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Andy has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★½

    Bad times indeed.

  • Edge of Doom

    Edge of Doom

    ★★½

    Despite an excellent cast and a usually solid director, EDGE OF DOOM really suffers, mostly from a weak script. Disappointing.

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★½

    “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…

  • Lady in White

    Lady in White

    ★★½

    Frank LaLoggia’s labor of love has its heart in the right place, is heavy on style and atmosphere, but also quite heavy-handed in its social commentary. Read more: bit.ly/2qEg2RL

  • A Bullet for Joey

    A Bullet for Joey

    ★★½

    A Communist agent (Peter Van Eyck) hires an exiled American gangster Joe Victor (George Raft) to travel to Montreal in order to kidnap an atomic physicist (George Dolenz). Victor calls on his old flame Joyce (Audrey Totter) to get the scoop on the physicist’s routines and habits. Meanwhile, Canadian Police Inspector Raoul Leduc (Edward G. Robinson) investigates a series of seemingly unrelated crimes that point to something big.

    Despite a great cast, A Bullet for Joey never really rises above…

  • The Skeptic

    The Skeptic

    ★★½

    October, 2012

  • Sleep Tight