I’m an award-winning freelance arts and culture writer, editor and film critic. I’m also a columnist for The Globe and Mail

I cover books, fashion, food and film (and perfume!) and am a member of the Toronto Film Critics’ Association. My work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, from New York magazine  to the National Post, where I was for several years a culture columnist and the editor of Weekend Post Style & Design. I was recently on the jury of the Doug Wright Awards and curate the Revue Cinema‘s ongoing Designing the Movies film and lecture series.

For Globe column:
natkinson [at ] globeandmail [dot ] com
For everything else:
nathalie [at ] nathalieatkinson [dot] com

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A Cheat Sheet to La La Land’s Musical References

On the occasion of La La Land, I wrote a piece for Globe Film about the history of dance as narrative scene on screen. You can read it here. (Go ahead, I’ll wait.) As a bonus, here’s my annotated, clips-filled guide to a few of the classic 1930s (and golden age of MGM’s Freed Unit)…

Foodism, design and lifestyle in 1960s espionage fantasies

A glossy emphasis on design and lifestyle (those killer bespoke and tailored suits, for one thing) permeates the new throwback international espionage movies like Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. To contextualize why these trappings were essential to the genre, I rewound to the 1960s and had a rummage around shows like The…

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