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Mallory Andrews

Mallory Andrews
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Knuckle City (2019) Leading man Mantsai is an especially riveting screen presence, solid as a one-two punch.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
100% Murmur (2019) The film is methodical but never plodding or unengaging, working as both a character study and a procedural documentary about the day-to-day of shelter caretaking.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
100% Black Conflux (2019) Black Conflux shines when it shows, less so when it tells...nevertheless, Dorsey is clearly a filmmaker to keep an eye on in future.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
87% The Third Wife (2019) It is commendable that Mayfair deftly enables May and her sister-wives to explore their own agencies and sexualities without ever using their suffering as window dressing to illustrate the film's gritty authenticity.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
88% One Last Deal (2018) His eventual redemption in the eyes of his family (and God?) is predictable. In other words...meh.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) While some of the in-jokes and nostalgic mood-setting come off as a little too pleased with their own cleverness, the real effectiveness of this iteration of Halloween is the engagement with the franchise's treatment of PTSD.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
33% Retrospekt (2018) As a study in trauma, Retrospekt is unfortunately shallow, leaning too hard into its narrative conceit to carry the film to its predictable conclusion.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
45% Kingsway (2018) Kingsway suffers from complete tonal whiplash. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
80% Blind Spot (2018) Billed as an indictment of social services and mental-health institutions, the film's depiction of grief is dully one-note.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
96% Ava (2018) Foroughi's shrewd filmmaking uses the frame to advantage: the tightening of Ava's constraints is matched by the tightening of the mise en scène around her.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) As an observer of the various dimensions and dynamics of families, [director Kore-eda Hirokazu] is a modern master.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
90% Women He's Undressed (2016) Women He's Undressed strives to be a cheeky jaunt through Orry-Kelly's illustrious career, but the man himself would undoubtedly be horrified to have been caught dead in this off-the-rack dreck.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Clouds of Sils Maria is a career best for Stewart, going toe-to-toe with the always formidable Binoche.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet We Monsters (Wir Monster) (2015) None of the characters react in ways that are recognizably human, nor even recognizably sociopathic in the case of Fautz's terrible histrionics as the eternally pouty Sarah.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Spear (2015) Spear plays out like a minimalist musical.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Ninth Floor (2015) Ninth Floor is worth a look-especially considering how the decades-old news footage looks painfully similar to contemporary images of racial unrest in Ferguson and beyond.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Keeper (2015) Despite its carefully applied art-house sheen-naturalistic long takes, shallow depth of field, and subdued palette-Keeper is nothing more than rote baby-mama drama.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
91% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) Overall, the film is a fairly typical retread of the lesbian-falls-for-straight-woman narrative.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet In the Blood (2015) If the contrast between bad man-child/good doctor is supposed to be complex and compelling, it's all over too quickly to leave any lasting impression. T'is but a flesh wound.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Forever Pure (2016) That it is a female eye peering into the dark side of male-dominated sports fandom is especially compelling, as it astutely appreciates how quickly macho posturing can into heinous bullying.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet A Decent Woman (2016) It is fun at first, but the gag eventually wears thin.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
59% City of Tiny Lights (2016) There's hardboiled and then there's just a waste of perfectly good eggs; City of Tiny Lights is regrettably the latter.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
50% Tulipani: Love, Honour and a Bicycle (2017) Tulipani, Love etc. mistakes whimsicality for significance.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet The Poet and The Boy (Si-e-nui sa-rang) (2017) Had Kim trimmed down the Boy's drama, The Poet and the Boy may have crystallized into a tight, pitch-perfect sonnet, rather than the more tonally unwieldy free-form final product.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
4/5 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) A thought-provoking relationship drama that lingers long after the credits roll.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
No Score Yet Cure: The Life Of Another (2014) Cure: The Life of Another suffers from poorly sketched out characters.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) As Valentine and Marie argue over their interpretations of the play, it sparks an ongoing discussion about youth, aging, memory, superstition and fame.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
86% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) [Sennia Nanua's] performance is worth the price of a ticket.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
11% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The only really satisfying wish-fulfillment fantasy of Fifty Shades Darker come when the twenty-something Ana is both promoted from her entry-level position to replace her boss, and has her savvy opinions praised by two older men in a staff meeting.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
41% 100 Streets (2017) Reader, I despise this movie.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) Paterson is a procedural of the creative process. Paterson is also the best love story of the year, of two different varieties.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
93% Neruda (2016) The real trouble is that Neruda is never regarded as anything but a figure of mythic status by his allies.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
88% Jackie (2016) Unfortunately, Portman's performance is the kind of boilerplate biopic mimicry that, while certainly attractive to Oscar voters, is the antithesis of the kind of critique she and Larraín are attempting.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
83% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) I refer to Feng Xiaogang's class comedy I Am Not Madame Bovary as painterly, in which Feng's studied use of unconventional aspect ratios are as distinctive a painter's brushstrokes.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
89% Doctor Strange (2016) What Doctor Strange possesses is an uncommonly cohesive thematic and visual language for a Marvel superhero movie. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
100% Tampopo (1985) Consuming Tampopo as a drool-worthy dish requires you to consider the sum of its perfectly seasoned parts.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
91% Blue Jay (2016) With its black-and-white photography dropping us into a cinematic space out-of-step with time, Blue Jay is a poignant chamber play between fortysomethings who never quite got over their teen romance.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
79% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) The Lovers and the Despot is not a ground-breaking piece of filmmaking by any metric, but will likely satisfy those with a curiosity for off-the-beaten-path film history.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
99% Cameraperson (2016) It's a sublime experience, one not to be missed on the big screen.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
77% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Perhaps it was necessary in the name of clarity, but, in spite of the inherently crazy story, a straightforward retelling becomes a bit rote after a while, especially in the third act.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
82% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Kate's transformation shifts from merely documenting a process to questioning the motives behind it. The final result is deeply unsettling, and (likely unintentionally) a timely indictment of recent headline-making method-acting histrionics.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
88% Pete's Dragon (2016) The strength of Lowery's Pete's Dragon lies in its restraint; the confidence that no single idea or plot point from the source material would be too precious or revered to do away with.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
54% Jason Bourne (2016) Clearly, Jason Bourne (and Jason Bourne) is tired.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
57% Free to Run (2016) Running has often been used by female athletes as a platform for proving their physical mettle to the world. If only Free to Run had stuck to this framework.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
35% Equals (2016) It's to [Stewart's] credit that Equals ends up being as watchable as it is. It's too bad the film can't quite live up to her endlessly compelling countenance.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
60% Roseanne for President! (2016) Roseanne for President! too often crosses that uneasy line between laughing-with and laughing-at.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
56% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The dialogue and acting are too silly to be taken seriously, while the ultra-violence and ham-fisted socio-political angle is presented too seriously to have much fun with it.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
94% Tickled (2016) Tickled thrums with the energy of All the President's Men, and is as much as conspiracy thriller as its fictional forbears.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
67% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) Bang Gang is yet another example of a shallow European art film masquerading as something weightier than it actually is.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
90% The Witness (2016) The Witness achieves something ... vital: restoring its victim into full, breathing life.‐ Movie Mezzanine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016