Nick Pinkerton

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  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    Two sacred texts of the '50s proto-counterculture have escaped the rapacious machine of cinema adaptation for half a century. One is J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, which probably only would have worked starring Salinger himself, and Jack Kero...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    Kids born in 1992 can buy beer now, and according to the usual timeline of nostalgia, this means that the fetishization of all things '90s is already well underway. And while John Dies at the End is assuredly a product of today's online world, it ...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

    In 1988 the fate of Chile and its dictator came down to a ballot as simple as a middle-schooler's "Do you like me?" note. A referendum offered citizens a simple choice: a "yes" for allowing President Augusto Pinochet to return to office for anothe...

  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    "It's hard to get these things started," says Walter Hill, the dean of the American action movie, speaking to me from Los Angeles. "Action films are by their very nature more expensive than what are sometimes called, in the independent world, 'rel...

  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    In George A. Romero's deeply silly 1993 Stephen King adaptation The Dark Half, Timothy Hutton stars as Thad Beaumont, a writer whose highbrow pretensions don't pay the bills. When Thad needs to make a quick buck, then, he seals himself into his st...

  • There are two things that are certain in life. One is that death will come for every one of us, in this case for Georges and Anne, an elderly couple. The other is that every film Michael Haneke makes will have a fair shot at the Cannes Palme...

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