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.

Latest Stories

  • Nick Hamm's The Journey finds unexpected friendship and lasting political peace through an engaging showdown between adversaries who are separated by outlook and cause and yet linked by their shared belief in holding true to convictions....

  • Would you believe that getting involved with underworld cretins makes you likely to wind up in peril? That's the only idea in the head of Lucky, a dim amalgam of every crime film made over the past half-century. Writer-director-star Bari...

  • 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...

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