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, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
15 hours ago | Film and TV
Few critics have laid waste to an artist’s reputation as definitively as Francois Truffaut laid waste to the director Jean Delannoy’s. Firebrand Truffaut, in his early-to-mid 20s in the early-to-mid ’50s, often called upon the readers of Cahiers d...
22 hours ago | Film and TV
The last few months have seen some welcome innovation in the cry-along subgenre of dramas about finding the will to keep living after bodily catastrophe. First, in the notably sincere and unsensational Stronger, director David Gordon Green and his...
Reginald Hudlin's Marshall plays like the tony pilot of a TV law procedural, a legal thriller/buddy comedy about a crusading lawyer traveling the country on behalf of the NAACP, defending black men charged with crimes they probably didn't...
6 days ago | Film and TV
The biggest shock in Federica Di Giacomo’s Deliver Us, a doc tracking the everyday toil of exorcists in Sicily, comes when the priests, at last enjoying a respite from the writhing/spitting/yowling parishioners who occupy their days, admit to each...
7 days ago | Film and TV
America may be crumbling, but here’s at least one truth that might be cheering: They’ve finally figured out biopics. Ever since Walk Hard kicked its ass, that hokiest, flabbiest, most hilariously reductive of movies genres has become, like horror,...
8 days ago | Film and TV
You’re right not to trust a film critic who calls a move stunning. But let me say this about Human Flow, the epic new documentary surveying the scope of the global refugee crisis, from Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei: It stunned me, in the trues...