RSS feed for Nick

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Nov, 2015

    An unxepected masterpiece, Stoker is an effectively subversive take on the Hitchcock thriller only because of the enormously talented people in front of and behind the camera. It would be unfair to mention the brilliant elegance of any one aspect of this film's production without mentioning how each and every one of them is equally worthy of praise.

    Uncle Charlie stokes the embers in India's longing heart and pushes her beyond the precipice of adulthood. She awakens both mentally and…

  • The Peanuts Movie

    The Peanuts Movie 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Nov, 2015

    Captures the bittersweet optimism of The Peanuts without totally embracing the corporate advertising mascots they became (which is surprisingly lampooned in this film). Had it not been for the drawn out Snoopy sequences (while admittingly complementing the main plot, they ultimately feel like a distraction), The Peanuts Movie would have been the greatest romantic comedy aimed at kids.

    Charlie Brown is always destined to fail, by his own volition or otherwise. While it may be satisfying to see him victorious,…

Popular reviews

  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.