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Andy Crump

Andy Crump
Andy Crump's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, Paste Magazine, The Playlist, Movie Mezzanine, Thrillist, Polygon, The Week

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 97% The Painter and the Thief (2020) Think better of art's power, Ree's filmmaking tells us, but especially think better of each other, too.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
7.9/10 91% The Trip to Greece (2020) If you, like critics, consider Coogan selfish or asinine, the film will validate that view, but for a purpose, and through the sharpest of organic comedy.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
8.9/10 100% Driveways (2019) Driveways is a precious gem of a film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
8/10 84% Deerskin (2020) The elusion is part of Deerskin's pleasure, and Dupieux's filmmaking persuades viewers to embrace the inexplicable. Fashion is worth suffering for. Here, it's worth killing for. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
6.1/10 8% Behind You (2020) There's a pretty solid spook-a-blast flick tucked away in Behind You, but as it is, the movie has more potential than actual pleasures.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
7.9/10 73% The Wretched (2020) Its best scares tend to involve a glance into the darkness, where nothing should be but in which evil lurks, or through binoculars, which throws the malevolent presence lingering at The Wretched's edges into sharp relief.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
8.9/10 88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Sorry We Missed You will make you look at the person bringing it to you and see them for who they are.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
4.5/10 48% Greed (2020) Greed lacks a foundation sturdy enough to hold his competing plots together. They exist uneasily in the same house until the whole damn thing collapses on everyone jockeying for screen time inside.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
9.3/10 98% Vitalina Varela (2020) Vitalina Varela is essential filmmaking from an essential filmmaker, and maybe the way Costa and Varela explore grief's every nook and cranny will yield unexpected relief from our own.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
7.5/10 91% Banana Split (2020) More teen comedies should push themselves as far as this one does to explore all of the complicated nooks and crannies of adolescence.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
7.9/10 67% We Summon the Darkness (2020) We Summon the Darkness's impressive confidence makes the movie worth recommending on its own.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2.5/5 20% The Grudge (2020) Each thread could have functioned as a standalone film about the terrible consequences of presuming safety in a world menaced by invisible dangers. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
5.9/10 41% The Roads Not Taken (2020) The Roads Not Taken works when Bardem and Fanning are on screen together, where Potter's experiences caring for her sibling rise to the writing's surface and give the narrative a punch of honesty. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
7.9/10 86% Come to Daddy (2020) Don't mistake Come to Daddy as anything less than unbridled, of course, but for such a staunchly bonkers movie, composure rules Timpson's aesthetic. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
7.9/10 80% VHYes (2020) Cursed words like "Facebook" and "Instagram" are never uttered in VHYes, for obvious reasons, but the movie reads like Robbins' thesis that for as long as people have been able to self-document, they've done so with relish...‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
C- 88% Onward (2020) "Safe" is the "Onward" aesthetic. Dress up familiar character types in fantasy clothes, build a town and style it with fantasy flourishes and cheesy references to pre-existing IP, and call it a movie.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
96% First Cow (2020) First Cow feels like a valuable lesson in male intimacy, a movie about the ease with which men can maintain close attachments to one another sans shame. ‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
59% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) Just as Ahmed never questions the word of his mentor, Imam Youssouf (Othmane Moumen), so too do the Dardennes neglect to question exactly how Ahmed fell into the man's grasp. He's simply there.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
7.9/10 96% Saint Frances (2020) Saint Frances gets specific, stays lighthearted, but hits like a ton of emotional bricks.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
8.9/10 94% Premature (2020) The visual beauty of Green and Valladao's craft, best demonstrated by a knack for finding soft splashes of color to warm up gelid moments or facilitate passion, positions Premature as a mournful ode to contemporary Black identity.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
6.9/10 80% VFW (2020) For VFW, that proclivity grows overwhelming on both the script level and on screen, which leaves it up to Begos' cast to give his viewers something to grip.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Witnessing the act of artistic creation lets the film's audience appreciate the connection between love, desire, and especially memory.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
8/10 66% Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) Grant, too, that the production's enveloping luxury is nearly as seductive as Gardner, so steeped it is in warm tones and a rich palette. But like the hopeless fool's drawn to Pandora's ruinous beauty, so are we drawn to Gardner in all her magnetic glory.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
6.3/10 74% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge flirts with too many conceits before deciding on the least interesting of the bunch, which makes any build-up feel like wasted effort. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
