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nathan has written 183 reviews for films during 2014.

  • Big Eyes

    Big Eyes

    tim burton uses the story of keane as a metaphor for his artistic value as a director. it doesn't really work.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    this is my fourth time watching guardians of the galaxy this year, but my first seeing it with the family. still can't get enough of this movie.

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    the kind of thing many serious movie-goers kind of dismiss automatically, but honestly not that bad. fairly simplistic in its depictions of indian culture and the culinary world, but a nice enough film.

  • Team America: World Police

    Team America: World Police

    america? fuck no.

  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods

    with her performance in this and edge of tomorrow, i've been mad crushin on emily blunt this year.

  • The Star Wars Holiday Special

    The Star Wars Holiday Special

    there's a scene in this where chewbacca's father basically watches porn. part of me wants to know how much cocaine was consumed during the production of this television special, but the other part knows i don't.

  • Li'l Quinquin

    Li'l Quinquin

    only seen the first part so far and i'm diggin it. pastoral absurdity, like if tati directed once upon a time in anatolia.

    will update on the later parts once i see them.

  • 12 O’Clock Boys

    12 O’Clock Boys

    perhaps the most beautiful film of the year.

  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    might make an interesting double feature with the act of killing?

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    for a lot of its running time, whiplash seems to think that it takes broken relationships, brutality, and blood to produce great art, but in the case of this movie, what those things produce is only mediocre at best.

    full review here: smashcutmag.com/2014/12/22/review-whiplash/

  • The One I Love

    The One I Love

    this felt rather dumb.

  • We Are the Best!

    We Are the Best!

    a little aimless and shaggy, but i think it's supposed to be that way.