Andiee Paviour

Andiee Paviour
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
For 20 years, Andiee was Who Weekly magazine's film reviewer. Today, she runs her own movie blog (www.nobodysreadingthisbutme.com).
Location: Sydney, Australia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 85% Animals (2019) Director Sophie Hyde's keen take on the clashing paradoxes of woman and sister-hood is tender, awkward, confronting and illuminating. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 85% Freaks (2019) Creepingly slow to get going, writer-directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky's sci-fi drama is a fable about the human fear of difference. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Sometimes it is kosher to tell a lie. That's the premise of writer-director Lulu Wang's affectionate story of her own family's ends and means. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 68% Angel of Mine (2019) The original dragon-tattooed girl, Noomi Rapace has a softer look these days, less angular and enraged, and without statement-making ink. But she has by no means lost her mojo. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) Even though her seven-year sentence has been served, Irish convict Clare Carroll is punching bag and sexual prey in 19th-century Tasmania. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) After years of doing it tough, jaundiced detective Brett Ridgeman proposes that he and his partner become partners-in-crime by ambushing and robbing a dealer. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 83% Dogman (2019) Marcello is a humble dog groomer who nurses a soft spot for canines giant and tiny along with a tidy sideline in cocaine supply. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The story-line of writer-director Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature is one long high. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A quick heads-up: if you're reeling from the murder-suicide of your parents and sister, it's probably not the brightest idea to take off to a drug-fuelled cult festival. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 80% Late Night (2019) Mindy Kaling is so toasty-warm and regular-girl relatable you instantly feel you've known her for years. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 58% Ophelia (2019) Gamely revamping Shakespeare's woe-soaked "Hamlet", director Claire McCarthy has updated its Ye Olde dialogue and monkeyed with its wrist-slitter plot. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
3.5/5 75% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2019) Parisian literature professor Claire Millaud has a drastic, push-pull relationship with social media. Dumped by her younger lover, she targets him on Facebook using a false ID. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/5 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) The journeys of two explorers, four generations apart, into the Colombian Amazon are beautiful, frightful, and at their wildest, half-crazed. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3.5/5 97% Love & Friendship (2016) "I have no money and no husband," ravishing widow remarks while off to acquire both at the country estate of her in-laws. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
3/5 66% The White Crow (2019) In his biographical drama, director Ralph Fiennes takes a plodding yet scattershot approach to dancer Rudolph Nureyev. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3.5/5 89% Downriver (2015) Ex-con James has been doing time for the drowning of a 10-year-old boy. The body was never recovered, and James, an epileptic, can't recall the details of the crime. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
4/5 97% Booksmart (2019) There's book-smart, then there's life-smart. BFFs Amy and Molly have nailed the first ask. Now, the night before their high-school graduation, they're playing catch-up with the second. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
3.5/5 42% Stuber (2019) The promo tagline "little DRIVER with a huge COP" is a boom-tish that sets the scene for the most dramatic day of Los Angeles Uber driver Stu's modest existence. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 97% God's Own Country (2017) The realism of writer-director Francis Lee's love-struck first feature is as raw as the rural business of birth and death. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 90% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) Xolani, a South African factory hand of palpable aloneness, leaves the city, as he does each year, bound for the mountainous isolation of the Eastern Cape and an all-male circumcision ceremony. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
3/5 63% The Gateway (2018) Parallel worlds are out there in a hypothetical pluckily anchored by the hard-working Jacqueline McKenzie as a particle physicist who defies dimensions. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) When Katja Sekerci learns of the deaths of her Turkish husband and their six-year-old son in a nail-bomb explosion at the Sekercis' Hamburg office, she reacts with the scream of a stricken animal. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 68% Finding Your Feet (2018) Pity poor "Lady" Sandra Abbott, kicked to the curb by her cheating spouse in their so-called golden years. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 81% The Party (2018) You know you're in for it with writer-director Sally Potter's trenchant character slayer when the opening shot is of a frantic Kristin Scott Thomas brandishing a gun. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 85% The Square (2017) Christian is the affluent chief curator of an elitist Stockholm art museum preparing to mount an exhibition called "The Square" when he is robbed of his phone, his wallet and, incredibly, his cufflinks. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's 2002 and 17-year-old Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson is interred in a Catholic high school in California while dreaming resentfully of the East Coast college she's convinced she deserves. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 85% Game Night (2018) If there is such an oxymoron as a playfully competitive personality, husband-and-wife Max and Annie are it in spades. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
