Nathan Andrews

Not believing in half-stars since 2008.
Top 4: my most recent 5-star movies.

Favorite films

  • 12 Angry Men
  • Get Out
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jaws

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  • 12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

  • The Gray Man

    ★★★

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★

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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    Criterion Challenge 2022
    Week 5: 1950s

    Extraordinary. Love that this story centers entirely around addressing prejudices, morals, and the art of consensus. There’s no mystery to solve or a damning piece of evidence that sends a different person to death instead of the accused. Perfection in its ideas and execution.

  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★★

    That ‘The Gray Man’ ends with one of The Black Keys’ most radio-friendly, built-for-stadiums-and-ending-credits songs in their discography feels almost predestined. After all, this is an action film that is as structurally generic as one can possibly be, heavily trafficking in one-liners, impossibly convenient revelations, more than one explosive sacrifice, globetrotting that effectively ignores time and space, and the predictable mix of action, exposition, and comedic relief, the kind that has been so thoroughly mined by Disney for its Marvel…

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  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★★

    It took years but I’ve finally seen it, and what an amazing time it was. Perfect casting all around, especially Mark Ruffalo, who made me actually care about the Hulk for the first time ever. Fantastic writing, direction, cinematography, effects... it’s easier, and quicker, to just call this movie perfect and move on.

  • IO

    IO

    ★★★

    Amidst the flowing grass of a plateau rising out of a bed of fog stands an enclave where a woman named Sam tries to find the key to life on an Earth wrecked and subsequently abandoned by its human population. The cityscape below has become submerged in a toxic mixture of gases that can only be traversed with masks and oxygen tanks, but the relative safety of her elevated position allows Sam to conduct experiments and live freely.

    Sam is…