Andrew Gifford

★★★★★ = Masterful

★★★★ = Great

★★★ = Good

★★ = Underwhelming

★ = Bad

Favorite films

  • Forrest Gump
  • Stand by Me
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Shawshank Redemption

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

  • Dragonball Evolution

    ½

  • Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    Somehow this overlong and soulless effort made dinosaurs dull. Messy and convoluted, this is the worst entry in the series. Dumb without the fun, the dinosaurs are still who I would root for over the bland human characters. The original cast couldn’t save this from being a hollow shell of what once was.

  • Dragonball Evolution

    Dragonball Evolution

    Misunderstands and misrepresents the source material so offensively it is actually disrespectful. Tasteless and tedious, it hardly works in its own right. Contrived sequences, pathetic fight choreography, and shameful special effects indicate the filmmakers didn't know what they were doing.

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    A rare legacy sequel that builds on fan service and nostalgia to create a superior film. This is a more coherent character piece and entertaining celebration of Tom Cruise. The exhilarating action and dizzying spectacle are triumphs in blockbuster filmmaking and will take breaths away.

  • Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands

    ★★★★

    Tim Burton’s most personal and enchanting take on a misunderstood outsider. His surreal fairytale for adults is delicately crafted with subtlety and ingenuity. Depp imbues a haunting figure with gentle charm and purity. Depp and Burton's first bizarre collaboration, where the magic started.