick at old scabs on the…

Movie Review Wetlands
by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 03, 2014

Those of weak stomach and squeamish constitution, be warned: David Wnendt's German comedy isn't just dark, it's also…

Movie Review No No: A Dockumentary
by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 03, 2014

On June 12, 1970, a fiery, flamboyant pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates named Dock Ellis hurled a no-hitter.…

Movie Review The Skeleton Twins
by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 03, 2014

By all accounts, working as a cast member on Saturday Night Live is like sharing a cramped bedroom…

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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…


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