John Nugent

Empire magazine journalist person. Huge fan of Powell & Pressburger, Pixar, and Predator.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Withnail & I
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Recent activity

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

  • Jackass 4.5

  • The Departed

  • Palm Springs

Recent reviews

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once


    Fourth time around, and let me tell you, it only gets better

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood


    Richard Linklater has always had his head in the past. Every era of his life has been mined for cinematic treasures, be it high school (Dazed And Confused), university (Everybody Wants Some!!), early adulthood (Before Sunrise), or pretty much all of the above (Boyhood). This, his 21st feature, zeroes in on only a single summer, but it’s no less vivid for it; if anything, it feels like his most personal film in years.

    As with Waking Life and A Scanner…

Popular reviews

  • My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel


    I ain't saying she's a gold digger
    But she ain't messing with no broke 18th-century aristocrat

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting


    The original Trainspotting was an exercise in youthful vibrancy. A sequel set twenty years later loses some of that vibrancy by necessity. This is a Danny Boyle film so obviously it's stylish as fuck, and it is consistently funny (with the original film's sense of crude anarchic realism – it features maybe the most darkly funny suicide attempt ever filmed) but this is fundamentally a sad film, and in essence a two-hour epilogue to the first film. Modern middle-aged male melancholy. It's kind of heartbreaking.