Author Archives: Nick Chen

About Nick Chen

26-year-old journalist who's written for places like Total Film, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies, Complex, SFX Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Grolsch Film Works, London Calling, Vice, and a bunch of other places. Why pencils have razors. Based on a book. Screenwriter. Buzz word. London. Twitter: @halfacanyon. Feeling pullovered apart by clothes horses. Lesser known Olsen brother. Multiple instances of words misused contemporaneously.

Film reviews 91: “Game Night”, “A Quiet Place”, “Unsane”, “Ready Player One”, “Blockers”, “Half Nelson”, “Miss Stevens”, “Silence”, “Heaven”, “Involuntary”, “Molly’s Game” and 17 others…

This month: “All That Jazz” (pictured above), “Beats Being Dead”, “The Belko Experiment”, “Blissfully Yours”, “Blockers”, “Les Diaboliques”, “Game Night”, “Half Nelson”, “Heaven”, “Heaven Knows What”, “Involuntary”, “Isle of Dogs”, “Just Go With It”, “Keeping Up With the Joneses”, “Lights … Continue reading

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Kenicky’s 2017 film roundup

It’s April 3, which can only mean one thing… In 2011’s roundup I swam through cold weather to Bill Callahan’s favourite island. In 2012’s roundup Joaquin set the Instagram filter to “Kenicky”. In 2013’s roundup Carruth paddled with red herrings. … Continue reading

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LFF17 Official Competition, Gala & Special Presentation reviews: “Downsizing”, “Call Me By Your Name”, “Lady Bird”, “Good Manners”, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, “You Were Never Really Here”, “Thoroughbreds”, “Loveless”, “The Shape of Water” and 13 others…

Films reviewed: “Battle of the Sexes”, “The Breadwinner”, “Breathe”, “Call Me By Your Name”, “Downsizing”, “A Fantastic Woman”, “The Florida Project”, “Good Manners” (pictured above), “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, “Lady Bird”, “Last Flag Flying”, “Lean on Pete”, “Loveless”, … Continue reading

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LFF17 Cult, Dare & First Feature reviews: “Brawl in Cell Block 99”, “Columbus”, “Ava”, “Jeune femme”, “Casting” and 11 others…

Films reviewed: “Amant Double”, “Apostasy”, “Ava”, “Brawl in Cell Block 99”, “Beach Rats”, “The Cakemaker”, “Casting”, “Columbus”, “The Endless”, “Have a Nice Day”, “Jeune femme”, “Thelma”, “Tiger Girl”, “Veronica”, “Western”, and “Winter Brothers” (pictured above). London Film Festival 2017 was … Continue reading

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LFF17 Laugh & Love reviews: “Stronger”, “On Chesil Beach”, “Let the Sunshine In”, “Funny Cow”, “Ingrid Goes West”, “Three Peaks”, “Quality Time”, “Anchor and Hope” and 8 others…

“Anchor and Hope”, “The Boy Downstairs”, “Brigsby Bear”, “Funny Cow”, “Golden Exits”, “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”, “Ingrid Goes West”, “King of Peking”, “Let the Sunshine In”, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”, “On Chesil Beach”, “Princess Cyd”, … Continue reading

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