Posts by Andrew Parker

The Congress - Featured

The Congress Review

The Congress is unquestionably one of the worst films of the year, but probably the only one made by a visionary talent.

The Calling Review

Though certainly uninspired, some great performances help make the serial killer flick The Calling worthwhile.

Swearnet Review

To put it in terms the creators of Swearnet can appreciate, their movie sucks pus filled [expletive deleted]s.

Senoritas Review

It won’t be to everyone’s taste and it’s certainly a slow burn that’s not trying to get anywhere at all, but Señoritas, the first feature from filmmaker Lina Rodriguez certainly captures something uniquely human and beautifully awkward.
The F Word

The F Word Review

The F Word is a rich, thoughtful, and purposefully problematic romance that hasn’t really been attempted or nailed this well since When Harry Met Sally.
To Be Takei

To Be Takei Review

All over the place when it should be focused, the documentary To Be Takei is an intermittently likable, but ultimately frustrating look at one of the biggest geek and gay icons to ever live.
The F Word - Michael Dowse

Interview: Michael Dowse

We talk to filmmaker Michael Dowse about his work on The F Word, being an optimist at heart, sticking to your guns in the casting process, and keeping genre films simple.
Mission Blue

Interview: Dr. Sylvia Earle

We talk with world renowned oceanographer and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle about being the subject of Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon's documentary Mission Blue, now available on Netflix.
Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo Review

Mood Indigo, the latest bit of whimsical whatever from Michel Gondry, isn’t a film. It’s a fucking endurance test.
The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3 Review

Arguably the best film of the franchise The Expendables 3 takes a lighter, sillier tone than its predecessors to deliver some passable action movie fun.
The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy Review

The Trip to Italy is almost the exact same as the first foodie-centric outing with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.
It Was You Charlie

It Was You Charlie Review

A brotherly, time-shifting dark comedy, It Was You Charlie is a unique, quirky, and fresh film in spite of a few narrative hiccups.
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Yves Saint Laurent Review

The fashion world biopic Yves Saint Laurent is studiously useless and about as deep and as much fun as reading the back of a baseball card for 106 minutes.

The Giver Review

Both slavishly faithful to and thematically distant from Lois Lowry's almost seminal early 90s young adult bestseller, The Giver stands as proof that not every iconic text can work as a coherent film.