Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Kyle Anderson is a Colorado-born film critic who has written about movies for 15 years. He's a purveyor of genre flicks of all kinds, the weirder and more Italian the better. His wife, whom he loves, is exceedingly patient.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 100% Frank & Zed (2020) For horror fanatics, it's a breath of delightfully rancid air. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Laughter (Le rire) (2020) Laughter goes a bit Lynchian at times, but the reason the movie works is not the odder aspects but the fully real human drama at the center. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 83% How to Deter a Robber (2020) This will be a movie to put on during your holiday festivities. Think of it like an R-rated Home Alone or low-stakes Die Hard. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
100% The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920) Wegener's titular man-made man wouldn't just influence horror, but seems to be the basis for at least of few of your favorite Marvel comics heroes. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
75% Alice in Wonderland (1933) From its eerie Dmitri Tiomkin score to its truly horrific character designs, the 1933 Alice in Wonderland is a fascinating, unintentionally disturbing take on a classic. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Fulci for Fake (2019) We're left wondering, who was the real Lucio Fulci? This might be the closest we get. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
90% Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Tokyo Godfathers is a beautiful, hilarious movie and one that cemented Satoshi Kon as a visionary and narrative master. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
39% Batman Forever (1995) Nobody here is arguing that Batman Forever is the best version of the character, but it's always delivered with a knowing nod and a careful hand. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
89% The War of the Worlds (1953) This isn't a "humanity fights aliens" movie; it's an "aliens as natural disaster" movie. The aliens are less an invading threat than an unstoppable force majeure. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 96% The Block Island Sound (2020) It all works because it's a paranormal mystery delivered through believable human drama executed with absolute emotional realism. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
3.5/5 92% Bleed with Me (2020) It keeps us guessing all the way until the muted gut-punch of a final shot. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 96% Class Action Park (2020) You must watch the documentary; these things must be seen to be believed. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
2/5 35% Crazy Samurai Musashi (2020) The effect of the 77-minute, unbroken action sequence is more often numbing rather than exhilarating. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
86% The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974) While it's not nearly as bombastic or carnage-filled as some zombie flicks, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue manages to be both scary and relevant. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) It's not particularly smart, nor do any of the situations happen naturally, nor does it do much with the franchise... - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) While the overall experience is a shrug, it's a joyless one with a superstar lead who can't even be bothered to appear in the entire movie. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
2.5/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Kids might enjoy this, and they're the target audience, but parents are going to have to go to their own mental Mushroom Zone to not lose their minds. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
57% Come Away (2020) Marissa Kate Goodhill's script very cleverly uses grave issues in the real world to hammer home iconography of some of the world's most beloved children's tales. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
97% La Llorona (2020) By time the movie takes its natural turn into the truly ghostly, it feels earned and much more impactful than your average spook story. There's nothing average about this. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
82% The Courier (2020) The people and interpersonal relationships make Ironbark more than bog standard fare and it speaks to how enemies can become friends if they listen to each other. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) It's one of the most affecting and heartrending movies I've seen in quite a while, and all of that with minimal dialogue, resting on next-level performances from two young actors. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
92% Promising Young Woman (2020) [Emerald] Fennell tackles the heavy subject with heavy amounts of humor. There's a lot of darkly comedic moments, yes, but also some sweet and legitimately heartfelt ones. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
86% The Night House (2020) The Night House is a truly unpredictable experience and there's just as much tension and horror in the very earthly discoveries as the supernatural ones. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
81% Scare Me (2020) Scare Me is a delightful and spooky surprise of a movie. If you go in expecting a screamer, you'll probably be disappointed. But if you go with its charms and knowing referential humor, you're going to have a great time. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
92% Whirlybird (2020) The footage we get in Whirlybird is astonishing. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
78% Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story (2020) Happy Happy Joy Joy is a deft and lively look at a cult cartoon and the manic near-genius at the center of it. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
4/5 37% Downhill (2020) It questions what holds families together and what adulthood means in a time of indefinite self-fulfillment. It's unflinching and uncomfortable. And yes, really funny too. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Don't take offense. It's just for laughs. It's just Dolemite. Dolemite is here for you. Dolemite is his name. All hail the Dolemite. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) It ends up feeling like a deeply personal story from a filmmaker who's taking his love for literary and cinematic titans and channeling that into his own unique and chilling stamp on the genre. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
47% Ravenous (1999) It's such an odd and compelling mixture of horror and subtle comedy, with some really weird music cues throughout to put the audience in a state of unease, perfect for someone losing their mind from eating people. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
86% Color Out of Space (2020) What an experience it was...the movie has a rich visual palate absolutely necessary for the story at hand. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) Stunning, upsetting, funny, and weird, The Lighthouse is a masterpiece of both minimalism and grandiose vision. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 64% It Chapter Two (2019) I think fans of Stephen King are going to really enjoy IT Chapter Two, as are fans of the first movie. It's just not quite as pure an experience as part one. But is adulthood ever as pure as childhood? - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino tackles his subject in a much more laconic and elegiac way than we've ever seen him do before. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
47% Lake Placid (1999) In short, this is a great example of a late-90s, foul-mouthed monster movie with all kinds of laughs, one or two scares, and a firm grasp on the kind of movie it is. Check it out for sure. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday, for all its effort, just never really strikes the right chord, music pun intended. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) This Child's Play keeps the humor dark but ditches most of the camp in favor of a stripped-down, straightforward gorefest. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
80% Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) While not the best in Hammer's repertoire, Dracula: Prince of Darkness is perhaps the perfect Hammer Horror film, which signaled Lee's return to his most iconic role, had some terrific performances, and lived and died by some excellent direction. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) A supremely entertaining movie, so long as you don't expect a lot of scares or typical zombie movie action. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
96% My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) Feels incredibly fresh and immediate today, and terrifying to boot. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 43% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) This is the Godzilla movie I think most of us were hoping to get. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) If you have anything close to the bond with these characters as the filmmakers hope you do, you'll be satisfied. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll shout "yeah!" and clap. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) I was shocked and kind of delighted that a movie like this could be so scary... in a throwback to the '80s and '90s kids movies. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/5 38% Out of Blue (2019) The mystery at hand is generally quite compelling and the payoff works for the most part. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/5 83% The Hole in the Ground (2019) Kerslake is a magnetic lead actor, incredibly real and relatable, which makes her struggle with forces beyond her that much more compelling. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Rodriguez proves he's still a near-unmatched visual storyteller. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 84% Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) (2018) A movie with a message like this is one of the clearest and most decisive slices through the din of rhetoric. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
19% Polar (2019) It's gross, it's mean-spirited, it thinks it's being funny most of the time but ends up just being obnoxious, and worst of all it squanders a very good Mads Mikkelsen performance. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
37% Glass (2019) If Glass was always the endpoint in the director's wished-for trilogy, then it's very clear from the final product that Shyamalan didn't update or revise that concept. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
75% The Little Drummer Boy (1968) It paints people in a really terrible light and is actually more of a reflection of the social climate of 1968. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018