Nathan Mattise

Nathan Mattise
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Nathan Mattise is an Austin-based editor with Conde Nast's Ars Technica. His film writing has appeared in Texas Monthly, Wired, and The New York Times Kids Edition. When he?s not at an Alamo Drafthouse or working through screeners, he plays in a bocce league and trains for endurance races.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 96% Feels Good Man (2020) This film reminds viewers of a basic communication principle: no matter the intent of someone who puts a message into the world, once it's out there, that idea no longer entirely belongs to the messenger. Some part of meaning always lies in reception. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
7/10 71% Tenet (2020) Tenet is the kind of movie that leaves you asking, "Why can't we have John David Washington as James Bond?" - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
9/10 87% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) This Tarantino-y revenge fantasy with over-the-top comic violence recognizes the evil and bile that sits at the center of a nameless, faceless mass of blue eggs or random handles saying the worst things their deficient brains can come up with. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/10 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) I'm Thinking of Ending Things was always going to be somewhat bizarre, [but] the most perplexing thing about it may be calling it a "Netflix film." Prepare to hit play on the platform's oddest release to date. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
8/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) If you also already have a soft spot for the Wyld Stallyns, hop in your nearest phone booth, dial up the infinite, and prepare for another charming, over-the-top and surprisingly poignant ride through time. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
6/10 60% Project Power (2020) Project Power is the type of movie you used to reliably find each summer at the theater: an action film that flashes a little comedy, stars someone you want to spend almost two hours with, and has enough happening to keep audiences... - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
6/10 67% Domain (2018) Good sci-fi speaks to the times, and Domain has done that twice in four years - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
8/10 92% Be Water (2020) If you think Lee kicked ass on-screen (which, duh), you may leave this 95-minute exploration even more impressed. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
7/10 92% The Vast of Night (2020) The Vast of Night doesn't hinge on its plot. This small budget, tightly scoped sci-fi film has wowed festival audiences enough to attract Amazon money largely on its spectacle-individual images you'd gladly frame for the office wall... - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
5/10 No Score Yet TFW No GF (2020) This documentary will act as an intro and interesting glimpse at a particularly unique 2000s subculture, but it may not change how those of living as contemporaries understand or feel about it. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
6/10 77% The Shock of the Future (Le choc du futur) (2019) For me, a self-identified music nerd, things generally worked. Le Choc du Futur's aesthetic may ultimately be the point more so than its story. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
8/10 100% Insert Coin (2020) If Insert Coin is the kind of game documentary that can pass the sniff test for that collection of video game historians, that likely says everything audiences need to know about what's to come - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
7/10 98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) Beyond a profile on this species, Rodents of Unusual Size may work even better as a snapshot of a life not many will ever live: those in these coastal communities who directly experience the impacts of climate change and coastal erosion. - Ars Technica EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020