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Michael Nordine

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.

Latest Stories

  • 28 days ago | Film and TV

    At their best, Michel Gondry's movies are sad in a way that makes you not want to be happy. The problem is that Gondry's best doesn't extend far beyond Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, that dream-weaving romance from more than a decade back,...

  • 30 days ago | Film and TV

    Going viral guarantees little beyond having your fifteen minutes of fame reuploaded to YouTube in ever diminishing quality, the original video (and its impressive view count) eventually lost to time and/or takedown notices. That makes Unlocking th...

  • Past is prologue, meaning that the directorial debuts of acclaimed screenwriters should be regarded warily -- not everyone makes the transition as gracefully as Charlie Kaufman. In the case of Thomas Bidegain, who wrote A Prophet and Rust and...

  • In what amount to two of its mellower scenes, The Wailing opens with a Bible verse and ends with a man's devastated vision of better days. Most everything else that happens in Na Hong-jin's supernatural police procedural about a string of...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    Something troubling is afoot in Westeros: The heroes are beginning to outnumber the villains. The sixth season of Game of Thrones has already seen Jon Snow's return from the dead, Arya Stark's vision restored and — courtesy of two Stark children's...

  • Almost Holy has the feel of following an embedded journalist on one of those raw, ground-level views of a problem you'd never considered before but now, by virtue of good reporting, feels urgent and alive. "If there is no action from the...

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