Andrew Karpan

Andrew Karpan
Andrew Karpan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects Nonfics
Publications: Film School Rejects, Nonfics

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Picture Character (2019) The larger story tracks this decade's change in internet culture as it moves away from nerds festering around California college campuses and into the hands of the people. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
No Score Yet Red, White & Wasted (2019) Before the warming ocean turns Florida into an uninhabitable flood land, there is value in having a real idea of how some of them lived. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
No Score Yet Bauhaus Spirit (2019) Bolbrinker and Tielsch's dynamism creates the impression of an art movement that has never stopped moving. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
100% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) As a vaguely cohesive visual text, [Stokes'] life's strange work is not worthless....Recorder also doubles as a grimy mirror to the TV news era. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) "Less hubristic than its source material, Morgan Neville's softer version of this project is perhaps more satisfying." - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
97% Border (Gräns) (2018) An indie full of smart allegories on immigration politics, with a little bit of lo-fi fashionable horror sprinkled in. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) The effect of Loveridge's choices are almost alarmingly cohesive and summon as much M.I.A. as the decade she herself evoked. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
96% Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018) Freyer's talking heads implore that Winogrand was a man of his time, a statement that mitigates the intensity of her examination and means absolutely nothing. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
90% Walking on Water (2019) A rich, visual record of a monument to transience. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
60% American Circumcision (2018) A lively debate over the fate of foreskins. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) The documentary's under-90-minute brevity makes these events feel like they are happening even faster than they did, creating a simulacra of witnessing Basquiat's talent. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
32% Zoe (2018) Zoe constructs a dialogue between these two critically adored movies and peels apart the kind of fantasy they satisfy in order to obligingly critique it. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
77% The China Hustle (2018) The documentary's banal incredulousness at its subject suggests Rothstein should watch a few seasons of The Sopranos. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
69% Beuys (2018) The movie will not appeal to most, but it's hard to imagine that Bueys's own work ever did either. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
80% Blame (2018) At the heart of it, Blame is more than just a competently-shot movie - it's a love letter pulled from a time-capsule, its ink blotchy and not curated for nostalgia. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
71% Flames (2017) A document of its times, Flames works as a brilliant time capsule of the Obama era: we walk in on staged protests of late capitalism as often as lovemaking. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
64% Rock'n Roll (2017) For fans of Adaptation and I'm Still Here who felt both were great but too dreadfully serious. It's just life, after all. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) As My Friend Dahmer slowly steers its protagonist toward his historical fate, the result is crushing. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
85% Love After Love (2018) Rarely have I watched a movie, hated it with an intense malevolence for every person involved and, then, only then, found myself blinking through tears. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
77% Thirst Street (2017) Few filmmakers are capable of imagining anything worse than supernatural horror or overly conventional heartbreak and Silver ends up creating something in between those worlds. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
56% Copwatch (2017) [Camilla Hall's] characters are hopeful and, so, perhaps is Copwatch. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
98% City of Ghosts (2017) In another war zone, Matthew Heineman exchanges nihilism for hope, sentiment and journalists. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
100% Brillo Box (3 cents off) (2016) The movie becomes an extended reflection on the work ... in order to distill what exactly is at the root of the work's, and Warhol's, appeal. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
79% The Reagan Show (2017) It's like Veep for '80s kids. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
98% The Last Laugh (2017) When it floats away from its star talent, The Last Laugh becomes a viciously humane work, on a journey as vigorous as any contemplated by D.A. Pennebaker and his sort. - Nonfics EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017