Pete Vonder Haar
Pete Vonder Haar is a regular film contributor 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 and Dallas Observer.
9 hours ago | Film and TV
It's hard out there for a TV comedy fan. That's the case for network television, at least. Before All in the Family altered the TV comedy landscape, most sitcoms hewed closely to the formula of solving minor annoyances in 22 minutes (with the occa...
22 hours ago | Film and TV
The fear that our actions are not our own, or at the very least are being guided and observed by sinister forces, isn't new. The ubiquity of social media combined with our apparently abysmal attention spans makes it perhaps more plausible than eve...
2 months ago | Film and TV
If we can credit any director with upholding the legacy of Hong Kong crime cinema in the age of American action-movie dominance, it’s Johnnie To. Unlike contemporaries who’ve lapsed into semi-retirement (Ringo Lam) or turned increasingly to histor...
5 months ago | Film and TV
Vaxxed, the new “documentary” about the alleged connection between vaccines and autism, is directed by Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor responsible for duping untold thousands of parents into believing vaccinations could give their children ...
Big-budget action epics might be the current norm, but there's something to be said for the slow burn. Enter Standoff, which delivers pretty much what its title advertises.
Bird (Ella Ballentine) is something of an obsessive photo bug...
7 months ago | Film and TV
Big-budget action epics might be the current norm, but there's something to be said for the slow burn. Enter Standoff, which delivers pretty much what its title advertises. Bird (Ella Ballentine) is something of an obsessive photo bug (for reasons...