Anthony Nield

Anthony Nield


Off-duty film viewing only. Anything I'm working on, might be working on, or connected to anything I'm working on, won't be mentioned here.

Favorite films

  • Begone Dull Care
  • Ordet
  • The Dover Boys at Pimento University
  • Heimat 2: A Chronicle of a Generation

Recent activity

  • Peer Gynt

  • A Good Marriage

  • Vertical Roll

  • Go for Sisters

Recent reviews

  • Peer Gynt

    Peer Gynt

    "It's unusual to be an actor of my generation and be able to say I've been in an underground and a silent film as well." But Heston did exactly that, starring, aged seventeen, as Peer Gynt for an amateur production nine years before his Hollywood debut. And it's a fascinating watch. You're never quite able to forget you're viewing an amateur effort, but there's a lot of ambition here, some flashes of imagination, and the decision to set the whole…

  • A Good Marriage

    A Good Marriage

    Trimmed and tightened to 45 minutes, this could have made a decent instalment in a TV horror anthology series. As a feature, it's another in a long line of mediocre Stephen King adaptations.

Popular reviews

  • Original Cast Album: Company

    Original Cast Album: Company

    Every moment in this is fascinating, I could have watched a nine-hour version – and can easily see myself putting this on thousands of times, learning every glance and camera wobble by heart, and having quotes from it enter my everyday chatter to people who don't understand. (As with Répétitions, an eighties doc on the Rosas dance troupe, the amount of smoking between takes, by people whose lungs are integral to their talent and success, is staggering.)

  • Something to Sing About

    Something to Sing About

    Will happily sit through tepid Hollywood-set melodrama if it affords the opportunity to see Cagney dance in his full-on, aggressive fashion.