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

  • 24 days ago | Film Reviews

    A dry — rubbed lark from the often harrowing ultra — realist territories of the Romanian New Wave, The Treasure is about almost nothing — a shaggy — dog daydream as flyaway as its protagonists' thoughts of instant wealth. Director Corneliu Porumbo...

  • 3 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...

  • This mild teen dramedy seems at first to be a low-amp Italian take on sex-obsessed American Pie–ism, but reveals itself to be perhaps the only film ever made addressing the dilemma of having too tight a foreskin. Phimosis, the...

  • 8 months ago | Film Reviews

    Always an eagle-eyed portraitist of contemporary Italy and its socioeconomic peccadilloes, Gianni Amelio hasn't had a film released here in over fifteen years, and this strange, gentle, whimsically formulated concoction may give us a clue as to wh...

  • Always an eagle-eyed portraitist of contemporary Italy and its socioeconomic peccadilloes, Gianni Amelio hasn't had a film released here in over fifteen years, and this strange, gentle, whimsically formulated concoction may give us a clue as to...

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