Alan Scherstuhl is film editor and writer 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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly>.
56 minutes ago | Film and TV
Here’s a kiddo’s quest to define a self, in this case the descent of young Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) into a land of the dead inspired by Dia de los Muertos celebrations
14 hours ago | Film and TV
This is the first time a Marvel TV show has stunned me: Why in the era of binge-able continued-narrative TV series would the producers kill dead their momentum
24 hours ago | Film and TV
The drama is mostly interior, and Washington’s quiet performance tends to reveal the jittery surface rather than the tortured soul
The writer/director Dan Gilroy's Roman J. Israel, Esq. is quite fearlessly obvious, a character piece about precisely what it announces in its opening seconds. The film opens in a fit of melodrama, with Washington's Israel -- a stammering,...
14 days ago | Film and TV
For all its quiet fury, Alias Grace is above all else a superior dramatic mystery.
Covering just a couple of years of a president's life, and building to the climactic passage of significant legislation, Rob Reiner's LBJ is assembled on the chassis of Lincoln but rather than soul, it runs on flop sweat. Despite...