Sam Weisberg

 

Sam Weisberg is a regular film contributor at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice.

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  • "If I get angry enough, I'll live," Frank Serpico, the NYPD undercover cop and outspoken opponent of police corruption, said to himself as he lay dying after a botched 1971 drug deal bust-up. Made legendary by Al Pacino's portrayal in Sidney...

  • In David Leveaux's engrossing historical fiction adaptation, The Exception, Christopher Plummer imbues the role of Kaiser Wilhelm II -- known to be notoriously humorless -- with a twinkly-eyed prankishness. It's a truly mercurial...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    Nancy Buirski’s By Sidney Lumet opens with the late filmmaker reflecting on his witnessing, as a young man, the rape of an underage girl by a group of soldiers on a train. Lumet was permanently haunted by the incident; what’s left unclear, until t...

  • Nancy Buirski's By Sidney Lumet opens with the late filmmaker reflecting on his witnessing, as a young man, the rape of an underage girl by a group of soldiers on a train. Lumet was permanently haunted by the incident; what's left unclear,...

  • Derrick Borte's London Town works overtime to warm the cockles of your heart. It's extremely likable, but sentimental is the last thing a tale about growing up poor and angry in working-class, late-1970s England should strive to...

  • Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 surfing-and-bank-robbing actioner Point Break remains a deliriously improbable good time. (Valley boy Keanu Reeves as a serious FBI agent? Buddhist surfers doubling as violent thieves?) It has a slew of champions,...

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