Nathaniel Muir

Nathaniel Muir
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am an avid movie lover who does not care about genres. For better and for worse, I will watch anything.
Publications: AIPT

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Nebulous Dark (2021) It will only appeal to a small audience, but the heart put into the movie comes through the screen. Derivative and confusing. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2021
No Score Yet For Madmen Only (2020) Interesting documentary that examines comedy and the thin line between creativity and crazy. You may not have heard of Del Close, but you know him. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2021
43% Here After (2021) A nice twist on the typical romantic comedy formula is fun for the most part. A misstep at the end hinders thing, but does not ruin it. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
53% Broken Diamonds (2021) Lola Kirke carries this erratic movie that never seems quite sure what it wants to be. The movie may be polarizing, but that does not mean it will stand out. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
No Score Yet Bloodshot Heart (2020) Bloodshot Heart is entertaining, thought provoking, and yes, frustrating. It is a rare case where things are all over the place, but still manages to be engaging. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2021
54% Settlers (2021) The rare science fiction movie that is less about bombastic effects and more about the emotions of its characters. It works for the most part. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2021
74% Kandisha (2020) The story is pretty barebones and there is little in the way of character development aside from the leads, but horror fans should enjoy this gore fest. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2021
36% Jolt (2021) Kate Beckinsale shines in this over the top action comedy. The science may be silly, but the film never takes itself too seriously making it a lot of fun. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
75% Blood Red Sky (2021) One of the most original movies of the year comes with a premise that sounds too ridiculous to be good. Not quite as emotional as it would like, but still a lot of fun. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
92% Charlatan (2021) While the movie has some mixed messages, the story is fascinating and the performances are great. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
No Score Yet Skinwalker (2021) The story takes two exciting genres and is able to make an entertaining movie out of them. Flawed, but fun. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
8.5/10 96% Titane (2021) A dysfunctional mess of a movie that remains consistently entertaining. Sexy and violent, the film appeals to the more visceral side while tackling deep themes. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
46% The Call (2020) The film has its flaws, but strong performances from a pair of horror icons and a fun premise make this worth picking up. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
No Score Yet River (2021) A confusing science fiction movie that never seems to know what it wants to be. The ending feels undeserved while the writing alternates between mediocre and horrible. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
100% We Intend to Cause Havoc (2019) A interesting look at an overlooked form of music that came and went before it had a chance to leave a real impact. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
42% Great White (2021) Some decent CGI effects and tense moments help this movie set itself apart from being just another killer shark movie. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
86% Dachra (2021) It may not be the most familiar horror movie, but originality is not a hallmark of the genre, anyway. Great atmosphere work to offset the annoying leads. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
80% After Yang (2021) Science fiction has a strong human quality not always found in the genre. The story is sparse, but provides maximum emotional impact. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2021
90% Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) (2021) Attempts to get a strong message across, but forgets to tell a good story along the way. The movie is short and looks great, which makes it worth a watch. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
100% The Velvet Underground (2021) Many people listen to The Velvet Underground and wonder what the big deal is. This documentary unpacks how the band went from not being noticed to being influential. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
9/10 100% The Price of Freedom (2021) An unflinching and powerful look at what the NRA means to American politics and how it has used manipulation and scare tactics. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
89% Annette (2021) Possibly the most delicate film of the year. An odd mix of chaos and order that is captivating. Adam Driver is great, if overpowering. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
71% Love Type D (2019) While the plot sounds like it will be too formulaic, the charm of the cast and writing make this one a fun watch. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
94% Marathon (2021) Sticking to the formula perfected by director Christopher Guest, the story is filled with the right amount of oddball characters and is consistently funny. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2021
No Score Yet No Loss // No Gain (2021) Much like eating food just because it is there, the movie is only watchable just to see if it is able to tie up all the plot threads it introduces. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2021
90% Les nôtres (2021) Dealing with the familiar themes of teenage pregnancy and the secrets of a small community, the film defies audience expectations in a powerful watch. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2021
78% Kid Candidate (2021) While the political content is one sided, the character study of its subject is fun and itnteresting. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
50% Long Story Short (2021) The movie is a standard one that brings nothing new to the equation. The cast and some genuinely funny moments carry the film. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
9/10 85% Vicious Fun (2020) Violent, funny, and over the top, the movie lives up to its name from start to finish. Amazing soundtrack and practical effects that are reminiscent of a simpler time. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
No Score Yet Black Medusa (2021) The lack of clear motivation takes away from the sheer brutality of the protagonist. There is no doubting how good the film looks and sounds, but it never sits right. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
83% Too Late (2021) The movie takes on a lot - and most of the time, it does a decent job. The problem becomes, it deals with so much nothing stands out. Fun, but unmemorable. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2021
100% Claydream (2021) A fun documentary that is a reminder of simpler times and a cautionary tale of what could have been. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
8/10 98% My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2021) An emotionally powerful and compelling movie that is impossible to turn away from. Makes interesting narrative choices that work thanks to strong performances and writing. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
No Score Yet The Serpent (2021) Too confusing to be fun, too inconsistent to be entertaining. In other words, it is a frustrating watch that is not worth the time. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
73% School's Out Forever (2021) Nothing comes together quite as well as it should. The acting is tremendous but the conflicting tones make can be off putting. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2021
9/10 100% Accepted (2021) Tremendous documentary that poses interesting questions. It also does a great job of bringing to light the flaws in the education system. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2021
45% Italian Studies (2021) Vanessa Kirby and the production carry the entire movie. A very disjointed plot and shallow characters make this a hard one to get into fully. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2021
100% Father of the Cyborgs (2021) The documentary may sound like a wild science fiction story, but it is a real exploration of self experimentation and the ethics involved in neurosurgery. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2021
86% Werewolves Within (2021) A fun werewolf movie that brings the kinetic energy and comedy of clue while cleverly bring in scares. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2021
90% Ultrasound (2021) There is a lot going on in this mind bending story, but it works for those who like abstract sci-fi stories. The story is entertaining, but can be frustrating at times. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2021
100% No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics (2021) The documentary is to the point, but it covers a part of the comics industry that is rarely talked about. Great art and and interesting look back. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2021
64% Shapeless (2021) The movie explores eating disorders through the lens of body horror and terror. This is very much a one person story. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
75% Agnes (2021) Director Mickey Reece makes some bold choices in this terrifying and character driven story of possession and grief. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2021
100% All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997) (2021) A fascinating look at hip hop and New York City. The skateboarding parts lack the same interest, but it is still a fun look at a unique time. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2021
8/10 87% Poser (2021) An intimate character study that will draw audiences in. Sylvie Mix is captivating. Great storytelling and writing that unfolds naturally. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
57% Domino: Battle of the Bones (2021) The movie is a throwback to the comedies of the 80s and 90s. Still, some of the jokes are timeless and will make you laugh. It is just a matter of whether the plot will connect to today's audiences. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
20% Undercover Punch and Gun (2019) It is all about the fight scenes as the story has nothing to offer. How much a person likes these moments will determine what they think of the film overall. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
9/10 96% The Amusement Park (2019) Arguably, Romero's most frightening movie, this lost film uses real life terror to captivate and scare the audience. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
64% Chasing Wonders (2021) What seems like a run of the mill coming of age film works thanks to the beautiful scenery and focus on story and characters. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2021
8.5/10 No Score Yet Baphomet (2021) A movie does not have to be traditionally good to be entertaining. This horror movie barely makes any sense, but some amazing performances makes this a must watch. - AIPT EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2021