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.
The Predator, as The Predator keeps reminding us, isn't really a predator at all. This agile intergalactic menace is not some hungry alien beast looking to feed. It's patient and sadistic, and lives for the pursuit -- for the excitement of...
9 days ago | Film Reviews
This latest entry, directed and co-written by onetime wise-ass action screenplay wunderkind Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys), wears its self-aware humor as a talisman against the predictability of its plot and the gratuitousne...
An ominous chill hangs so persistently over Lenny Abrahamson's period drama The Little Stranger that you're liable to feel it in your bones. It hints unsettlingly at high emotions, corrupting passions and bloody memories; the fact that we...
22 days ago | Film Reviews
Like many Gothic tales, The Little Stranger hangs tantalizingly between genres: It has elements of haunted house thriller, of doomed romance, of psychological thriller, of historical allegory
24 days ago | Film Reviews
Its unruly scenes emerge out of disorder, out of chants and shrieks and fractured images, and always threaten to fade back into abstraction
"In all chaos there is a cosmos. In all disorder a secret order." Experimental theater director Evangeline (Molly Parker) says this to her troubled teenage star Madeline (Helena Howard) early on in Josephine Decker's Madeline's Madeline,...