Alan Scherstuhl

Alan Scherstuhl

Alan Scherstuhl is film editor and writer 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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • Grown-ups may wince, but Paul Dalio's earnest, ambitious manic-poet romance Touched With Fire is a gift to the young and passionately creative, to the brains-a-poppin' kids caught up in invention and each other and the invention of...

  • It's blood in the streets in this arresting and immediate documentary portrait of the Maidan protests in Kiev that, in the winter of 2014, forced Viktor Yanukovych, then president of the Ukraine, to flee to Russia. Yanukovych had once before been...

  • Perhaps the best film yet set against the mess of the ongoing Middle Eastern wars, Tobias Lindholm's latest is a scrupulous, unglamorized examination of battlefield decision-making -- and its potentially devastating impacts, both there and back...

  • Deadpool is his film's own junky, retrograde RiffTrack, cracking endlessly about balls and gayness, about burn victims and 90s bands and the conventions of superhero movies. Marvel comics' "merc with a mouth" is a sort of shock-jock Spider-Man,...

  • 6 days ago | Film and TV

    Grown-ups may wince, but Paul Dalio's earnest, ambitious manic-poet romance Touched With Fire is a gift to the young and passionately creative, to the brains-a-poppin' kids caught up in invention and each other and the invention of each other. You...

  • 7 days ago | Film and TV

    A guy I grew up with had the superpower to make anything dirty. No matter what you'd say to him, he'd manage to make it about his dick, or about anal sex, or about how girls — so he had heard — smelled like fish. I asked him what he...

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