Ernest Hardy

Ernest Hardy 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, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

Latest Stories

  • Here's a character- and dialogue-driven drama in which the characters are stock and the dialogue creaky ("Everything has an expiration date," one says, in one of many philosophical moments.) Dweeby guy Martin (Ian Hutton), a loser with the...

  • A gorgeous, taut yoga instructor whose internal dialogue runs along the lines of "We have the ability every day to choose peace within every posture, every breath and every moment of our lives," May (Jessica Biel) has never experienced real peace...

  • Historically, trans representation on the pop culture landscape has been largely grim — tragic figures relegated to the sidelines of hetero (and queer) life, doomed to death, insanity or both. The recent increase in trans visibility, in...

  • For decades now, critics and filmgoers alike have used horror films as tea leaves to reveal what lurks in the collective unconsciousness. If director Eli Morgan Gesner's gross-out flick Condemned is given such a reading, what does it tell...

  • “My mission is really to capture what it means to be African,” says a secondary character, a fledgling filmmaker, early in Ayanda. “I feel like we’ve been completely misrepresented. It’s not all civil wars.” Anchoring the film’s...

  • In both the popular and historical imagination, Afghanistan has been a country caught in a loop of repeated invasions, war, and fractured identity, at the mercy of whoever is occupying it at the moment. Frame by Frame, about a post-Soviet,...

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