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Andy Webster

Andy Webster
Andy Webster's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Soufra (2017) A stirring tale of empowerment, the documentary "Soufra" shows how societal change can begin with small steps.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
100% Sundowners (2017) Closure may be missing, but at least glimpses of promising Canadian performers are in abundant supply.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% Big Time (2017) Mr. Schroder's film seems expressly designed to further burnish Mr. Ingels's reputation.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
100% I Remember You (Eg Man Big) (2017) Transcends genre pyrotechnics even as it incorporates elements of Nordic noir.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
29% Hello Again (2017) This is a commendably audacious effort by Mr. Gustafson ("Were the World Mine"). The movie musical needs more ambitious creators like him.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) A modest but effective writing-directing debut for Ms. Asensio, who also stars.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
67% It Happened in L.A. (2017) Michelle Morgan's It Happened in L.A. is an ensemble comedy aspiring to wordy Woody Allen sophistication but lacking serious political or satirical bite. And yet, glimmers of promise abound.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) [A] delightful, revealing documentary ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
89% Only the Brave (2017) This may not be a story of triumph, but it's inspiring nevertheless.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
65% The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One (2017) A cellblock riot, a spaceship dogfight, a bar brawl, a hospital trauma, violent encounters with C.G.I. beasts - there is little Mr. Abbess won't toss into this delirious, overheated stew.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
26% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) The problem here is Mr. Long's Adam, a twitchy knot of tics and self-pity. He invites our sympathy - especially when contrasted with the smarmy Aaron - but doesn't really deserve it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
90% The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017) For all his distinguished man-of-letters status, he is warm and winning company.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
88% Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017) A valedictory for Mr. Davis, the music executive whose Midas touch with radio hits across genres - especially at Arista Records, from 1975-2000 - is industry legend.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
36% Wetlands (2017) As the haunted Babs, Mr. Akinnuoye-Agbaje has an imposing physicality and understated nobility, while Ms. Graham fleshes out the resolute if underwritten Savannah.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
77% Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) (2017) José María Cabral's arresting drama "Woodpeckers (Carpinteros)" could be called love in a pressure cooker, but that would be understating its vivid textures and palpable vitality.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
100% The Farthest (2017) The accounts of scientists, whose enthusiasm still glows, is as wondrous as the technology seen here.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
95% A Taxi Driver (2017) An affecting what-if tale.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
55% The Battleship Island (2017) Though Mr. Ryoo's taste for heightened theatricality threatens his story's credibility at times, there is no denying his skill with a large-scale action set piece.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
0% Armed Response (2017) The possibilities are intriguing, but the characters are underdrawn, and the pacing lags.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
92% Our Time Will Come (2017) It's Fang's transformation, embodied by Ms. Zhou's lean, cool authority, that carries the most weight, lending the proceedings an unforced feminist dimension, and reaffirming Ms. Hui's status as one of China's cinematic treasures.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The latest animated "Despicable Me" outing shows signs of wear even as its energy level escalates.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
93% SCORE: A Film Music Documentary (2017) Tidy and informative ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
68% The Journey (2017) Though the script tilts to the didactic, the performances are absolutely delicious, with Mr. Meaney droll and understated and Mr. Spall fiery and derisive, yet not above a joke.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
29% Camera Obscura (2017) Nothing if not an exhaustive compendium of fright-film motifs.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
No Score Yet Tatara Samurai (2017) Mr. Nishikori captures a sun-dappled Shimane Prefecture and the dynamics of Japanese feudal society, and his battle scenes have a laudably realistic grit, with minimal gore.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
75% The Incomparable Rose Hartman (2017) Pushy, judgmental, tart-tongued and self-obsessed, the photographer at the heart of Otis Mass's penetrating documentary, "The Incomparable Rose Hartman," is, like her snapshots, a piece of work.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
27% Drone (2017) Overheated family confessions meet SWAT team conventions at the climax, and little resonates in their wake.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
71% Tracktown (2017) Ms. Pappas has little dialogue, but the camera adores her expressive, wide-eyed face, which conveys plenty.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
81% Risk (2017) It feels unfinished in a way that is at once fascinating, frustrating and entirely understandable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
89% Sacred (2017) Mr. Lennon enlisted 40 filmmakers in 25 countries to record scenes large and small, and the results are surprisingly cohesive.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
100% Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia (2017) The graphic evidence here, in testimony on camera and in period photographs, is absolutely harrowing.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Tenaglia's camera lends a polished veneer as food authorities like Ruth Reichl, Mario Batali, Wolfgang Puck and Martha Stewart attest to Mr. Tower's gifts, with Anthony Bourdain, one of the film's producers, especially forceful.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
86% The Transfiguration (2017) Mr. Ruffin must carry the film, projecting interior activity and suggesting information where the script (by Mr. O'Shea) does not. That he imbues the film with a weight greater than its words is a testament to his skill as an actor.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
100% Truman (2017) This well-made, low-key drama, written by Mr. Gay and Tomàs Aragay, offers some insights into terminal illness.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
84% God Knows Where I Am (2017) This documentary, coupled with Ms. Aviv's article, addresses unresolved issues of personal autonomy versus a patient's inability to protect herself. It will haunt you.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
36% Live Cargo (2017) Absolutely breathtaking black-and-white neo-noir cinematography by Daniella Nowitz adds depth and emotional context. But it can't fully flesh out the story ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
33% Phillauri (2017) "Phillauri" is a Bollywood movie toggling between a contemporary screwball rom-com and a sweeping historical love story. Balancing both proves to be challenging.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
81% Dig Two Graves (2017) Mr. Adams is clearly skilled with story structure, cinematography and his actors.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) "Saban's Power Rangers" may surpass the original, but for what lesson? The value of teamwork? More likely, of a franchise payoff.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
22% Atomica (Deep Burial) (2017) While its premise and some of its effects may be B-movie grade, "Atomica" - like the best B movies - delivers an unexpectedly rewarding kick.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
81% Actor Martinez (2017) The self-references here, while intriguing, approach a comic navel-gaze. "Actor Martinez" has a saving grace, however: Ms. Burdge, radiating her customary charisma.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
81% Mean Dreams (2017) Nathan Morlando's "Mean Dreams" may use a time-honored premise - young lovers on the lam (see: "Badlands") - but it does so with such quiet, gently appealing assurance that it makes the template seem fresh again.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
73% The Other Half (2017) Mr. Klein is well served by his actors, who exude conviction, charisma and palpable ardor.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
53% Kung-Fu Yoga (2017) [A] harmless romp ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Saving Banksy (2017) Fascinating ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
31% Monster Trucks (2017) An eco-fable devoid of didactic overkill, delivered with energy, winking mischief, unobtrusive effects and a skilled cast.‐ New York Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
90% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) A savvy exercise in inspirational feel-good cinema lightly seasoned with grit.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016