Nicola Balkind

Nicola Balkind
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: The Skinny

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 88% The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013) As the story progresses and Jackass moments proliferate, these deplorable characters and their elaborate and unrelatable egos become increasingly tiring. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2013
4/5 94% Indie Game: The Movie (2012) Aptly demonstrates just how much they are willing to sacrifice to that end, bearing hardship and putting lives on pause to reach that final product of a completed game. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2013
2/5 52% This Is 40 (2012) A family drama that lacks structure and salvages only a little heart. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Finisterrae (2010) In many ways, an excellent introduction to experimental filmmaking, blending stunning vistas with an unusual, almost farcical storyline of two ghosts in limbo. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
4/5 76% Bombay Beach (2011) The story tells itself, making plenty of room for an artistic flair and injection of sound that elevate the film from a simple documentary to an artistic exploration. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2012
3/5 78% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) In a culture where information is perceived to be free, we may be closer to learning the cost of losing the New York Times. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2011
4/5 72% Heartbeats (2011) Opening with a recurring set of interviews with love scorned young people, Heartbeats lays down a tonne of 20-something sarcasm communicated through tongue-clicks, snide smirks and eye-rolls galore. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2011
4/5 73% Monsters (2010) Unique, adventurous and hard-to-define, Monsters is guerilla filmmaking at its best. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2010