Alan Scherstuhl

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  • There's some winsome soul out there who will find this indie folk-scene romance just the thing: Johnny Flynn sings passionate songs penned by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, while Anne Hathaway beams, delicate as the inner ear of a butterfly,...

  • Twitter is doublestuffed with check-your-privilege messages for entitled men, but I've rarely seen one as potent as this singular line from Nuri Bilge Ceylan's out-of-time masterwork Winter Sleep, a Chekhovian drama of marriage and class...

  • In the teen horror film Dark Summer, screenwriter Mike Le delivers a novel way to keep a protagonist in a haunted house: Put him under house arrest. Daniel (Keir Gilchrist), who's so into hacker chic that he's got ones and zeroes painted...

  • 12 days ago | Film and TV

    Here's the pipsqueak who has hauled himself up into a sharp-dressed leading man. Here's the comic who's boundlessly inventive in his swearing but also suave and commanding in pursuit of love, the motormouth horndog who yawps about like a puppy on ...

  • This sprawling epic of Indian crime families runs for five hours and covers some 70 years of tough guys, vengeance, and wives who smile prettily when courted but then mostly only turn up to scream in childbirth and/or demand separation. Director...

  • Genevieve Bailey's I Am Eleven travels the world, pointing the camera at 11-year-olds and just letting the kids rip. She favors contrasts over context, presenting her subjects in a restless montage that never lets up.

    The thoughts...