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Nigel Andrews

Nigel Andrews
Nigel Andrews's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK), Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 91% The Price of Everything (2018) The film is cheery, disorientating, witty, bleak, dizzying.‐ Financial Times
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2/5 62% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is too long, too empty with false fullness - those big themes that swell the stomach while providing no nutrition - and too keen to be visually and viscerally delinquent at every opportunity.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 85% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2018) If the film's first half is an art-house talk piece, the second half is a drame à thèse crisping into a thriller.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 39% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) After an hour I wanted to take a six-week sabbatical: to study more deeply the ensorcelling relationship between movie audiences and inflated movie drivel.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
5/5 97% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Visceral, invasive, dauntless, unnerving, the film's delving hands and eyes take us into war front trenches palpitating with humanity and mortality.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 93% Wildlife (2018) It is wide enough to take in good performances, a tersely superlative screenplay and a small-town look that you could take to the bank.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 58% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw Kingis a fair stab - all puns intended - at the Robert the Bruce story.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) Exuberant, loudly coloured, schmaltz-soaked at times (you'll want to the strangle the goody-goody little girl who becomes the Grinch's adversary) and redeemed - at better times - by the malevolence of The Grinch himself.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) You don't know where it's going until it ends. Then you realise that, to become the masterwork it is, it couldn't have gone anywhere else.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 63% Peterloo (2019) We're reminded that Leigh used to do comedy. We also remember, more painfully, that he used to do comedy and tragedy together.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 100% Mirai (2018) What is it with this country? They don't need the fatuous dimension-whizzing and CGI hyperbolism that is a growing part of western animation. They just need, here, kids and parents and growing pains we all recognise.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 100% Nae Pasaran (2018) It's a good story well told, with an ending more moving than you'll expect even if you're a practised hanky-reacher in humane tales from the factory floor.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) The film goes nowhere, slowly, entangled in its own not-quite-funny, not-quite-touching, not-quite-anything romcom complications.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 76% Dogman (2018) Dogman spends 103 minutes reminding us of other films or stories. That's its weakness and its strength.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 98% Science Fair (2018) I loved it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) Will you be frightened? If you're in the mood. If not, take a friend susceptible to slasher cinema who can do some Stakhanovite screaming.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) It's often baffling; often funny; sometimes touching. It's very mad. It's like nothing you've quite seen before.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Every part of the film has strong moments.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 88% First Man (2018) First Man is not a bad film. But didn't The Right Stuff do a similar demythologisation job long ago?‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An ever sprawlier, messier, talkier affair.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 100% Sink (2018) Writer-director Mark Gillis's film is an endearing, mellifluous woof, with a bit of whimper, from Bulldog Britain, working-class division.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/5 79% 22 July (2018) 22 July is so good it hurts.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
44% Take the Lead (2006) Take the Lead, a dramatised retread of the hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, is so awful it defies describing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
72% Glastonbury (2007) When a voice-off narration burbles something about a "convergence of the powerlines of the mind", you know you are in the presence of a film that has purchased at the refreshment kiosk of life more than it can consume.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
87% Junebug (2005) It could have been an exercise in "let's mock the provincials..." But the writer and the director (Angus McLachlan, Phil Morrison) are both from North Carolina, so each side in this meeting of opposites is both humanised and demonised. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
89% Paradise Now (2005) With inspired judgment and skill, the film embeds its debating points in the trajectory of the story, or humanises them with everyday emotions.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Diameter Of The Bomb (2005) Steven Silver and Andrew Quigley's feature documentary about a suicide bombing on a Jerusalem bus in 2002 anatomises - in every sense - a terrorist act and its grisly aftermath.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
2/5 18% Firewall (2006) Giving it your brain's attention is like putting your card in a gleaming ATM slot and then being told: "Sorry, because of a fault . . . "‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
1/5 6% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Morrissey gives a good impersonation of a lobotomised Liam Neeson: possibly the only way to play a character dead from the script upwards.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Shooting Dogs (Beyond the Gates) (2007) Only when the characters speak - amid the unspeakable - does Michael Caton-Jones's film become ordinary.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
1/5 49% The White Countess (2005) The White Countess goes on so long I felt the urge to consult my calendar.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada has the grandeur of a morality drama enriched with the impassioned bewilderment of true tragedy.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet A Thousand Girls Like Me (2018) The events are desperate, moving and filmed without rhetoric: unless you count the punctuating long shots of Kabul, a giant city pulsing in the sun like a dying lizard.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) In the next A Star Is Born we surely need a story reborn. This one is getting past its reincarnate-by date.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) The movie's framings are uncannily beautiful. They remind us that films, like buildings, are formed by squares and spaces that catch light and shadow. The dialogue is a wonder too.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 93% Blindspotting (2018) The film's spell grows and grows, perhaps because we're not sure exactly what the writers and first-time director Carlos López Estrada are preaching or promoting.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 97% Tehran Taboo (2018) The ace in the film's style pack is the animation. Without it, we might feel we're watching just another docudrama about life and death in fanatical Islam.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) A dapper, skilful tour of the Japanese artist's life and work.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Riz Ahmed's evil mad scientist starts well but, like Hardy, is swallowed up by mayhem and metamorphosis. By the hour mark, matters have become seriously boring.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
79% Anchor and Hope (2018) Fey and feel-good are never far off. But the churn of darker water, in middle and late scenes, makes the journey interesting.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/5 84% The Wife (2018) What secret grief is not being told here? Don't ask me to spill or spoil: it's pretty much all the film has.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
5/5 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) If a breeze blowing through New York City decided to make a film, it would be Skate Kitchen. Nearly every moment here, of camerawork or character play, is wistfully, blissfully fluid.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
76% Black '47 (2018) The story glums along earnestly for 100 minutes that seem, and possibly were, 100 days.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Nureyev (2018) Nureyev is, and yet isn't, the documentary you have been waiting for.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/5 88% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) Couldn't it have pushed more on the doors of debate? Questioned more the motives - lightly interrogated - of the singer's political activism?‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/5 90% Climax (2018) What's the film all about? Keep guessing. My hunch: it's a staging idea that never acquired a thematic idea to go with it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) With Gleeson, the female stars clinch this drama of dread and desperation.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
4/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A typical, even archetypal, Varda mixture of the combative and the contemplative.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/5 33% The Predator (2018) Earth hath not anything to show more daft than The Predator.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The whole film has an idiotic élan. It's a Jane Austen story done as razzmatazz romcom, plus a bit of all-singing, all-dancing Rebecca.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018