Killer Movie Reviews

Killer Movie Reviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Andrea Chase
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 I Blame Society (2020) Andrea Chase Savage rebellion served up with a knowing wink and no apologies. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2021
4/5 News of the World (2020) Andrea Chase Hanks is the Hanks we expect and, rightly, love. He is the soul of self-effacing nobility, [and] he brings a touch of stoicism here, and a gentle sadness that is legitimately affecting without making the viewer feel manipulated EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2021
4/5 Over the Moon (2020) Andrea Chase Offers the novelty of Fei Fei warbling about the wonders of engineering and physics as she plans her home-made space ship, bunny shaped to honor the rabbit in the moon. It's even catchy. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
2/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Andrea Chase [The] familiarity of story and style has the feeling of leftovers as lifeless as the continual hangdog expression on Clooney's face rather than of dynamic reinvention. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
5/5 Minari (2020) Andrea Chase Presented without sentiment, this story about the persistence of hope throws obstacles in the path of its family, but rewards them with a miracle that is not what they wanted, but exactly what they needed. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Andrea Chase [It] has a distinctly mid-century sit-com vibe, and not just because that Partridge Family anthem, "I Think I Love You", is on repeat throughout the soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Andrea Chase It's only right that a revenge story with a savage punch line should also have a savage sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Andrea Chase It is gritty yet elegant, and takes film noir into its own genre, femme noir. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2020
5/5 Soul (2020) Andrea Chase It is both raucous and Zen as it tells the story of a jazz musician who is not ready for the Great Beyond, thereby becoming a perfect koan, and possibly the best movie of the decade. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Andrea Chase While there is much to admire here as an action flick, the fun of its predecessor is far less in evidence as Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, negotiates the big hair, spandex, and greed-is-good ethos of 1984 Washington D.C. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/5 Fatale (2020) Andrea Chase She is a virago on a mission that may not be savory, but sure is mesmerizing. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2020
4/5 Antebellum (2020) Andrea Chase Of the many neat twists, the most disturbing of all is the one that concerns the state of race relations in the modern day, and how slavery still informs it. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2/5 I Saw the Light (2015) Andrea Chase Hiddleston is brilliant as the tortured country-western music legend. The script, on the other hand, is an episodic mess that is torture for the audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
5/5 Sweet Bean (2015) Andrea Chase This is not cooking, this is an homage to creation itself EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
3/5 Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Andrea Chase Blunt's performance buoys the film enough to keep an audience interested, if only to find where Shanley is taking this unwieldy effort. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2020
4/5 Alabama Snake (2020) Andrea Chase [U]ses a light touch with tropes of horror and grand guignol that ground the story in its time and place while setting a mood of uncertainty that lends plausibility to mutually exclusive scenarios. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/5 Wander Darkly (2020) Andrea Chase [T]he antidote to the generic rom-com. Set in the subjective viewpoint of a woman who is convinced that she is dead, it explores a relationship gone wrong using the unencumbered honesty of retrospection. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/5 Belushi (2020) Andrea Chase By the end, you don't just weep for the work that he might have done, comedy and drama, if he had made through that dark night of the soul, but for the little boy, so loved by so many, who couldn't find the capacity to love himself. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2020
4/5 Truth Is the Only Client: The Official Investigation of the Murder of John F. Kennedy (2019) Andrea Chase Rich in details, blissfully lacking hyperbole, this is a welcome scholarly approach to an emotional subject. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
5/5 The Twentieth Century (2019) Andrea Chase This rapturously surreal romp through fascism, propaganda, and the perils of love delights in its arch embrace of retro-futuristic artifice and vintage melodrama. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2020
2/5 My Summer as a Goth (2019) Andrea Chase It challenges neither expectations, nor cinematic conventions as it serves up its candy-sweet message in a non-threatening way that takes no chances. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
4/5 I Am Lisa (2020) Andrea Chase One comes away from this deliciously atmospheric, intellectually nimble excursion into lycanthropy, wildly entertained and not a little challenged about human nature. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Andrea Chase We must be grateful that it combines the shock with humor that refuses to recognize boundaries. Or taste. It also has one of the best punch lines of an ending ever. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
4/5 J.R. "Bob" Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius (2019) Andrea Chase This (mostly) playful, always thoughtful documentary is an unusual cautionary tale about what happens when society abandons absurdity as release and distraction. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
