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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
3 days ago | Film and TV
A while back I cracked a dumb joke about all our presidential candidates being corrupt. My wife hit back with this: "You're a JibJab!" She referred, of course, to the animated viral sensations of America circa 2005 or 2008, the once wildly popular...
Stranger Things Is the Best-Ever Miniseries Adaptation of a Horror Novel (Even if That Novel Doesn’t Exist)4 days ago | Film and TV
Like the real 1980s, Stranger Things gets more unsettling as it goes. The opening episode of the Netflix show, created by the Duffer Brothers, gives us swear-y, scruffy kids playing D&D and then, beneath a lavish suburban starscape, encounteri...
"I hate these fuckin' interviews," Robert Frank says just a few moments into Laura Israel's Don't Blink, a vigorous documentary surveying the career and life of the photographer/filmmaker/one-man Beat happening. That clip, from midway...
9 days ago | Film and TV
Here's a story you might have missed a few weeks back, what with the country collapsing. In late June, at Dallas' Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 30 aspirational souls received burn treatment after walking over hot coals at a Tony Robbins ...
The late Polish master Andrzej Żuławski's final feature comes 16 years after its predecessor. His farewell zips along with his whims and rages, pitting louche young bucks Witold (Jonathan Genet) and Fuks (Johan Libéreau)...
25 days ago | Film Reviews
At last, a Hollywood reimagining with a point. David Yates' two-fisted pulp-studies spree The Legend of Tarzan doesn't just update Edgar Rice Burroughs' white-boy jungle-bro for our age of heightened sensitivities and bit rates. It interrogates th...