Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder
Audra Schroeder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Austin Chronicle The Daily Dot

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 88% Natalie Palamides: Nate - A One Man Show (2020) There's no resolution at the end of the hour. Nate takes off on his motorcycle, in a cloud of smoke. Now you're left sitting with the feelings. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 97% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed gives a standout performance in this moving film. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
2/5 63% Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020) I get that Cooper and friends are trying to mirror the feeling of doom-scrolling, but the result is more like an SNL cold open gone rogue. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
2.5/5 62% Bad Hair (2020) Justin Simien's latest throws a little too much at the screen. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
2.5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Does Borat's schtick still work when politicians show us who they are every day? - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Two hours under the influence of Charlie Kaufman. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
3.5/5 94% Boys State (2020) A fascinating and bleak exploration of teenage boys playing politics. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
93% Pandora's Box (1929) The way the camera lingers on Brooks is voyeuristic; she, in turn, is oblivious to the fact we're there - the scene where she swings on the arm of muscle-head producer Rodrigo Quast is a classic example. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
3.5/5 92% Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020) Gadsby makes it an accessible show, even if it's intertwined with its predecessor. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3.5/5 100% Michelle Wolf: Joke Show (2019) Wolf has mastered the joke structure, so that even when stating, "White women, it's time to admit we're part of the problem," she has a counterpunch(line) and doesn't lose the audience. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Maria Bamford: Weakness is the Brand (2020) While Bamford tempered expectations early on in the special, it's not because she doubts herself or her material. She's arrived at a place where she knows herself-and her brand-better. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
3/5 75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) That the franchise has retained a devoted audience speaks to Condor's complete command of the role, and while the sequel still has chemistry, it feels a bit confined by its love triangle. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty (2020) Sweet & Salty keeps a celebratory tone throughout, but the last 20 minutes are a little more self-reflective, as Feimster assesses where she is now-and how she could be the representation she lacked. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3.5/5 100% Leslie Jones: Time Machine (2020) Jones pauses a couple of times to genuinely be in the moment, and though much of the hour leans on surveying the past and making observations (not all of them groundbreaking), there's a bigger takeaway: Take up space now. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 71% Ilana Glazer: The Planet is Burning (2020) Glazer is a gifted performer-energetic, physical, and quick with an impression. She has a voice that people are drawn to. But there's a sense that she's still finding her footing in this medium. And that's OK. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3.5/5 96% John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch excels at amplifying those weird moments of pre-adolescence, when you're trying to assert yourself more but aren't always taken seriously because you're "just a kid." - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
2/5 28% Rattlesnake (2019) Unfortunately, Rattlesnake is more concerned with Katrina paying her debt than any deeper discussions of morality. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
1.5/5 59% Fractured (2019) Fractured is the latest Netflix original thriller that feels like it was assembled in a factory, its keywords blinking to life: distant father, dissatisfied wife, vague trauma, man obsessed, save family. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3.5/5 100% Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019) Slate-like so many women-has more than one self, and she shows us a few of them in Stage Fright. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.5/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) I'm all here for a recontextualization of Lovecraft's work, but by the end of the film... it felt like I'd only watched half the story. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) There's a nagging feeling that Jojo Rabbit is giving us the kid-gloves version of the story. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 58% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Unfortunately, this film is not Zodiac, and its protagonist's obsession with a killer becomes caricature by the film's third act. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3.5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) But as a movie about who we make movies for, it works on a couple of levels. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 77% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) This film is for a new generation, with new fears to exploit. But will it stay with them? - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (2019) It's an engaging spin on the traditional standup special, even if robot Whitney is still working on her delivery. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
2.5/5 42% Girls with Balls (2019) Clocking in at just 80 minutes, Girls with Balls is a fun, schlocky ride that you can passively view, but you won't necessarily get invested in the characters. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
No Score Yet Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills (2016) Confirmed Kills finds the comedian taking a more muscled approach to her observations about men and women, which provide the foundation for her standup. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
60% Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo (2017) This is obviously a special for Paisley fans, and the jokes are fairly low stakes. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 88% Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Maybe FMMF is part of a new approach to presenting sketch comedy to viewers in fun-size bites that take a while to digest, and leave you wondering what you just watched. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2.5/5 84% Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) It's hard to separate that sentiment from the fact that Right Now is still a carefully constructed performance. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Much of Midsommar's two-and-a-half-hour runtime is cushioned with trippy sequences, sun-bleached images, and drawn-out pagan rituals-a feel rather than a story. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 100% Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (2019) Sykes manages to balance the personal and the political in a way that doesn't feel heavy-handed, even if comedians commenting on Trump has now become de rigueur. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2.5/5 66% Wine Country (2019) It makes you wonder if Wine Country would have been funnier if its stars weren't playing characters, just being themselves. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 80% Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (2019) Even if you were to voice a critique, like that perhaps the special needs less material about baby-dropping, it sounds absurd when you say it out loud. Jeselnik wins. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid (2019) Not all the jokes in Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid engage, but Bargatze is a good storyteller. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 38% The Dirt (2019) The biopic works a little too hard to suggest that they were really just good boys from broken homes who got sucked into the void of music industry excess. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 79% Amy Schumer Growing (2019) Her eye toward the future gives Growing some clarity and shape, even if she stumbles a few times trying to figure out this new chapter of adulthood. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 100% Everybody's Everything (2019) But this isn't a document of judgement or blame. It's a family's meditation on grief and loss; it starts with chaos and ends with calm. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 78% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The Inventor does a lot of telling but not a lot of showing. We still don't know Holmes any better at the end. Is she just an invention too? - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/5 99% Knock Down the House (2019) Lears started filming Ocasio-Cortez while she was still tending bar, and it really is exceptional how much footage of the political and personal journey she captured. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 93% Us (2019) As with Get Out, Us plays with the idea of privilege and domesticity, and trades out the trauma of the Sunken Place for a shadow world, "as above so below" writ large. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2/5 57% Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (2019) I found myself reacting to some of the material like Romano was my own father telling me a bad joke: that closed-mouth smile and silent nod. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 80% Fyre Fraud (2019) Proper event planning can actually pull off a win. Now how many people did Hulu convince to watch? - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2.5/5 92% Fyre (2019) "Capture everything," the directive for documenting the lead-up to the festival, yields a bounty of expository content. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
93% CAM (2018) It treks even deeper into the maw for an imaginative and terrifying look at the prism of online identity. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) It's frenzied, jumbled, morose-much like The Other Side of the Wind. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 100% Shirkers (2018) Sandi Tan's Shirkers... is a study in memory and performance, as well as the complexities of women's friendship and creativity. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/5 70% Hold the Dark (2018) Often it's the mark of a good film when you're left with questions about what just happened, but Hold the Dark mostly just leaves that feeling of cold. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
78% Apostle (2018) When the film finally delves into horror, the pace picks up, but it felt like Apostle was missing the momentum that made Evans' previous films so engaging, and a sense of whose story it's telling. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
90% Mandy (2018) Mandy has a little more beauty and hope under all that blood and gore. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018