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.
1 day ago | Film Reviews
Pike’s Colvin is haunted by visions of carnage she has seen, sometimes imagining that her London home is a bombed-out shell of itself, that a little girl she once saw die is lying in her own bed
4 days ago | Film Reviews
"El Angel" is a crime spree as improvised reverie, one with a subject who is as quick to give away his loot as the director is to make the subtext explicit
4 days ago | Film and TV
From Lee to Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, and many others came the great flowering of ‘60s superheroes, the ones who seemed like human beings in ways that Superman or Batman didn’t.
5 days ago | Film Reviews
It documents with an incisive drabness the group sessions, garbled sermons and general shoddiness of Love in Action, the program that 19-year-old Jared (Lucas Hedges) gets enrolled in by his parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe
The most striking moment in Luis Ortega's El Angel comes early, during what most movies would make into a tense clockwork heist. "I look like my mom when she was young," declares Carlos (Lorenzo Ferro), the criminal protagonist of Ortega's...
Joel Edgerton's Boy Erased centers on a school committed to the opposite of education, a school of cruel ignorance and unlearning, a sort of reverse Hogwarts committed to tearing away each student's singular essence and disgorging into the...