Nick Schager

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  • It's difficult to get over your dead girlfriend when she keeps reanimating in your bloody bed every time you have sex with your new lady -- that's the scenario that Nina Forever mines for a lifeless mix of black humor and tender pathos....

  • 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...

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