Alan Scherstuhl

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  • 7 hours ago | Film Reviews

    Poltergeist 2015 is to Poltergeist '82 what today's shipped-frozen-to-the-store Pizza Hut dough is to the kneaded-on-site pies the chain's stoned cooks tossed in the Reagan era. It's the same kind of thing, with the same shape and some shared ingr...

  • Poltergeist 2015 is to Poltergeist '82 what today's shipped-frozen-to-the-store Pizza Hut dough is to the kneaded-on-site pies the chain's stoned cooks tossed in the Reagan era. It's the same kind of thing, with the same shape and...

  • You know the charge that Furious 7 feels like what you would get if you asked a Hot Wheel–loving ten-year-old to work out the beats of a screenplay? Fury Road is what the kid might dream up at fourteen, stoned at the...

  • 11 days ago | Film Reviews

    This doesn't feel like a film that exists. How is George Miller's bonkers, exhausting, no-future smash-'em-up Mad Max: Fury Road not one of those almost-was boondoggles mourned and dreamed of by fans, a revered director's impossible vision that, t...

  • Jack Black is going indistinct on us in The D Train, playing a smiling schlemiel, the nicest of nice guys, a chipper townie whose life is centered around bringing everyone back for his twenty-year high school reunion. He's a husband and...

  • 17 days ago | Film Reviews

    One of Kristen Wiig's finest moments as a movie star is a throwaway bit of shamed silent morning-after comedy: Her Bridesmaids character is skulking out of the home of a cad played by Jon Hamm. She's playing it cool, swallowing back the humiliatio...