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Nathanael Hood
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 71% Capricious Summer (1967) The kind of cinematic world you'd love to crawl into.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
9/10 89% The Champ (1931) What could've come across as schmaltz hums with the belief that what we're seeing is somehow sacred and true.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
4/10 86% Under the Sun of Satan (Sous le soleil de Satan) (Under Satan's Sun) (1987) A film that glazes the eyes and numbs the mind despite its ravishing beauty.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
6/10 93% Monstrum (2018) Heo Jong-ho's Monstrum is a film that wears many hats-or, er, many gats.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
6/10 73% A Taxing Woman (Marusa no onna) (1988) Dares to ask how much of a bastard does a villain need to be to make us root for a tax auditor.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Fairytale (Favola) (2017) As a visual experience and exploration of sexual identity it's fascinating, if not necessarily essential.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
9/10 92% Paper Moon (1973) O'Neal leaves a continent-sized impact crater in the center of the film, delivering an instantly iconic performance none have been able to replicate.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
2/10 86% Stray Dogs (2014) Even as a defender of Ming-liang's work, I find nothing in Stray Dogs to redeem its ludicrous pretentiousness.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
5/10 No Score Yet Anna Christie (1930) A flat, inert affair.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Peppermint Frappe (1967) A kind of Spanish reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock's VERTIGO.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet Baron Prásil (The Fabulous Baron Munchausen) (1961) [It's the] insistence on the presence, validity, and importance of science amidst the Baron's fantastical proto-Looney Tunes madness that makes the film distinctly [Karel] Zeman's own.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne)(A Deadly Invention) (1958) One of the most superbly realized pieces of visual art to grace 1950s cinema.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Journey to the Beginning of Time (1966) There's not a drop of sarcasm or insincerity anywhere, merely wide-eyed wonder.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
5/10 No Score Yet Spiritual Kung Fu (Quan jing) (Karate Ghostbuster) (1978) [The film's main issue] is the slapdash execution.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
9/10 72% The World (2005) Has the kind of setting that would make the Surrealists weep with joy and envy.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet The Fearless Hyena (Xiao quan guai zhao) (Revenge of the Dragon) (1979) An early high point in [Jackie Chan's] career.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
7/10 100% Housekeeping (1987) Everything from the casual mutterings of hobos to the cluck-cluck-clucking of gossiping old biddies is perfectly just so.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Slightly French (1949) Both gorgeous and charming.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
8/10 100% The Wind (1928) [Sjöström] transformed the desolate wilderness of the Mojave Desert into a screenscape as eerie and otherworldly as anything by Murnau or Wiene.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
7/10 62% Unknown Pleasures (2003) Zhangke's micro-vignettes about early twenty-first century China's cultural impotence on the world stage...are reminders of how far the country has come as a developing superpower.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/10 No Score Yet Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (Dian zhi gong fu gan chian chan) (1980) ...half a loaf short from being a good movie.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4/10 50% Phase IV (1974) In Phase IV we see a fledgling filmmaker biting off more than they can chew.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
5/10 No Score Yet Sweet Thing (2020) Despite aping a stylistic plasticity, there's an emotional artificiality about everything that feels forced and contrived.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
8/10 86% P.S. Burn This Letter Please (2020) A crucial, necessary work.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Call Your Mother (2020) Almost impossible to dislike.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
8/10 60% 499 (2020) ...a hypnotic, devastating look at the scars of Latin American colonialism.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
4/10 60% 12 Hour Shift (2020) 12 Hour Shift is a deeply, deeply hateful film. It hates good people, it hates bad people.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
7/10 100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) Coolly detached, Rebels of the Neon God offers no salvation for its disaffected youth-nor does it suggest they deserve any.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
9/10 93% Gloria (1980) Other films can mimic its style and story, but what they can't replicate is the chemistry between its leads..‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
7/10 100% Cowboy (1958) At its heart Cowboy reveals the emptiness of the very masculinity celebrated in Red River. ‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet My Lucky Stars (Fuk sing go jiu) (Winners & Sinners 2: My Lucky Stars) (1985) It's 15% amazing action, 85% nauseating sex comedy.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted May 2, 2020
3/10 No Score Yet Horrible (Rosso sangue) (Absurd) (Monster Hunter) (Antropophagus 2) (The Grim Reaper 2) (1981) Painfully blasé and boring, not so much borrowing from Halloween as copying its playbook scene by scene. ‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet A Japanese Tragedy (1999) Kinoshita's message is clear: this is a Japanese tragedy, yes, but it's merely a symptom of a larger Japanese anomie.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet If You Could Only Cook (1935) ... fails to come together due to Seiter's flat, lifeless direction.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
8/10 89% The Covered Wagon (1923) All but forgotten today, James Cruze's The Covered Wagon was one of the most popular American Westerns of the silent era. ‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3/10 40% Evel Knievel (1971) There's certainly an interesting character study to be made about this American icon, but this ain't it.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet The Hellbenders (1967) Though ostensibly just a piece of violent Western pulp, Corbucci inadvertently revealed the rot at the heart of Confederate revisionism: they really were that twisted and evil.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
9/10 85% Mikey and Nicky (1976) A meticulously constructed character study with all the verve and energy of improvisation.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
8/10 92% The Front Page (1931) ...the film demonstrates a kinetic liveliness and pictorial complexity many of its era literally couldn't match due to the clunky weight and fussiness of early sound equipment.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
7/10 67% Angels over Broadway (1940) ...an anti-noir standing in direct opposition to that genre's hopelessness and nihilism‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet Statues Also Die (Les Statues meurent aussi) (1953) A sincere if dated attempt to address the pillaging and destruction of native African artwork at the hands of Westerners.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
9/10 No Score Yet The Castle Of Sand (Suna No Utsuwa) (2003) ...Nomura spends most of the runtime convincing us the film is one thing before pulling the rug out from beneath us in the third act, revealing that it's something richer, more nuanced, and infinitely more tragic.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
7/10 100% Pearls of the Crown (1937) ...a fantastical flight of fancy, burdened not by the weight of authentic history but leavened with the playfulness of one of French cinema's greatest boulevardiers.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
7/10 100% The Whole Town's Talking (1935) ...the closest thing director John Ford ever came to making a screwball comedy. ‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
8/10 57% The Dark Past (1949) Rudolph Maté's The Dark Past is a superb noir remake of Charles Vidor's subpar proto-noir Blind Alley (1939).‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet The Funeral (1987) ...a sober, gently melancholy look at an upper-middle-class family's preparation for a traditional Japanese funeral.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Meshi (Repast) (1951) Even so, Naruse was never Ozu's stylistic equal, and without his contemporary's hermetic environments much of the film's drama feels flat.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Fall Guy (1982) This is not a film about reality, but the reality that can only exist in movies and the sheer joy that comes from creating it.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
9/10 91% Jason and the Argonauts (1963) But what puts it over the top is a strange sense of melancholy pervading the machismo heroics.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet The Magus (1968) By...clinging to the original book it suffers from the same pitfalls, mainly the preposterous plot twists and suffocating sense of self-seriousness.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020