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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
91% 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
61% 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
91% 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
83% 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
86% 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
81% 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
85% 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
83% 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
80% 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
50% 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
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
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
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
100% Disturbing The Peace (2016) Their stories are compelling - and persuasive.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
74% Trolls (2016) Exuberant, busy and sometimes funny, DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls" is determined to amuse.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
82% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
63% The Greasy Strangler (2016) Its willful determination to be outré proves its undoing.‐ New York Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
58% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
22% 37 (2016) In the face of real-life tragedy, "37" only perpetuates a myth.‐ New York Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
81% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
31% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016