Pete Vonder Haar
Pete Vonder Haar 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.
5 days ago | Film and TV
It's hard out there for a TV comedy fan. That's the case for network television, at least. Before All in the Family altered the TV comedy landscape, most sitcoms hewed closely to the formula of solving minor annoyances in 22 minutes (with the occa...
4 months ago | Film and TV
Vaxxed, the new “documentary” about the alleged connection between vaccines and autism, is directed by Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor responsible for duping untold thousands of parents into believing vaccinations could give their children ...
Vaxxed, the new "documentary" about the alleged connection between vaccines and autism, is directed by Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor responsible for duping parents into believing vaccinations could give their children autism. This...
8 months ago | Film and TV
One of our most enduring cinematic genres, horror is also among the most difficult to do right. This may sound obvious — countless attempts are made to scare moviegoers every year, whether in theaters or, increasingly, streaming online — but it's ...
The problem with inspirational biopics is keeping the person at the center of the story relatable and realistic rather than deifying them. Christina Noble's story is eminently -- almost heartbreakingly -- grounded, and the aptly titled...
2 years ago | Film Reviews
Tales of the Old West continue to make up a significant portion of our cultural narrative, mostly because we still like to comfort ourselves with stories showing that ours is a land of opportunity. Making the trek to the American frontier promised...