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Nathan S

Cinema Addict - 2353 Film Ratings

Member Since: Nov 8, 2006

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Age: 31

Bio: Since my early teenage years, cinema has been my primary form of education. A travelogue which has afforded me experiences I otherwise haven't had the opportunity of enjoying: different eras, locations, languages, cultures, methods of thought. It's a fulfillment damn near spiritual.

My ratings are divided into five points for a more generalized representation of quality. The less reliance on nitpicky numerology, the better. I have awarded a sixth point to films which have had the largest and longest lasting influence on my own cinephilia. They are my all-time favorites, hence a movie is never given a six on first viewing.

The filmmakers who are most important to me include Chantal Akerman, Woody Allen, Robert Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Olivier Assayas, Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, Joel & Ethan Coen, Jules Dassin, Terence Davies, Robert Eggers, Werner Herzog, Alfred Hitchcock, Buster Keaton, Masaki Kobayashi, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Spike Lee, Sergio Leone, Sidney Lumet, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Jean-Pierre Melville, Hayao Miyazaki, F.W. Murnau, Yasujiro Ozu, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, Satyajit Ray, Nicolas Winding Refn, Kelly Reichardt, Jean Renoir, Eric Rohmer, Roberto Rossellini, Martin Scorsese, Isao Takahata, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Francois Truffaut, Ming-liang Tsai, Denis Villeneuve, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, and Kar-Wai Wong.
more Recent Ratings
75% Edge of Seventeen (1998) - Oct 06, 2021
"Somewhat awkwardly performed, but an absolutely winning sincerity. The ending's ambivalence is actually a bit startling and remarkable. So much lost, perhaps just as much gained."
93% Freaks (1932) - Oct 05, 2021
"It's astonishing to consider just how radical this reproach of standardized normality was and in many ways remains. Fuck you, Hollywood."
21% Henry V (1944) - Sep 29, 2021
"I've better enjoyed other renditions of this work. This seems little else than blustering propaganda. Hail the conquering hero. It is rather ambitious and high concept, being somewhere between a filmed play and "proper" cinema. Even so, the staginess leaves me cold."
6% The Ugly Dachshund (1966) - Sep 18, 2021
"I tried to kill some time on a slow, hungover Saturday afternoon with this, not expecting much, and getting even less. The hijinks are tedious and the racism is casual. Both are repeated ad nauseam."
75% Variety Lights (1950) - Sep 08, 2021
"There's plenty of humor and amusement to be seen in these third-rate vaudevillian shenanigans, even as they achieve a small pathos about play-acting and phoniness, or the idealism of dreamers."
46% The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) - Sep 07, 2021
"Doomed adulterers desperately grasping to escape the hole they've dug for themselves, but we all know that poetic justice reigns in film noir, and in one circular fateful way or another the price must be paid. An obvious companion piece to Double Indemnity, engaging but not nearly as sharp as that film. It does have Hume Cronyn though, who made better every film he was in."
75% Saludos Amigos (1942) - Aug 31, 2021
"A few things may have contributed to this film's diminished significance in the Disney lineage: being a goodwill propaganda piece, the start of a low-stretch when the studio would produce fragmented and less momentous stories, and clocking in at a short and sweet 42 minutes. It seems to me unjustly forgotten and overlooked. The creative juices are really pumping, a unique mix of documentarian travelogue and musical phantasma. I think it's a lot of fun."
46% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) - Aug 24, 2021
"Pretty good, but I find it a bit overrated. A few truly suspenseful sequences, some lyrical imagery, and a couple of great performances from Holt and Huston. The sheer greed and paranoia is one-note simple, and for all the acclaim given to Bogart - who I usually enjoy - he's really hamming it up here."
75% Memories of Murder (2003) - Aug 23, 2021
"These men - or men-children as it were - desperately scrape in search for the truth, a quest which only reflects their own inadequacies, betrayed by their own principles, or which functions as a cultural critique of militarized corruption of institutions. It somehow manages to remain effective through wild swerves from intense psychological thriller to satirical buffoonery, a balancing act Bong has since well established."
75% The Green Knight (2021) - Aug 18, 2021
"Lulling and nebulous mood piece. It maintains the feeling of a classical epic - morality play, a would-be hero's episodic tribulations brushed with irony - but with bold graphic treatment. It does somewhat resemble animation. All-around great performances."