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Nathaniel Rogers

Nathaniel Rogers
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 100% The Wife (2016) [Glenn] Close's opacity as an actress, the unknowability of that glacial face, has often been disguised by her sheer volume and ferocity in so many gorgon roles. Here in Joan's quieter less sinister register, she's spectacular.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B- 45% The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) With its full emphatic score, mainstream genre fusion (tragic romance / crime drama), and enraptured gazing at movie stars, The Racer and the Jailbird is clearly going for Movie-Movie scale‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
A- 97% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2017) Both lead actors Géza Morcsányi and Alexandra Borbély are resourceful despite inarticulate characters. Before you've realized it, you're deeply invested in their sadness and a potential happy ending.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
C 90% I, Tonya (2017) Watch Tonya be a terrible person and then blame YOU, yes, you, direct to camera for judging her all those years ago and thinking she was a terrible person. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
D- 0% Kings (2017) The most shameful mistake is the bizarre choice to cross-cut back and forth between a violent teenage tragedy and a slapstick comedy scene involving two movie stars MacGyvering their way out of police handcuffs in their underwear. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
A- 93% Western (2017) The ensemble and milieu allow for some wonderfully organic tensions and commentary around masculinity and wanderlust. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
A- 100% The Seen and Unseen (2017) [Kamila] Andini's mysterious movie is ineffably sad but spiritually energizing.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B+ 100% Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) At 97 minutes the movie is a brisk eccentric historical curio (based on a true story!). But oh how it lingers.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B+ 83% The Breadwinner (2017) Finally this desert fable is another necessary reminder that animation is a medium rather than a genre. It's capable of generating myriad kinds of wonder and has the ability to tell any kind of story. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
B+ 77% Darkest Hour (2017) Gary Oldman has already locked up the Best Actor statue.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
65% Downsizing (2017) It's so singular that you shouldn't miss it.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Even at its bumpiest the movie's brisk pacing and surprising slapstick gags make this a good time at the movies.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B 98% The Big Sick (2017) There's nothing quite like The Big Sick out there, and particularly in these times, there's nothing like a gentle reminder that even across vast differences in cultural values and beliefs, love can conquer all.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
D 19% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch's smug smirk of a reaction to its own sloppiness makes it even more infuriating.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
C 93% Baby Driver (2017) For a film that desperately throws everything on that screen, it leaves you wanting quite a bit more.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B- 69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Though Covenant lacks any action scene to rival that thrilling and sick abortion sequence in Prometheus, it's still damn scary a couple of times‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
C+ No Score Yet Happiness Academy (Bonheur académie) (2017) Though combining documentary and fiction is a perfectly reasonable approach to this sort of topic -- in fact, in concept I was totally there for it -- the overall feeling Happiness Academy prompted in me was the desire to shout 'just pick one!'‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The animal backdrop brings first an unexpected softness and then an alien undertow to an otherwise familiar but ever harrowing story.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
C 36% Snatched (2017) Snatched will abandon you as carelessly as it does Linda's cats, and as lost as Emily in the jungle.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B+ 100% The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto) (2016) A must-see if you're at all fascinated with globalism and how the world is shrinking.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B- 96% Menashe (2017) Though Menashe is modest in both presentation and power (it's essentially a character study with a very tight narrative arc, 'one week in the life of') it's sympathetically told and occasionally funny and enraging.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B 100% Blame (2017) If this confident movie is unsure of anything it's how much of the cleaning to do before the credits and how much to leave for the audience.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B- 87% Abundant Acreage Available (2017) The movie is as tentative as the characters here which leads to two superbly performed beats in [Amy] Ryan's performance.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
C- No Score Yet Sexy Durga (2017) You need more than a pervasive sense of dread and occasional jolts of visual panache to make a great film. A screenplay would be a very fine place to start. ‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B 100% Sweet Virginia (2017) Sophomore director Jamie M Dagg is surely a talent to watch.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B+ 83% 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 72% 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- 42% 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 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A solid drama about grieving men and private hells.‐ Film Experience
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
B+ 96% 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- 82% 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 74% 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- 89% 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+ 96% 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