Andrew Stover

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8.5/10 100% Bullied (2019) While Bullied is structurally bloated, it is a compendious documentary that forces one to ponder the long-term ramifications of bullying and why it still exists - and what can be done to minimize the risk of bullying and suicide ideation. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
6/10 No Score Yet Burn It All (2021) While tonally unfixed and narratively bloated, Burn It All ignites discourse on bodily integrity and feminism within the framework of a straight-forward thriller and mostly succeeds. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
7/10 83% Adverse (2021) Even when juggling stimulating topics of grief and responsibility, Metcalf's throwback thriller is enjoyably operatic and absurd. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
69% The Winter Lake (2021) Phil Sheerin's The Winter Lake is a sedate, rustic thriller examining familial complexities. While underdeveloped and sluggish in approach, the stellar performances, dismal atmosphere, and a satisfying conclusion keep the film afloat. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
8.5/10 91% Here Before (2021) Here Before will unnerve and disturb you as much as it will paint a vivid depiction of grief that reflects parental fears. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2021
92% A Ghost Waits (2020) A Ghost Waits won't provide too many chills and scares, but it will provide a well-crafted, tonally ambitious narrative of love and loneliness that is worthy of existing. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
8/10 88% Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2021) A sober and guileful meditation on love, obsession, and perception. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2021
6/10 No Score Yet Tiger Within (2020) Under the control of Gina Wendkos' tenderhearted screenplay and Rafal Zielinski's mellow direction, the messages of forgiveness, fortitude, and healing are splendidly universal. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2020
100% Kill It and Leave This Town (Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta) (2020) Mariusz Wilczynski's Kill It and Leave This Town is art in its purest form; sincere, evocative, and intimate. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
88% Princess of the Row (2020) Based on performances alone, Princess of the Row is a must-see indie. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2020
6/10 61% Girl (2020) Looking at Girl as a grainy, strained family mystery, there is some crooked pleasure to be had trying to juggle one dramatic twist after another alongside the equally bemused protagonist. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
7/10 67% Playhouse (2020) Although Playhouse isn't as emotionally critical or tightly written as it should be, The Watts brothers are skilled in nurturing a dour atmosphere and exposing a darker side to the creative impulse. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
56% Mortal (Torden) (2020) André Øvredal's deliberately measured, equivocal approach to heroism and villainy is a refreshing departure from the superhero film we've come to expect in this day and age. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2020
7.5/10 100% Blood from Stone (2020) Blood from Stone has splashes of romance, violence, and naturalistic drama worth sinking your teeth into, however sour of an aftertaste it leaves. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
98% Spontaneous (2020) Anchored by an extraordinary Katherine Langford in her best performance yet, Spontaneous will turn heads, churn hearts, and best-case scenario, blow you away. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
7/10 55% The Antenna (Bina) (2020) The Antenna is a spellbinding horror film that scarily communicates the dread behind controlled media and why we should fear it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet The Dead Ones (2019) This 73-minute horror film will turn heads and trigger discourse, whether that be on the matter of school violence or how such aggression is dealt with it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2020
8/10 100% Watch List (2020) Paired with a fittingly measured pace and a trepidatious atmosphere, Watch List is an immensely somber and modestly urgent thriller that won't make for a pleasant experience. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
90% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Thor Freudenthal's Words on Bathroom Walls is a worthy addition to the YA crowd and an even more novel addition to the mental health sub-genre. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2020
98% La Llorona (2020) Jayro Bustamante's La Llorona is a staid screed on injustice, which reveals itself to be purposefully spiritless and deeply ruminative. Some horror is fleeting, but La Llorona's horror is real. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
74% Out Stealing Horses (Ut og Stjæle Hester) (2020) Overflowing with internal and external conflict, Hans Petter Moland's Out Stealing Horses is a gently-paced, exceptionally-written, sensory experience. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
100% Days of the Whale (Los días de la ballena) (2020) Days of the Whale is unconventionally warm and luminous. Truly, a piece of art to behold. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
7.5/10 41% The Big Ugly (2020) Wiper has helmed a bracingly attractive thriller with ugly consequences. It's everything you want in a revenge-action flick, but with appealingly hammy weight. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Lake Artifact (2019) While not exactly cherishable or durable, Lake Artifact has enough value to justify its existence. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
