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Andrew Lapin

Andrew Lapin
Andrew Lapin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, NPR, The Dissolve, Uproxx

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% All These Small Moments (2019) Some movies are so earnest and ask so little of you that criticizing them feels like kicking a puppy. From now on, we could call such movies All These Small Moments.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
77% Buffalo Boys (2019) This 19th-century genre mashup can be giddy fun, though it's a good deal more mindless than its historical context would have you believe.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Like many true tales before it, the film simply falls victim to corporate Hollywood's insistence that there is only one way to tell a story about trauma.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
59% The House That Jack Built (2018) One of the most thoughtful, honest onscreen meditations on morality and personal culpability in quite some time.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
59% Vox Lux (2018) The magic of the movie is exactly this: its grand ambitions, the way it reaches for the stars just as Celeste commands all her "little angels" to do.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The lovely new biopic by Julian Schnabel offers a vision of Van Gogh's final days that is at once bold, blissful and deeply sad.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
63% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King fails to become the rightful heir to this throne, because it never goes big enough. ‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) A briskly entertaining romp through a director's exile period that shows the flights of creativity and madness someone without limits can get up to.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
82% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Even if it may not exactly be the movie its creator would have made, the artifact is still a thorny, inventive, brain-melting tour de force that confirms Welles's skill at finding beauty and meaning within chaos.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
94% Wildlife (2018) Wildlife is both stately and messy, in the way mid-century America so often seems to look through the rearview mirror.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
61% The Oath (2018) The Oath wants to interrogate belief, but... it's only thinking about events. Its biggest joke might be the idea that politics alone can start and stop human evil, or heal a family.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
89% Love, Gilda (2018) The film's standardized construction - its focus on lionizing the star's celebrity over her comedy - inevitably turns Radner's zany, effervescent performing energy into a kind of Baba Wawa mush.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
96% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) Ross's camera captures the banal, the tragic and the triumphant alike, never lingering on any one moment for too long, and using a dreamy editing technique that doesn't always spell out its associations for us.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
100% Inventing Tomorrow (2018) Watching Inventing Tomorrow, we are reminded of just how vast and layered our current environmental crisis is, and how many different ways our diligence will be needed in the years ahead.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
59% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) Marguerite is played by Mélanie Thierry, and the performance is a devastating one: unease and confusion with nowhere to direct it.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
86% Madeline's Madeline (2018) The film is anchored at every turn by newcomer Helena Howard's big, brash and brilliant lead performance.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) Mostly it's all just a bit too easy.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
89% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) We are constantly rewriting our collective history, but few of us can do it with as much devilish glee as Scotty Bowers.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
78% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2018) A blistering drama about the kind of culture clash that can traumatize a young woman for life.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
78% The King (2018) What carries us through this mad experiment is a sense of commonality through the oral tradition, a reminder that Elvis's story is one of our shared myths.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) Toni Collette's work as a mother who's jolted between grief, anxiety and rage...is one for the ages, belonging in the same breath as Linda Blair in The Exorcist and Sissy Spacek in Carrie.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) The material is begging for a thick layer of irony or self-awareness that never arrives. It's like an Ira Sachs film that took the wrong subway exit.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
85% The Gospel According to André (2018) For everything Gospel leaves out, it's at least nice to see a film that does for him what he's been doing for designers and celebrities for years: Cheering him on.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
96% Filmworker (2018) Watching Filmworker as a cinephile, it's easy to be awed by the Zen-like devotion of Vitali's life's work. But it's also possible to be simultaneously filled with rage at the way people like him are simply left to run endlessly on their hamster wheels.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) Disobedience rests on the strengths of its two Rachels, and Weisz and McAdams deliver on what they're given.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
45% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Despite Friedkin's pedigree, it seems to have been made by someone who's never seen a movie before.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) The film is socially progressive in tone, but delivers the big, broad hijinks of a Seth Rogen movie.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
79% Unsane (2018) By churning out a secret, no-stakes genre thriller with dirt-cheap equipment and malnourished production design, the director is living a reverse Ocean's Eleven: He thought he was out of the game, until the world's tiniest score showed up at his door.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
87% Thoroughbreds (2018) Thoroughbreds was written and directed by first-time filmmaker Cory Finley, and for other amateurs it's a masterclass in squeezing everything you can out of a small budget.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Hirayanagi gives her lead respect by framing her specific dilemma in a way that feels sincere.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
89% Annihilation (2018) Writer-director Alex Garland has made an atom bomb of a movie, fiery and all-consuming and quite unnatural. It fills every inch of our heads with its beautiful terrors.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) The animated shorts theatrical program, especially, gives you a solid bang for your buck ...‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
90% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) The plot mechanism that links these ideas and images is, we'll just say, grossly misjudged.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) It's like a John Woo gangster movie that's been boiled down to the bones, matched well by the slinky, brazen electropop of the Shanghai Restoration Project.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
88% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) It shows tremendous promise, even if the movie exists so obviously at the mercy of its influences, and Yonebayashi at his.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) This bear is constantly striving to earn the approval of the humans in his life. One day, maybe we can all be worthy of his.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
58% The Strange Ones (2018) Its pastiche elements never form into something that feels uniquely compelling.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
49% Downsizing (2017) It's the rare movie that seems to execute every part of its concept absolutely wrong; a narrative, tonal, visual and sociopolitical fiasco the likes of which haven't been seen in many moons.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) Given how rigid and formulaic most mainstream animation is, there's something liberating about watching a traditionally hand-drawn cartoon thumb its nose so gleefully at traditional G-rated storytelling.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya takes greater risks with the biopic genre than any other in recent memory, and it's remarkable how much of it lands upright. It's the triple axel of based-on-true-story movies.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Wonder Wheel isn't merely a bad movie but a laughable one.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) The movie harvests so much new feeling from its tragic images of life and death in the Mississippi Delta that Rees' name belongs on any list of the year's best directors.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
84% Mayhem (2017) For how much is going on, with nail guns and scissor-stabbings and one very unconvincing dislocated tongue, the chaos can feel as sterile as a Wednesday morning meeting.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) It's a nuanced and sad high school movie, a portrait of lonely, damaged youth that only gradually reveals itself as the origin story of a psychopath.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
89% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) Dunne seems to have an intuition about how far he can push his aunt on any given subject, and a natural protectiveness around her legacy.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Even with all the quiet moments of healing and comfort you expect to see in a movie about people who love each other, it turns out the heated arguments are the true secret to the film's success.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The story is familiar, but much like real-life minor artists, the subtle differences are what make it special. Chief among them are the inspired performances.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) What a joy it is to have a movie like this in our broken lives right now.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
97% Lucky (2017) The plot is a whisper, barely there - just enough for us to better understand Lucky's ruminations on death and the void that comes after.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
91% Rat Film (2017) Rat Film somehow manages to combine the rigors of good journalism ... with a formal structure that is about as far from journalism as you can get.‐ NPR
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017