Audiences Everywhere

Audiences Everywhere is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Beth McDonough, Nathanael Hood
Rating Title/Year Author
A+ Rear Window (1954) Beth McDonough He (Stewart) carries the momentum of the story from beginning to end, using the subtle nuances in his voice and facial expressions to convey nonchalance, frustration, determination, then borderline obsession, and finally, naked fear. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
C- The Girl on the Train (2016) Beth McDonough The result is a film written and based on a novel by a female author that does little for women but overtly sexualize and dumb them down. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
D The Road to Mandalay (2016) Nathanael Hood Miki Z further ruins his chances for profundity with an unnecessarily cruel, unexpectedly violent denouement that seems added as an afterthought... EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017) Nathanael Hood Mon Mon Monsters is a fine-tuned, grotesquely gory test of audience endurance. It's hatefulness is stunning, but that hatefulness is deliberate. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C- Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (2017) Nathanael Hood Zombiology doesn't have the preposterous gore, over-the-top death scenes, or self-aware silliness of the truly great zombie movies where the characters know they're in a zombie movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Nathanael Hood McDormand is a shoo-in for Best Actress. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A The Truth Beneath (2016) Nathanael Hood Don't miss this one. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A- Mansfield 66/67 (2017) Nathanael Hood Mansfield 66/67 is an odd little documentary with pink paint and glitter running through its veins. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A- Suffering of Ninko (2016) Nathanael Hood ...a stylistic shot of adrenaline... EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B- The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Nathanael Hood But for a film that fumbles its last act like a greased football, it still remains a funny, penetrating look into familial dysfunction. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B Happiness (2016) Nathanael Hood It's an auteurist train wreck in the best way possible. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
D+ Te Ata (2016) Nathanael Hood Te-Ata is not a good film, but it comes from a good place. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ With Prisoners (2017) Nathanael Hood [Director Kwok-kuen] gives the film unexpected depth... EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ Sid & Nancy (1986) Nathanael Hood Sid & Nancy is a brutal tour de force. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ Shaowu the Bad (2017) Nathanael Hood Though occasionally dry and slow, it's an effective drama that's fascinating for how it reconfigures the gangster genre to suit its own reflective needs. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B- Certain Women (2016) Nathanael Hood There's no arguing that Certain Women has moments of incredible power. But the film itself can be greatly uneven. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A Birdshot (2016) Nathanael Hood Birdshot is a slow-burning drama that's mistakenly described as a thriller because it happens to involve shoot-outs, stand-offs, and moments of unbearable suspense. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A Hello Destroyer (2016) Nathanael Hood Hello Destroyer is an essential piece of contemporary Canadian cinema. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A Bad Genius (2017) Nathanael Hood One of the most scrupulously envisioned and perfectly executed capers in recent cinematic memory. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A Three Lives and Only One Death (1996) Nathanael Hood Three Lives and Only One Death may be a puzzle. But don't look too hard at the image at its center. You'll miss all the beautiful pieces. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C- Double Life (2016) Nathanael Hood ..instead of a reflective treatise on urban isolation and existential longing, it becomes a tepid melodrama. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C- Duckweed (2017) Nathanael Hood The film feels unfinished and unfocused, poorly establishing characters and their motivations. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A- Abundant Acreage Available (2017) Nathanael Hood It might seem deceptively simple and straightforward, but this is a film with great depths that demands attentive rewatches. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C Someone to Talk To (2016) Nathanael Hood ...one wishes that [Liu Yulin] could have notched a few more films under her belt before attempting such a complex, delicate, and difficult project. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B- Poison (1951) Nathanael Hood The film is useful as a guide to Sacha Guitry's neuroses and charming for Michel Simon's thundering performance EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B Soul on a String (2016) Nathanael Hood ...undeniably ambitious... EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ Meantime (1983) Nathanael Hood A crucial glimpse into the societal ennui felt by Britain's working class during the 1980s. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C Extraordinary Mission (2017) Nathanael Hood Yet all Extraordinary Mission does is reveal how stylistically indistinct much Chinese action cinema has become from its Western counterparts. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B- Savage Dog (2017) Nathanael Hood Savage Dog is dumb, but entertaining. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
D Battle of Memories (2017) Nathanael Hood Battle of Memories sacrifices itself with every new reveal, confusing us and making us question everything we've seen until then-and for the entirely wrong reasons. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C Person to Person (2014) Nathanael Hood Person to Person is gentle, occasionally sweet, sometimes charming, but wholly unoriginal and undistinguished. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C- Abu: Father (2017) Nathanael Hood ...it left me with little more emotional or artistic fulfillment than one of those banal objective documentaries that are the bane of film critics. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
10/10 Funeral Parade (1969) Nathanael Hood At times it feels like we're watching the birth pains of a new strain of queer cinema, one both beautiful and tragic, unapologetic and glorious. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B- The Dunning Man (2017) Nathanael Hood But for all its flaws and unevenness, The Dunning Man isn't without its charms. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
10/10 The Shape of Water (2017) Nathanael Hood Neil Gaiman once wrote that America is no place for gods. But is it no place for fairy tales? Guillermo del Toro would say no. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B Blame! (2017) Nathanael Hood Despite some unfortunately janky animation...and a predictable plot, Blame! is an effective film. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ The Lure (2015) Nathanael Hood ...a lively musical jam-packed with 80s dance-floor tunes, show-stopping ballads, and even a garish Busby Berkeley-esque number... EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
D 96 Souls (2016) Nathanael Hood Worst of all, it's boring. And that's the kiss of death for a film about super-powers. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B- Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976) Nathanael Hood ...stripped from all this historical and cultural context, many modern viewers unfamiliar with Mexican cinema might find the film ponderous, uneven, and even disengaging. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ 45 Years (2015) Nathanael Hood Visually stunning and exquisitely acted, 45 Years transcends its own occasional sleepiness to become one of the more poignant British dramas in some years. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A- A Thousand Junkies (2017) Nathanael Hood A Thousand Junkies is that rare film to expertly balance lunacy with pathos, dread and light-heartedness. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ Desert Hearts (1985) Nathanael Hood It's this evocation of a homophobia-free universe that elevates Desert Hearts from mere lesbian melodrama to the most tantalizing of wish-fulfillment fantasies. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
D+ Salt and Fire (2016) Nathanael Hood Though his documentaries remain as vital as any in his career, Salt and Fire signals the further deterioration of Werner Herzog as a narrative filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
C Dig Two Graves (2014) Nathanael Hood Dig Two Graves simply isn't a good film. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A- Only the Brave (2017) Nathanael Hood The advertising may make it look like a disposable drama or award season bait, but it's so much more. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B Brimstone (2016) Nathanael Hood If you can handle the films of the aforementioned von Trier, you can probably make it through Brimstone and find it a rewarding sit. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
B+ The Last Laugh (2016) Nathanael Hood The Last Laugh doesn't have many answers. But the questions it raises are worth their own sake. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A- Ghost in the Shell (1996) Nathanael Hood Ghost in the Shell is one of the few true watershed moments of anime here in the West... EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
A- Tower (2016) Nathanael Hood The shooting is brought to life without being trivialized, the survivors venerated and mourned without being reduced to mechanical talking heads. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
D Drifter (2016) Nathanael Hood It's too technically proficient to be dismissed as garbage, but it's too serious to be enjoyed as camp. It occupies the perfect sweet spot of terribleness. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018