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.
Fall of the House of Rather: ‘Truth’ Traces the Journalistic Misdeeds That Brought Down an Anchor Rather Than a Bush35 minutes ago | Film and TV
The most effective scene in James Vanderbilt's brisk, outraged Truth is one that will be familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a room where editors and reporters are breaking down an investigative story. The reporters — here, 60 Minutes researche...
50 minutes ago | Film and TV
More a woozy experience you press through than an ethnographic study you watch, Khalik Allah's hour-long non-narrative street-life doc Field Niggas stands as the most striking sort of urban portraiture. It's an eye-opener where you're not always s...
1 hour ago | Film and TV
Here's a scary story for you. Somewhere in Hollywood, a cabal of producers are forever zombie-ing up the corpses of long-dead licensed properties, ever hopeful that you will continue to throw your money at familiar trademarked characters even as t...
They could have called it The FBI Sting That Got Blown When the Target Googled an Informant's Phone Number. The war on terror bumbles home in Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe's amusing and dismaying portrait of incompetence and...
It's blood in the streets in this arresting and immediate documentary portrait of the Maidan protests in Kiev that, in the winter of 2014, forced Viktor Yanukovych, then president of the Ukraine, to flee to Russia. Yanukovych had once before been...
The theorists tell us that stories are how we organize our understanding of our lives, that narrative structure guides us in assigning meaning to the vagaries of existence. As a documentarian, Alex Sichel (All Over Me) is more used than...