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 and Dallas Observer.

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  • If an implausible scenario is finely enough executed, viewers' willingness to suspend disbelief will kick in and they'll go almost anywhere the filmmaker takes them. Writer-director Chase Mohseni isn't nimble enough a director to finesse his...

  • "[A sense of] wonder is central to what it means to be human," says one of the interview subjects in Love Thy Nature, an earnest call to arms written and directed by Sylvie Rokab. As with many documentaries imploring us to respect the...

  • The issue of sex trafficking is so serious, a horror whose global reach is so staggering, that it feels churlish to do anything but praise projects shining a light on it. But Sold, written by Joseph Kwong and Jeffrey Brown (who also...

  • With anti–LGBT rights legislation sweeping the country (recent grim news from Georgia and North Carolina is only the tip of the iceberg,) it's become glaringly obvious that increased social visibility has made the trans community a special...

  • The third act of writer-director Nelson Kim's Someone Else eases into a Russian-doll dreamscape where dreams inside of dreams inside of dreams destabilize any sense of reality and force viewers into a reconsideration of everything that has...

  • The criminally handled water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has led to a slew of articles about other deadly water sources in poor communities across the country, the implication being that more Flint-like scenarios are unfolding at this very moment....

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