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>.
Babak Jalali's soulful ex-pat broadcast comedy, Radio Dreams, starts low-key, all gray-blue tints and amusingly glum poetry, and ends someplace even lower, with one primary character's thoughts turning, as thoughts too often do in San...
8 days ago | Film and TV
In February of 1995 Charlton Heston called Rush Limbaugh’s radio program to read from Jurassic Park – the book, not the movie. In his best Old Testament boom, Heston declaimed a speech about man’s hubris that Michael Crichton had written for Dr. I...
The setup of Kirsten Tan's contemplative journeys-with-an-elephant comedy is commonplace. In middle age, an architect feels out of step with his industry and lost in his marriage, so he seizes an unlikely memory from his past, from a time when...
17 days ago | Film Reviews
Maudie is hit-or-miss, but you’ll probably bawl anyway. Its creators have elected to dramatize nothing but the things that traditional narrative features usually botch. The film, directed by Aisling Walsh, surveys the life of a beloved artist, Nov...
18 days ago | Film Reviews
Most hero stories dating back to Achilles are fantasies of power, of the world made right through violence. What sets Spider-Man apart, outside his joyous bouncing through New York City, is that his stories are also fantasies of responsibility. Ra...
Maudie is hit-or-miss, but you'll probably bawl anyway. Its creators have elected to dramatize nothing but the things that traditional narrative features usually botch. The film, directed by Aisling Walsh, surveys the life of a beloved...