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Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd
Andrew Todd's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Birth.Movies.Death.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Killing (Zan) (2018) In Killing, the only thing worse than being killed is becoming a killer yourself. It's a message counter to many a samurai myth - and a movie counter to many a samurai film.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
91% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) Heavy Trip ought to appeal to a wider audience than Lords of Chaos, as the bar for entry in terms of prior knowledge (and stomach fortitude) is much lower. It's also just a likeable story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
No Score Yet Keep an Eye Out (Au Poste!) (2018) Keep An Eye Out! is an absurd and often surreal comedy with some clever ideas tucked away inside.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
No Score Yet FP2: Beats of Rage (2018) It's just down to whether you dig that style or not. If you do, you'll get exactly what you expect. If you don't, you'll be so annoyed you'll wish you'd been 187ed.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
86% High Life (2018) High Life will certainly certainly perplex traditional R-Pattz fans -- but for those of us captivated by his second coming, it's a wild and visionary ride‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Moore's film is laced with all the slick montages, wry voiceover, and unfortunate self-importance and lack of focus that have become his calling cards. But it's hard to deny its final message: only action can make a difference.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
100% In Fabric (2018) For those susceptible to its slow-motion, giallo-inspired charms, In Fabric is a disjointed but wonderful collection of surreal, anticapitalist treats.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
78% 22 July (2018) It's the human side of the film that sticks around in the brain: a moving story of trauma and recuperation - and of facing a monster.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) Devotees of the franchise will get exactly the kind of creative Predator action they've been craving... But the movie as a whole feels as though it's suffered a death of a thousand cuts, hamstrung by rewrites and edits into a shapeless, unfocused mess.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
86% Halloween (2018) Curtis' 40-years-on return to the role is no cash-in; she gives an emotionally raw performance that makes Laurie the heart of the film.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
20% Nekrotronic (2018) More than anything, it feels like a bad video game adaptation - by virtue of also feeling like a bad video game.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
53% Papillon (2018) It's only as strong as its overstuffed and overexaggerated source material, and you get the sense the film would have been improved with even more diversion from the book. After all, it's not exactly a case of adapting a true story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Howard's performance is captivating, drawing us into every emotional peak and trough as she goes about her journey.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
63% Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) There's unique enjoyment to be had from watching something this utterly skullfuckingly deranged (not to mention seeing it with a cinema audience instead of at home).‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) One Cut of the Dead is a hilarious ode to creativity, family, perseverance, and the challenge of filmmaking, that's almost -- almost -- too clever for its own good. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Even if Skate Kitchen doesn't seem like your bag (it isn't really mine, on paper), it's worth checking out. It's unlikely you'll see a more poetic depiction of friendship this year.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
100% Luz (2019) A thesis film from a graduation student that's good enough to escape into the real world.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
20% Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2004) Shark Attack 3 ain't a great film, or even necessarily a good film. But it is most definitely a fun film. Spin it up as an appetiser for The Meg. Or as a post-Meg digestif.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
85% Blue My Mind (2017) Blue My Mind follows in Raw's footsteps not just in content, but in its unexpected moments of beauty and emotion. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
92% Cam (2018) Even putting aside that it's Goldhaber and Mazzei's first feature, it's phenomenal.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
87% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) A film that, while flawed, comprehensively transcends its subject material.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) A weird, erotic coming-of-age fantasy adventure that probes dark, dank regions of the human psyche without getting too uncomfortable to watch.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% Chained for Life (2018) You'll likely come away from it, as I did, acutely aware of your own unacknowledged prejudices -- but that's good. And the movie's great.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
90% Relaxer (2018) Relaxer's premise is, somehow, both exactly what the movie's about, and utterly unrepresentative of what kind of experience it is. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Unfriended: Dark Web represents some of the best aspects of screenlife films - and some of its biggest limitations.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
80% Tales from the Hood 2 (2018) Keith David chews scenery magnificently in this horror anthology followup.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
53% Bad Samaritan (2018) Despite its objective flaws, it makes for an oddly fun watch.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) A tired, sagging movie, populated by tired, sagging men still making pot jokes and fart noises well into middle age.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
91% Lean on Pete (2018) Even for those who find it difficult to connect with "horse movies," there's a lot worthwhile in Lean On Pete.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
No Score Yet Green House (2018) Though it falls short of delivering the total weirdo package, Green House is a fascinating watch - especially for fans of DIY cinema. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
No Score Yet The Laplace's Demon (2017) It's a testament to the importance of viewing art in context, of understanding where movies come from, of exercising more intellectual rigour than blindly watching whatever an algorithm predicts we want to watch next. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
No Score Yet Mangoshake (2018) For those who can see the heart inside the roughest cinematic outsider art, Mangoshake has a lot to offer.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) There are no grand statements about death or grief here, only minute observations of their effects, presented through carefully-considered performances and filmmaking decisions.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Part of what makes Entebbe a frustrating watch is its steadfast refusal to pass moral judgement on almost anyone in its cast.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Prey At Night delivers the same intentionally pointless terror as its predecessor - but it takes more delight in it (and thus doesn't sell it quite as well). ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
71% Padmaavat (2018) India's most controversial blockbuster is an exciting take on an ancient story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
88% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) The story isn't anything new, but the way it's told really is, and that's good enough for me.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Like a dream from which you don't want to wake, Paddington 2 is a sweet respite from life in 2018. Don't sleep on it.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
88% The Road Movie (2018) The best clips in The Road Movie are those that expose bizarre mini-dramas from everyday Russian life.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
28% Proud Mary (2018) Proud Mary is an absolute mess, incoherent to the point of ineptitude, and certainly not something befitting the talents of its star.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
No Score Yet Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen (2016) Watch this thing at a midnight screening, as I did - it's definitely not a movie for the light of day - and it'll ... blow your mind.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
100% Devil's Freedom (La Libertad del Diablo) (2017) While Devil's Freedom is almost entirely made up of talking heads, those heads are as emotionally varied as they are visually uniform. But even if you don't remember a face, you won't forget stories like these.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
61% Caniba (2018) In terms of literal visual content, Caniba isn't that extreme. But it's so real, so intimate with its repulsive subjects, that it's an especially difficult watch. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
13% Geostorm (2017) A disaster movie with a weird distaste for disaster.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
50% Downsizing (2017) Alexander Payne's latest lands with a tiny, depressing thud.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) As a portrait of teenage sociopathy - whether real or affected - it's a worthwhile and delightfully misanthropic watch.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
91% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Exuberant and gleeful, Anna and the Apocalypse is just the film the zombie genre needed: a bloody, toe-tapping, good-time frolic delivered with such un-zombie-like joie de vivre that it's impossible not to get infected yourself.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet Take It Out In Trade (2014) Take It Out In Trade is historically significant not just because it's a lost Ed Wood film, but because the film itself provides an insight into the Z-grade auteur unmatched by anything except Glen or Glenda. ‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
84% The Square (2017) The Square's narrative is meandering and episodic, feeling almost like a feel-bad sketch comedy show than a traditional story.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Mother! is abstract and experiential rather than naturalistic, a thundering, aggressive blast of misanthropy that takes place outside reality and makes more cosmic sense than literal.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017