Nick Schager

 

Nick Schager 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.

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  • Most likeminded films spend approximately 20 minutes on the same material covered by the entirety of Come and Find Me -- a fact that leaves this mystery from writer/director Zack Whedon (brother of Joss) feeling insufferably drawn out....

  • Movies about grumpy old men learning to lighten up thanks to colorful neighbors are hardly novel. And yet A Man Called Ove (based on Fredrik Backman's 2012 novel) works its well-worn conceit to effective heartstring-tugging effect. Ove...

  • The sight of kids joyously playing with a "penis sheath" is enough to make Tanna recommendable, but fortunately, there's also far more to Bentley Dean and Martin Butler's ethnographic drama, which was filmed on – and stars natives of...

  • Not-so-coincidentally premiering on the eve of new shows from the reconstituted Guns N' Roses, It's So Easy and Other Lies finds that L.A. band's bassist, Duff McKagan, discussing his tumultuous life and career. Christopher Duddy's...

  • Art Bastard boasts exhaustive access to its subject, NYC painter Robert Cenedella, but Victor Kanefsky's documentary nonetheless manages to be as cursory as it is intimate, skimming over so much of Cenedella's life and career that it...

  • Forsaken's cast is headlined by Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore, and yet only character actor par excellence Michael Wincott -- with a low southern drawl and a finely manicured 'stache and chin hair -- looks and...

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