Nate Hood Reviews

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Rating Title/Year Author
9/10 Nomadland (2020) Nathanael Hood One of the melancholy pleasures of Chloé Zhao's masterful new film Nomadland is determining where the fact ends and the fiction begins. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2021
8/10 The White Tiger (2021) Nathanael Hood You could draw a direct through-line from old Hollywood gangster movies to this one. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
7/10 Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Nathanael Hood Kershner turns the film into an exercise of stylistic excess... EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
7/10 Story of Women (1988) Nathanael Hood ...even during wartime, Chabrol argues, women have a right to live for themselves. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2020
4/10 Affair in Trinidad (1952) Nathanael Hood idiot rip-off of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946) EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2020
7/10 The Sheltering Sky (1990) Nathanael Hood Working with legendary cinematographer and longtime collaborator Vittorio Storaro, Bertolucci constructed one of the most visually gorgeous films of his career. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2020
5/10 Johnny O'Clock (1947) Nathanael Hood ...a head-scratching misfire. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2020
7/10 Excalibur (1981) Nathanael Hood Excalibur feels like watching ancient legend brought to life, not refurbished for modern palettes. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
9/10 A Ghost Story (2017) Nathanael Hood Here is a film that's alive-truly alive-in a way very few are. EDIT
Posted Feb 29, 2020
1/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Nathanael Hood Sonic the Hedgehog isn't a movie, it's a ninety-nine minute monstrosity made by corporations for other corporations. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
5/10 Meatballs (1979) Nathanael Hood Amusing in an antiquated way? Perhaps. But funny? No. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2020
9/10 The Return (2003) Nathanael Hood The kind of movie you watch between your fingers as you hold your hands up to your face for protection. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2020
7/10 Wishmaster (1997) Nathanael Hood The joy of Wishmaster [is that] it's a game to see if the audience can out-think and out-predict what the Djinn will do and how he'll do it. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2020
8/10 Honey Boy (2019) Nathanael Hood Honey Boy is one of the precious few [films] that feels like an act of grace itself. It's one of the most humbling film experiences of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Nathanael Hood ...those who choose to walk the halls of the Overlook once more might be pleasantly surprised. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
6/10 The Addams Family (2019) Nathanael Hood Despite its infantilized treatment of the family it still provides enough creative set-pieces and heart-warming character moments to please both fans and newcomers. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
7/10 Joker (2019) Nathanael Hood It's brazen rejection of subtext in favor of brash surface literalism is downright Samuel Fullerian. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2019
8/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Nathanael Hood I hope the people who hate those with Down syndrome see this movie so they can see how wrong they are and become nicer. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
7/10 The Farewell (2019) Nathanael Hood Wang weaves a powerful tale about trans-cultural humanism. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2019
7/10 Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) Nathanael Hood A raucously entertaining spitfire of a movie that barely clocks over 70 minutes, the film emulates the bourgeois gentility of classic screwball comedies while channeling the anarchic silliness of 1940s Hollywood comedies. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
9/10 Midsommar (2019) Nathanael Hood [The film sees] the full blossoming of a visual style that can loosely be described as a less baroque Wes Anderson, obsessed with symmetry, artificiality, and angular camera movements. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
8/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Nathanael Hood Here is a film about a city and the people who inhabit it, and though it sometimes suffers from sluggish pacing and the odd moment of pretentiousness, it's a testament to the humanity that unites us all, even as it tears some of us apart. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2019
8/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Nathanael Hood This is cinema as unapologetic spectacle, done properly, done reverently, done joyously. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
7/10 Rocketman (2019) Nathanael Hood What the film lacks in originality within the biopic formula it makes up for in execution where, like the plasticine films of Ken Russell and Terry Gilliam, you never know when reality will burst at its seams. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2019
7/10 Apollo 11 (2019) Nathanael Hood ...a sober, sobering account of the greatest scientific achievement of the twentieth century. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
5/10 Missing Link (2019) Nathanael Hood far the most thematically anodyne and mealymouthed film in Laika's filmography. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
5/10 Murder! (1930) Nathanael Hood A strange civilian policier-cum-whodunit, Hitchcock seems bored by his material... EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
8/10 Shazam! (2019) Nathanael Hood Not only is Shazam! the best DC Extended Universe's also the best DC Comics movie since Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
8/10 Mr. Jimmy (2019) Nathanael Hood ...captivating, frightening.... EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
7/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Nathanael Hood This isn't just science-fiction with a heart, it's science-fiction with a soul. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
5/10 Warlock (1959) Nathanael Hood ...stretches to two hours but feels at least twice as long. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/10 30 Miles From Nowhere (1970) Nathanael Hood ...a boring thriller with second-rate scares and a third-rate twist. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
7/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Nathanael Hood ...the jokes still land, the characters still shine, and the music is still as deliciously, self-consciously catchy as in the first. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/10 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Nathanael Hood Dan Gilroy's Velvet Buzzsaw needed to be either thirty minutes shorter or an hour longer. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
9/10 But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Nathanael Hood Both stylistic subversive and defiantly upbeat-it's one of the few prominent gay films of its era with a happy ending-it's a masterpiece of LGBT cinema. I suppose the 90s just weren't ready for it. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
6/10 Glass (2019) Nathanael Hood What the film lacks in sanity and formal makes up for in charisma and enthusiasm. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2019
5/10 Went the Day Well? (1942) Nathanael Hood Its jingoistic nastiness and nationalist aggrandizement makes this film exactly the kind of nonsense Powell & Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp was made in response to. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
6/10 Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) Nathanael Hood A Cock and Bull Story is an admirable effort, but an ultimately disappointing one. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
7/10 Widows (2018) Nathanael Hood It might masquerade as a heist film about a group of widows pulling off a job after their husbands are all killed in a robbery-gone-wrong, but this is a steely-eyed interrogation of a city: Chicago. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
8/10 Overlord (2018) Nathanael Hood Overlord is a perfect example of great execution trumping originality. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
7/10 Mary and The Witch's Flower (2017) Nathanael Hood As the little boy sitting behind me whispered to his mom near the end: "Is it almost over? Because I never want it to end." EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
9/10 First Reformed (2017) Nathanael Hood ...exactly the kind of discourse American cinema desperately needs. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
4/10 Action Point (2018) Nathanael Hood All the best stunts in the film were already shown in the trailer. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
8/10 The Favourite (2018) Nathanael Hood I can think of no better review for Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite than the man sitting next to me in the theater audibly gasping four different times at the cinematography. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019