Nick Newman

Living epitome of the three-star film you nevertheless throw a heart.

Favorite films

  • Elephant
  • Iguana
  • Beyond the Clouds
  • The Private Life of a Cat

Recent activity

  • Crimes of the Future

  • Diva

  • The Ball at the Anjo House

  • Love at Sea

Recent reviews

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    Supported by some dozen financial entities and blocks of co-producers but looks very cheap. Largely linear plot that remains vaguely inscrutable. Super-precise lens choices and anemic palette on every off-center close-up. Gross, sensitive; tactile, phony; antiseptic, erection-inducing.

    Old man's still got it!

  • The Ball at the Anjo House

    The Ball at the Anjo House

    Has maybe the most galvanizing first minute of any Japanese film from its era and brought new things out of Setsuko Hara's face, which I'd honestly, foolishly thought I knew like the back of my hand. Yoshimura deserves more study — everything I've seen from him ranges between good and major.

    Only after watching a rip did I discover it's on YouTube with subtitles.

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