100% Dinner in America (2020) Come for Gallner's palpitating lead performance; stay for Rehmeier's thoughts on what your dinner choices say about you.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7.3/10 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space feels shaggy at the edges but so rich within them that the flaws of the DIY aesthetic matter less than the merits of Stanley's perspective. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
6/10 48% The Sonata (2020) While the director clearly has a few tricks up his sleeve for hitting his viewers with the heebie jeebies, what he doesn't have, at least for The Sonata, is a sense of how to weave those tricks into a unified, cohesive narrative.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
8/10 91% Clemency (2019) Movies often invite empathy from their viewers. Clemency expressly asks for it, a rarity among 2019's releases.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
4.0/10 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) At best, The Rise of Skywalker solidifies [Daisy] Ridley and [Adam] Driver as movie stars. At worst, it ends this narrative not with a bang but with a recycled image from a better movie.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) 2019 hasn't been an especially strong year for horror, but with Daniel Isn't Real, at least it's ended on a high note.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
6.1/10 95% Marriage Story (2019) Marriages can, do, and in certain cases ought to end, and bravo to [Noah] Baumbach for his candor in examining his own. But just as some matrimonial ties should be severed, so too should Marriage Story have pared down its fussy indulgences.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
6.7/10 68% Little Joe (2019) Little Joe is a quirkily rattling movie, an off-kilter tonic during the year-end onslaught of movies proclaimed "important" by their studios, and what the film lacks in structure it makes up for in its eerie, cold singularity.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
9.1/10 96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman is a gangster film, true, but it's a gangster film in the sense that it's about gangsters, and a film about life's regrets by dint of being about [Frank] Sheeran, fated to die alone with no loved ones by his side.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
6.2/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari rockets across the finish line using a flawed blueprint -- there's fun to be had, but it's all in service to the people who least deserve recognition.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
5.2/10 51% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels talks a good talk, but struggles to back up the talk with the drama necessary to make it worthwhile.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
8.0/10 80% Greener Grass (2019) Greener Grass is a "yes, and ..." movie, 90 minutes of thoroughly bizarre premises no one questions or balks at but instead, dive into with absurdist gusto.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
66% Mister America (2019) The film means to deride that power through representation and succeeds -- but too well, both for its own good and the good of the audience.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
7.0/10 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) The Origins of Alien, dissects the journey from concept to conception in microscopic detail, and with abiding fondness for [Diane] O'Bannon's work.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
8.2/10 75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) Put indelicately via double entendre: The Death of Dick Long will make you laugh yourself hoarse.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
8.0/10 90% Bliss (2019) Comprising hardcore and doom metal, à la Isis, Electric Wizard, and Doomriders, Bliss is more metal than most of the metal records released in the last five years.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) It's the parody the country deserves in the All Lives Matter era.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
78% Loro (2019) [Toni Servillo's] performance is at once a recreation of the [Silvio] Berlusconi people know domestically as well as internationally and a farcical rebuke of everything he stands for. It's satire of highest contempt.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
8.8/10 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019) The amateur terror of Higurashi's guerilla filmmaking gives way to winning charms as the audience gets to see who he really is, what this project means to him and just how hard it is to make a movie in a single take.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
92% Monos (2019) A ferocious action drama.‐ Polygon
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
7.2/10 81% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) Clocking in at 75 minutes, A Faithful Man nips along, efficiently assigning comic duties to [Lily-Rose] Depp and [Joseph] Engel and dramatic responsibility to Garrel and Casta.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
7.7 86% Ms. Purple (2019) [Justin Chon] work is haunting and flirts with delirium, but at all times feels urgently alive.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
8.0/10 100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) [Salvador] Simó achieves a lot with a little. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
8.9/10 86% The Nightingale (2019) This is neither a pleasant movie nor a pleasing movie, but it is made with high aesthetic value to offset its unrelenting pitilessness. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
96% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019) Radu Jude has turned Antonescu's words against him, using the authoritarian's callous proclamation as the title of his latest movie. The effect is so damning that if Antonescu lived today, he may find that he cares after all.‐ The Week
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home remains a hoot from start to finish, in part thanks to the joys of variety and in part because it pulls a fast one by reintroducing Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019