Andy Gyurisin

Andy Gyurisin

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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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  • Another Year

    ★★★★

  • Practical Magic

    ★★½

  • Summertime

    ★★★★½

  • Cleaners

    ★★★★

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  • Another Year

    Another Year

    ★★★★

    It is easy to dismiss ANOTHER YEAR as just another gloomy Mike Leigh film. In fact, over the past 11 years since first seeing it, I may have found myself saying the same thing - but upon this viewing, something changed. Time, my age, and days of marriage and friendships have transformed this into a pointed drama about the fractured nature of reality.

    Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen are the foundation of an average London family. They are parents, gardeners,…

  • Accomplice

    Accomplice

    ★★★

    At whiplash speeds, the premise is set, the players are introduced, and unless you are wearing your seatbelt you will be lost at every hairpin turn. ACCOMPLICE may not be the greatest noir, but in what it successfully accomplishes in under 70 minutes is impressive.

    This gritty low-budget Sherlock knock off features Richard Arlen as a dime-store Sam Spade named Simon Lash, whose frustration, 1940s male chauvinism, anger, and passion for expensive literature lead him through a maze of clues.…

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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…