Posts by Nick Chen

The Big Sick does stand-up comedy right by doing it wrong

By Nick Chen

Kumail Nanjiani’s portrayal of a professional joke-teller is refreshingly honest and authentic.

Six of Paul Verhoeven’s most controversial moments

By Nick Chen

From Showgirls to Starship Troopers, delve into the Dutch filmmaker’s provocative back catalogue.

Before you see Moonlight, seek out Medicine for Melancholy

By Nick Chen

This San Fransisco-set drama from 2008 is the perfect primer for Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed latest.

How to rig an election (according to the movies)

By Nick Chen

From subliminal messaging to phoney wars, here’s how to screw over your political rival, Hollywood style.

How Brian De Palma influenced the films of Noah Baumbach

By Nick Chen

Despite their stylistic differences, these great American directors share a similar approach to filmmaking.

Ryan Gosling has always been funny, it’s just taken everyone a while to notice

By Nick Chen

With The Nice Guys the Canadian star shows he’s a comedy performer worth taking seriously.

An automotive guide to the films of Richard Linklater

By Nick Chen

Take a chronological cruise through the writer/director’s career-long obsession with cars.

Why the swimming pool is the real star of A Bigger Splash

By Nick Chen

A shallow body of water harbours deep emotions in Luca Guadagnino’s scintillating Sicilian drama.

How come children’s horror movies aren’t scary any more?

By Nick Chen

Overly sanitised film like Goosebumps are depriving younger viewers of formative moviegoing experiences.

Why it’s time for everyone to start embracing Miley Cyrus, the actor

By Nick Chen

The controversial yet undeniably talented star is set to appear in a new TV show directed by Woody Allen.

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