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Andy Webster

Andy Webster

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) "As with other staples of the screen-parody genre, the comic bull's-eyes arrive only intermittently. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2016
17% The 5th Wave (2016) "It's depressing to see Ms. Moretz - so spirited in "Clouds of Sils Maria" and the "Kick-Ass" movies - reduced to constant mooning at Mr. Roe. And yet the source novel is part of a trilogy. Expect sequels. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
79% Ip Man 3 (2016) "Despite Mr. Yen's impressive physical virtuosity, his stoic, often humorless presence tends to neutralize the emotional temperature. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
75% The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014) ""The Suspect" hinges on a link between an arms deal and food for North Korea's starving populace. That guns-or-butter dichotomy gives this workout more resonance than you'd expect. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015
91% The Girl in the Book (2015) "The director, Ms. Cohn, making her feature debut, wrote the script and handily keeps the story's many elements in motion. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
71% The World Of Kanako (Kawaki) (2015) "Remorseless, repetitious and ultimately tedious. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
38% The Wannabe (2015) "Mr. Piazza offers a persuasive portrait of decline, but it is the crumbling beauty and flailing hopes of Rose that resonate. Ms. Arquette comprehends the character inside and out, and her aim is true. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
54% Bikes vs Cars (2015) "Breezy, intelligent, diffuse but uncluttered, Fredrik Gertten's documentary "Bikes vs Cars" could be called a tale of congestion-plagued cities. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet Tamasha (2015) "The big-eyed Ms. Padukone, who has co-starred with Mr. Kapoor before, dutifully, and regrettably, permits him to eclipse her own formidable charisma. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
No Score Yet Karski & the Lords of Humanity (2015) ""Karski & the Lords of Humanity" is fascinating, but Mr. Lanzmann's efforts tower over it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
29% Submerged (2015) "A modest thriller offering glints of talent amid predictable plot threads. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
80% Kingdom Of Shadows (2015) "As a rendering of Mexico's agonized convulsions, "Kingdom of Shadows" is unforgettable. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
No Score Yet A Journey Through Time With Antony (2015) "[A] featherweight quasi romance, rife with chaste longing and adolescent sentiment ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2015
89% Ye Ying - Le promeneur d'oiseau (The Nightingale) "A gentle tale that could easily lapse into mawkish sentiment but largely steers clear of doing so. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 6, 2015
No Score Yet The House That Jack Built (2015) "The movie overflows with pungent street flavor: yelling in stairwells, confrontations, threats, countless expletives and the occasional family gathering. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
89% The Price We Pay (2015) "The ideas in this densely packed but enlightening film can be challenging, but must be heard. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
76% Flowers (Loreak) (2015) "To its benefit, it has rich roles for, and splendid performances by, its three principal actresses. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
80% Hard Labor (2015) "The filmmakers, largely forgoing a soundtrack, skillfully manipulate stillness, silence and anomie to unsettling effect - at times evoking the ambient dread and decay of, say, Roman Polanski's "Repulsion." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "Those seeking closure to what continuity there has been will go home mostly disappointed. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 25, 2015
16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "A smorgasbord of empty calories, the Vin Diesel vehicle "The Last Witch Hunter," for all its overstuffed visuals, leaves you hungry. But not for more. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
No Score Yet The Boy From Geita ""In Africa, ignorance is the major disease that we suffer," says Adika Ferdinand, the principal of a Tanzanian school. The same could be said for much of the world. "The Boy From Geita" is an effective salvo against that plague. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
97% All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) "This movie makes you appreciate anew the one-on-one social dimension lost in the music industry's headlong switch to digital downloads. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
92% Dukhtar (2015) "Its principal merit is the quiet authority of Ms. Mumtaz, who combines a mother's passionate concern with glimmers of an awakening consciousness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
84% Meet The Patels (2015) ""Meet the Patels" is a tidy, easygoing documentary in which peripheral players prove more intriguing than its central focus. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015
18% Listening (2015) "Begins as a fitfully intriguing character study before flying off the rails as a nightmarish vision of government encroachment on free thought. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015
