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Nathan Southern

Nathan Southern
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 87% Chef (2014) Writer/director Jon Favreau's gentle comedy-drama Chef is an odd duck -- a schizoid effort that never seems to grasp its own strengths.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/4 99% The Overnighters (2014) The Overnighters, an ambitious documentary about the plight of the working class directed, produced, and photographed by Jesse Moss, is one of the trickiest nonfiction films to emerge in quite some time.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/4 90% Locke (2014) The fact that Locke delivers, then, is splendid news, especially for fans of onscreen minimalism and alternative approaches to familiar stories.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/4 86% A Most Wanted Man (2014) All minor reservations aside, the movie must be counted as a great success. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
4.5/5 94% Love Is Strange (2014) One of the most beautifully and incisively observed family dramas in recent memory ...‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
3/4 98% The Babadook (2014) Tthrowback horror picture that grips us with pounding in the night, startling effects such as the appearance of roaches and pools of black blood, and lightning-flash manifestations of the supernatural.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/4 97% Life Itself (2014) To be certain, some of the footage interpolated here is entertaining, but this has to count as a missed opportunity.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2014
2/4 52% Jersey Boys (2014) The Four Seasons' tunes, many of them bubblegummy, up-tempo, and carefree, are at odds with the pseudo-Cassavetes emotional brutality of the characters' interactions.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2014
3.5/4 85% Under the Skin (2014) Writer/director Jonathan Glazer's art-house sci-fi allegory Under the Skin slips up on the viewer so surreptitiously that the pull of its final 30 minutes comes as a bit of a shock.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted May 15, 2014
4/4 88% Like Father, Like Son (2014) This is a profound and remarkable work, and like Still Walking, it reasserts Koreeda's place among the ranks of the world's greatest living directors.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2014
3/4 36% Salinger (2013) An emotionally stirring and affecting work, albeit a flawed one.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2014
3.5/4 94% War Witch (2013) The picture is far and away most effective in its sequences of quiet lyricism.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/4 94% All Is Lost (2013) The movie has the feel of a beautifully conceived and elegantly composed short story with a remarkable and consistently surprising degree of emotional resonance.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2013
4/4 53% Inch'Allah (2013) This beautifully and cunningly crafted motion picture is long overdue.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2013
2.5/4 53% Lovelace (2013) Enough of this film works to merit a moderate recommendation, though the next time that Friedman and Epstein take on such a challenging character... they should consider gauging the structure of their script more carefully.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2013
2/4 92% The Spectacular Now (2013) The film eventually begins to work against itself and erodes the goodwill that it had earned.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2013
4/4 91% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) The movie is so beautifully crafted and realized that it might well be called flawless.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted May 24, 2013
1.5/4 72% Augustine (2013) It would be fascinating to know what the writer/director intended here, because the material is so hopelessly muddled.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted May 17, 2013
3.5/4 59% Kiss Of The Damned (2013) A rare treat, especially for those who like to see grindhouse-oriented subject matter done with intelligence and substance.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted May 3, 2013
2.5/4 73% Chicken with Plums (2012) On a scene-by-scene basis, much of Chicken With Plums delivers satisfactorily, but it adds up to much less than the sum of its many parts.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2013
3/4 82% Like Someone in Love (2013) It would be difficult to overstate the success of the bulk of this picture. Throughout, we get the bravura technique that we look forward to in a Kiarostami film.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2013
3.5/4 98% The Island President (2012) One only hopes that the documentary will help advance Nasheed's mission and inspire others to join arms out of shared ecological concern.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2013
4/4 99% The Invisible War (2012) The film delivers a sledgehammer blow to the audience, with an experience every bit as shattering and overwhelming as one might infer from the subject matter.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2013
2/4 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) One can admire the sublimity of Arnold's aesthetic compositions and framing, as well as the generally solid acting from a nonprofessional cast, but that's to no avail when the movie misses its emotional targets.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2012
3.5/4 90% Portrait of Wally (2012) As Shea's film approaches its conclusion, a wonderful and unexpected sense of empathy suddenly materializes.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted May 29, 2012
3/4 91% Winnie the Pooh (2011) It's refreshing and invigorating to watch a new animated picture where we can still see the penciled-in sketches of the characters' eyebrows and wind-ruffled clothing.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2012
13% In My Sleep (2010) The ludicrousness of the erotic scenes, such as the masseuse client sequence, points to the film's complete disconnectedness from any sort of recognizable reality.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2010