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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  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    With movie-history viewing choices spawning like mold in a damp room, we can easily see the things we didn't even know we'd never seen. For me that includes Takashi Miike's Black Society Trilogy (Arrow Video), a trio of quick, down-and-dirty crime...

  • 3 months ago | Film Reviews

    Sometimes the mezzobrow film-culture deadlands of the 1980s looked like it was populated almost entirely by opal-eyed European children, spying on hayloft sex and weathering the neglect of peasant elders. That tame moment found its homogenizable d...

  • Sometimes the mezzobrow film-culture deadlands of the 1980s looked like it was populated almost entirely by opal-eyed European children, spying on hayloft sex and weathering the neglect of peasant elders. That tame moment found its homogenizable...

  • 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...

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