Nathan Spencer

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Favorite films

  • Beau Travail
  • Spring Breakers
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Miami Vice

Recent activity

  • The Empire Strikes Back


  • Star Wars


  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation


  • Godzilla Minus One


Pinned reviews

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It just looks like murder. It's not supposed to be that way, you hear.

    More than anything, a film about being complicit with evil and how that is just as destructive as actively participating in its violence. The thesis of Scorsese's efforts as an artist is that America was not built by great, intelligent men but by violent, racist, blunted, and somewhat dim men who gained power by capitalizing on collective apathy. Killers of the Flower Moon features some of…

  • Oppenheimer



    Nolan splitting his atom. His two modes—process-obsessed auteur and big-budget tent-pole showman—colliding and erupting with existential grandeur. Oppenheimer is a revelatory work from Hollywood's most bankable modern filmmaker. An absurdly propulsive triptych voyage through stifling capitalistic greed, American jingoism, the weight of true genius, and the doom that stems from throwing all that into a wartime pressure cooker. Never has Nolan's frenetic cross-cutting felt more at home. Part science thriller, part JFK-lite courtroom conspiracy drama, Oppenheimer’s tension builds for two…

Recent reviews

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back


    There's something not right here... I feel cold. Death.
    That place... is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.
    What's in there?
    Only what you take with you.

    As all-encompassing in scope and pathos as the ancient epics passed down for centuries throughout our histories. Lucas' original Star Wars remains a perfect work of grimy pulp sci-fi. But The Empire Strikes Back weaves the first film's fibers into a moving…

  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation


    I don't know if I oughta go sailin' down no hill with nothin' between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic.
    Do you really think it matters, Eddie?

Popular reviews

  • Barbie



    No actor in the history of film has understood their assignment more than Ryan Gosling does as Ken.

  • Along the Coast

    Along the Coast


    If your travel ad isn’t critiquing capitalist classism and questioning the nature of humanity then I don’t want it.