Nathaniel Bell

Nathaniel Bell
Nathaniel Bell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly Los Angeles Daily News
Biography:
Los Angeles Daily News film critic.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% The Queen (1968) A remarkable piece of cinéma vérité journalism. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
85% Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements, a richly involving documentary directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky, centers on Jonas Brodsky, the director's young son. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Even if its social message about culture and class (Alfred-Hitchcock-by-way-of-Karl-Marx) is laid on too thick in the end, this Parasite slithers most agreeably. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) The Nightingale sustains Kent's reputation as a promising talent - a filmmaker who employs familiar tropes to explore some of the darkest impulses of human nature. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
90% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse can be enjoyed on dual levels - as a thickly atmospheric exercise in psychological terror, or as a compendium of seafaring legends, jokes and clichés. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
47% No Safe Spaces (2019) While somewhat loose and undisciplined in its structure, the film builds a case that academia is the primary battleground in a war to eliminate ideological diversity in the United States. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
61% Crown Vic (2019) Written and directed by Joel Souza, this gritty, compressed exercise in nocturnal suspense demonstrates both the power and vulnerability of the men in blue. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
62% 3 Days with Dad (Life Support) (2019) Shot in a loose, deadpan, improvisational style by writer-director-star Clarke, the film is propped up by a strong performance from Dennehy, whose ursine presence sustains the film through its wobbly passages. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
73% Lost & Found (2019) Some of the vignettes, such as one involving an abandoned baby and buggy, are so slight they almost slip into the ether, but all of them linger pleasantly in the mind. - L.A. Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2/4 43% The House Bunny (2008) Faris' clueless innocence and pretty features make stupidity charming, even sweet. It's a performance that nearly redeems an utterly formulaic comedy, and affirms her position as one of our brightest comedians. - Los Angeles Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2008
B 75% Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) (2007) New crime saga, inspired by a popular TV series, lacks the freshness and overall emotional impact of Fernando Mereilles' 2003 brilliant City of God, but still tells a stirring tale of youth growing amidst povery and violence. - EmanuelLevy.Com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2008
38% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is the kind of warm, mushy, predigested pap that haunts theaters every year around this time, and it nearly pulls a muscle trying to arouse a sense of wonder. - Los Angeles Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2007
1.5/4 9% Norbit (2007) The Nutty Professor was a comic tour de force; Norbit smells faintly of desperation. - Los Angeles Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2007
1.5/4 17% The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) The Santa Clause 3 is holiday filler, stuffed with unearned emotion and trite sentimentality. The good news is it runs just over and hour and a half, which means parents won't have to glance nervously at their watches. - Los Angeles Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2006
2.5/4 93% Lassie (2006) With its spirited ensemble and literary pedigree, Lassie is worthy entertainment for a new generation of fans. - Los Angeles Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2006