Bilge Ebiri is the principal film critic at the Village Voice. Ebiri's work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
3 hours ago | Film and TV
Not long before the surprisingly violent finale of Jonathan Demme's Something Wild (1986), Melanie Griffith's wild-girl-turned-good-girl-turned-complicated-girl, Audrey, asks Charlie (Jeff Daniels), a straight-arrow–Wall Streeter–turned-desperate-...
1 day ago | Film and TV
The intense, surreal new horror film Rupture, in which Noomi Rapace plays a single mother abducted and experimented upon in a mysterious complex, comes from an unlikely source: Steven Shainberg, director of the bizarrely romantic 2002 S&M come...
2 days ago | World News
There have been numerous books of analysis published about contemporary Turkey, but few come close to Kaya Genç’s Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey, published last December, for sheer humanism and breadth of perspective. Inste...
2 days ago | Film and TV
A lively documentary devoted to the kinds of folks about whom documentaries are almost never made, Daniel Raim’s Harold and Lillian looks at the life of storyboard artist and art director Harold Michelson and his wife, researcher and archivist Lil...
3 days ago | Film and TV
Loneliness was the great theme of Jean-Pierre Melville's cinema — not just the romantic loneliness of thieves and cops and lounge singers and spies, but the corrosive loneliness of sociopaths, sadists, men and women who have lost their moral compa...