8/10 88% Volition (2020) The film is strictly contained, profoundly feverish, and gratifyingly paradoxical all at once. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
8/10 90% Two Heads Creek (2019) A deliciously deranged horror-comedy, overflowing with blood and wit. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
100% Turnover (2019) Linda Palmer's Turnover is a winning drama of unity, selflessness, and friendship. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
8/10 93% End of Sentence (2020) An earnest father-son drama that doesn't totally succumb to the familiar road trip trappings. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet Getaway (2020) The first two minutes thrive on the situation's dubiety and the haunting nature of the characters' stillness. Unfortunately, I can't say that the following seventy-five minutes ever live up to the shadowy introduction. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
7.5/10 100% Soundtrack to Sixteen (2020) Hillary Shakespeare... deploys a fairly talented supporting cast, a lived-in school setting, genuine messages about friendship, and two lead performers who sell a winning relationship. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
46% Body Cam (2020) Body Cam is a supernatural vengeance fantasy that is garishly aware of the hot button topic it's exploiting, and that is in no way a bad thing. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
8/10 81% Tigertail (2020) Emmy-winning Master Of None co-creator Alan Yang's debut feature explores a Taiwanese immigrant's experience with modest grace and sensitivity. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Little Black Lie (2020) Little Black Lie is unabashedly enjoyable, even if the characters are brazenly disreputable, and the lie is unbearably dishonorable. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
97% The Half of It (2020) Alice Wu's The Half of It is absolutely commendable in how it explores an Asian-American lesbian's journey to self-realization. Along with Wu's tender and layered script, the trio of young actors render the film whole. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
93% Cowboys (2021) Handled with caution and newfound compassion, Anna Kerrigan's Cowboys keeps the perspective limited to Joe's parents, as the film empathetically develops them. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
100% Fully Realized Humans (2020) Anchored by Joshua Leonard and Jess Weixler's infectious chemistry and offbeat script, Fully Realized Humans inherits enough wit and veracity to make it a gently realized journey worth embarking on for the unexpected laughs and bizarre appeal. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
8/10 100% About a Teacher (2020) About a Teacher is a deeply personal drama about the challenges of teaching from the perspective of a new inner-city teacher. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Dead by Dawn (2020) Dead by Dawn doesn't wholly embrace its violence or absurdity, or its grounded reveal of familial horror. Even so, the familiar layout and the likable protagonists keep the film breathing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
81% Last Call (2020) Gavin Michael Booth faultlessly achieves the split-screen/single-take technique, while also exploring the matter of suicide with unadorned honesty. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet Red Heaven (2020) Red Heaven is a documentary that's bigger than all of us. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
7.5/10 87% Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations (2020) Given the significant weight of each act, there's hardly enough time to provide a fully-fledged look at the events and people that have been, or are, victims or culprits of antisemitism. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
7.5/10 100% Fox Hunt Drive (2020) Michael Olavson gives an exceptional performance as the dodgy passenger, giving off eerie vibes in subtle ebullitions of anger. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
9/10 60% You Go to My Head (2020) You Go to My Head is a warped and lush tale of obsession, deception, and romance that'll certainly go to your head. It'll just take some time. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
7.5/10 No Score Yet Queen of the Capital (2020) With an engrossing lens on Muffy and the people she loves, Queen of the Capital is genuinely poignant, gleeful, and honest. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet 1986 (2020) This technically impressive feature will immerse you into a dour world where the rich characters and precarious setting yields a hypnotic atmosphere of dread and uncertainty. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
9/10 100% Acasa, My Home (2020) Radu Ciorniciuc's Acasa, My Home, is a heart-rending documentary with investigative undertones. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Take Out Girl (2019) With a loud soundtrack consisting of pop-rap, a fully exploited setting with gangsters on every corner, and a collection of characters destined to erupt, Take Out Girl is constantly intriguing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
8.5/10 No Score Yet The Prison Within (2019) The Prison Within is a documentary of healing and compassion, a daring one for that matter that'll dispute public misconceptions about those in prison. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
7.5/10 67% She's in Portland (2020) Providing breathtaking views, a central friendship that holds necessary weight, and lush, stylistic choices, She's in Portland is able to overcome most plot contrivances by nicely exposing the imperfections of Wes and Luke's life. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
84% Waves (2019) Viewers will get swept up by Shults' technically innovative and emotionally resonant drama about forgiveness and healing. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020