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Andy Crump

Andy Crump
Andy Crump's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine, The Playlist, Movie Mezzanine, Thrillist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Apostle (2018) A brutal piece of work, which, if you're familiar with director Gareth Evans' aesthetic, is like describing the sun as hot; he treats his supporting characters as pieces of meat to be relieved, screaming, of their breath, whether by gun or spear or worse.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A 94% Andrei Rublev (1973) As Andrei Rublev's narrative and themes pose us a challenge, so too does its climax.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
9.3/10 95% Bisbee '17 (2018) As the crimes of the deportation haunts Bisbee and its inhabitants, so, too, are we haunted by them through the filter of Greene's lens. But that experience, the experience of being haunted, proves vital.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 80% Apostle (2018) A sharp dissection of religious fervour abetted by cinematic extremes.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & the Gun is ostensibly Redford's final on-screen role; in August, he announced his retirement from acting. If he makes good on that pledge, he's capping off his sterling filmography with a dazzling crowd pleaser...‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
7/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Each of the following statements are true: 1) Eli Roth made a film based on a 1973 children's novel. 2) The film stars Jack Black. 3) It's a blast. Who knew? ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
80% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) For the informed viewer, Fahrenheit 11/9 doesn't say anything that hasn't been said already. Instead, the film takes everything we already know and reinterprets it in service of condemning a stagnant and self-absorbed liberal political machine...‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/10 64% Lizzie (2018) There's no reason a movie where these two play star-crossed lovers should be this dull.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
6.1/10 74% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) The film's vistas are beautiful and Matthews's aim, high, but those aspirations are not fully realized in what feels like a first draft attempt at brushing Western customs with textures drawn from a South African palette.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) Let the Corpses Tan is uniquely dizzying and occasionally hallucinatory - a one of a kind piece of madness driven by the art of the edit.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
41% Arizona (2018) It's a showcase for McBride's knack for making character studies out of blustering macho madness.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
6.4/10 80% What Keeps You Alive (2018) Nothing elevates genre better than sharp filmmaking. Sharp writing helps, too. At least What Keeps You Alive has the former.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
8/10 89% The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2018) Colorful, madcap, and surprisingly sweet, The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is the best nocturnal romp you never had, and a dizzying reignition of rom-com formula.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
B+ 95% Gilbert (2017) It's authoritative only to a point, but that doesn't keep it from being utterly compelling all the same. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee shapes his adaptation with a certain frenetic energy, eschewing traditional historical tics and instead leapfrogging across genres... The effect of his genre-swapping is as dizzying as it is immensely satisfying.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
7.9/10 89% Far From the Tree (2018) Smith's perspective on parenthood is enlightening.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
75% Never Goin' Back (2018) It's just another curveball from the year's wildest and most unexpectedly compassionate comedies, where empathy is found in a hurricane of bodily fluids.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) The more that Unfriended: Dark Web tries to leverage Unfriended's genre liberties, the harder it becomes to take the movie seriously.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
7/10 84% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The Third Murder may not be Kore-eda's best work, but the film proves a satisfying challenge, a complex exploration of sin and righteousness in an amoral world.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
8.4/10 99% Eighth Grade (2018) The film reflects arguably the worst stretch of growing up in America's education system, but it's rarely if ever ugly. Instead, it's compassionate, radiating retroactive kindness for the children we all were to soothe the adults we are now.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
6.8/10 53% The First Purge (2018) At its best The First Purge functions like a much-reduced Purge movie retread. It's not that it's bad, really. It's that we've seen this before.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
23% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) A multi-layered shame, even acknowledging that The 15:17 to Paris is close to disastrous by the metrics of any movie, not just war or war-adjacent movies. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
70% Damsel (2018) Damsel is a "men on a mission" film devoid of true men or a true mission, and it deploys wit and slapstick to put masculinity on trial.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
7.9/10 64% The Year of Spectacular Men (2018) Relish the pleasures couched in a breezy, bawdy, screwball tale of familial bonding, but take to heart their doleful implications.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) More so than cool, convoluted heist sequences, it's the chummy hangout vibe of Soderbergh's Ocean's films that makes them such a pleasure to watch.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
