Nick Schager

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‘Fully Realized Humans’ Review: A Dramedy of Pre-Parental Anxieties

In the movies as in real life, genuine chemistry can’t be faked — two people either have it or they don’t. Joshua Leonard and Jess Weixler fall into the former category, sharing...

‘Broken Diamonds’ Review: A Clichéd Indie Dramedy

There’s more plucking acoustic guitar in “Broken Diamonds” than can be heard in your average coffee shop — one of innumerable indie filmmaking clichés employed by “Broken Diamonds,” the story of a...

‘The God Committee’ Review: A Sturdy Medical Morality Play

Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles do not make a natural romantic couple, and their awkward pairing is the largest misstep made by “The God Committee,” writer-director Austin Stark’s adaptation of Mark St....

‘Queen of Glory’ Review: A Winning Indie About Immigrant Identity

A Columbia U. doctoral student grapples with cultural expectations, demands and pressures while carving out her own path in “Queen of Glory,” writer-director-star Nana Mensah’s inviting and understated indie about immigrant identity...

‘Ultrasound’ Review: A Frustrating Sci-Fi Puzzle-Box Thriller

There’s a limit to how long a movie can mess with viewers’ minds, and “Ultrasound” eventually crosses that threshold. A thriller whose discomforting early going provides few clues to the head-spinning madness...

‘Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times’ Review: A Blandly Inspirational Doc About Happiness

Despite hailing from different backgrounds and faiths, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are linked by their kindred fights for justice and self-determination for all. Their unique friendship is...

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