Andrew Gaudion

Andrew Gaudion
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
An entertainment writer for hire who grew up on the island of Alderney and now lives in London. Graduate of The University of Warwick (BA) and King?s College London (MA). Writer of articles and reviews, conductor of interviews and constant student of popular culture. Loves film, TV, music, books, food and dogs.
Publications: THN, VultureHound

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Sequels are a difficult trick to pull off, as many rarely manage to exceed their predecessor. But A Quiet Place Part II comes closer than most. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2021
3/5 100% Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies (2019) ...as a look into an era of Hollywood cinema that produced some of the most beloved films of all time, it is undeniably a personal and sweet reflection of what was truly a golden age. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021
2/5 44% Made in Italy (2020) Everything is played with a sweet sincerity, but it is in service of a screenplay that would rather fall back on cliche as it struggles to penetrate much beyond the surface. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
3/5 86% Come True (2021) Come True will likely earn many fans for the sense of mystery and palpable fear that its imagery and concept often conjures throughout its setup. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2021
2/5 No Score Yet The Act of Reading (2021) ...a final book report that never engages as a whole as it has far too many self-indulgent tangents that rob the film of the universal message that lies at the heart of its strongest ideas. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
4/5 100% More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story (2021) It is a film that both shows a lot of love for a beloved and troubled actor, but also one that makes sure to frame his career in the larger context of representation on screen for Asian American characters. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
1.5/5 40% Hellraiser: Judgment (2018) It is frustrating that there are morsels of some inspiration in here that either get rushed over or buried in quite extreme gruesome imagery and predictable plotting. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
3/5 92% Baby, Done (2021) ...an endearingly bittersweet account of a young couple going through the motions of an unplanned pregnancy, even if it can't quite help leaning into more formulaic territory from time to time. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
4/5 91% Rams (2021) A very charming and engaging look at community, family and the importance of communication. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
1/5 10% Twist (2021) An odd messy twist to the Dickens tale, that forgets the imagination part of reimagination. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
2.5/5 60% Hunted (2020) There is very little in the way of three-dimensional character development, meaning that the catharsis that the film should be delivering ends up diluted, leading to an experience that does very little with its modern re-telling of Little Red. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
2/5 46% The Call (2020) The Call is ultimately a derivative horror film with a half baked 80's setting and a narrative that struggles to maintain much in the way of originality and surprise. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
3/5 89% Robin's Wish (2020) A more fitting title may have been Susan's Wish, as it very much is an account of her working through the grief of losing her husband to such a horrible disease, and finding some purpose and meaning in that loss. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
4/5 95% Soul (2020) There are stretches in Soul where Docter and his team are very much in the zone, crafting many magical and beguiling moments, only occasionally getting knocked out of it along the way. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
4/5 87% THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990) The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone gives fans the chance to at least go in with a different sense of expectation. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 80% I'm Your Woman (2020) It is a smart and subversive thriller that is frequently gripping, with a red hot cast firing on all cylinders. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
3.5/5 71% The End of the Storm (2020) A soothing balm for any fan of Liverpool Football Club, and stands as an entertaining account of one of the best and strangest seasons in the storied history of the club. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
2/5 15% 976-EVIL (1989) The film is much more interesting as a curious oddity than it is something that genuinely feels like a well-crafted film. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
3/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) When it clicks back into more of a hangout vibe, cruising around the city of New York and enjoying some cocktails, it becomes a more palatable and witty experience. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Friendship's Death (1987) This is mostly a pleasantly strange meditation on what it means to be human that has many a prescient observation to share about life on Planet Earth. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2020
4/5 94% Possessor: Uncut (2020) It is a very cold experience, but it is hard to deny that sense of intrigue that develops, as you become more macabrely compelled to see just how far it is willing to go. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
5/5 94% Nomadland (2021) An absolutely magical piece of work. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
5/5 98% David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) American Utopia comes to be a captivating expression of how music creates the spaces for all kinds of feeling, as well as acting as a beacon for its usefulness as a tool for change. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
