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 and Dallas Observer.

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  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    We should be tired of wondering why Scandinavians are so fascinated with runaway crime — it's obviously because they have so little of it. Set in Chicago or Bangkok or Juarez, vicious bloodletting might play like wallpaper, but it comes off as alm...

  • At first blush the least Romanian of the Romanian New Wavers, Radu Jude's new film is in no way a steely-eyed, ultra-realist, uninflected working-class trudge, and the cranial wounds of Eastern European Communism are yet a gleam in the...

  • 1 year 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...

  • 2 years 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...


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