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Andrea Chase

Andrea Chase
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 47% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Is there such a thing as a light-hearted slog? There is now.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
5/5 94% Blindspotting (2018) A contemporary fable told in dynamic syncopation and unexpected compassion as it uncovers the farce and tragedy of an Oakland in transition.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
3/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) a love letter to the low-tech reliability, magic even, of duct tape. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
4/5 73% Damsel (2018) [Its] most ironic turn is its precise and deliberate lack of sentiment. It has the clinician's eye, and a jester's sensibility as it cleanly dissects that folly leaving it for us to decide who deserves our pity and who our scorn. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
5/5 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) The debate about nature v nurture plays out as a disquieting subtext that serves to illuminate the human capacity to see what it expects, or worse, wants to see.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
5/5 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) The tension of competing dreams, the palpable affection father and daughter have for each other, and the indisputable desire for theother's happiness makes for a film that is heartbreaking and oddly joyful at the same time.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) I'll give it this. When it leaps off the rails into utter inanity, it does so with grim determination and the courage of its (misguided) convictions.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Will unhinge you on a primal level starting with the hypocrisy of obituaries and the creepiness of dollhouses, and ending with the stresses of modern family life as reality and madness become interchangeable. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) Suffice to say that there are well-executed jabs at popular culture and a way of celebrating the feminine that has nothing to do with being a lady or sharing the spotlight.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
5/5 86% American Animals (2018) Combining narrative with talking head interviews, and by having them play off each other as the story progresses, Layton has synthesized a scathingly brilliant cinema genre: the non-fiction narrative. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) [H]as its faults, but works fine as a buoyant popcorn flick with a charismatic lead [and his] close calls, barbed quips, and vast swaths of deeply satisfying swagger, the which Eherenreich pulls off with a nifty nonchalance. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
5/5 96% 1945 (2017) This is a film that is wrenching to watch, but totally engrossing as tempers flare, suspense builds, as the series of seemingly small, meticulously observed, vignettes of village life unfold over the course of one pivotal day.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) As in all the best horror films, the tropes address primal fears in ways that are simpler to process, but no less unsettling because of it. It's also got one of the best fade to black moments in recent filmdom. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Feels more like several movies squished together like a cinematic panini. Still, it's easy to be swept along by Banner's Hulkus Interruptus condition that frustrates him mightily.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
1/5 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) ... leaves a very bad taste, not just in the mouth, but in the adjacent olfactory organs. Maybe one of the auditory ones, too. It also made my eyes smart.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
4/5 82% Beirut (2018) Tony Gilroy's script is a literate excursion into chaos.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) With Spielberg, one has come to expect much, and so when presented with is flick that is only intermittently fun, and never buoyant, one comes away disappointed, and feeling just a little bit cheated.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 79% Unsane (2018) Transcends its genre, using horror as a skin-crawling vehicle of social criticism that roundly damns sexism, racism, capitalism, and, for good measure, the mis-pronunciation of high-end coffee drinks.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Actors of Sound (2016) There is something irresistible about spending time with people who are living their dreams. Obsessed with sound, endlessly imaginative in finding ways to create the perfect one for any given cinematic situation, including playing in mud when necessary,‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
4/5 37% Nostalgia (2018) This is a quiet film by design, but the quiet allows, even forces, us to fill in the gaps of these lives, and to be struck with self-recognition, thus becoming heavily invested, and equally devastated to realize the ephemeral nature of objects and people‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
5/5 80% The Party (2018) Screamingly funny and scathingly intelligent, it's a cat-and-mouse game without the cat, and a perfect iteration of Sartre's contention that Hell is other people. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) balances the mystical and profane elements of the story, giving them equal weight in a challenging story in which the definitions of wisdom and of compassion become the real struggle. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
5/5 82% Early Man (2018) a sly and witty love letter to human perseverance, porcine resourcefulness, and the absolute conviction that English football was sent to us direct from heaven.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) The refrain of "My mom (dad) is gonna kill me" is a familiar part of contemporary familiar discourse. Writer/director Brian Taylor has taken that commonplace and spun a tale that is both wickedly twisted and unnervingly satisfying.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/5 56% The Commuter (2018) It's all about what you want from a Liam Neeson action flick. That and managing expectations. Will it be great art? Probably not. Will it be fun? Maybe. In this case, it is. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
