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Rob Staeger

 

Rob Staeger is a regular film contributor 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 and Dallas Observer.

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  • The iconic shot in John Milius' Red Dawn (1984) comes early: A close-up of a bumper sticker approximating the NRA's "You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands" slogan pans to a Russian soldier stepping on a dead...

  • There isn't much marijuana use in Jonathan Berman's documentary Calling All Earthlings, but its elliptic, ramshackle structure could make one question the merits of legalization. The film skirts the edges of its story like a garrulous...

  • The Bushwick-set slasher film Psychotic! put its best foot forward, kicking off with a jarring synth score by Blazing Galaxies and a stalker's-eye-view scene (we see just a hand with a knife) in which the intended murder is shock-blocked...

  • As in this fall's Groundhog Day-gone-bloody Happy Death Day, a time loop figures into Christopher Lawrence Chapman's hospital horror film Inoperable. But unlike the invention Groundhog Day brings to every respooling of...

  • Debris from an alien spacecraft crashes into the woods surrounding the cabin of an obsessive bigfoot hunter. The 'Squatch half of that promising mashup gets almost entirely ignored in Mathieu Ratthe's debut feature, The Gracefield...

  • At a graveside, a woman is approached by a fringe scientist, who suggests that her loved one's death was not as cut-and-dried as the medical establishment claims. Online, she finds scattered web pages that seem to back up the quack's theories....

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