Nick Pinkerton

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  • 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 under way. And though John Dies at the End is assuredly a product of today's online world, i...

  • 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 another...

  • 2 years ago | Film Reviews

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

  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    Roman Coppola Gives Charlie Sheen the 8 1/2 treatment. As he's questioned by a therapist in the opening scene of the film bearing his name, we see Charles Swan III's subconscious literally spurt out of his head. It's visualized as an animated coll...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    The Great Director Walter Hill Brings a Bullet (and Ideas) to Your Head "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, mor...

  • 3 years ago | Film Reviews

    Tabu is one of those truly unique movies you can get tongue-tied just trying to describe: a tragic pop pastiche? A lyrical Old Hollywood melodrama projected on a bedsheet? A celluloid curio à la Barnum's Fiji mermaid? At such times, it's be...

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