Nick Hoffman

Please note all of my star ratings are actually in the SF Chronicle “Little Man” rating system, so please imagine them as such.

Favorite films

  • Hellzapoppin'
  • RRR
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

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  • Blood Simple

    ★★★½

  • What's Opera, Doc?

    ★★★★½

  • Duck Amuck

    ★★★★★

  • Neighbours

    ★★★★

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  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★★½

    Just because it’s fake doesn’t mean it wont bleed.
      
    Rhythmic repetitions and stark juxtapositions send us staring into the dark abyss.

    This is Ron Mael’s knowing sneer made cinema.

    “Hey kids, lets put on a show. It just so happens to be a brutal insane tragedy.” Energy.  

    Every flaw feels intentional.

    This was my most anticipated movie of the year since seeing Sparks Brothers in January and I’m really wrestling with it and probably will be for some time. See it in a theater if you can. If you can’t, play it LOUD.

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    Find yourself a bro to topple an Empire with.

    This is why we go to the movies.

    See it in the loudest theater possible or crank the volume up enough to get the cops called.

    Peak “hooting and hollering” Cinema.

  • Crimewave

    Crimewave

    ★★★★★

    Truly a transcendent experience. More terrifying than The Evil Dead and insanely funny. The entire sound department in this movie crushes it so hard, they're truly the stars. The best kind of live action cartoon filmmaking. The domino doors scene is what the cinema is all about.