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

  • 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,...

  • A catastrophic accident leaves one family in ruins and bestows another with precious hope in Heal the Living, a melodrama immeasurably enhanced by the piercing, poetic direction of Katell Quillévéré (Suzanne)....

  • Claire (Stefanie Estes) has severe psychological problems, but then, wouldn't you if your mother were Shannen Doherty and your doctor were Tom Green? In Bethany, Claire and husband Aaron (Zack Ward) move back to the house where, as a kid,...

  • In The Eyes, six strangers wake up in a mysterious room and are informed that all but one of them will die — a far-from-terrifying proposition for viewers, given this crew's uniform unpleasantness. Robbie Bryan's faux–Agatha Christie...

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