About | Meet the team | Chris dos Santos | SWITCH.
    
Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
SEARCH RESULTS FOR
OUR CONTRIBUTORS
CHRIS DOS SANTOS
SWITCH Contributor

Ever since he popped in 'The Lion King' VHS, Chris has been infatuated with film. He has a Bachelor in Film and Television, and is currently a manger at Greater Union. Chris practically lives at the cinema; whenever he is working, he is there watching the latest films - good, bad and everything in between.

TOP 3 ARTISTS: Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, The Cast of High School Musical
TOP 3 MOVIES: Titanic, Gone Girl, Love, Simon
BEST CONCERT: Adele at ANZ Stadium
FIRST MEMORY OF A FILM: Having to watch 'Bambi' whenever I couldn't sleep or was crying as an infant.

chris@maketheswitch.com.au
www.instagram.com/Chris_DosSantos

Minions: The Rise of Gru - Minions, mayhem, mediocre
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRUMinions, mayhem, mediocre
It's more Minion fun on the big screen, but in all the moments between you can see the 10-plus year franchise is fading.
Fire Island - Pride, Prejudice and the homosexuals
FIRE ISLANDPride, Prejudice and the homosexuals
An instant comedy classic that doesn’t skip a beat. The jokes never miss, the cast is electric, and it's gay as hell; there's nothing to not love. This will be your new favourite comfort film, so run out and watch it over and over.
Cha Cha Real Smooth - Cooper Raiff, a voice for Generation Z
CHA CHA REAL SMOOTHCooper Raiff, a voice for Generation Z
Writer/director Cooper Raiff has knocked it out of the park in only his second feature, with the whole cast at the top of their game. From the comedy to the heart, this film doesn’t miss a beat.
Elvis - Baz Lurhmann's spin on Graceland
ELVISBaz Lurhmann's spin on Graceland
Die-hard fans are going to swoon over how accurate Butler's performance is, but for those less-informed this only feels like a jumping-off point to learn about him, not the complete story.
The Bob's Burgers Movie - The Belchers head to the big screen
THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIEThe Belchers head to the big screen
It’s a joy to see the Belcher family on the big screen with a bigger budget. It’s as successful as you could ask for in a film adaptation of this beloved series.
Top Gun: Maverick - The Danger Zone is back!
TOP GUN: MAVERICKThe Danger Zone is back!
A film like this is one in a million. It’s one of the best sequels of all time, one of the best action films, one of the best Tom Cruise films - it’s the ultimate cinematic package.
Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness - Marvel's multiverse trip a mediocre affair
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESSMarvel's multiverse trip a mediocre affair
It’s not a bad film; it’s just a jumbled one. From a narrative with no guidance to a restrained director, this entry in the MCU is a minor roadblock.
Downton Abbey: A New Era - Another outing for the fans
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERAAnother outing for the fans
This one is unapologetically for the fans, and in this weird post-COVID(ish) world, if that’s what you need, by god, run out and enjoy every second of it.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Opa! 20 years since Windex first fixed everything
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDINGOpa! 20 years since Windex first fixed everything
This film still oozes charm. It not only pulls all of the heartstrings that a romantic comedy should, but due to its Greek flair stands the test of time for generations of families to enjoy.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - Wizarding World fails again
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDOREWizarding World fails again
The film isn't interested in exploring new areas of the Wizard World, simply playing it safe which results in a tired, boring, uninteresting snoozefest.
The Lost City - Bullock and Tatum team up is a serviceable adventure comedy
THE LOST CITYBullock and Tatum team up is a serviceable adventure comedy
A perfectly fine movie to watch on a night out with friends or while on a date, but doesn't fully reach its grand adventure comedy promise. It's an adequate cinematic experience and nothing more.
The Bad Guys - Aussie author's franchise leaps onto the big screen
THE BAD GUYSAussie author's franchise leaps onto the big screen
An energetic animated adventure that brings Aaron Balbey's successful book series to the big screen. While its narrative is sometimes formulaic, it makes up for it with its art style and comedy.
X - An X-rated return to slasher roots with sex and pure gore
XAn X-rated return to slasher roots with sex and pure gore
It's the pure return to the slasher genre that die-hard fans will be craving, taking us back to its roots with sex and pure gore.
Fresh - You'll eat it up
FRESHYou'll eat it up
A delightfully raw, succulent thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from the get-go, setting a new standard in the phycological thriller genre.
The Batman - Battinson is bring vengeance for the emo girls
THE BATMANBattinson is bring vengeance for the emo girls
From the score to cinematography and Robert Pattinson's fantastic performance, his outing as the Caped Crusader is sure to be one of fans' new favourite adventures.
Boy Culture - From film to mini-series
BOY CULTUREFrom film to mini-series
'Boy Culture' continues from its 2007 film and updates it in the modern age, with its mini-episodes offering up a lot of great conversation starters. Still, when packaged as a film, it doesn't hold the same impact as its six episodes, making it engaging to watch as a time-killer.
Uncharted - PlayStation classic stumbles on the big screen
UNCHARTEDPlayStation classic stumbles on the big screen
From its odd casting choices to basic narrative, the film just falls flat. It has some fun winks for fans of the game, but it's just a forgettable popcorn film aiming to make a quick buck.
No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics - The ultimate queer comic annual
NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICSThe ultimate queer comic annual
If you grew up with queer comics, this is the perfect issue of nostalgia with stories from your favourite artists. For those less familiar, it's the ultimate history lesson in these LGBTQIA+ pioneers.
Being BeBe - A look behind the curtain at 'Drag Race's' first winner
BEING BEBEA look behind the curtain at 'Drag Race's' first winner
For fans of the Queen of Cameroon who know her from 'Drag Race', it does serve as a jumping-off point to show more of her personality, but never goes deep enough to be fully worthwhile.
