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.

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  • Life and art collide in obvious ways throughout Coming Through the Rye, a sort-of-based-on-a-true-story account of a 1969 boarding-school outcast named Jamie (Alex Wolff) whose love for The Catcher in the Rye compels him to adapt J.D....

  • Gabriel Byrne assumes his schlubbiest form in No Pay, Nudity as Lawrence Rose, a barely working New York City thespian who believes himself fit for King Lear but repeatedly winds up better suited for Shakespeare's fool. Long removed from...

  • 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...

  • The sight of kids joyously playing with a "penis sheath" is enough to make Tanna recommendable, but fortunately, there's also far more to Bentley Dean and Martin Butler's ethnographic drama, which was filmed on – and stars natives of...

  • Art Bastard boasts exhaustive access to its subject, NYC painter Robert Cenedella, but Victor Kanefsky's documentary nonetheless manages to be as cursory as it is intimate, skimming over so much of Cenedella's life and career that it...

  • Manhattan Night serves up murder, sexual perversion, daddy issues and long-buried mysteries -- although it's not nearly dark or deviant enough to register as anything more than boilerplate faux-noir. Porter Wren (Adrien Brody) is a famous...

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