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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
8.2/10 86% Happiest Season (2020) Duvall dovetails the seasonal pap with her characters' pain, treating it like ointment for their mellowing emotional stings. The message isn't just about liking Christmas. The message is that everybody deserves a Christmas movie.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
8/10 90% Run (2020) Run gives its dual leads a slim window for making first impressions and finding bases for their roles, which makes their performances and Chaganty's direction doubly impressive. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
8.2/10 83% Proxima (2019) This is one of Winocour's most striking qualities as a storyteller: Her gaze is wide, but she has a gift for keeping order, and so nothing in Proxima goes unconsidered-not one person, not one detail.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
C 45% Fatman (2020) "Fatman" is an odd duck. The film lives up to the wacky logline without taking it as far as it might've; the text is absurd, but the atmosphere's sober. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
8.7/10 86% On The Rocks (2020) Laura delights in his antics in spite of herself, and though Murray is likely to be the recipient of the bulk of critical praise, it's Jones who anchors On the Rocks.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
8.9/10 82% Koko-di Koko-da (2020) Koko-di Koko-da feels like a macabre amusement park ride, appropriate given Mog's outfit choice.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
3.4/10 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) That tin-eared self-congratulating opportunism is reflected in the film's construction.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
8.9/10 100% His House (2020) His House cares deeply about both parts of that equation. It's touching. It's thoughtful. It's unrelentingly scary. It's horror.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
6.6/10 64% Bad Hair (2020) Bad Hair isn't a bad movie. Few of 2020's horror pictures are, for better or for worse, this memorable. But in the end, Simien's execution doesn't match his ambitions.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
6.9/10 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The Trial of the Chicago 7 sees Sorkin in admirable form, commanding an enormous cast and an enormous narrative with precision. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
5.9/10 40% Rebecca (2020) Rebecca should stand on its own, but Wheatley does so little to play with the source after that steamy first quarter that the viewer likely won't discover on a reason to adapt the material anew.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
7.8/10 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) The wry, snappy banter gives The Wolf of Snow Hollow a prickly skin, and the restrained application of FX gives it tension. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
D 50% The Witches (2020) Instead of a movie for children, Zemeckis' film panders to children and goes so far overboard that it winds up pandering at them. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
6.5/10 65% The Owners (2020) Together, McCoy and Williams make The Owners stand out. Newness is a big ask for movies visiting territory this familiar. Two outstanding central performances, however, make a much more reasonable expectation.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
7.8/10 82% Scare Me (2020) Once Redd's Carlo leaves, the pace of Scare Me slows a tad more than ideal as Ruben takes the plot to its inevitable conclusion, but it's still a joyful, satisfyingly eerie experience.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
6.8/10 91% Enola Holmes (2020) If about five or 10 minutes could've been left on the floor, Enola Holmes remains enchanting, in large part because Brown is having such a good time hitting different notes. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
8.5/10 93% Residue (2020) It's a fiction, true, but a fiction that Gerima builds out of his own experience, as well as the experience of the people he grew up with in D.C., a semi-autobiographical work of astonishing vulnerability.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
9/10 87% The Nest (2020) When Durkin makes movies, he makes movies about the things that scare him, and the greed bubbling at The Nest's core should scare everyone.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3.4/10 28% Antebellum (2020) Images like these should provide a sense of horror-fueled catharsis as the protagonist finally triumphs over the monster, but the film's opportunism renders them cheap and hollow.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
8/10 67% Rent-A-Pal (2020) Throughout Rent-A-Pal, the language of misogyny bleats loudly, persuading the easily gulled that only their fellow Y chromosome compatriots understand them and that the roadblock denying them fulfillment is female influence. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
8.9/10 100% Son of the White Mare (Fehérlófia) (1982) Whether that aesthetic is to one's taste almost feels irrelevant. Son of the White Mare must be seen to be believed, but mostly it just needs to be seen.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
7.9/10 84% Lingua Franca (2020) Lingua Franca has a lived-in sensibility facilitated by Sandoval's empathy and understanding of what Olivia's going through. It's the film's best quality.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
6.1/10 58% Random Acts of Violence (2020) What Random Acts of Violence has to say, it says clumsily, rushing to make its points before moving on to the next kill. There's nothing at all random about Baruchel's writing. He has designs. What he's lacking is purpose.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
8.6/10 88% Kiss of the Vampire (1963) The duality indulges in critique of wealth culture and classic horror tropes, and this, along with Sharp's craftsmanship and Hinds' writing, gives The Kiss of a Vampire an identity all its own.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
6/10 60% Skin Walker (2020) The film is an exercise in wasting a premise for cheap smoke and mirrors... Skin Walker blurs nothing. Instead, it smears.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
7.9/10 89% Sputnik (2020) Sputnik's style runs somewhere in the ballpark of unnerving and unflappable: The movie doesn't flinch, but makes a candid, methodical attempt at making the audience flinch instead, contrasting high-end creature FX against a lo-fi backdrop.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
6.9/10 76% The Cuban (2020) Navarretta's better off leaning into their dynamic instead of reaching for accuracy. Golja and Gossett's joint appeal gives The Cuban soul, shining light through the gloom of brain decline and the horrors of an ambivalent healthcare system. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
9/10 85% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) Seimetz straddles the line dividing terror from malaise delicately, her balancing act being She Dies Tomorrow's greatest strength. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
7.4/10 77% Summerland (2020) Arterton's at a peak in her career here, repurposing bits and pieces of her work in Their Finest for a film with much more intentional sentiment.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
5.9/10 69% Amulet (2020) Garai's array of filmmaking techniques are impressive and haunting, breathing an unsettling melancholy into her script... but like Magda's home, the movie's foundations are in dire need of rehab.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
6.8/10 76% The Rental (2020) For an 80-minute movie, The Rental goes slack too often, a likely byproduct of the meandering blather wound around Swanberg's mumblecore roots. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
8.2/10 94% Palm Springs (2020) The film never stops being funny, even when the mood takes a downturn from zany good times to dejection. This is key.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
6.9/10 81% The Beach House (2020) The Beach House works so well in that survival-science mode that its climax comes as a real letdown, mostly because it comes far too soon.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
75% The Other Lamb (2020) The tension lets up in the last act when it should clutch at our throats, but visually, texturally and emotionally, The Other Lamb reminds us why we go to the movies in the first place.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
8.7/10 94% Babyteeth (2020) The dueling complications and contradictions of Babyteeth's narrative make up its greatest treasures, captured with the marriage of naturalism to dreamlike aesthetics.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
8.4/10 93% Da 5 Bloods (2020) The movie works, not because of nor despite the mess he makes of his endless array of character arcs and culture touchstones assembled in the telling of his story, but because he's a master at weaving together the micro and the macro in awesome fashion.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
7.6/10 72% Becky (2020) Don't confuse Becky for a smart movie... It will, however, provide a brief burst of catharsis through the brutal slaughter of white supremacist ideologues, for whatever that catharsis is worth.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
F 0% The Last Days of American Crime (2020) May this be the last time director Olivier Megaton is allowed to commit a crime this outrageous.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
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 87% 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 (2020) Driveways is a precious gem of a film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
8/10 87% 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 6% 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 74% 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 87% 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 47% 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 89% 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 69% 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