Hammer to Nail

Hammer to Nail is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chase Whale, Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Don R. Lewis, Jessica Baxter
Rating Title/Year Author
Banana Split (2018) Jessica Baxter There's good reason for the authenticity Banana Split exudes and the chemistry shared by its leads. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed Bittersweet paean that this is, however, it is filled with the joy of happy memories, as one interviewee after another pays homage to what once was. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed Director Mo Scarpelli ... follows her subject closely, creating a moving ... documentary that delivers an intimate look at the complexity of modern life in the developing world. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Hondros (2017) Christopher Llewellyn Reed May we all celebrate the work that he, and others like him, undertake for our collective benefit. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Pearl (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed And though there be no precious gemstones lying in wait for the movie's central characters, at least we, the audience, have this particular Pearl to cherish. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed Times are changing, and thanks to Lacy, Maria and their compatriots in arms, perhaps for good. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed In Salvage, director Amy C. Elliott ... plunges knee-deep in refuse and emerges with a highly entertaining, informative, briskly paced and quite profound documentary. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Madness: Take It or Leave It (1981) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Despite its issues, I'll take it, rather than leave it. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
Picture Character (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed It all makes for fascinating viewing, perfect for watching on either 🎥 or 📺, or maybe even 👁📞... EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Seahorse (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed We are always engaged and always rooting for the best possible conclusion. How lovely to experience the joy, however painfully obtained, of others. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed These women may be considered "leftover" in their homeland, but in this movie, at least, they are stars. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but here he has Youmans to beautifully document his mess on earth. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Meeting Gorbachev (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed As comprehensive as most of his works, it engages even as it veers towards hagiography. Herzog is clearly smitten, and hopes we are, too. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed It's all equally as entertaining as it is informative, and a vital addition to our understanding of how movies are made. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Our Time Machine (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed By the end of the movie, we have come to appreciate this family dearly, and to relish the time we have spent journeying through memory and art by their side. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Porno (2019) Jessica Baxter The story follows some familiar beats, but the effectively eerie score by Carla Patullo, as well as some great practical gore effects makes Porno a fun romp from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub (2019) Don R. Lewis Even if the film does come off as a little too polished, the sum of the parts within make for a worthwhile film. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2019
Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Jessica Baxter Wild Nights is, first and foremost, a comedy. But, like any comedy worth its salt, a deep pathos lurks just beneath the surface. People don't give Molly Shannon enough credit for her ability to deliver a line as dry as the Sahara. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed With copious biographical details, a plethora of interviews and a multitude of ... on-screen animated illustrations ... the director walks us through Guy-Blaché's accomplishments. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
The Sunday Sessions (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed [Yeagley's] unpolemical approach, evenhanded and subtle, is occasionally unsettling, but ultimately to the benefit of the movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Perhaps one day his problematic relationships with women will eclipse his artistic contributions, but for now we have this movie to remind us why, for many, he still ... matters. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Los Reyes (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed The ostensible simplicity of the conceit masks an underlying profundity that slowly rises to the surface until, by the end, we are fully engaged by this urban space. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
The Infiltrators (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Directors Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera create a hybrid work that is equal parts journalistic exposé and taut drama, and one hundred percent cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
Ramen Shop (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Though the emotional terrain of the movie is fraught, the mise-en-scène is remarkably gentle, Khoo placing the one in evocative opposition to the other. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
This Changes Everything (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Will this change everything? We shall see. In the meantime, hear these women roar. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
Instant Dreams (2017) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Instant Dreams offers lasting memories, to be savored long after the movie is over. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
The Interpreters (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed A brutal condemnation of imperial arrogance, The Interpreters needs to be seen. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
General Magic (2017) Christopher Llewellyn Reed It's a history worth telling, then, and directors Sarah Kerruish and Matt Maude do a fine job presenting the detailed facts of the case. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
TransMilitary (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Silverman ... and Dawson are granted full access to their subjects' lives and use it to expose the fallacy that a ban on the transgender in the military is a net positive. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed If you enjoy a good twisted comedy, Villains may just deliver some solid goods. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
Solace (2017) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Solace is, indeed, a beautiful thing. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed The void has never seemed so lighthearted, nor the abyss so appealing. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed A haunting meditation on the nature of humanity and how to survive our own downfall. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
We Are the Radical Monarchs (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Watching these bright, motivated children blossom and learn how to be kind and compassionate - but also fierce! - citizens of the world is a beautiful thing. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
() Jessica Baxter This World Alone is an excellent film, tonally, it's a tough hang. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Vai (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed What is clear is that Vai is a gorgeous, profound work of art, brilliantly assembled and filled with engaging performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed Building the American Dream packs a lot of information into its brisk 72 minutes ... focus[ing] on the individual, heartrending stories of all involved. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
() Christopher Llewellyn Reed Though occasionally marred by on-the-nose dialogue, Alice remains, throughout, an engaging tale that offers many welcome surprises. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed 12 years after her subject's death, director Janice Engel gives us ... the comprehensive cinematic portrait that Ivins and her many fans deserve. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Pahokee (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Told through observational techniques, Pahokee offers viewers a beautiful cinematic gift: the vicarious experience of the vivid lives of others. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Vision Portraits (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed This is not a movie ... about loss and despair - though there is certainly occasional regret - but rather about the celebration of what is possible. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
One Child Nation (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Gird yourself for cinematic trauma, but watch, anyway, in honor of those who suffered and died EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
King of Beasts (2018) Jessica Baxter The film's title is a sardonic double entendre. It refers to the lion, but also to the man who has deemed himself worthy of taking these "lesser" lives. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Knock Down the House (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Watch and learn; this is how it's done, one candidate at a time. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed After watching this movie ... one might wonder what kind of a human being would seek out a self-serving narcissistic sociopath like Cohn for a lawyer. Oh, wait ... EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Chest-bustin' Makes Me Feel Good EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
United Skates (2018) Christopher Llewellyn Reed In a brisk 89 minutes, they give us the fabulous world of ... good times, great music, and pretty amazing skating. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Prolific documentary director Alex Gibney ... is out again with yet another tale of success undone by hubris and greed. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
I Am Mother (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed The end is nigh. Let's celebrate its glorious visualization. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Christopher Llewellyn Reed Trips with human crews beyond earth's orbit may, for now, be a thing of the past, but thanks to this marvelous movie, they live on in our present-day imagination. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019