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Michael Nordine

Michael Nordine

Michael Nordine is a regular contributor to LA Weekly and its satellite papers, for whom he also serves as film copy-editor. A native Angeleno, he is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

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  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    If you don't have religion, you should at least have HBO's rapturous drama The Leftovers.

  • Who is Olli Mäki, and why should you care about the happiest day of his life? These might not seem like urgent questions if you don't possess a wealth of knowledge concerning Finnish boxers active in the early 1960s, but co-writer/director...

  • "Usually we're looking to identify the dead, but here we're looking for the living," says a forensic anthropologist early in Finding Oscar, a documentary seeking to do just that. Looking back to Guatemala's 1982 Dos Erres massacre,...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    Having now reached the age of its wayward protagonist, Donnie Darko is once again being tasked with forestalling the end of the world. Richard Kelly's sleeper first opened almost two years after screening at Sundance, and a month after 9/11, becom...

  • Every Western that gets made feels as if it could be the last one, and yet the genre refuses to ride off into the sunset. Martin Koolhoven's Brimstone doesn't breathe new life into the oater, but the Dutch writer-director has clearly...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    Every Western that gets made feels as if it could be the last one, and yet the genre refuses to ride off into the sunset. Martin Koolhoven's Brimstone doesn't breathe new life into the oater, but the Dutch writer-director has clearly studied the g...

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