Screen Comment

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Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Children of the Mountain (2016) Nathanael Hood A quiet, heartrending tale of motherhood. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
6/10 Special Correspondents (2016) Nathanael Hood I would recommend it for people looking for a decent comedy, but I'd warn them to be prepared for some unexpected ugliness. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Command and Control (2016) Nathanael Hood These are the things of which nightmares are made. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
9/10 Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016) Nathanael Hood the only way to understand Memories of a Penitent Heart is to see it yourself. I hope you do. My words can't do it justice. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Ixcanul (2015) Nathanael Hood The film is comfortably languid. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 L'hermine (2015) Nathanael Hood And this is what Courted is truly about: the slow chipping away at the masks that shield us from the world and each other. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Obit. (2016) Nathanael Hood It's always the films about death which end up being the most life-affirming, isn't it? EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 Magnus (2016) Nathanael Hood The portrait we gather from Magnus is of a young man who does what he does not because he enjoys it but because he is good at it. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 A Hologram for the King (2016) Nathanael Hood It's also one of the first, if not THE first, American film I've watched that suggests that it's the West that needs the Middle East's economic influence, not the other way around. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/10 The Human Thing (2016) Nathanael Hood ...a deflated bag, robbed of all ambition and momentum. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/10 Here Alone (2016) Nathanael Hood ...feels like a ninety-minute compilation of filler material. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2016) Nathanael Hood ...a documentary of passion bordering on fanaticism, of drive flirting with self-destruction. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Elvis & Nixon (2016) Nathanael Hood The film is concerned with the collision of egos, the interplay between two very public figures unsure of how much of their guard or personas they should let down in each other's presence. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Do Not Resist (2016) Nathanael Hood ...an essential snapshot of American history. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 Bugs (2016) Nathanael Hood But Bugs resists the temptation to be benign or harmless. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
6/10 Bad Rap (2016) Nathanael Hood It spends far too little time focusing on the actual history of Asian American rappers...and poorly divides time between the four main rappers. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/10 Life, Animated (2016) Nathanael Hood But Life, Animated doesn't seem to have enough confidence in Suskind's story to let it speak for itself. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
6/10 A Kind of Murder (2016) Nathanael Hood It feels more like an exercise in defining the mechanics of suspense than in actually utilizing them. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/10 High-Rise (2015) Nathanael Hood ...a jumbled mess of a film. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/10 AWOL (2016) Nathanael Hood Completely bereft of momentum, it staggers and stumbles its torturous way through an eighty five-minute run-time without offering anything creative or original. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
6/10 The First Monday in May (2016) Nathanael Hood The First Monday in May is gorgeous, sumptuous. It's also undercooked. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
6/10 Always Shine (2016) Nathanael Hood It's not a good film, but I'd be damned if I said I didn't love every minute of it. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 Viva (2015) Nathanael Hood [The] emotional outbursts feel genuine, necessary, even, but not forced. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Nathanael Hood Hunt for the Wilderpeople masks its earnest sweetness with a giggling distrust of authority, making it at once heartfelt and mischievous. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
9/10 The Revenant (2015) Nathanael Hood The Revenant is a film of mud, blood, and carnage set against unforgiving northern wastes of snow and freezing water. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/10 Nerdland (2016) Nathanael Hood It isn't even that funny. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Thank You for Playing (2015) Nathanael Hood As an exploration of the human spirit, it is indispensable. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
6/10 Applesauce (2015) Nathanael Hood But I can't help but feel that his central message of the importance of empathy gets muddled by the slapdash storytelling. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
6/10 Slow West (2015) Nathanael Hood It's so obsessed with being a well-constructed, socially conscious film that it forgets to be a good one. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
9/10 In Transit (2015) Nathanael Hood The final feature by Albert Maysles...it utilizes the unobtrusive techniques he helped pioneer...to capture a stirring cross-section of humanity locked in a temporary purgatory. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
5/10 Steak (R)evolution (2014) Nathanael Hood The documentary feels less informative, less explorative than it does self-indulgent. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 Among the Believers (2015) Nathanael Hood A chilling documentary that examines Maulana Aziz's Red Mosque network and the roots of Muslim extremism. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
7/10 Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (2015) Nathanael Hood Funny, compelling, and heart-felt. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Autism in Love (2015) Nathanael Hood I have never seen a film that treated autism with the same level of respect and dignity as Matt Fuller's Autism in Love. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 Scherzo Diabolico (2015) Nathanael Hood A near-perfect engine of human cruelty. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/10 Sworn Virgin (2015) Nathanael Hood ...it nevertheless deflates Hana's journey of emotional weight. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018