Terence Nance

Terence Nance is an artist originally from Dallas, TX. His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won a Gotham Independent Film Award. The album of the same title will be released later this year.

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Underrated/Overlooked: Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius

By Terence Nance | January 13, 2017

Underrated/Overlooked: Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius

Channeling Claudia Rankine, Talkhouse Film's poet laureate Terence Nance looks at the present moment through one of the finest films of 2016.

Queen of Katwe Is a Movie You Should Be Supporting. Why Are People Not Seeing It?

By Terence Nance | December 23, 2016

Queen of Katwe Is a Movie You Should Be Supporting. Why Are People Not Seeing It?

Terence Nance on Mira Nair's Disney movie about a young Ugandan chess prodigy, a film that's as uplifting as it promises to be.

Queen of Katwe Is a Movie You Should Be Supporting. Why Are People Not Seeing It?

By Terence Nance | October 10, 2016

Queen of Katwe Is a Movie You Should Be Supporting. Why Are People Not Seeing It?

Terence Nance on Mira Nair's Disney movie about a young Ugandan chess prodigy, a film that's as uplifting as it promises to be.

Terence Nance Talks with Michel Gondry for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

By Terence Nance | July 7, 2016

Terence Nance Talks with Michel Gondry for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

Filmmaker and regular Talkhouse Film contributor Nance talks with one of his cinematic idols about movies, music, relationships and more.

Terence Nance on Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople (and the Problem with Masterpieces)

By Terence Nance | July 1, 2016

Terence Nance on Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople (and the Problem with Masterpieces)

Nance writes about the charming new film from one of his favorite current directors, and suggests the ideal order to watch Waititi's filmography.

Terence Nance on Why Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan is Essential Viewing

By Terence Nance | May 20, 2016

Terence Nance on Why Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan is Essential Viewing

A film with Sri Lankan protagonists set in France is the answer to so much, you should have already seen it before starting to read this...

In Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle Goes 19 Rounds with the System for the T.K.O.

By Terence Nance | April 14, 2016

In Miles Ahead, Don Cheadle Goes 19 Rounds with the System for the T.K.O.

Terence Nance watches actor-turned-director Cheadle battle the white supremacist movie industry / machine / system to get his passion project made.

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 30, 2016

“It Got One Star, for the Cat”: Filmmakers Choose More of Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

It's no fun to read a major critic tear down your vision, but it's sometimes a different matter when the writer is a trolling internet commenter...

White Angel / White Devil

By Terence Nance | March 11, 2016

White Angel / White Devil

Terence Nance presents an abstract for an academic paper to be published in the Fall 2019 edition of 'Black Future Lies.'

Hail, Caesar! and Cognitive Wanderances on Such Subjects as Overcommitment, Student Debt, Beyoncé’s Specific Juju and Bill Cosby’s Guilt

By Terence Nance | February 16, 2016

Hail, Caesar! and Cognitive Wanderances on Such Subjects as Overcommitment, Student Debt, Beyoncé’s Specific Juju and Bill Cosby’s Guilt

Terence Nance on the latest film by the Coen brothers, among other things...

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

By Terence Nance | January 5, 2016

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

Sometimes what you really want to say about Spike Lee and his new movie only comes out when you're killing time on Gchat...

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

By Terence Nance | December 28, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

In which the author fulfills his responsibility to respond to the film by combining well-reasoned observations with an extended ice cream metaphor.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Gaspar Noé’s Love

By Terence Nance | November 6, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Gaspar Noé’s Love

Probably the only examination of this film to reference Puff Daddy, Key & Peele, MTV reality shows, Rick Alverson and Michael Bay.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall

By Terence Nance | October 13, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall

A filmmaker writes about Emmerich's much-derided historical drama both before and after watching it.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton

By Terence Nance | August 21, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton

A rap response to the box-office hit biopic about N.W.A.’s cultural ascent.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

By Terence Nance | June 17, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

In which the author fulfills his responsibility to respond to the film by combining well-reasoned observations with an extended ice cream metaphor.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Ryan Gosling’s Lost River

By Terence Nance | April 15, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Ryan Gosling’s Lost River

From the email archives of the auteur Terence Nance, a few constructive notes on a cut of a movie prior to its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival...

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows

By Terence Nance | February 13, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s What We Do in the Shadows

Two Kiwi comic geniuses mash up Christopher Guest and the vampire genre to create a cinematic sitcom about the bourgeois undead.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

By Terence Nance | January 12, 2015

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

A letter from one filmmaker to another, suggesting an ongoing tutelage and mentorship that would take the form of a letter-writing exchange.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings

By Terence Nance | December 16, 2014

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings

The latest (problematic) biblical epic is deconstructed on an epic scale.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Jeremy Xido’s Death Metal Angola

By Terence Nance | November 12, 2014

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Jeremy Xido’s Death Metal Angola

The traumatic aftermath of colonial rule is explored in this vérité documentary about an Angolan orphanage and the rock concerts it organizes.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Tim Sutton’s Memphis

By Terence Nance | September 10, 2014

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Tim Sutton’s Memphis

This elegiac portrait of the Southern city excels by being quietly, unobtrusively observational rather than wanting to be part of the action.

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

By Terence Nance | July 17, 2014

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo

So, here I am watching Michel Gondry's new movie, Mood Indigo, a bittersweet romantic dramedy...

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Richard Ayoade’s The Double

By Terence Nance | May 13, 2014

Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) Talks Richard Ayoade’s The Double

"Something entirely fictitious and true. That creeps across your path hallowing your evil ways...