Melissa Anderson

Melissa Anderson is the senior film critic at the Village Voice, for which she first began writing in 2000. Her work also appears in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • As generic and impersonal as a new credit-card offer, Jodie Foster's Money Monster is the latest big-studio production to try to cash in on populist outrage over Wall Street abuses and New Gilded Age inequality. There's a lot of excitable...

  • 17 days ago | Film and TV

    As generic and impersonal as a new credit-card offer, Jodie Foster’s Money Monster is the latest big-studio production to try to cash in on populist outrage over Wall Street abuses and New Gilded Age inequality. There’s a lot of excitable talk abo...

  • 24 days ago | Film and TV

    In an appreciation published in The Guardian a few days after the death of J.G. Ballard, in April 2009, Martin Amis noted that the paragon of New Wave science fiction was “remorselessly visual.” Ben Wheatley’s muddled adaptation of the dystopian 1...

  • 24 days ago | Film and TV

    Even when working from source material crafted by others, Terence Davies, like all singular filmmakers, imprints it with his DNA. At once solemn and lusty, Davies' page-to-screen transfer of Scottish author Lewis Grassic Gibbon's 1932 novel beauti...

  • Luca Guadagnino excels at the unrepentantly grandiose and ludicrous. The Italian director's latest, A Bigger Splash, abounds in sybaritic delights, though here the hedonism awkwardly cedes to a misguided attempt at topical relevance. A...

  • 27 days ago | Film and TV

    Never one to betray the courage of his convictions, Luca Guadagnino excels at the unrepentantly grandiose and ludicrous. The title alone of his previous narrative feature, I Am Love (2009), signaled operatic sweep and loony sincerity, qualities fu...

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