André Hereford

André Hereford
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T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) First dates can't get much worse than the one in couple-on-the-run romance Queen & Slim. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 96% Knives Out (2019) The cast, the clues, and the comedy fit together like perfect puzzle pieces in quick-witted whodunit Knives Out. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4/5 85% Waves (2019) A high school athlete finds himself on the verge of destruction in this tense family drama. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 96% Marriage Story (2019) Dryly funny Marriage Story offers exceptional performances from Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 95% End of the Century (2019) Sweet and sexy romance End of the Century explores a world of what-ifs for two handsome strangers. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas the soundtrack is better than Last Christmas the movie, but scene-stealing Michelle Yeoh is best of all. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 74% Harriet (2019) A magnetic presence onscreen, Erivo captures Harriet Tubman's nerve, guile, and iron will. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) The spare French drama By the Grace of God addresses the Catholic church sex abuse scandal with flat results. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Angelina Jolie's fantasy sequel aims for world-building action, but fares better as camp. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) Steven Soderbergh's latest is a disjointed misfire that still makes salient points and reveals some delicious surprises. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Art imitates art imitating life in Pedro Almodóvar's brilliant, autobiographical new film. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 69% Joker (2019) A comic-book villain inflicts realistic pain in Todd Phillips' well-made and still-maddening Joker. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/5 83% Judy (2019) The Oscar-winner embodies Garland in a dazzling performance that combines, in uncanny fashion, a well-styled physical resemblance and evocative vocal quiver and mannerisms. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) For the most part, it's time well-spent in the company of both the adult ensemble and their younger counterparts. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2.5/5 40% Vita & Virginia (2019) The film finds greater depth and dimension in its side romances than in the one placed front-and-center. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Writer-director Lorene Scafaria finesses the structure smoothly, darting between past and present, comedy and suspense, contrasting the noise and flash of Scores and the peace and quiet of Queens. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) Bettinelli-Olpin and Gillett craft around their Hitchcock blonde a suspenseful mousetrap that's also a cheeky satire about rich sociopaths who will turn to lawlessly inflicting pain on others, if it keeps their wealth intact. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) The casting really pays off in the mother-daughter chemistry between Blanchett and Nelson as Bernadette and Bee. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
5/5 100% Paris Is Burning (1991) Paris Is Burning preserves in cinematic amber a pre-'90s, pre-Giuliani New York City that looks and feels more hard and hostile, and yet seems more innocent. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 69% Three Peaks (2019) The harsh, forbidding environment naturally lends an air of danger, and Zabeil confidently, quietly winds the suspense around the potential breaking point... - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Whatever complicated, state-of-the-art methods created this hybrid animation, the results beautifully render colors and scale, from the tallest mountain, to every swaying blade of grass. But much less innovation has gone into the plot. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The movie proves, yet again, that the director of Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds knows how to make a picture big, without the aid of comic book superheroes or CGI behemoths. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
3.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The film attempts perhaps one or two too many plot twists... But where Far from Home flows smoothly, with ease and winking humor, is in its sweetly giddy take on young romance, charmingly conveyed by Holland and Zendaya. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
100% Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) The film conveys a strong message of openness, while also presenting the SFGMC's southern tour as a fierce act of resistance. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) With the exception of a sharply edited space rescue that generates its own fierce momentum, the film's other choppy action sequences generally devolve into montages of CGI-lit stares and gestures. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/5 32% Shaft (2019) The best thing the film does, besides nail a nice share of its jokes, is make a genuine story of Shaft learning to care about the example he sets for his son. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
97% Booksmart (2019) Olivia Wilde's debut as director reinvigorates the high-school comedy. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 71% All Is True (2019) Just to bask in the lush tones of Sir Ian McKellen reciting Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 might be enough to coax certain connoisseurs to see All Is True. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 100% Knock Down the House (2019) [It] gets boiled down here to an incomplete, but compelling, play-by-play of three political races, and a stealth bio of, and persuasive mission statement for, the historic candidacy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It's an epic franchise finale that cuts straight to the heart of what it means to rise from the ashes of defeat. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) The suits and cheesy hairpieces can go, but Angel, costar of Disney Channel's Andi Mack, will be more than welcome to return as the kid half of this heroic tandem. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Occasional lapses into Hollywood-style hokum can puncture the otherwise airtight pacing, but they're not enough to topple this impressive feature directing debut by Anthony Maras. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Not as wondrously transporting as the original, although the film does render a touching portrait of a family reconnecting post-trauma. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/5 80% Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019) The effective score by Tibor Cári helps keep it all on track. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 60% Greta (2019) [Neil Jordan] and co-writer Ray Wright don't seem to be interested in reimagining formula here, just executing it solidly. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 43% What Men Want (2019) It's too bad the film isn't funnier. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/5 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Stefon or some other SNL character might emerge at any moment to drag Morf off to the hottest club in Miami. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) The movie stumbles making it to that finish line, and it digresses from its straightforward tale... - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) In roles that might have come off too idealized or cute, Layne and James bring to the screen a charged connection that keeps the characters grounded, and should keep audiences in their corner. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3.5/5 66% Vice (2018) Amy Adams, as gifted as any actor currently working in cinema, turns in a virtuosic performance. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Momoa might nail the everyman end of the spectrum, with copious beer guzzling and manly hair flipping, but he doesn't invest this dude with much regal leadership potential. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) Peter Hedges... benefits from having Julia Roberts, who still can simultaneously deliver charm and knife-edge suspense as if this were the second coming of Sleeping with the Enemy. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The Scottish and English scenery is gorgeous, but one still wonders why bother with action scenes that beget no action. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 84% Creed II (2018) The movie does offer one genuine surprise: the Drago family drama actually eclipses anything going on with the Creeds or Balboas. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Weisz has a field day with the acerbic dialogue, locating the uniquely arch frequency that director Yorgos Lanthimos plies here. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 91% Widows (2018) Ultimately overcomes its political digressions and gets the job done as a compelling, crowd-pleasing heist flick. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 74% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) The gang's crimes are unsettling, but the movie's not gruesome. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) Hedges, an Oscar nominee for Manchester By the Sea, continues his multi-year streak of turning up in award-worthy material. - Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
71% Narcissister Organ Player (2018) The film succeeds largely by doing its own thing. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
90% Bodied (2018) This Eminem-produced rap drama attempts to flip the script by both exploiting and harpooning p.c. culture, but generally defaults to fistfights and lazy insults. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018