Nina Li Coomes

Nina Li Coomes
Nina Li Coomes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Atlantic Chicago Reader
Publications: The Atlantic, Chicago Reader

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2020) With an easy, lingering tempo and stunning frames shot through with light, this South Korean drama leaves the viewer with a sense of contemplative midsummer lassitude. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
93% Funan (2019) Luminous and immersive, at times overwhelmingly so, this film is a realist's ode to the hope that remains after one has survived the unimaginable. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
61% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Instead, this feels like an abstract ode to the frantic, listless, tightly wound thing a city becomes on the eve of its demise. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
88% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2019) Each moment is an ode to Singaporean and Japanese cuisine sure to leave an audience salivating. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
100% Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin (2018) In the documentary, Le Guin describes her work as one of "holding doors or windows open" for people; this film does just that, opening an intimate window onto the tender interiority and expansive curiosity of Le Guin's mind. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
86% Good Kisser (2019) At times giggly, at times cringey, this film initially seems like a rom-com but quickly turns into the anxious, tightly wound reflection on sexuality and self it clearly was meant to be. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020