Michael Nordine

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  • Adapted from Amy-Jo Albany's memoir about growing up with her father, Joe, the jazz pianist best known for playing with Charlie Parker, Low Down stars John Hawkes and Elle Fanning as a father-daughter duo with a lot of love and even more...

  • The Purge had a big idea -- a near-future in which "any and all crime, including murder" is made legal one night a year -- but limited its focus to an upscale family's failure to insulate itself from the government-sanctioned carnage. Now...

  • Arriving in theaters more than two years after being named the best undistributed film of 2011 by the Village Voice, Nadav Lapid's Policeman deftly examines the physical and spiritual fallout of ideology turning into action. Yaron...

  • Comedies about the battle of the sexes tend to have one clear loser: the audience. Driven by an oppositional view of romance that proved outmoded and seldom funny, Think Like a Man introduced us to six men living in Los Angeles and their...

  • Literally funereal from its first scene, God's Pocket is a bit of site-specific miserablism brought to life by an ensemble whose every actor — the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as a connected schlub, Christina Hendricks as his...

  • In the World War II drama Walking with the Enemy, everything unrelated to the actual war feels like a nostalgic grandpa's rose-tinted recollections of the old country. Times are tough, of course, but the family dinners and young love in...