Andrea Chase

Andrea Chase
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 48% Last Christmas (2019) [A] lugubrious exercise in muddled storytelling. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan has devised a seamless reconciliation that is true to both the previous film and novel on which it was loosely based. In fact, he's turned several of the problems into virtues, while making a film that has true horror. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
4/5 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) [S]n elegantly realized intellectual thriller which considers not only the eternal struggle between art and commerce, but also the effect of personalities on inventing the future. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
1/5 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A dull and incoherent effort with soupy flashbacks, Interludes of pretentious metaphysics, and astonishingly inert action - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/5 73% Harriet (2019) The brutality is ritualized, the ending no surprise, with only an inspired and counterintuitively quiet performance by Cynthia Erivo in the title role to elevate the proceedings. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
5/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) A dark and twisted fever dream of a film that confronts the anguish of the human condition with suitable horror and an equally suitable dash of absurdity - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
3/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) [A]s crisp as it is arch - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) [J]ust because we >can< so something, does that automatically mean that we should? In the case of pitting an older Will Smith against a younger Will Smith courtesy of slick visual effects, the answer is a resounding no. Make that NO - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 82% Abominable (2019) As bland as its eponymous character. Worse, it's one long déjà vu experience of pre-fab whimsy and schmaltz whose greatest virtue is its very forgetablity. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) The script written by director Lorene Scafaria is rife with references to just who got hurt when the bottom fell out of the market thanks to Wall Street elites. It makes what follows, as those strippers fleece them, a spectacle that is deeply satisfying. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
1/4 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Little more than a soft-core snuff film - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) This very black comedy plays on the fine line between horror and farce juggles horror tropes and family dynamics with aplomb. And a whole lot of gore. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) [S]putters along to a catawampus of a resolution that is as improbable as it is irritating. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) [Blanchett] possesses that most devastating and dynamic element in the actor's repertoire: the ability to surprise, even jolt, an audience with every choice. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 91% Luce (2019) [L]ess a film than a political dialectic on race and class in these United States, and a brilliant, exquisitely performed one at that. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
3/5 59% Brian Banks (2019) It's [Hodge's] performance that makes BRIAN BANKS the film its makers intended it to be: a feel-good film about a broken system. And this is also its failing. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Fueled by a cocksure attitude, a healthy dose of ironic self-awareness, and the undeniable star power of its three eye-candy leads, this spin-off from the Fast and Furious franchise is a pleasant enough diversion. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) and a land of fragile dreams, transactional relationships, and the manifestation of the dark side of it all in the form of Charles Manson - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
5/5 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Enlightening, disquieting, and compelling in its absolute fearlessness, it's a quirky J'accuse worthy of Zola, and just as scathing. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) takes the coming-of-age story into complex territory with an imperfect hero whose vulnerabilities serve as his imperative to prevail. Plus, a cracking good story that races across the screen the way Peter's heart does when he sees MJ. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 54% The Best of Enemies (2019) By acutely observing the process, by letting each compromise sink in for the character, and for us, it becomes a kind of catharsis for the characters as they find their way, and for us to hope for the better angels of everyone's nature. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) a tale of bucolic splendor, ecological harmony, and psychic terror, it's a wholly discomfiting, deliciously macabre experience - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
2/5 36% Anna (2019) No. Just no. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 90% Plus One (2019) A gangly teddy bear with a Jimmy Stewart vibe, and a slight reserve to his beatific smile, and a barely contained Valkyrie of snarky impropriety. You can't help but root for these two crazy kids. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Sluggish in pace, uninspired in execution, itsL has sucked the life out of the franchise rather than breathed new life into it. Where's that neuralizer when we need it? - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
5/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jarmusch uses the awkward pauses and flat affect of the genre's acting style and transmutes it into a rarified, ahem, deadpan perfection of comic timing. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Suffers from direction that is both obvious and flat, visual effects that are uninspired and lifeless, and writing that is all of the above and worse - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
