Beandrea July

Beandrea July
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Beandrea July (@beandreadotcom) is a freelance film critic and entertainment writer based in Los Angeles, who has written for the Hollywood Reporter, Out Magazine, and Women and Hollywood, among other publications.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Although the script is uneven, there is hardly a moment where we don't believe in these two. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
35% Poms (2019) It lands as voyeuristic condescension and flattens the presumably full lives of women elders into hollow inspiration fodder. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) Though clearly made for a wide audience, Greenfield-Sanders doesn't back away from Morrison's candid critiques of racism and misogyny. - Out Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
82% Someone Great (2019) It's very funny and offers up plenty of heartwarming fodder for the sentimental among us. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
46% Little (2019) What really works about Little easily surpasses what doesn't. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
No Score Yet Why Can't I Be Me? Around You (2019) Though the film can feel like a ball bouncing in too many directions to keep track of, that's also precisely what's interesting about it: It feels like a direct entrance into Blank's brain... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
75% Olympic Dreams (2019) A raw depiction of emotional intimacy between two people who are both slightly neurotic in different ways, but nevertheless want big things out of life. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
No Score Yet Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story (2019) The film is enormously funny (like her or not, anyone who says Griffin isn't talented is just disingenuous at this point), and the Los Angeles audience in front of whom she taped it eats every bit up. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
77% Adopt a Highway (2019) In an ensemble cast of small roles where his character is the only one with a film-length arc, Hawke's performance quite literally carries the movie. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
No Score Yet Bellingcat - Truth in a Post-Truth World (2018) A refreshing portrait of citizen journalism in the digital age. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
63% Darlin' (2019) A film that ultimately feels static and unresolved. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Vision Portraits (2019) If only for the in-depth discussions of the creative process, the film is worth a watch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Yes God Yes (2019) Nevertheless the film is a fun and entertaining ride that unfolds at just the right speed. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
100% Romantic Comedy (2019) The film expertly chips away at the dismissal of rom-coms as frivolous guilty pleasures for a mostly female audience. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
79% Juanita (2019) If the main takeaway from Juanita is that it exposes us to a variety of characters we're not used to seeing interact with each other in places that are also just as rare, it's a breezy watch that could pair nicely with a tall glass of wine one evening. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
100% Selah and the Spades (2019) Quietly confident in its unconventional yet clear point of view, Selah and the Spades signals a bright future for a promising young filmmaker. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
92% Before You Know It (2019) A lighthearted and engrossing family drama. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
85% Hala (2019) Unfortunately, the touches that endear us to Hala during the first half of the film are almost nonexistent in its second half, adding up to a choppy, incoherent finish. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
83% Share (2019) Aided by down-to-earth portrayals and a compelling cinematographic through-line that echoes the both ordinary and complex nature of this kind of violence, the film blurs genre lines between coming-of-age drama and thriller. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019