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.
5 days ago | Film and TV
Van Helsing is a distant memory by the time we reach Dracula (aka Drac) in the present day, feeling lonely at Hotel Transylvania, his secret resort run by and for monsters, where demonic creatures and other surreal abominations of nature are allow...
I’m glad that I wasn’t familiar with the work of comedian and YouTube star Bo Burnham before seeing his directorial debut Eighth Grade because there’s no telling how I would have initially received this engagingly modest...
Sometimes, there's comfort to be found in the disposable. That loaded word -- disposable -- is one that always comes to my mind when talking about the Hotel Transylvania films, but I mean it in an affectionate way. How else to...
12 days ago | Film and TV
Several grown men have been playing the same game of tag for the last three decades, spending one month each year doing everything they can to avoid one another, while also doing everything they can to secretly find and touch one another
13 days ago | Film and TV
... There’s an urgency and an anger this time around that helps paper over some of the story’s messiness, as well as some of the awkward drama of trying to explain where this whole crazy Purge idea actually came from
Director Stephen Nomura Schible’s understated and moving Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda does a fine job of presenting a legendary composer’s career as a revelatory journey. Sakamoto gained worldwide fame in the 1970s and ’80s as...