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Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine, Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 78% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Filmmaker and former model Lorna Tucker presents an intriguing portrait of the artist that captures the poles of her personality. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3/5 79% What We Started (2018) Co-directors Bert Marcus and Cyrus Saidi give a decent, comprehensive and star-witness-studded account of its evolution, from sexually liberating New York disco to the more consumer-led EDM (electronic dance music) of today.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2/5 85% Downhill Racer (1969) This skiing potboiler from Robert Redford's production company, Wildwood, has the whiff of vanity about it.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
2/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) As a history lesson for a younger audience, it has some value, but it should by right have been the best Entebbe movie, not the second or third.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 94% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Anyone whose interest runs deeper than humming the Darth Vader march will delight at the sheer who's who lined up for this tantalising insight into an art form that leading light Hans Zimmer reminds us keeps the world's studio orchestras in work. ‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) The technical tail never wags the narrative dog. Long may Anderson adhere to his own high ideals.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/5 87% The Post (2018) Despite going a bit soft at the end, The Post does function well enough, even if it is preaching very much to the choir.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 82% Early Man (2018) Early Man finds a place somewhere at the top of Aardman's evolutionary tree with Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
5/5 88% Duel (1972) Once you've seen it, you'll never forget it.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 95% Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Lacking in both action and dialogue, certainly, but look at that view.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) An artistic as well as a philosophical triumph ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3/5 86% Okja (2017) A bold but uneven cocktail of Gilliam-esque dystopian satire and the sort of girl-befriends-mythical-beast parable that could have been visualised by Studio Ghibli ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/5 49% King Kong (1976) The then unknown Jessica Lange plays the Fay Wray role with a valiant attempt at empathy, while Charles Grodin brings comic glee to the exploitative oilman. It's colourful, noisy and fun.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
4/5 91% Elle (2016) You could say Verhoeven has translated his own Basic Instinct into French, but this film benefits from the change of setting and will spark debate ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) Amid all the creaking, thunder-cracking, storm-lashed mayhem, Ness's own hand at the tiller of the screenplay means the story's emotional core remains intact.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 84% A United Kingdom (2017) In bringing a little-told chapter of history to a wider audience at a time of ethnic tensions in the UK and abroad, Asante should be applauded; she remains a force for good ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
4/5 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) It's the on-set footage that brings Linklater alive, showing him in complete, Orson Welles-like control while breezily accessible and open.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 70% The Infiltrator (2016) The action moves credibly from Tampa to London and Paris, but anticlimax dogs the presumably factually accurate final act.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4/5 75% Wiener-Dog (2016) The humans don't come out of it well, but Wiener-Dog herself surely offers uncomplicated hope, a rare commodity in Solondz's world.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2016
2/5 35% Spice World (1998) The first (and as it transpired only) feature film to exploit the enormous success of pop quintet the Spice Girls, this is an attempt to capture the comedic style of the Beatles films, and not nearly as bad as it might have been.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Alvarez directs without artifice, his flat tracking shots emphasising the repetition of "prison" life and the sadism of the guards.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) While the overall tone is folksy and idyllic, presenting a predominantly European world of not-for-profit initiatives that clearly work, Moore isn't afraid to go to darker places.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 98% Mustang (2015) Mustang never quite conforms to expectation, and some of the tonal shifts from comic to tragic jar, but it's a confident, illuminating debut.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 45% Knight of Cups (2016) Certainly there are elements to be enjoyed here, but you suspect it does not amount to a hill of beans.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
5/5 86% The Jungle Book (1967) The period's feathery drawing style abounds, and an all-round warmth pervades.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) There's something nasty about this orgy of below-par CGI destruction pulling the lever for quip-punctuated thrills.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) It may not have a lot to say - other than: hey, the movies are just swell - but it's all executed with true love.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 91% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) A fine, moving, informative period piece for all ages, To Kill a Mockingbird is as much an abiding favourite as the book.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2016
3/5 73% Trumbo (2015) Trumbo doesn't stray far enough from spot-the-famous-person and comic melodrama to get to any deeper understanding of the human fallout of this shameful and divisive chapter in Hollywood history.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 94% Room (2015) Room is a moving, heartbreaking portrait of familial love in the face of insurmountable odds, but it also explores the complexity and hypocrisy of what we think of as "reality", as seen through Jack's eyes.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) An exhaustive, haunting but suitably punk-rock hagiography of Kurt Cobain.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2016
2/5 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Hemsworth's First Mate is bland. It's largely immaterial, as individuals are hard to pick out amid endless water-tank panic and eventual shipwreck.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2015
3/5 66% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) On points, this beats the underwhelming Episode I: more action, less politics and better gags.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 94% Casino Royale (2006) Craig's humanised, more flawed interpretation of the role balances Campbell's physical direction and co-writer Paul Haggis's sparing wit, while Eva Green provides an alluring love interest.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 27% Casino Royale (1967) A surfeit of screenwriters (eight, including Billy Wilder) and directors (five, including John Huston) lends the whole a chaotic, disjointed air, but there is much fun to be had along the way.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
5/5 71% You Only Live Twice (1967) This is one of the best of the Sean Connery Bond films.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
3/5 100% Containment (2015) Gets by on resourcefulness and sincerity.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
5/5 100% The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015) This incredible, personal story about an inspirational, no-nonsense figure resonates far beyond the music scene it also thrillingly depicts.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 81% X-Men (2000) The Marvel Comics characters are well realised, and Singer mixes the classic values of good storytelling with liberal amounts of digital magic. On the down side, this plays a little too much like the beginning of a franchise.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
4/5 85% X2: X-Men United (2003) Director Bryan Singer skilfully keeps multiple subplots spinning while moving inexorably towards a climax that puts the first film's Liberty Island sequence in the shade.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 50% San Andreas (2015) Nothing is subtle, and Ioan Gruffudd's cowardly tycoon is a copy of Richard Chamberlain's engineer from The Towering Inferno, but Johnson, a human edifice, is more than equal to the preposterous destruction.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
2/5 62% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015) It struggles to fill the screen. It gives me no pleasure to write this.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 94% Star Trek (2009) With the help of his young and pretty cast, Abrams has managed to successfully reboot a 43-year-old formula.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
3/5 86% Still Alice (2015) [Moore] almost carries the film beyond disease-of-the-week blandness, but both Sarah Polley's Away from Her and Michael Haneke's Amour mined deeper and more surprising material from the familial fallout.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 98% Selma (2015) The overall sense of righteous, non-violent anger is palpable.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 67% No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers (2015) Financial pressure delayed completion of the film, rendering it several albums out of date on release, but it remains a valuable document for fans ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) Inherent Vice does gets over-entangled, but, despite the pot haze, a credible plot emerges and Anderson chalks up another triumph.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) It's a bloodless romance and the action builds to an anticlimax, but the story is also adapted with surprising wit ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 84% Under the Skin (2014) Like Johansson's unearthly visitor, the film loses its way occasionally, but it's an experience you'll not forget in a hurry.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 74% Enemy (2014) Heavy with symbolism and the subconscious, Villeneuve's remote style, de-saturated palate and lack of answers make Enemy difficult to love, but it will stay with you.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2014