Nick has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2021.

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★

    “Wait, is this really all there is?” - me, 3/4 into this realizing there’s no substance to it and its just another self sucking a24 movie for dumb people. Watch black knight instead

  • The Long Haul

    The Long Haul

    ★★

    Can’t get over Victor Mature’s weird grandma face or his big, edematous junkie hands. They’re specifically junkie hands. I don’t know if he did heroin but those are the hands of a junkie. There’s many types of swollen hands but there’s a specific balloon animal quality to the hands of heroin addicts; they’re not just swollen, they’re delicate and tragic, and they develop their own unique physics, fanning out like the felt fingers of the Count from Sesame Street.

  • The Shadow on the Window

    The Shadow on the Window

    ★★

    Archie bunkers gay friend has to find his ex wife

  • Year of the Dragon

    Year of the Dragon

    ★★

    This movie was panned as racist when it was released almost 40 years ago, so I was expecting to laugh my ass off the whole time, but it’s relatively tame. Frankly I can’t really identify anything particularly racist about the _movie_ other than the suggestion that Chinese would rape a Japanese, which is a cruel, ahistorical inversion of the facts. I guess back in 1985, everyone thought Chinese people only did math or karate so the suggestion that they’d be involved in the drug trade or organized crime rustled some folkses jimmies. Aside from that, it’s fine, mostly boring.