Andrea Chase

Andrea Chase
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 69% Finding You (2021) A harmless bit of fluff, gooey as a marshmallow and just about as challenging. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
4/5 100% Paper Spiders (2021) It refuses to pander to its audience with platitudes or rainbows, while at the same time, it never demeans Dawn for her condition, nor strips her of her humanity. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2021
4/5 68% Wrath of Man (2021) A bloody wonderland of moral relativity and of an honor system that has nothing to do with Testaments Old or New. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2021
2/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) This entrail-spilling excursion does little beyond warning us about the long-term dangers of sending a vengeful someone to Hell. If there is an antonym for compelling, this is it. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
5/5 93% About Endlessness (Om det Oändliga) (2020) The action, unmoored from traditional storytelling, allows us to have a deeply experiential journey with these characters, making even those who appear for only minute or so indelible, and us curious to know more - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2021
4/5 84% Boys from County Hell (2020) There is an air of Celtic melancholy running through the, ahem, deadpan humor, a touch elevates the, further ahem, stakes in this horror comedy about fraught family relationships, a sinking economy, and Bram Stoker's help when a real vampire resurfaces. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
4/5 100% Brewmance (2021) Even people who don't drink beer will be, ahem, intoxicated by BREWMANCE. Any substance that inspires such devotion deserves to be celebrated while exploring the reasons for said devotion. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2021
1\5 26% Voyagers (2021) [A]t best, a moribund Kubrick redux meets The Lord of the Flies. It confuses slow pacing with gravitas, and whispered dialogue with profundity. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
3/5 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) The plot, and there is a great deal of it, is completely subservient to upping the ante when it comes to popping the eyes out of the collective audience's head. Does it make much sense? Heck no! Does it matter? Not really. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2021
2/5 22% Senior Moment (2021) [William] oozes the Shatner brand of charm while skating through a predictable story about how Peter Pan finally grows up. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2021
4/5 67% Francesco (2021) [P]resents a man who seems too good to be true. And yet, what this pontiff chooses to say and do makes you want to believe. And even if you can't, might just provoke the question in ourselves about why we can't believe. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
4/5 87% The Courier (2020) An elegant exercise. The direction has style, while the story has substance, and not a little wit. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
4/5 60% The Tangle (2019) [A] hard-boiled techno-noir to which close attention must be paid. Fortunately, this intriguing bit of speculative fiction is also an enticing piece of filmmaking, making that requirement a pleasure. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
2/5 23% Chaos Walking (2021) That an important plot point hinges on an advanced sort of USB port connection is also something of a letdown. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2021
5/5 90% Keep an Eye Out (Au Poste!) (2018) [W]ith Machiavellian glee, [Dupieux] delivers a dénouement to this gambol through semiotics that is perfection itself. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
4/5 67% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2021) The kiddies may not understand that Spongebob and Patrick are dissecting the tropes of a buddy picture versus a hero's journey, but they will enjoy the exchange that ends in rocks and sand, literal and figurative, filling the characters' heads. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
3/5 52% Silk Road (2021) There is a wealth of confirmation to be found about many our worst nightmares in this cautionary tale of stereotypes, specialization, and the consequences of absolute freedom. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
4/5 57% Dara of Jasenovac (2021) The film may echo the tropes of other stories about the Holocaust's concentration camps, but it is well-done with fine cinematography, exceptional performances, and chilling questions about the human capacity for both good and for evil. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2021
5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) The religious overtones come towards the end of this searing examination of racial politics during the 1960s. And when they arrive, director/co-writer Shaka King has earned the right, and then some, to invoke the metaphor - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
5/5 92% A Ghost Waits (2020) Filmed in evocative black and white, the film takes hoary tropes and makes them not just fresh, but dynamic with smart direction and a performance from Andrews that hits all the right emotional notes with fine undertones of complexity and heart. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2021
4/5 48% A Nightmare Wakes (2020) This is an oneiric exercise in capturing the truth of a woman and a book that succeeds where traditional narrative could not. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
4/5 68% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) Bemusement abounds, as does amusement, and when it's all over, don't fight the urge to prove that you are not actually a brain in a laboratory jar. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 81% Notturno (2021) An egrossing experience that bears witness as few other works have done to the most innocent victims of war. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
2/5 45% The Little Things (2021) So much less than the sum of its considerable parts. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
