Nick Newman

Nick Newman
Nick Newman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies The Film Stage

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 92% High Flying Bird (2019) A typically distanced and dense Steven Soderbergh study of institutional malfeasance​. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
A- 92% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky embodies so much of what's made Steven Soderbergh that rare journeyman between arthouse and multiplex. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
B- 92% Dunkirk (2017) Its images are most obviously big in size, more importantly fluid in movement in a way not equaled (let alone attempted) by just about anything you might find anywhere. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
B+ 93% Baby Driver (2017) Wright doesn't simply apply technical precision and innovation to genre-smart storytelling - he also makes what must be exhausting work look like so much fun. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B 66% Alien: Covenant (2017) Come for the Fassbenders, stay for the nihilism and grotesquerie, and emerge with at least a few questions and curiosities on your mind. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
B+ 43% Song to Song (2017) One of his most emotionally dense films, and perhaps the most outright restless. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
B 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Closer to an expansion of its predecessor than a true follow-up all its own, John Wick: Chapter 2 offers a fair share of what already worked while ironing out a few rough spots. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
B+ 83% Silence (2017) Silence boasts a visual and emotional complexity that has the effect of being open for all and permitting to none. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
A- 83% Nocturama (2017) As much as I admire Nocturama (answer: an awful lot), locating exact points of admiration proves difficult when its pleasures are so purposefully alienating and bitter. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
B+ 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City of Z goes above and beyond what many artists, even talents, possibly could've done with this kind of material. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
B+ 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It's not that Mike Mills makes it look easy; it's that he can so deftly alternate concepts and executions inside a concentrated playing field, mining what's present for most, if not all, of what they're worth. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
B+ 94% Yourself and Yours (2016) It's Lee who binds together Yourself and Yours' many parts, in turn making this film among the tightest in Hong's repertoire. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
B 86% Sully (2016) It basks in the rightness of those who work hard to get a proper result, simultaneously disinterested in reinventing the wheel and still finding some new ways to spin it. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
C 13% The Summoning (Planetarium) (2017) Planetarium doesn't conclude so much as come to an end, and the lasting impression is one of bitterness. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
C 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) I'm So Excited is so strongly problematic and yet resolutely without much to facilitate worthwhile discussion. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
80% The Fury (1978) De Palma's main characteristic here is great restraint - or, some would just say, patience. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
B- 94% Drug War (2013) To's devotees will likely find more of value in Drug War's frantic construction, this newcomer was left alternately thrilled and cold to mildly satisfying ends. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
B- 82% Crystal Fairy (2013) Crystal Fairy is all about that uneasy destination: never in sight but always on the edge of perception. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
C 22% The Canyons (2013) The Canyons rapidly evolves into a film hopelessly at odds with itself. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B- 71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) The Butler's final notes have too strongly followed through on traditional, slightly staid dramatics to have it both ways. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B+ 78% The Grandmaster (2013) The Grandmaster thrives on the raw talent of its author. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
A- 88% Stray Dogs (2014) If this, truly, is Tsai's send-off, Stray Dogs is a finish for the history books. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 84% Les Cowboys (2016) [The] story advances efficiently, quietly, with determination towards a basic goal of finding one person. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 94% Her (2013) Her is among the more pleasurable, immediately satisfying, and appreciably ambivalent of techno-love tales. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B- 34% The Counselor (2013) For all its perceptible pleasures, one's left to ask how well-served any of its talents were in the first place. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B- 83% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) A significant amount of redemption arrives in its final moments, which find a way to bind itself with the heart of the picture we've been observing for nearly two hours. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
A 78% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) How half-brained masculine and economic mentalities are channeled to a mutual, logical, terrible climax in one of the year's more terrifying final shots is what's truly essential. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) In The Grand Budapest Hotel we can sense both a progression and summarizing of the entire Wes Anderson canon. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
A- 89% The World's End (2013) The World's End, in its frequent oscillations of tone, rides toward a logical end-point that makes for the simultaneous fulfillment and subversion of expectations. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
A- 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) Yes, Lars von Trier could've been f*cking with us this whole time, but he's never done so without reasonable purpose. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
A- 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) Yes, Lars von Trier could've been f*cking with us this whole time, but he's never done so without reasonable purpose. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 71% Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (Fassbinder: at elske uden at kræve) (2016) Offers enough fine material and organizes them with enough intelligence to create a many-pieced psychological portraiture of one of the most intriguing filmmakers who's ever lived. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
B+ 68% Contemporary Color (2017) In its formal inventiveness and compassion, Contemporary Color moves well past the boundaries of "concert movie." - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
A- 45% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) Praise God. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is Spike Lee's freest-feeling endeavor in a spell. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
B- 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) With little fat on the actual narrative, Magic in the Moonlight's efficient clip evokes the better pictures of that era. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
C- 56% Man of Steel (2013) This is not a missed opportunity which rightfully elicits a sigh, but inert big-budget spectacle that is nigh deserving of contempt. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
A- 82% Eden (2015) Only in retrospect could I understand Eden's careful delineation of temporal, emotional, and geographic properties:. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 74% Inherent Vice (2015) Anderson's greatest display of formal elasticity. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 40% Tricked (Steekspel) (2016) Tricked's greatest pleasure is watching one suggestion for scenes (and developments within scenes) quickly follow another á la some sort of incident-delivering assembly line. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
B 78% Ned Rifle (2015) Ned Rifle finds a comfortable place between Henry Fool's low-key sensibilities and Fay Grim's conspiratorial plotting. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B 62% Hungry Hearts (2015) Hungry Hearts scales its greatest heights when playing to the inconceivable and unsolvable. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
A- 81% The Mend (2015) It's a consistently wonderful, occasionally astonishing, deservedly moving piece of film craft layered on top of a screamingly funny screenplay. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B 97% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) This is a smarter film than any single aspect initially lets on. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B+ 96% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) [Apichatpong Weerasethakul's] latest film is as enveloping as anything he's ever made. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B- 19% The Reflektor Tapes (2015) The Reflektor Tapes uses the skeleton of a concert film - complete with an encore-of-sorts and post-credits bow-of-sorts - while attempting a meatier document. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B+ 93% Right Now, Wrong Then (2016) Right Now, Wrong Then is a terrific example of Hong's talents, which means it also sounds massively uninteresting. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B+ 83% The Walk (2015) [Petit] is the story, the story is a conduit for effects, and effects are The Walk's way of circling back to him. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Boyle -- and maybe Sorkin, though the domineering Sorkinese makes it hard to surmise -- is doing something smarter, even outright subversive. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B 100% Junun (2015) [It] serves as a proper hangout movie where we, the outsider, have been invited to watch its talented players sit around as they strive to create compelling, satisfying art. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C+ 73% Miles Ahead (2016) I don't know why any film about someone as innovative, unstoppable, and crazy as Miles Davis leaves so little impression - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016