Michael Atkinson

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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

Latest Stories

  • 4 months ago | Film Reviews

    Completing a trifecta of recent cinema (after Masters of Sex and The Stanford Prison Experiment) suddenly fascinated with the social-science lab experiments of the Eisenhower-Nixon era, Experimenter is as cool as a grad student clamping electrodes...

  • One of our lowest-profile indie-film treasures, director Michael Almereyda never makes the same movie twice, toggling from Pixelvision experiment (1992's Another Girl, Another Planet) to downtown-hipster-horror (1994's Nadja) to...

  • Max Ophüls remains revered for his densely layered postwar sandcastles of love and irony, and as a result his international résumé through the Thirties is often overlooked -- if seen at all. This 1940 rarity, released in France...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    Call it Stone Age materialism, but I still think movies are worth owning in physical forms you can hold, shelve, and collect, and therefore worth giving as gifts. Fuck the Cloud -- who knows when Hulu will get sold to Google or when Netflix decide...

  • Originally one of Canada's great formalist masters of squirrelly obsession, Atom Egoyan has lost his way since he appeared in the late '80s, hunting for relevance as his material and style have crept toward the lukewarm mainstream.

    In some...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    What's fascinating, new and neglected across all major video platforms. Among other things, cinema has always been a ready-made self-eulogizer -- Hollywood was making two-reeler silent comedies about the craft of moviemaking before the viewing pub...

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