Alan Scherstuhl

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  • Here's the ingredients of most of today's lefty issues docs: doom, doom, Koch brothers, Monsanto, doom, CNN clips, doom, upbeat guitars and the promise that everything can change if we just get involved. Andrew Morgan's The True Cost...

  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    Poltergeist 2015 is to Poltergeist '82 what today's shipped-frozen-to-the-store Pizza Hut dough is to the kneaded-on-site pies the chain's stoned cooks tossed in the Reagan era. It's the same kind of thing, with the same shape and some shared ingr...

  • Poltergeist 2015 is to Poltergeist '82 what today's shipped-frozen-to-the-store Pizza Hut dough is to the kneaded-on-site pies the chain's stoned cooks tossed in the Reagan era. It's the same kind of thing, with the same shape and...

  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    Maybe we contain multitudes, and maybe we contain a couple of great splashes of primary colors. With one arm stretched high above his head, puppeteer Caroll Spinney has spent decades embodying the warmest of yellows and grimiest of greens, playing...

  • The friends and colleagues toasting Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney in I Am Big Bird argue that Oscar the Grouch is the yang to Spinney's Big Bird yin -- that they're opposites contained within one complex man. A home-movie...

  • 14 days ago | Film Reviews

    You might want to protest that a sparkling new print of Grey Gardens violates the point of Grey Gardens. But if you feel strongly about it — or if you've never had the chance to witness the Fall of the House of Beale on a big screen — there's no...