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

  • 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...

  • Manhattan Night serves up murder, sexual perversion, daddy issues and long-buried mysteries -- although it's not nearly dark or deviant enough to register as anything more than boilerplate faux-noir. Porter Wren (Adrien Brody) is a famous...

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