Chuck Wilson 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.
22 days ago | Film and TV
Movie actors intend no less than to live forever, a goal that seems likely for the ever-likable, endlessly surprising Bill Paxton, who died last weekend at age 61 from complications following heart surgery. (Too damn soon.) No softie, Paxton creat...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Near the end of Underworld, the 2003 film that launched the popular (and profitable) horror franchise, Viktor (Bill Nighy), king of the vampires, tries to kill the werewolf (a.k.a. Lycan) lover of his protégé, Selene (Kate Beckinsale), and she is ...
3 months ago | Film and TV
“Henry was 18 when we met, and I was Queen of France. He came down from the north to Paris with a mind like Aristotle and a form like mortal sin. We shattered the commandments on the spot.” So declares Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn) abou...
In this superb coming-of-age drama, the thoughts of high school senior Oscar Madly (Connor Jessup) are never far from Buffy (voiced by Isabella Rossellini), the hamster he's had since his traumatic boyhood. Oscar's mother (Joanne Kelly) walked...
If your city’s power grid shuts down this summer, it may be a brownout, or it may be an act of cyber warfare -- a straight-out-of-Hollywood scenario that suddenly seems scarily possible, thanks to Alex Gibney’s riveting documentary...
9 months ago | Film and TV
If your city’s power grid shuts down this summer, it may be a brownout, or it may be an act of cyber-warfare — a straight-out-of-Hollywood scenario that suddenly seems scarily possible thanks to the labyrinthine story director Alex Gibney tells in...