Tag Archives: Nick Nolte

The Thin Red Line - *

A study in pretension, The Thin Red Line marks the infamously reclusive director Terrence Malick’s anticlimactic return to the cinema. On the surface, the film is a war movie, based on the James Jones novel of the same name. But, … Continue reading

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Nightwatch - * 1/2*

After sitting on the shelf for nearly two years, Ole Bornedal’s remake of his Danish film, Nattevagten, finally hits the screens. It’s too bad it wasn’t worth waiting for… Martin Bells (Ewan McGregor) is a struggling law student who finds … Continue reading

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Afterglow - * * *

Writer-director Alan Rudolph analyzes the deteriorating marriages of two couples in Afterglow. But while he gets a couple of good performances, the end result is as detached and distant as the marriages in the film. Lucky and Phyllis Mann (Nick … Continue reading

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U-Turn - *

Oliver Stone returns to directing, and for the first time in a while, he tackles a film without any obvious political agendas. U-Turn is a thriller, based on John Ridley’s novel, Stray Dogs. In it, Oliver Stone proves he’s no … Continue reading

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Mother Night - * * 1/2*

Intriguing drama about a American spy in Germany stumbles after WWII ends. Nick Nolte stars as Howard Campbell, a playwright living in Germany in the 30s. When war seems imminent, a mysterious American (John Goodman) recruits Howard to become a … Continue reading

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Mulholland Falls - * 1/2*

Slow moving and directionless noir thriller. Nick Nolte is Detective Max Hoover, head of the Hat Squad (a fact based group of LA detectives formed in the ’50s to fight organized crime). When the Squad (also including Chazz Palminteri, Michael … Continue reading

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Jefferson in Paris - * * 1/2*

Nick Nolte plays a mundane version of Thomas Jefferson in this film which is more an analysis of race and politics in the late eighteenth century than the historical romantic epic it aspires to be.

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