Nick Gates




Hereditary, 2018 – ★★★★★

Since there is no shortage of praise here, I’m just going to review this film in the context of a theatre viewing: This was far and away the greatest theatre experience I have ever had,...

The Farewell, 2019 ★★★

“You think ones life belongs to one’s self”...”In the East a person’s life is part of a whole.”   This idea is central to Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell”, a personal meditation on saying goodbye and the...

How YOU can improve our media

What are some steps we can take right now to improve our media incentives and the information we are consuming?

The Devil All The Time, 2020 – ★★★

"There's some no good sons of bitches out there" "The Devil All The Time", a backwoods, West Virginian tale about faith and the cycle of violence, is the fourth feature from director Antonio Campos. It...

Do You Consider Yourself Informed?

We live in an age where we all have infinite information at our fingertips. why does that information lead us in such opposite directions.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things, 2020 – ★★★★

“People like to think of themselves as points moving through time, but I think it’s probably the opposite. We’re stationary and time passes through us. Blowing like cold wind, stealing our heat.” Disclaimer : I...

The Art of Self Defense, 2019 – ★★★

“I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors to beat it out of me with steel pipes” ~ Patton Oswalt  Riley Stearns second feature film is a very confident dark comedy about...

The Lion King, 2019 – ★

It’s all your favorite characters from The Lion taxidermy.  The frame by frame recreation constraints, the soul-less nature of the animation, and the dissonance in some of the vocal performances were the biggest foundational...

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