Bilge Ebiri is the principal film critic at the Village Voice. His work also appears in LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
19 hours ago | Film and TV
Though it’s been assembled from all types of footage over many years, Minding the Gap is visually mesmerizing, and the fact that the director belongs to this subculture turns the film’s style into a kind of philosophical stance
2 days ago | Film Reviews
The case turns, at first, on a tricky legal question: Did this man commit a robbery and then a murder, or did he murder his victim and then happen to take his wallet?
Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Third Murder has more genre flair than the typical Kore-eda effort, but it's still his work through and through — patient, observant, humanist. The film opens with a factory worker, Misumi (Koji Yakusho),...
Longitudinal in its ambitions, Bing Liu's doc Minding the Gap follows the lives of three close friends, all skaters in the depressed Rust Belt town of Rockford, Illinois. The trio have known each other since they were little kids. None of...
10 days ago | Film Reviews
Based on a crazy true story (or, as an opening title puts it, “some fo’ real, fo’ real shit”), BlacKkKlansman follows the efforts of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), an African-American detective in the Colorado Springs police force
Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman is a tonal roller coaster, and therein lies much of its unique power. It's alternately comic, heroic, tragic, horrifying, ridiculous, dead serious, clear-eyed and confused; it shifts into moments of documentary...