Tag Archives: Jack Nicholson

Batman (1989)

You don’t need me to tell you that comic book movies are a dime a dozen at the moment, but none of them look like Tim Burton’s¬†Batman. Overwhelmingly physical in its environs and effects and visually uncomplicated; edited cleanly and … Continue reading

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Mars Attacks! (1996)

Tim Burton’s¬†Nashville. Lovably zany, eye-poppingly colourful and animated by a pretty insane ensemble cast of 90s big hitters and Burton regulars. You even get two Jack Nicholsons for the price of one. I love all the throwback flourishes like the … Continue reading

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The Fortune (1975)

Nichols’ flair for busy anamorphic master shots is well suited to screwball, letting his actors interact in prolonged stretches and allowing the physical gags to unfold naturally in tandem with the camera, but ultimately The Fortune just doesn’t work. Both Beatty and … Continue reading

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The Passenger (1975)

A purgatorial dirge for a character who is not dead, but choses to be regarded as such. The last major Antonioni I had to check off and a remarkably spare contemplation on life’s dead ends. Feels like a desolate funeral … Continue reading

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