Nick Schager

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  • England's pressing problem with tree-worshipping Satanic witches is dramatized with suitable absurdity by Cherry Tree, in which a coven beholden to Beelzebub convinces a young girl to join its clan. In exchange for a cure for her...

  • A disheartening case of When Auteurs Go Affected, Every Thing Will Be Fine confirms that Wim Wenders -- making his first dramatic feature since 2008's Palermo Shooting -- is a filmmaker now light-years removed from his Paris,...

  • Splitting its focus between a nun committed to social action, a Texas rancher who for years worked as a marijuana smuggler, and a Department of Homeland Security agent with a background in undercover work, Kingdom of Shadows, like Matthew...

  • In Michael Haneke's Funny Games -- both the Austrian original and his Hollywood remake -- an innocent family is relentlessly brutalized by motiveless assailants for the cinematic purpose of forcing our noses into the filth: You call this...

  • The story of a young African migrant who, along with his best friend, travels in search of a new life from Burkina Faso to Tunisia, Libya, and Italy, Mediterranea paints a portrait of refugee toil and suffering that doesn't lack for...

  • Director Trey Nelson exhibits a keen visual eye in Lost in the Sun, capturing evocative panoramas of Southern landscapes with widescreen camerawork that sets small men against expansive earth and sky. But while his images have been...

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