Nick Schager

 

Nick Schager 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.

Latest Stories

  • Urban legend has it that if you knock (twice!) on the door of an abandoned old house, a demonic witch is awakened. Believing this to be true, troubled teenager Chloe (Lucy Boynton) goes ahead and bangs away, thus dooming herself to an ordeal in...

  • 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...

  • Movies about grumpy old men learning to lighten up thanks to colorful neighbors are hardly novel. And yet A Man Called Ove (based on Fredrik Backman's 2012 novel) works its well-worn conceit to effective heartstring-tugging effect. Ove...

  • Two kids set about on an obviously moronic and cruel mission, only to act stunned when things take a terrible turn, in The Good Neighbor, a film that -- from its basic set-up to its dearth of tension -- plays like the tedious inverse of...

  • Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks reunite for the first time since 1998's You've Got Mail in Ithaca -- the former's directing debut -- but they're merely stick-figure peripheral players in this egregiously clunky and phony coming-of-age story...

  • Intramural baseball is given its suitably torturous due in Undrafted, which vainly tries to generate humor from a ragtag team's afternoon of throwing profane tantrums, getting into fistfights, arguing about the best Backstreet Boys member...

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