Alan Scherstuhl

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  • Is it possible to be accidentally definitive? James D. Cooper's thorough and revealing doc Lambert & Stamp is billed as the story of the managers who whipped The Who into being The Who. But once it's sketched out the characters and...

  • This spiky, pushy, sometimes upsetting comedy finds Kristen Wiig creating something whole and alive out of her apparent contradictions: As in The Skeleton Twins, her character -- multimillion-dollar lotto winner Alice Klieg -- is often...

  • Jack Black is going indistinct on us in The D Train, playing a smiling schlemiel, the nicest of nice guys, a chipper townie whose life is centered around bringing everyone back for his twenty-year high school reunion. He's a husband and...

  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    It's tempting to suggest that if you have any interest in Iranian film in general, or in particular Asghar Farhadi — the director and writer of that shred-your-heart masterpiece A Separation — you should simply get yourself to Farhadi's ...

  • It's tempting to suggest that if you have any interest in Iranian film in general, or in particular Asghar Farhadi -- the director and writer of that shred-your-heart masterpiece A Separation -- you should simply get yourself to Farhadi's...

  • 14 days ago | Film Reviews

    Did you know there's a new family-audience feature film that implies God nuked Japan because one plucky American moppet dared to dream? That's no exaggeration.