Sam Weisberg

Sam Weisberg is a regular film contributor 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.

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  • Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 surfing-and-bank-robbing actioner Point Break remains a deliriously improbable good time. (Valley boy Keanu Reeves as a serious FBI agent? Buddhist surfers doubling as violent thieves?) It has a slew of champions,...

  • "Angels covered me up," says Nathan Handwerker when asked how he fled, unharmed, from Poland to the U.S. in the 1910s. The usually stoic Nathan says this two more times -- with increased emotion -- during this particular audio interview,...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    Anecdote #1: Chris Farley made a habit of pouncing on Mike Myers — at the same exact time each week — during the early- to mid-1990s era in which the two starred on Saturday Night Live. The elfin Myers deliberately took showers at a fixed, quiet t...

  • It's a given that any tribute to this outwardly fearless yet inwardly plagued showman -- who died from longtime drug and alcohol abuse in December 1997, at the age of 33 -- would brim with tenderness and remorse. But shrewder documentarians than...

  • It sounds like the perfect setup for a legendary tasteless joke: A boy with Tourette's, an anorexic girl, and an obsessive-compulsive neat freak steal a car and head for the beach. Had writer-director Gren Wells shown just a tad more irreverence...

  • Director Erik Skjoldbjærg never met a migraine he didn't love. Whether his protagonists' headaches, dizzy spells, and hallucinations are caused by the Norwegian midnight sun (Insomnia) or, as in the riveting new thriller...

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