Alan Scherstuhl is film editor and writer 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.
The first 20 minutes of Christian Rivers' otherwise dreary Mortal Engines stand as a perfect illustration of the logic behind buying subscription passes to your local multiplex: By all means, go watch the opening on the biggest screen...
2 days ago | Film Reviews
The film plays as if a three-hour epic has been sliced down to size in the editing, but only the scenes establishing character and context have been cut
4 days ago | Film Reviews
It sets a host of alternative Spider-folk running amok in the New York City of Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, the mixed-race Spider-Man (his father is black and his mother Latinx) invented for the comics in 2011 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pich...
Bold and boundlessly inventive, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the best Spidey movie since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2, and the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight. Its funky pulse, vibrant cartooning and...
9 days ago | Film Reviews
The film’s most arresting, revealing passages — the only scenes where anyone disagrees with anyone else about anything at all — concern the town council
10 days ago | Film Reviews
Today, I’m still awed by the film’s scope and scale, by its relentless energy and attention to detail, by its interest in faces and names and coats and belongings