Andrew Burden

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Biography:
Andrew Burden writes short stories, film scripts, articles and film columns. He is still trying to perfect the art of writing letters. He has been published in all sorts of odd places. His work has featured in the American small press magazine Flesh and Blood (1998, New York) and Ire (1998) an anthology of South African horror (yes, such a thing exists and is doing quite nicely thank you). His story and screenplay Minor Parts was produced by Jon Savage in Grahamstown as well, and despite its intention now resides on the comedy shelf of the local video shop. He has reviewed films for South African broadcasters M-Net and currently writes Cult de Sac, a regular dose of the macabre and offbeat for iafrica.com. He also plays drums, guitar and (much to the sorrow of his family) is currently thumping his way through the fundamentals of loud fuzzy bass. He enjoyed a stint as a guest member of The Buckfever Underground (thanks for the beers) but it currently enjoying the bass too much to inflict it on anyone else. He vaguely remembers studying Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, but can't be sure. You can email Andrew on a.burden@webmail.co.za or cultdesac@webmail.co.za. He enjoys receiving emails, as long as they're not from the neighbours complaining about his loud fuzzy bass.
Favorites:
To name a few... Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence Last Night Freaks At Close Range The Deerhunter Psycho Mask (Eric Stoltz) The Elephant Man Easy Rider Quadrophenia Pink Floyd: The Wall Blue Velvet An American Werewolf in London Halloween Any Hammer Horror film The Crying Game High Fidelity Nosferatu Snatch
Publications:
iAfrica.com
Total Reviews:
302
Total QuickRatings:
221
Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 302
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 88% The Exorcist (1973) " We can only deal with our fears by turning them into figures of ridicule: The devil is simply about as trendy as God and bell-bottoms." — iAfrica.com
Posted Apr 2, 2003
2/5 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) " The genre of reality television deserves reproach and intelligent, thought-provoking satire. This, though, is just not it." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 24, 2003
5/5 78% Requiem for a Dream (2000) " In a world where the notion of addiction has become increasingly accepted, a film such as Darren Aronofsky's 'Requiem for a Dream' is a revelation." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 17, 2003
5/5 78% The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) " You can describe 'Rocky Horror' in any number of ways, but perhaps O'Brien had it when he wrote: "We're a wild and an untamed thing/We're a bee with a deadly sting" — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
4/5 100% Quadrophenia (1979) " Quadrophenia is a brutally honest film and while na├»ve to some degree in its portrayal of Jim and his gang, presents a portrait of a Britain seething with repression." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
4.5/5 89% Trainspotting (1996) " If you regard Edinburgh as the pristine capital of 'quaint' British heritage and folklore do not read on - your idyllic view may be ruined! (Scatologically speaking)." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
3/5 56% Sudden Impact (1983) " I sense some uncertainty here. Let me explain..." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
4/5 98% The Evil Dead (1981) " Things will get really ugly at this point (and messy), so make sure you're wearing your worst blue denim shirt. After all it's going to have to keep you for two more films..." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
5/5 96% Psycho (1960) " Of course Curtis is the daughter of another cult icon, Janet Leigh, who like Strode showed a great deal of purpose and originality of character in PSYCHO (1960)." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
4.5/5 68% Dancer in the Dark (2000) " I thought I'd lighten the mood this week - naturally I found a musical that sees its star hanging from the end of a rope!" — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
5/5 84% Last Night (1998) " LAST NIGHT is a haunting and challenging film, filled with the hope that we could conceivably get over ourselves, given the motivation to do so." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 12, 2003
4/5 80% The Thing (1982) " Carpenter's take on the THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951) is perhaps one of the slickest horrors ever made." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
4.5/5 91% Blade Runner (1982) " Not that BLADE RUNNER is without its faults. Despite six versions of the film out there, the energy of the film wanes at times." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
4/5 92% Reservoir Dogs (1992) " Few directors exemplify the independent filmmaking ethos better than former video shop staffer and master of seemingly inane dialogue, Quentin Tarantino." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
4.5/5 80% Fight Club (1999) " Come on, let's be honest here for a moment; it isn't easy being a man. Women don't understand the pressures, the hardship, the demands." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
2.5/5 70% The Driller Killer (1979) " If you're a fan of the exploitation movement, or if you simply want to see what all the fuss was about, then this is your movie." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
4/5 90% The Elephant Man (1980) " In 'The Elephant Man' lies the ultimate paradox of our response to monsters. We are repulsed, yet inexplicably attracted." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
5/5 94% Halloween (1978) " The message in 'Halloween' is simple - evil is inexplicable and can find you in the safest place you can think of - the home." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
3.5/5 84% The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) " Before I tell you about the time I didn't get to see 'The Last Temptation of Christ', and validate Billy Conolly's various theories of farting - a bit of housekeeping:" — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
4/5 88% Bagdad Cafe (1988) " In the right hands the road can become sinister and dangerous." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
4/5 95% National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) " But what has Nostradamus got to do with any of this? Good question" — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
3/5 65% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) " What sets it apart from Rouben Mamoulian's 1931 effort with make-up-laden Frederic March in the title role, is the level of performance" — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
5/5 79% Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) " Debates around the film have centred on the perceived homoerotic themes of the work; undoubtedly the result of undersexed analyses." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
—— Dead Zone - Series Pilot Episode (2002) " I must admit - after I'd spluttered a mouthful of coffee onto the wall, gathered enough composure to haul my creased, laughing arse off the floor, I was mildly curious." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
5/5 88% American Beauty (1999) " It's a perfect day for letting go" — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
3.5/5 100% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) " Simply substitute Merkin Muffley for Bush, Dr Strangelove for Hans Blix and Group Captain Mandrake for Blair and you have what's probably going on in the UN Security Council." — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
4/5 47% Romance (1999) " Romancing the Drone" — iAfrica.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
42% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) " All the madmen" — iAfrica.com
Posted Feb 18, 2003
4/5 97% Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922) " Bite This" — iAfrica.com
Posted Feb 18, 2003
2.5/5 72% The Ring (2002) " Japanese Classic Gored" — iAfrica.com
Posted Feb 18, 2003
5/5 91% An American Werewolf in London (1981) " Hairy Backs are in This Valentine's Day" — iAfrica.com
Posted Feb 18, 2003
5/5 86% Easy Rider (1969) " No matter how many times I see it, it still shocks, saddens and enlightens every single time." — iAfrica.com
Posted Jan 30, 2003
Showing 51 - 100 of 302
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