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

  • The proliferation (and popularity) of dystopian YA sci-fi movies suggests that today's youth are fascinated by the potential for apocalypse. Movies like Go North, however, suggest that filmmakers have already run out of inventive ways to...

  • What happens to good actors who can't find employment in today's superhero-cartoon-CGI franchise-verse? In the case of Jason Patric and Cary Elwes, they're delivering solid performances in forgettable throwaways like the tween-oriented...

  • Two Weeks to Go is what happens when you strip a film of a plot, a script, actors, a cinematographer, a score and any semblance of purpose or direction. Making YouTube's original-content "stars" seem like Daniel Day-Lewises by comparison,...

  • Gabriel Byrne assumes his schlubbiest form in No Pay, Nudity as Lawrence Rose, a barely working New York City thespian who believes himself fit for King Lear but repeatedly winds up better suited for Shakespeare's Fool. Long removed from...

  • Most like-minded films spend approximately 20 minutes on the same material covered by the entirety of Come and Find Me — a fact that leaves this mystery from writer-director Zack Whedon (brother of Joss) feeling insufferably drawn...

  • Nicolas Cage may have just headlined a fictionalized drama about the July 30, 1945, WWII sinking of the USS Indianapolis, but viewers will learn far more about its story — immortalized by Robert Shaw's famous speech in Jaws...

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