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, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
2 days ago | Film and TV
It’s a somewhat boisterous adventure, a war movie where you cheer not just for the boys to make it home but for them to complete the mission
12 Strong is in many ways a throwback. Here's a somewhat boisterous adventure, a movie set in our desert wars where you cheer not just for the boys to make it home but for them to complete the mission itself. It tells a heightened and...
Greg Barker's engaging and resolutely un-dishy travelogue, The Final Year, finds a film crew trailing President Barack Obama and several cabinet members and staffers — Samantha Power, U.N. ambassador; Secretary of State John Kerry;...
The Alienist’s Old New York Is Thrillingly Alive — but Its Serial-Killer Plotting Is Too Last-Century4 days ago | Film and TV
The first two episodes each build to a set piece in the city’s bowels, one in a factory’s attic and the other in a brothel catering to men who prefer boys dressed as women
5 days ago | Film and TV
For much of The Final Year, convinced of Hillary Clinton’s victory, the members of Obama’s crew insist that their successes and failures are part of a continuity – that their work will inform the work of the next administration
13 days ago | Film and TV
Like Reinhardt playing that party in Thonon-les-Bains, on the border between France and Switzerland, Django director Etienne Comar refuses the limitations imposed on him