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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  • Something like an off-off-Broadway play in which characters constantly sound like they're reciting the author's description of themselves, Dick and Jack recounts a series of fictional meetings between JFK (Drew Allen) and Richard Nixon...

  • Movies about grumpy old men learning to lighten up thanks to colorful neighbors are hardly novel. Yet A Man Called Ove (based on Fredrik Backman's best-selling 2012 novel) works its well-worn conceit to heartstring-tugging effect. Ove...

  • The sight of kids joyously playing with a "penis sheath" is enough to make Tanna recommendable, but fortunately, there's also far more to Bentley Dean and Martin Butler's ethnographic drama, which was filmed on – and stars natives of...

  • Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks reunite for the first time since 1998's You've Got Mail in Ithaca — the former's directing debut — but they're merely stick-figure peripheral players in this egregiously clunky and phony coming-of-age story...

  • Intramural baseball is given its suitably torturous due in Undrafted, which vainly tries to generate humor from a ragtag team's afternoon of throwing profane tantrums, getting into fistfights, arguing about the best Backstreet Boys member...

  • Art Bastard boasts exhaustive access to its subject, NYC painter Robert Cenedella, but Victor Kanefsky's documentary nonetheless manages to be as cursory as it is intimate, skimming over so much of Cenedella's life and career that it...

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