Lara Zarum is a regular film contributor 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 and Dallas Observer.
7 days ago | Film and TV
From the very first scene, Pose boasts a purposefully slick veneer of artificiality — it’s a little too art-directed, a romanticized version of poverty straight from the set of Rent
If your cold, cold heart doesn't melt at some point during Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the documentary about Fred "Mister" Rogers, well, I don't know what to do for you. Watching this movie is like freebasing sincerity -- a scarce resource...
15 days ago | Film and TV
Through archival footage of Rogers both on and off the set of his iconic show, as well as interviews with his family, friends and former crew members, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? draws a flattering yet complex portrait of its subject, who die...
20 days ago | Film and TV
In The Tale, both repression and revelation take the form of stories — the stories we tell ourselves and the sometimes irreconcilable stories other people tell about us
21 days ago | Film and TV
Both series unfold from the perspective of the “bad guys,” and both juxtapose a life of crime with the mundane everyday — for Barry, the world of desperately aspiring Los Angeles actors, and for The Americans, the Jennings’ domestic ...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Tiny Shoulders starts to feel like a publicity exercise for the brand — an attempt to humanize the company by showing us the real women behind all that plastic