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....

  • Gabriel Byrne assumes his schlubbiest form in No Pay, Nudity as Lawrence Rose, a barely working New York City thespian who believes himself fit for King Lear but repeatedly winds up better suited for Shakespeare's fool. Long removed from...

  • Life and art collide in obvious ways throughout Coming Through the Rye, a sort-of-based-on-a-true-story account of a 1969 boarding-school outcast named Jamie (Alex Wolff) whose love for The Catcher in the Rye compels him to adapt J.D....

  • 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...

  • Sacramento's drearily uniform suburbs and strip malls are the backdrop for uneasy tragicomedy in Other People, a Sundance alum that situates itself in the ho-hum middle ground between uproarious and heartbreaking. Returning to his West...

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