Friday, December 08, 2006


Off the Black

Nick Nolte seems to be morphing, in look and sound, into to a less benign version of Tom Waits. The difference, of course, is that Waits's gruff vibe is the perfect contrast to his melodic tranquility, while Nolte just sounds old and cranky. That makes him the ideal candidate to play the over-the-hill high school baseball umpire Ray Cook in Off the Black, though his qualifications for the role are the best thing this standard, heartwarming buddy movie has going for it.

Read the rest of the review in The Reeler...


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