Nathan

Designer. Overly opinionated. I stopped giving movies 1/2 star ratings because 10-point scales are dumb, and now my profile looks better.

Favorite films

  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Shining
  • GoodFellas
  • Blade Runner

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

  • The Batman

    ★★★★

  • Marry Me

    ★★★

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Lazy garbage. I’m not sure this would have worked as the 2 hour film it was originally slated to be.

    The reasons this doesn’t work are obvious: it’s tonally inconsistent, with gaping plot holes you could pilot a Death Star through, paper thin new characters, and (consequently) actors who struggle to portray them convincingly. It relies so heavily on nostalgia that it doesn’t bother to craft an original story. We’ve seen Obi-wan rescue Leia before (one episode in particular is…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    It’s morbidly fascinating to watch this franchise eat itself in real time.

    The last 6 minutes give the characters a chance to slow down and be human. Those 6 minutes demonstrate that these characters might have actual depth. It just makes the other 114 minutes a real missed opportunity. 

    Another missed opportunity? Not letting Wanda grow into a Thanos-level villain for her own Avengers movie. Too bad.

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  • Double Indemnity

    Double Indemnity

    ★★★★

    The thing that makes this great, which most people miss, is that this film is a phenomenal value. It's not just one indemnity; you get double indemnity for the price of one. There isn't a better deal in the insurance industry, I can assure you.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    I saw this in IMAX with my wife when it came out, and I had one thought after: “I need to take my Dad to see this movie.” We always see the latest spy movies together, and every Star Wars film. We’ve done it since I was a kid. But he works odd hours these days and we were a couple hours apart by car, so the timing never worked out. 

    Because of that distance and his hours, this just…