Nick Deigman

Nick Deigman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Fan The Fire
Total Reviews:
50

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 50
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 100% Catch Me Daddy " Wolfe's singular vision of hopeless destruction finds its muse in this charming and powerful young actress (Ahmed). Her strength will pull out what is left of your breath like a vacuum, and leave you stumbling for the exits in need of respite." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 24, 2014
3/5 90% Bernie (2012) " a well-rounded dramatic film taken from a refreshingly uplifting perspective." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 12, 2013
3/5 63% Anna Karenina (2012) " We are left with an entertaining but hollow story filled with entertaining but hollow characters." — Fan The Fire
Posted Sep 30, 2012
3/5 43% American Reunion (2012) " It's a treasure to revisit a place with so many fond memories, even if the memories aren't technically real... or ours." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 30, 2012
3/5 59% Wanderlust (2012) " This film isn't going to stick in your mind because of a stirring and original narrative or heart-wrenching lead performance; it's going to stick there because it is just good fun, plain and simple." — Fan The Fire
Posted Mar 2, 2012
2/5 43% J. Edgar (2011) " How Eastwood has managed to create so dull a film is actually quite stunning. " — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 20, 2011
2/5 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " So in much the same way that 'Transformers' is essentially a robot war with a few humans stumbling around trying to get laid; this film should really have been called 'Alien Bracelet Vs. Aliens... With Some Cowboys Falling Off Their Horses'." — Fan The Fire
Posted Sep 2, 2011
3/5 98% Project Nim (2011) " Marsh is too content framing the entire film around the narrative spun by its subjects, rather than stamping his own authorship on the film, and as a result it lacks the power and depth of his previous work." — Fan The Fire
Posted Sep 2, 2011
4/5 80% Life in a Day (2011) " A life shouldn't need to be heroic, controversial, or glamorous for the wider world to take notice of it, wonderful little things happen every day, and finally a film has come along that celebrates every single one of them." — Fan The Fire
Posted May 20, 2011
4/5 72% Hanna (2011) " This film channels the haunting fantasy of the Brothers Grimm, with the hazy, colourful power of Lolita, and the thumping action of a Bourne film." — Fan The Fire
Posted May 1, 2011
3/5 82% The Way (2011) " But somehow, despite the simple and sometimes obtuse storytelling, there is something strangely intimate and mesmerising about this film." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 20, 2011
2/5 77% Thor (2011) " Somebody, somewhere, is proud of the art direction and animation that brings this city to life, but it just looks like a Lord of the Rings fan film." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 20, 2011
3/5 83% Adèle Blanc-Sec " The zipping speed of the storytelling even drips down into the minutiae of the editing, with cuts occurring on opening doors, or using visual cues with dialogue: the story never calms down for a second." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 12, 2011
2/5 33% I Am Number Four (2011) " There is not one moment in this film that astounds the senses, tickles the solar plexus, or surprises our expectations." — Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 18, 2011
1/5 —— I Come With The Rain (2009) " A meandering and meaningless pile of drivel that does a disservice to its many fine performances." — Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 18, 2011
3/5 80% Barney's Version (2011) " There is a flippancy and incorrigibility to the style and pace of the storytelling that matches perfectly with our lovable, pig-headed hero." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 31, 2011
2/5 71% Paul (2011) " The hiccups of comedy genius feel like hollow victories in a generally average film." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 31, 2011
4/5 96% True Grit (2010) " At just thirteen years of age, Heilee Steinfeld delivers one of the most memorable performances of the year." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 11, 2011
4/5 91% The Fighter (2010) " Bale's performance is so good it almost collapses into mimicry, but his twisted and terrifyingly accurate ability to portray the quirks and simmering undertones of difficult characters ensures that his performances always transcend such claims." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 11, 2011
3/5 55% Morning Glory (2010) " Roger Michell's film is a straight forward romantic comedy, refreshingly strong on the latter and sparing with the former." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jan 11, 2011
4/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) " In the end, this is a travesty of a story and a failure of a sequel, but an absolute triumph for CGI... it is to the original TRON what Avatar is to Ferngully." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 19, 2010
3/5 20% The Tourist (2010) " Let's not mince words; The Tourist is one of the most outstandingly atrocious films of the year." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 9, 2010
4/5 81% Catfish (2010) " The real draw of the film is obviously based around the revelations at Abby's farm; but I don't want to spoil the surprise, so just go and watch this film." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
5/5 —— Hjem til jul (Home for Christmas) " Whether the vignette concerns a bitter spinster, a depressed cuckold, or a lovelorn teen; the whole film is imbued with a tender-hearted hopefulness that makes this a must see film, especially during the festive season." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
4/5 75% Everything Must Go (2011) " This is not a film that takes itself too seriously, but it is also not a 'comedy' in the strictest sense." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
5/5 95% Archipelago (2014) " Joanna Hogg is the shining light of the UK Film Industry. She has saved us from another embarrassing LFF, and she has done it all without the help of the incompetent UK Film Council." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
