Michael Atkinson is a regular film contributor at the Village Voice. His work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
13 days ago | Film and TV
Tallying up the lifework of Polish demiurge Andrzej Wajda can be like taking on history itself — a national history made up of movies. Having at last given up the ghost this past October, at 90, Wajda, who made his first short when he was 24, left...
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3 months ago | Film and TV
Red alert, all movie supergeeks: This week debuts FilmStruck, a streaming service that may well be something like the answer to our impoverished cine-prayers. Birthed out of the Turner/TCM hive, co-cultivated with the Criterion Collection, and out...
4 months ago | Film and TV
By way of global stars Hou Hsaio-hsien and Tsai Ming-liang, the elliptical gravity of new-wavey Taiwanese cinema is with us still, some thirty years later, but the back catalog of one of the prime movers, Edward Yang, remains largely unseen. Yang ...
5 months ago | Film and TV
If you hold faith at all with what used to be conceived of as "movieness" — as opposed to whatever neurobiological feedback loops are fed by the modern summer blockbuster experience — then there's nothing new to see, and own, this season that's be...