An Introduction

Let’s make this short and simple.

I’m Andy Crump. I’m a film critic. I’ve been writing film criticism for the web since 2009, when I created A Constant Visual Feast as a space for sharing my thoughts on film – contemporary, classic, experimental, mainstream, independent, genre-focused, and all the like. Since this blog went online five years ago, I’ve gone on to write for other outlets, the first of them being Go, See, Talk!, a Dallas-based blog whose tremendous, wonderful founder and operator put me in touch with the press and raised my little side career to the next level. I hate that cliche, but in this case, that cliche happens to be true.

I’ve changed a lot in the last half a decade, and so has my blog. Currently, I use ACVF as an online portfolio for my work, though I’m not above publishing original pieces here when opportunity demands. Most of my writing can be found at Paste Magazine’s Movie and TV sections; Screen Rant; Movie Mezzanine; and Birth.Movies.Death (nee Badass Digest). I hope to continue expanding my audience as well as my publication outlets. 


Feel free to peruse, share, and comment on my writing, whether directly on ACVF or on the sites that publish it. And please enjoy. 

27 thoughts on “An Introduction

  1. hi andrew, was redirected here by your interesting comments on inglourious basterds. havent read your reviews but i like the way you write. best, greg

    • Hi Greg! I appreciate the compliments– hope you get a chance to look over some of my writing here and if so, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for dropping in to say hello!


  2. Hey, just to let you know that I nominated you for a Kreativ Blog Award, which is a viral/spam thing – kind of a pass-it-on kudos for your good work. Anyway, keep up the good work.

  3. Hey, just to let you know that I nominated you for a Kreativ Blog Award, which is a viral/spam thing – kind of a pass-it-on kudos for your good work. Anyway, keep up the good work.

  4. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  5. Great blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions? Cheers!

  6. Hi Andrew,

    This is Manikandan from Your blog was so nice. I am also a Movie buff. BTW I added your blog in my friends list..Will you add my movie blog in your friends list. So that we will get mutual link exchange which leads to good page rank.

    Take care n Cheers.

  7. Just logged on to check my WordPress site and this is at the top – your review of Drive had me clicking straight away!! Bloody love the film. This blog is so fantastic to have stumbled upon. Your passion is a really beautiful thing and I hope you realise quite how much people get out of reading it. Trust me, you’ve got a firm repeat visitor from the UK…..!!

  8. Hi, giving you the VBA award. I’m coming back for more movie reviews. I think it’s nice that someone without strong background in film can still write good reviews. Makes me a little bit jealous ‘coz I try to do it sometimes (without so much success, mind).

    • Thanks Joe! Second time I’ve been awarded the VBA, very much appreciated.

      Having a strong film background helps for someone reviewing movies, of course, but having a good writing background probably helps just as much if not more since you learn about film in the process of writing about it. That said, I do go out of my way to brush up on film literature when I can, so hopefully that has begun to spring up in my writing.

  9. Hey Andrew, to be honest i’m not entirely sure how i found my to your blog, through a succession of blogroll links i think! Anyway, thought i’d let you know i read a few of your reviews and really enjoyed them, nicely written and accessible. Keep it up!

  10. Hi Andrew! Fellow writer here myself, sometimes pertaining to films- sometimes not. Hopped over from your discussion of “Kill List” on IMDB, you seemed the only person in the thread to have considered much of the same things I had about “KL,” and it was well-written to boot. Always happy to meet a like-minded blogger or writer =)

    • Well, thanks very much Wendy! I’m happy you made your way over here– and I’m glad you liked my thoughts on Kill List! I’ll probably do an analysis of the film sometime soon (since it’s out in theaters now), so feel free to jump in then. Hope to hear from you more often!

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  12. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage? My blog is in the very same area of interest as yours and my users would truly benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks!

  13. Wow! Excellent work!

    Just thought I’d let you know that I’m now following your work and look forward to keeping up with the frenetic pace. My movie viewing is restricted to dvd’s these days, so I’m talking mostly about films that are already off the circuit.

    Andrew, I will be delighted if you could take time out to follow my blog. And do let me know if you’re looking for guests when you feel a need to spend more time in the cinema.

    …while we may not always meet & greet, you’ll know that time is always pressing, but its well worth the wait (and the visit)….

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