Alan Scherstuhl is film editor and writer at Voice Media Group and its film partner, the Village Voice. VMG publications include L.A. Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press and Dallas Observer.
2 days ago | Film and TV
Bonnetta and Sniadecki’s Sonora continually reveals itself as something more wild, dangerous and beautiful than you might have expected.
3 days ago | Film and TV
It’s often inspired in its cutting and composition, and Garland (Ex Machina) has crafted sequences of strange splendor, including a too-short cosmic light show.
The last 10 minutes of Joshua Bonnetta and J. P. Sniadecki’s El Mar La Mar observe some distant hills, a plain and an approaching storm. The black and white photography emphasizes the gray weight of the clouds and the far-off lashes of...
Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation might be unfilmable. The visions it stirred in my mind will, of course, look nothing like the ones it stirs in yours, and both beat most of what the creators of Paramount’s adaptation of the novel can...
You may wonder, as The Young Karl Marx unfolds, just why the filmmakers would build to the drafting of the work that would break the old world pretty much the same way the creators of a life-of-the-pop-musician biopic build to the...
5 days ago | Film and TV
Peck is more activist than aesthete, and his aim seems to be to start a popular reconsideration of Marx, a decoupling of his work from the terrors perpetuated by the communist regimes of the 20th century ...