Tag Archives: Nick Nolte

“The only people who ever called me a rebel were people who wanted me to do what they wanted.” — Nick Nolte

It’s Nick Nolte’s birthday. He has always been one of my all-time favorites, and despite the odds – or maybe because of the odds – and his personal struggles – it’s a thrill that he is still with us, still … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2020, Part 1

What a year. Hard to say “the worst” because I was at least somewhat mentally stable during 2020, but this year was an assault. An assault after a couple of years of exhausting assault. It was an assault on us … Continue reading

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March-April 2020 Film Comment

I have two pieces in the current issue of Film Comment (neither of which are online, so pick up a copy at your local bookstore – if they have it). The first piece is on Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely Sometimes … Continue reading

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Present Tense: on Nick Nolte

My next column at Film Comment is on Nick Nolte. I’ve been percolating with this one for a while. I did a full re-watch (or close enough) of his entire filmography in 2019, just for the hell of it. I … Continue reading

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January 2020 Viewing Diary

Hell Is for Heroes (1962; d. Don Siegel) A spare lean and mean war movie – pretty standard, actually – except Steve McQueen is actually presenting a character study here, a character he probably knows something about. He is eerie … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2019

Thanks, everyone, who hangs out here, who likes what I do, whether you’re an Elvis fan, a Supernatural fan, a general cinephile, a book-lover, or just someone who’s been checking in periodically for 17 years – WHAT? – I appreciate … Continue reading

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January 2019 Viewing Diary

Q and A (1990; d. Sidney Lumet) I closed out 2018 with North Dallas Forty, which inspired me to 1. write a post about Nick Nolte’s vulnerability and launch a little unofficial Nick Nolte retrospective. I will be a broken … Continue reading

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December 2018 Viewing Diary

Swimming with Men (2018; d. Oliver Parker) A rather slight little comedy about men forming a synchronized swimming team. I reviewed for Ebert. Zama (2018; d. Lucrecia Martel) One of the best films of the year (I saw it after … Continue reading

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2011 Oscars: Best Supporting Actor

This was originally published on Capital New York. Nick Nolte: Paddy Conlon in Warrior Nick Nolte has cornered the market in tortured characters, playing them with searing authenticity and power. Nolte has been nominated for Oscars three times, as Best … Continue reading

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