Movie Reviews and Interviews by Andrea Chase

Andrea's first actor interview ~ with Jerry Lewis

Andrea’s first actor interview ~ with Jerry Lewis

Smart, but never stuffy, Andrea Chase takes no prisoners when reviewing films. In interviews, she draws out filmmakers by asking the questions others don’t think of, but wish they had. New insights, unexpected revelations, and a wry sense of humor set this interview series apart.

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THE RED TURTLE

We are reminded in THE RED TURTLE how superfluous words can be. This animated fable from Studio Ghibli, aimed more at adults than at children, is a thoughtful film about the cycle of life, and a sublime cinematic achievement. A masterpiece, in fact. St… Read More »

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A MONSTER CALLS

A MONSTER CALLS begins, fittingly enough, with a child’s nightmare. We don’t have the context yet, but the primal fear gripping the boy clinging to the hand of a woman hanging over an abyss neatly sums up the emotional journey to come. The boy is Conno… Read More »

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LIVE BY NIGHT

LIVE BY NIGHT is so sumptuously photographed that it can almost make up for its shortcomings.  Based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, it has weathered its translation by becoming a slight story heinously overblown. It also suffers from t… Read More »

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