Nathalie Atkinson

Nathalie Atkinson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 87% of the time.

Nathalie Atkinson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): National Post, Globe and Mail

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 93%

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016)

"It's subdued, at times even too leisurely, but the film and its characters are luminous, especially lead Ayase Haruka." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/4 98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"Adapted with great warmth and wit ..." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/4 81%

Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)

"It's a twisted existential grotesque that wrings thought-provoking pathos and even affection for the lunatics running the menagerie, no mean feat." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 92%

The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016)

"On this small scale and rather ordinary canvas the human drama is keenly felt." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 84%

Francofonia (2016)

""Who would we be without museums?" Aleksandr Sokurov wonders as he narrates this challenging philosophical essay, and sifts materials back, forth and around in the Louvre's history." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 82%

River (2016)

"In a demanding role light on dialogue, Sutherland's rangy, loping physicality serves both the character and the action well ..." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 40%

Mr. Right (2016)

"A screwball hit-man comedy in the Grosse Pointe universe, it's like what you'd get if Nora Ephron wrote True Lies while high." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 22, 2016
3/4 91%

The Lady In The Van (2015)

"There's an elegiac, sentimental quality to this film adaptation, from the manipulative meet-cute of Alan and Miss Shepherd through their disputations." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/4 100%

Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)

"The couple are the movie's saving grace - especially Lillian, now 87, who regales in every story, but especially the one about how she doggedly researched accurate drug-lord lifestyles for Scarface." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Mustang (2015)

"That there are five sisters allows Erguven to explore the scenario's several possible outcomes, be it happy ending or tragedy or the bittersweet fates in between." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 100%

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015)

"The screen, always Bergman's supreme medium, is proof of the power of her magnetic and energetic presence." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 93%

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)

"By her own legendary admission, Guggenheim had thousands of lovers and pursued art and sex in equal measure; this documentary goes a way to rebalancing that the addiction of the title actually took precedence." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 100%

Mavis! (2016)

"The movie doesn't linger on the string of bad luck that derailed the younger Staples's promising solo-career opportunities, because she doesn't - she's too busy warming up for the next show." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/4 79%

Northern Soul (2015)

"Rich in period detail, it's as transportative to the shuffling spins, fashion subculture and euphoric, amphetamine-fuelled all-nighters of 1974 Lancashire and the cult-following DJs of the Wigan Casino as a documentary, turned up to 11." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2.5/4 87%

Fort Tilden (2015)

"Tucked in among the longueurs are moments of savage satirical virtuosity that pinion the zeitgeist." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2.5/4 67%

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

"Mesmerizing and clever, but more style than substance." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/4 93%

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)

"Seldom has teenage sexual awakening been covered from a female perspective - with a fickle alternating confidence, self-doubt and voracious appetite - quite so frankly or delicately." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1.5/4 39%

She's Funny That Way (2015)

"For all its histrionics, the comedy is sluggish, plagued by wildly uneven acting, jokes that don't land and a bizarre plot, let alone odd casting choices." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1/4 44%

Irrational Man (2015)

"Ostensibly about the theory and practice of ethics, if the existential dramedy Irrational Man weren't so clumsy it could almost be a self-parody." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3.5/4 75%

All The Time In The World (2015)

"It's an engrossing nature documentary - of human nature - and while for most it is also a fairy tale, the takeaway can be vicarious." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/4 90%

Cronaca di un amore (1950)

"The stylishness of this noirish melodrama about infidelity and postwar malaise accumulates in layers, and it's not merely visual." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/4 94%

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

"Ms. Dore's work is not only a tribute to past bravery and determination, but also a warning and urgent rallying cry to the next wave." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/4 64%

The Great Museum (2015)

"The flitting glimpses of interesting moments and grand rooms don't shape into much of a narrative here, perhaps because the people featured also seem detached from a greater purpose." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 26, 2015

Testament Of Youth (2015)

"In what is a well-acted but fairly typical prestige period drama, it's Vikander's nuanced performance as the resolute but still-vulnerable Vera who gives the film its depth." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 18, 2015

I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)

"The film cleverly uses the conventions more typical of romantic comedies several decades its junior ..." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 28, 2015
2/4 58%

