Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Starburst
Publications: Starburst

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 No Score Yet The Perished (2019) The Perished is not an easy watch, and was never intended to be one. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
7/10 64% Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Body at Brighton Rock is a insidiously sinister piece of psychological horror. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Carmilla (2019) It portrays its central relationship as playful, sensual and exciting rather than driven by plain lust and is all the more an affecting tale as a result, while the performances from its young leads are mesmerising in their raw empathy. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
8/10 70% Darlin' (2019) Darlin' is an enthralling mix of incisive social commentary and unapologetic violence that surpasses its predecessor with more to say about issues of abuse, autonomy, religion, homophobia and misogyny. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
6/10 87% The Vast of Night (2019) The Vast of Night is a well-made film that perfectly evokes the time and place in which it's set, but narratively everything about it feels too familiar to stand out, ultimately failing to distinguish itself. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/10 60% The Furies (2019) The Furies squanders its potential on an overly familiar progression of events, resulting in a half-baked film that could have been so much more, yet is content to retread the same paths as countless films before it. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/10 70% I See You (2019) I See You's primary stumbling point in its lacklustre effort to build compelling ambiguity, along with its unclear sense of what kind of film it's trying to be. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
5/10 71% ANIARA (2019) Aniara is an assortment of ideas that never gel together into a single narrative, instead half-forming into a fractured tale that fails to connect with the human emotion it tries to portray. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
9/10 95% Boyz in the Wood (2019) Boyz in the Wood is an alchemical concoction of many ingredients, but they all mix together to become a transmuted whole that transcends each of its facets. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
6/10 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Although Memory: The Origins of Alien does contain some interesting talking points, overall the film feels like little more than a DVD extra, and lacks the substance attain the relevance to which it aspires. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Tangent Room (2019) A cerebral take on a popular sci-fi concept that is all the more compelling for its simplistic interpretation. In a market dominated by big-budget sci-fi, it shows that even the smallest of productions can still make an impact. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Clickbait (2019) A scathing observation of the habits of the internet age, Clickbait asks us to take a hard look at our online viewing habits and the true reasons for our enjoyment of the darker things that appeal to us. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
7/10 86% Iceman (2019) Iceman is an ambitious undertaking, if a little underwhelming in its execution. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
6/10 43% White Chamber (2019) White Chamber has a lot to say but difficulty in adequately articulating it. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
6/10 40% Zombillenium (2017) Zombillenium starts off well with an imaginative setup, but while the central idea is a compelling one with a great deal of potential, the meandering story prevents the film from being truly special. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet Lucid (2018) If Lucid had picked a direction in which to go and stuck to it, it could have been far more compelling, but its meandering story and indistinct sense of purpose make it a frustrating watch. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
8/10 45% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) is a jet-black comedy on just the right side of farce that nevertheless treats a serious topic with the respect it deserves, with distinctive characters populating a surreal yet believable tale of love and death. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
8/10 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Anna and the Apocalypse is a compelling genre mashup that manages the rare achievement of doing service to each of its component facets. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
8/10 94% Calibre (2018) Intense, uncompromising and bleak as all hell, Calibre is not an easy watch, but its dive into the darkness of human nature is one that will stay with you, whether you want it to or not. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/10 47% In Darkness (2018) Despite a compelling opening, In Darkness ultimately reveals itself to be a substandard thriller, its increasingly ludicrous plot becoming irritating rather than entertaining, and eventually it feels like it doesn't actually matter how the film will end. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
8/10 20% Terminal (2018) Terminal is difficult to categorise, but equally hard to ignore. The unabashed hyper-reality of its setting draws you in, and then its assortment of varyingly demented performances keeps you engrossed until the end. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/10 47% Marrowbone (2018) Its arrogant complacency in failing to properly set itself up to remain plausible after it drops its ludicrous bombshell makes it a prime example of how to do such things wrong. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/5 53% Blood Fest (2018) The frustrating thing about Blood Fest is that it can't seem to decide what kind of film it is. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
8/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) While not quite matching the highs of its predecessor, Incredibles 2 is still an energetic ride of excitement, adventure, humour and heart, and one that establishes plenty of scope for progression should Pixar wish to continue the series. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
