Scarlett Johansson is an intriguing blank in Luc Besson's "Lucy," which is stranded somewhere between a stranger-in-a-strange-land action thriller and apocalyptic science fiction.
Nick Schager is a NYC-area film critic and journalist who currently spends his days and nights (and late-late nights) churning out criticism and features for The Village Voice, Time Out New York, New York Magazine’s Vulture, The A.V. Club, The Dissolve, Esquire, The Atlantic, SF Weekly, Film Journal International and Slant Magazine. During his scant free time, Nick has been known to obsess over the intricacies of "They Live" and recite dialogue with his two daughters from "Clifford."
Dave Bunting's video essay on the cinematography of "Breaking Bad" Season 1, with an essay by Nick Schager.
Nick Schager ponders the new crop of action directors, who bring 'serious film' cred to the genre, but can't seem to show personality where it counts the most.