4/5 58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) " In the end, the title of the film contains an irony that may be lost on the filmmakers: this is kind of a funny story, no more, no less." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
3/5 67% Conviction (2010) " If there were a Dummies Guide to winning an Oscar, this film would make a great case study." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
3/5 63% Howl (2010) " The courtroom sequences serve the dual purpose of showcasing 'the hot guy from Mad Men' and providing a pretentious and didactic platform for the filmmakers to broadcast their views on censorship." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
4/5 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) " Mulligan is the lynchpin of this film; her doe-eyed softness and melancholy smile perfectly encapsulating our heroine." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
2/5 51% Brighton Rock (2011) " Rowan Joffe is an extremely talented artist and one of the jewels in the crown of British cinema at present, but this film is pointless and uninspiring, and far from his best work." — Fan The Fire
Posted Dec 7, 2010
3/5 72% Somewhere (2010) " This is not so much a dramatic narrative as a portrait of an artist as a young(ish) man. It is a story reminding us that stories don't really exist, and not even movie stars in Hollywood are living the fairytale lives we see on screen." — Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 10, 2010
5/5 87% Blue Valentine (2010) " The film is undeniably his [Cianfrance], and yet it is so powerfully enriched by the output of his extraordinary stars." — Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 10, 2010
4/5 87% Black Swan (2010) " This may not be Aronofsky's most accomplished or original film, but it is a visceral and visionary take on an exciting and under-explored genre." — Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 10, 2010
5/5 93% Another Year (2010) " Another Year is filled with hilarious quirks and moments that punctuate the melancholy of Mary and Ken's loneliness and promise that, no matter how sad life may sometimes seem, there is always someone to turn to and some reason to smile." — Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 10, 2010
3/5 66% The American (2010) " The 'lonely assassin who falls in love' is too familiar a story to be interesting in its own right, and somewhere along the line Corbijn, Clooney, and writer Rowan Joffe forgot to imbue Jack with enough of intensity and conflict to keep the story flowing." — Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 10, 2010
3/5 64% Adrift (2009) " This is a mature and thoughtful drama that absorbs the viewer into the world of the family, and leaves you as emotionally bruised and drained as the characters themselves." — Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 10, 2010
4/5 93% 127 Hours (2010) " Combining elements of a 'music video' aesthetic with subtle, intimate moments and epic John Ford vistas, Boyle never gives the audience a moment to tire of the difficult subject matter." — Fan The Fire
Posted Nov 10, 2010
4/5 73% Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011) " Sfar has not attempted to entirely understand Gainsbourg or have the final say on his image; he has simply provided a fascinating and refreshing perspective on this overlooked and enigmatic icon." — Fan The Fire
Posted Jun 19, 2010
5/5 97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) " Undoubtedly one of the finest films of the last year." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/5 64% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) " The whole film carries a sort of documentary aesthetic (unsteady camera movements, uncomfortable close-ups, inconsistent sound, etc.) but it remains subtle and unobtrusive throughout." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4/5 72% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) " A beautiful and languid testament to the importance of remembering how powerful our childhoods really were." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/5 79% The Informant! (2009) " If you arrive at the cinema looking forward to a frivolous, expertly produced, and very funny movie with a few cracking performances, then I think you might just be in luck." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
5/5 87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) " There is really no way to describe the playfulness and exquisite timing of the comedy in this film. It is partially Herzog's zany artistry, and partly Cage's masterful control of facial expressions and comic timing." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
5/5 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) " nobody can deny that this was a Herculean task, and Anderson has succeeded where so many filmmakers would have failed." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4/5 57% Paper Heart (2009) " There are so many things about the film that could have been annoying (...) but the story is so refreshing and honest that it would be almost impossible to find anything annoying here." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
5/5 90% Lebanon (Levanon) (2010) " The relationships between the characters are perfectly conceived, performed, and captured." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4/5 79% Nowhere Boy (2010) " This is not a biopic in the mould of Walk The Line or Ray; it is the story of a troubled childhood and a determined and strong-minded young man who uses his love of music to overcome a bitter and uncomfortable domestic past." — Fan The Fire
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4/5 46% Everybody's Fine (2009) " If DeNiro was the John Wayne of New Hollywood, then this is his The Quiet Man." — Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/5 34% The Wolfman (2010) " Del Toro should have been perfect for The Wolfman, and it is his involvement in the project that attracted most critics to it, but his performance is mostly disappointing." — Fan The Fire
Posted Feb 16, 2010
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