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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • Five overlapping tales constitute Southbound, whose most commendable trait is that one story bleeds seamlessly into the next — rarely do multi-director horror anthologies amount to more than the sum of their mixed-bag parts. That...

  • 5 days ago | Film and TV

    Jane Got a Gun’s reputation precedes it, but it shouldn’t define it. After a tortured production that included the departure of original director Lynne Ramsay (Morvern Callar, We Need to Talk About Kevin) and a revolving door of leading men, the W...

  • Call it a dissenting opinion if you must, but Dirty Grandpa has sporadic moments of hilarity: the spontaneous "USA! USA!" chant that erupts after an out-of-his-mind Zac Efron announces to spring breakers that he's just unknowingly smoked...

  • 13 days ago | Film and TV

    There are worse ways for a television star to transition into film than a horror movie. There are also better movies to do it in than The Boy. Still, Lauren Cohan of The Walking Dead shines bright in William Brent Bell’s dim genre exercise, a vita...

  • 16 days ago | Film and TV

    Call it a dissenting opinion if you must, but Dirty Grandpa has sporadic moments of hilarity: the spontaneous “USA! USA!” chant that erupts after an out-of-his-mind Zac Efron announces to spring breakers that he’s just unknowingly smoked crack, or...

  • One for the bad-first-days-on-the-job file, Eytan Rockaway's familiar horror film The Abandoned stars Louisa Krause as a single mother who, lest she lose custody of her young daughter, takes on an assignment patrolling an empty apartment...

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