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.

Latest Stories

  • Operating as a companion piece to his 1993 film Compassion in Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama — from which it recycles some material — director Mickey Lemle's The Last Dalai Lama? paints an intimate, engaging portrait of the...

  • John Paul DeJoria is, by all accounts, an amazing man with an even more amazing life story, having overcome two separate instances of homelessness, multiple divorces and many failed career ventures before co-founding Paul Mitchell and...

  • Would you believe that getting involved with underworld cretins makes you likely to wind up in peril? That's the only idea in the head of Lucky, a dim amalgam of every crime film made over the past half-century. Writer-director-star Bari...

  • Tackling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by preaching to as many choirs as possible, Wrestling Jerusalem transposes to the screenwriter and star Aaron Davidman's one-man stage show, in which he embodies a variety of characters on both...

  • 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...

  • Teendom's tumultuousness may lend itself to big-screen clichés, but All This Panic — a documentary that follows a group of NYC high school girlfriends over the course of three years — digs deeper to reveal the rawness, confusion,...

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