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.
New Doc Reminds Us That the Earliest Climate-Change Scientists Have Been Sounding the Alarm for Decades3 days ago | Film and TV
Here's a new variation on the despairing climate-change doc: Luc Jacquet's Antarctica: Ice and the Sky showcases a scientist who has been sounding the alarm about carbon emissions and the melting ice caps for so long that now he's well over eighty...
4 days ago | Film and TV
“The pain drips from the walls,” a young woman says, speaking to her interviewer, the filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei, from one of the dozens of bunk beds in the common sleeping room of a girls' “correction and rehabilitation center” near Tehran. One of...
6 days ago | Film and TV
Like its subject, the man who took McDonald’s from a single burger shop to a globe-straddling child-fattener, John Lee Hancock's The Founder can't stop selling. The first fast-food kitchen, set up in 1953 by the solemn McDonald brothers in San Ber...
9 days ago | Film and TV
Despite his reputation, M. Night Shyamalan has never lived and died by the twist. His best films, like Unbreakable or even last year's cheerily nasty wicked-grandparents thriller The Visit, work first as accomplished, emotionally engaging suspense...
10 days ago | Film and TV
Almost all of the history of American movies flows into Steven Spielberg, and the movies that have come since can't help but be in response. As a storyteller and as a cultural figure, his closest antecedent isn't John Ford or David Lean, but Dicke...
11 days ago | Film and TV
“Yes, you're recreating something,” says Jim Fryer, a trombonist in Vince Giordano’s fiery throwback jazz orchestra the Nighthawks. “But you're trying to recreate something so vividly that it's alive now.” Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards' doc Vinc...