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.

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  • 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...

  • Tropical vacations are great -- except when pesky bug bites turn you into a weird fish egg–birthing, goo-spewing monster. Such is the unfortunate fate of Casey (Elma Begovic), who in Bite comes home from her island bachelorette-party...

  • Forsaken's cast is headlined by Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore, and yet only character actor par excellence Michael Wincott -- with a low southern drawl and a finely manicured 'stache and chin hair -- looks and...

  • It's difficult to get over your dead girlfriend when she keeps reanimating in your bloody bed every time you have sex with your new lady -- that's the scenario that Nina Forever mines for a lifeless mix of black humor and tender pathos....

  • Laurie Anderson investigates loss through the prism of her beloved pooch's death in Heart of a Dog, an impressionistic nonfiction collage set to the filmmaker's ruminative narration, which she often whispers for the effect of maximum...

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