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.

Latest Stories

  • A brisk, busy recap of the Beatles from 1963 to '66 -- when they were uniformly mop-topped, clean-shaven and besuited -- Ron Howard's documentary often plays as an advertorial gunning for maximum intergenerational appeal. Paul McCartney and Ringo...

  • Depleting and clamorous, My King, the latest by Maïwenn, the mononymed maestra of emotional emesis, unwittingly imparts an obvious lesson: One person’s rakish charmer is another’s sociopath. The sovereign of the title is...

  • 1 month ago | Film Reviews

    Catherine Corsini’s lovely, sultry Summertime, a 1971-set tale about two women of different ages and class backgrounds who fall in love, celebrates erotic abandon but never loses its mind. Unlike Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue Is the Warmest Color (20...

  • Catherine Corsini's lovely, sultry Summertime, a 1971-set tale about two women of different ages and class backgrounds who fall in love, celebrates erotic abandon but never loses its mind. Unlike Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the...

  • Marcie Begleiter's Eva Hesse surveys the life of the paradigmatic post-Minimalist sculptor largely through giving voice to Hesse's diary entries. But it relies too heavily on ventriloquism to recapitulate the high and low points of the...

  • 3 months ago | Film Reviews

    Kindly allow this lengthy aside and conspiracy theorizing: I can’t start my review of Paul Feig’s redo of Ghostbusters without first mentioning the stupefying chaos that attended last Thursday evening’s press screening, the only one of two schedul...

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