3/5 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) Friday, July 18, 1969: Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon and Senator Edward Kennedy is about to crash and burn. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
3/5 45% Red Sparrow (2018) Brutally sidelined for life by her Bolshoi Ballet dance partner, prima ballerina Dominika Egorova is forced to agree to recruitment into the Russian Intelligence Service. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
2.5/5 46% Mary Magdalene (2019) Judea, AD 33, is a patriarchy chafing under Roman rule into which wilful Mary, not a prostitute as popularly supposed but a parental handful all the same, doesn't fit. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) At first glance, the premise comes off as stale and lame: three Chicago high-school gfs make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Syrian refugee Kahled turns himself into police and seeks asylum after covertly boarding a cargo ship and ending up in Finland. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Set 20 years hence in fictional Megasaki City, Isle of Dogs is director Wes Anderson's off-centre homage to both Japanese cinema and the pure souls of man's best friend. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) In 1953, after 20 years of mass torture and killings, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin is at death's door, and good riddance. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Director John Krasinski's propulsive descent into hell opens on Day 89 of something obviously catastrophic. The main street of an upstate New York town is deserted and its supermarket ravaged. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3.5/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) London author Juliet Ashton is charmed from her cosy digs, her dashing American fiancé and her solicitous publisher by a chance correspondence with a Channel Islands farmer. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Primatologist David Okoye shares an extra-special bond with George, a fiercely intelligent gorilla with a giant heart. But their bromance goes south when a canister of weaponised DNA lands in George's leafy domain. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) The opening shot of a woodsy, wintry, black-and-white vista sets the tone of cold austerity for Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest, chiller showpiece. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 36% I Feel Pretty (2018) "I've always wondered what it feels like to be just undeniably pretty," Renee Bennett confides to her gorgeous gym buddy. Her wish is granted-in a way-after a bonk on the head at a SoulCycle class. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) Being committed to a psychiatric facility against your will is enough to hang bats in anyone's belfry. Times that by six figures when you discover that your long-term stalker is working there as a nurse. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 80% Breath (2018) Thirteen-year-old Bruce Pike, aka Pikelet, is thoughtful and sensitive. His best mate, Ivan Loon, aka Loonie, is a scallywag who runs wild and is up for anything. But from day one, they're both in thrall to the primal joy of surfing. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3/5 89% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) As relationships go, Endre and Mária's is as up against it as any partnership could possibly be. He's the financial director of an abattoir and she's its younger and patently strange quality inspector. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 86% Tully (2018) The particular genius of Charlize Theron is an onscreen relatability boosted by a total lack of vanity. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 94% Aurore (I Got Life!) (2017) At 50, Aurore is in a state of flux. She's about to become a grandmother, her ex-husband has moved on and menopausal hot flushes are driving her nuts. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Hired gun Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, horribly scarred and genetically messed with but, on the upside, now virtually indestructible, flat-out refuses to take life seriously until it deals him a deadly blow. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
3.5/5 78% I Kill Giants (2018) Barbara Thorson is a slayer of giants. In her downtime, she's also a lonely, precocious, school-bullied 12-year-old with what is arguably an active imagination as an elaborate defence mechanism. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Even before their personal phantoms make an aberrant entrance, it's obvious something is off with the Graham family, whose mental history isn't, to put it kindly, as robust as it could be. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) A left-field, New York-based photographer, Ronit has returned to London for her rabbi father's funeral. She has lapsed from the faith, which its adherents resent, but even more taboo is her rekindled affair with her childhood lover. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 56% Tag (2018) The nuttiest truth about director Jeff Tomsic's comedy is that it's based on a group of actual childhood friends who've played "the coolest game ever" for 30 years. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 92% Brothers' Nest (2018) They might not look it, being burly and impassive, but brothers Terry and Jeff (actual brothers Shane and Clayton Jacobson, who also directs) are desperate men. - Nobody's Reading This But Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019