Nick Schager

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  • Lycanthropy has rarely been more lethargic than in When Animals Dream, a dreamy Danish import about a young girl who responds to the discovery that she's a werewolf by pouting and brooding a lot. A weird chest spot is the first indication...

  • A fascinating warts-and-all documentary portrait of an artist operating -- socially, culturally, financially — on the fringe, Mateo details singer-songwriter Matthew "Mateo" Stoneman as he completes work on his...

  • 2 months ago | Culture

    Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, about Indonesia’s 1965 genocide of more than half a million alleged “communists,” was not only the best documentary of 2012 but also one of the finest films of the past decade. In it Oppenheimer persuaded t...

  • Having previously worked as a doctor, writer-director Thomas Lilti brings some real-world authenticity to Hippocrates: Diary of a French Doctor, in which 23-year-old intern Benjamin (Vincent Lacoste) gets his hands dirty — in more...

  • It's one thing for a fantasy film to make no sense, but Patch Town's problem is that its premise isn't just unintelligible — it's downright dumb. Based on his short film, director Craig Goodwill's feature concerns a magical factory...

  • A descent into a dank, rank hole of meta depravity (and doo-doo), The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) follows in its 2011 predecessor's footsteps by turning inward on itself. Inspired by the first two movies, an American prison warden...

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