Andy Gyurisin

I smell like great VHS tapes, but remember, always rewind.

Favorite films

  • Time
  • American Honey
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • A Ghost Story

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  • CODA

    ★★★

  • Clara Sola

    ★★★★

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    ★★½

  • Father of the Bride

    ★★

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  • Clara Sola

    Clara Sola

    ★★★★

    Nathalie Álvarez Mesén's CLARA SOLA feels like Carlos Vermut's MAGICAL GIRL feverishly blended with Tatiana Huezo's TEMPESTAD. A story focused on loss, sexuality, family, religion and nature, told through the eyes of our titular character, Clara, captured stunningly by Wendy Chinchilla Araya. Mesén, with cinematographer Sophie Winqvist (ANIARA, PLEASURE), weave distance, fear, and self-worth into every shot as Clara navigates a disruptive world controlled by the rules by her mother, and her nieces' own coming-of-age journey. Clara uses every tool…

  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again

    Dr. Phibes Rises Again

    ★★½

    Three years later, Phibes awakens and finds himself heading to Egypt to drink from the River of Life so that he and Victoria can live together. Those seeking familiarity and repetition from THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (released a year earlier), will find comfort in this continuation of Phibes' heart wrenching journey to merely be with his one true love again.

    Vincent Price returns with his iconic voice modulator to travel and kill those in his path with a vicious slice…

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  • 1900

    1900

    ★★★½

    When beginning this 317-minute, 1976, Bernardo Bertolucci directed epic, you must realize that this is a 317-minute 1976 Bernardo Bertolucci directed epic. The scope and size of Bertolucci's is powerful. The bold choice of colors, the intensity of each scene, the use of both sex and violence to weave his tightly woven story together is breathtaking. But, this isn't the film for everyone. Joseph and I have talked about those "cinematic vegetables" that may not be enjoyable upon first bite,…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    Not quite a superhero film, though it bears the Marvel stamp. More of a space-pirate, band-of-losers, FOOTLOOSE-referencing, physical media respecting, for-the-love-of-all-that-is-1980s, man-did-Lee-Pace beef-up, James-Gunn-keeps-it-in-the-family, perfect summer blockbuster involving a talking raccoon and an empathetic tree. Gunn's ability to handle such a big movie was not without some jagged edges (misuse of secondary characters with accents, flat villains, Howard looked horrible!), but this is nearly 100% stronger than any other Marvel film to-date. As someone worried about the cineplex of the…