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, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
1 day ago | Film and TV
You can’t expect a storyteller to wring much suspense out of a real-life plot to assassinate Hitler. In the case of Georg Elser, the subject of Oliver Hirschbiegel’s German drama 13 Minutes, the filmmakers must contend not just with the fact that ...
Jenny Slate's laughter comes out in a wild gush, as though she's been shaken and uncorked, the sound somehow puppyishly sweet and punkishly impolite. Her characters, cheery cynics, often fail to quite match the mood of a room, so their amused...
9 days ago | Film and TV
A new restoration brightens the corners of Mario Bava's superb gothic 1966 freakout, crisply rendering each open grave, rotting skull, Limeade cobweb and tendril of swirling mist. As always in the films of the Italian horror master, death grooves ...
12 days ago | Film and TV
What might be most horrific about the horrors exposed in Matthew Heineman’s overwhelming City of Ghosts is their familiarity. The film documents the efforts of citizen journalists to alert the world to ISIS’s ravaging of Raqqa, their Syrian hometo...
14 days ago | Film and TV
Chasing Coral premieres July 14 on Netflix. In February of 1995 Charlton Heston called Rush Limbaugh’s radio program to read from Jurassic Park – the book, not the movie. In his best Old Testament boom, Heston declaimed a speech about man’s hubris...
A new restoration brightens the corners of Mario Bava's superb gothic 1966 freakout, crisply rendering each open grave, rotting skull, Limeade cobweb and tendril of swirling mist. As always in the films of the Italian horror master, death grooves...