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
7.4/10 77% Summerland (2020) Arterton's at a peak in her career here, repurposing bits and pieces of her work in Their Finest for a film with much more intentional sentiment. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
5.9/10 68% Amulet (2020) Garai's array of filmmaking techniques are impressive and haunting, breathing an unsettling melancholy into her script... but like Magda's home, the movie's foundations are in dire need of rehab. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
6.8/10 73% The Rental (2020) For an 80-minute movie, The Rental goes slack too often, a likely byproduct of the meandering blather wound around Swanberg's mumblecore roots. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
8.2/10 93% Palm Springs (2020) The film never stops being funny, even when the mood takes a downturn from zany good times to dejection. This is key. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
6.9/10 81% The Beach House (2020) The Beach House works so well in that survival-science mode that its climax comes as a real letdown, mostly because it comes far too soon. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
73% The Other Lamb (2020) The tension lets up in the last act when it should clutch at our throats, but visually, texturally and emotionally, The Other Lamb reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
8.7/10 92% Babyteeth (2020) The dueling complications and contradictions of Babyteeth's narrative make up its greatest treasures, captured with the marriage of naturalism to dreamlike aesthetics. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
8.4/10 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) The movie works, not because of nor despite the mess he makes of his endless array of character arcs and culture touchstones assembled in the telling of his story, but because he's a master at weaving together the micro and the macro in awesome fashion. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
7.6/10 70% Becky (2020) Don't confuse Becky for a smart movie... It will, however, provide a brief burst of catharsis through the brutal slaughter of white supremacist ideologues, for whatever that catharsis is worth. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
F No Score Yet The Last Days of American Crime (2020) May this be the last time director Olivier Megaton is allowed to commit a crime this outrageous. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
9/10 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Think better of art's power, Ree's filmmaking tells us, but especially think better of each other, too. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
7.9/10 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) If you, like critics, consider Coogan selfish or asinine, the film will validate that view, but for a purpose, and through the sharpest of organic comedy. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
8.9/10 100% Driveways (2020) Driveways is a precious gem of a film. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
8/10 86% Deerskin (2020) The elusion is part of Deerskin's pleasure, and Dupieux's filmmaking persuades viewers to embrace the inexplicable. Fashion is worth suffering for. Here, it's worth killing for. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
6.1/10 7% Behind You (2020) There's a pretty solid spook-a-blast flick tucked away in Behind You, but as it is, the movie has more potential than actual pleasures. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
7.9/10 75% The Wretched (2020) Its best scares tend to involve a glance into the darkness, where nothing should be but in which evil lurks, or through binoculars, which throws the malevolent presence lingering at The Wretched's edges into sharp relief. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
8.9/10 87% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Sorry We Missed You will make you look at the person bringing it to you and see them for who they are. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
4.5/10 47% Greed (2020) Greed lacks a foundation sturdy enough to hold his competing plots together. They exist uneasily in the same house until the whole damn thing collapses on everyone jockeying for screen time inside. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
9.3/10 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) Vitalina Varela is essential filmmaking from an essential filmmaker, and maybe the way Costa and Varela explore grief's every nook and cranny will yield unexpected relief from our own. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
7.5/10 88% Banana Split (2020) More teen comedies should push themselves as far as this one does to explore all of the complicated nooks and crannies of adolescence. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
7.9/10 69% We Summon the Darkness (2020) We Summon the Darkness's impressive confidence makes the movie worth recommending on its own. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2.5/5 20% The Grudge (2020) Each thread could have functioned as a standalone film about the terrible consequences of presuming safety in a world menaced by invisible dangers. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
5.9/10 38% The Roads Not Taken (2020) The Roads Not Taken works when Bardem and Fanning are on screen together, where Potter's experiences caring for her sibling rise to the writing's surface and give the narrative a punch of honesty. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
7.9/10 86% Come to Daddy (2020) Don't mistake Come to Daddy as anything less than unbridled, of course, but for such a staunchly bonkers movie, composure rules Timpson's aesthetic. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
7.9/10 81% VHYes (2020) Cursed words like "Facebook" and "Instagram" are never uttered in VHYes, for obvious reasons, but the movie reads like Robbins' thesis that for as long as people have been able to self-document, they've done so with relish... - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
C- 88% Onward (2020) "Safe" is the "Onward" aesthetic. Dress up familiar character types in fantasy clothes, build a town and style it with fantasy flourishes and cheesy references to pre-existing IP, and call it a movie. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
95% First Cow (2020) First Cow feels like a valuable lesson in male intimacy, a movie about the ease with which men can maintain close attachments to one another sans shame. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
60% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) Just as Ahmed never questions the word of his mentor, Imam Youssouf (Othmane Moumen), so too do the Dardennes neglect to question exactly how Ahmed fell into the man's grasp. He's simply there. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
7.9/10 99% Saint Frances (2020) Saint Frances gets specific, stays lighthearted, but hits like a ton of emotional bricks. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
8.9/10 92% Premature (2020) The visual beauty of Green and Valladao's craft, best demonstrated by a knack for finding soft splashes of color to warm up gelid moments or facilitate passion, positions Premature as a mournful ode to contemporary Black identity. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
6.9/10 81% VFW (2020) For VFW, that proclivity grows overwhelming on both the script level and on screen, which leaves it up to Begos' cast to give his viewers something to grip. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Witnessing the act of artistic creation lets the film's audience appreciate the connection between love, desire, and especially memory. - The Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
8/10 66% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Grant, too, that the production's enveloping luxury is nearly as seductive as Gardner, so steeped it is in warm tones and a rich palette. But like the hopeless fool's drawn to Pandora's ruinous beauty, so are we drawn to Gardner in all her magnetic glory. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
6.3/10 74% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge flirts with too many conceits before deciding on the least interesting of the bunch, which makes any build-up feel like wasted effort. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
100% Dinner in America (2020) Come for Gallner's palpitating lead performance; stay for Rehmeier's thoughts on what your dinner choices say about you. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7.3/10 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space feels shaggy at the edges but so rich within them that the flaws of the DIY aesthetic matter less than the merits of Stanley's perspective. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
6/10 48% 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 92% 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 51% 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
83% 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 94% 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 68% 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 80% 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
66% 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 75% 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 88% 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