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>.
5 days ago | Film and TV
A guy I grew up with had the superpower to make anything dirty. No matter what you'd say to him, he'd manage to make it about his dick, or about anal sex, or about how girls — so he had heard — smelled like fish. I asked him what he...
Deadpool is his film's own junky, retrograde RiffTrack, cracking endlessly about balls and gayness, about burn victims and 90s bands and the conventions of superhero movies. Marvel comics' "merc with a mouth" is a sort of shock-jock Spider-Man,...
11 days ago | Film and TV
You're probably right if you think you might get a couple laughs out of a movie titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. You're also right if you've guessed that this gung-ho but cruddy-looking mashup fails from A to Z: It's neither good Austen nor...
You're probably right if you think you might get a couple laughs out of a movie titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. You're also right if you've guessed that this gung-ho but cruddy-looking mashup fails from A to Z: It's neither good...
18 days ago | Film Reviews
The movie they're selling isn't the movie this is. Sony Pictures Classics is peddling Nicholas Hytner's film of Alan Bennett's play and memoir The Lady in the Van like it's the usual twinkly Best Exotic time-with-our-elders holiday entertainment. ...
19 days ago | Film Reviews
Here's an odd thing to say of a lavishly expensive 3D IMAX maritime disaster flick that hits theaters just a month after the last one: They don't make them like this anymore. There's a reason for that, of course — the parents and grandparents who ...