Alan Scherstuhl

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  • 6 days ago | Film Reviews

    "When someone's off balance, that's the best time to hit someone," Jim Gaffigan says in Kevin Pollak's breezy, chatty Misery Loves Comedy, a documentary that asks many comics big questions about the dispositions of comics — but doesn't often enoug...

  • Did you know that there's a new family-audience feature film that implies God nuked Japan because one plucky American moppet dared to dream? That's no exaggeration. In the summer of 1945, the kid stands on a California dock, points his fingers...

  • "When someone's off balance, that's the best time to hit someone," Jim Gaffigan says in Kevin Pollak's chatty Misery Loves Comedy, a documentary that asks many comics big questions about the dispositions of comics -- but doesn't often...

  • 13 days ago | Film Reviews

    The trolling is coming from inside the house! Mere emojis can't capture the plugged-in joys of the first hour or so of haunted-Internet teen flick Unfriended, which knifes with dexterous wit The Way We Live Now. Here's a clutch of horny high schoo...

  • The trolling is coming from inside the house! Mere emojis can't capture the plugged-in joys of the first hour or so of haunted-internet teen flick Unfriended, which knives with dexterous wit The Way We Live Now. Here's a clutch of horny...

  • Truth in film takes another jolly beating in Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom, a documentary-like nature flick with the last-century chutzpah to pass off its marvelous footage of the life of a single-mom macaque as a full-fledged princess...