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Geoff Andrew

Geoff Andrew
Geoff Andrew's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6 58% At War (En guerre) (2018) In the end more concerned with the workings of abstract forces than with the experiences of human individuals.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
82% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) The performances are superb throughout, none more so than Demirkol as the far from entirely sympathetic Sinan.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Another charming, funny and very affecting example of Kore-eda's special brand of tough-but-tender humanism.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
88% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Steering clear of sentimentality, gently reminding us that the tobacco workers have simply been despatched to a different form of slavery, leavening the brew with welcome dashes of humour, Rohrwacher also creates many moments of pure cinematic magic.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) If you're left a little in the fog as to what's happened and why, it's not a drawback: The execution is so assured, you simply go with the flow of striking, suggestive images.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
40% My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot (Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot) (2018) Notwithstanding the echoes of Cocteau and Malick, there is undoubtedly something different, fresh, even devil-may-care audacious about the first two thirds of the movie.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
100% The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard) (1930) This vintage animated film impresses, first of all, by the sheer virtuosity of its stop-motion puppet work.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
95% The Green Fog (2018) The film is a brilliant exercise in meta-narrative, which raises questions galore about reality and representation, time and space, genre and gender, individual and urban identity, cinematic suture and casting. Mainly, though, it's just very, very funny.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
100% El Dorado (1967) A witty, exciting and deeply moving masterpiece.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 84% The Square (2017) If the film has any flaw, it could be that it juggles too many good ideas. But why complain about that?‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
68% Me and You (2014) [Me and You] is a modest film, then, but enjoyably so.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
92% Take Shelter (2011) What makes Nichols' film so satisfying, at least until the melodrama of the final act, is the deftness of the characterisations and the constant sense that things are probably considerably more complex than they're perceived.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
94% 24 Frames (2018) Packed with small mysteries and strange ambiguities, these minimalist miniatures bear a closer relationship to Kiarostami's photos and haiku-like poems than to most of his features.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
95% 12 Days (12 Jours) (2018) As Depardon's proudly humane film makes all too clear, there, but for the grace of God, go we all.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3/5 33% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) A surprisingly intriguing and affecting movie.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2/5 26% Rodin (2018) A pedestrian and pedantic trawl through Rodin's middle period.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Zvagyintsev's bold confidence in the articulacy of a striking image and subtly suggestive sound is evident from the very opening moments.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
100% Lola (1961) Very beautifully shot, in widescreen and luminous black-and-white, it is also formally astonishing, with all the minor characters serving as variations on the central couple.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
100% Ana, mon amour (2016) Though Netzer's compassion for both Ana and Toma is never in doubt, the fragmentation of the narrative ensures a measure of detachment which makes for balance, ambivalence and clarity.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
80% The Party (2018) Potter is making her first brave and for the most part very successful foray into a kind of dark satirical farce.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
4/5 92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) Compassionate, engrossing and utterly relevant.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
91% Elle (2016) With such a poised and meticulously detailed lead performance at its heart, rich in ambiguities and resonant overtones, the film is not only consistently compelling but pleasingly thought-provoking.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
No Score Yet Hissein Habré, une tragédie tchadienne (2016) A very fine piece of work.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) I, Daniel Blake is as timely today as was Kes in the late 60s or Raining Stones in the 90s.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) A lovely fable about the fragile, fruitful and occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) A drama that's credible, complex and very satisfying. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 86% Ma' Rosa (2016) There's nothing profoundly original here, but there's no denying the atmosphere of squalid authenticity.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
92% Sieranevada (2016) It's a highly persuasive portrait of family life, replete with intimacies, special alliances, tensions, resentments and reconciliations, but also a revealing study of how that may reflect developments in the wider world.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
50% Privilege (1967) There's no denying Watkins' ambition and intelligence in this satire of the rock world being used by the Establishment... but much of the acting is poor, while the tone is frequently far too hysterical for its own good. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
85% Applause (1929) This deeply affecting tale of Stella Dallas-style maternal self-sacrifice transcends its sentimental shortcomings through the fluency of direction that was to become Mamoulian's trademark.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Much of the credit here must go to the performances; even though we learn little about most members of the commune, their characters are deftly drawn.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) Arguably Terence Davies' most profoundly personal film since Of Time and the City.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 92% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) It's an intelligent and intriguing meditation on issues concerning what it means to be Chinese in today's and tomorrow's world.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
87% Mia Madre (2016) To say that the drama is understated is not, however, to say that the film is not dramatically satisfying. On the contrary, Moretti keeps things moving along nicely.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
3/5 49% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) Téchiné displays a cool, clear-eyed intelligence, though not the wit of the late Claude Chabrol.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) The funniest of the six stories is a brilliantly extended riot of absurdly brutal road rage.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2015
53% Poor Cow (1967) Not a patch upon Loach's best work, largely because he falls into all the usual traps of kitchen sink realism.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2015
4/5 80% Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013) Juliette Binoche gives a wonderful performance as Camille, conveying the intelligence, anxiety, anger and isolation of an artist abandoned by her family.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2014
95% An Autumn Afternoon (1964) While An Autumn Afternoon is in so many ways wholly typical of Ozu, it's also a very distinct variation, following beautifully from its predecessors.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 20, 2014
98% Timbuktu (2015) Abderrahmane Sissako may not be the most prolific of filmmakers, but he is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and ambitious writer-directors working in film today, and quite possibly one of the best.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 15, 2014
57% The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) Newman and Woodward's daughter Potts steals the movie, but what makes it so watchable is Newman's reluctance to sentimentalise.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2014
2/5 48% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2014) Succeeds neither as a decent adaptation of the book nor as a rewarding movie in its own right ... Dullness prevails.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 99% Gloria (2014) Sebastián Lelio's fine film boasts subtly nuanced, plausible performances, none more so than Paulina García as the strong-willed, fun-loving but sometimes lonely protagonist.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2013
63% Thunderbolt (1929) A museum piece, then, for Sternberg completists only.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
73% Breaking the Sound Barrier (The Sound Barrier) (1952) Unfortunately, Terence Rattigan's script, while solidly structured, never probes beyond the basic conceit that an obsession which works towards the glory of mankind in general may wreak havoc on private lives.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 1, 2013
4/5 75% Aurora (2011) Puiu's special approach to the realist aesthetic ensures that 'Aurora' rings unusually true. Superb stuff.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2012
4/5 93% Elena (2012) Sturdy performances, fine photography from Mikhail Krichman, good use of music by Philip Glass and a pleasingly terse script make for incisive, gripping drama.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2012
3/5 100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011) The film succeeds as an ethical enquiry and as populist, politically intelligent drama.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2012
1/5 28% The Taste of Money (2013) As the sexual, financial and criminal shenanigans get ever more complicated, absurd and melodramatic, the film becomes increasingly tiresome; it's not even possible to enjoy its excesses in a 'so bad it's good' way.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 31, 2012
97% Mud (2013) For the most part Nichols' follow-up to Take Shelter feels pleasingly fresh and for-real.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 26, 2012