Nick Schager is a NYC-area film critic and culture journalist who, when not spending his days and nights (and late-late nights) churning out criticism and features for the Village Voice, also contributes to a host of other print and online publications including The Daily Beast, Esquire, Variety, The A.V. Club, The Playlist, Paste, Rolling Stone, and Film Journal International. During his scant free time, Nick has been known to obsess over the intricacies of They Live and, with his two daughters, recite dialogue from Clifford.
1 month ago | Film and TV
My Father Die may boast a bizarrely graceless title, but that's the least of this revenge saga's shortcomings, which number in the dozens and conspire to make it an early contender for worst of 2017. Written and directed by Sean Brosnan (son of Pi...
2 months ago | Film and TV
The proliferation (and popularity) of dystopian Y.A. sci-fi movies suggests that today's youth are fascinated by the potential for apocalypse. Movies like Go North, however, suggest that filmmakers have already run out of inventive ways to dramati...
It's Aaron Paul's Turn to Chase After a Mysterious Gone Girl in the Poky Thriller 'Come and Find Me'4 months ago | Film and TV
Most likeminded films spend approximately 20 minutes on the same material covered by the entirety of Come and Find Me — a fact that leaves this mystery from writer/director Zack Whedon (brother of Joss) feeling insufferably drawn out. Photographer...
Life and art collide in obvious ways throughout Coming Through the Rye, a sort-of-based-on-a-true-story account of a 1969 boarding-school outcast named Jamie (Alex Wolff) whose love for The Catcher in the Rye compels him to adapt J.D. Salinger’s n...
Henry Jaglom's self-financed indies are often like run-on sentences: long, rambling, noisy, aimless and unpleasantly amateurish. Ovation, his 20th feature, holds true to form, clunkily depicting a series of sketchy storylines set at an L.A. theate...
Something like an Off-Off-Broadway play in which characters constantly sound like they're reciting the author's description of themselves, Dick and Jack recounts a series of fictional meetings between JFK (Drew Allen) and Richard Nixon (Ken Straus...