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

  • Don't Bother to Knock

  • Evil Dead II

  • Niagara

  • The Seven Year Itch

Recent reviews


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.