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>.
5 days ago | Cityscape
Nearly two years after closing for renovations, Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex has returned, like so many other Los Angeles institutions, with a facelift and a new name. Now the Monica Film Center, the art-house chain’s six-screen theater sits poised to ...
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...
11 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...
19 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...
22 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...