How Do You Know Chris? (2020)

4th December 2020 Written by Peter Walkden

A young woman named Emi visits her local laundromat, and while digging for change for the machine, she meets a man named Chris. The two strike up a conversation and discover they have some things in common. Chris invites Emi to join him at a party that he is hosting at his inner-city Melbourne apartment.  On the same evening, Chris claims that many of his friends will also be there.  While Emi is taken by surprise, she accepts the invitation.

As Emi arrives at the party, she notices there are a few people having drinks and general discussions, as many of the guests are not familiar with each other. But as Emi begins to talk to Chris’s friends, she discovers that there’s more than meets the eye at this party. General topics and discussions are had, and reveals are made through the night.  The guests are also surprised to find Chris himself has yet to show up for his own party. But the most commonly asked question is, “How Do You Know Chris?” And interestingly enough, the answers are quite surprising and then become even more impressive when Chris finally makes an entrance.

The film’s setup here is fairly positive. While the film is certainly more classed as a drama, I couldn’t help but enjoy the mystery that was present here too. I consistently questioned myself as to why a man would host a party and not even show up for it. Naturally, this, among other questions, held my attention for the full duration as I was determined to know the outcomes. Performances are also solid here, particularly from the side characters who interact with Emi and reveal their connection to Chris as well as dark elements from the past.

Visually this film was beautiful to see. Everything is nice to look at and clear. The film’s audio track was also tremendous, and vocals during discussions between characters were always easy to hear. The film is also creative and uses fun party music in the background, which helped the film’s atmosphere and yet never felt out of place or distracted from the primary focus.

The discussions that are had are quite unpredictable. Still, I will confess that while the film’s finale is powerful and engaging, it was incredibly predictable. I was relatively confident regarding how this film would end just from watching the first act. This was a disappointment.  I would have preferred an ending that took me by surprise or left me feeling shocked. Some actions and motives from critical main characters are also somewhat questionable as some elements are never fully explained but are more so up to the viewer to interpret.

Overall, this film is quite a pleasing drama with an added element of mystery. Guests arriving at a party without its host certainly had my curiosity. Performances are quite enjoyable; the film’s visuals are also great, along with the audio track. Unfortunately, some character decisions, along with the predictable ending, held this film back.  Either way, it’s a great concept, and the fact the filmmakers are tackling topics that are relevant in today’s world also earns my respect.

5.6/10

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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Set on the 3rd of June in 2017, the film follows a twenty-five-year-old named Reality (Sydney Sweeney). One day, Reality returns home after picking up some groceries and is surprised to find two FBI agents waiting for her outside her home. Both men present their...

No Hard Feelings (2023)

When it comes to love, Maddie (Jennifer Lawrence) has never been able to settle with the man of her dreams. Maddie works as an Uber driver, but life generally isn’t looking too bright for her. Currently, she is fighting to save her home, and to make matters worse, her...

Driving Madeleine (2022)

Charles (Dany Boon) is a taxi driver who only has two points left on his license after incurring multiple violations. If Charles isn't careful, another violation could cost him his full-time job as a driver. To make matters worse, Charles is also in debt which he’s...

Elemental (2023)

Imagine a city where Elements- fire, water, earth, and air- could come together and live in peace. Our heroine is Ember (Leah Lewis), a fire elemental. Ember’s parents made a hard choice to leave their home, where they were surrounded by others like them. Instead,...

The Flash (2023)

Barry, aka The Flash, is struggling to juggle everything around him. Simple tasks such as going to work on time seem near impossible as Barry receives alarming calls from members of the Justice League who continue to need his help saving the day. More importantly,...

Guy Richie’s The Covenant (2023)

In 2019, Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) was leading a special unit of soldiers in Afghanistan who were there to discover ammunition and explosive sites. After a tragic explosion occurs at a routine checkpoint, John is provided with a new Afghan interpreter of...

The Molly Maguires (1970)

Set in Pennsylvania, 1876, there are many workers in the coal mines. The opening sequences of this film are dialogue-free; however, we see men tirelessly working and a small group coming together secretly who manage to set off a large explosion. To viewers, it is...

The Man from Hong Kong (1975)

The film opens with a pair of criminals meeting to try and conduct an exchange at one of Australia's great attractions, Uluru (referred to as Ayers Rock in this film). During the exchange, both men are surprised to find undercover agents from the Federal Narcotics...

Unwelcome (2022)

Maya (Hannah John-Kamen) and Jamie (Douglas Booth) have made an enormous discovery: they're about to become parents. Jamie visits his local shop to buy something to help celebrate the evening, but sadly, for Maya and Jamie, the night, which should have been a...

Something to Live For (1952)

Alan (Ray Milland) receives an urgent call one evening from an elevator operator who stresses that someone needs his help and support, given his past and current involvement with Alcoholics Anonymous. When Alan arrives on site, he learns the person who needs help is...

Brooklyn 45 (2023)

In 1945, in Brooklyn, five close friends who grew up together and served in the military come together for an evening catch-up. As the group comes together, each character faces challenges and hurdles in life, including the evening’s host, Clive (Larry Fessenden)....

Bank of Dave (2023)

Dave (Rory Kinnear) is a kind-hearted man who loves to have fun. Living in Burnley, Lancashire, UK, Dave sells minibuses and owns seven dealerships. More importantly, Dave desires to help others within his community, particularly those struggling financially. After...

