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.
The most pleasurably ludicrous highlight of The Boy Next Door comes half an hour in, before the sex and murders and... More >>
The Wedding Ringer's crass and dumb, but Kevin Hart proves why he's Hollywood's comedy king. More >>
This sprawling epic of Indian crime families runs for five hours and covers some 70 years of tough guys, vengeance, and wives who smile... More >>
Classes crash in Paolo Virzi's lashing satiric drama, along with bikes and SUVs and the fortunes and dreams of the haves and the... More >>
Forget its generic title, its breakup setup, and its indie-standard Brooklyn walk-and-talks: Writer/director Desiree Akhavan's Appropriate... More >>
Emerson argued that each flourish and tendril of a work of art has its exact corollary in the mind of the artist, that creative expression is... More >>
The best you can say for toil is that it can fill up enough of a life that you don't have to spend your days thinking about the things you'd... More >>