7/10 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Hearts Beat Loud is good cotton candy, but bereft of stakes it's all fluff and empty calories.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4.5/10 89% American Animals (2018) The film squanders [its] potential.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
8/10 84% The Gospel According to André (2018) Novack never shies away from opportunities to bask in [Talley's] warm presence and the obvious joy he takes in his profession.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
8.3/10 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Throughout [Simon] completely absorbs the viewer in this portrait drawn from her memories, painting a picture of Spain caught up in AIDS era disinformation that's also an evocation of childhood doubts.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
7.8/10 94% Beast (2018) The film's outcomes are never framed, at least for the audience, in terms of morality. What Beast asks us is to consider whether or not there's light to be found in darkness -- and vice versa.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
8.9/10 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) You may delight in its lively, buoyant filmmaking, but you'll be awed by the breadth of its insight.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
8.7/10 92% Revenge (2018) With Revenge, Fargeat has waved a blistering middle finger at rape culture and rape culture's enablers. Revenge isn't hers alone. It's womanhood's, too.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
B No Score Yet White Tide: The Legend of Culebra (2018) If White Tide feels finessed, in other words, well, that's because it is to an extent. But it's also real, as told from the mouths of the people whose experiences provide its bedrock.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
7.7/10 76% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) Padding poses little obstacle for a film this propulsively loopy, and Lu Over the Wall's excesses don't stop its essentials from delighting the viewer with colorful earnestness. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
6.4/10 55% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) (2018) There are problems with Mrs. Hyde that have nothing whatsoever to do with Bozon's puzzling creative choices, though for perspective's sake, the problems are dwarfed by the choices. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
2/10 10% Kings (2018) How does a filmmaker go from a lauded debut to a sophomore feature this disastrous?‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
6.9/10 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) When your ethos is "try in earnest to make each other laugh," as the Lizards laugh, we laugh with them.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
5/10 54% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) Someday, another director might try their hand at the Sisyphean task of figuring out the honest to goodness truth of the man. Until that day, we have Hazanavicius and the well-intended failure of Godard Mon Amour.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
6.8/10 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories never sees the theme through, opting for a more generic finish that contests our expectations. This isn't a bait and switch -- more just a switch.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
7.7/10 94% The Endless (2018) In The Endless, Moorhead and Benson show how sustained paranoia and foreboding can keep an audience hooked as effectively as special effects (though if the effects in the film are sparse, they're no less potent for it).‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5.6/10 69% Wildling (2018) As first drafts go, Böhm has carved out a good starting place for himself, but that just makes the need for revision all the more glaring.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
9.5/10 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here is a breakdown shot in hyperdrive, lean, economic, utterly ruthless and made with fiery craftsmanship.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
7.1/10 75% The China Hustle (2018) If all of this sounds dry on paper, it's remarkably propulsive and even entertaining on the screen. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
8/10 84% First Match (2018) Newman has pretty serious filmmaking chops: She shoots action cleanly, coherently, with an eye for the poetry of a well-executed suplex and the brutality of a back alley brawl. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
5.8/10 79% I Kill Giants (2018) Watching I Kill Giants teeter from one axis to the other is as frustrating as it is disappointing. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) It's a great performance anchoring an equally great, if a tad drawn out, film.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
8.9/10 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Iannucci has taken a gamble with this movie, and that gamble has paid off handsomely. A tale of mortal sins as well as venial ones, The Death of Stalin adds modern urgency to his comic storytelling trademarks.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
7.9/10 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Finley does a lot with very little apart from the raw talent of his leads. If this is what he's capable of as a first-timer, we should rightfully dread his follow-up.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
7.6/10 83% Mohawk (2018) Mohawk has similar concerns as We Are Still Here, but it treads new ground and contextualizes those concerns with fresh meaning. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
8/10 81% The Party (2018) As close as Potter takes us to melodramatic detonations ... The Party never feels less than uncomfortably real. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018