Nathan Carson

Nathan Carson
Nathan Carson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week
Publications: Willamette Week

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Bad Exorcists (2015) Bad Exorcists remains laugh-out-loud funny until the very end, when things resolve on a flat note. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/4 79% Without Name (2016) Fans of Altered States, The Wicker Man and The Witch will enjoy Finnegan's psychedelic montages, Eric's descent into madness, and the forest's meditative unease. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/4 91% A Dark Song (2017) This ritualistic haunter is scary, the mood rarely breaks, and for once we get a horror movie with a functional character arc. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/4 92% Obit (2017) The writers' stories are juxtaposed snugly beside the details of their subjects to create an exceptionally tight, often hilarious film. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/4 87% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Aside from Louis' demise, little happens aside from the fretting of charlatan doctors and hand-wringing of courtly devotees. Jean-Pierre Léaud's star performance is masterful, but cannot breathe life into this exquisite corpse. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 75% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) The dialogue is as poetic as the story is ambiguous, but strong performances and a muted, artful visual style keep this from straying into exploitation territory. Bring a long attention span and a strong stomach. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
A 100% One More Time With Feeling (2016) While he's a compelling subject on his own -- and remarkably vulnerable -- it's his relationships with his musical partner Warren Ellis and his wife, Susie Bick, that anchor Cave's ability to work through his grief. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
97% Mavis! (2016) Today, at 75, [Mavis Staples has] been rediscovered by this fantastic HBO production that's directed, produced and edited by only women. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
No Score Yet Jaco (2015) Using color Super 8 footage from Jaco's early life and funding from Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo to great effect, Jaco spares no expense in telling the tragic story of this incredible musician. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
No Score Yet Korla (2016) It's a remarkable and puzzling mystery, unraveled in this engaging film. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
80% We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! (2016) Even if you're not a fan of the music or image, We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! is an inspirational testament to faith, courage and big hair. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
B- 94% Gimme Danger (2016) Jarmusch leaves no fingerprints, making this documentary a rather straightforward, artless exercise. Nevertheless, the film is carried by its subject matter, the music and a handful of long interviews with Iggy Pop that largely serve as narration. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
A 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Howard can't help but overshoot the mark here, extending the story into a bit more of a biography than the subtitle calls for, but that's also what makes this film a worthwhile gateway for the uninitiated. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
C+ 76% Lights Out (2016) A general audience will be unnerved, occasionally scared out of their wits, and probably satisfied by this old-fashioned exploration of fear of the dark. Horror enthusiasts will bemoan this tepid, overly safe foray. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
C 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Patient fans of eye candy may get their money's worth from Neon Demon, but those craving a good story will be better served with another viewing of Black Swan. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
A No Score Yet Morphine Journey of Dreams (2014) The best music documentaries simultaneously humanize and immortalize their subjects... the viewer should walk away with a deeper understanding, appreciation and emotional involvement with the artist. Shuman's doc succeeds on all levels. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
B+ No Score Yet The Lives Of Hamilton Fish (2016) Once you're in its thrall, Mason's dramatic indie-folk score is surprisingly effective, tempering the darkness of Marissa Nadler with a hint of Yoko Ono. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
B+ 90% Love & Mercy (2015) Fans will delight in the picture-perfect re-creations of Wilson's parties, photo shoots and recording sessions. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015