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.
"This year we hunt big game. This year you get your first kill." So says seasoned hunter Cal (Matt Bomer) to his teenage son David (Josh Wiggins), who's arrived in rural Montana for his annual visit, and even those going in unfamiliar with the...
In the opening shot of Only the Brave, a flaming bear -- not just a bear that happens to be burning but one that looks as if it had been created entirely from fire -- lunges at the camera in the middle of a blazing forest. Fire crew...
7 days ago | Film and TV
Adam Sandler’s core as a performer has always been his self-loathing. In his best comedies, he weaponizes it with humiliating ruthlessness. (In his worst ones, it wafts pathetically off him like the day-after stink of a drunkard.) Now, he’s given ...
14 days ago | Film Reviews
We don’t actually see that many books in Ex Libris, Frederick Wiseman’s massive new film about the New York Public Library. “People think that [libraries are] just storage spaces for books,” one administrator observes, when in reality they’re “abo...
15 days ago | Film Reviews
The story goes that the stretch of snowy landscape at the end of the original cut of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner was actually B-roll from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, slapped on by Scott at the last minute to help deliver the more upbeat ending ...
We don't actually see that many books in Ex Libris, Frederick Wiseman's massive new film about the New York Public Library. "People think that [libraries are] just storage spaces for books," one administrator observes, when in reality...