Melissa Anderson

 

Melissa Anderson is the senior film critic at the Village Voice, for which she first began writing in 2000. Her work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • Truth in advertising: Girls trip hard during their New Orleans getaway in Girls Trip, which maybe doesn't need that possessive apostrophe after all. Malcolm D. Lee's comedy, written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, pops with...

  • 4 days ago | Film and TV

    Truth in advertising: Girls trip hard during their New Orleans getaway in Girls Trip, which maybe doesn’t need that possessive apostrophe after all. Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy, written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver — the same creative team behind ...

  • 5 days ago | Film and TV

    “Every love story is a ghost story,” David Foster Wallace wrote, more than once. That evocative observation is probed in David Lowery’s A Ghost Story, a film that occasionally reaches a similar level of eloquence. Lowery’s fourth feature reunites ...

  • 12 days ago | Film and TV

    Though it’s a phlegmatic, sometimes stumbling thriller, Moka, directed and co-written by Frédéric Mermoud, still has its share of gripping suspense. These tense moments arise not from any plot machinations but from the anticipation of the next exq...

  • "Every love story is a ghost story," David Foster Wallace wrote, more than once. That evocative observation is probed in David Lowery's A Ghost Story, a film that occasionally reaches a similar level of eloquence.

    Lowery's fourth...

  • 17 days ago | Film and TV

    The Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues has called The Ornithologist, which follows a lone bird expert in a remote northern part of the country, an “adventure film.” It’s a genre he fantastically destabilizes to encompass martyrdom, transmigr...

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