Alan Scherstuhl

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  • 1 day ago | Film Reviews

    The Amazing Randi insists that the public wants to be fooled, that it's easier and more comforting for us not to see unromantic truths — you can see him proclaiming this, a little sadly, in Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom's documentary, An Hones...

  • The Amazing Randi insists that the public wants to be fooled, that it's easier and more comforting for us not to see unromantic truths -- you can see him proclaiming this, a little sadly, in Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom's doc An...

  • If there is a "crisis" among American boys, as you hear during slow news weeks, its cause is pretty straight-up clear: The bored and brutish traits our culture encourages in boys no longer have anything to do with the ones this economy actually...

  • Often, with indie horror flicks, you have to accept that you're watching a demonstration of ingenuity rather than a coherent film: "Here's what I can do with two sets, five actors, and a couple weekends," the directors seem to be telling us....

  • You know how three-quarters of the way through most conventionally plotted movies it looks as if things couldn't get more bleak for the protagonists? Lance Edmands' haunted hard-times drama Bluebird starts at that point and then sinks from...

  • 15 days ago | Film and TV

    American Sniper notwithstanding, the first fresh multiplex trend to emerge in 2015 is Old White Dudes Learning How to Share Their World. First came Kevin Costner in the sour Black or White, playing a coot who discovers that black folks love their ...