Bilge Ebiri


Bilge Ebiri is the principal film critic at the Village Voice. Ebiri's work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.

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  • "What's this?" my son asks, many years from now, yanking an old robot toy from a box in our basement. "A Transformer?"

    I examine it. "No, I don't think so. Transformers have faces. Besides--" I try twisting its legs, turning its arms and...

  • 22 hours ago | Film and TV

    It’s fun stuff, but in a deeply corrosive way — daring to suggest that people engaged in a soul-sickening endeavor will find, well, their souls sickened

  • Armando Iannucci's foul-mouthed and funny The Death of Stalin, a comedy depicting the intricate, frenetic power struggle after the old monster's death in 1953, would be a brilliant, harrowing film even without all its contemporary...

  • Intimate yet aestheticized, Canadian director Ashley McKenzie's debut feature Werewolf presents a tale of addiction and love through images that both limit our vision and force us to see things anew. Its story may be thin, its characters...

  • Jian Liu's Have a Nice Day has the rough contours of an early Quentin Tarantino film with the particulars of a more arty, meditative mood piece. It's a twisty-turny crime drama complete with stolen money, vengeful mob bosses and all sorts...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    ... While the film does insist on its own irreverence a bit too much at the outset — it opens with a group of birds inspirationally singing, “You’re only as small as your dreams,” before they get abruptly knocked out of the sky — it offers plenty ...


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