Nathaniel Rogers

Nathaniel Rogers
Tomatometer-approved critic
Favorites:
Heavenly Creatures, Boogie Nights, Bonnie & Clyde, Manhattan, Persona, The Wizard of Oz, Sunset Boulevard, The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Law of Desire, Cabaret, West Side Story, Waiting for Guffman, The Piano, and many more...
Location: New York, New York
Official Websites: thefilmexperience.net

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Let's just say that the film has a good deal of fun shuffling its chess players around the board. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B- 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Credit the still-lovely but flexible chemistry of Redmayne and Jones for keeping the movie aloft even as frequent choppy flashbacks and clunky script-choices threaten to deflate the whole thing. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
C- 30% Red Joan (2019) The lead actresses are both solid but the direction by Trevor Nunn is dull. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
C+ 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Though it takes far too long to get going (the early scenes are needlessly repetitive and this would have been sharper as a 140 minute movie or somesuch), once it's up and running it's full of thrills. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
D+ 57% Aladdin (2019) The design is gawdy without the joy of camp. The pacing is manic. The editing is bizarre. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B 97% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) Though indulgently violent and rather broad at all times, it's consistently exciting due to the premise and the charismatic star turn, - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B+ 96% Atlantics (2019) You'll want to fantasize about what other entirely unique films this young female auteur might dream up? We must believe there's a very bright future ahead for her. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B 100% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) Writer/Director Hylnur Palmason... makes stylish choices in his film's rhythms and imagery, both to add meditative chills, and artfully suggest passages of time where nothing much changes. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B+ 80% Instinct (2019) Carice Van Houten stars and stuns as Nicoline, a troubled psychotherapist working in a rehabilitation program at a prison. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
B+ 87% Ema (2019) Though the plotting can feel like a series of sick jokes stretched out to feature length, the sound and performances and the cinematography in particular (incredible work from Sergio Armstrong) all mesmerize. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
C 73% Disco (2019) Disco is far too repetitive and its point of view remains as opaque as Mirjam's psychology. It's not enough, always, to merely observe. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
100% Colewell (2019) While it's definitely purely niche in its appeal - it is tranquil, to a fault - but it has an unmistakably cumulative poetic beauty. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
91% To the Stars (2020) There's something about the contemporary female point of view married to the black and white visuals that spark this one to entertaining life. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
D+ 78% My Zoe (2019) The mild sci-fi elements (it takes place in the near future) provide some Act Two interest but unfortunately very little pays off, especially given its tonally questionable ending. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B- 82% Proxima (2019) It was wonderful to see images of a woman being excellent at her job and her daughter looking on with love/admiration. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C+ 78% Bombay Rose (2019) Unfortunately the story is lacking. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B 57% Hope Gap (2020) A satisfying watch with a lovely cinematic ending though its apt to get dinged for being too stagebound. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal is terrific and troubling (no surprise. That's kind of her thing) as a teacher who becomes obsessed with a student. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Tense, twisty, and provocative. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
94% Transit (2019) [Director Christian] Petzold's best move in Transit is displacing us in time. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
100% Sharkwater Extinction (2019) If you care about animal rights or love amazing underwater footage (guilty on both counts!) Sharkwater Extinction is a must-see. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
No Score Yet Frágil equilibrio (2016) A beautiful engaging meditation. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) In short, there is little reason for it to exist since it doesn't move the series forward but rather backward to try and reinvigorate / update a 35 year-old franchise. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C+ 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent 2 is weirdly memorable with strange visual choices, great costumes, and two true movie stars giving each other the stink eye. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
B 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Waititi pulls off the tricky black humor tone and absurdist child's-eye-view of Nazi era Germany and cults of hate. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C 73% Harriet (2019) Harriet suffers from no clear shaping and an inability to sit still long enough to be stirring. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
A 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) [Marielle] Heller is one of our greatest working directors. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
