The Gate

The Gate is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Andrew Parker
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 () Andrew Parker An intellectually fascinating bit of work that seems to support the idea that living creatures were created only because the gods got bored. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
1/10 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Andrew Parker Mitchell can't figure out what he's trying to say with all of this cinematic noise. His everyman antihero is a blank slate, and the world around him is too chaotic to comprehend. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
6/10 The Public (2018) Andrew Parker It's consistently entertaining and amusing even when the actual plot strains credibility. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
9/10 () Andrew Parker Deceptively simple in its construction, but unforgettable in terms of its impact... EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
8/10 () Andrew Parker The best primer on the subject since Shilts' book. It might also be a lot more balanced, benefiting greatly through the healing power of time and hindsight. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
8/10 () Andrew Parker Sparrow never takes her eyes off Máxima's tremendous story. It's the right choice. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
8/10 () Andrew Parker Prey might be the first film to illustrate exactly how one goes about prosecuting such a wealthy and powerful entity and the bravery needed to bring such well protected abusers to justice. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
6/10 () Andrew Parker It's an intricate, well drawn bit of longform journalism. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
8.5/10 () Andrew Parker A frightening, effective call to action, anger, and concern... EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
7/10 The Infiltrators (2019) Andrew Parker The Infiltrators is equally fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes purposefully baffling. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
7/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Andrew Parker It's a worthy bookend to an ambitious cycle of interlocking blockbusters, credible fan service, and far and away the best film to have Avengers in the title. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
9.5/10 () Andrew Parker A wholly original and impactful look at growing up Indigenous in Australia today... EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
5/10 () Andrew Parker It's assuredly miserable and bleak, but there needs to be something else for River Silence to be a more effective call to action. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
7/10 () Andrew Parker Curious, informed, and well balanced documentary. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
5.5/10 The Miracle of the Little Prince (2018) Andrew Parker There's definite value to The Miracle of The Little Prince, but it will mostly be to scholars, linguists, and anthropologists. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
6.5/10 () Andrew Parker Artist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei's The Rest isn't any different from his last film, but that also might be what makes it so vital. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
8/10 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Andrew Parker White and his subject leave no stones unturned, and the result is a remarkably inspirational film that will make viewers believe that the seemingly impossible is achievable. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
8/10 Buddy (2019) Andrew Parker Honigmann balances sentimentality with practicality by asking her subjects relevant, empathetic questions that allow for the cathartic moments to come about organically... EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
5.5/10 The Brink (2019) Andrew Parker The Brink makes for compelling and sometimes uniquely entertaining viewing. Politically and morally, however, I'm not exactly sure what Klayman was hoping to achieve here. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
5/10 Dumbo (2019) Andrew Parker It's a piece of studio product that has been designed with love and care, but is ultimately built for the faintest of praise. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
6.5/10 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018) Andrew Parker My expectations might not have been exceeded in any way, but they were solidly met. I'd happily revisit another one of these tangential adventures in the future. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
8/10 The Edge of Democracy (2019) Andrew Parker A lot to take in during a single sitting, but also one of the most vital and cautionary documentaries of the year. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
8.5/10 Midnight Family (2019) Andrew Parker Thrilling throughout, occasionally heartbreaking, and sometimes even darkly comedic... EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
6/10 () Andrew Parker Confidently assembled, gorgeously photographed, and certainly effective in its aims to entertain... EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
2/10 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Andrew Parker It's not the worst looking or shoddiest made horror movie to come down the pike in recent memory, but it's assuredly near the top of the list if one were ranking them based on overall boredom and tedium. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
9/10 Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) Andrew Parker A surreal, stunning, and rigorous take on classic film noir tropes and conventions that defies neat and tidy categorization. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
1.5/10 Breakthrough (2019) Andrew Parker Yet another limp, poorly assembled, and underdeveloped stab at faith based filmmaking from a major studio, Breakthrough will only appeal to true believers with exceptionally low standards. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
