Alan Scherstuhl

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  • 3 days ago | Film Reviews

    There's a knot of tough, tender, persuasive scenes near the end of Isabel Coixet's life-advice drama Learning to Drive. These are muscular enough that, had they come earlier, they might have powered the movie — the filmmakers' hearts might be in t...

  • This mean and vigorous men's adventure pulp throwback has everything going against it. It's a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, tend to be the best things in movies you otherwise regret seeing. The trailers, teasing the...

  • 9 days ago | Film and TV

    This mean and vigorous men's adventure pulp throwback has everything going against it. It's a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, tend to be the best things in movies you otherwise regret seeing. The trailers, teasing the s...

  • 9 days ago | Film and TV

    There's steady, scary thrill in the final third of Meru, the latest attempt to conquer the climb-and-tweak-the-nose-of-God mountaineering documentary, a genre that has yet to reach its apex. The terrible beauty of the Shark's Fin point of northern...

  • Is it in honor of its subject that the high-flying doc Being Evel indulges so often in hilarious overstatement? "He opened the door and invited people to buy a ticket to watch truth," one talking head insists, somehow keeping his...

  • 17 days ago | Film and TV

    Is it in honor of its subject that the high-flying doc Being Evel indulges so often in hilarious overstatement? "He opened the door and invited people to buy a ticket to watch truth," one talking head insists, somehow keeping his face straight. An...

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