Josh Nelson

I'm just a guy. Seated in front of a screen. Asking it to love me.

Favorite films

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Taxi Driver
  • Crash
  • La Jetée

Recent activity

  • The Road

  • My Name Is Gulpilil

  • The Proposition

  • The Last Duel

Recent reviews


Popular reviews

  • Halloween


    Was hoping I’d somehow misjudged this on an initial viewing but alas even in the rewatch there’s still no getting past the fact that it’s a first draft screenplay saved only by a first class performance from Curtis. What’s most frustrating is that a potentially fascinating take on intergenerational trauma gets lost in a haze of nonsensical plotting, poorly written supporting characters and tonal shifts lurching awkwardly between  ‘Scream’-type parody and sincere horror. A big time missed opportunity.

  • That Thing You Do!

    That Thing You Do!

    T.Hanksgiving 2021 - Film #3

    Fun fact: I first saw this in an all-night movie marathon at Chadstone back in Jan ‘97 and on the way home my friend fell asleep at the wheel and drove into oncoming traffic. We survived and this slice of nostalgia with charm to burn has aged really nicely. Proof that T.Hanks is no slouch in front or behind the camera.