Nick Newman

Nick Newman

Living epitome of the three-star film you nevertheless throw a heart.

Favorite films

  • The Inner Scar
  • The Lady in a Black Dress
  • Martin
  • God's Comedy

Recent activity

  • More Than Meets The Eye

  • Autumnal Equinox

  • Artificial Light

  • Surface Tension

Recent reviews

  • The Blackout

    The Blackout

    Seen again on an appropriately faded 35mm print. Should I make a habit of attending this exceedingly tragic movie every time it plays New York? I wonder if that counts as a bit.

    Talked to Matthew Modine on the occasion of it and a larger retrospective at the Roxy this weekend. Can say certifiably that if you go he’ll do a great Q&A.

    It’s a very uncomfortable movie for me.

    For you personally?


    May I ask why?

    Well, the entirety…

  • May December

    May December

    I talked to DP Christopher Blauvelt about this film (now on Netflix), replacing Ed Lachman, and the digital-to-35mm conversion, while also getting a bit of insight into Netflix Sheen.

    The takeaway — and again: I’m glad you asked these questions because it’s really important to me — if I could tell anybody anything about the takeaway from Harris Savides and his life is: simplicity, minimalism, and just a real care. Like a real, honest appreciation and care for your craft.…

Popular reviews

  • F for Fake

    F for Fake

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

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

    Avatar: The Way of Water

    James Cameron's The Mother and the Whore
    James Cameron's Inland Empire
    James Cameron's As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

    Kate Winslet does underwater sign language with a whale, and some scenes — one? 12? — later I think this movie hinged its plot on that whale's ability to see the future. Edie Falco drinks coffee in a giant mech suit.

    I zoned out because something looked cool. Something looked cool because I zoned out.…