Michael Nordine is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
5 months ago | Film and TV
The Leftovers airs Sundays on HBO If you don't have religion, you should at least have The Leftovers. HBO's rapturous drama hasn't found much of an audience during its brief time on Earth, but those who listen to its sermon long enough tend to con...
"Usually we're looking to identify the dead, but here we're looking for the living," says a forensic anthropologist early in Finding Oscar, a documentary seeking to do just that. Looking back to Guatemala's 1982 Dos Erres massacre,...
6 months ago | Film and TV
Having now reached the age of its wayward protagonist, Donnie Darko is once again being tasked with forestalling the end of the world. Richard Kelly's sleeper first opened almost two years after screening at Sundance, and a month after 9/11, becom...
Every Western that gets made feels like it could be the last one, and yet the genre refuses to ride off into the sunset. Martin Koolhoven's Brimstone doesn't breathe new life into the oater, but the Dutch writer/director has clearly...
7 months ago | Film and TV
Every Western that gets made feels like it could be the last one, and yet the genre refuses to ride off into the sunset. Martin Koolhoven's Brimstone doesn't breathe new life into the oater, but the Dutch writer/director has clearly studied the gu...
8 months ago | Film and TV
Say this for Sleepless: It gives Michelle Monaghan more to do than almost anything else you've seen her in lately, whether it beTrue Detective or Patriots Day, and confirms once again that she should be in the lead far more often than Hollywood wo...