Andrew Howe

Andrew Howe

""If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing" - Anatole France"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Biography:
The sordid details - born 3/6/68, currently living in Sydney, Australia. I wrote film reviews for my friends for a number of years (which is probably why I have so few friends left …), until the rise of the Internet gave me the chance to inflict my ramblings on the world at large. I am the Assistant Editor and co-founder of Film Written, a labour of love which I embarked upon with my good friend Jaime Christley in October 1999.Everything else which needs to be said is contained in my mission statement for the site, so I think I'll just reproduce it below and leave you in peace. "Whenever someone asks me what I look for in a film review, several words spring to mind. There's flexibility, meaning simply that the reviewer doesn't think that the last great film was released in 1939, or that any film embraced by the public at large must, by definition, be mass market trash. Entertainment is high on the list, since I gave up reading dry, in-depth critical analyses the day I graduated from university. But most of all I want *passion*, to know that this person truly loves movies and writes about them because they want to share the fire with the world at large. I like to think that you will find all of these things on this site, and maybe a few more besides. I'm writing for everyone who ever felt a little of the magic, and if I break that promise I'm sure you'll let me know. But in closing I will say this - sometimes you'll be tapping your feet in time, and other times you may feel the need to put me in my place, but I'll be doing my damnedest to make sure you'll never be bored. Of all the things that'll kill you, that's definitely the slowest and most painful."
Favorites:
Braveheart The Shawshank Redemption The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Rushmore Glory
Publications:
eFilmCritic.com , Film Written Magazine
Total Reviews:
174
Location:
Sydney, Australia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
79% Zhantai (Platform) (2000) Film Written Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2003
33% Killing Zoe (1994) Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2003
—— San tiao ren (Away with Words) (1999) Film Written Magazine
Posted May 12, 2003
2.5/4 —— Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) (2001) " An unusual concoction, washing down elements of Rain Man and The Mechanic with a healthy dose of independent-filmmaker swagger." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 30, 2002
2/4 53% The Transporter (2002) " Serves up tiresome characters, a reheated narrative and emasculated action sequences." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 12, 2002
3/4 72% Das Experiment (The Experiment) (2001) " A dark testament to the corruption born of absolute power." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 25, 2002
3/4 60% K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) " If you can ignore the first hour you'll be privy to a gut-wrenching and thought-provoking experience." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 11, 2002
3/4 58% Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) " An appealing film that defies simple categorisation." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 5, 2002
3/4 64% Dirty Deeds (2003) " Writer/director David Caesar ladles on the local flavour with a hugely enjoyable film about changing times, clashing cultures and the pleasures of a well-made pizza." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 20, 2002
2.5/4 —— Australian Rules " A worthwhile addition to an area of Australian cinema that's long overdue for expansion." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 9, 2002
2.5/4 67% The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) " Anyone who lasts the distance will be treated to some truly absurd sequences." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 31, 2002
3/4 77% The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) " Veers between brilliance and banality with an almost manic enthusiasm." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 10, 2002
3.5/4 93% About a Boy (2002) " Blows away the big-name competition with its incisive script, memorable characters and first-rate performances." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 26, 2002
3/4 38% For the Boys (1991) " There are moments when you might find yourself moved beyond reasonable expectation." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 25, 2002
2.5/4 39% 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) " The moments when it approaches greatness only make its shortcomings that much more transparent." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 17, 2002
3/4 85% Rain (2001) " Rain is a small treasure, enveloping the viewer in a literal and spiritual torpor that is anything but cathartic." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 13, 2002
3/4 90% Together (Tillsammans) (2001) " The film's supposed status as a feel-good flick originates from its ability to remind us that we're never alone in our failings." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 13, 2002
3/4 88% Italiensk for Begyndere (Italian for Beginners) (2001) " As long as Dogme filmmakers continue to exercise this brand of thoughtful, intelligent filmmaking the movement is in safe hands." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
3/4 32% Windtalkers (2002) " A powerful and involving film that bears the unmistakeable imprint of the greatest action director of our time." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
2.5/4 28% Life or Something Like It (2002) " While the finished product is not without merit it's difficult to erase the bitter taste of squandered opportunities." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 21, 2002
