Ernest Hardy

Ernest Hardy 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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

Latest Stories

  • Director Amy Berg's documentary on the sexual, psychological, and financial exploitation at the core of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) is grim but riveting viewing, a layered commentary on this country's...

  • The latest entry in the evergreen nature horror genre (Jaws, Arachnophobia, Piranha), David Hackl's Into the Grizzly Maze -- not to be confused with the similarly named and -themed Grizzly, from 1976 -- is steeped in clichés,...

  • Hungover, swigging from a cellphone-shaped flask, and not properly reverential toward the sanctity of motherhood, thirtysomething Ruth (Sonja Bennett) ruins a friend's baby shower and gets cast out of her circle of friends, all of whom are...

  • The soundtrack for Electric Slide oozes throwback Eighties cool: Suicide, X, Gang of Four, Psychedelic Furs, Depeche Mode. The music has a gloriously dark sheen and undeniable pulse. The film itself, despite being based on a...

  • "Jesus Christ was the only muthafucka who couldn't be bought, and they crucified him," says one of the interview subjects in Angus Macqueen and Guillermo Galdos's compelling but ultimately unfulfilling documentary on Mexican drug cartel legend...

  • Yoga's journey from 5,000-year-old spiritual practice to means to achieving flat abs and tight glutes encapsulates the interlocked processes of cultural appropriation, ravenous capitalism, and the Western ability to reduce everything to a trend....

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