Saint Laurent (2015)

"Watching Bertrand Bonello's new film is less Saint Laurent than The Saint Laurent Experience: It's the biopic as fever dream." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 98%

Iris (2015)

"A flurry of excitement greets her wherever she goes; throughout the adulation, she is appreciative, patiently bemused, a little cranky and only occasionally tickled." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 14, 2015
3.5/4 98%

Phoenix (2015)

"Borrows tension, look and conventions from postwar film noir, and the Hitchcockian doubles, reversals and atmosphere of suspicion unbalance expectations of which character (if either) is cat or mouse." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 7, 2015

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"Lively glides across the screen from scene to scene - like the ballroom of a grand old hotel with a suitor in hot pursuit - with all the emotional weight of a model in a perfume commercial." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 82%

Dior and I (2015)

"We get no sense that Simons is invested in the work, or concerned about what's at stake for his personal reputation, or has any insight into what he does with his time to balance what presumably are many other responsibilities and pressures." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/4 83%

Cinderella (2015)

"In being faithful to the traditional tale interpreted by Disney in their animated 1950 classic, this Cinderella is crisp escapist enjoyment." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/4 27%

After the Ball (2015)

"Certainly, the production values echo those of high-end made-for-TV fare, but the cast and amusing script more than make up for what the movie lacks in gloss." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

"Like a Christopher Guest movie with a widow's peak, What We Do in the Shadows depicts a supposed "New Zealand Documentary Board" film gone gruesomely, hilariously awry." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3.5/4 52%

Gemma Bovery (2015)

"A transmogrified Flaubert, recast, upturned and rich with observational and satirical contemporary details." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 4, 2014

The Last Impresario (2014)

"The Last Impresario explores how White may sadly be one of the last in the true definition of the term." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 27, 2014
3/4 93%

Force Majeure (2014)

"It is often deliciously, horrifically awkward and downright uncomfortable. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/4 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"This is not a strident film; it's about subtle performances." ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 58%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"Anytime the ersatz Fela and crew are on screen performing numbers, the real Kuti isn't. And that's a shame, since watching the real Kuti onstage is as much concert as political rally and liturgy." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 28, 2014
1.5/4 20%

Swearnet: The Movie (2014)

"Swearnet is just a ragged, overlong sizzle reel." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 28, 2014
1.5/4 7%

Are You Here (2014)

"What does surprise is that the talented ensemble has to cajole this ungainly movie along even as it changes its mind about whether it wants to be a romantic comedy, a lighthearted bromance." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/4 71%

What If (2014)

"This is a classic romantic comedy. Classic, by which I mean, quick-witted, and heartfelt." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet

I Dream of Wires (2014)

"The movie is an interesting, sometimes confusing tangle of opinions." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2/4 45%

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

"The genius of the title remains as inscrutable as ever." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2.5/4 68%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"This is also a feel-good foodie film that require a tolerance for watching actors chewing mouthfuls then going into ecstasies, usually without describing much more detail about flavours or how it tastes besides "mmmm, it's delicious."" ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/4 75%

Breastmilk (2014)

"Is breastfeeding bond or bondage? As the documentary Breastmilk examines, the pendulum swings every generation and there is no clear, correct answer." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1.5/4 52%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Firth notwithstanding, even as a cinematic bagatelle Magic in the Moonlight is virtually charmless and strangely flat." ‐ National Post
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet

Men of the Cloth (2013)

"It's still very much worth watching for the time the camera spends in the shops, capturing the slow rhythm of time-consuming, precise and artistic handwork, performed not in romantic locales but dingy rooms and basements." ‐ National Post
Posted Jul 10, 2014
1.5/4 23%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"Tish's original plan to stay in her hotel room and watch TV alone with a glass of wine isn't the worst idea I've heard." ‐ National Post
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/4 87%

Joe (2014)

"It's a classic redemption narrative where the ongoing temptations of violence culminate in a sort of justice." ‐ National Post
Posted May 2, 2014
3.5/4 86%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"Like their creator, the characters have feasted on a buffet of historical greats... and the broad nature make it feel like [Jarmusch's] most personal, fluently articulated yet. It's also supremely groovy." ‐ National Post
Posted Apr 25, 2014
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