The 355 - 'Ocean's' ripoff sinks
THE 355'Ocean's' ripoff sinks
An extremely paint-by-numbers crime film that, regardless of its star-studded cast, comes across as bland and forgettable. There isn't a single plot point that isn't easily predicted
The Addams Family 2 - Unhappy to them again
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2Unhappy to them again
There is nothing new or elevated here, with absolutely no reason to see it unless every other kid's film is sold out and this is an absolute last resort.
House of Gucci - Haus of Gaga and home of bad Italian accents
HOUSE OF GUCCIHaus of Gaga and home of bad Italian accents
Lady Gaga shines, but Ridley Scott seems out of touch with the material here. While the film is technically flawless, its run time makes the watch incredibly taxing.
Sing 2 - Singing the same song
SING 2Singing the same song
It doesn't pander to its audience, but it's little more than celebrities doing pop covers to mediocre animation. For better or worse, you can take the family this holiday season.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Wholesome family Ghostbusting
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFEWholesome family Ghostbusting
It's both a throwback and step forward for the franchise. The nostalgia is strong but the new characters really steal the show. Aided by heart, scares and comedy, it's the ultimate summer blockbuster.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City - Turn on for video game fans, but disappointing for horror lovers
RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITYTurn on for video game fans, but disappointing for horror lovers
For fans of horror fans, the film lacks both scares and gore. Fans of the game might get a kick out of a reference here and there, but it's a pretty forgettable watch.
A Boy Called Christmas - A Santa origin story with all the British charm (and Kristen Wiig?)
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMASA Santa origin story with all the British charm (and Kristen Wiig?)
Santa tales aren't lacking, but if you're looking for something new to take the family to this season, this is a new spin on St Nick's origin that's sure to captive those young and old.
101 Dalmatians - Screaming <i>'Puppies!'</i> for 25 years
101 DALMATIANSScreaming 'Puppies!' for 25 years
25 years after '101 Dalmatians' first hit the big screen, Chris looks at how Disney's first successful live-action remake compares to today's offerings.
Jingle All the Way - Putting the cookie down for 25 Christmases
JINGLE ALL THE WAYPutting the cookie down for 25 Christmases
It's just as wild as it sounds, and for the past 25 years, it's been a must-watch Christmas title. It's simply not the season without it, so bake some cookies and enjoy the ride.
tick, tick...BOOM! - Bringing Jonathan Larson’s Bohemia to life
TICK, TICK...BOOM!Bringing Jonathan Larson’s Bohemia to life
A roaring success that marks another win for cinematic musicals. It's a beautiful celebration of theatre and the story and magic it holds, not only honouring Larson's legacy, but the stage as a whole.
Dune - Sandy sci-fi sensation soars
DUNESandy sci-fi sensation soars
It's the perfect blend of visuals and story, with a jaw-dropping soundscape. See it on the biggest screen with the best sound, and get immersed in the jaw-dropping world of Arrakis.
King Richard - Biopic on Williams sisters is a crowd-pleasing volley
KING RICHARDBiopic on Williams sisters is a crowd-pleasing volley
One of the best sports biopics so far this century. Though the focus drifts, it's an outright emotional joy to watch, making this one of 2021's most jubilant films.
Last Night in Soho - Edgar Wright takes you into a 60s horror dream
LAST NIGHT IN SOHOEdgar Wright takes you into a 60s horror dream
The film could benefit from some streamlining and added visual flairs. Still, it's a glamorous, intriguing thriller that captures you thanks to its aesthetics.
Best Summer Ever - This win for representation hums along to a generic song
BEST SUMMER EVERThis win for representation hums along to a generic song
You can tell the cast and crew had fun, and it's a celebration for representation, but unfortunately, that party doesn't translate to the script or the film's musical elements.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye - Grab a Diet Coke - this biopic is truly blessed
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYEGrab a Diet Coke - this biopic is truly blessed
Tammy Faye was larger than life, and in the wrong hands, she could have been either the punching bag or a joke. However, director Michael Showalter and screenwriter Abe Sylvia understand who she was.
Long Weekend - Another romantic dramedy
LONG WEEKENDAnother romantic dramedy
It does paint itself into a little bit of a corner due to its formulaic script, but its more-than-charming cast keeps this from being a total miss.
Eternals - Packing too much into the MCU
ETERNALSPacking too much into the MCU
Marvel's successful run was sure to tumble, and although there are worse films in the MCU, it might start a shift in how cinema-goers feel about the cinematic universe.
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street - Just how did we get to this childhood icon?
STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREETJust how did we get to this childhood icon?
'Sesame Street' will always be culturally relevant - but because of that, a single documentary cannot cover its grandeur, but it's a good look at the very beginning of a groundbreaking TV show
Love You Like That - Love is in the air - and it's crazy
LOVE YOU LIKE THATLove is in the air - and it's crazy
It's just a bad romantic movie, complete with its bad jokes and acting. While it's fun to watch, it's predictable and silly, and inevitably not worth your time.
A Sexplanation - A long overdue sex education
A SEXPLANATIONA long overdue sex education
A very entertaining documentary that serves as the perfect jumping-off point to begin learning about sex, raising some awkward questions, and teaching you not to be afraid to learn about your body.
The Boss Baby: Family Business - Girl-Boss Baby not worth your time
THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESSGirl-Boss Baby not worth your time
This sequel is more of the same mindless fluff that will hold children's attention, but there are so many better films you could show them instead. It's just a waste of time.
© 2011 - 2022 SWITCH.
All rights reserved

Support SWITCH | Disclaimer | Contact Us!