Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder
Audra Schroeder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Daily Dot
Publications: The Daily Dot

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 82% Color Out of Space (2019) I'm all here for a recontextualization of Lovecraft's work, but by the end of the film... it felt like I'd only watched half the story. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 77% Jojo Rabbit (2019) There's a nagging feeling that Jojo Rabbit is giving us the kid-gloves version of the story. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 61% In the Shadow of the Moon (2019) Unfortunately, this film is not Zodiac, and its protagonist's obsession with a killer becomes caricature by the film's third act. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3.5/5 98% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) But as a movie about who we make movies for, it works on a couple of levels. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
3/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) This film is for a new generation, with new fears to exploit. But will it stay with them? - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? (2019) It's an engaging spin on the traditional standup special, even if robot Whitney is still working on her delivery. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
2.5/5 30% Girls with Balls (2019) Clocking in at just 80 minutes, Girls with Balls is a fun, schlocky ride that you can passively view, but you won't necessarily get invested in the characters. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
No Score Yet Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills (2016) Confirmed Kills finds the comedian taking a more muscled approach to her observations about men and women, which provide the foundation for her standup. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
60% Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo (2017) This is obviously a special for Paisley fans, and the jokes are fairly low stakes. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3/5 82% Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Maybe FMMF is part of a new approach to presenting sketch comedy to viewers in fun-size bites that take a while to digest, and leave you wondering what you just watched. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2.5/5 86% Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) It's hard to separate that sentiment from the fact that Right Now is still a carefully constructed performance. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Much of Midsommar's two-and-a-half-hour runtime is cushioned with trippy sequences, sun-bleached images, and drawn-out pagan rituals-a feel rather than a story. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 100% Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (2019) Sykes manages to balance the personal and the political in a way that doesn't feel heavy-handed, even if comedians commenting on Trump has now become de rigueur. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2.5/5 66% Wine Country (2019) It makes you wonder if Wine Country would have been funnier if its stars weren't playing characters, just being themselves. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 80% Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (2019) Even if you were to voice a critique, like that perhaps the special needs less material about baby-dropping, it sounds absurd when you say it out loud. Jeselnik wins. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid (2019) Not all the jokes in Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid engage, but Bargatze is a good storyteller. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 39% The Dirt (2019) The biopic works a little too hard to suggest that they were really just good boys from broken homes who got sucked into the void of music industry excess. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 79% Amy Schumer Growing (2019) Her eye toward the future gives Growing some clarity and shape, even if she stumbles a few times trying to figure out this new chapter of adulthood. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 100% Everybody's Everything (2019) But this isn't a document of judgement or blame. It's a family's meditation on grief and loss; it starts with chaos and ends with calm. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 77% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) The Inventor does a lot of telling but not a lot of showing. We still don't know Holmes any better at the end. Is she just an invention too? - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/5 100% Knock Down the House (2019) Lears started filming Ocasio-Cortez while she was still tending bar, and it really is exceptional how much footage of the political and personal journey she captured. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 93% Us (2019) As with Get Out, Us plays with the idea of privilege and domesticity, and trades out the trauma of the Sunken Place for a shadow world, "as above so below" writ large. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2/5 57% Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (2019) I found myself reacting to some of the material like Romano was my own father telling me a bad joke: that closed-mouth smile and silent nod. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 79% Fyre Fraud (2019) Proper event planning can actually pull off a win. Now how many people did Hulu convince to watch? - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2.5/5 91% Fyre (2019) "Capture everything," the directive for documenting the lead-up to the festival, yields a bounty of expository content. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
93% CAM (2018) It treks even deeper into the maw for an imaginative and terrifying look at the prism of online identity. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) It's frenzied, jumbled, morose-much like The Other Side of the Wind. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 100% Shirkers (2018) Sandi Tan's Shirkers... is a study in memory and performance, as well as the complexities of women's friendship and creativity. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/5 72% Hold the Dark (2018) Often it's the mark of a good film when you're left with questions about what just happened, but Hold the Dark mostly just leaves that feeling of cold. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) When the film finally delves into horror, the pace picks up, but it felt like Apostle was missing the momentum that made Evans' previous films so engaging, and a sense of whose story it's telling. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
91% Mandy (2018) Mandy has a little more beauty and hope under all that blood and gore. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The After Party (2018) The After Party is a "one crazy night" movie. It's a buddy movie. It's a coming-of-age-movie. Unfortunately, it's not sure which one to focus on. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2.5/5 60% Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial (2018) Shlesinger has always seemed aware that being too feminist could be bad for her brand, and that's her prerogative, but parts of the special feel almost as outdated as the promo for it. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
No Score Yet Jim Jeffries: This Is Me Now (2018) However, he manages to tie his gun control bit into a story about performing at a birthday party for Mariah Carey's boyfriend James Packer with such precision, you almost don't see it coming. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
4/5 100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) by the end of the special, you have reached into a well of past lives and trauma and experience - there are several Gadsbys onstage, even if we just see one. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/5 100% Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here (2018) Notaro's jokes aren't one-liners, they're investments. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
3.5/5 100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) It's a well-paced special, and the energy rarely lags. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
100% Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives (2018) While [Kondabolu] doesn't address Apu in the special, he does talk about representation, racism, and privilege. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
No Score Yet Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (2018) It's less clear where Hilarity for Charity fits in; it's not quite a talk show, not just a standup special, but has potential as a variety show. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
84% First Match (2018) First Match escapes the genre and leaves an impression that's often rare for a debut film. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) If you're someone who works online all day, there's a shade of truth there, but at times during Humanity it feels like Gervais is just calling out random Twitter trolls and not necessarily looking deeper at his own issues. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
53% Blood Fest (2018) You have to follow the rules of horror films to escape the horror film, and while Blood Fest gets a little lost along the way, its love of the genre-and satire of it-will speak to the obsessives. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
62% Take Your Pills (2018) Ultimately, the film struggles to present an "aesthetic" while also telling human stories that present bigger truths. Klayman admits one of the biggest challenges was to stay on topic, but she sees the irony. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3.5/5 100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) This is Rock in extreme close-up, in a more intimate venue than stadiums of the past. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
18% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) The movie feels more like one long episode of TV. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
2.5/5 67% Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (2018) Armisen is deft with impressions and characters, but as a standup he still needs practice. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
100% Todd Glass: Act Happy (2018) The set is unmoored, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. He leans into chaotic good. Glass keeps his energy up, jumping from topic to topic, often starting a joke and abandoning the punchline in favor of a new one. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
67% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) In the hands of another director, this film might have felt procedural, but Wain adds in the asides and inside jokes and fourth-wall-breaking that made WHAS so unique. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
100% Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (2017) Career Suicide does feel a bit long, but it's clear Gethard wanted to take his time. He gets people to laugh at the fact that sometimes people break, and there's always a way to put yourself back together. - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
100% Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017) The absence of traditional punchlines and structure could be risky for a lesser comic, but Bamford is deft at balancing extended fart noises and musings about her brain - The Daily Dot EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018