Bilge Ebiri is the principal film critic at the Village Voice. Ebiri's work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
21 hours ago | Film and TV
Not long before the surprisingly violent finale of Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild (1986), Melanie Griffith’s wild girl-turned-good-girl-turned-complicated-girl Audrey asks Charlie (Jeff Daniels), a straight-arrow-Wall-Streeter-turned-desperate-ro...
9 days ago | Film and TV
"Rob has this ridiculous beard and it’s such great, self-effacing, wonderful work he’s doing," James Gray says about his film recounting the life of a British explorer who disappeared while pursuing his lifelong obsession with a mythical city in t...
10 days ago | Film and TV
“I’ve been trained for this.” Those words — or some variation — come up several times throughout James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, and they serve as one key to this strange, sprawling, majestic film. In adapting the 2009 nonfiction book about the s...
"I've been trained for this." Those words -- or some variation -- come up several times throughout James Gray's The Lost City of Z, and they serve as one key to this strange, sprawling, majestic film. In adapting David Grann's 2009...
16 days ago | Film and TV
Over four features and countless shorts, Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo has cemented his status as a director who mixes genre elements with surprisingly personal stories and playful narrative trickery. His mind-bending first feature Timecrimes (...
24 days ago | Film and TV
If civilization were to end tomorrow — and who the hell knows, it just might — we could learn a lot about building the next one from the films of Hirokazu Kore-eda. Back in 1998, the Japanese director had his U.S. breakthrough with the wildly accl...