Nick

I probably give too many movies the five star treatment.

Favorite films

  • Cutter's Way
  • Wise Blood
  • Two Lovers
  • Wendy and Lucy

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  • Blow Up My Town

    ★★★½

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★½

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

  • Suspiria

    ★★★★★

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  • Blow Up My Town

    Blow Up My Town

    ★★★½

    Maybe this is what we all look like just going about our mundane, everyday business. If so, that’s disturbing.

    The cat in this film is a dead ringer for our cat Junie.

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★½

    An immaculate rumination. Awe-inspiring use of Technicolor. Nothing hits quite like peak Powell/Pressburger ☁️  ✈️  🕰

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  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    Does Hollywood know what to do with Rosamund Pike post-"Gone Girl"? Who the fuck knows, but this is almost certainly the most committed and uncompromising display of the actress' trademark steely self-possession since David Fincher dared to show us the dark side of Doogie Howser. "I Care A Lot" understands what an audience wants to see from Pike: we want to see her destroying her enemies with mere stares, and puffing on a comically large vape the size of a…

  • Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage

    ★★★½

    Woodstock ‘99 is basically if “Joker” fans got to create a music fest that reflected their worldview: toxic masculinity run amok, allegiance to cynical commercialism, “Girls Gone Wild”-sanctioned misogyny, and “musical” contributions from the likes of Kid Rock and the Insane Clown Posse. I remember hearing the stories about what happened as a kid and not being able to believe it; confronting the immensity of the ugliness all these years later is straight-up sobering.The late 90’s were truly a dark…