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Nathanael Hood

Nathanael Hood
Nathanael Hood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Young Folks, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 57% Ramen Heads (2018) Koki Shigeno's Ramen Heads explores this subculture of Japanese ramen freaks and what drives the lunatic artisans who've devoted their lives to creating the perfect bowl of noodles.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
8/10 76% The China Hustle (2018) It's impossible to watch The China Hustle without feeling a mixture of incredulous outrage and fury at all the corruption, all the complicity, all the injustice.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
1/10 43% Demon House (2018) Demon House is patent balderdash; it's paranormal snake-oil salesmanship that degrades the real life unfortunates involved in the case.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
6/10 41% Gringo (2018) Gringo is a flawed film that needed one more draft to streamline things and fix the overall pacing.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4/10 0% 7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018) The more one seriously considers the film, the more slapdash and poorly executed it becomes. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
3/10 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) What is Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris? A bundle of ideological confusion. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet The Rainbow Experiment (2018) If Kallas had whittled her cast down by a third and gone a little easier on the kaleidoscopic split-screen, The Rainbow Experiment would have been stunning. But as it stands, it's too frustrating to overlook the forest for the trees.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/10 20% Kill Order (2018) What truly galls me is how derivative the film is.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Man on Fire (2017) While Man on Fire does an admirable job demonstrating the racism within Grand Saline, it does relatively little to interrogate it and relate it to Moore's suicide. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
7/10 78% American Folk (2018) American Folk didn't have to be good. Instead Heinz delivered a gentle yet nuanced exploration of America and Americans in one of our darkest hours.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
7/10 57% The Commuter (2018) It might be a flashy piece of entertainment, but it's not a stupid one.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
8/10 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread is a mesmeric glimpse into the world of high fashion and the cruelties exacted by selfish, self-centered love. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
8/10 94% 1945 (2017) 1945 is all about questions and apprehensions, not answers and catharses.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
86% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) Maybe these tonal shifts were intentional, but they're betrayed by predictable plot developments which make them seem more like window dressing than an intuitive part of their director's vision.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
9/10 73% The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2015) It doesn't matter if said story is preposterous patriotic grandstanding-the film is a work of proud cultural myth-making. See it. And when you do, make sure it's in 3D.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/10 75% Killing Ground (2017) There's not enough of a political or moral statement for it to be interesting to critical viewers and not enough blood and guts to satisfy the gore-hounds. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
6/10 91% Motherland (Bayang ina mo) (2017) I must fight my biological predispositions and proclaim Motherland flawed.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
5/10 55% Elizabeth Blue (2017) It's weepy nonsense that plays up the film's worst melodramatic tendencies.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
7/10 100% Unrest (2017) It demonstrates an emotional truthfulness and vulnerability I wish more documentarians would mimic.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
5/10 94% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) None of [the] questions are answered as the film abandons this fascinating enigma for rote scenes of zombies and survivors killing each other. What a loss.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
5/10 84% The Square (2017) We have the skeleton of a great film smothered in too many layers of fat and gristle.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
6/10 100% Bending the Arc (2017) In a world that gets more inter-connected every year, its lessons are too vital to ignore.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
7/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is remarkable in its willingness to embrace the original film's slow pacing and philosophical musings. But does it add up to more than just a succession of stunning images and thought experiments? It's difficult to tell. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
6/10 50% Kissing Candice (2017) Freed from the constraints of shorter formats, McArdle rushes around her 102-minute runtime with all the curious abandon of a goldfish moved from a small bowl to a massive aquarium. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
8/10 100% The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto) (2016) It's powerful and quietly uplifting in a way I haven't seen a prominent European art movie be in quite some time.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
5/10 75% Thirst Street (2017) Thirst Street remains baffling and confused, unworthy of Burdge's performance.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
5/10 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) The Limehouse Golem is perfect pulp: it isn't particularly scary or suspenseful, but it does deliver the grind house goods. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Who The F**k Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago (2017) An outsider by design but an insider by choice, Alago forced the world to bend to his own passions and will. May we all be so lucky.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
4/10 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) I never thought I'd complain about a Despicable Me movie having too much plot.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
6/10 29% Camera Obscura (2017) As a horror film, Camera Obscura disappoints. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
7/10 70% Moscow Never Sleeps (2017) The film still manages to hold our attention, and every now and then manages a brief profundity.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/10 82% Future '38 (2017) It seems Greenberg can write and directly authentically compelling material. It's a shame the rest of the film was such a bore.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
7/10 83% Letters From Baghdad (2017) But despite its shortcomings, Letters from Baghdad is one of the rare documentaries which is in itself an aesthetic achievement. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
9/10 No Score Yet Kuro (2017) Joji Koyama and Tujiko Noriko's Kuro isn't just a movie; it's a mystery, a mood, an intangible atmosphere of alien dread and ethereal beauty.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
7/10 96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) Throughout the film the people of this congregation bicker and argue, fight and squabble. They pull pranks and make jokes and cook meals and break hearts. Yet through it all there is a shared sense of earnest religious devotion.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
5/10 41% Whisky Galore (2017) Where the original film was deliciously subversive in that conservative "Keep Calm and Carry On" British manner, this remake feels unnecessarily anesthetized. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
6/10 80% Chuck (2017) Philippe Falardeau's Chuck is a meat-and-potatoes biopic about Mr. Wepner, and for the most part it sticks to the basics of the genre. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
8/10 99% City of Ghosts (2017) City of Ghosts is a tough, difficult sit. But it might just prove invaluable, both as an anthropological document of nascent social media resistance and as a profile of undaunted journalistic courage.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/10 71% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) The film's greatest outrage is its squandering of Malek's Oscar-caliber performance in the service of such self-important nonsense. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
6/10 86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Without proper knowledge of Jewish culture and religion, I suspect many viewers will find The Wedding Plan slow, ponderous, and even preachy. But for those in the know, I can attest that they will find it powerful, moving, and deeply rewarding.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
8/10 100% The Family I Had (2017) By the end I was consumed with an aching love and sorrow for this family; I wanted to bring wholeness to their brokenness. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
9/10 91% LA 92 (2017) LA 92 is less a straight-forward documentary than a cinematic symphony; it's less interested in the nitty-gritty...[but] the orgasmic release of the hate and fury that provoked it, and the shell-shocked disbelief that followed it.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/10 57% The Boy Downstairs (2018) In trying to say something about life and the experiences of disillusioned, confused young people, it ends up saying nothing. The film is just so many recycled scenes from other, better films that had something original to say. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
6/10 60% House of Z (2017) It's all trite, predictable stuff that settles comfortably into a traditional Hollywood three-act structure.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
8/10 100% A River Below (2017) There are plenty of documentaries about activism. But documentaries about the consequences of activism are few and far between. Of these, Mark Grieco's A River Below is one of the best in recent memory.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
5/10 85% A Suitable Girl (2017) We're left with a stunted perspective of arranged marriages: if anything, the film seems to argue that the whole process of parental matchmaking is an endurable hassle that inevitably leads to happy marriages.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
8/10 48% The Last Movie Star (2018) It's a labor of love, of mutual admiration, of fraternal respect. But it's also a film of deep sacrifice.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
7/10 93% Shadowman (2017) Shadowman is equal parts disturbing and engrossing; it's a film grotesquely morbid yet beautiful, satisfying yet frustrating.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
6/10 94% The Freedom to Marry (2017) ... what we have instead is a documentary meant to inspire and elevate.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
5/10 No Score Yet Decanted. (2016) Whatever the case, this admittedly well-meaning and beautiful film feels like it was served before its time.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017