Andrew Emerson

Andrew Emerson
Andrew Emerson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/10 No Score Yet Unlikely (2019) Unlikely ultimately feels both superficial and intellectually dishonest. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Out of Omaha (2019) This documentary has the kind of nuance and intelligence that our public discourse could sorely use - and ultimately, it's everyone's loss that the film is getting next to no attention outside of Nebraska. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
6.5/10 No Score Yet Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China (1986) Despite its deficiencies, Distant Harmony ends up being a surprisingly poignant experience. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
100% Send Me to the Clouds (2019) In a society that coins new terms to belittle professional women, Send Me to the Clouds is hardly insignificant - and when all is said and done, Teng deserves recognition for her willingness to engage in social criticism. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
91% The Blonde One (2019) This may not be a film that advertises itself as important, in short, but its sensitivity and perceptiveness will leave a lasting impression. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) Hail, Satan? simply doesn't do a good job of making the case for political secularism. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
2.5/5 93% Monos (2019) If this film aspires to be a cinematic Lord of the Flies, its showiness and intellectual hypocrisy make it something far less in practice. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Bored in the U.S.A. (2019) When a film has the kind of acting and writing that Bored in the USA has, in short, it somehow doesn't matter that we've seen it all before... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
2.5/5 70% Gwen (2019) the film never expands on its social critiques: instead, it dedicates the bulk of its time to atmospherically depicting Gwen's dreary life on the farm - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
6.5/10 100% Label Me (2019) Label Me gets two crucial things right. In Schuch and Benda, Kreuser has found a perfect pairing, two performers who can pack worlds of emotional nuance into something as simple as a stare or a grimace. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) Watching The Nightingale may be painful in the moment, but when it's all over, you'll leave the theater feeling moved - and perhaps empowered as well. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
6/10 83% Absurd Accident (2017) Li is undeniably a very skillful director, one who displays an impressive command of both narrative structure and film style. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Its mix of comedy and drama aside, however, the main reason why The Farewell works is that it knows its stuff. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Hurry Slowly (Skynd deg sakte) (2018) Hurry Slowly won't leave you awestruck, but its best parts ensure that you won't be totally disappointed. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 100% Pause (2019) Pause is a thoughtful, quietly provocative film that spotlights an individual whom most films relegate to the sidelines. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Bloodroot (2019) Bloodroot will probably leave the politically attuned side of you feeling somewhat disappointed. - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 77% Leto (2019) a provocative, powerful, and important work - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/5 90% Plus One (2019) Even if Plus One generally fails to satisfy, Erskine and Quaid together ensure that the whole experience isn't entirely worthless - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet The Lady Killers (2017) The third act proves quite melodramatic, many parts of the plot rely on questionable logic, and as mentioned, the final payoff takes a very long time in coming. But on the whole, what Leirness has done here will leave you rather impressed. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
6/10 73% The Bastards' Fig Tree (La higuera de los bastardos) (2019) The Bastards' Fig Tree isn't primarily an interrogation of history, and it never explicitly addresses all of these thorny issues. But by virtue of its setting and narrative material, the film still ends up making a political statement. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) quite cheesy - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet His Father's Voice (2019) If you're not familiar with Indian classical music and dance, the film offers a remarkable showcase of both, and you'll come away wanting to learn more about them. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 83% Dogman (2019) a powerful film - Film Racket EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/10 82% Knuckleball (2018) Knuckleball ends up falling into a subcategory of horror films that I like to call "music-dependent." Take away Michelle Osis and David Arcus' scary-sounding score, in other words, and the film's myriad flaws become woefully apparent. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Las Vegas Story (2015) Thanks to Bocanegra, the overall film overcomes its flaws, and it stands as a touching look at a profession that's too often the subject of caricature. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Hurley (2019) In the end, this film proves worth a watch. If you're not particularly into racing like me, it'll serve as a welcome introduction to Haywood, a person who stands out for both his achievements and his kindness. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3/10 No Score Yet Goyo: The Boy General (2018) ...it's painfully cliché. Del Pilar is portrayed as a heroic, righteous figure who's admired by almost everyone, especially attractive single women. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
7/10 100% Princess of the Row (2019) Princess of the Row is a touching and worthwhile look at how the other half lives. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
2/10 22% Big Kill (2018) Aside from being full of holes for one, the plot concludes with a resolution that's both anticlimactic and predictable. Additionally, the film also has several underdeveloped subplots... - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019