A devout believer in the written word since forever, Nick Prigge is on an eternal cinematic crusade to find, in the words of Werner Herzog, “The Ecstatic Truth.” He believes film to be our most powerful, beautiful and important art form. He is also melodramatic and occasionally prone to fits of hyperbole (see: previous sentence). He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society. He lives in Chicago.
Thursday, August 28 2014
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.
Tuesday, July 1 2014
Despite being set in London's Swinging Sixties, Up the Junction comes across just as apropos of America's here and now.
Sunday, June 29 2014
Tony Randall comes across like a star for the little screen overwhelmed by the Big Screen, a Felix Unger-type trying out unsuccessfully for Her Majesty’s Service.
Wednesday, May 28 2014
What begins as a vacation from hell transforms into the story of a father attempting to reach into his daughter's world before he loses her.
Monday, March 24 2014
The title of writer/director Craig Lahiff's Swerve is both predictably metaphorical and assertively literal, but the film itself is merely a road to nowhere.