Nick Schager

 

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  • Agitprop with a mawkish "personal" twist, The Brainwashing of My Dad censures the rise -- and tactics -- of right-wing media through the prism of director Jen Senko's elderly father, a former liberal whose mounting Rush Limbaugh and Fox...

  • Exploitation cinema minus any sort of entertainingly extreme impulses, Camino affects a scuzzy ‘70s vibe -- most notably via a buzzing retro soundtrack -- that fails to enliven its lackluster action. Avery (Zoë Bell) is a war...

  • Forsaken's cast is headlined by Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore, and yet only character actor par excellence Michael Wincott -- with a low southern drawl and a finely manicured 'stache and chin hair -- looks and...

  • 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,...

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