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Nathaniel Rogers

Nathaniel Rogers
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 84% The Walk (2015) Zemeckis's joy at staging the event is infectious and he takes the 3D IMAX cameras out there in mid air to show you the historic walk in all its dizzying, windy, high-altitude, and bloody footed insanity.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
C+ 67% Life (2017) It's handsomely mounted but not satisfying enough to stick.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B 93% Logan (2017) Logan is not just the latest but the greatest Wolverine movie.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
C- 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) If Disney keeps cannibalizing itself, reenacting their animated hits like they're nothing more than karaoke videos, the Mouse House will eventually become its own cursed forgotten kingdom.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
B 95% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) An unexpectedly moving and even sweet movie about budding relationships, personal responsibility, and frank honesty.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
B 69% Death in Sarajevo (2016) We know that all the separate stories with their personal dramas and opposing agendas we'll eventually collide (that's what happens in this subgenre of drama) but it's still fascinating to watch them braid together and Tanovic does this artfully.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
C+ No Score Yet A Decent Woman (2016) The snail-paced first two thirds doesn't speak all that coherently to the cartoonish final act.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C 73% Catfight (2017) All three of its title-inspiring scenes, for example, extend way past their comic welcome and feel like pure sadism by the unsatisfying end.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C- 44% The Bad Batch (2017) In short, I did not like it though I'll still line up for Armipour's third feature.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
B 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A solid drama about grieving men and private hells.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It's almost too tense to bear but Farhadi is a gifted storyteller, particularly with beginnings and endings. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C+ 80% Colossal (2017) Though its numerous twists have a kind of welcome insanity, the length of the thing, and particularly its deadly over-investment in the Jason Sudeikis character (to the detriment of Gloria's own emotional arc) undoes it.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ No Score Yet Santa & Andres (2016) Their eventual emotional, if not political, understanding is wonderfully portrayed by the actors and smartly delineated in the screenplay.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C+ 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Less CGI and scripted preaching, more intuitvie tears, please.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 85% Lion (2016) The picture is maybe too frontloaded but the acting delivers in the final stretch.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B- 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) he three principal actors are charming and Norwegian movies can always be counted on for sublime scenery -- even when that scenery turns malevolent -- but boy is this thing cliche-ridden and predictable!‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B 89% The Ornithologist (O ornitólogo) (2017) A head scratcher despite that inarguably hypnotic pull. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B 90% Frantz (2017) The movie has a terrifically simple plot generating event which reaps bountiful plot threads and emotions.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C 35% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) All the animals in the new Tarzan film are computer-generated which makes this new would be blockbuster feel not unlike a cartoon.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B- 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) The story, too convoluted for its own good perhaps, rescues itself from its arguably clumsy plot and off-voices with intermittent movie magic and interesting characters.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C- 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) [An] ill-fated sequel.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B 73% Ghostbusters (2016) It was hard to even stay a little bit mad at the film since it starts well with a tour of a haunted house (with actual jokes for minor characters!) and stays funny for good stretches thereafter.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Perhaps it doesn't add up to much but it's lovely to look at and touching.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B- 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange's last act is so trippy and exciting that you can almost forgive that generic story.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 97% Little Men (2016) It's safe to say that [Ira Sachs] is in the midst of his peak storytelling years. Do not miss out on them.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Every once in a while there's a really good laugh but, like its title characters, it perpetually pushes too far, never quitting while it's ahead.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B- 97% Dark Horse (2016) I got a little choked up watching these old miners, barmaids, former pit workers and retirees chasing a very odd dream they didn't even know they had then grabbing on to it like a lifeline when the dream starts to feel real.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 72% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Only a director as sharp about family and community dynamics and as Scandinavian as Vinterberg could have made this with such a refreshing lack of judgement.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B- 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Though P&P&Z is uneven and could have used more visual wit than it gets -- it's shot like a fairly standard underlit action-horror movie -- it mostly works. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 94% Neruda (2016) Peluchonneau may not always know what he's doing and Neruda himself may also lean similarly towards self delusion but Larraín himself is always in control of this strangely funny but ultimately moving historical drama. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
A- 90% Elle (2016) I urge you to not read any reviews before seeing it, including this one. It's not that the film has twists that can spoil the experience if they're known ahead of time so much as it's in the way the movie is itself twisted.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) This is often an unpleasant and chilling watch, but the performances are strong.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
D 61% Desierto (2016) Desierto plays like a snuff film rather than a message movie, the camera never skipping the chance to show a killing in grisly detail.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B 99% Under The Shadow (2016) Anvari makes great use of this highly specific time and setting -- the air raids are always unnerving and one sequence in which Shideh runs into the empty streets of Tehran in a panic is just terrific.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
82% Handsome Devil (2017) Sweet goodhearted fun.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
50% Strange Weather (2017) I could have watched these characters/actors for another hour.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
C+ 94% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) Despite holding your interest, the film's oppressively dour tone stamps out a broader range of feelings.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
A- 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It might just be [Bening's] single greatest performance in a career full of grand ones.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
B 98% Zootopia (2016) The detective story is actually engaging. It's simple enough to follow (for kids) but complicated enough to offer both genuine surprises and silly amusing detours.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
B 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) [While] the Russo brothers in the directors chair show a fairly deft hand at balancing a dozen characters and keeping the action exciting, elsewhere there's a bit of flailing.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
B- 71% Café Society (2016) Taken on its own, it's a perfectly pleasant if featherweight dramedy.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) As someone with a deep love for Ang Lee... I felt like weeping for this techno-turn which has so distracted this great humanist storyteller from his chief skill set. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
A- 94% Arrival (2016) Amy Adams anchors the film with one of her smartest performances, warm but not personal (she's a total professional) and quite believable as a thinker and expert communicator.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
D+ 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Your mileage may vary but I found it more and more distasteful and mean-spirited as it played out.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
B+ 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The movie is so rich with texture, pattern, and subtle color effects and gradations that you're not just seeing a drawing move but running your hands over the imaginary paper the living images are flickering over. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
B 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Despite the movie's bruised heart the film is often sweet and funny, and the obvious affection for the orphans and their caretakers shines through.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) Rarely has a picture about events 50 plus years in the past felt so immediate and bruising.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) The new film is more of a mini new season than a supersized "movie" as the title promises but who wouldn't want another season?‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
B- 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory is really just Finding Nemo Redux but within its casual recycling we get at least one genius new joke.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
C+ 60% Burn Country (2016) Though [Rains is] strong in The Fixer, willing to push his character's initially endearing curiousity into aggressive and stubborn places and show real emotional confusion in a foreign land, the picture is otherwise a mixed bag.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016