Andy Crump

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 50% The Sonata (2020) While the director clearly has a few tricks up his sleeve for hitting his viewers with the heebie jeebies, what he doesn't have, at least for The Sonata, is a sense of how to weave those tricks into a unified, cohesive narrative. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
8/10 93% Clemency (2019) Movies often invite empathy from their viewers. Clemency expressly asks for it, a rarity among 2019's releases. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
4.0/10 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) At best, The Rise of Skywalker solidifies [Daisy] Ridley and [Adam] Driver as movie stars. At worst, it ends this narrative not with a bang but with a recycled image from a better movie. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
79% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) 2019 hasn't been an especially strong year for horror, but with Daniel Isn't Real, at least it's ended on a high note. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
6.1/10 95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriages can, do, and in certain cases ought to end, and bravo to [Noah] Baumbach for his candor in examining his own. But just as some matrimonial ties should be severed, so too should Marriage Story have pared down its fussy indulgences. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
6.7/10 64% Little Joe (2019) Little Joe is a quirkily rattling movie, an off-kilter tonic during the year-end onslaught of movies proclaimed "important" by their studios, and what the film lacks in structure it makes up for in its eerie, cold singularity. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
9.1/10 96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman is a gangster film, true, but it's a gangster film in the sense that it's about gangsters, and a film about life's regrets by dint of being about [Frank] Sheeran, fated to die alone with no loved ones by his side. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
6.2/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari rockets across the finish line using a flawed blueprint -- there's fun to be had, but it's all in service to the people who least deserve recognition. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5.2/10 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels talks a good talk, but struggles to back up the talk with the drama necessary to make it worthwhile. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
8.0/10 81% Greener Grass (2019) Greener Grass is a "yes, and ..." movie, 90 minutes of thoroughly bizarre premises no one questions or balks at but instead, dive into with absurdist gusto. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
64% Mister America (2019) The film means to deride that power through representation and succeeds -- but too well, both for its own good and the good of the audience. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
7.0/10 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) The Origins of Alien, dissects the journey from concept to conception in microscopic detail, and with abiding fondness for [Diane] O'Bannon's work. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
8.2/10 74% The Death of Dick Long (2019) Put indelicately via double entendre: The Death of Dick Long will make you laugh yourself hoarse. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
8.0/10 89% Bliss (2019) Comprising hardcore and doom metal, à la Isis, Electric Wizard, and Doomriders, Bliss is more metal than most of the metal records released in the last five years. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) It's the parody the country deserves in the All Lives Matter era. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
79% Loro (2019) [Toni Servillo's] performance is at once a recreation of the [Silvio] Berlusconi people know domestically as well as internationally and a farcical rebuke of everything he stands for. It's satire of highest contempt. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
8.8/10 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) The amateur terror of Higurashi's guerilla filmmaking gives way to winning charms as the audience gets to see who he really is, what this project means to him and just how hard it is to make a movie in a single take. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
93% Monos (2019) A ferocious action drama. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
7.2/10 80% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) Clocking in at 75 minutes, A Faithful Man nips along, efficiently assigning comic duties to [Lily-Rose] Depp and [Joseph] Engel and dramatic responsibility to Garrel and Casta. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
7.7 86% Ms. Purple (2019) [Justin Chon] work is haunting and flirts with delirium, but at all times feels urgently alive. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
8.0/10 100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) [Salvador] Simó achieves a lot with a little. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
8.9/10 87% The Nightingale (2019) This is neither a pleasant movie nor a pleasing movie, but it is made with high aesthetic value to offset its unrelenting pitilessness. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
96% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019) Radu Jude has turned Antonescu's words against him, using the authoritarian's callous proclamation as the title of his latest movie. The effect is so damning that if Antonescu lived today, he may find that he cares after all. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home remains a hoot from start to finish, in part thanks to the joys of variety and in part because it pulls a fast one by reintroducing Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
