Melissa Anderson

 

Melissa Anderson is the senior film critic at the Village Voice, for which she first began writing in 2000. Her 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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • 10 days ago | Film and TV

    A film often smartly attuned to language, Beatriz at Dinner — a sober comedy about class clash and soft-to-hard racism directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Mike White — operates in several different idioms. English and Spanish (sometimes unsub...

  • A film often smartly attuned to language, Beatriz at Dinner — a sober comedy about class clash and soft-to-hard racism directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Mike White — operates in several different idioms. English and...

  • The battles that structure Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman aren't those taking place onscreen. Rather, they're behind it: The conflict between the demands of the marketplace and the aims of ideology. ("Wonder Woman is so hard to put on film...

  • 25 days ago | Film and TV

    Perhaps Wonder Woman’s greatest superpower is enduring for the past 75 years as a wildly unstable signifier. Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot in the title role, further adds to this complicated, contradictory cluster of sig...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    The tagline for David Lynch’s Inland Empire (2006), which he has avowed is his final film, is a four-word fragment: “a woman in trouble.” However simple, the phrase hypnotically evokes the sinister, insoluble mysteries that have been at the core o...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    A comedy, and also a tragedy, of remarriage — without couples counseling or divorce — writer-director Azazel Jacobs’ The Lovers revitalizes its genre with a piquant premise: What happens when long-wedded spouses, each with a romantic partner outsi...

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