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.

Latest Stories

  • 4 months ago | Film Reviews

    Tiptoeing toward the hot tub of camp without quite diving in, Double Lover starts to fracture Chloe’s point of view, resulting in at least one fabulous Cronenbergian dream scene ...

  • Director Francois Ozon's latest plays as though Adrian Lyne and Jean-Jacques Beineix were back in the saddle, fetishizing sweaty flesh and black lacquer. Adapted from one of Joyce Carol Oates' '80s mystery-pulp "Rosamond Smith" books, the movie...

  • You can't be blamed for wondering, quite a while into Koji Fukada's Harmonium, just exactly what kind of movie it is. Tense family melodrama? Middle-aged infidelity thriller? Study of repression? Psycho-vengeance genre-spree? All of the...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    With movie-history viewing choices spawning like mold in a damp room, we can easily see the things we didn't even know we'd never seen. For me that includes Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy (Arrow Video), a trio of quick, down-and-dirty crime...

  • 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...

  • The first person to commit suicide on broadcast TV in this country was a Sarasota local-TV news reader named Christine Chubbuck, who, during a show in 1974, took a revolver from under her desk, placed it at the right-hand edge of her occipital...


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