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, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • Access is imperative for a documentary like The Paris Opera, a behind-the-scenes portrait of the title organization's 2015 season under new director Stephane Lissner. Yet as it turns out, it's the sole reason Jean-Stephane Bron's...

  • 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....

  • Grief does strange things to people, thrusting them into fugue-like states where anger, resentment and to-hell-with-it-all despair can lead to bizarre behavior. Writer-director Asaph Polonsky's One Week and a Day adeptly captures that...

  • The past is a noose around the neck of both death-row inmates and those who pull the hangman's lever in Apprentice, Boo Junfeng's mysterious and nuanced prison drama. In a Malaysian prison where capital punishment is carried out at the end...

  • 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...

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