85% A Sinner in Mecca (2015) "Mr. Sharma has created a swirling, fascinating travelogue and a stirring celebration of devotion. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
36% Contracted: Phase II (2015) "Start stocking up now on the Pepto-Bismol. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
95% Creep (2015) "The film is remarkable, considering its minimal means and surprising lack of bloodshed, given the genre. Does it stay with you? A little. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2015
18% Zipper (2015) "Mr. Wilson, as dexterous with righteous bravado as with calibrated self-disgust, ably captures Sam's growing enslavement to his impulses. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
75% Memories of the Sword (2015) "It would all be eye-roll-inducing were it not for Ms. Jeon's striking poise and the luminous presence of Ms. Kim, an eager performer who imbues the film with energy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
No Score Yet Unsullied (2015) "The movie flirts with 1970s exploitation revenge pictures, complete with a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport, but comes up short on the attendant payoffs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
61% The Boy (2015) "Mr. Macneill and his co-screenwriter, Clay McLeod Chapman, have developed a feature stunning to behold if somewhat unpersuasive in narrative. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
97% Being Evel (2015) ""Being Evel" largely nails his story. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
13% Sinister 2 (2015) "Despite Mr. Ransone's goofy charm, "Sinister 2" can't claim the same finesse, substituting pedestrian plotting and a more graphic gore for the original's restraint. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
89% Fort Tilden (2015) "Rarely has a movie so humorously illustrated the meaning of "frenemy." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
22% Big Sky (2015) "The film rests on the attractive but opaque Ms. Thorne, who is not ready for such weight. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
78% Homme Less (2015) "Poignancy and pathos distinguish Thomas Wirthensohn's polished documentary, "Homme Less," a portrait of Mark Reay, a former model struggling as a photographer. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 6, 2015
53% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) ""A Lego Brickumentary" might be a resounding cheer for a brand, but it's an eye-opener, too. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
No Score Yet Dark Awakening (2015) "Overabundant diffuse lighting and wide-angle perspectives only compound this horror movie's deficiencies in plot and dialogue. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 30, 2015
29% Only You (2015) ""Only You" is served very well by Ms. Tang (a star of Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution"). Whether playing elated, sorrowful, coy or petulant, she consistently provides the spark the movie could use more of. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
44% Dark Was The Night (2015) "The trouble lies in Tyler Hisel's script, which teems with wheezy conventions (as its title suggests) ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
No Score Yet Welcome To This House "Ms. Hammer, an experimental filmmaker whose movies have often chronicled lesbian experience, largely examines Bishop's private life, an often peripatetic existence strewn with lovers in a deeply closeted era. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 20, 2015
54% Stung (2015) "The headliners, of course, are the monsters, and Mr. Diez, a former effects specialist, skillfully blends viscous textures with cheesy digital flourishes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
50% Closer To God (2015) "Mr. Senese, who wrote the script, has created a cautionary yarn with echoes of David Cronenberg's "The Brood" and an exaggerated sense of its own topical urgency. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
89% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "Impressive acting (especially from Mr. Suliman and Yael Abecassis as Yonatan's mother) enhances this thoughtful drama, directed with a sure hand by Mr. Riklis, a film veteran. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
83% The Midnight Swim (2015) "The pieces don't entirely cohere, but Ms. Smith has a promising sensibility. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
76% Big Game (2015) "Mr. Jackson has never seemed so unblustery; his scenes with the younger actor have ease and humor. The authority is there but also the soul you'd want from the leader of the free world. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet ABCD 2 (2015) "For all the movie's flashy pyrotechnics and pulverizing techno-ish musical numbers, gleaning an emotional pulse can be challenging. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
80% Balls Out (2015) "[A] modest, nimble and, um, winning comedy from Andrew Disney, which acknowledges sports-movie conventions even as it exploits them. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
No Score Yet Tentacle 8 (2014) ""Tentacle 8" proves to be a convoluted shell game, packed with high-tech espionage jargon about servers, data breaches and black sites, but hobbled by a muddy plot. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 17, 2015
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