7.5/10 Penguins (2019) Andrew Parker Remarkable is the human filmmakers' abilities to remain as unobtrusive as possible to their animal hosts. It's some of the best footage of these animals ever captured. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
7/10 Amazing Grace (2018) Andrew Parker The film might demystify the album to some degree, but it also makes for a richer experience. Amazing Grace never supplants Franklin's album. It only enhances it. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/10 Mary Magdalene (2018) Andrew Parker Mary Magdalene offers little new insight or anything remotely sacreligious in favour of a downright sleepy and overly relaxed take on material... EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
10/10 Her Smell (2018) Andrew Parker Elisabeth Moss gives the performance of her career and possibly of the year in writer-director Alex Ross Perry's unflinching and note perfect look at addiction, celebrity, and recovery, Her Smell. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
6/10 Girls of the Sun (2018) Andrew Parker On paper, Girls of the Sun boasts about as badass and culturally relevant of a premise that one is likely to find, but in practice Husson's adaptation of the story is rather limp. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/10 Little (2019) Andrew Parker Director and co-writer Tina Gordon Chism (Peeples) instead offers up far too many characters that are bigger jerks than Jordan and bland, one note cliches in place of authentic heroes worth rooting for. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
7/10 Fausto (2018) Andrew Parker Fausto is a heartfelt and sometimes openly earnest plea for contemplation; a look at where the human mind can go once one takes their own ego out of their own analytical abilities... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
8/10 Carmine Street Guitars (2018) Andrew Parker Guitar and gear nerds will love the intricate jargon being thrown around, but even if you've never played an instrument in your life, there's a lot to love here. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
8/10 Sgaawaay K'uuna (2018) Andrew Parker A landmark achievement in the history of indigenous cinema, SGaawaay K'uuna - or Edge of the Knife in English - is a mesmerizing film crafted by true artists... EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
6/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Andrew Parker Skillful, spooky, and ultimately superfluous updating of Pet Sematary. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
6.5/10 Shazam! (2019) Andrew Parker Functioning both as a standard, predictable, but completely serviceable Hollywood blockbuster and something a bit more comedically irreverent, Shazam! is the type of film that's good enough and smart enough... EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
7.5/10 The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019) Andrew Parker Enthralling and eye opening. Few titans and villains of industry are as complicated and varied as Pearlman, and the interconnected nature of his deceptions haven't been as thoughtfully and personally outlined before now. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
8/10 Giant Little Ones (2018) Andrew Parker There will undoubtedly be many who will cite Giant Little Ones as a film that impacted their life in a positive way. It's one of the highest and rarest compliments that can be given to a film. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
7/10 Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) Andrew Parker While it's not the only cinematic or retrospective look at the artist friendly outfit started by Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff in 1939, it might be the most personal and personable. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
5/10 The Beach Bum (2019) Andrew Parker Unfortunately, Korine's latest is an uneasy meshing of his outsider sensibilities with a more commercial project, leading to a film made by a master provocateur that has no lasting impact whatsoever outside of a handful of decent laughs. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
7/10 Falls Around Her (2018) Andrew Parker Relatively minor missteps aside, Falls Around Her succeeds overall thanks to Naponse's emotionally credible script, her strong sense of direction, and Cardinal's layered performance. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
6/10 This Is North Preston (2019) Andrew Parker Hayman paints a thorough and complex picture that offers no easy answers, but notes that change on all sides is needed for North Preston to turn its image around. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
8/10 () Andrew Parker Anchored by Stone's best performance to date as the caustic, but perceptive and often sympathetic Natalie, Honey Bee is a character drama that succeeds at every level. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
6.5/10 The Dirt (2019) Andrew Parker There's something about the already somewhat corny and overall tongue-in-cheek nature of Mötley Crüe that makes The Dirt surprisingly more likable and easily digestible than many of its higher minded contemporaries. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
8/10 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Andrew Parker With his most assured film to date, The Hummingbird Project, Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen takes a potentially numbing, dull, and inscrutable premise and mines it for a great amount of drama and tension. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
9/10 Us (2019) Andrew Parker Like the best horror movies, Us chillingly lingers with dread long after the credits have rolled, and like the smartest and most entertaining films, it's something I wanted to watch again the second it ended. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
8/10 Nose to Tail (2019) Andrew Parker Nose to Tail isn't the first drama to be made about a struggling and entitled chef, but it's certainly one of the most immediate, visceral, and purposefully uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
8.5/10 Wildlife (2018) Andrew Parker It's a remarkable and poignant debut that's worth seeking out. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019