Scott Nye


Scott Nye
Scott Nye's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Battleship Pretension
Publications: Battleship Pretension

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Despite its cultural specificity, it can't help but feel like it's on a very specific trajectory from which it cannot deviate. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
80% Holiday (2018) Isabella Eklöf - best known for cowriting the similarly turgid Border last year - makes her directorial debut with Holiday, which finds a group of Danish gangsters on vacation, told from the point of view of their leader's much-younger girlfriend Sascha. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
88% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) The Image Book is such an internal film, filled with the way we process, urging the audience at all times to process for itself. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would Be King is in some regards a bold next step, and in others a regression to the tendencies that could have turned Attack the Block to pure nostalgia. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Had it more wits, I'd call it cynical, but it's too lifeless to even be that. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2018
95% 3 Faces (2019) It's an impressive integration between consumer technology and truly graceful directing. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Koreeda expertly twists his usual pleasantries, giving us just enough to let us think this can last forever, buoyed by the innate certainty we bring to our daily lives. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
71% Piercing (2019) We're left with more mysteries than resolutions, and while a more mature filmmaker might bind that to a wider desire, it still makes for a damn entertaining 80 minutes. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
88% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2018) [The film] makes clear that you can have all the right answers, but they hardly matter when you're missing the questions and in fact aren't even having the same conversation. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
60% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2018) Like all other Reygadas films, Our Time is beautiful, and his newfound focus on life's pleasures rather than strictly its agonies makes for a unique texture. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The film is uniquely incurious about Van Gogh himself beyond the myth of what he represents, which is the last quality we need in a Van Gogh film anymore. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
68% Maya (2018) Even after the great films Hansen-Løve has turned out, this is strikingly mature territory, inherently contradictory and confident enough to not going around making a big show of it. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
88% Lemonade (2018) Ioana Uricaru's Lemonade finds some of the Romanian spirit lost in translation, but makes for a striking first feature centered on the desperation of the immigrant experience. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
95% Hotel by the River (2019) It can be tempting, even from the outset, to read this hotel, this winter, these people, as a sort of purgatory. But wherever they are, these five have managed to remind themselves of love. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
59% The Front Runner (2018) Like Hart himself, The Front Runner had a lot of potential that it mostly squanders. Unlike Hart, it can't stake a strong position on anything. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
89% Bodied (2018) Anything but subtle but miles from didactic, Bodied is smart enough to know that having a point of view doesn't remove the onus of artistic exploration. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
83% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Orson Welles has made another great film. Long live Orson Welles. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Jealousy, class divisions, sex, arson, and spying all work their way into Lee Chang-Dong's Burning, a terrific new thriller that seizes the anxieties of our present extraordinarily well, forging from them the meat of our entrenched, existential troubles. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While (2018) Experiences such as this, that offer such a wealth of intellect and warmth so persistently, are few and far between. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
100% A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold (2018) Experiences such as this, that offer such a wealth of intellect and warmth so persistently, are few and far between. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
65% Suspiria (2018) Guadagnino's conception of evil more or less keeps pace with his desire to explicate, until eventually the evil overtakes this crutch and once again consumes the film nearly whole. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) It provokes ... questions without resolving itself too much, though the ending seeks a sort of comfort the rest of the film doesn't suggest is even possible. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
71% Galveston (2018) The story's essential masculinity, this notion that violence is justified and cleansing and whatever else, is never quite brought to bear; it's too romanticized, too "mythic", too in awe of its awesomeness. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) At 140 minutes, it's anything but slim and hardly dull. Goddard recognizes that the pleasure of this sort of story is in the not knowing, in having time to wander through the corridors of this odd motel and muse about its past and its inhabitants' present - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Eli Roth's participation here will no doubt raise eyebrows among those familiar with his gross-out screamers, though he approaches this more family-friendly material with no less urge to shock. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) It feels like an entry designed to keep a franchise going by giving its fans the bare minimum until they can get to the next one. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018