Chuck Wilson is a regular film contributor 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 and Dallas Observer.
The lifelong friendship between French painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and novelist Émile Zola (Guillaume Canet) centers this beautifully produced but dramatically wobbly epic. As the film tells it, Cézanne rescued...
26 days ago | Film and TV
Life is in the details, and the remarkable yet frustrating eight-part miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan, of which four episodes have aired so far, is at its best when it captures the quiet textures of a given day: Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), wakin...
Brad (Anthony Rapp), 42, of Schenectady, New York, doesn't get any hits when he joins a gay dating site, but when he impulsively changes his locale to Jamaica, he's suddenly inundated with boyfriend offers from sexy young Jamaican men. Yenny...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Movie actors intend no less than to live forever, a goal that seems likely for the ever-likable, endlessly surprising Bill Paxton, who died last weekend at age 61 from complications following heart surgery. (Too damn soon.) No softie, Paxton creat...
In the second summer after the 2012 mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary, residents put on a show starring local children and teens. In the slightly uneven yet deeply affecting documentary Midsummer in Newtown,...
4 months ago | Film and TV
Near the end of Underworld, the 2003 film that launched the popular (and profitable) horror franchise, Viktor (Bill Nighy), king of the vampires, tries to kill the werewolf (a.k.a. Lycan) lover of his protégé, Selene (Kate Beckinsale), and she is ...