Bilge Ebiri


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.

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  • Armando Iannucci's foul-mouthed and funny The Death of Stalin, a comedy depicting the intricate, frenetic power struggle after the old monster's death in 1953, would be a brilliant, harrowing film even without all its contemporary...

  • "What's this?" my son asks, many years from now, yanking an old robot toy from a box in our basement. "A Transformer?"

    I examine it. "No, I don't think so. Transformers have faces. Besides--" I try twisting its legs, turning its arms and...

  • I mean, it has a scene where a guy flings hubcaps at another guy in the middle of a raging superstorm, with the wind turning the hubcaps into lightning-fast implements of destruction. It has impenetrable technobabble jutting up against awkward...

  • 21 days ago | Film Reviews

    The director seems to be in pursuit of a broader tapestry: The Russia he presents is a wasteland of survival, where a woman’s only hope is pairing off with a moneyed man

  • Two representative moments define Andrei Zvyagintsev's Loveless -- and they are among the most devastating, harrowing things I've ever seen on a screen. I won't spoil what they are, as one relies on the element of surprise and the other...

  • As you might have guessed and/or feared, Will Gluck's screen adaptation of Peter Rabbit departs fairly significantly from Beatrix Potter's beloved children's tales. But while the film does insist on its own irreverence a bit too...


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