Michael Atkinson


Michael Atkinson is a regular film contributor at the Village Voice. His work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • 9 months ago | Film and TV

    With movie-history viewing choices spawning like mold in a damp room, we can easily see the things we didn't even know we'd never seen. For me that includes Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy (Arrow Video), a trio of quick, down-and-dirty crime...

  • Edward Yang died in 2007, after making just seven films; only his last, Yi Yi (2000), saw stateside release, while his mysterious magnum opus (and the nation's keynote epic), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), has only lately been...

  • Wrong Move (1975) stands as the artsiest anti-movie of Wim Wenders' road trilogy from the '70s, back when he was a premier post-Antonionian using aimless road travel as a metaphor for film time, kicking up an existentialist storm of...

  • A dry–rubbed lark from the often harrowing ultra-realist territories of the Romanian New Wave, The Treasure is about almost nothing — a shaggy–dog daydream as flyaway as its protagonists' thoughts of instant wealth....

  • Originally one of Canada's great formalist masters of squirrelly obsession, Atom Egoyan has lost his way since he appeared in the late '80s, hunting for relevance as his material and style have crept toward the lukewarm mainstream.

    In some...

  • A lovely post-punk lark with one foot in '80s ironic-indieland and the other in Iran, Ana Lily Amirpour's feature debut could become a totem for a hipster world mad for jukebox funkiness, vampires, and gender-politics righteousness. It's got all...


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