Michael Nordine

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  • Morbid and droll in the manner of several other recent Scandinavian exports, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared rarely manages to also be funny. Allan Karlsson, the centenarian in question, is played by...

  • The Hunting Ground opens with actual footage of high school seniors opening acceptance letters from their dream schools. It's one of the few hopeful moments in the entire film. Kirby Dick's documentary on campus rape features all the...

  • Adapted from Amy-Jo Albany's memoir about growing up with her father, Joe, the jazz pianist best known for playing with Charlie Parker, Low Down stars John Hawkes and Elle Fanning as a father-daughter duo with a lot of love and even more...

  • "It's not that kind of story, one where everyone lives happily ever after," narrates the hero of Revenge of the Green Dragons, announcing the film's attempt to avoid one cliché by indulging in another. Set mainly in the late 1980s,...

  • Few people on the planet have ever been as good at anything as Muhammad Ali was at boxing; fewer still have the outsized charisma to match that talent. It doesn't seem much of an overstatement to say that The Greatest is also one of the more...

  • 8 months ago | Film Reviews

    Few people on the planet have ever been as good at anything as Muhammad Ali was at boxing; fewer still have the outsized charisma to match that talent. It doesn't seem much of an overstatement to say that The Greatest is also one of the more fasci...