Upon seeing Last of the Mohicans one fateful summer night many years ago he realized he yearned for movies that, above all else, moved him and, thus, set forth on an eternal cinematic crusade for, in the words of Werner Herzog, The Ecstatic Truth. The great film editor Dede Allen once called herself a "gut editor - intellect and taste count, but I cut with my feelings." Borrowing her phrase and tweaking it, he likes to think of himself as a gut film reviewer - intellect and taste count, but he reviews with his feelings.
He strongly believes cinema to be our most powerful, beautiful and important art form. He is also melodramatic and prone to fits of hyperbole (see: previous sentence).
A member of the Online Film Critics Society, he reviews new movies, older new movies and classic films on this blog. He offers various forms of rantings & ravings and blog-form essays & dissertations and sundries about any items film-related that may catch his notably peculiar fancy. He also reviews new theatrical releases for Slant Magazine and writes for PopMatters.
His Mount Rushmore Of Film: Last of the Mohicans (1992). Million Dollar Baby (2004). The Myth of Fingerprints (1997). Before Sunrise (1995). Are these the "best" films ever made? Well, no. But they are the four films that mean the most to him and are most responsible for the creation of this bastion of blogging over-emotionalism.
He is a lover of good scotch, a devotee of Nebraska Football (despite having been born & raised in Iowa), a disciple of Bruce Springsteen, an apostle of Lady Gaga, and a listener of A Prairie Home Companion.
You may follow him on Twitter @NickPrigge where he does his best to condense his idiotic musings to the allowable 140 characters. You may contact him at email@example.com.