5/5 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) It is a touching, funny, and bittersweet tale that uses the top shelf of human emotion to concoct a potent cocktail that'll linger on your mind long after it has been consumed. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
2/5 64% 180 Degree Rule (Khate Farzi) (2020) A hard film to embrace and appreciate, despite some clear talent on display. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
3/5 88% Undine (2020) What it does have going for it is a lead performance that proves hard to ignore, one which keeps you chasing the bait in the hope that something unique is going to be on the other end of the line. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4.5/5 93% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) It is a boozy, rollicking night as The Roaring 20's rings in its last call. The bar patrons do not want this night to end, and it is a feeling that you will likely end up sharing. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 87% Shirley (2020) With intense close ups and an attention to rich and bright colours, Decker constructs a technicolour gothic fable that thrives on an atmosphere of unease - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2020
4/5 97% Farewell Amor (2020) It crafts an unconventional story about family, but one we can all learn something from when it comes to addressing how we can find connection with those in our family we disagree with, even if those differences seem too hard to overcome. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Brothers in Arms (2018) It is an occasionally insightful, never particularly ambitious documentary, but one filled with tales of camaraderie and revelry that bring the story of Platoon to life with a clear passion and reverence. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/5 72% Becky (2020) A blood-splattered B-movie ride that, much like its main character, shouldn't be underestimated. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
2/5 48% Scoob! (2020) Despite some clearly well-executed animation and some initial promise, this is decidedly lacking in anything that allows this to stand as little more than an exercise in exploiting intellectual property. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
2/5 50% Pocketful of Miracles (1961) Some fine performances can be found within this screwball, but it is largely dictated by an awkward tone and a testing languorous pace. For Capra completists only. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 88% Barking Dogs Never Bite (Flandersui gae) (2000) It may not be quite as sharp as some of the later works of Bong Joon-ho, but this Barking Dog certainly has plenty of bite. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
2.5/5 88% Monsoon (2020) It is a film that very deliberately plays its cards quite close to its chest, but you can't help but wish it would let you in a little more than it does. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
4/5 100% Coup 53 (2020) The weight of the reality of the situation at the time, and its overarching influence over the destiny of Iran, truly comes to bear in the latter half of the film, making the experience educational, enlightening and enthralling. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 58% Tesla (2020) An unconventional biopic whose peculiarities do offer some moments of electrifying inspiration. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/5 100% Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) As a Superman story, Man of Tomorrow offers some refreshing changes to the norm, all the while mixing in faithful characterisations of fan favourite characters. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
3/5 60% Pitch Black (2000) As knockoffs of its kind go, it's one of the more distinct. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
3.5/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) Les Misérables is an easy film to admire, and one that provokes uncomfortable questions and offers no easy answers. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
2/5 71% Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) You know what you're getting, and while it is never particularly inspired, it's not without its chummy charms. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Through the Shadow (Atraves da Sombra) (2015) A strong opening half is sadly let down by a second half that can't deliver the same standard. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
2/5 60% Hostage to the Devil (2016) Hostage to the Devil never sinks in its hook. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
4/5 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) A joyous, lovingly crafted tribute to an iconic band. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
2/5 41% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) This reboot takes itself far too seriously, and ends up being more of a dour experience, lacking in anything all that fun or memorable. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
3/5 67% The Darkest Universe (2016) The Darkest Universe hinges on the strength of its central intriguing mystery, and does very well to keep you guessing, as well as to thread certain doubts into your mind. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
3/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) A by-the-numbers family friendly picture which is so harmless that it ends up being quite charming. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
5/5 83% Silence (2017) It instantly provokes thoughtful discussion, delivering a well-balanced, visually rich, emotionally stirring journey that is hard to shake off once it comes to its conclusion. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
3/5 45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) The return of Xander Cage is maybe not something anyone particularly expected to see in 2017, but if you are willing to buy in to its brand of trashiness, you should rather enjoy feeling like it's 2002 again. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) It is a fascinating and largely successful exploration of a form, a body of work, and of an incredibly talented cinematographer. Utterly captivating. - THN EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020