Nate Adams

Michigan based professional critic for film, theatre and television. Member of Detroit Film Critics Society.

Favorite films

  • Scream
  • Fight Club
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Faculty

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  • Luck

    ★★½

  • Fall

  • Easter Sunday

  • Thirteen Lives

    ★★★½

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  • Luck

    Luck

    ★★½

    Nobody is talking about it, but the forces at Skydance Animation, who are behind “Luck,” an earnest, but overloaded G-rated family adventure, are making moves to become the next studio that could rival Pixar, Dreamworks Animation, and Illumination regarding spending and talent. And in terms of top-tier animation, “Luck” shows the studios potential despite their inaugural films lackluster emotional core. But “Luck” was already in development and even partially animated before Skydance courted former head of Pixar, John Lasseter (ousted…

  • Easter Sunday

    Easter Sunday

    “Easter Sunday” is a rarity these days: A commercial comedy without any major stars or intellectual property attached to its name; just a homegrown film that deserves credit for putting a lens on the Filipino community. It’s partially the reason comedian Jo Koy ditched a planned streaming release in favor of the big screen so that the community could feel represented. That’s important, but it doesn’t salvage the one-two misery punch that is “Easter Sunday,” a laughless farce striving for…

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  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    If you’ve kept an ongoing track record around the success rate, commercially and critically, of the “Predator” franchise, you’re aware the IP doesn’t exactly scream theatrical viability. The last surray, Shane Black’s “The Predator” didn’t make much noise (I thought it was kind of fun), so it’s no surprise given the corporate leadership change and a mandate to eventized Hulu, Dan Trachtenberg’s western, stylized prequel “Prey,” arguably the best sequel this series has ever seen, won’t be viewed on the…

  • Four Good Days

    Four Good Days

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