Alan Scherstuhl

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  • Here are the ingredients of most of today's lefty issues docs: doom, doom, Koch brothers, Monsanto, doom, CNN clips, doom, upbeat guitars and the promise that everything can change if we just get involved. Andrew Morgan's The True Cost...

  • A romance about wanting to see a romance, a comic tragedy about an onlooker willing something tragic, Anne Fontaine's Flaubert-inspired meta-pleasure Gemma Bovery takes as its subject the act of watching the lives around us —...

  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    Poltergeist 2015 is to Poltergeist '82 what today's shipped-frozen-to-the-store Pizza Hut dough is to the kneaded-on-site pies the chain's stoned cooks tossed in the Reagan era. It's the same kind of thing, with the same shape and some shared ingr...

  • Poltergeist 2015 is to Poltergeist '82 what today's shipped-frozen-to-the-store Pizza Hut dough is to the kneaded-on-site pies the chain's stoned cooks tossed in the Reagan era. It's the same kind of thing, with the same shape and...

  • Ridley Scott's Alien steeped us in H.R. Giger's hellscapes. Now Dark Star does too, with something of Scott's patience. Director Belinda Sallin's camera noses through the Swiss surrealist's house and across his canvases, idling over...

  • 16 days ago | Film Reviews

    Maybe we contain multitudes, and maybe we contain a couple great splashes of primary color. With one arm stretched high above his head, puppeteer Caroll Spinney has spent the last several decades embodying the warmest of yellows and grimiest of gr...