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Nick Prigge

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.


Reviews

Thursday, August 28 2014

In 'The Love Punch', Money Does Buy Happiness

The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.


Tuesday, July 1 2014

Going 'Up the Junction' to Get Down with the Common People

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

'Bang! Bang! You're Dead' Gives Us a Wry Twist on the Wrong Man Theme

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

There Are Not Lessons in 'Tanta Agua' So Much As Cold Hard Truths

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

No One Really Sweats in 'Swerve', but They Glisten

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.


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