Michael Atkinson

 

Michael Atkinson is a regular film contributor at the Village Voice. His work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • Once upon a time -- the punk-bruised late Seventies -- there was a downtown No Wave indie scene, and Beth B was its eight-millimeter Frida (at first alongside her husband, Scott B), pioneering an anti-professional aesthetic of exuberantly bad...

  • At first blush the least Romanian of the Romanian New Wavers, Radu Jude's new film is in no way a steely-eyed, ultra-realist, uninflected working-class trudge, and the cranial wounds of Eastern European Communism are yet a gleam in the...

  • The question is, what can we do with Fellini now? Rarely less than bludgeoningly gauche, he was once the Italian film genius for people who didn't like Italian film geniuses, and today his decades-long hold on the minds of international...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    A sneak attack from the Italian jukebox hipsterlands of 1965, this neglected autopsy of modern showbiz culture would be a satire if it were funny — instead, and despite a bouncy esprit radiating off star Stefania Sandrelli, the movie's narrative g...

  • A dry–rubbed lark from the often harrowing ultra-realist territories of the Romanian New Wave, The Treasure is about almost nothing — a shaggy–dog daydream as flyaway as its protagonists' thoughts of instant wealth....

  • A sneak attack from the Italian jukebox hipsterlands of 1965, this neglected autopsy of modern showbiz culture would be a satire if it were funny -- instead, and despite a bouncy esprit radiating off star Stefania Sandrelli, the movie's...

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