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 Holocaust is not funny. But does that mean it's off-limits for comedy? Such is the topic of The Last Laugh, Ferne Pearlstein's insightfully open-ended inquiry into the role of humor as it relates to unspeakable tragedy. Mel Brooks,...

  • There's a simple lesson to be learned from Voodoo: Never get romantically involved with a married man whose wife is a voodoo priestess with a vengeful streak. After making this moronic mistake, Louisiana native Dani (Samantha Stewart)...

  • Every generation gets its own signature demonic-possession film. Bornless Ones, regrettably, is not that horror classic for millennials. Riffing on Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, albeit without any of Raimi's goofy humor or aesthetic...

  • Urban legend has it that if you knock (twice!) on the door of an abandoned old house, a demonic witch is awakened. Believing this to be true, troubled teenager Chloe (Lucy Boynton) goes ahead and bangs away, thus dooming herself to an ordeal in...

  • Comedies of misery don't get much more uncomfortably hilarious than On the Rocks, writers-directors Ariel Gardner and Alex Kavutskiy's caustic ode to personal, professional, marital, sexual, familial, social and existential dysfunction....

  • Dramatically speaking, the creators of most "faith-based" films prove less interested in revealing truths than in reaffirming beliefs — leaving the movies predictable and, often, preachy. Such is the case with The Grace of Jake,...

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