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

  • The Ball at the Anjo House

  • Love at Sea

  • Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach

  • Marie for Memory

Recent reviews

  • 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.

  • Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach

    Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach

    Cued up as auteurist obligation accordingly tinged by slight What Am I Doing With This Life dread. Some combination of low expectations and never shaking my many years playing baseball made it a breezy joy — Linklater strings this wall-to-wall with platitudes about playing, winning, losing, and coaching as their locus point, none ringing stale across 106 minutes aswim in archival material. Buoyed significantly by the obvious fact this college athlete (who gathered much footage the same year as his…

Popular reviews

  • F for Fake

    F for Fake

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Convincing the audience your girlfriend is hot enough to horn-up Picasso into 22 portraits... ultimate flex.

  • Zeros and Ones

    Zeros and Ones

    Nobody needed to make the definitive COVID movie but nonetheless amazed at how this manifests visual-aural sensations of 2020 — wandering empty streets, every meet-up a clandestine operation, failing to compartmentalize bits and pieces of information from a phone. Had almost no idea what was going on at any moment, kept thinking my TV was fucked up. Already seems a key text.