On this week's Voice Film Club podcast: The Vacation reboot disappoints, as does Adam Sandler's Pixels (but it can't be near as bad as critics are describing, says the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl).
Meanwhile, the '40s noir melodrama Phoenix might be one of the year's best, says Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek.
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