Melissa Anderson

 

Melissa Anderson is the senior film critic at the Village Voice, for which she first began writing in 2000. Her 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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  • 2 days ago | Film Reviews

    A comedy, and also a tragedy, of remarriage — without couples counseling or divorce — writer-director Azazel Jacobs’ The Lovers revitalizes its genre with a piquant premise: What happens when long-wedded spouses, each with a romantic partner outsi...

  • A comedy, and also a tragedy, of remarriage -- without couples counseling or divorce -- writer-director Azazel Jacobs's The Lovers revitalizes its genre with a piquant premise: What happens when long-wedded spouses, each with a romantic...

  • 12 days ago | Film Reviews

    “I am garbage,” Amy Schumer’s Emily Middleton, on a vacation in Ecuador with her ma, Linda (Goldie Hawn), that’s gone all wrong, chimes in agreement with someone who’s leveled the insult at her — and who’s also holding the two women for ransom — i...

  • "I am garbage," Amy Schumer's Emily Middleton, on a vacation in Ecuador with her ma, Linda (Goldie Hawn), that's gone all wrong, chimes in agreement with someone who's leveled the insult at her -- and who's also holding the two women for...

  • 15 days ago | Film Reviews

    Both the poet's body and soul are made ineradicable in Davies' lovely film.

  • In his compassionate and intelligent Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies honors his subject by remaining true to this observation by the poet herself: "To live is so startling, it leaves but little room for other...

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