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>.
With his fifth feature as director, and his fourth as the screenwriter as well, Stanley Tucci has crafted an actor's duel that might play well on a stage, pitting his leads in a slow-boil showdown with Final Portrait. The mode is comic...
At the climax of The Muppets Take Manhattan, that redoubtable producer Kermit the Frog realizes at last what his Broadway show has been missing right up to the night of its premiere. It just needs "more frogs and dogs and bears and...
Love, Simon is a movie made for and about the people who believe they are the essence of American normalcy, a movie that dutifully flatters them even as it works to expand who that normalcy includes.
Simon (stolid, ruminative Nick...
14 days ago | Film and TV
Here is a movie made for and about the people who believe they are the essence of American normalcy, a movie that dutifully flatters and celebrates them even as it works to expand who that normalcy actually includes
15 days ago | Film and TV
Thoroughbreds’ best trick is to convince us, through the aching stillness of its stars’ eyes, that it might not actually be a twisty, twisted thriller inspired by the likes of Strangers on a Train
Ted Geoghegan's swift, slicing thriller Mohawk makes a vigorous case for horror as perhaps the most fitting film genre to capture some truths of American history. Rather than a puffed-up prestige flick or a revisionist Tarantinoid revenge...