2/5 The War With Grandpa (2020) Andrea Chase It's almost worth enduring for the sight of Walken in full Santa regalia trying to put the little girl oh his knee at ease. Whatever you are imagining, it's even better. Almost. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 The Glorias (2020) Andrea Chase From the first frame we are put on notice that this will be a film in which the emotional truth of her life is given equal weight with the factual truths that, while accurate, cannot hope to convey the same power. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2020
4/5 The Artist's Wife (2019) Andrea Chase By refusing to compromise about life's messiness, it makes an art of chaos in elegantly composed vignettes filmed with a chilly beauty, and gives us an ending that is maddening, yet absolutely true. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
5/5 Mulan (2020) Andrea Chase There are several volumes of sophisticated feminist theory at work, but, trust me, they are wholly in the service of a first-rate action-adventure film that puts characters ahead of spectacle. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Andrea Chase [A] nimble film full of wit, intelligence, and compassion EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 Tesla (2020) Andrea Chase This thoughtful, potent film may be understated in form, but is explosive in its consideration of the struggle of true genius in a world where originality is suspect, and imagination must be channeled into the mundane to be appreciated. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
4/5 Sputnik (2020) Andrea Chase An instant gut-wrenching and cerebral classic that is dark, twisted, and quietly mesmerizing as it builds to its devastating climax. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2020
5/5 Boys State (2020) Andrea Chase It finds in this purely ceremonial exercise a stark portrait of a deeply divided country at a crossroads, and in its protagonists' struggles, a charged journey full of suspense, disappointment, and joy. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
3/5 Made in Italy (2020) Andrea Chase [It] doesn't take many risks in its plot, nor does it need to do so, though the rogue weasel is a piquant touch. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2020
4/5 Radioactive (2019) Andrea Chase Pike, like Marie, refuses to indulge in the expected. She is fiercely driven, uncompromising and passionate. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
4/5 The Sunlit Night (2019) Andrea Chase Rich in gorgeous cinematography that makes a grey landscape as dazzling as primary colors, and with quietly complex performances that reveal unspoken volumes EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
5/5 The Truth (2019) Andrea Chase A psychological conundrum and a comedy of manners that is anything but precious. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 7500 (2019) Andrea Chase By removing any hint of sensationalism from the events, [it] focuses on the moment-to-moment uncertainty of people ripped from the security of their familiar routines, and then forced to face both impossible choices as well as their own mortality. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
4/5 Cryptopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains & The Future of The Internet (2020) Andrea Chase A lively, cinematic page-turner of a documentary [that] takes us on a rollicking journey through the history of Bitcoin: its detractors, its disciples, and its philosophers. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
4/5 Deerskin (2019) Andrea Chase droll, intellectually sparkling consideration of absurdity and madness EDIT
Posted May 3, 2020
4/5 Last Call (2019) Andrea Chase ruthlessly intense in the suspense it engenders in the audience as these two characters discover the intimacy of instant communication by phone has its inevitable limitations EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2020
4/5 The Hunt (2020) Andrea Chase a black comedy that dissects not just the inherent evils of the class system but also of the, admittedly exaggerated (or is it?) outcome of unchecked wealth in conflict with the powerless, but discontented, poor. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2020
1/5 Bloodshot (2020) Andrea Chase a derivative lump of lethargy that taints the thrill of the plot twist, and renders an action sequence in plummeting elevators dully predictable EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2020
1/5 The Grudge (2020) Andrea Chase Verges on the edge of becoming a parody of itself, and not a good one EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
5/5 Joker (2019) Andrea Chase an original thought-piece that builds on the dissonance of the past as a way to conjecture about the future. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2020
5/5 1917 (2019) Andrea Chase It is a stunning and savage existential exercise, and a thing of overwhelming poetic beauty. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
2/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Andrea Chase Rather than a thoughtful piece about the necessity of our society first to praise and then to tear down its celebrities, or the perils of profiling, Mr. Eastwood has dumbed-down the issues by finding the lowest common denominator EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
5/5 Knives Out (2019) Andrea Chase [C]inematic legerdemain as its cast expertly calibrate their performances so that arch never strays into the certain disaster of becoming artificial. The result is a giddily entertaining, emotionally engaging film that sets a new standard for its genre. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
2/5 Last Christmas (2019) Andrea Chase [A] lugubrious exercise in muddled storytelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Andrea Chase Flanagan has devised a seamless reconciliation that is true to both the previous film and novel on which it was loosely based. In fact, he's turned several of the problems into virtues, while making a film that has true horror. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Andrea Chase [S]n elegantly realized intellectual thriller which considers not only the eternal struggle between art and commerce, but also the effect of personalities on inventing the future. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019