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 and Dallas Observer.
The backend of some future film festival's Complete Richard Gere Retrospective won't be lacking for fascinating surprises. Like Oren Moverman's Time Out of Mind (2015), a pained study of homelessness, Joseph Cedar's Norman finds Gere as a...
8 days ago | Film Reviews
Terry George's The Promise has the rare good fortune of turning up in theaters just weeks after another film showed how necessary a movie like this is. The second star-driven war-adventure film of 2017 to set a cross-cultural love triangle against...
Terry George's The Promise, a handsome but lumpish film whose creators are too honest to lie to us about individual heroism, has the rare good fortune of turning up in theaters just weeks after another film showed how necessary a movie...
12 days ago | Film and TV
First things first. The new Mystery Science Theater 3000, that basic-cable and UHF puppet show that was above all else a treatise about what it was like to grow up on basic cable and UHF, is a cheery, companionable continuation, an almost business...
Brash yet intimate, writer/director/editor Trey Edward Shults' observant, unnerving first feature transcends the notion of a "promising debut." Here, the promise is already fulfilled on the screen, which bustles with chaotic family life -- and...
1 month ago | Film Reviews
It’s the take as old as time. Yes, Beauty and the Beast’s love story can be read as a tale of abuse and brainwashing, of a woman imprisoned by a tyrant until she starts chatting with the table settings — and then, as seasons pass, chastising herse...