3/4 —— Beneath Clouds (2002) " One of the few feature films to canvass the issues facing the aboriginal community from an adolescent perspective." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 21, 2002
2.5/4 67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002) " If you're not a long-standing admirer there's little reason to join the queues on opening night." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 15, 2002
2.5/4 53% Storytelling (2002) " Solondz is so intent on hammering home his message that he forgets to make it entertaining." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 15, 2002
2.5/4 63% We Were Soldiers (2002) " A breathtaking but ultimately insubstantial fireworks display." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2002
3/4 66% My Wife Is an Actress (2002) " An amusing and unexpectedly insightful examination of sexual jealousy, resentment and the fine line between passion and pretence." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 26, 2002
1/4 18% Long Time Dead (2003) " Long Time Dead? Not nearly long enough." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2002
2.5/4 56% Sidewalks of New York (2001) " Burns's ear for dialogue prevents it from becoming a forgotten footnote to a promising career." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2002
3/4 73% The Last Kiss (L'Ultimo bacio) (2002) " What it lacks in substance it makes up for in heart." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 29, 2002
3/4 86% Va Savoir (2001) " An intelligent, sophisticated hymn to modern-day relationships." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 29, 2002
3.5/4 81% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) " There are so many unexpected delights that you can forgive Anderson and Wilson for failing to craft a coherent whole." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 29, 2002
2/4 34% Mean Machine (2002) " The scriptwriters are no less a menace to society than the film's characters." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 29, 2002
3/4 77% Ice Age (2002) " If you haven't lost the ability to wind back the years for eighty minutes you'll find much to like." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2002
2.5/4 84% La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002) " The nondescript characters and straightforward narrative contribute to an unusually clinical experience." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2002
3.5/4 76% A Beautiful Mind (2001) " If you watch it with your heart instead of your head you'll be privy to a profoundly moving experience." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2002
2/4 71% Made (2001) " The script's mildly diverting excursions into low-level drama and sporadically amusing set pieces aren't enough to justify the price of a ticket." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2002
3.5/4 93% Nashville (1975) " See it, think about it, then see it again. It's the voice of America, and the passage of time has done nothing to dull its clarity." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 14, 2002
3/4 79% Iris (2001) " The brief running time and clinical atmosphere undermine the potentially poignant meditations." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 25, 2002
1/4 15% D-Tox (Eye See You) (2002) " A profoundly stupid affair, populating its hackneyed and meanspirited storyline with cardboard characters and performers who value cash above credibility." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 25, 2002
3/4 82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) " The heist itself is sufficiently daunting that it'll keep you watching long past the time when you've ceased to give a damn about the participants." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 15, 2002
—— 2001 Year-in-Review " Andrew Howe's 2001 Year in Review" — Film Written Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2002
3.5/4 91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) " When the awe on the characters' faces is mirrored on your own you know you're in the presence of a film that makes an objective assessment redundant." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 28, 2001
4/4 88% Amélie (2001) " See it, love it, and let Amélie renew your connection with life's simple pleasures - when it's over, you'll wonder how you lived this long without it." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 23, 2001
2/4 58% Serendipity (2001) " A sugary slab of wish-fulfilment that will have most viewers reaching for the insulin." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 23, 2001
2.5/4 44% Rat Race (2001) " A test of patience that throws enough inspiration into the mix to keep you from heading for the exit." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 13, 2001
2/4 37% Behind Enemy Lines (2001) " This tiresome, half-baked game of cat and mouse is another case of too much formula, too little talent." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 12, 2001
3/4 51% Shallow Hal (2001) " Two fine performances and the thought-provoking subject matter raise it above the level of a disposable comedy." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 26, 2001
2.5/4 73% The Score (2001) " The script's refusal to take any chances is the film's death knell" — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 23, 2001
3/4 65% Bandits (2001) " Three enjoyable performances are enough to place it on the map." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 20, 2001
2/4 52% The Last Castle (2001) " A career-ending missive from two seriously disturbed individuals." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 20, 2001
2/4 53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) " If Dogma and Chasing Amy were incisive comedies that breathed life into a stagnating genre, then Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is Kevin Smith's suicide note." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 18, 2001
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