Nick Blondell

Nick Blondell

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trying to be less pretentious

Favorite films

  • Moonstruck
  • Lady Bird
  • Malcolm X
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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  • Short Term 12

    ★★★★★

  • Jungle Cruise

  • Stillwater

  • The Green Knight

    ★★★★★

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    This has got to be the scale on which we grade any blockbuster that comes out. It’s technicolor beauty meant for the multiplex, with pretty scathing commentary baked in. It’s got humor, heart, romance (seriously, this movie features two (2) of the GOAT movie kisses in its final act) and an incredibly palpable sense of adventure — all wrapped up in one gorgeous and loopy and delicious cinematic burrito. Can’t emphasize how much I love this movie, and how much I now love this trilogy. Arrrrgh matey!

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    My quintessential blockbuster. Didn’t watch the second two in the trilogy until last year, so my childhood affections lie mainly with this one. Gore is out of his mind already, staging his sequences with swashbuckling verve and creating such a palpable sense of adventure and romance. The cast is all top-notch (Orlando Bloom is a good actor, y’all!) and it shows how Jack Davenport should have become a movie star. Depp rules! I had the biggest crush in Keira Knightley…