Nick Davis
Associate Professor
Department of English,
Program in Gender and     Sexuality Studies,
Northwestern University
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1 world premiere, 8 in US
Girlhood (2014)
Timbuktu (2014)


159 world premieres, 163 in US
A Most Violent Year (2014)
American Sniper (2014)


Oscar!! Predictions and votes.
Top 10 lists! U.S. and global.
Year's best film collaborations.

All full reviews, including:
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
August: Osage County (2013)


Search film reviews by year
Currently amid restructuring
Recently updated page: 1973


Search film reviews by title
Currently amid restructuring
Fully updated listings: UZ


Monthly view of film history
Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)
Dickson Sound Film (1895)


Ranking of best films I've seen
Mary Poppins (1964)
Close-Up (1990)


Thoughts on personal favorites
Junebug (2005)
Georgia (1995)


Career profiles on Annette, Emma, Julie, Katharine, Meryl


Study Guides: Selma, Birdman
Syllabi: two winter courses

For first-time visitors, favorite reviews and features. (Coming)