With the news that Paul Feig is going to reboot Ghostbusters with an all-female cast, we wonder on this week's Voice Film Club podcast what it would be like if they re-did another '80s classic: Young Guns. We then move onto the latest Brad Pitt World War II movie, Fury, which is ultra violent. Amy N ... More >>
Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice, along with LA Weekly's Amy Nicholson, open this week's podcast with a brief discussion of Twin Peaks, which comes back to TV via a series on Showtime in 2016, and move onto The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, and then ... More >>
Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice, along with LA Weekly's Amy Nicholson, talk about one of the big movies of the year, Gone Girl, which opens in about 3,000 U.S. theaters on Friday, but the trio also makes room for lesser-known films like The Blue Room, Men, Women & Childre ... More >>
As Bob McCall in The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays a regular Joe who turns into an eye-gouging, brain-drilling nightmare for Boston's Russian mob. At first Washington "toodles about a Home Depot-like store, helping customers, decked out in New Balance shoes and jeans so last-century you'll be l ... More >>
Here are a few street-level signs that summer's over in New York.
Special guest Inkoo Kang, film critic at TheWrap and news editor at Indiewire's Women and Hollywood blog, joins Alan Scherstuhl of the Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of the LAWeekly to discuss a variety of topics on this very big podcast, including: The Maze Runner, what it's like interviewing dire ... More >>
The Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, just back from the Venice Film Festival, discuss the stand-out movies she saw on this week's episode, and the duo also makes room for Tim Sutton's Memphis, which showed last year at the festival and is now in theaters now. Back in New Yor ... More >>
Why did so few people see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For over the weekend? That and other topics are discussed in this week's edition of the Voice Film Club podcast with the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, joined as always by Amy Nicholson of the L.A. Weekly via the magic of th ... More >>
Found footage horror movie As Above, So Below follows a team of urban explorers into the catacombs beneath Paris, home to "200 miles of tunnels right underneath our feet!" as announced in the trailer by Perdita Weeks, who plays urban archeology student Scarlett Marlowe. "Holding the remains of six m ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly sift through the smoldering pile of action movie that is the Expendables 3 and discuss which star has the most surprising scenes. Amy and Stephanie talk about Love is ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly remember Robin Williams, who died on Monday. He was 63. They also recommend We Are Mari Pepa, a slight movie about growing up punk in Mexico, the Daniel Radcliffe and ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly discuss Woody Allen's latest, Magic in the Moonlight, and revisit Get on Up and Guardians of the Galaxy, and finally, touch on the new documentary The Dog. [Subscribe ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club episode, film critics Alan Scherstuhl, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek recommend seeing Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12:00) and Richard Linklater's Boyhood (20:00), a movie filmed over twelve years with the same cast. [Subscribe to the Voice Film ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club episode, film critics Alan Scherstuhl, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek race through the latest (and the most terrible) Transformers movie (2:01), Earth to Echo (13:14), and Tammy (16:30). They then discuss Life Itself (21:54), a film about the life of the late R ... More >>
On this week's episode of the Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, along with L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, discuss rom-com Begin Again (2:26), starring the always-interesting Mark Ruffalo. They also talk about the biting rom-com parody They C ... More >>
The Fault in Our Stars made heaps of money at the box office, and film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek wonder if a recent piece declaring that adults should feel ashamed to read young adult novels has any weight to it. They also talk about The Immigrant and film critic Amy Nicholson j ... More >>
Filmmaker Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West hit theaters recently and on this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, with L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson, talk about his generally offensive body of work. Also on this week's po ... More >>
Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson recommend Neighbors (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron) and Godzilla (Bryan Cranston, Godzilla) and are joined by special guest, James Beard Award-winning L.A. Weekly restaurant critic Besha Rodell, who discusses the ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film club podcast, L.A. Weekly chief film critic Amy Nicholson, Village Voice film critic 'Stephanie Zacharek and Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl discuss two movies opening this weekend, including the James Franco'd Palo Alto, which we fully recommend, and the latest version o ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, film critics Alan Scherstuhl, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek defend movies that most critics hate, namely Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, War Horse and Alpha Dog. We also recommend a few new films, including Blue Ruin, Fading Gigolo and Next Goal W ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, it's all about Scarlett Johansson, who has two movies coming out this week at opposite ends of the commercial spectrum: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin and Anthony and Joe Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
First-time filmmakers take on the silver screen
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson admits her surprise at actually enjoying Wes Anderson's latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and discusses her recent longform piece on the death of the romantic comedy. The Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephan ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson are joined by the Washington, D.C.-based critic Chris Klimek, a contributor to the Voice, NPR, Washington City Paper, and The Dissolve. (Voice film critic the pod's co-host Stephanie Z ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics begin by honoring the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who tragically died on Sunday at the age of 46. Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl, after calling Hoffman "one of the best actors the screen has ever known," goes on to explain wh ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics kick things off with something of a "potpourri segment," to borrow a phrase from Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl. Echoing a common sentiment in the movie world, Scherstuhl describes the month of January as a "grim, featureless lands ... More >>
Before you run out to see one of the several movies opening on this Christmas Day 2013, listen to this very special Voice Film Club podcast: Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl runs point while Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson run down their top 10 movies ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics talk about Spike Jonze's Her and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in addition to the wave of films all coming out before the year's over. Listen to it on iTunes or below on Soundcloud:
This week, this paper's film critics Alan Scherstul, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek discuss David O. Russell's American Hustle, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Disney's Saving Mr. Banks. They also recommend Despicable Me 2, the late Paul Walker's Hours and Compliance.
Download this week's Voice Film Club podcast before you get on the plane or maybe listen to it on your way to a restaurant where you'll eat turkey and get a little drunk on red wine."I was appalled and disappointed," says Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek of Spike Lee's Oldboy on this wee ... More >>
As comment-thread haters love to point out, often with the capslock on, most film critics would prove incapable of creating good movies themselves. Perhaps in honor of that truth, the upstart web-site Existimatum trusts its reviews of movie reviewer's reviews to a most exclusive coterie: people who ... More >>
Meanwhile Tom Hanks is just so noble in Captain Phillips
Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
Angry link-aggregatin' shithole FoxNation.com is the website of choice for white people who can't get through the day without saying "I'm not racist, but here's the problem with [INSERT OTHER RACE HERE]." Most days, the site's main page offers a couple dozen misleading or made-up headlines designe ... More >>
This screengrab was snapped by our own Alan Scherstuhl from the FoxNation blog at 2 a.m. -- several hours after Governor Mitt Romney conceded defeat in last night's presidential election.It came roughly four hours after precisely none of these predictions came true.Wishful thinking?To quote Alan, "D ... More >>
Today's NYFF update: Alan Scherstuhl on Kinshasa Kids, a vital, urgent film on the main slate. Kinshasa Kids Directed by Marc-Henri Wajnbergos Screens Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12 "The white man's filming!" a cop complains early in Kinshasa Kids, sharking toward the camera as the vi ... More >>
Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>