Calum Marsh

 

Calum Marsh 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 and Dallas Observer.

Latest Stories

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Orenthal James Simpson always seemed a singular figure. Hardly anybody got where he got or did what he did. Certainly nobody got away with it. But of course it isn’t just the man who fascinates: It’s the image. This he shares in common with every ...

  • Ran is not an English title but a Japanese one, roughly translating to "confusion" or "chaos" -- the chaos, critics have long understood, of the film's erratic, turbulent war. It isn't difficult to imagine the production itself overwhelmed...

  • 5 years ago | Film Reviews

    With the year in moviegoing now a thing of the past — and critics have drawn up their best-of lists — it seems time at last to look ahead. Here are the 10 films to get excited about over the year to come. Jauja: Revered Argentine filmm...

  • Perhaps Ruben Östlund's most sophisticated thought experiment yet, the provocative and wise Force Majeure is a penetrating study of that most ludicrous of social pretenses — masculinity, toxic and ubiquitous. Östlund takes...

  • In 1985, philanthropist Stan Brock founded Remote Area Medical, a charity intended, according to the title card that opens Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman's exceptional documentary, "to bring free medical care to inaccessible regions of the...

  • 6 years ago | Film Reviews

    Ruben Östlund makes films the way sociologists devise thought experiments: by posing a hypothesis and thinking fully through its consequences. The Swedish director's previous feature, 2011's Play, follows a group of black teenagers in Gothenb...

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