C+ 74% Papi Chulo (2019) I wish the movie were more successful as its chosen and worthy topic but it does get distracted and distracting while attempting to dramatize cross cultural divides especially when it tries for comic beats. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Nevertheless I mostly enjoyed myself though this installment definitely lacks for personality. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It was fun while it lasted but it's the first Toy Story movie to evaporate in the memory quickly after watching it. Which means it's the first non-essential entry. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) There's much fun to be had here and Tom Holland continues to make the perfect Spidey. So why does it feel so insubstantial? - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C 50% Tell It to the Bees (2019) It's kind of adorable, though, even when it's... qualitatively questionable. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B 41% Vita & Virginia (2019) Vita and Virginia also affords us the chance to watch smart women banter, philosophize, argue, and aggressively pursue their own desires, leaving the men to play the supportive worrying spouse for a change. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's impossible to imagine it having been made by anyone else. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C+ 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Women and fans of female heroes deserved better than Captain Marvel (a mediocre entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe) but there's no denying that it's rousing to see a woman triumph within the context of this heretofore excessively masculine universe. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
B- 59% Charlie Says (2019) While Charlie Says doesn't measure up to Harron's best work, it's nevertheless an intermittently absorbing and unexpected angle from which to try to comprehend this incomprehensibly tragic chapter in American history. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
98% The Garden Left Behind (2019) Because the dialogue is more casual and realistic than plot driven or expository, Alves trusts his actors to sell the interpersonal drama and lived-in quality that makes the film so charming... It's trust that's rewarded because the cast is wonderful. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
95% Aladdin (1992) Aladdin is essentially two love stories in one, Aladdin and Jasmine get the riding off into the sunset / final kiss image but Aladdin and the Genie's love story is the emotional climax. It's so sweet. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
C- 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Sophie Turner does what she can with her undermotivated central part, but there's no magic in the performance to save the movie from itself. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
A- 89% Rocketman (2019) Still, it's a grand entertainment despite the traditional rise to fame - get messed up on drugs narrative. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
B+ 74% Destroyer (2018) This is how Destroyer makes you feel: battered, unsettled, and eager to escape despite knowing that that's futile. It haunts. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
C- 24% The Happytime Murders (2018) There's not enough invention or material for 91 minutes of this and the only performance that feels particularly inspired here is Maya Rudolph who works her usual 'how-is-she-this-hilarious?' magic. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
C+ 87% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley and Dominic West and a solid supporting cast detail the ever widening sexual and social web of this couple but perhaps the project was hobbled from the get go by the strange decision to focus on Colette's early life. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
A- 85% A Simple Favor (2018) The leading ladies are deliciously inspired, marrying all the disparate tones with as much ease, flair, and detail as the costumes, chic soundtrack, and aspirational production design. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B- 73% The Children Act (2018) An affecting performances from the always reliable Emma Thompson is the best reason to see this otherwise dry and a bit unwieldy adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B+ 97% Border (Gräns) (2018) It's a wonderfully weird often surprising movie that is utterly Scandinavian to its bones, but also surprisingly Hollywood in its narrative commitment to the procedural genre. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B+ 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) [It features] Steven Yeun in a mesmerizingly smart star turn. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
57% That Time of Year (Den tid på året) (2018) That Time of Year is pleasant, if no great shakes, with a few wonderful actorly bits sprinkled across the familiar tears and laughs of families in perpetual love/hate with each other during holiday get togethers. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
73% Mothers' Instinct (Duelles) (2018) In the end I'm not sure the movie amounts to all that much but it's an entertaining watch. And there's not an ounce of fat on it at 97 minutes, so affectionate poisoned kisses to Masset-Depasse and his editors for keeping it tight. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
83% Fig Tree (2018) Beautifully shot, with two outstanding sequences - one haunting involving a suicidal old man, and one slyly funny in which the family rehearses going through customs - Fig Tree is a fine debut. - The Film Experience EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018