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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  • Operating as a companion piece to his 1993 film Compassion in Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama -- from which it recycles some material -- director Mickey Lemle's The Last Dalai Lama? paints an intimate, engaging portrait of...

  • Nick Hamm's The Journey finds unexpected friendship and lasting political peace through an engaging showdown between adversaries who are separated by outlook and cause and yet linked by their shared belief in holding true to convictions....

  • Grief does strange things to people, thrusting them into fugue-like states where anger, resentment and to-hell-with-it-all despair can lead to bizarre behavior. Writer-director Asaph Polonsky's One Week and a Day adeptly captures that...

  • The past is a noose around the neck of both death-row inmates and those who pull the hangman's lever in Apprentice, Boo Junfeng's mysterious and nuanced prison drama. In a Singapore prison where capital punishment is carried out at the end...

  • 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...

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