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Andy Webster

Andy Webster
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0% Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) "It's time to break stereotypes, not reinforce them!" Headmaster Nash says at one point. Alas, not in this movie. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
32% Monster Trucks (2017) An eco-fable devoid of didactic overkill, delivered with energy, winking mischief, unobtrusive effects and a skilled cast. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 12, 2017
63% One Piece Film: Gold (2017) If you're a boy between, say, 8 and 12 and wired to the hilt on Coca-Cola, the shrill, exhausting "Gold" might be for you. But only if. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2017
No Score Yet Dear Zindagi (2016) This is a movie that drops quotations from Faulkner and Einstein, but it rarely feels pedantic or platitudinous, thanks to the breezy, assured delivery of Mr. Khan ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 25, 2016
77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) A savvy exercise in inspirational feel-good cinema lightly seasoned with grit. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
No Score Yet Iron Moon (2016) The Qin Xiaoyu and Wu Feiyue documentary "Iron Moon" has a slowly mounting, but lingering, impact. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
100% Disturbing The Peace (2016) Their stories are compelling - and persuasive. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
75% Trolls (2016) Exuberant, busy and sometimes funny, DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls" is determined to amuse. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
79% We Are X (2016) This high-intensity group - resplendent in the plumage of a Sunset Strip hair band, and playing a kind of prog-metal - delivers the goods. In any language. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
No Score Yet Mr. Donkey (2016) Beneath its mild staginess and intermittent mania lies a cynical, piercing parable about China's past and perhaps its present. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Its willful determination to be outré proves its undoing. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) Mr. Wolff is appealingly earnest... while Ms. Owen is a radiant burst of optimism. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
11% Jack Goes Home (2016) The script, by Mr. Dekker, spirals into a muddle of ambiguity, leaving only the imagery and the performances to save the movie. And try as they might, they cannot. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
56% Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016) Directed by Steve Carr ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop"), the movie borrows a trick or two from the Disney XD series "Kirby Buckets," with a dollop of "A Brilliant Mind" for dramatic heft. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 7, 2016
25% 37 (2016) In the face of real-life tragedy, "37" only perpetuates a myth. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
60% Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016) "God created music for the sole purpose to connect the human heart, our soul, with heaven," Joel says. Perhaps, but these tunes won't keep you awake. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
65% The Vessel (2016) A modest, but not maudlin, parable of hope about mustering the strength to vigorously plunge again into life's uncertainties after a devastating loss. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
67% Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016) In Antonio Banderas, Mr. Hudson has a winning de Sautuola of personal modesty, scientific integrity and paternal warmth. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
76% The Apostate (El Apóstata) (2016) Despite Mr. Veiroj's blithe Buñuel-like disdain for religion, "The Apostate" lacks teeth. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
100% For the Love of Spock (2016) This film nimbly straddles biography and "Trek" valentine (Adam is a longtime television director), but also recounts the fraught if ultimately devoted ties between Adam and Leonard. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) Alas, the film's testosterone cocktail curdles at the end of Kurt and Tong Po's bloody climactic bout. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
92% Demon (2016) The film has a powerful undercurrent suggesting the feverish workings of a troubled yet brilliant mind. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 31, 2016
80% The Intervention (2016) Despite her script's omissions - we learn little about where these affluent people come from, their occupations or how they know one another - Ms. DuVall juggles the emotional dynamics with fluid editing and light comic touches. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 30, 2016
28% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) For an actor who, with the "Transporter" films, once imbued the action genre with a new sense of possibility and winking sophistication, Mr. Statham is on cruise control. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 26, 2016
47% Complete Unknown (2016) "Complete Unknown" is a curious hybrid, teetering between a thriller and a romance only to land in a nebulous spot that is neither. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
38% Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2016) Crisp if feather-light ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
48% Edge of Winter (2016) Competent but slight ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
66% Anthropoid (2016) It takes Sean Ellis's World War II thriller "Anthropoid" a while to build steam, but once it does, hang on. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
100% Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016) Deft and comprehensive ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 4, 2016
75% Lace Crater (2016) Ms. Burdge - all quicksilver emotion and exposed nerve endings - is an endlessly watchable focal point. Her character's vulnerability, uncertainty and growing self-acceptance lend the movie a necessary gravity. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
No Score Yet Fight Valley (2016) Disappointing plot twists ensue in a climactic brawl starved for snappier choreography and editing. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
50% Don't Worry Baby (2016) Despite an implausible ending devoid of consequence, "Don't Worry Baby" benefits from tidy editing, cinematography and, most of all, the presence of the seasoned Mr. McDonald and Ms. Balsam. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) [An] assured documentary portrait of that influential television producer. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
60% Roseanne for President! (2016) Her bracing humor, candor and conviction remain undiminished. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% From This Day Forward (2016) Sharon Shattuck's gently winning documentary "From This Day Forward," an account of having a transgender parent, is effective for what it is not: a flashy portrait or big-city story. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
100% T-Rex (2016) You don't have to be a boxing fan to be awed by Claressa Shields, the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport. But if you are, you'll still be knocked out. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
83% My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016) There is visual poetry in Jin Mo-young's documentary, "My Love, Don't Cross That River," and unblinking observation as well. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
70% Len and Company (2016) It savors observational subtleties, especially in Mr. Ifans's assured performance. For a baby-boomer-meets-millennial family drama, that's plenty. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
35% Puerto Ricans In Paris (2016) Mr. Guzmán and Mr. Garcia have an unforced chemistry. But the effective jokes land too rarely. You'll be ready to leave when the trip is over. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
90% The Witness (2016) Ultimately, the murder is eclipsed by Mr. Genovese's own struggles - how his obsession exasperates family members, and how the perceived public apathy inspired him to fight in Vietnam, where he lost his legs. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
72% The Ones Below (2016) There's much to admire in the thriller "The Ones Below." ‐ New York Times
Posted May 26, 2016
100% As I AM: The Life and Times of DJ AM (2016) "As I AM" rockets through its subject's life, teeming with testimonials from the superstar producer-D.J.s Mark Ronson and Paul Oakenfold, among many others. And then it ends, leaving you spent. And wistful. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 26, 2016
22% Ma ma (2016) A melodrama only glancing at profundity. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
100% Kill Zone 2 (Saat po long 2) (2016) If there's one rewarding thing about many Hong Kong action directors, it's that they rarely dawdle in getting to what fight fans have come for: bracing shootouts and high-impact fisticuffs and footwork. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 12, 2016
71% Those People (2016) The director, Joey Kuhn, making his feature debut from his own script, has created fairly credible and sympathetic characters, despite the 1-percenter milieu. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
0% The Offering (2016) The result is the cinematic equivalent of combining every paint color on a canvas: a murky mess. ‐ New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Mr. Irons handily hits the emotional beats, as does Mr. Patel, as Ramanujan confronts incipient tuberculosis. ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
100% Older Than Ireland (2016) It's often said that the Irish, blessed with the gift of gab, can be splendid raconteurs. You'll find generous evidence to that effect here. And a bit of poetry as well. ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) It has little story to tell and few ideas to offer. Just a great deal of product to sell. ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
No Score Yet Keepers of the Game (2016) Mr. Ehrlich ("Magic Camp"), an Emmy-winning documentarian, clearly knows his craft. ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016