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.
6 hours ago | Film and TV
“Sexy, aggressive daddy looking for sub bottom boy who knows how to fuck,” types pale, meek-looking Brad (Anthony Rapp) into his online hookup profile in the opening scene of Bwoy, not long after lowering his age and upping his dick size. Then he ...
4 days ago | Film and TV
In the opening scene of Transformers: The Last Knight, we are presented with the spectacle of King Arthur and his knights locked in an existential battle for the survival of human civilization, even though we’re not really told who they're fightin...
6 days ago | Film and TV
The pitch for The Big Sick might sound like a tacky weepie you’d have been afraid to watch on TV in the 1990s. But it’s hard to do justice to the balancing act that the creators of this singular comedy have achieved. Based on events in the life of...
12 days ago | Film and TV
Among the most savage and surreal of Italian comedies, starring one of the country's biggest stars and directed by one of its legendary filmmakers, Vittorio De Sica's Il Boom barely made a ripple when first released, in 1963. It sank so deeply tha...
16 days ago | Film and TV
Over the years, Tom Cruise has been many things, but he’s almost never been marginalized — not in one of his own movies. Oh, he’s played supporting parts and done cameos here and there, but even in those smaller roles (in films like Tropic Thunder...
Over the years, Tom Cruise has been many things, but he's almost never been marginalized. As far as I can tell, The Mummy is the first Cruise-starring picture in decades in which his part seems like it could have been played by anybody....