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

Showing 51 - 100 of 174
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
3.5/4 83% The Others (2001) " One of the most enjoyable, artfully-constructed films of the year. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 7, 2001
3/4 No Score Yet One Night the Moon " The impressive cinematography, thoughtful compositions and poignant denouement more than compensate for its brevity. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 31, 2001
2/4 No Score Yet Let's Get Skase " The pedestrian script never rises above its one-note concept. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 31, 2001
3/4 64% Zoolander (2001) " Delivers on the strength of impeccable casting, flashy visuals, top-notch production design and a script that isn't afraid to toss something into the air and see how it flies. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 31, 2001
2/4 24% Don't Say a Word (2001) " Features inexplicable actions, dubious coincidences, and characters you'd happily murder yourself given half a chance. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 29, 2001
2.5/4 60% The Anniversary Party (2001) " The unfocussed script is in need of substantial revision. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 17, 2001
2/4 52% Rush Hour 2 (2001) " Gives mindless entertainment a bad name. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 15, 2001
3/4 71% The Man Who Sued God (2001) " Balances lightweight froth with canny casting and meditative undertones. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 15, 2001
4/5 No Score Yet Purely Belter (2001) " An engaging, bittersweet ode to family, friends and football. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 9, 2001
3.5/4 No Score Yet Debt Collector " A brutal and harrowing affair " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 25, 2001
3/4 No Score Yet Metal Skin (Speed) (1994) " A dark, arresting ode to suburban hopelessness " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 25, 2001
3.5/4 83% Bad Boy Bubby (2005) " A memorable, affecting and quietly exceptional tale " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2001
2.5/4 27% Love, Honour And Obey (2001) " The scriptwriters walk the fine line between comedy and drama with varying degrees of success. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 23, 2001
2/4 49% Jurassic Park III (2001) " Every aspect of its production reeks of cynicism " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 17, 2001
3/4 27% House on Haunted Hill (1999) " It won't exercise your grey matter, but it may well give your inner child pause for thought " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 15, 2001
3/4 49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001) " A rousing, artfully-designed adventure laced with adult concepts and laugh-out-loud humour " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 15, 2001
2/4 No Score Yet He Died With A Felafel In His Hand (2001) " Lowenstein's misplaced faith in his own scriptwriting abilities results in an overblown, sprawling mess. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 6, 2001
2.5/4 55% Blow (2001) " Aspirations are well and good, but only if you've got the talent to back them up. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 26, 2001
2/4 29% Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) " A major motion picture event trying to break free. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 26, 2001
2.5/4 54% Enemy at the Gates (2001) " A waste of talent on this scale would, in a just world, earn Annaud and Godard a well-placed bullet apiece. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 5, 2001
2/4 45% Planet of the Apes (2001) " The kind of two-finger salute you expect from the creators of Tomb Raider, not Broyles Jr. and Burton. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 5, 2001
1.5/4 11% The Ladies Man (2000) " Reminds us why creative bankruptcy should be a capital offence. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 26, 2001
3.5/4 81% Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) " A hugely enjoyable film which will appeal to broken-hearted cynics and hopeless romantics alike. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 26, 2001
3.5/4 82% Stand (MINI-SERIES) (1994) " Six hours of unadulterated brilliance. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2001
2.5/4 53% Heartbreakers (2001) " For a film which promised so little, Heartbreakers is surprisingly digestible. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 16, 2001
3.5/4 96% Yi Yi (2000) " The film is underpinned by Nien-Jen Wu's magnificent performance. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 7, 2001
3/4 89% 101 Reykjavík (2001) " A moderately amusing chronicle of one man's fight for his right to lethargy. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 7, 2001
2.5/4 70% Liam (2001) " Underwritten characters and broad-brush scripting dilute its impact. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2001
3/4 86% Battle Royale 3D (2000) " Catapults you from the cinema in a state of breathless disbelief. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 25, 2001
1.5/4 19% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001) " An emaciated excuse for entertainment. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 23, 2001
2/4 90% Divided We Fall (2001) " A film which has little to say, and even less idea of the most appropriate way to say it. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 23, 2001
3.5/4 95% Dawn of the Dead (1979) " An effort which redefines the genre. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 20, 2001
3.5/4 92% Angel Baby (1997) " The film's success can be laid squarely at the door of the two leads. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2001
3.5/4 No Score Yet Bliss (1985) " A stunning tale of alienation, madness and redemption. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2001
3/4 No Score Yet Looking for Alibrandi (2001) " It may be a little film, but it speaks from the heart. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 22, 2001
3.5/4 82% Innocence (2001) " This is a wonderful film. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 22, 2001
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Goddess of 1967 (2000) " You may be surprised to find yourself revisiting key scenes for days afterwards. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 22, 2001
3/4 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) " When it's over you'll be left with nothing but admiration for Luhrmann's seemingly-boundless creativity. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 20, 2001
3.5/4 96% Gods and Monsters (1998) " McKellen's performance borders on brilliance. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 18, 2001
2.5/4 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) " A sure-fire ratings winner. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 18, 2001
2/4 47% Better Than Sex (2001) " Bland, tiresome and flat " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 26, 2001
3.5/4 92% Memento (2000) " Memento weaves a dense and suffocating web. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 26, 2001
2/4 87% Swingers (1996) " Promises more than it delivers. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2001
3.5/4 73% Still Crazy (1998) " A marvellous film. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2001
2/4 54% The Faculty (1998) " A decidedly average film with flashes of inspiration. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/4 84% Magnolia (1999) " Speaks to us from places we know all too well - the dark side of the morning, and the solitary depths of the human heart. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
3.5/4 81% Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) " Robert Donat is deeply affecting as the title character. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2001
3.5/4 95% The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) " A film which may just make you look at your life and ask some questions best left unanswered. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2001
4/4 100% The Third Man (1949) " One of the ten best films ever made. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2001
3/4 100% The Searchers (1956) " If ever you need proof of the worth of the genre, you'll find it here. " ‐ Film Written Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2001
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