Scott Tobias

 

Scott Tobias 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.

Latest Stories

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    Each act in Mountains May Depart, Zhangke Jia's latest disquisition on China in the 21st Century, takes place in a different time period with a steadily escalating aspect ratio: 1999 in 1.33:1, 2014 in 1.85:1, and 2025 in 2.35:1. As time moves for...

  • Each act in Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke's latest disquisition on China in the 21st century, takes place in a different time period with a steadily escalating aspect ratio: 1999 in 1.33:1, 2014 in 1.85:1 and 2025 in 2.35:1. As time...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    Two movies, same scenario: Moments before a scheduled execution, just as the blade or gas pellet is set to deliver its fatal blow, the hero bursts into the room and carries the victim to safety. Banter is exchanged: “What took you so long?” “Traff...

  • The first, worst, and most profitable of competing presidential-assault thrillers from 2013, Olympus Has Fallen treated a terrorist attack on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the utmost seriousness, like a scenario that had been gamed out on...

  • 4 years ago | Film Reviews

    In the Winter Olympics, ski jumping is one of those sports — bobsledding and luging are others — where Joe and Jane Satellite Dish cannot tell the difference between a great performance and a terrible one unless the athlete is carried away on a st...

  • The sports media found a doozy of an inspirational story in British ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards, a working-class bloke with dreams of Olympic glory. Or it would have, had Edwards not finished dead last in two different events...

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