Nick Davis
Assoc. Professor of English and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University.
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LATEST RELEASES: 2014
FULL REVIEWS ONLY
MOVIES LISTED BY YEAR
ALPHABETICAL LISTINGS
TOP 100 GREATEST FILMS
PERSONAL FAVORITES
BEST ACTRESS NOMINEES
BEST PICTURE WINNERS
FESTIVAL COVERAGE
QUEER/LGBT CINEMA
 
"Lavish, thoughtful, and flamboyant"
Daily Telegraph

 
"Rigorous, considered, passionate... Authentically immersed in the language of film and ... the politics of filmmaking."
Reverse Shot

 
"Balances rich academic perspective with truly heroic levels of Oscar geekdom."
In Contention

RECENT ADDITIONS // I've screened 162 U.S. releases and 159 world premieres from 2014
Best of the Year: My recognition of 2014's greatest achievements in movies begins with a five-part tribute on the blog to the year's Best Collaborations among actors, writers, directors, composers, and more.
Full Reviews: Revisiting 1895's Dickson Experimental Sound Film, amid my Anniversaries project
Festivals: I saw 36 features at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and 40 more as pre-TIFF prep work. Then I saw 56 features, eight overlapping, at the 2014 Chicago International Film Festival.
Elsewhere: Neglect your site long enough and suddenly you're a vintage fad! I'm thrilled to have had Oscar-related features commissioned by The Advocate, about recent nomination trends; The Washington Post, about Academy myths; and Der Spiegel, about formative Oscar memories and favorites this year.
 
ONGOING SPECIAL FEATURES // Returning soon from a long hiatus!
Best Actress: Women of 1944 and 2009; essays on Annette Bening, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep
Favorites: Thoughts on Junebug (#18), Georgia (#25), Late Marriage (#27), Howards End (#28)
 
FIRST TIME VISITING? // Lovely to have you!
Quick Tour: Recent reviews of Black Swan, Precious, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona; older pieces about The Black Dahlia, Before Sunset, Far from Heaven, and Holiday; "Favorites" ranging from Hyenas to Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!; the Best Actress Oscar section; the Best of the 00s; notes on how I grade
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