Alan Scherstuhl is film editor and writer at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
13 hours ago | Film and TV
Darren Aronofsky's Mother! is so much movie that critics April Wolfe and Alan Scherstuhl have elected to sync up Pacific Rim-style to take it on. Warning: The discussion below delves right into what we might call spoilers if a movie like Mother! c...
2 days ago | Film and TV
There’s no delicate way to say this, so I’ll just spit it out. I spent the first 10 minutes of Stronger, David Gordon Green’s eventually potent drama of trauma and recovery, trying to work out whether star Jake Gyllenhaal was intending to suggest ...
The tragic truth remains that all it takes in America for a white person to get away with killing a black person is for the white person to convince the right people -- a judge, a jury, a prosecutor -- of his or her own fear. If a white person is...
7 days ago | Film and TV
Strong Island premieres on Netflix on Sept. 15 The tragic truth remains that all it takes in America for a white person to get away with killing a black person is for the white person to convince the right people — a judge, a jury, a prosecutor — ...
Alexander Janko's adaptation of Joan Anderson's lyric finding-herself memoir A Year By the Sea stiffs as drama but it might serve as a welcome holiday. The acting is sometimes spotty, everyone says things you can't believe a person would...
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's cheeringly low-key debut, Home Again, offers proof that someone making movies understands what Hollywood has in Reese Witherspoon. I hope this star and this new writer-director make a habit of pairing up. Witherspoon...