Pete Vonder Haar
Pete Vonder Haar 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.
11 days ago | Film and TV
Director George Mendeluk has stated that he wanted to make Bitter Harvest to bring wider attention to the Holodomor, the forced famine imposed by Joseph Stalin that killed between three and seven million ethnic Ukrainians in the early 1930s. That’...
1 month ago | Film and TV
Romantic comedies seem to have soured more than most movie genres. It could be due to their insistence on happy endings, or perhaps it’s the rigid structure that demands easily avoidable conflict followed by the protagonist breathlessly chasing do...
There's nothing wrong with adapting hoary literary properties for the screen (except perhaps inserting the undead into the works of Jane Austen). But when your source material is a 60-year-old thriller responsible for many of today's genre...
A persistent criticism of Hollywood's recent portrayals of homosexuality is the inclination toward hagiography. And if there's one complimentary thing to say about Justin Kelly's King Cobra, it's that this crime drama does an admirable job...
6 months ago | Film and TV
The road to equal treatment has been a long and difficult one for the disabled community, and littered with setbacks and defeats. Occasionally lost in that quest for accessibility legislation and insurance mandates has been the subordinate struggl...
7 months ago | Film and TV
It's hard out there for a TV comedy fan. That's the case for network television, at least. Before All in the Family altered the TV comedy landscape, most sitcoms hewed closely to the formula of solving minor annoyances in 22 minutes (with the occa...