5/5 81% The Night (2021) It creates an internal logic that is easily perceptible, while also being tantalizingly beyond comprehension. The suspense builds slowly but relentlessly, gearing up for a resolution that is a psychic shock - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
4/5 90% I Blame Society (2020) Savage rebellion served up with a knowing wink and no apologies. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
4/5 88% News of the World (2020) Hanks is the Hanks we expect and, rightly, love. He is the soul of self-effacing nobility, [and] he brings a touch of stoicism here, and a gentle sadness that is legitimately affecting without making the viewer feel manipulated - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
4/5 81% Over the Moon (2020) Offers the novelty of Fei Fei warbling about the wonders of engineering and physics as she plans her home-made space ship, bunny shaped to honor the rabbit in the moon. It's even catchy. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
2/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) [The] familiarity of story and style has the feeling of leftovers as lifeless as the continual hangdog expression on Clooney's face rather than of dynamic reinvention. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
5/5 98% Minari (2020) Presented without sentiment, this story about the persistence of hope throws obstacles in the path of its family, but rewards them with a miracle that is not what they wanted, but exactly what they needed. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 77% The Croods: A New Age (2020) [It] has a distinctly mid-century sit-com vibe, and not just because that Partridge Family anthem, "I Think I Love You", is on repeat throughout the soundtrack. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
5/5 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) It's only right that a revenge story with a savage punch line should also have a savage sense of humor. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) It is gritty yet elegant, and takes film noir into its own genre, femme noir. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2020
5/5 95% Soul (2020) It is both raucous and Zen as it tells the story of a jazz musician who is not ready for the Great Beyond, thereby becoming a perfect koan, and possibly the best movie of the decade. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) While there is much to admire here as an action flick, the fun of its predecessor is far less in evidence as Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, negotiates the big hair, spandex, and greed-is-good ethos of 1984 Washington D.C. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/5 46% Fatale (2020) She is a virago on a mission that may not be savory, but sure is mesmerizing. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2020
4/5 29% Antebellum (2020) Of the many neat twists, the most disturbing of all is the one that concerns the state of race relations in the modern day, and how slavery still informs it. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
2/5 18% I Saw the Light (2016) Hiddleston is brilliant as the tortured country-western music legend. The script, on the other hand, is an episodic mess that is torture for the audience. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
5/5 85% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) This is not cooking, this is an homage to creation itself - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
3/5 26% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Blunt's performance buoys the film enough to keep an audience interested, if only to find where Shanley is taking this unwieldy effort. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2020
4/5 70% Alabama Snake (2020) [U]ses a light touch with tropes of horror and grand guignol that ground the story in its time and place while setting a mood of uncertainty that lends plausibility to mutually exclusive scenarios. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/5 75% Wander Darkly (2020) [T]he antidote to the generic rom-com. Set in the subjective viewpoint of a woman who is convinced that she is dead, it explores a relationship gone wrong using the unencumbered honesty of retrospection. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/5 90% Belushi (2020) By the end, you don't just weep for the work that he might have done, comedy and drama, if he had made through that dark night of the soul, but for the little boy, so loved by so many, who couldn't find the capacity to love himself. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2020
4/5 100% Truth is the Only Client: The Official Investigation of the Murder of John F. Kennedy (2020) Rich in details, blissfully lacking hyperbole, this is a welcome scholarly approach to an emotional subject. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
5/5 95% The Twentieth Century (2020) This rapturously surreal romp through fascism, propaganda, and the perils of love delights in its arch embrace of retro-futuristic artifice and vintage melodrama. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
2/5 17% My Summer as a Goth (2019) It challenges neither expectations, nor cinematic conventions as it serves up its candy-sweet message in a non-threatening way that takes no chances. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
4/5 89% I Am Lisa (2020) One comes away from this deliciously atmospheric, intellectually nimble excursion into lycanthropy, wildly entertained and not a little challenged about human nature. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) We must be grateful that it combines the shock with humor that refuses to recognize boundaries. Or taste. It also has one of the best punch lines of an ending ever. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 100% J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius (2020) This (mostly) playful, always thoughtful documentary is an unusual cautionary tale about what happens when society abandons absurdity as release and distraction. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
2/5 29% The War with Grandpa (2020) It's almost worth enduring for the sight of Walken in full Santa regalia trying to put the little girl oh his knee at ease. Whatever you are imagining, it's even better. Almost. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020