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 >>
Meanwhile Tom Hanks is just so noble in Captain Phillips
Summer 2013 was a strong season for that oft-maligned genre, the romantic comedy. Excellent films like The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies for the most part avoided rom-com cliches, and reinventions like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing made timeless story lines seem fresh. Still other on-s ... More >>
Coming off her appearance in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a film our Stephanie Zacharek described as "godforsaken," Famke Janssen has been having a tough time of it lately. Janssen called the police on Saturday because an intruder broke into her house and left the world's creepiest children's b ... More >>
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Marley & Me, the most popular film in America over the holiday weekend, is an odd take on the contemporary family movie--and not only because Owen Wilson has more chemistry with man's best friend than with co-star Jennifer Aniston. Based on a bestselling nonfiction book (subtitled Life and Love wi ... More >>