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Andy has written 109 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird


    Wow, what a beautiful film this is...

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


    “Anger begets anger.”

    Lately I’ve been thinking about the movies that get nominated for awards, probably because we’re in the thick of awards season right now. Although I no longer watch awards shows and don’t consider them a valid indicator of a movie’s value, I find myself thinking about them more than I probably should. I sometimes wonder how many films are nominated due to the fact that they’re well-crafted works of art and how many are nominated due to…

  • The Old Dark House

    The Old Dark House


    Man, I love everything about this movie!

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre


    I was 12 years old when The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released and my friends and I knew we somehow had to see it. The title alone was enough to scare the crap out of us. I grew up in the South where we all knew what a chainsaw was capable of doing. I am convinced most of our fourth grade vocabularies didn’t contain the word “massacre” before hearing about this movie. Although we were too young to see the…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


    An amazing visual achievement. I need to see the film again so I'm not quite ready to call it great, but it's very good. I *am* ready, however, to declare that Roger Deakins clearly deserves the Oscar for cinematography. Give it to him.

  • The Man Between

    The Man Between


    Almost a 4-star review - Maybe one more watch will bump it up. Convoluted in spots, but wonderful cinematography and nice unheralded work from Claire Bloom and Hildegard Knef.

  • The Scarf

    The Scarf


    Odd but weirdly engaging noir...

  • Elle



    “It’s twisted.”

    “Fortunately I have faith. What’s it for if not to get through the tough times?”

    These two lines come from two different female characters in two different scenes in Elle, a film that critic Sheila O’Malley at Roger calls a “demented and exhilarating experience” as well as “a high-wire act without a net.” A.O. Scott at The New York Times says “It’s a psychological thriller, a strangely dry-eyed melodrama, a kinky sex farce and, perhaps most provocatively,…

  • Paradise Now

    Paradise Now


    Watched again for our special International Movie event at the library - Great turnout and an even better discussion. Thanks to all who joined us!

  • Paradise Now

    Paradise Now


    In preparation for our upcoming library movie.

  • PlayTime



    Tati = genius. That is all.

  • Remember



    As much as I love the performances of Chrispher Plummer, Martin Landau and Jürgen Prochnow, the film contains just too many coincidences and suspension-of-disbelief moments to be taken too seriously. But I love watching these guys act...