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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.

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  • Horror has in recent years been so informed by found footage, smartphones and Skype that a trend toward folklore was probably inevitable. In Marcin Wrona's film, the mythic entity being awakened is a dybbuk, a spirit of Jewish lore that...

  • Have we reached consensus, 17 years later, on whether The Blair Witch Project's grainy footage of three film students wandering into the woods was boring or terrifying? The answer might be both, with one extreme enhancing the other. Adam...

  • 16 days ago | Film and TV

    Horror has in recent years been so informed by found footage, smartphones and Skype that a trend toward folklore was probably inevitable. Far from trying to capture the moment, arthouse movies like The Babadook, It Follows and now Demon aspire to ...

  • Richard Linklater is one of our most down-to-earth filmmakers, but he's also pretty out there. Louis Black explores the casual philosophizing of his subject's work in Dream Is Destiny, an admiring documentary that wisely lets Linklater do...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    In a summer of disappointing reboots, underperforming sequels and rejected franchise bait, Ben-Hur is something rare: a remake no one asked for but weary moviegoers might accept as a small gift for lack of any better option. Timur Bekmambetov's re...

  • 3 months 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,...

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