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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
8/10 98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) In true Kore-eda fashion the film is quietly devastating, slowly accumulating an avalanche of emotions that climaxes in a beautiful sequence.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Distilling the finest and most absurd tenants of the Western genre and the most indulgent concessions to the Coens' idiosyncratic filmmaking yet, the film is not just the most essential film in the brothers' catalogue.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
7/10 100% Angels Are Made of Light (2018) It shines a compassionate, awe-filled light on a community doing its best to improve itself and educate its young-yet it never loses sight that this endeavor might be a pointless one as political unrest might raze their city.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
8/10 86% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) By all accounts, it's accurate, both to the man and his self-created myth.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
7/10 100% Carmine Street Guitars (2018) Light, breezy, and comforting, much like an afternoon browsing a guitar shop.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
5/10 26% The Nun (2018) The film isn't as bad as the first Conjuring spinoff, Annabelle, but it simply isn't good enough to distinguish itself from the cavalcade of excellent horror thrillers being released this year.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
91% You Can't Take It With You (1938) Capra's unapologetic belief in the myth of a truly egalitarian America seems right at home. It seems time has made this old film new once again.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
5/10 80% What Keeps You Alive (2018) What Keeps You Alive squanders its casting with a formulaic story, predictable twists, and a screenplay so hackneyed you can guess lines before they're said. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
6/10 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) It's impossible to dismiss Madeline's Madeline completely. It's too bold, too brave, too defiantly itself to be written off as a complete misfire. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
7/10 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Here is a film unapologetic in its attempts to go for the emotional jugular vein. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet The Guardian (2018) The Guardian is a sterling example of a story that tells instead of shows. It expects us to intuit the world's lore and glean the characters' personalities and backstories from what little information is provided.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
9/10 No Score Yet Blank 13 (2017) Many films have dealt with death and grief, but few have truly considered the initial emptiness and mystery of loss as poignantly as Takumi Saitoh's Blank 13.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
No Score Yet Ji Zhan (Unbeatable) (2013) Make no mistake, the 8-man special forces unit at the core of the film undergoes physical punishment the likes of which one scarcely sees outside schlocky horror movies: it's gory and grim, made all the more surreal.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
No Score Yet Ching yan (The Beast Stalker) (2008) Beast Stalker isn't interested in traditional narrative logic, indulging in the extreme emotional pathos of its far-fetched scenario and the occasional glimpses of humanity that can shine through in even the worst circumstances.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
75% Operation Red Sea (2018) A cataclysmic cross between the gung-ho jingoist action blowouts of Michael Bay and the heroic bloodshed melodramas of Hong Kong, the film's more-is-more aesthetic resulted in one of the most thrilling and punishing spectacles in recent world cinema.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
No Score Yet On Happiness Road (2017) But what does Chi want? On Happiness Road suggests that she might never know. But more importantly, that's okay.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
7/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp is, after all, a film about protecting and sacrificing for one's family, and it's love that binds such relationships together. And perhaps, Reed suggests, it's love that binds the rest of us as well.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
7/10 34% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) An unapologetically minor film-it doesn't try to imitate bigger historical spy films like Bridge of Spies (2015). It's comfortable with being small and intimate.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2/10 5% 211 (2018) Even if 211 didn't ostensibly base itself on a real-life tragedy, it largely fails as a bank heist film by overloading itself with a bland supporting cast.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
6/10 40% The Last Witness (2018) The Last Witness is similarly incapable of directly facing the slaughter, choosing instead to give glimpses of the trauma it left on the few survivors and only featuring, at most, five minutes of reenactments.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
No Score Yet The Heroic Ones (1970) The Heroic Ones is almost Peckinpah-esque in its grim reassessment of ancient China's cyclical violence and treatment of ethnic minorities.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
5/10 No Score Yet The Man Who Stole Banksy (2018) This is one documentary that needed one last pass through the editing room.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% Roll Red Roll (2018) Schwartzman is careful to depict the police involved in the case as diligent, honorable professionals tasked with the impossible case of getting confessions from terrified teenagers -- but they are still shown as largely ineffective.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% Blowin' Up (2018) Stephanie Wang-Breal's remarkable Blowin' Up [is] a look at Queens' Human Trafficking Intervention Court.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) There are certainly worse ways to spend 90 minutes than looking at great photographs and visual pop art, listening to world class musicians session, and hearing old jazz farts swap stories about the glory days.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
8/10 97% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Above it all is a resignation towards its own ephemeralness. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Smuggling Hendrix (2018) It's trapped by its own gentle insouciance.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
5/10 60% Yellow is Forbidden (2018) We might know what Guo Pei wants, but the better question would have been who she is in the first place.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
6/10 80% The Feeling of Being Watched (2018) Something doesn't fully come together in The Feeling of Being Watched. That's admittedly a terrible thing to say about such an earnest, heart-felt film seeking justice for a persecuted minority.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Dead Women Walking (2018) Dead Women Walking [is] not just a disappointing sit, but an aggravating one.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
9/10 86% Song of Back and Neck (2018) So why does Song of Back and Neck work? Very little of it seems like it should on paper. I suppose most of the credit must go to Lieberstein who... gained an intuitive sense for how to successfully blend comedy, absurdity, and romance. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
7/10 60% 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 75% 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 38% 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 8% 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 23% 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 17% 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 79% 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 97% 1945 (2017) 1945 is all about questions and apprehensions, not answers and catharses.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
83% 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 74% 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