Alan Scherstuhl is film editor and writer at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
4 days ago | Film and TV
Uthaug’s film, like the recent reboot of the video-game series, gives us a grittier Lara Croft, one stripped of the advantages of her wealth and all bruised up from the rigors of her adventure
Love, Simon is a movie made for and about the people who believe they are the essence of American normalcy, a movie that dutifully flatters them even as it works to expand who that normalcy includes.
Simon (stolid, ruminative Nick...
6 days ago | Film and TV
... This first English-language feature from Italian director Paolo Virzi (Human Capital, Like Crazy) is at times moving in its sincerity, thanks to stellar casting and the director’s clear-eyed perspective on aging and dementia ...
7 days ago | Film and TV
Here is a movie made for and about the people who believe they are the essence of American normalcy, a movie that dutifully flatters and celebrates them even as it works to expand who that normalcy actually includes
Like the friendship at its heart, Cory Finley's superbly controlled rich-kid noir Thoroughbreds gets more complex and intense as it develops. The leads are a pair of posh Connecticut prep school teens, Lily (Split's Anya Taylor-Joy)...
12 days ago | Film and TV
Thoroughbreds’ best trick is to convince us, through the aching stillness of its stars’ eyes, that it might not actually be a twisty, twisted thriller inspired by the likes of Strangers on a Train