Andy Crump

Bostonian culture journalist Andy Crump covers the movies, beer, music, and being a dad for way too many outlets, perhaps even yours: Paste Magazine, The Playlist, Mic, Hop Culture, Polygon, and Men's Health, plus others. You can follow him on Twitter and find his collected work at his personal blog. He’s composed of roughly 65% craft beer.

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Slow and unsettling, this classic work of Soviet sci-fi will make you reconsider how we relate to each other.


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Slash/Back review: Inuit sci-fi thriller for fans of The Thing

Introspection and aliens in the stark tundra of Nunavut.

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Linoleum review: Jim Gaffigan's indie sci-fi is Donnie Darko with a midlife crisis

Gaffigan tries, and mostly succeeds, at portraying a strange but sweet breakdown.

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A reputation as shocking hides the fact that this film is also touching.

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Strawberry Mansion review: The best sci-fi love story since Eternal Sunshine

This artful, surreal dystopia shows off the power of dreams... and practical effects.

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Nanny is the best elevated horror debut since The Babadook

Mining horror from motherhood and the American Dream, Nanny is a reminder of the deep fears that lurk under the mundane.

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Something in the Dirt is an ambitious sci-fi satire from Moon Knight’s director duo

In an age of conspiracy theories, Something in the Dirt is a blunt look at the desperate people who fall for them.

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Dual review: Karen Gillan doubly stuns in the high-concept sci-fi drama

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'The Tragedy of Macbeth' reveals the biggest problem with 'Game of Thrones'

Joel Coen’s first directing gig without his brother stars Denzel Washington in a medieval epic that puts the Lannisters to shame.

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The Beta Test is the most intense noir thriller of 2021

It's a terrific movie full of dry, caustic humor, paranoia, and danger.