Andrew Buckle

Andrew Buckle

Sydneysider who loves films.

Favorite films

  • Platoon
  • The Mummy
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Eyes Wide Shut

Recent activity

  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.


  • Barbie


  • Talk to Me


  • Elf


Recent reviews

  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    The best one in the Branagh series, comfortably, but still fairly forgettable.

    I want to stress that this is LOOSELY based on Hallowe'en Party - a lesser-known and middling Christie. Like, the comparisons start and end with a party on Halloween and apple bobbing.

    I appreciated the elegant visuals and compositions, the gothic mansion setting, and the way that wartime trauma - grief, regrets, haunts from the past - serves as the most confounding misdirect.

  • Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale

    Jim Gaffigan: Dark Pale


    There were a lot of diarrhea jokes.

    As someone who enjoys a good old fashioned diarrhea joke, I was frequently amused.

    Not Jimmy G's finest hour but still a good time.

Popular reviews

  • American Heist

    American Heist

    "I have a bad feeling about this" is actually a line given to Hayden Christensen in this movie, and this mirrored my own thoughts mere minutes in.

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Exodus: Gods and Kings


    Wow, where to begin. It's not good.

    I felt every one of those 150 minutes trickle by. So boring. And unintentionally goofy. Impressive early scale and design swallowed up by a dull script with horrendous dialogue and character.

    Aaron Paul, third billing, has about a handful of lines but his 'character' could have been played by anyone at all. The casting overall - Edgerton, Turturro etc. - a major miscue.

    So poorly timed that long stretches of nothing happening are…