Nick Newman

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

Favorite films

  • Elephant
  • Iguana
  • The Private Life of a Cat
  • Ain't No Cure for Love: America

Recent activity

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  • Copacabana Mon Amour

  • Noroît

  • A Day at the Beach

  • Duran Duran: Unstaged

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  • Noroît

    Noroît

    The history of cinema is Charlie Chaplin fathering a daughter who stars in an experimental pirate movie directed by Jacques Rivette who would publicly disparage the highest-grossing movie of all time directed by James Cameron who would direct Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter in the second, third, and fourth sequel to his subsequent highest-grossing movie of all time.

  • Duran Duran: Unstaged

    Duran Duran: Unstaged

    Always liked the idea of leaving just one David Lynch thing I haven’t seen, but on his birthday completism won out. If many of the optical effects are kind of neat and genuinely funny, Duran Duran’s music makes this feel longer than season 3.

    Seems telling this opens with a prerecorded intro of Lynch goofing off and ends with an awkward pause as the lead singer (not gonna look up his name) asks him to come onstage and he’s nowhere to be seen.

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  • 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.…

  • F for Fake

    F for Fake

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