Category: scott nye

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Scott’s Top Ten of 2021

I doubt I have to reiterate the obvious stuff about the unusual times we were in and how movies continue to be a respite from madness, but nevertheless, I missed the cinema something fierce for the 15 or so months...

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Benedetta: Risking Souls, by Scott Nye

“Paul Verhoeven made a lesbian nun movie set in the 17th century,” they said, and we all sat up with at least an expression that suggested interest, if not fully out loud saying “oh really?” But while lesbian nuns might...

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Licorice Pizza: Tune in and Drift Away, by Scott Nye

Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, possibly the best working American filmmaker, has now set two thirds of his films in the past. Like the Coen Brothers, he seems interested in dredging up different eras to explore American identity and how certain...

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AFI Fest: Documenting Performance, by Scott Nye

“Every fictional film is a documentary of its actors,” Jean-Luc Godard (probably) said. Like a lot of quotes you read around the internet a lot, it’s damned hard to source. The New York Times believed it enough to print it...

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Titane: High Gear, by Scott Nye

I could describe for you the first half-hour or so of this movie, you know. It wouldn’t be unexpected in a review – reviews tend to discuss a film’s premise – nor, probably, entirely unwelcome if you’ve heard of it....