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>.
6 days ago | Film and TV
Strong Island premieres on Netflix on September 15. The tragic truth remains that all it takes in America for a white person to get away with killing a black person is for the white person to convince the right people — a judge, a jury, a prosecut...
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's cheeringly low-key debut, Home Again, offers proof that someone making movies understands what Hollywood has in Reese Witherspoon. I hope this star and this new writer-director make a habit of pairing up. Witherspoon...
Netflix’s Fire Chasers Offers a Stunning Immersion Into the Ranks of the Firefighters Saving California13 days ago | Film and TV
Fire Chasers premieres September 8 on Netflix. The greatest surprise is the beauty. The gripping new Netflix documentary series Fire Chasers opens with visions of orange-and-black hell, of ash and apocalypse, of California homes and trees and hori...
14 days ago | Film and TV
Is there a more telling symptom of the sickness afflicting studio filmmaking right now than the fact that there aren't more good Reese Witherspoon comedies out there? In eras past, a hit could be built more years than not around a star like her. S...
In one sense, Steven Spielberg's 1977 UFO bliss-out, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is reprehensible. It is, after all, the story of a daydreamer dad (Richard Dreyfuss) who leaves his family for worlds unknown as he continually trades...
21 days ago | Film and TV
In one sense, Steven Spielberg’s 1977 UFO bliss-out, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is reprehensible. It is, after all, the story of a daydreamer dad (Richard Dreyfuss) who leaves his family for worlds unknown as he continually trades in one ...