9/10 92% Searching (2018) Searching is an utterly riveting watch. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Bubba the Redneck Werewolf (2014) Bubba the Redneck Werewolf is a film as shamelessly trashy as the town in which it's set and the people who populate it but is an endearing piece of low-budget filmmaking that belies its limited resources with audacity, creativity and heart. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
8/10 68% Downrange (2017) Fortunately, despite (or perhaps because of) Downrange's nihilistic hopelessness, it's a masochistically enthralling experience. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
6/10 64% The Lullaby (2018) While the haunting apparition is certainly compellingly sinister enough, in terms of ghost action the film doesn't really offer much more than any B-class J-horror from fifteen years ago. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
9/10 82% Knuckleball (2018) The blunt simplicity of Knuckleball's story makes it easy to dive into, while the intense action keeps you riveted right up to its closing moments. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 86% Rabbit (2017) The emptiness of the Australian wilderness has seldom looked so beautifully threatening, the wide desolation paradoxically feeling claustrophobic. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Spookers (2017) Overall, Spookers is a film whose constituent parts don't quite fit together, but nevertheless remains an eminently watchable piece of documentary filmmaking. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
8/10 92% Trench 11 (2017) A decent instalment of a recurrent subgenre, Trench 11 manages to be several films at once, each complementing the other in their amalgamation into a singularly realised tale of dread and terror. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
9/10 85% Dave Made a Maze (2017) The very concept of Dave Made a Maze is completely ridiculous, and it's by fully embracing this absurdity that its appeal shines bright. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Battalion (2018) The shoddy effects and stilted acting might just coalesce into something vaguely fun if you're the kind of person who enjoys watching trashy films in the company of like-minded friends for the entertainment value of their sheer awfulness. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
9/10 No Score Yet The Three Don'ts (2017) Coarse, crude and unrelenting, The Three Don'ts is a brutal and compelling sucker punch of a debut, and one that promises great things to follow from its emerging talent. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Throne of Elves (2016) Visually luminous but narratively lacking, Throne of Elves is a visual delight and should be entertaining enough for the young audience at which it's aimed, but older viewers will likely find its rudimentary and overfamiliar plot somewhat wanting. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Sightings (2017) Sightings is a straightforward story driven by familiar notions and is largely devoid of any action, and is all the more compelling as a result. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
8/10 No Score Yet Inhumanwich! (2017) Creating an intentionally bad film that ends up as something entertaining rather than utterly disposable is much harder than you might think ... but the blunt force nostalgia trip of Inhumanwich! ... can be counted among them. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Coffin 2 (2017) Coffin 2 is a decent enough follow-up to its predecessor, but is bogged down by too many characters and is overall just a little too clever for its own good. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
5/10 71% Vampire Cleanup Department (Gao geung jing dou fu) (2017) Vampire Cleanup Department starts well but ultimately ends up in overly familiar territory that meanders through a short running time. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio (Mogura no uta: sennyû sôsakan Reiji 2) (2017) The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio is a decent enough follow up and delivers everything we've come to expect. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
8/10 100% Snow Woman (Yuki onna) (2016) Snow Woman is as beautiful and haunting as its titular spirit, a sinister and mesmerising tale that lingers in the senses like the deep chill of her deadly breath. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
6/10 75% Killing Ground (2017) Killing Ground makes a genuine and wholehearted effort to be something different, and to a certain extent succeeds, but with the rest of it being too much of more of the same it doesn't stand out quite as much as it hopes to. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Raid dingue (2016) RAID: Special Unit is a lot of fun to begin with, but its simple setup doesn't have the substance to sustain it for the length of an entire film. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet The Dark Mile (2017) The entire final third of the plot appears to be missing. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
8/10 82% Double Date (2017) A straightforward but consistently entertaining plot driven by smart dialogue and varied permutations of character interaction, Double Date is a rare fusion of genres that does justice to each. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
9/10 78% The Little Hours (2017) The humour is unabashedly crude and the dialogue largely improvised, but what could so easily have been merely a single Nuns Gone Wild joke stretched out to 90 minutes, The Little Hours is instead a riotous delight of brazen lechery and bawdy absurdity. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
7/10 84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) Simultaneously satirising the predictability of disaster movies and the vacuity of teenage social cliques, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is an odd amalgamation of contrasting tropes, but an engaging collage of experimental filmmaking. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
9/10 75% The Oath (2016) The Oath begins as merely involving, but as its emotional intensity pulls you deeper into its spiralling vortex of scheming, it soon becomes utterly compelling. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
7/10 86% Okja (2017) It's an intriguing and entertaining movie, certainly, but also one where a little more focus could have made it so much better. - Starburst EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017