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

  • 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...

  • Not-so-coincidentally premiering on the eve of new shows from the reconstituted Guns N' Roses, It's So Easy and Other Lies finds that L.A. band's bassist, Duff McKagan, discussing his tumultuous life and career. Christopher Duddy's...

  • Manhattan Night serves up murder, sexual perversion, daddy issues and long-buried mysteries — although it's not nearly dark or deviant enough to register as anything more than boilerplate faux-noir. Porter Wren (Adrien Brody) is a...

  • As A Bit of Bad Luck's talk about karma drags on, it's hard not to wonder what Cary Elwes did to deserve the fate of starring in this dreary indie morality play. Elwes is Brooks, a successful Seattle lawyer whose life is routinely...

  • Exorcisms, séances, scurrying phantoms, slamming doors, blood rituals, possessed children, upside-down crosses — The Offering leaves few horror devices unused. In writer/director Kelvin Tong's haphazard tale, Chicago...

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