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, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • You can probably only name a handful of "great" golf movies before getting down to titles featuring an abbreviated Tim Conway. Tommy's Honour, directed by Jason Connery and based on Kevin Cook's 2007 book, isn't exactly great, but it's decidedly...

  • 7 months ago | Film and TV

    The Boss Baby might look, at first, like any other major studio animation release. Directed by DreamWorks vet Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind), the movie hits all the expected notes: the enduring importance of family, the persistence of untrustw...

  • 7 months 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’...

  • 8 months 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...


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