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.
5 days ago | Film Reviews
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...
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...
11 days ago | Film Reviews
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...
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....
17 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...
Past is prologue, meaning that the directorial debuts of acclaimed screenwriters should be regarded warily -- not everyone makes the transition as gracefully as Charlie Kaufman. In the case of Thomas Bidegain, who wrote A Prophet and Rust and...