Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Movie Mezzanine
Biography:
Andrew Johnson is a freelance arts journalist and the senior editor of Movie Mezzanine. He's also a founding member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association and the founder of Film Geek Radio, a network of film-and-television-themed podcasts. His writing has appeared in numerous print and online outlets, including The Winston-Salem Journal, Syracuse New Times, Asheville Mountain XPress, The Post & Courier and Film School Rejects.
Publications: Movie Mezzanine

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 54% A LEGO Brickumentary (2015) Viewers hoping for an in-depth look at the company will be disappointed, as the movie does little to contradict the now-infamous catchphrase that when it comes to LEGO, "everything is awesome." - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
2/4 66% Unexpected (2015) Unexpected has its heart in the right place, but it ultimately can't decide what it wants to be. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2015
3.5/4 89% Eastern Boys (2015) It's a fairly straightforward home invasion set-up, but what makes writer-director Robin Campillo's sophomore feature so intriguing is how it carefully subverts expectations. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2015
2.5/4 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) The rest of the film is a mess of mixed messages, perpetuating homophobia and sexism at the same time it critiques them. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
2.5/4 76% Match (2015) Match isn't perfect, but there are far worse things to reflect on. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 55% Little Accidents (2015) ...the result is an intriguing web of secrets, even if she doesn't quite stick the landing. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
C 20% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) Ultimately, though, it's as sappy and superficial as its title-it feels good on the surface, but it doesn't mean much at all. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2014
A- 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) The Purge: Anarchy isn't just the best mainstream film of the summer; it cements the series' status as one of the most timely and unfortunately necessary cultural satires of the past few years. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2014
C- 22% Think Like a Man Too (2014) Think Like A Man Too is too bright and artificial to feel risqué. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2014
D 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) If The Lone Ranger was a character in The Lone Ranger, it'd be the villain. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2014
B 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) The Marked Ones doesn't just call back to previous Paranormal Activity films, it feels like a journey through the evolution of the subgenre as a whole. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2014
B+ 94% In Bloom (2014) In Bloom is a beautiful but cynical look at adolescence that argues coming-of-age brings new hardships along with it. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2014
A+ 96% Apocalypse Now (1979) The word "apocalypse" derives from the Greek for "revelation," so in effect the title of Coppola's masterpiece is a call for us to wake up and stop lying to ourselves about who we are and what we did and what we still have the power to do. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2014
B 56% Somewhere Slow (2014) There are no broad romantic comedy antics or loud arguments to be found here, just a simply told portrait of lost souls that speaks volumes through quiet interaction. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
B+ 49% Carrie (2013) Repeats the past with less thrilling but more profound results. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
C 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) There's a depressing irony to the fact that The Hunger Games, a book series about the media's ability to placate the masses with superficial distractions, is now a mainstream film franchise that has spawned its own cult of celebrity. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
C+ 15% 47 Ronin (2013) Rinsch's vision of Japan is brimming with imagination, and I found myself wishing I could spend more time there. I just don't want any of these people with me." - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014
D+ 19% Ride Along (2014) If you've seen the trailer for Ride Along, then rest assured, you don't need to see the rest. - Movie Mezzanine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2014