Nathaniel Aster's

Film critics blog

Hi! Welcome to my page!

Let me introduce myself: I am Nathaniel Aster, cinephile, part-time blogger and pogo aficionado.

I am 23 years old and I have been living in Montreal for a few years. I grew up with my father in the countryside. Together, we spent most of our evenings looking at the sky with our telescope. I have always been fascinated by the stars. This is to be expected when your father is Dr Nicolas Aster, director of the 88 Constellations Observatory. When we weren't looking at the stars, we turned to the movies and watched the Hollywood "stars". This is another passion of mine that grows more and more each year.

I moved to the city so I could pursuit my dream of studying the art of cinema, in college. Years later, I gave my other passion a go, and applied in astronomy at the university of Montreal. I try to fill any free time by learning about anything I can. I guess you can say I’m a very curious kind of person. I took karate classes, cooking and pottery (the mistake!) classes. I also try to learn as many forms of communication possible. These last 10 years, I’ve managed to learn Spanish, a bit of Italian as well as some bits and pieces of morse code. I’ve also achieved the Master Level in sign languages!

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(1) The Shining

Jack Torrance is a writer looking for a job. He accepts the responsibility of taking care of the Overlook Hotel during the winter with his family to have some quiet time to write his novel.

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(2) Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

The sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure brings us back to San Dimas, two years after the adventures of the first film.

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(3) Rushmore

Rushmore is the second film by American director Wes Anderson. Released in 1998, the film is about a year in the life of Max Fisher, a 15 year old boy, as he studies at Rushmore.

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(4) Taxi Driver

Robert de Niro plays Travis Bickle, a New York cab driver disgusted by the crimes he witnesses around him every day.

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(5) Return of the Jedi

This is the sixth installment of the Star Wars Skywalker saga which is actually the third film in the series (I know, it's confusing!).

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(6) Austin Powers : International Man of Mystery

I needed to laugh, the last few days have been tough and good comedy is often the best medicine.

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