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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky embodies so much of what's made Steven Soderbergh that rare journeyman between arthouse and multiplex.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
B- 93% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
B 70% 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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
B 90% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
B+ 84% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
A- 84% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
B+ 87% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
B+ 88% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2016
B+ 92% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
B 85% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
C 14% Planetarium (2017) Planetarium doesn't conclude so much as come to an end, and the lasting impression is one of bitterness.‐ The Film Stage
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
B- 81% Crystal Fairy (2013) Crystal Fairy is all about that uneasy destination: never in sight but always on the edge of perception.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
C 23% The Canyons (2013) The Canyons rapidly evolves into a film hopelessly at odds with itself.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B- 72% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B+ 78% The Grandmaster (2013) The Grandmaster thrives on the raw talent of its author.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
A- 90% Stray Dogs (2014) If this, truly, is Tsai's send-off, Stray Dogs is a finish for the history books.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 83% Les Cowboys (2016) [The] story advances efficiently, quietly, with determination towards a basic goal of finding one person.‐ The Film Stage
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
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B- 35% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B- 82% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
A 77% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 92% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
A- 74% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
B 60% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
B+ 69% Contemporary Color (2017) In its formal inventiveness and compassion, Contemporary Color moves well past the boundaries of "concert movie."‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
A- 43% 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
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
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
C- 55% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
A- 83% Eden (2015) Only in retrospect could I understand Eden's careful delineation of temporal, emotional, and geographic properties:.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 74% Inherent Vice (2015) Anderson's greatest display of formal elasticity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 43% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
B 80% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B 64% Hungry Hearts (2015) Hungry Hearts scales its greatest heights when playing to the inconceivable and unsolvable. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
A- 79% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B 96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) This is a smarter film than any single aspect initially lets on.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B+ 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) [Apichatpong Weerasethakul's] latest film is as enveloping as anything he's ever made.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B- 20% 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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B+ 84% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C+ 74% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
B- 71% Crimson Peak (2015) [It] is fascinating for the myriad ways it veers right and wrong, and it speaks to the stronger passages that their weaker brethren can be overlooked within reason.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016