2/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) This a film where the restraining field is activated after a monster is revived, and the emotional arc of any given human is less fully realized than the irritation these monsters obviously feel about having to interact with any of the scurrying humans. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2019
2/5 57% Brightburn (2019) a 20-minute story stretched to feature-length with tedious swaths that may have been intended as suspense, but instead feel like so much padding to increase the running time. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) One ponders why a film that has committed so much money to creating effects then skimped on everything else. One further ponders why Disney tasked Guy Ritchie, known for the gritty action flick, with directing a musical aimed squarely at the kiddies. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) PARABELLUM works beyond being short on story with its stylish, sumptuous visuals and Reeves himself. He is a minimalist in front of the camera, making for a pointed contrast to the other elements in which he works - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 30% Red Joan (2019) More concerned with the dialectic than the drama as Trevor Nunn employs a deliberate, but finely observed pacing, it is still an intriguing film about a woman constantly underestimated by everyone but herself. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The characters, and the actors playing them, make this an exercise in pure popcorn fantasy doused in just enough sentiment to keep us engaged between wisecracks and yet another eye-popping effect. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
1/5 17% Hellboy (2019) Monty Python without the humor as it scampers across the British landscape questing in vain for a film worth watching. Keep questing HELLBOY. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) There is a wondrously cheesy sincerity to SHAZAM! that makes its weak spots irrelevant. It is, in many ways, as pure of heart as its champion, and just as giddy about discovering that magic is real. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
4/5 100% Maze (2019) Mixes the suspense of plotting an escape dependent on split-second timing with the psychological games the prisoners play with the guards and with each other. The result is a film that is gripping for reasons not usually associated with suspense films. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
1/5 55% The Beach Bum (2019) Korine might be trying to say something about the self-indulgent decadent excesses of the 1% and of those burn-outs, but what he has created in THE BEACH BUM is a film that is a paean to his own self-indulgent excess - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) Reveals the narrowness, and ultimately, the futility of something as finite labels, and asks us why we would ever need to impose them on ourselves. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) The idea of twinned bodies with share souls, the one at the mercy of the unwitting other, is a proposition into which much can, and should, be read. The overlay of a stunning tale of horror is the opposite of a distraction. It is the point. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
4/5 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Full of unexpected compassion and humanity, HOTEL MUMBAI is also a harrowing retelling of the 2008 takeover of the fabled Taj Hotel in Mumbai by terrorists whose zeal for religion had been twisted into something horrifying. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
5/5 77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Using the tropes of a suspense thriller, [Gibney] drops subtle clues about Holmes' personality that are at once troubling and tantalizing. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The final part of the trilogy is the equal of the first two without being a repeat of either installment. Bringing the story of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless, the Night Fury he befriended, to a close takes on the bittersweet reality of growing up - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
3/5 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Fueled by Rebel Wilson's deadpan irony, the thorny path to true love takes just enough unexpected twists (and jabs) to keep the proceedings fresh by keeping us all in on the joke. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/5 36% Patrick (2019) The film and the eponymous pug who plays him, are sly charmers who take a fairly predictable plot and make it a cozy experience well worth the investment of your time. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) The virtues of those who are legally criminals contrasted with the obtuseness of those enforcing the status quo poses a conundrum for the viewer, as well as a bit of cinematic poetry. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
3/5 41% The Upside (2019) ...the unmatchable chemistry between Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart saves this film. I would even go so far as to say that they elevate it. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) To see McAvoy fully realize each persona with such fluidity, sometimes with nothing more than an expression and a brief sentence, is a thing of wonder to behold. The film in which he shows off this feat of thespian derring-do is anything but. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
0/5 11% Holmes and Watson (2018) The stunning lack of entertainment value in a film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly is almost a body blow, such is its unremitting ineptitude. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Through it all Momoa's muscle ripple as the camera objectifies his beauty in a way that is usually restricted to women. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It's a thing of beauty, intelligence, and social consciousness that evokes not just a sense of wonder, but also of infinite the possibilities that changing a point of view can provide. - Killer Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018