Nick

American art peaked when Bruce Springsteen wrote "Independence Day."

Favorite films

  • Miami Vice
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • Murder by Contract

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  • Talk to Her

    ★★★★

  • The Set-Up

    ★★★★

  • Saw

    ★★

  • Dark Angel

    ★★★½

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  • Talk to Her

    Talk to Her

    ★★★★

    When I think about early 2000’s indie cinema, this is one of the movies I think about.

  • The Set-Up

    The Set-Up

    ★★★★

    More than a traditional bruiser melodrama, this is a terse, noir-tinged, unusually immersive look at the dead-end desperation of men whose only recourse to make even a meager living involves having the piss knocked out of them by lugs who are even meaner and more washed-up than they are. Wise is also astute in observing the collateral damage suffered by the loved ones of these men, who surely understand that there is no real future in such a life. Also,…

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  • Antlers

    Antlers

    ★★

    Here’s the pitch: it’s a monster movie, but the monster is inherited trauma. Or maybe the monster is the meth epidemic in the Pacific Northwest.

    No? What if the whole thing was an environmental parable? Or what if the monster somehow had its origins in indigenous folklore? Or what if…

  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Dude I’m sorry, but Ashton Kutcher’s acting when he wakes up in a new reality only to realize that he has no arms or legs is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen in a movie.