77% Nightmare Cinema (2019) The horror of the late 2010s is rich in variety, no mistaking it, but Nightmare Cinema encapsulates variety all on its own. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
5.9/10 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's a shock to find that [Jim] Jarmusch's worst is this bad. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
8.7/10 92% Funan (2019) A gorgeously animated and elegantly told tale of repressive autocratic rule, arriving at a moment when autocrats are increasingly becoming the fashion worldwide. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) There's nothing pretty to tell, only undiluted honesty from an unexpected source. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
6.5/10 73% The Perfection (2019) The movie owes an apology to the audience for its compulsive insistence on explaining itself ad nauseam until there's nothing to think about and all that's left is mayhem. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Catastrophe's so much more entertaining when wrought by kaiju. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
8.4/10 76% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2019) Asako I & II is an easygoing movie, at least if the film's exterior is taken at its words. Under the hood, it's roiling. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
9.0/10 90% The Souvenir (2019) A hushed, unassuming, intimate movie to remind audiences of the power of cinema by interrogating the definition of cinema itself. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
7.1/10 94% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) [Dr. Ruth Westheimer's tireless drive to see through the work she believes needs doing in the field of sexual enlightenment that gives Ask Dr. Ruth real urgency, lifting what'd be an otherwise breezy character portrait to near essential levels. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
64% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Relating to Wendy, and to her terror, is easy, and immediate, and lets the movie hook its claws into the viewer with jolting urgency. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
7.3/10 76% Family (2019) With Family, [Laura] Steinel makes a tribute to aunties, the women in one's life who dispense advice whether asked for or not, refuse to take guff and indulge their charges for the sheer joy of it. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
8.1/10 96% Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (Hagazussa) (2019) Hagazussa provides a minefield of triggers. It's gross. It's also stunning, a hypnotic recreation of its time and its place. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
7.8/10 86% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2019) In Ramen Shop, a sip of broth and a slurp of noodles means more than a trip down memory lane. It means a second chance to say goodbye to loved ones. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
9.2/10 100% The Juniper Tree (1990) [Nietzchka] Keene's eye for composition and evident respect for Iceland and its stark geographic allure has yielded a film as gorgeous as it is barbaric, a black-and-white masterwork. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
9.5/10 100% Black Mother (2019) Black Mother is made in a language rarely spoken in cinema, be it multiplex or arthouse. [Khalik] Allah throws his audience into the ocean and forces them to tread water, soaking in the country's textures and contradictions and trauma. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
7.4/10 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) The film directs a bitter, humorous eye at the complications between embracing activism and functioning in society, especially in an era of increased global commerce and tech surveillance. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/5 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) A solid entry in child horror cinema. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
7.5/10 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Happy Death Day 2U makes deliberate moves away from horror, adding both science fiction and comedy to muddle the original mixture for better and also worse. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
41% Under the Eiffel Tower (2019) Under the Eiffel Tower is sandwiched so tightly between a prologue that doesn't care and an epilogue too worn out to stick the landing that it almost doesn't get to be a movie at all. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) A sense of camaraderie and danger connects They Shall Not Grow Old with the most ambitious films of Jackson's oeuvre. - Polygon EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
5.9/10 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) [Nadine] Labaki's filmmaking suggests uncertainty at best and lack of confidence at worst. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) What gives their work distinction, apart from the absolutely amazing title, is its emphasis on editing: The pair use the edit to force the audience to reconsider a single moment, not once, but twice, in some cases more, - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
84% Mikey and Nicky (1976) Strip Mikey and Nicky of its genre particulars, its gangster trappings, and what remains is a recognizable story of two friends at loggerheads. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
82% All These Small Moments (2019) Costanzo has a light, easy touch behind the camera. It's impossible not to vibe along with her work, unfinished as it may feel. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
84% Rust Creek (2019) McGowan paces Rust Creek with unease worth savoring, directing with feral confidence. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
57% Touch Me Not (2019) Touch Me Not's title sounds forbidding, unwelcoming, and yet the film's patchwork of human experience is ultimately uplifting. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019