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

Time has passed since we last saw Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). Miles has grown up and finds himself tackling stressful new challenges. Juggling the life of a superhero in Brooklyn full-time while being with his family and fulfilling...

The Black Demon (2023)

For hundreds of years, many fishermen have shared stories of a mythical shark seen off the Baja Coast. One creature had God-like proportions, driving men to the edge of insanity and causing them to see visions of death. Some people called this creature El Demonio...

We Were Once Kids (2021)

In 1995, an indie film was released worldwide, becoming a cult classic in time.  When Kids first came out in cinemas, everyone was talking about it, and by that, I'm not just referring to movie audiences and film buffs. The film created a storm of controversy,...

Renfield (2023)

In the present day, Dracula's long-time servant, Renfield (Nicholas Hoult), has had enough of being enslaved. After Dracula is badly wounded in his most recent battle, he requires blood from the purest souls to help him rebuild. At the same time, Renfield has been...

Influencer (2022)

Opening with a shot of a stunning island, we are distracted from the beauty by a dead body floating in the sea. Who is it and what happened are natural questions that we instantly ask. The film goes back to introduce us to a young woman named Jessica (Sara Canning), a...

Marlowe (2022)

Living in Los Angeles during the 1930s, Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson) is a private eye detective. The film begins with a new client entering Marlowe's office and introducing herself as Cavendish (Diane Kruger). Cavendish has a job for Marlowe that she feels only he can...

Limbo (2023)

In the Australian Outback, Travis Hurley (Simon Baker) drives into a small town while listening to religious preaching. Stopping at a hotel overnight, Travis takes drugs that help him remain restful and calm. Travis also questions the local police, revealing that he...

Hypnotic (2023)

Danny Rourke (Ben Affleck) is a detective with a horrific past. While he was distracted momentarily, somebody took his daughter from a busy park where he was watching her play. It only took a matter of seconds, and her disappearance remains a mystery to this day. The...

The Blue Caftan (2022)

Halim (Saleh Bakri) and Mina (Lubna Azabal) are a married couple living in Salé, Morocco. They run a local caftan store together, making and selling beautiful handmade garments. Despite being known for their outstanding skills and providing fantastic hand-crafted...

The Hard Way (1991)

John Moss (James Woods) is a tough cop on a case to hunt down a killer in New York City known as “The Party Crasher”. John conducts a rude interview on national television which is seen by one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood, Nick Lang (Michael J Fox). Nick...

Infinity Pool (2023)

Couple James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are away on what seems to be a perfect holiday on an island resort, away from the world and life troubles. While the two are sharing breakfast, we learn that James came up with the idea of a holiday so he...

Cairo Conspiracy (2022)

A young man named Adam (Tawfeek Barhom) often assists his father in catching fish from a boat. One morning, Adam checks the mail and discovers a surprise waiting for him- a letter confirming his acceptance into Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Many around Adam are either...

Sweet As (2022)

Murra (Shantae Barnes-Cowan) is a young Indigenous teenager. Home life for Murra could be far better. After an altercation occurs at home, Murra's mother drives away from all the drama and family conflict. Thankfully, Murra's uncle, Ian (Mark Coles Smith), is also a...

My Neighbour Adolf (2022)

In 1960, South America, Mr. Polsky (David Hayman) is a Holocaust survivor who enjoys spending his days being grumpy and harsh to those who dare to try and interact with him. Polsky lives an independent life, keeping busy reading the daily newspaper, playing chess or...

Barfly (1987)

Henry (Mickey Rourke) enjoys spending every waking moment sitting down at his local bar and ordering drinks. The film opens with Henry making some harsh remarks to the barman Eddie (Frank Stallone), leading to a bare-knuckle fistfight in the alley outside the bar with...

Quantum Leap: Season One (1989)

The year is 1995, and Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) is working on a top-secret task relating to time travel. Sam is under extreme pressure when he receives word that his secret project has completely gone dry with no more funding. With the hope of proving that his...

A Rage to Live (1965)

Grace Caldwell (Suzanne Pleshette) is a young Pennsylvanian woman living with her widowed mother. The two lead an easy life with a positive lifestyle and wealth. Within the community, Grace can easily gain the attention of any man she desires and will often enjoy male...

The Road Home (1999)

When he receives word of the passing of his father Luo Changyu, Luo Yusheng (Honglei Sun) returns home to a small village to assist with funeral arrangements and support his mother. Luo has been away for quite some time and is regarded by village members as a...

Against The Tide (2023)

Guided only by the wind and tide, a small white ship sails the stunning, deep blue sea. As viewers, we are invited to join the family’s journey aboard the ship and share an unforgettable experience with the film’s Director, Lauren-Ann Smith, and her family.  This...

Evil Dead Rise (2023)

When Beth (Lily Sullivan) discovers life-changing personal news, she visits her sister, Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland). Ellie has always been there for Beth and is the one she can count on when every poor choice is made. It doesn't help that Beth considers herself a...

Living with Chucky (2022)

Kyra Elise Gardner is a director and writer who grew up with a famous horror icon. It’s an icon that spawned many films and continues as a TV series.  If you haven't guessed, I'm referring to the famous killer doll named Chucky!  If you wonder how Kyra grew...