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

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  • Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith

  • The Girl from Monday

  • Irma Vep

  • No Such Thing

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  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

    I talked to Olivier Assayas about episodes one through four.

    "But, you know, it’s me and it’s not me. René is myself and not myself. The moment I give it to an actor and write the lines, shoot it on the set with a film crew, it does become something else. In the same way Jade Lee is not exactly Maggie — even if part of it is [Laughs] based on real life. The thing is… again, I feel comfortable…

  • Sex Hunter

    Sex Hunter

    I watched it for the mise-en-scène.

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  • 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.

  • 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!