Nathalia Aryani

Nathalia Aryani
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Nathalia Aryani is a film columnist. Her work has appeared on the San Diego Entertainer Magazine (www.sdentertainer.com/author/naryani/) and the Coast News (www.thecoastnews.com/author/nathaliaaryani/). She has a movie blog, The MovieMaven (sdmoviemaven.blogspot.com).

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) Brisk and blistering, Pawn Sacrifice is a captivating character study about a prodigy, player, champion and pawn. - The Coast News (CA) EDIT
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93% Incredibles 2 (2018) An incredibly fun, action-packed family adventure. - The MovieMaven EDIT
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48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) A tense and thrilling ride with a surprisingly thought-provoking message. - The MovieMaven EDIT
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73% Iron Man 2 (2010) Iron Man 2 doesn't take itself seriously; it's a nonstop joyride starring a wisecracked eccentric atypical superhero, and it deftly delivers. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) The chemistry between Gyllenhaal and Arteton is incredible that the romantic bantering is believable. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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71% Red (2010) Red is the summer blockbuster that we never had... it's over-the-top, comically combustible ride that we don't ever want to stop. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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41% Letters to Juliet (2010) This is one of those stories that, while predictable, is a journey worth traveling. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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48% The A-Team (2010) No brain power required - enjoy the ride! - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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36% Eat Pray Love (2010) Eat Pray Love is more of a romanticized travelogue, rather than a truly transformative one. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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65% The American (2010) Whilst the ending exposes the purpose of his last job and hits the intended target with a bulls eye accuracy, I'm afraid that it's a little too late to care when everything comes to a disastrous end. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Wall Street may not rock the charts, but it's pretty much right on the money as far as entertainment value goes. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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47% Hereafter (2010) Hereafter is steadily slow, but never loses my attention. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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48% Love and Other Drugs (2010) Its attempts to equally appeal to both male and female audiences come across as fragmented. Nevertheless, Hathaway deserves kudos for her sensitive portrayal amidst all the excessively gratuitous shots and crudeness. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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41% Faster (2010) Faster is a Dwayne Johnson movie; kill first and talk later. It's nothing more, nothing less and that's what I expected. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
85% Black Swan (2010) Combined with distorted cuts of scenes and jarring score, psychosexual thriller Black Swan is on par with or intensely scarier than some horror movies. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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92% Source Code (2011) Source Code is a streamlined, suspenseful sci-fi thriller served with heart. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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67% The Company Men (2011) Like its sleeker counterpart, Up in the Air, The Company Men was born during the worst recession since the Great Depression. It's the sign of the times and carries much relevancy. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
53% The Mechanic (2011) If you've seen and enjoyed a Statham movie, you know what to expect. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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55% Unknown (2011) Preposterous? Sure. But within the larger movie universe, I can accept the purported reality. It's just too entertaining not to. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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71% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) The Adjustment Bureau is primarily a romantic story and sci-fi thriller secondary, but I enjoyed it equally. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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84% The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) Adapted from Michael Connelly's writing, The Lincoln Lawyer is a legal puzzle with multiple plot twists that will keep unraveling till the end. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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69% Limitless (2011) With arresting premise, visual and action, it's more than a thrill in a pill. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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81% Super 8 (2011) The kids are the true stars here. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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26% Green Lantern (2011) While he's not a compelling enough character or superhero to care about, as Green Lantern, [Ryan Reynolds is] believable in his solemnity, yet his comedic charm helps when dealing with the absurdity that comes with the premise. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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72% Hanna (2011) Hanna is a pulse-pounding, lethal fairy-tale actioner. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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89% The Descendants (2011) This is not a story with monumental events or milestones. But it's genuinely absorbing. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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37% Immortals (2011) With lackluster storytelling and character development, Immortals is truly a visual victory, but nothing more. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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37% In Time (2011) In Time is stylistically entertaining, but the story could have been a lot more developed. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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76% The Debt (2011) The Debt is stellarly set, shot, and acted. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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36% One Day (2011) Based on a novel written by David Nicholls, the story does not translate well onto the screen. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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66% Another Earth (2011) [The ending] a letdown initially, but it grows on me. Still, my curiosity nature would have liked to learn more about Earth 2. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) If you're an action movie or martial arts fan, The Raid is a must-see. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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55% Perfect Sense (2012) Compared to the latest crop of movies this year, this limited-release indie is startlingly profound. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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84% The Ides of March (2011) The story is a brilliant human chess game. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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45% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) Journey 2 is simply magical. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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53% Safe House (2012) While blood spills messily, the conspiracy is unwrapped neatly and nothing is left to chance. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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80% Haywire (2012) Carano looks natural for a first-timer and this is the ideal vehicle for her. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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51% The Iron Lady (2012) Streep, a prominent presence throughout, truly carries the film. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
83% My Week with Marilyn (2011) Combined with stirring music and luminous cinematography, My Week with Marilyn is a marvelous picture. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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66% Cloud Atlas (2012) This daring, mind-bending soul journey is a spell-binding extravaganza. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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88% Arbitrage (2012) Studios rarely makes this type of film anymore; it's a solid thriller. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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74% Premium Rush (2012) The story is skimpy... but delivers. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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56% The Bourne Legacy (2012) While it may not be satisfactory, both protagonists seem to be in a good place - at least for now. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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31% Total Recall (2012) It's a non-stop action fest to the finish. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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83% Side Effects (2013) Expect the unexpected and you'll enjoy this chilling ride. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) The superb cinematography and art direction deserve praise, but they could shorten the middle part of the story. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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81% The Impossible (2012) The wrath of nature is re-created so masterfully by filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona that it feels like a documentary. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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69% Les Misérables (2012) A spectacular musical adaptation, Les Miserables is a mind-boggling production. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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63% Jack Reacher (2012) Jack Reacher is a solid, whodunit mystery that will keep you entertained. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
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89% Lincoln (2012) Lincoln is a revealing window of the backroom political deals that go into the process of the abolition of slavery and uniting of the nation, as well as Lincoln's own personal relationships with his family. - San Diego Entertainer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019