Nathan

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

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  • The Ladykillers

    The Ladykillers

    ★★★

    Fun! Stellar third act. It makes sense that the Coen Bros wanted to remake this; it’s totally their style and feels exactly like the sort of story they aped in Burn After Reading. Alec Guinness is a champ here, as expected.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    The fan service is a little excessive and often unnecessary, but parts of this are so exciting and so weird it’s hard not to love it. The third act is fantastic, and brave, and everything surrounding Sol is awesome. The most interesting ensemble of characters in a Star Wars film since the original trilogy.

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  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★★

    The Canadian election is tomorrow and this seemed like the perfect thing to watch beforehand, for a variety of obvious reasons. You can’t really talk about Network without getting political, but I’ll try. 

    It blew my mind the first time I saw it and it continues to blow my mind every time I watch it. In my opinion, one of the most flawless scripts ever written. Every performance is sterling, Lumet is stellar, and the last 30 minutes takes huge risks and totally pays each of them off. An unmitigated powerhouse of a film. 

    Also, remarkably prescient, yadda yadda yadda, as they say.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★

    Loved the black and white and the editing. Frances is one of the most insufferably annoying characters I’ve watched recently, and I’m not sure if it’s the script fault or if Greta was the wrong choice for the role. That scene at the dinner party was so painful.

    I get how everybody thinks this is relatable because we all know people like this, but the people in this film are the worst people I knew in university. I was probably…