Alan Scherstuhl is film editor at The Village Voice. He also covers books, music, and other matters for the Voice, in addition to writing Studies in Crap, his ongoing humor column about bizarre books and ephemera found at junkshops.
10 hours ago | Film and TV
St. Louis has long called itself the "Gateway to the West," but that town and its surrounding Ozarks might more accurately be the Mustache of the South, a much larger thing's mostly presentable upper tip that nonetheless always has a few crumbs in...
2 days ago | Concerts
View image | gettyimages.com In the December 1989 issue of Details, then a magazine of downtown style and culture, a host of artists, writers, and celebrities answered questions about the future: “What do you think the 90s will be like?” asked the...
Forget the sleek skyscrapers, flying cars, or holo-phone tech. What you really need to know about the near future of Jennifer Phang's daring and accomplished science fiction drama Advantageous comes from what a mother and daughter overhear...
Benicio del Toro looms on the poster for Escobar: Paradise Lost in full hollow-eyed mustachioed grandeur, his deadly visage filling the sky above a teensy image of a white dude running along with a gun. What a surprise, then, to discover...
This welcome doc of crime and injustice serves as a fleet, compelling inquest into what went wrong in the prosecutions -- yes, plural -- of two men, years apart, for the 1982 murders of Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard in Chicago's Washington...
6 days ago | Film and TV
Ted 2 is very funny, in some ways even useful. One hilarious scene will kill terrible suggestion-based shortform improv comedy dead, so thank you, Seth MacFarlane. It's also detestable even as it's charming and ingratiating. The laughs come so oft...