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 II: A Chronicle of a Generation

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  • Sequin in a Blue Room

  • Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away

  • Rise of the Footsoldier: Marbella

  • We Summon the Darkness

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  • RRR

    RRR

    In the same way that lizards bask in the sun to build up energy, three hours of exposure to RRR on a massive screen will give you the strength to outrun tigers and stop motorcycles with your bare hands.

  • Shaolin Invincibles

    Shaolin Invincibles

    Lacking polish, but where else can you find not one, but two fellas in ape suits playing martial arts adept primates who are both dispatched in a ridiculously bloody fashion?

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    You know how the Doctor Who Christmas specials have a bit more extra money to spend, so there's flashier effects and maybe a guest star or two who used to do films, but the whole thing still feels very televisual in its execution and in its acting, and the dialogue doesn't always land because it's trying to simultaneously appease different audience demographics? That's exactly how this feels – and way before Matt Smith shows up.

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    A biopic in fast-forward – jokes about fools rushing in tell themselves. Nip to the loo and you risk missing a good five years of the King’s life. It feels like Luhrmann is doing his own take on Oliver Stone in JFK or Nixon mode, pulling out his whole book of tricks to sex up historical recreation, but it’s never clear what the reasoning behind making the film is other than the razzle-dazzle: Luhrmann Does Presley. The Colonel angle, while…