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Nathanael Hood

Nathanael Hood
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) There's something deeply, fundamentally perverse about filming a Jack London story with CGI animals-it's akin to shooting a film version of James Joyce's "Ulysses" on location...in Belfast.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
1/10 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Sonic the Hedgehog isn't a movie, it's a ninety-nine minute monstrosity made by corporations for other corporations.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
4/10 65% Olympic Dreams (2020) A lumpy, mushy, emotionally uncalibrated mess.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
5/10 74% Meatballs (1979) Amusing in an antiquated way? Perhaps. But funny? No.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
4/10 90% Weathering with You (2020) This film's simply too soggy to live up to Shinkai's other films, box-office success be damned.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
9/10 95% The Return (2004) The kind of movie you watch between your fingers as you hold your hands up to your face for protection.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet They Ain't Ready for Me (2020) Tamar Manasseh is a mesmerizing presence, a living embodiment of tikkun olam for Black America, both Jewish and otherwise.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2020
8/10 85% Color Out of Space (2020) ...a kaleidoscopic phantasm of loss and pain.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
5/10 43% Three Christs (2020) Alternatively treacly and maudlin.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
7/10 26% Wishmaster (1997) The joy of Wishmaster [is that] it's a game to see if the audience can out-think and out-predict what the Djinn will do and how he'll do it.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
5/10 60% The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) The film is a confused mishmash of genres and inexplicable character moments that fail to coalesce into something greater.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
7/10 73% Tunes of Glory (1960) A marvelous indictment of institutional machismo and performative masculinity that saw two of England's best actors...play against type and deliver two of their finest performances.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Trigger Jr. (1950) The film is patented nostalgia, cinematic comfort food meant for sick days home from school or visits to relative's houses that smelled vaguely of mothballs.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
7/10 83% The Story of Temple Drake (1933) Essential Pre-code cinema? Yes.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
9/10 92% Now, Voyager (1942) Davis' performance anchors [the story], preventing it from flying off into the realm of camp, turning an outlandish story into one painfully human and universal.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
7/10 92% Klute (1971) But Klute feels vibrantly alive in a way that betrays its subdued chilliness.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/10 88% Joan of Arc (1948) ...an unequivocal bore and slog.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
8/10 92% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) The film hums with the plasticine kineticism of Terry Gilliam as the camera tilts and moves with all the abandon of one of Hedwig's shows.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
7/10 93% Cluny Brown (1946) Cluny Brown is a late, minor [Lubitsch] film, but nonetheless enjoyable.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
9/10 96% The Circus (1928) ...one of [Chaplin's] most unforgettable and melancholy films, one filled to the brim with unforgettable gags and set pieces.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Captain from Castile (1947) ...suffers from many of the same problems Hollywood epics from that era faced: an interminable length hampered by poor pacing...and a certain deadening heaviness.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
6/10 89% Ochazuke no aji (Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice) (1964) ...a gentle satire among a sea of [Ozu's] family dramas and tragedies.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
8/10 86% Blackmail (1929) ...crackles with the energy of a genius reckoning with a new toy-box.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
7/10 100% The Baker's Wife (La Femme du boulanger) (1938) The film's a time capsule of pre-war French cinema, flawed yet charming, problematic yet inviting.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
6/10 98% A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari) (1964) Eastwood's magnetic presence and Ennio Morricone's unforgettable soundtrack blending flamenco guitar with haunting whistling elevates the film above its pilfered story.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
9/10 90% A Face in the Crowd (1957) Consider this [film] an essential one for these equally essential times.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/10 92% The Grief of Others (2018) Wang spends much of the film flailing for a direction or emotional center for his story and comes away confused and empty. ‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
9/10 97% In the Family (2012) ...a humanist triumph.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2020
10/10 80% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is a supreme artwork, but viewers might find [Terrence] Malick's methods frustrating if not enraging. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
9/10 95% Marriage Story (2019) ...its script could be taught in screenwriting workshops, its mise-en-scene in directing classes, and its philosophy towards forgiveness in the face of brokenness and woundedness in the pulpit.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
8/10 94% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is one of the precious few [films] that feels like an act of grace itself. It's one of the most humbling film experiences of the year.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
10/10 97% Knives Out (2019) Rain Johnson's superb thriller Knives Out is an unapologetic love letter to [the] titans of mystery fiction.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/10 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Synonyms is the worst kind of bloated art film, one that leaves you wondering if it had anything to say to begin with.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
6/10 75% Call Northside 777 (1948) ...the film is more than just a stylistic curio, it's a portent of things to come.‐ The Retro Set
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
77% Doctor Sleep (2019) ...those who choose to walk the halls of the Overlook once more might be pleasantly surprised.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
3/10 73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) ...one of the most baffling documentaries I've seen in some time.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
8/10 98% Midnight Family (2019) In addition to being a powerful anti-capitalist polemic, Midnight Family is one of the best-looking documentaries to come out in 2019.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
7/10 100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) The joy of Elizabeth Carroll's new documentary...is how it balances these two aspects of her personality, perfectly illustrating her life-long love affair with Mexican cooking while embracing instead of downplaying her truculent coarseness.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
7/10 96% The Irishman (2019) If The Irishman is destined to be [Martin] Scorsese's "last film" it's certainly a good one, a harrowing plea for forgiveness and compassion in the face of loneliness and the void that awaits us all at the end. But a great one? Perhaps not.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
8/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) It's a film specifically about false surfaces (both figurative and literal), confidence games, and lies.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
95% My Fair Lady (1964) Over half-a-century later, My Fair Lady remains one of the most delightful entertainments of its era.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
6/10 90% The Lighthouse (2019) Eggers's madness has too little method behind it; it might captivate some purely for its weirdness, but it stands little chance of standing the test of time.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
6/10 43% The Addams Family (2019) Despite its infantilized treatment of the family it still provides enough creative set-pieces and heart-warming character moments to please both fans and newcomers.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/10 41% Wasp Network (2019) [Assayas has] admirably managed ensemble cast films before. But here he collapses under the strain.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
6/10 88% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) The Wild Goose Lake struggles to make proper use of its tedium.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
7/10 68% Joker (2019) It's brazen rejection of subtext in favor of brash surface literalism is downright Samuel Fullerian.‐ Nate Hood Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2019
9/10 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) This thesis on creation is Almodóvar's best and most essential film in years. ‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/10 86% Zombi Child (2020) ...the special kind of artistic failure where you can see the reasoning amidst the ruins.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
5/10 86% The Seer and the Unseen (2019) This film needed tighter focus, a clearer purpose, and about fifteen minutes shaved off.‐ Unseen Films
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
No Score Yet Scattering CJ (2019) [Scattering CJ is] not a feel-good post-mortem of a social movement but a portrait of ongoing grief and recovery. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019