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Alan Scherstuhl

Alan Scherstuhl

Alan Scherstuhl is film editor and writer at the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press,and Dallas Observer.

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  • Lording over the colonies is all bore and bother for the queen in Stephen Frears' sumptuous yet centerless Victoria & Abdul. The film dramatizes Queen Victoria's spirited friendship with Abdul Karim, a charming clerk from northern India...

  • Julia Solomonoff's third feature finds the accomplished Argentine director in a naturalistic year-in-the-life mode, examining the somewhat aimless expatriate life of a Buenos Aires soap opera hunk in Brooklyn and Manhattan. As in her 2009 film,...

  • In Stronger, David Gordon Green's drama about resilience and trauma after the Boston Marathon bombing, the unthinkable occurs in a nicely downplayed scene, the explosion presented as it might have been if you were there, terror booming...

  • 6 days ago | Film Reviews

    Darren Aronofsky's Mother! is so much movie that critics April Wolfe and Alan Scherstuhl have elected to sync up Pacific Rim-style to take it on. Warning: The discussion below delves right into what we might call spoilers if a movie like Mother! c...

  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    There’s no delicate way to say this, so I’ll just spit it out. I spent the first 10 minutes of Stronger, David Gordon Green’s eventually potent drama of trauma and recovery, trying to work out whether star Jake Gyllenhaal was intending to suggest ...

  • In Stronger, David Gordon Green's drama about resilience and trauma after the Boston Marathon bombing, the unthinkable occurs in a nicely downplayed scene, the explosion presented as it might have been if you were there, terror booming...

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