in reply to Perlcritic inconsistently applying rules that are not in .perlcriticrc

This was down to the severity level. By default, all severity levels were shown in my editor regardless of the severity specified in the .perlcriticrc file. The ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitLongChainsOfMethodCalls policy was applied by one of the themes set in the perlcriticrc file and was given a default severity level that was under the threshold of severity shown in the rc file.