3/5 72% Hostiles (2018) so embroiled in its sophisticated philosophical wrestling that it [becomes] a coolly observed pilgrim's progress on a terrestrial ship of fools encountering stereotypical dangers designed to bring the protagonists together‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
3/5 82% Future '38 (2017) As puckishly inventive as it is deliriously cheesy [it'a] perfect puntastic piffle of an entertainment that refuses to take anything seriously, but that still comes through with an enigmatic twist for the ages. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) With dark twists that mirror the machinations of J. Paul's mind, Scott has crafted a thriller to fray the nerves even of those who are familiar with the story, and to surprise us as he spins a story about how mutually exclusive money and trust can be. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
2/5 50% Downsizing (2017) Aches with noble intentions and laudable aspirations. Watching it fail to come to fruition creates a similar ache in the viewer. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson infuses the proceedings with the same sense of wisecracking fun that made the original (now known as EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE) so irresistible, while also ambitiously expanding on the mythos. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) For all the fracas, this is a curiously inert piece of action filmmaking. The dialogue borders on the cheesy with intermittent leaps headlong into the cheddar. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) [T]his is a film as much about the magic of storytelling, from author's mind to printed page or tablet screen, as it is the roots of a religious holiday as cultural touchstone. The passion, the toil, and timeless gift of a tale well told.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) fails to find the tangents between its several themes, yet still barrels along to the inevitably fiery climax that erupts as the residents of the titular enclave work themselves into overwrought lathers when pushed to their limits.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
5/5 84% Loving Vincent (2017) Van Gogh's masterpieces come to startling, vivid, and enchanting life in a film of enormous beauty and sharp insight.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
4/5 69% mother! (2017) Impeccably, even ingeniously realized, it is a thing to be admired for its visual and intellectual daring.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
5/5 92% Intent to Destroy (2017) A stunning examination of genocide's roots. An ominous study of official denial‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) This stripped down adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name may lack the nuance and, hence, the crescendos of a true horror classic, but when it comes to zeroing in on the terror of a child's helplessness, it has few peers.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
3/4 67% Pilgrimage (2017) The film finds a kind of transcendence as entrails are violated and lightning strikes with unsettling purpose, a meditative element that permeate one monk's spiritual journey from darkness to light to something for which he does not have a name.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Transposing the milieu from glitz to grits . . .it does more set an intricate heist flick in the back roads of Appalachia, it also makes a sly statement about class, culture, and our preconceived notions about those two things. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
5/5 80% Dave Made a Maze (2017) The search for meaning has never been more puckishly considered than in this ingenious horror-fantasy-comedy of existential angst.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) No one does a better ironic slow burn than Ryan, and no one demonstrates a more ferocious joie de vivre than Jackson. . . Brisker writing would have made for a better movie, but not for a better buddy flick. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
5/5 98% Columbus (2017) A tale of seeming opposites with surprising, deeply meaningful tangents, COLUMBUS considers communication that has little to do with spoken words, and characters that need the perspective of an outsider in order to see their own lives clearly.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Intermittently garrulous, yet generally somnambulant . . . It is a series of predictable moments brought to life with indifferent, even perfunctory special effects.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
4/5 74% Landline (2017) In a perfect world, Jenny Slate would be America's undisputed sweetheart, with her lopsided smile and quixotic lunges at happiness that strew confusion in the wake of good intentions.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
3/5 75% Killing Ground (2017) The gore may be at a bare minimum, but the creep factor is pronounced, and the suspense, not to mention the surprises, will keep you on the edge of your seat and out of the woods forever.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Spinoza once opined that you couldn't use words to describe God, because by choosing any one or several, you would be eliminating the infinite nature of the deity. That essential inadequacy of words drives much of Nolan's stunning film.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
4/5 77% The Little Hours (2017) A rowdy romp told with an astute sense of character and a fine sense of restraint. The tone is as deadpan as Plaza's demeanor, but just as rich, in a script that bubbles with wit as well as profanity.‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) epic in scope, it is also a dialectic on [kindness], that most humane of qualities for which, in a perfect world, nature would select. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Holland is a disarming blend of teenage impetuosity, angst, and awkwardness, and one that is still absorbing with unaffected glee the whiz-bang niftiness of his superpowers. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2017
4/5 85% Megan Leavey (2017) ... bluntly, and brilliantly, defies convention on many fronts, including the cardinal rule: make the protagonists cuddly. ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017