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Nick Prigge

Nick Prigge
Nick Prigge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 100% Paths of the Soul (Kang rinpoche) (2016) Zhang Yang achieves an astonishing immediacy by simply allowing the prostration process to play out over and over with minimal aesthetic interference. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
2/4 80% Elstree 1976 (2016) Jon Spira doesn't extrapolate from his interviewees whether they feel like a true part of the Star Wars universe or mere tag-alongs to a pop-cultural phenomenon.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
1.5/4 25% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) The beautiful game, as Pelé called football (or soccer to us Americans), has never felt like such a sedate slog.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
3/4 100% Diamond Tongues (2015) Throughout, Pavan Moondi and Brian Robertson purposely indulge Hollywood formula only to subvert it.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2016
3/4 76% Band Of Robbers (2016) It places more focus on the childish fabulousness of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer than the racial reckoning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2016
1.5/4 29% Addicted To Fresno (2015) According to the film, killing a guy is all it takes to save one's soul.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2015
3/4 80% The Mend (2015) The film is defined by its staunch refusal to clarify its characters' emotional issues, marooning them instead in the messes those emotions have wrought.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2015
1.5/4 21% Amnesiac (2015) Its concern for the reclamation of identity is less important than the dull approximation of The Others' stark haunted-house atmospherics.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2015
1.5/4 14% Jenny's Wedding (2015) Tolerance in the film doesn't so much suggest a recognizably real epiphany as it does a moving Hallmark card.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2015
2.5/4 61% Samba (2015) Even as Samba struggles to hold onto his identity, the film becomes entangled in an identity crisis of its own. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2015
2/4 62% Jackie & Ryan (2015) The film comes undone in its clumsy attempts to transform its story into a parable of economic distress.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2015
3/4 83% Runoff (2015) This emotionally affecting film never loses sight of the ethical complexity of forsaking a community in the name of an individual.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2015
2.5/4 80% Balls Out (2015) A sports movie actually attuned to the knowledge that victory in an inconsequential game bears no meaning.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
2/4 52% Live From New York! (2015) Formally, it relies on a bevy of spectacularly funny clips and a plethora of talking heads, most of which fall back on plaudits rather than sage insights.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2015
2/4 24% Barely Lethal (2015) The film settles into a time-honored groove of so many forgettable juvenile comedies before it. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
2.5/4 65% Days of Grace (2015) Eventually, the film's impressive array of formal pyrotechnics overwhelms its morals. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2015
2/4 46% Closer To The Moon (2015) Writer-director Nae Caranfil oddly forgoes the abundant elegiac aspects of his film's factual material for a tone approaching the ebullient. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2015
2/4 19% October Gale (2015) The film begins as a moodily introspective drama about grief before implausibly morphing into a stale thriller.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2015
3/4 86% Wild Canaries (2015) Lawrence Michael Levine's film occupies a sweet spot between the self-aware and taut.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
3/4 100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) The doc adopts the viewpoint specifically of those who knew him best, and seeks to separate the person from the emblem.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2015
2.5/4 34% Song One (2015) This snapshot of catharsis follows a familiar trajectory, but Kate Barker-Froyland refreshingly resists elevating her characters' relationship to the level of grandiose.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2015
3/4 78% Medeas (2014) Writer-director Andrea Pallaoro's feature-film debut, Medeas, isn't especially beholden to plot or dialogue, impressionistically shaping its story through pervasive silence. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2015
3/4 55% Little Accidents (2015) A movingly authentic exploration of a working-class milieu and the psychological and economic trauma that ripples through a town in the wake of a tragic accident. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 75% Little Feet (2014) This is a micro-budgeted affair of the heart that's never precious or obnoxious, but tender and moving and occasionally explosive in its intrinsic emotion. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/4 43% Comet (2014) The film's time-jumping strategy cleverly illuminates the way in which we go over and fixate on isolated incidents in our minds of breakups past.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2014
2.5/4 38% Before I Disappear (2014) Even at its most compelling, it remains inconsistent and superfluous, a lesson that sometimes a movie can feel more fully formed in 19 minutes rather than 90.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2014
1.5/4 16% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) Whereas Bad Santa was nastier and riskier, as well as more mischievously winsome, A Merry Friggin' Christmas is as curiously timid as it is morally dubious.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2014
3/4 85% Lagerfeuer (West) (2014) Christian Schwochow's film is a tense psychological slow burn, putting us in the muddled headspace of its protagonist as she gradually comes unglued.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2014
3/4 91% The Great Invisible (2014) It effectively demonstrates how the systemic cause of the Deepwater Horizon explosion was tied as much to society's staggering dependence on fossil fuels as to the oil industry's greed.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2014
3/4 100% Waiting for August (2014) The distinct lack of domestic drama is precisely what makes the doc so gratifying as a portrait of a family averting turmoil in spite of challenging circumstances. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2014
2.5/4 69% Fishing Without Nets (2014) Though this setup is perhaps infused with too much piety, cheating audience empathy toward the main character, it nonetheless generates a compelling air of social fatalism.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2014
3/4 50% Swim Little Fish Swim (2014) It subtly counteracts the cliché that creative expression can save your life by making its protagonist a hipster Peter Pan whose creative expression is an excuse not to grow up.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2014
1.5/4 13% The Man on Her Mind (2014) The film suggests an ineffectual mishmash of Ruby Sparks-ish high concept and modern Elizabethan comedy. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2014
1.5/4 51% The Calling (2014) The premise of faith-based assisted suicide as a motivating factor for a madman's killing spree is initially intriguing, but quickly revealed as solemn window dressing. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
2.5/4 60% May In The Summer (2014) Cherien Dabis is least successful at connecting her character May's marital crisis to the rumblings of her repressed heritage. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2014
2/4 27% The Maid's Room (2014) Drina is less of an individual, and one whom we wish to see avenged, than a transparent martyr for the collective sins of the wealthy few. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2014
2/4 0% Behaving Badly (2014) Rick's ultimate journey becomes less about atonement than simply getting the girl, and moral reclamation reveals itself as the vehicle by which to peddle a bunch of people behaving badly.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2014
3/4 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) The film is far from a technical matter, fiercely promoting Swartz's legacy and challenging us with the same questions its central subject was compelled to ask. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/4 87% Coherence (2014) The film's impression of personas is less traditionally sinister than representative of its inquiry into identity and what happens when social barriers begin to fall away.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2014
2/4 31% Lullaby (2014) Garrett Hedlund's performance throbs with an anguish that's far more honest than the sentimental euthanasia subplot at the center of the film.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2014
2.5/4 64% Filth (2014) Ultimately, the film is too nihilistic to believe its protagonist can be saved, declaring him a lost soul and satisfied to let him suffer. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 26, 2014
3/4 76% Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) (2014) Cédric Klapisch's film becomes an effervescent variation on the time-honored story of striking out for the American dream.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2014
1.5/4 38% God's Pocket (2014) Throughout, it becomes difficult to know whether we're meant to empathize with these characters or laugh at them.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 5, 2014
2.5/4 62% Beneath The Harvest Sky (2014) It flourishes in the spaces between the plot's necessary setups and subsequent payoffs, which is nearly enough to redeem the film if not for the narrative going belly up in the third act.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2014
2/4 63% 13 Sins (2014) Daniel Stamm's film is solidly helmed, if expectedly over-reliant on unnecessarily grisly comeuppances that leave nothing to the imagination.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2014
2.5/4 100% Brothers Hypnotic (2014) There are grudges held amid all the good will, an intention of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble to do things on their terms, and those terms stem directly from their upbringing.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014