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.

Latest Stories

  • Director Francois Ozon's latest plays as though Adrian Lyne and Jean-Jacques Beineix were back in the saddle, fetishizing sweaty flesh and black lacquer. Adapted from one of Joyce Carol Oates' '80s mystery-pulp "Rosamond Smith" books, the movie...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    Tiptoeing toward the hot tub of camp without quite diving in, Double Lover starts to fracture Chloe’s point of view, resulting in at least one fabulous Cronenbergian dream scene ...

  • 1 year 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....


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