Michael Nordine

Michael Nordine is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • Timur Bekmambetov's reimagining of William Wyler's 1959 epic, itself preceded by two silent versions and the 1880 novel upon which all four are based, benefits from low expectations. It also stands as one of the season's better studio releases....

  • 6 days ago | Film and TV

    In a summer of disappointing reboots, underperforming sequels and rejected franchise bait, Ben-Hur is something rare: a remake no one asked for but weary moviegoers might accept as a small gift for lack of any better option. Timur Bekmambetov's re...

  • 27 days ago | Film and TV

    Ellen Page's complicated onscreen relationship with children continues in Tallulah, which reverses the Juno dynamic — this time her title character wants a kid who isn't hers. Orange Is the New Black scribe Sian Heder makes her directorial debut w...

  • 27 days ago | Film and TV

    Brady Corbet has emerged as the face of millennial malaise on the strength of roles in films like Simon Killer, Clouds of Sils Maria and Melancholia, but what he really wants to do is direct — and direct he does in The Childhood of a Leader, his a...

  • Thanks in part to John Cena memes and Dwayne "he'll always be 'The Rock' to me" Johnson's crossover stardom, professional wrestling has regained some of its cultural cachet in recent years -- making it approximately one-tenth as revered here as...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    Going viral guarantees little beyond having your fifteen minutes of fame reuploaded to YouTube in ever diminishing quality, the original video (and its impressive view count) eventually lost to time and/or takedown notices. That makes Unlocking th...

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