Tag Archives: Nicolas Roeg

“There’s no one ‘right’ way of making a science fiction movie; there’s no one way of making any kind of movie, really!” — Nicolas Roeg

It’s his birthday today. When he died, I wrote a tribute for the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Film Comment.

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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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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Here are some of the things I’ve read recently – or am in the process of reading. — I love Imogen Sara Smith’s writing, and I’m not just saying that … 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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For Film Comment: In Memorian: Nicolas Roeg

The first piece of 2019: an essay on the late Nicolas Roeg in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Film Comment. (The piece is also online).

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January 10, 2019, IFC Center: Nicolas Roeg’s Performance (1970)

I am so excited I can’t even tell you to participate in a post-screening discussion of Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell’s 1970 film Performance with Matt Zoller Seitz and writer/editor Ian Hill. The screening is part of “The Sopranos Film … Continue reading

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The Man Who Fell to Earth loves Elvis movies

Because of course he would. They had the same birthday. From Nicolas Roeg’s great The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976).

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Mirrors #4: Performing performative performance … and on and on …

Anita Pallenberg and James Fox play around with mirrors in Nicolas Roeg’s Performance. Mick Jagger is a SPECTACLE.

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R.I.P. Nicolas Roeg

Some movies don’t just “stick with you.” They insinuate themselves into your bloodstream, they become a part of you, they imprint themselves on you. Or in you. You can’t shake them. You are – quite literally – haunted. Don’t Look … Continue reading

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