3 days ago | Film and TV
The upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is one of the best music docs Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek has ever seen, and she explains why to Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and LA Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson this week. Also ...
9 days ago | Film and TV
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the LA Weekly's Amy Nicholson and the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl in New York disagree on just about everything in Ted 2 — except that it has a few very funny moments — but only after revisiting the impr...
17 days ago | Film and TV
Part of what makes writer-director Rick Famuyiwa's Dope so fresh and joyous is that in many key ways it's not new at all. Like Dazed & Confused or The Breakfast Club, this is a film about just how weird the extraordinarily normal kids are — ki...
23 days ago | Film and TV
In this episode: Jurassic World capably stomps, roars, and awes, and the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy reveals much about the tortured Beach Boy via two talented actors: Paul Dano as a young Wilson and John Cusack as an older version. (Be s...
1 month ago | Film and TV
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, along with Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly, praise the latest Melissa McCarthy comedy, Spy: "She plays a real woman who reacts like a real woman would,"...
1 month ago | Farmers Markets
Farmers markets have been in Los Angeles for decades, long before the trend took off nationally. (The pioneering Santa Monica market, a favorite among local chefs, started in 1981.) As anyone knows who frequents the dozens of markets all over this...