Andrew Wyatt

Andrew Wyatt is a St. Louis-based writer on film art. Andrew is the film critic for St. Louis Magazine, and is also a contributor for the Curator. For his work at St. Louis Magazine, he was named a finalist in the Blog Writing category of the 2014 Great Plains Journalism Awards. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and the St. Louis Film Critics Association. He has served as a juror and presenter for the St. Louis International Film Festival, the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, the Classic French Film Festival, and the CinemaSpoke screenplay competition.

For all its luridness, Nymphomaniac is a remarkably witty and erudite film. Von Trier shrewdly employs numerous formal tools—animation, split screens, montages, cutaways, and more—to enliven an otherwise disconsolate story. more

Apr 4, 2014 12:00 PM Movie Reviews

In an era when action franchises are content to repeat themselves, Marvel's ongoing multi-film saga feels like the serials of old. more

Apr 3, 2014 12:00 PM Movie Reviews

The film seems to contain at least four divergent modes: a ghost story; a character study; a realist portrait of fashion and celebrity culture; and a 2010s Continental variation on a De Palma cat-and-mouse thriller. more

Mar 23, 2017 8:00 AM Movie Reviews

Though the film has its weak points, the monster action is superb, terrifying stuff, easily besting recent entries like "Jurassic World." more

Mar 7, 2017 9:59 PM Movie Reviews

The swan song for Hugh Jackman’s vigorous, often cheeky portrayal of Wolverine is the best of 20th Century Fox’s eight X-Men features by a significant margin. more

Mar 2, 2017 8:00 AM Movie Reviews

Peele’s facility for precise timing and uncanny atmospherics indicates a filmmaker who's absorbed the work of the genre masters and applied the lessons therein to fresh, stimulating purposes. more

Feb 22, 2017 4:02 PM Movie Reviews


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As the first position Executive Producer for the audience and critical favorite, Beugg has come a long way from the days when he left a job in energy and environmental policy in Washington, D.C. to move to Hollywood and make movies. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:42 PM Movie Reviews

They don’t make them like this anymore, and never did make them with such darkling extravagance. more

Feb 17, 2017 8:55 AM Movie Reviews

Young viewers will doubtlessly groove on The Lego Batman Movie’s madcap energy, but the film’s model viewer is an adult Batman aficionado who's followed the hero through countless comic, television, and cinematic iterations. more

Feb 9, 2017 1:27 PM Movie Reviews

Raoul Peck’s new Oscar-nominated feature about author James Baldwin is not a biographical documentary in the usual sense. more

Feb 2, 2017 3:56 AM Movie Reviews

The film is characteristically rich, engrossing storytelling from one of the living greats of woman-focused drama. more

Jan 25, 2017 4:04 PM Movie Reviews

"Silence" is quite unlike any film that Martin Scorsese has ever made. more

Jan 11, 2017 12:04 PM Movie Reviews

2016—for all its catastrophes and heartbreak in other respects—was a fantastic year to be a cinephile in St. Louis. more

Dec 30, 2016 8:35 AM Movie Reviews

A catalog of this year’s cinematic disasters, mediocrities, and uncommon triumphs in the horror genre, ranked from worst to best. more

Dec 23, 2016 8:00 AM Movie Reviews

"Jackie" doesn’t toss out the biopic form entirely in the manner of Todd Haynes’ "I’m Not There," but it’s unconventional enough to make one snap to attention, beginning with the first, unsettling notes of Mica Levi’s phenomenally peculiar score. more

Dec 21, 2016 8:00 AM Movie Reviews

Where "Rogue One" succeeds, it does so smashingly, bringing the Star War universe into fresh territory and providing a captivating perspective on the Empire at the height of its power and on the Rebel Alliance’s more shadowy wetwork. more

Dec 13, 2016 4:23 PM Movie Reviews

If it offers nothing else, "Miss Sloane" features the kind of enigmatic, multi-layered antihero role that is rarely written for women. more

Dec 8, 2016 8:00 AM Movie Reviews

Discipline and generosity in its storytelling make "Manchester by the Sea" such a marvelous, heartbreaking success. more

Dec 1, 2016 9:00 AM Movie Reviews

Disney’s latest comforting confection is also something unexpectedly nifty and novel: a Princess Film for social studies geeks and "Civilization" fanatics. more

Nov 23, 2016 8:30 AM Movie Reviews

The world of Harry Potter has a fantastical richness that lends it ample potential as a canvas for stories beyond those of the Boy Who Lived. J. K. Rowling has finally capitalized on that notion with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." more

Nov 18, 2016 8:10 AM Movie Reviews

Leo is 11 years old, lives in New York, and is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. Despite his illness, he feels incredibly lucky, for as he whispers to his little sister, his diagnosis coincided with the discovery of an incredible power. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:00 PM Movie Reviews

There several different films nested within Italian director Roberto Andò’s droll thriller The Confessions, among then an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, a caustic critique of neoliberal economics, and a work of Catholic apologia. more

Nov 11, 2016 8:00 AM Movie Reviews

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